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December 22, 2010

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.

One of the featured designers in the show is Spanish-born Mexican architect   Félix Candela. Among his works, the Chapel Lomas de Cuernavaca (completed in 1958) in Cuernavaca, Morelos. Photo by Dorothy Candela.
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.
Originally appeared in The Art of Structure
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Carbon-fiber 'Spun Chair' by Mathias Bengtsson of Denmark, 2002. Photo by Jeppe Gudmundsen Holmgreen.
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.
Originally appeared in Snøhetta Curates Nordic Design
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Here the Frankfurt Kitchen as reconstructed and on view at the MoMA.
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
Originally appeared in Counter Space at the MoMA
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The Frankfurt kitchen, designed by Austrian architect Margarete Schütte-Lihotzky, was one of the first kitchens designed as a complete and efficient system.
Courtesy of 
V&A Images/Victoria and Albert Museum, London
Originally appeared in An Introduction to Kitchen Design
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Earthenware plate by the Société Céramique Masstricht circa 1925 in the Netherlands.
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.
Originally appeared in Modern in the Making
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Here's the interior of the Hadid-designed tasting pavilion.
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.
Originally appeared in SFMOMA: How Wine Became Modern
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LightLane by Evan Gant and Alex Tee
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.
Originally appeared in Zoe Ryan on Hyperlinks at AIC
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<i>What is Modern?</i> and <i>Olivetti: Innovation and Identity</i> celebrates the forward-looking mentality of modern design and the industrial works of Olivetti. On view at the Denver Art Museum through October 2012. <a href="http://www.dwell.com/slides
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.
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<i>Why Design Now?</i>, the fourth exhibit in the National Design Triennial series, comes to a close after offering views of more than 125 projects spanning design disciplines from architecture to fashion. On view at the Cooper-Hewitt, National Design Mus
Why Design Now?, the fourth exhibit in the National Design Triennial series, comes to a close after offering views of more than 125 projects spanning design disciplines from architecture to fashion. On view at the Cooper-Hewitt, National Design Museum through January 9. Watch our slideshow of images from the show.

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