A monthly guide to the international events and exhibitions on Cabana's Radar: a global cultural bulletin and a must-read for anyone looking to keep their finger on the pulse of art and design.



Henri Matisse, Odalisque Étendue, 1928 for The Hamptons Fine Art Fair, NY, USA.


Our July Cultural Bulletin will take you to many places this month - from Versailles during the summer edition of the Olympic Games in Paris, to a special Meiji period exhibition at the Museum of Fine Arts, Houston, and the newly-unveiled Yayoi Kusama pumpkin installation in London's Kensington Gardens. Read on for the events, exhibitions, fairs and festivals on Cabana's radar this July.





The Palace of Versailles Presents: Horse in Majesty – At the Heart of a Civilisation

Lady Godiva, Jeannest Emile, London, Royal Collection Trust © His Majesty King Charles III 2024.

To complement the equestrian events at the Paris 2024 Olympic Games, the Palace of Versailles is holding a major exhibition dedicated to the equestrian civilization of Europe - displayed throughout emblematic rooms of the Palace like the Africa Rooms, the King’s State Apartment, the Hall of Mirrors, and the Dauphine’s Apartment. Through stunning decorative arts, paintings, armor, sculpture, photography, and drawings, the Palace’s curators explore the relationship between horses and royalty, horses and luxury, and horses as models.

July 2 - November 3, 2024, Versailles Estate, VERSAILLES, FRANCE



DING YI, “Appearance of Crosses,” 2023, Mineral pigment, pastel, and charcoal on linen, 180 x 180 cm.


Château La Coste is a breathtaking Provençal wine estate and home to Oscar Niemeyer's final building, a pavilion the Brazilian architect designed two years before his death. This month, it will host the first major European institutional survey of Ding Yi, a leading figure in Chinese geometric abstraction. Yi emphasizes that the Niemeyer gallery could offer new possibilities for how paintings are shown. A visit to the expansive estate is a must for art, architecture, and wine enthusiasts alike.

July 3 - September 15, 2024, Château La Coste, LE PUY-SAINTE-RÉPARADE, FRANCE    



Alex Katz: Seasons at MoMA

Alex Katz. Spring, 2023-24. Oil on linen © Alex Katz / Artists Rights Society (ARS), NY. Courtesy of the artist and Gladstone Gallery. Photography by David Regen.


The Museum of Modern Art presents Alex Katz: Seasons, an exhibition that features four monumental paintings from a suite of more than 100 paintings created by the artist in his New York studio between 2022 and 2024. Ranging in size from 10 to 20 feet long, Alex Katz’ paintings illustrate the transition from season to season. Katz draws inspiration from his immediate surroundings: from a lone tree in New York city to the scenery in Lincolnville, Maine, where he spent summers since 1954. This exhibition is part of MoMA’s mission to display brand new work. 

July 4 - September 8, 2024, The Museum of Modern Art, NEW YORK, USA



Meiji Modern: Fifty Years of New Japan at The Museum of Fine Arts, Houston

Konoshima Okoku, Tigers, 1902, one of a pair of six-panel gold-ground folding screens; ink, color, gofun, and gold leaf on paper, the Museum of Fine Arts, Houston, Museum purchase funded by Sandra Tirey and Jan van Lohuizen.


Masterpieces from Japan’s Meiji period (1868-1912) unite to tell the story of the nation’s transformation from near-total isolation to a modern, global period. The Museum of Fine Arts, Houston presents almost 200 pieces from more than 70 public and private collections, many of which have never been shown publicly. Paintings, sculpture, enamel, lacquer and textiles touch on themes such as the role of the sea in Japanese culture, religion, traditions and myths. The unmissable piece is a magnificent pair of gold-leaf folding screens, one of which is pictured above.

July 7 - September 15, 2025, The Museum of Fine Arts, Houston, HOUSTON, TEXAS



The Admissions Scroll on view at The British Museum

@ Trustees of the British Museum


The masterpiece Admonitions of the Instructress to the Court Ladies is considered a milestone in Chinese painting. Now, visitors to The British Museum have the chance to see it. The scroll most likely dates between AD 400 and 700. Due to conservation precautions, the Museum can only display the work for six weeks per year as part of an annual exhibition. It depicts a poetic text written by an official, Zhang Hua, to correct the behavior of an empress.

