2023 Exhibition Stats

By: Objects & Order

2023 was a BIG year for exhibitions!

How do we know? We track exhibition information, including opening and closing dates, for 431 U.S. museums and other institutions in our EXH.CAT database.

By our count, almost 4,500 exhibitions were on view in 2023 (that’s about 10% more than in 2022).

Check out our visualization of exhibition opening dates in 2023. The fall peak is impressive!
The most popular opening day of the year was Saturday, October 7th.

Exhibition Openings in 2023

Here's our visualization of exhibition closing dates in 2023. So many exhibitions close at the very end and beginning of a year.
The most popular closing day of 2023 was Sunday, January 8th.

Exhibition Closings in 2023

Openings and closings in 2023:

Exhibition Openings and Closings in 2023

How did openings and closings in 2023 compare to 2022?

Exhibition Openings in 2022 and 2023

Exhibition Closings in 2022 and 2023

We're adding new exhibitions to EXH.CAT every week, and we'll be sharing monthly stats throughout 2024.

We also post about exhibition openings on our LinkedIn and Threads accounts - follow along!