2016 art exhibits were so incredible that we couldn’t possibly cover all of them. In fact, some of the year’s best exhibits were the ones we’ve seen and haven’t had the chance to share with you, just yet. Take a look at some 2016 art exhibits you probably haven’t seen.

Dead Treez

by Ebony Patterson (@ebonygpatterson)
Museum of Arts and Design (MAD)
November 10, 2015 – April 3, 2016

Dead Treez was a garden of delicate flowers that harnessed the epidemic of murdered youth on the lower rungs of Jamaica’s socioeconomic ladder. In the exhibition, 10 central male mannequins modeled dancehall fashion and culture, while five unconventional tapestries and a garden cemetery symbolized class, gender, race and the media.

Silence of the Music

by OS GEMEOS (@osgemeos)
Lehmann Maupin
September 8, 2016 – October 22, 2016

Silence of the Music was inspired by the rapidly-growing Hip Hop graffiti movement in New York City. In the 1980s, its widespread popularity reached São Paulo, Brazil’s neighborhood of Cambuci – resulting in a fusion of Brazilian artistry, like Arthur Bispo do Rosario, with a B-boy flavor, like Crazy Legs.

Sculpting with Color in Renaissance Florence

by Della Robbia
Museum of Fine Arts Boston (MFA)
August 9, 2016 – December 4, 2016

Sculpting with Color in Renaissance Florence is self explanatory. A world of dull, white marble sculptures was recreated in vibrant color, through a glazing technique by Luca della Robbia during the 15th century. The Italian Renaissance terracotta collection features works depicting the Madonna, Gloria in excelsis and many other legends from the Catholic church.

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