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  1. Sasaki's "Heartbeat"
    Dwell on Design

    Sasaki's "Heartbeat"

    What does your heartbeat look like? The Japanese-born artist Sasaki has been painting the vital sign of life for 15 years, airbrushing the distinctive waves in blood-red paint onto a canvas. He'll...

    written by: Alissa Walker
    06.20.11

  2. Jonas Wood

    Jonas Wood

    This is the first one-person museum exhibition of the artist's work, which is evocative of the Modernist sculptures of David Smith or Alexander Calder. Wood's subjects are centered around family...

    01.11.10

  3. Friday Finds 6.10.11
    Week in Review

    Friday Finds 6.10.11

    On this Friday, catch a glimpse of what our editors have been raving about all week. The longest hug in MTV history (rumor has it they're STILL hugging), animated renditions of the best television...

    written by: Diana Budds
    06.10.11

  4. Josef Albers: Innovation and Inspiration

    Josef Albers: Innovation and Inspiration

    Encompassing Albers' career from 1917 to 1973, this exhibition begins with four early self-portrait prints and follows to a group of boldly abstract compositions from Albers' tenure at Germany's...

    01.07.10

  5. Maira Kalman: Illuminations (of a Crazy World)

    Maira Kalman: Illuminations (of a Crazy World)

    This is the first major museum survey of the work of illustrator, author and designer Maira Kalman. This exhibition features a selection spanning thirty years of original works on paper and design...

    01.04.10

  6. Alexander Calder in Focus

    Alexander Calder in Focus

    Though Alexander Calder began his career as an artist focused on drawing and painting, he is best known for creating colorful, whimsical stabiles, mobiles, and large-scale sculptures of natural...

    01.03.10

  7. Iannis Xenakis: Composer, Architect, Visionary

    Iannis Xenakis: Composer, Architect, Visionary

    The exhibition explores the fundamental role of drawing in the work of Greek avant-garde composer Iannis Xenakis (1922–2001). A leading figure in twentieth century music, Xenakis was trained...

    01.01.10

  8. Modern in America: Works on Paper, 1900–1950s

    Modern in America: Works on Paper, 1900–1950s

    Approximately 140 prints, drawings, collages, and watercolors from the permanent collection offer the opportunity to ruminate on what constituted “modern” at various moments during the...

    01.01.10

  9. Leaps into the Void: Documents of Nouveau Réalist Performance

    Leaps into the Void: Documents of Nouveau Réalist Performance

    Pyrotechnics, exploding pigment, blowtorches, lacerated décollage, and found materials, define the radical gestures of the avant-garde movement, Nouveau Réalisme. Translated as &ldquo...

    01.01.10

  10. Cy Twombly

    Cy Twombly

    This exhibition showcases three recent works—two virtuosic paintings and a bronze sculpture—that illuminate the 82-year-old artist’s deep interest in painting and poetry, line and...

    01.01.10

  11. 2010 California Biennial

    2010 California Biennial

    The only exhibition of its kind in California, the California Biennial brings together a large cross-section of the State’s most innovative contemporary visual artists. The Biennial continues...

    01.01.10

  12. A+D Museum Los Angeles

    A+D Museum Los Angeles

    Established in response to the need for a space that would be devoted expressly to the exhibition of progressive architecture and design in Los Angeles, A+D Museum opened its doors in January 2001...

    01.26.11

  13. Stedelijk Museum Posters
    Travel Reports

    Stedelijk Museum Posters

    Upon entering the bright white interior of Amsterdam's Stedelijk Museum, a series of floor-to-ceiling posters that once advertised past exhibitions greets visitors. It's a striking display that...

    written by: Jordan Kushins
    photos by: Jordan Kushins
    06.01.11

  14. Maker Faire 2011
    Travel Reports

    Maker Faire 2011

    This weekend, Maker Faire—dubbed "the world's largest DIY festival"—took over the San Mateo County Event Center for its two-day do-it-yourself, show-and-tell extravaganza....

    written by: Miyoko Ohtake
    photos by: Miyoko Ohtake
    05.23.11

  15. Friday Finds 5.13.11
    Week in Review

    Friday Finds 5.13.11

    It's an exciting week for Dwell as our editors are off in New York City for Design Week. If you aren't able to make the trek to Gotham, have a gander at the designs in this week's Friday Finds....

    written by: Diana Budds
    05.13.11

  16. New Olds at Israeli Design Museum
    Event Spotlight

    New Olds at Israeli Design Museum

    There's an interesting new museum in Israel, just south of Tel Aviv, with a corkscrewing exterior of rust-red Cor-Ten steel: Design Museum Holon, designed by Ron Arad. Their forthcoming exhibition...

    written by: Jaime Gillin
    05.13.11

  17. Zaha Hadid's Milan Installation
    Outdoor

    Zaha Hadid's Milan Installation

    As part of last month's Milan Design Week, Zaha Hadid Architects teamed with LEA Ceramiche to create "Twirl," a mesmerizing installation in the 18th-century courtyard of the State...

    written by: Jaime Gillin
    05.10.11

  18. Lesley Anton's Ceramic Muses
    Interviews

    Lesley Anton's Ceramic Muses

    Citing inspirations ranging from the rocks of Joshua Tree to sand dunes, bamboo and her grandmother’s milk-glass hobnail bottles, Los Angeles-based ceramist Lesley Anton began her craft with...

    written by: Erika Heet
    05.09.11

  19. Friday Finds 5.06.11
    Week in Review

    Friday Finds 5.06.11

    Happy May 6th to you all. In this installment of Friday Finds, creative appendages, cork lamps, mid-century mosaics, and the story of Danny and Annie by StoryCorps and the Rauch Brothers. The...

    written by: Diana Budds
    05.06.11

  20. Otto Neurath. Gypsy Urbanism

    Otto Neurath. Gypsy Urbanism

    At a time when contemporary culture is dominated by mass media and we are all glued to many screens, it is fascinating to contemplate the career of little-known Austrian sociologist, Otto Neurath ...

    10.23.09

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