Craving culture? Exhibitions to see now.

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Self-Portrait (1988) by Robert Mapplethorpe, platinum print. © Robert Mapplethorpe Foundation. On view at the J. Paul Getty Museum in Los Angeles.

From Robert Mapplethorpe in Los Angeles and Oscar de la Renta in San Francisco to realism in Chicago and modernism in Charlotte, there are blossoms of art springing up across the country night now, ready to sample and enjoy.

ARIZONA
Phoenix Art Museum
Flowers, Bruit, Books, Bones: Still Life from the Center for Creative Photography

CALIFORNIA
J. Paul Getty Museum, Los Angeles
Robert Mapplethorpe: The Perfect Medium

De Young, San Francisco
Oscar de la Renta: The Retrospective

COLORADO
Denver Art Museum
Samurai: Armor from the Ann and Gabriel Barbier-Mueller Collection

GEORGIA
Museum of Design, Atlanta
Make-Believe America: U.S. Cultural Exhibitions in the Cold War

ILLINOIS
Museum of Contemporary Art, Chicago
Surrealism: The Conjured Life

Mountains in Snow: Rocky Mountain Paintings VII (circa 1929) by Lawren Harris. Oil on canvas. © Art Gallery of Ontario. © Family of Lawren S. Harris. On view at the Museum of Fine Arts Boston.

MASSACHUSETTS
Museum of Fine Arts, Boston
The Idea of North: The Paintings of Lawren Harris

MINNESOTA
Minneapolis Institute of Art
State of the Art: Discovering American Art Now

NEW YORK
The Met Breuer
Unfinished: Thoughts Left Visible

Neuberger Museum of Art, Purchase
Louise Fishman: A Retrospective Opens April 3

NORTH CAROLINA
Bechtler Museum of Modern Art, Charlotte
The House that Modernism Built

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Le guérillères VI (2016) by Mai-Thu Perret (detail). Courtesy of the artist and David Kordansy Gallery, Los Angeles. On view at the Nasher Sculpture Center in Dallas.

TEXAS
Nasher Sculpture Center, Dallas
Sightings: Mai-Thu Perret

Museum of Fine Arts, Houston
Sculpted in Steel: Art Deco Automobiles and Motorcycles, 1929-1940

San Antonio Museum of Art
Roberto de la Selva: Modern Mexican Masterpieces in Wood

WASHINGTON
Seattle Museum of Art
Kehinde Wiley: A New Republic

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BMW R7 Concept Motorcycle (1934). Image ©2008 Peter Harholdt. On view at the Museum of Fine Arts, Houston.