More Than 90 Art Shows and Exhibitions to See This Fall

CALIFORNIA BIENNIAL The Orange County Museum of Art inaugurates its splashy new building with a show of work by important women artists from its collection (“13 Women”) and a relaunch of its popular biennial, on hiatus since before the pandemic. (Oct. 8-Jan. 2, 2023; Orange County Museum of Art, Costa Mesa, Calif.,

BLACK ORPHEUS: JACOB LAWRENCE AND THE MBARI CLUB For most of the 1960s, the Mbari Club used three galleries in Nigeria and a magazine called Black Orpheus to forge connections between African artists and those of the diaspora, like the great American social realist Jacob Lawrence. This historical survey includes archival materials, work by other Black Orpheus artists, and Lawrence’s “Nigeria” series. (Oct. 8-Jan. 8, 2023; Chrysler Museum of Art, Norfolk, Va.,

VERMEER’S SECRETS Fewer than three dozen paintings by Johannes Vermeer are believed to survive, but their exact number fluctuates. This tightly focused exhibition compares six canvases — four considered to be the real deal, all from the gallery’s collection, and two ingenious forgeries. (Oct. 8-Jan. 8, 2023; National Gallery of Art, Washington,

JUST ABOVE MIDTOWN: CHANGING SPACES An extensive show of works by David Hammons, Lorraine O’Grady, Howardena Pindell, Willie Birch and many other artists of color who showed at Linda Goode Bryant’s influential Just Above Midtown gallery in the 1970s and ’80s, with a catalog co-produced by the Studio Museum in Harlem. (Oct. 9-Feb. 18, 2023; Museum of Modern Art,

THE TUDORS: ART AND MAJESTY IN RENAISSANCE ENGLAND Religious turmoil on the continent sent many refugees to the courts of Tudor England, where they produced gorgeous sculpture, tapestries and portraits for monarchs from Henry VII to Elizabeth I. (Oct. 10-Jan 8, 2023; Metropolitan Museum of Art,