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    12 Trends Defining This Season’s Art-Museum Shows

    Where to find the major retrospectives, provocative theme shows, and dazzling art-selfie destinations of the spring 2014 season

    The 2014 season has begun. While popular shows of artists like Magritte, Hopper, and Carrie Mae Weems continue their travels, dozens of new exhibitions devoted to modern and contemporary art are opening across the country. Here are some observations:

    You say you want a revolution? It’s an explosion of Early Modernism

    The season starts with a bang at the Guggenheim, where “Italian Futurism, 1909–1944: Reconstructing the Universe” tells the fast-paced story of the brash Italian vanguard. Cubism is in the spotlight at the MFA Houston, the only U.S. stop for a huge Braque survey. Meanwhile, the Baltimore Museum of Art showcases the revolutionary spirit of German Expressionism, MoMA unveils Gauguin’s rare prints and transfer drawings, and Matisse is at San Francisco’s Legion of Honor.