July 8 - August 18, 2024, The British Museum, LONDON, ENGLAND



Yayoi Kusama: Pumpkin at The Round Pond, Kensington Gardens

Digital rendering of Pumpkin, 2024, © YAYOI KUSAMA, Courtesy Ota Fine Arts, Victoria Miro, and David Zwirner.


This month, Serpentine will unveil a large-scale public sculpture by Yayoi Kusama, one of the most significant living artists, known for her immersive installations, grand sculptures, and intricate paintings. This work on display is Kusama’s tallest bronze pumpkin sculpture yet, standing at 6 meters tall and 5.5 meters in diameter. Pumpkin (2024) can be seen from a range of viewpoints in the park, creating different moments of interaction between the public and the artwork.

July 9 - November 3, 2024, The Round Pond, Kensington Gardens, LONDON, ENGLAND



Leonora Carrington: Rebel Visionary, Newlands House Gallery


This summer, Newlands House Gallery presents Leonora Carrington: Rebel Visionary, an exhibition celebrating the expansive work of artist Leonora Carrington (1917-2011). Featuring over 70 pieces - many never before seen in the UK - the show highlights Carrington's diverse talents throughout her eight-decade career. Curated by Carrington's cousin, Joanna Moorhead, the exhibition delves into her rebellious spirit and visionary themes of feminism, ecological awareness, and spirituality.

July 12 - October 26, 2024, Newlands House Gallery, PETWORTH, ENGLAND



Gordon Parks: Camera Portraits from the Corcoran Collection at The National Gallery of Art

Gordon Parks, “Self-Portrait,” 1941, gelatin silver print, National Gallery of Art, Washington


Washington D.C.’s National Gallery of Art invites the public to see powerful portraits by one of the greatest photographers of the 20th century. Photographer Gordon Parks challenged photography’s status quo when he created a new form of portraiture after World War II. He merged his desire to capture subjects where they lived and worked with a studio photographer’s attention to dress, character, and expression. His aim was to address peoples’ cultural significance.

July 14, 2024 - January 12, 2025, The National Gallery of Art, WASHINGTON D.C., USA



Agnès Varda: Photographing, Filming, Recycling

Agnès Varda in her studio on Rue Daguerre, 1955 © succession agnès varda.

The Center of Contemporary Culture of Barcelona will honor the work of artist, photographer and filmmaker, Agnès Varda (1928-2019). A pioneer of the Nouvelle Vague, Varda is described as a free, modern creator who was committed to her political and social environment. The exhibition shares a look into her fascinating life, extensive travel and long career making films with few resources and little recognition. Varda’s curious and playful nature is explored through personal objects, posters, artworks, portraits, and photo-reportage, some of it unknown or hitherto unexhibited, like the series of photos of her trip to Catalonia in 1955. 

July 18 - December 8, 2024, Centre de Cultura Contemporània de Barcelona, BARCELONA, SPAIN



Mary Sully: Native Modern at The Met

Mary Sully, Dakota, 1896–1963, “Alice” ca. 1920s–40s; Colored pencil, black ink, gilt, white paint, pastel crayon, on paper.

The Metropolitan Museum of Art this month celebrates the art of Mary Sully, born Susan Mabel Deloria on the Standing Rock Reservation in South Dakota. The Museum describes Sully as a withdrawn Yankton Dakota artist who, between the 1920s and 1940s, produced unique work informed by her Native American and settler ancestry. Largely self-taught, Sully created drawings, recognizable through their intricate patterns, eye-catching designs, and vivid colors. The artist produced works she called 'personality prints', which portrayed celebrities and subjects from Euro-American popular culture arranged on vertical triptychs. The show will feature 25 rarely seen Sully compositions, including these 'personality prints'.

July 18, 2024 - January 12, 2025, The Metropolitan Museum of Art, NEW YORK, USA



Ink and Ivory: Indian Drawings and Photographs Selected with James Ivory at The Met

Attributed to Miskin (active ca. 1570– 1604), “Buffaloes in Combat,” Late 16th century, Ink, watercolor, and gold on paper, 6 7/8 in. (17.5 cm) x 9 1/2 in. (24.1 cm), The Metropolitan Museum of Art, Harris Brisbane Dick Fund, 1983 (1983.258).


