The Art Guide: Winter 2014

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From galleries to museums to artists, your guide to the latest art news from around the world.

With the 14th annual Art Basel Miami Beach beginning on December 4 (check out our oral history of the art fair below), the recent, highly anticipated reopening of Paris’s Musée Picasso and the buzzy Jeff Koons retrospective at the Whitney Museum of American Art, it's been quite the season for big, news-worthy happenings in the arts. No matter where you are, there's plenty to keep you busy until the end of the year: All around the world, from Alcatraz to Beijing, museums, galleries and other arts institutions are giving us good reason to fill our social calendars—even on the smaller scale (take the first ever showcase of all of artist Louise Bourgeois's famous hanging artworks, for example, or the limited-time, roving installation "You Belong Here," currently afloat in neon on the Mississippi River in New Orleans). Here, we've pulled together the highlights of 2014—many of which remain on-view into 2015—along with guides to hidden gems that will keep you in the know any time of the year. 

Currently on View

Exhibitionism: 5 Art Shows Not to Miss »
Highlight Reel: Art Basel Miami Beach »
Frank Stella in 3D »
Outdoor Public Art to See Now »
Ai Weiwei at Alcatraz »
The David Bowie Exhibit Comes to Chicago »
A Local's Take on Prospect New Orleans Installation You Belong Here »
Off the Wall: The Suspended Sculptures of Louise Bourgeois »

Need to Know

A New Dawn at the Met »
The Picasso Museum Reopens in Paris »
The Art World Responds to the Jeff Koons Retrospective »
The Whitney Museum Launches New Public Art Series »
Chinese Contemporary Art: Q&A with Philip Tinari »
The Harvard Art Museums Reborn »
The Wynwood Effect »
The Next Frontier: Digital Art »
Art Basel Miami: An Oral History »

Departures' Favorites

Miami's Top Private Collections »
America's Best Small Art Museums »
A Public-Art Profile of New York City Street Life »
Bass Museum of Art in 30 Minutes »
107 Minutes Inside the Frank Gehry Retrospective at Paris’s Centre Pompidou »
Top College Art Museums »
National Museum of Contemporary Art, Athens »
The Artful Life »