As the weather warms up and flowers begin to bloom, there is a flourishing of art exhibits at museums and galleries worldwide. From a retrospective on Mexican artist Frida Kahlo at the Brooklyn Museum to a Hockney-Van Gogh show in Amsterdam, the next few months of spring promise fantastic art on view. Here are the top exhibits to see this spring from New York to Paris.

New York

Frida on a Bench, Nikolas Murray. 1939, carbon print. Image: Nikolas Murray Photo Archives Frida on a Bench, Nikolas Murray. 1939, carbon print. Image: Nikolas Murray Photo Archives

Frida Kahlo: Appearances Can Be Deceiving at the Brooklyn Museum, till 12 May 2019
This large-scale show displays a collection of the Mexican artist's paintings, drawings, and photographs, as well as her clothing, jewellery and personal curios from the life she shared with her husband Diego Rivera. It is the first time many of these objects are shown in the US.

Joan Miró: Birth of the World at MoMA, till 15 June 2019
Miró considered Birth of the World, which he painted in 1925, his magnum opus and called it "a sort of genesis". This important painting is shown at MoMA alongside 60 additional Miró works and will be the last exhibit before MoMA's four-month closure.

Hilma af Klint paintings at the Guggenheim. Image: The Guggenheim Hilma af Klint paintings at the Guggenheim. Image: The Guggenheim

Hilma af Klint: Paintings for the Future at the Guggenheim, till 23 April 2019
The first abstract modernist, Hilma af Klint was a visionary painter whose imaginative works predated her famous contemporaries, such as Wassily Kandinsky, Robert Delaunay and Piet Mondrian. The Swedish artist's retrospective Paintings for the Future is her first solo exhibition in the United States and showcases her imaginative modern oeuvre.

Moroni: The Riches of Renaissance Portraiture at the Frick Collection, till 2 June 2019
This is the inaugural exhibit of Giovanni Moroni's portraits in the US, featuring a collection of the Italian master's life-like portraits that depict a wide swatch of Renaissance society.

Installation view

Basquiat on view at the Brant Foundation. Photography: Tom Powel Imaging
© Estate of Jean-Michel Basquiat. Licensed by Artestar, New York. Installation view Basquiat on view at the Brant Foundation. Photography: Tom Powel Imaging © Estate of Jean-Michel Basquiat. Licensed by Artestar, New York.

Jean-Michel Basquiat at The Brant Foundation, till 15 May 2019
In collaboration with the Fondation Louis Vuitton, this solo exhibit of Jean-Michel Basquiat will be the first inside the Brant Foundation's new East Village gallery. The Basquiat survey includes 70 paintings and drawings that are powerful forms of expression with symbolism, texts and stick figures directed against the commercialisation and racist structures of America in the 1980s.

Andy Warhol: From A to B and Back Again at The Whitney Museum, till 31 March 2019
Don't miss the last weeks of Andy Warhol's major retrospective which traces the iconic artist's corpus of work, from his early advertising drawings to his repetitive silkscreen images of major '60s celebrities to his videos and mini-movies and later collaborations.

Washington, DC

The Last Supper, Tintoretto. 1592-4, oil on canvas. Image: Web Gallery of Art The Last Supper, Tintoretto. 1592-4, oil on canvas. Image: Web Gallery of Art

Tintoretto: Artist of Renaissance Venice at the National Gallery, till 7 July 2019
The first major retrospective of the Renaissance master in the US, this large-scale exhibit honours Tintoretto on the 500th anniversary of his birth with over 50 paintings and drawings dating to the 16th century, including his famous Last Supper masterpiece that will be shown in America for the first time.

London

Pierre Bonnard: The Colour of Memory at the Tate Modern, till 6 May 2019
Pierre Bonnard is beloved for his vibrant, cheerful and unabashed use of colour in landscapes and interior scenes, which are on view together at the Tate Modern.

The Dior exhibit at the V&A. Image: Victoria & Albert Museum The Dior exhibit at the V&A. Image: Victoria & Albert Museum

Christian Dior: Designer of Dreams at the V&A, till 1 September 2019
So popular that it was extended for an additional seven weeks this summer, the V&A's Dior show brings together over 70 years of Dior couture and a look at the iconic fashion designer's love for Britain.

