June 19, 2014 6:38 AM EDT

EXHIBITS

Sitting Pretty

Visual art has always had the power to inspire both adulation and outrage. “Gorgeous,” a new exhibit at the Asian Art Museum of San Francisco, explores the line between the exquisite and the grotesque. A collaboration with the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, the show runs from late June to mid-September and spans 2,200 years. The 72 objects on display range from 18th century Chinese sculpture to Sally Mann’s controversial black-and-white images of her young children. Visitors aren’t expected to find every work alluring; the museum warns that its mission is to provoke the eye, not just please it.

MUSIC

Heartthrob

When he’s not working on a Ph.D. in philosophy at Chicago’s DePaul University, Tom Krell creates ambient, emotional R&B under the name How to Dress Well. He follows up two critically acclaimed albums with “What Is This Heart?” on June 24.

MOVIES

Ice Queen

You might not recognize Tilda Swinton in Snowpiercer, a South Korean–American sci-fi film about what happens after a failed attempt to solve global warming plunges earth into an ice age. The cooldown begins June 27.

TELEVISION

One for All

France’s 170-year-old story of three royal bodyguards has been adapted countless times, but BBC America’s The Musketeers, premiering June 22, promises to do what others haven’t: dive deeper into the trio’s emotional baggage.

‘I HAD NO INTEREST IN TAILORING SONGS FOR TOP 40 RADIO, FOR 14-YEAR-OLD GIRLS OR BOYS.’

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THE WEEK

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This appears in the June 30, 2014 issue of TIME.

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