Airfares to Europe are at historic lows, with flights to London, Paris and Rome for less than $400 return in February. And once you’re done, you’ll find an exceptional list of seasonal shows in European museums.

The Pink Floyd exhibition: their mortal remains at the Museo d’Arte Contemporanea (MACRO) in Rome
Until June 30, 2018

As part of the first collaboration in decades by the remaining members of Pink Floyd, an audio-visual exhibition dedicated to the band’s legacy is touring Europe. After beginnings in London, it is now open in Rome. To cover 50 years of history, more than 350 objects – many of them never before seen – will be on display, including a recreation of the Bedford van used as a passenger vehicle in the mid-1960s, a large-scale structure “The Wall” and an immersive experience of the last performance with the four band members at Live 8 in 2005 with comfortably Numb.

Living with the Gods: People, Places and Worlds Beyond at the British Museum in London
Until April 8, 2018

Of all the things that separate cultures, beliefs in some form of spirituality or religion are one thing in common. This winter, the British Museum is looking at religious practices and expressions across societies over time. Exhibits will include representations of mystical beings from the Ice Age, an 18th century replica of a Hindu ceremonial chariot, a Buddhist monk mask, a Japanese Shinto fox deity figure and posters relating to atheism Soviet scientist. A multisensory experience, the exhibition incorporates sounds, music and even silence associated with religious practice, moments of surprise and special lighting.

Viennese watercolor art at the Albertina in Vienna
February 16 – May 13, 2018

The 19th century marked the height of watercolor popularity among Viennese artists during a period called the Biedermeier era. Artists such as Jakob Alt, Matthäus Loder, Thomas Ender and Peter Fendi worked with transparent lightness and vibrant colors to create watercolors of city scenes, landscapes, portraits and flowers. The highlights of the show belong to Rudolf von Alt, who has spent a 70-year career in this genre of painting.

Degas, Dance, Drawing. Tribute to Degas with Paul Valéry at the Musée d’Orsay in Paris
November 28, 2017 – February 25, 2018

On the occasion of the centenary of the death of Edgar Degas, the Musée d’Orsay has based this exhibition on an unknown work by Degas’s friend, the writer, poet and thinker Paul Valéry. After a 20-year friendship, Valéry published an essay in 1937 entitled “Degas Danse Dessin” which addresses the personality, art and creative process of the painter. Throughout the exhibition, graphic works, paintings and sculptures by Degas are associated with excerpts from the work of Valéry, offering a glimpse of the famous artist’s interest in dance and horse racing.

Power games at the Louvre in Paris
September 27, 2017 – July 2, 2018

A frequent subject of study for artists, the Louvre is interested this winter in works devoted to politics and government – as propaganda, protest and cultural subversion. The exhibit is divided into sections to address the powers of kings, persuasion, and insignia. The exhibition’s multimedia includes paintings, busts, metal works, sculptures, swords and a royal crown.

1917. Revolution. Russia and Europe at the Deutsches Historisches Museum, Berlin
Ok. April 18, 2017 – April 15, 2018

100 years have passed since the Russian Revolution that ended the Romanov dynasty and ushered in communism. The Deutsches Historisches Museum in Berlin marks the anniversary of the movement that marked the 20th century worldwide with an exhibition that brings together more than 500 objects from more than 80 lenders from Russia, Germany, Hungary, Italy , Poland, Great Britain and France. The work explores the reactions of artists in the Soviet Union and across Europe.

Modigliani, Soutine and other legends of Montparnasse at the Fabergé Museum in Saint Petersburg, Russia
November 25, 2017 – March 25, 2018
The Fabergé Museum in St. Petersburg is on a streak of success. After two major exhibitions devoted to Salvador Dali and Frida Khalo, it presents important French works for the first time in Russia. Drawn from a collection of a contemporary and patron of the legendary bohemian artists of Montparnasse, more than 120 works by Amedeo Modigliani, Chaim Soutine, Maurice Utrillo, Moïse Kisling, Maurice de Vlaminck, André Derain and Suzanne Valadon are exhibited. The pieces represent the artists of the School of Paris from the late 1800s to the 1930s.

Dutch Masters of the Hermitage at the Hermitage in Amsterdam
October 7, 2017 – May 27, 2018

For this winter’s exhibition, the Hermitage Museum in St. Petersburg, Russia, has loaned its sister museum in Amsterdam its valuable collection of 17th-century Dutch paintings, most of which have not returned to the Netherlands. -Bas since their acquisition by Russia. From its massive collection of 1,500 works, 63 pieces by more than 50 artists, including six works by Rembrandt, temporarily return to their Dutch birthplace.

Being modern: the MoMA in Paris at the Louis Vuitton Foundation in Paris
October 11, 2017 – March 5, 2018

A bit of New York comes to Paris with the Being modern: the MoMA in Paris exhibition at the Louis Vuitton Foundation. More than 200 known and less familiar, but significant works will be seen in Paris, some for the first time in France. The exhibit will showcase MoMa’s artistic styles in American Abstraction, Pop Art, Minimalism, and Contemporary Art. Featured artists include Paul Cézanne, Gustav Klimt, Paul Signac, Ernst Ludwig Kirchner, Pablo Picasso, Henri Matisse, Giorgio de Chirico, Edward Hopper, Max Beckmann, Ludwig Mies van der Rohe, Marcel Duchamp, Francis Picabia, Alexander Calder, René Magritte , Walker Evans, Yayoi Kusama, Willem de Kooning, Jasper Johns, Yvonne Rainer and Frank Stella.

Magritte, Broodthaers & Contemporary Art at the Royal Museum of Fine Arts in Brussels
October 13, 2017 – February 18, 2018

The Belgian René Magritte described his surrealist art as “unknown images of what is known”. Iconic sound image betrayal returns to Belgium for the first time in over 45 years for an exhibition commemorating the 50th anniversary of the artist’s death. Over 150 of his paintings, sculptures, installations, drawings, photographs and films (and those of his contemporaries) are included in the retrospective.

Charles I: king and collector at the Royal Academy of Arts in London
January 27 – April 15, 2018

Two years before becoming King of England in 1625, then-Prince Charles was so impressed with Madrid art that he became one of the leading collectors of 15th and 17th century works in Europe. During his reign, which ended with his execution in 1649, he collected 1,500 paintings and 500 sculptures by artists such as Van Dyck, Rubens, Holbein, Titian and Mantegna. The art has been scattered across Europe and now 150 of the most important pieces will be brought together in England for the first time in centuries. The pieces are on loan from the National Gallery in London, the Louvre, the Prado and many other public and private collections.


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