Amsterdam

David Hockney, 'More Felled Trees on Woldgate.' 2008, Oil on two canvases. © David Hockney, Photo Credit: Richard Schmidt David Hockney, 'More Felled Trees on Woldgate.' 2008, Oil on two canvases. © David Hockney, Photo Credit: Richard Schmidt

Hockney-Van Gogh: The Joy of Nature at the Van Gogh Museum, till 26 May 2019
This extraordinary show places two of the world's most famous artists in a visual dialogue, exploring how Hockney was inspired by Van Gogh's spirited colours and natural landscapes.

All the Rembrandts at the Rijksmuseum, till 10 June 2019
Commemorating 350 years since Rembrandt's death, the Rijksmuseum has gathered together a comprehensive retrospective of the Dutch master, including his most famous works like The Night Watch, The Jewish Bride and Marriage Portraits of Marten Soolmans and Oopjen Coppit. The museum holds the largest collection of Rembrandt's artworks in the world.

Rembrandt van Rijn (1606-1669), Portraits of Marten Soolmans and Oopjen Coppit. 1634, Oil on canvas. Joint purchase by the Kingdom of the Netherlands and the Republic of France, Rijksmuseum Collection/ Musée du Louvre Collection, 2016 Rembrandt van Rijn (1606-1669), Portraits of Marten Soolmans and Oopjen Coppit. 1634, Oil on canvas. Joint purchase by the Kingdom of the Netherlands and the Republic of France, Rijksmuseum Collection/ Musée du Louvre Collection, 2016

Paris

Vasarely: The Sharing of Shapes at the Centre Pompidou, till 6 May 2019
Known for his optical illusions, unique perspectives, geometric compositions and bold colour, Vasarely is in the spotlight at the Centre Pompidou this spring, where 300 of his works are on view in the first major survey of the French-Hungarian artist.

Henri Matisse, Dame à la robe blanche [Woman in White]. 1946, oil on canvas. Courtesy The Matisse Foundation. © 2017 Succession H. Matisse / Artists Rights Society Henri Matisse, Dame à la robe blanche [Woman in White]. 1946, oil on canvas. Courtesy The Matisse Foundation. © 2017 Succession H. Matisse / Artists Rights Society

Black Models: from Géricault to Matisse at the Musee d'Orsay, till 21 July 2019
This exhibition spans over two centuries of black models in art, since the abolition of slavery in France in 1794, through the works of Theodore Géricualt, Edouard Manet, Henri Matisse and Paul Cézanne.

Rome

Leonardo da Vinci's "Study for a hydraulic pump, man with a perspectograph (Codex Atlanticus)" at"Science Before Science" Scuderie del Quirinale palace in Rome. Image: Alberto PIZZOLI / AFP. Leonardo da Vinci's "Study for a hydraulic pump, man with a perspectograph (Codex Atlanticus)" at"Science Before Science" Scuderie del Quirinale palace in Rome. Image: Alberto PIZZOLI / AFP.

Leonardo da Vinci: Science Before Science at the Scuderie del Quirinale Palace, till 30 June 2019
2019 marks the 500th anniversary of da Vinci's death and this Rome showcase offers a unique perspective into the brilliant mind of the Italian genius, with over 200 examples of his scientific, mathematical and technological inventions.

Berlin

Bauhaus Imaginista at HKW © Silke Briel / HKW Bauhaus Imaginista at HKW © Silke Briel / HKW

Bauhaus Imaginista at Haus der Kulturen der Welt, till 10 June 2019
With the centennial of the Bauhaus movement this year, Berlin's HKW is hosting an exhibit on the history of the the influential art and design movement and how its widespread legacy is still ubiquitous today.

Cover Image: David Hockney, 'The Arrival of Spring in Woldgate, East Yorkshire in 2011', oil on 32 canvases, © David Hockney, Photo Credit: Richard Schmidt, Centre Pompidou, Paris. On view at Hockney-Van Gogh: The Joy of Nature at the Van Gogh Museum

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