Google+

BBC Culture

June 2013: The month ahead in global culture

  • Munch 150

    Oslo hosts “the most comprehensive” exhibition of Munch’s art ever staged from 2 June, celebrating 150 years since the Norwegian painter and printmaker’s birth. Munch 150 will be staged across two venues, with early works shown in the city’s National Gallery and art from Munch’s last 40 years at the Munch Museum. The exhibition features 50 works on paper and 220 paintings, many loaned from private collectors and museums around the world – not least among which will be Munch’s anguished tempera and crayon classic, The Scream. (Photo: Dag Fosse, Bergen Art Museum)

  • Glastonbury

    The original, and still the biggest summer music festival in the world, Glastonbury's Worthy Farm will once again expand to the size of a small city from 26-30 June. This year's headliners, along with Arctic Monkeys and Mumford and Sons, are The Rolling Stones, celebrating their half-century with a Saturday night performance. (Photo: Getty Images)

  • Sydney Film Festival

    The festival celebrates its 60th anniversary with a packed programme of events and screenings from 5-16 June. Strands include feature films, shorts and international documentaries, plus special series focusing on classic British film noir and recent Austrian cinema. The official competition features several films fresh from Cannes (Only God Forgives, Grigris, For Those in Peril) and the winner of the Golden Bear at this year’s Berlin Film Festival, Child’s Pose. (Photo: Corbis)

  • Pre-Raphaelites: Victorian Avant-Garde

    After resounding successes at London's Tate Britain and Washington DC's National Gallery, the Pre-Raphaelites arrive in Moscow in the first large-scale exhibition of their work to be staged in Russia. From 11 June, the Pushkin Museum hosts more than 80 works by the rebellious 19th-Century brotherhood, who set their faces against the conventions of Victorian painting to become what the curators of this show suggest is the first modern art movement.

  • Le Corbusier: An Atlas of Modern Landscapes

    From 15 June, MoMa will host its first major Le Corbusier exhibition, the largest ever New York retrospective of his work - encompassing his work as an architect, designer, city planner, artist, writer and photographer. (Photo: MoMa)

  • Glam! The Performance of Style

    This exhibition traces the origins of the flamboyant aesthetic back to its origins in the British art school scene, where it took on elements of music, camp, avant-garde and high art to form a sensibility embraced by the likes of David Bowie and Roxy Music. The exhibition runs from 14 June - 22 September 2013 at the Schirn Kunsthalle, Frankfurt. (Photo: Jimmy de Sana)

  • Men’s fashion weeks

    When it comes to fashion weeks, men's clothes play second fiddle women's – but in the world of menswear, June contains some of the most important dates on the calendar. Buyers, bloggers, trend spotters and press begin a whirlwind European tour in London on 16 June before moving on to Milan (22 June) and Paris (26 June) for a series of shows that set the agenda for men's spring and summer wardrobes in 2014. (Photo: Getty)

  • Meltdown

    London's Southbank Arts Centre has been hosting the Meltdown festival since 1993, challenging musicians such as David Bowie and Morrissey to curate varied programmes of concerts and events. From 14-23 June, it will be the turn of Yoko Ono, who offers an eclectic bill: from Iggy and the Stooges and Boy George to Siouxsie, Peaches and Immortal Technique. (Photo: Getty)

  • Lowry and the Painting of Modern Life

    Running from 26 June - 20 October, this will be the first exhibition of the much-loved British artist's work to be held by a public institution in London since Lowry's death in 1976. It will explore how his the artist's urban landscapes – football matches, factory workers – were important in creating a 20th century vision of the British working class. (Photo: Tate)

  • James Turrell

    From 21 June, the famous rotunda of Frank Lloyd Wright's Solomon R Guggenheim Museum will be bathed in light as part of an immersive installation by James Turrell. Aten Reign has been created specifically for this space and is the centrepiece of the an exhibition that also features select early works by the artist. In a career spanning nearly fifty years, Turrell has returned to the themes of light, colour, space and perception to create what he calls "an experience of worldless thought." Elsewhere in the US, major exhibitions of Turrell's work also take place at the Museum of Fine Arts, Houston and Los Angeles' LACMA. (Photo: Solomon R Guggenheim Foundation)