The Met joins film director James Ivory to stage an exhibition composed of superlative drawings from the courts and centers of India and Pakistan (with a few related Persian works) dating from the late 16th to the 20th century. The displayed works come mainly from The Met collection and feature James Ivory’s recent gift to the Museum of 19th-century photograph albums. The drawings include finished works in their own right as well as preparatory exercises for paintings. 

July 29, 2024 - May 4, 2025, The Metropolitan Museum of Art, NEW YORK, USA




Nomad Capri


After the success, and snow, of NOMAD ST MORITZ, the travelling art and design fair is back, this time with less snowfall and more sunshine. Cabana is delighted to join forces with the fair once more, as the official media partner of NOMAD CAPRI. The 14th Edition of the leading art fair will see an impeccably curated selection of works imaginatively displayed in Capri's oldest historical building, the 14th century monastery, Certosa di San Giacomo. The Italian island will host international galleries, cutting edge designers and talented artists from around the globe.

July 4-7, Certosa di San Giacomo, CAPRI ITALY 



ARLES: Les Rencontres de la Photographie Festival

Melbourne Olympic Games 1956, Athletics, 110 m Hurdles – Joel Shankle (USA) 3rd, Jack Davis (USA) 2nd, Lee Calhoun (USA) 1st, 2023. International Olympic Committee (IOC).


Arles becomes the capital of photography each summer with the opening of The Rencontres photography festival. Every summer since 1970, more than forty exhibitions have taken place across the city’s exceptional heritage sites, presenting the best of world photography and offering a platform to contemporary creative talents. The 2024 program highlights iconic American documentary photographer, Mary Ellen Mark, with the first worldwide retrospective of her work. Discover Arles through this highly-acclaimed annual festival that takes its visitors on an incredible tour of photography across the city’s diverse heritage sites. 

July 1 - September 29, 2024, ARLES, FRANCE  



“Henry Moore: The giant of British Sculpture,” A Conversation at The Holburne Museum

Henry Moore © The Holburne Museum


The Holburne Museum, a Neoclassical architectural gem in Bath, will host a lively conversation on the impact and influence of Henry Moore’s work in the 20th century. Chris Stephens, Director of the Holburne, will chair the discussion with Sebastiano Barassi, Head of Collections & Programmes at Henry Moore Foundation and Francesca Whitham, specialist in modern and contemporary art at Dreweatts. Currently on view is “Henry Moore in Miniature,” an exhibition that survey’s Moore’s sculptural work presenting pieces that do not exceed 30cm in size. 

July 4, 2024, The Holburne Museum, BATH, ENGLAND



Tokyo Gendai

Ryan Gander, I be... (lviii), 2023. Antique mirror, cold cast marble. 108 x 67 x 17.6 cm (mirror), 161 x 67 x 25 cm (overall). ©  Ryan Gander. Courtesy of TARO NASU. Photo by Yuki Moriya.


Tokyo Gendai, an emerging art fair in Tokyo, returns for its second edition after a successful launch last year. 70 exceptional and leading galleries from Japan, across Asia, and from around the world will showcase today’s most acclaimed contemporary artists and new talent. The Tokyo fair is a nexus of cross-cultural discovery and includes major galleries like Almine Rech, BLUM, Kaikai Kiki Gallery, Tang Contemporary Art, and TARO NASU. 

July 5 - 7, 2024, PACIFICO Yokohama, TOKYO, JAPAN



Hamptons Fine Art Fair

Henri Matisse, Odalisque Étendue, 1928.


The Hamptons Fine Art Fair is the only international art fair in the Hamptons in 2024 and brings together 150 galleries from 20 countries. In its 18th year, the high-caliber art fair will be more expansive than ever before and present a finely curated selection of galleries and regional themed displays. Emerging artists and galleries are showcased alongside more established exhibitors in an effort to highlight new voices and perspectives from diverse cultures around the world.

July 11 - 14, 2024, The Hamptons Fine Art Fair, SOUTHAMPTON, NEW YORK


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