Where to Get Your Culture Fix this June

Made You Think

The Tate Britain explores the cultural scene of the ’60s and ’70s, looking at the conceptual works of 21 artists—Bruce McLean, Keith Arnatt, and Michael Craig- Martin to name a few—in the context of the political backdrop of the time.

Conceptual Art in Britain 1964–1979 runs until August 29, 2016 at the Tate Britain in London.

Margaret Harrison, Homeworkers, 1977, Tate. Purchased 2011 © Margaret F. Harrison.

A Lasting Legacy

Italian Renaissance master Sandro Botticelli has influenced artists of all disciplines in the 500 years since his death. In a springtime exhibit, London’s Victoria and Albert Museum presents the artist’s original work alongside the artistic responses it inspired, across a wide range of media including fashions by Schiaparelli and Dolce & Gabbana, films like Dr. No and The Adventures of Baron Munchausen, paintings by Tamara de Lempicka, and performance art by Orlan.

Botticelli Reimagined runs until July 3, 2016 at the V&A in London.

The Orchard, 1890 by William Morris, John Henry Dearle, Morris & Co. V&A London © Victoria and Albert Museum, London.

Revolutionary Fashion

While machine versus handmade construction once differentiated Haute Couture fashion from prêt-à-porter, modern technology is calling for a major paradigm shift. A summertime exhibition at New York’s Costume Institute explores the integration of technology— think laser cutting, 3D printing, thermo shaping, and more—into fashion. “Ultimately, it’s the amount of care put into the craftsmanship, whether it’s machine-made or handmade, that transforms ordinary materials into something extraordinary,” says Jonathan Ive, chief design officer at Apple (an exhibit sponsor).

Manus x Machina: Fashion in an Age of Technology runs May 5–August 14 at the Robert Lehman Wing and Anna Wintour Costume Center of the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York.

Evening dress, Yves Saint Laurent (French, 1936-2008), 1969–70; The Metropolitan Museum of Art, Gift of Baron Philippe de Rothschild, 1983 (1983.619.1a, b) © The Metropolitan Museum of Art.

New Romantics

This must-read novel explores the idea that love might be a developed “skill,” rather than “an enthusiasm.” Alain de Botton traces what happens to love as it evolves from passion to a relationship to a family with children to part of the humdrum of everyday life.

The Course of Love by Alain de Botton is in bookstores June 14, 2016.


Bon Appetit 

Netflix’s popular culinary show Chef’s Table is back for a second season. Featuring six of the world’s most renowned international chefs—from Brazil’s Alex Atala to the United State’s Grant Achatz and Thailand’s Gaggan Anand—this show is sure to make you long for dinnertime.

Season two of Chef’s Table is out on Netflix now.

Chef's Table