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76 ART JAUNTS TRAVEL IS ALL THE MORE WARRANTED WHEN IT'S IN THE PURSUIT OF ENLIGHTENMENT. WHILE THE ART SCENE FLOURISHES AT HOME (HELLO, DIOR AND MONET), SOMETIMES A BIT OF JET-SETTING IS REQUIRED FOR A MUSEUM SHOW, BLOCKBUSTER, OR ESOTERICA THAT MUSTN'T BE MISSED. PAPERCITY CULTURE/STYLE EDITOR BILLY FONG CREATES A SUMMER ITINERARY OF MUST-SEE EXHIBITIONS, FROM THE MET'S CAMP-Y BLOCKBUSTER TO A DADA-ESQUE REASON TO TRAVEL TO MEXICO CITY. T he Wolfsonian is a hidden jewel on South Beach. Housed in a grand Art Deco building, the collection was started by Mickey Wolfson, whose family made its money from movie-theater chains. He had a narrow focus on collecting, which comprises the Wolfsonian's stellar collection of art, documents, and ephemera from 1885 to 1945. Nazi propaganda materials sit alongside copies of the Futurist manifesto. This exhibition showcases graphic artist Conrado Walter Massaguer through his biting political satire, celebrity caricatures, and magazine and advertising illustrations. The artist socialized with a wide range of notables, from Albert Einstein to Walt Disney, and was part of Havana's cosmopolitan culture pre-Cuban Revolution. Through February 2, 2020; Also on the itinerary: Pop down to Little Havana and have a Cuban sandwich at the globally known Versailles restaurant, then pick up handmade dominoes from one of the nearby family-owned shops. (continued on page 74) " C U B A N C A R I C AT U R E AND CULTURE: THE ART OF MASSAGUER" AT THE WOLFSONIAN, MIAMI BEACH A few grumbled: Where is the depth and integrity of The Met in this type of fashion show? But we see no fault in celebrating once in a while what might seem lowbrow. In a time when the world appears so divided, maybe this exhibition is needed. The theme is inspired by "Notes on Camp," an essay written by Susan Sontag in 1964 that explores the concepts of humor, high-drama theatricality, and bold exaggeration, and how they infiltrate fashion. On display are more than 250 objects that span the 17th century to today. Men's and women's wear are seen alongside paintings, sculptures, and drawings, so you won't leave without feeling the effects of camp. Through September 8; T he art world's version of Johnny Depp, provocateur Jeff Koons, is at it again. Now he's put head-to- head with dada maestro Marchel Duchamp by guest curator Massimiliano Gioni, artistic director of the New Museum in New York. This exhibition features more than 70 works by the artists, drawn from more than 30 collections in Europe and the Americas. Museo Jumex is the only location for the show, so it might be a once-in-a- lifetime viewing. Through September 29; "CAMP: NOTES ON FASHION" AT THE METROPOLITAN MUSEUM OF ART, NEW YORK "APPEARANCE STRIPPED BARE: DESIRE AND THE OBJECT IN THE WORK OF MARCEL DUCHAMP AND JEFF KOONS, EVEN" AT MUSEO JUMEX, MEXICO CITY Conrado W. Massaguer's advertisement Cuba: Holiday Isle of the Tropics, 1939 Jeff Koons' Seated Ballerina, 2017 From left: dress by Franco Moschino for House of Moschino, Fall 1989; ensemble, Moschino, Spring 1991; coat, Jean-Charles de Castelbajac, Fall 1988–1989 PHOTO: MORITZ BERNOULLY JOHNNY DUFORT/THE METROPOLITAN MUSEUM OF ART

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