NIKI DE SAINT PHALLE IN THE 1960S De Saint Phalle’s moment continues with this show dedicated to her earliest “Tirs,” canvases she shot with a rifle, and her “Nanas,” the endearingly exaggerated female forms for which she’s best known.
(Sept. 10-Jan. 23, 2022; the Menil Collection, Houston, menil.org)CHRISTIAN DIOR: DESIGNER OF DREAMS The North American premiere of a show that originated (naturally) in Paris has everything from his 1947 “New Look” to the present day, with photos, a “toile room,” more than 200 haute couture pieces and rooms devoted to all his successors as artistic directors.
Its title is partly derived from Title IX, the federal law barring any educational program receiving federal funds from discriminating “on the basis of sex.” (Sept. 10-Jan. 9, 2022; Yale University Art Gallery, New Haven, Conn., artgallery.yale.edu)REBEL, JESTER, MYSTIC, POET: CONTEMPORARY PERSIANS — THE MOHAMMED AFKHAMI COLLECTION” A survey of recent contemporary art from Iran and by Iranians.
(Sept. 10-Jan. 16, 2022; Asia Society Museum, asiasociety.org)UNDERGROUND MODERNIST: E. McKNIGHT KAUFFER An expansive look back at the influential early-20th-century graphic designer known as the poster king.
(Sept. 10-Nov. 14; Wallach Art Gallery, Columbia University, wallach.columbia.edu)
NIKI, CHRISTIAN DIOR, YALE Eva Hesse, Howardena Pindell, Sylvia Plimack Mangold, Mickalene Thomas, Audrey Flack, —, MOHAMMED, McKNIGHT, Cooper Hewitt, FRITZ, Wallach
NIKI DE, Houston, Brooklyn Museum, WOMEN, YALE, Yale, Yale College, Yale University Art, Asia Society Museum, Smithsonian Design Museum, Gallery, Columbia University
Paris, brooklynmuseum.org, New Haven, Conn, Iran, wallach.columbia.edu