Cultural Calendar: September 2021

There are some perks to transitioning out of the summer rhythm. With autumn on the horizon, there is a lot to look forward to, including a large swath of new art exhibitions, theatrical performances, and cultural festivals. To spark your imagination, we’ve pulled together a few of the best across globe…



London Design Festival taking place at multiple sites across London

Running September 18th – 26th, 2021


Photo London 2021 at Somerset House in London

Running September 9th – 12th, 2021


Sheila Hicks: Off-Grid at The Hepworth Wakefield in West Yorkshire

Running April 7th – September 25th, 2021




The Armory Show at the Javits Center in New York

Running September 9th – 12th, 2021


Barbara Kruger: Thinking of You. I Mean Me. I Mean You. at the Art Institute of Chicago

Running September 19th, 2021 – January 24th, 2022


Jasper Johns: Mind/Mirror at the Philadelphia Museum of Art and the Whitney Museum of American Art in Philadelphia

Running September 28th and 29th, 2021




Galway International Arts Festival taking place at multiple sites across Galway

Running August 28th – September 18th, 2021


GUEST at Newbridge House, curated by Marysia Wieckiewicz Carroll in County Dublin

Running June 4th – September 19th, 2021




Christo and Jeanne-Claude’s L’Arc de Triomphe, Wrapped in Paris

Running September 18th – October 3rd, 2021


American Surrealism at The Vieille Charité in Marseille

Running May 12th – September 26th, 2021


Georgia O’Keeffe at the Centre Pompidou in Paris

Running September 8th – December 6th, 2021




Tokyo Biennale 2020/2021 taking place at multiple sites across Tokyo

Running July 10th – September 5th, 2021


Hokusai Art Exhibition 2021 at Tokyo Midtown Hall

Running July 22nd – September 17th, 2021


Japanese Landscapes Discovered: Views from and for the Outside World at The National Museum of Modern Art, Kyoto

Running: September 7th – October 31st, 2021




Italian Futurism. From the Collection of Mattioli. Russian Cubo-Futurism. From the Russian Museum and Private Collections in Moscow at the State Russian Museum, St Michael’s Castle in St Petersburg

Running July 16th – October 4th, 2021


Orlando (Ballet by Christian Spuck in Two Acts) at the Bolshoi Theatre in Moscow

Running September 24th – 26th, 2021




Rembrandt in Amsterdam: Creativity and Competition at the National Gallery of Canada in Ottawa

Running: July 16th – September 6th, 2021


Andy Warhol at the Art Gallery of Ontario in Toronto

Running July 21st – October 24th, 2021



Text by Annabel Colterjohn