It’s very important for budding artists (and even experienced ones) to seek outside works of creativity for inspiration. These days, artistic illumination is always around the corner; you can view some of the world’s most famous art without leaving the confines of your home because of a neat little invention: the internet. But while the Web offers a seemingly endless array of art, it can’t compare to seeing the works up close and personal (besides the “Mona Lisa,” which is very underwhelming in person).
There serendipitous nature of attending an exhibition you know little about opens the mind in ways that scrolling through photos of galleries can never match. Here is a list of seven exciting exhibitions in the area:
Back to Basics 20 artists from Israel, Europe, and the United States join curator, Doron Rabina, at the Institute of Contemporary Art to analyze the nature of origin and originality. Open through Dec.4
The Global Art of Patchwork:Africa and Asia A wide array of patchwork from from vary countries- China, the Democratic Republic of Congo, Ghana, India, Japan, Korea, Nigeria, Sudan and Tibet- all on display at the Newark Museum through Dec.31
The Life and Death of Buildings Deals with the relationship between space and time through the deconstruction of photography and sculpture on display. Open through Nov. 6 at the Princeton University Art Museum.