With a few days off and some time to travel, now is your chance to catch new shows as well as the tail ends of the exhibitions you've been meaning to make it to. We've rounded up 8 must-see exhibits—with links to slideshows of images from each in case online is as close to on location as you're able to get.
The Art of Structure pays homage to the modern engineering needed to build structures like Félix Candela's Chapel Lomas de Cuernavaca in Cuernavaca, Morelos, (pictured) and George Washington Bridge over the Hudson River. On view at the Carnegie Museum of Art Heinz Architectural Center through January 17. Watch our slideshow of images from the show.
Nordic Models + Common Ground: Art and Design Unfolded features 35 emerging and established Scandinavian designers and artists hand-picked by Oslo-based architecture firm Snøhetta. On view at Scandinavia House in New York through March 9. Watch our slideshow of images from the show.
Counter Space puts the spotlight on the modern kitchen and its origins in architect Grete Schütte-Lihotzky's "Frankfurt Kitchen." On view at the Museum of Modern Art in New York through March 14. Watch our slideshow of images from the show.Courtesy of Stuttgarter Gesellschaft fŸr Kunst und Denkmalpflege, 2005.
Modern in the Making: Design 1900-2000 presents a chronology of modern design in the 20th century, from simple enamel vases to Michael Graves kitchenware. On view at the Speed Art Museum in Louisville, Kentucky, through April 3. Watch our slideshow of images from the show.
How Wine Became Modern explores wine through the lenses of graphic design, architecture, product design, and more. On view at the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art through April 17. Watch our slideshow of images from the show.
Hyperlinks: Architecture and Design, curated by Zoe Ryan and Joseph Rosa, explores the intersections of architecture and design and the ways in which the fields "hyperlink" with ideas from science, biology, communication, data visualization, manufacturing, and more. On view at the Art Institute of Chicago through July 20. Watch our slideshow of images from the show.
What is Modern? and Olivetti: Innovation and Identity celebrates the forward-looking mentality of modern design and the industrial works of Olivetti. On view at the Denver Art Museum through October 2012. Watch our slideshow of images from the show.