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Art Is Where the Home Is

In honor of the Palais-Royal's first public art exhibition's 346th anniversary (it debuted today in 1667!), we've curated a fine crop of modern art found in the pages of Dwell. For more modern art, check out these five desserts inspired by iconic works of art that are sure to impress any dinner guest.
April 9, 2013
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Digging Into to All Things Wood with the Museum of Art and Design

A new exhibit at the Museum of Arts & Design celebrates an enduring medium. Against the Grain: Wood in Contemporary Art, Craft and Design brings together 90 works from 57 artists, designers and craftsmen who work with wood. Examining contemporary methods of woodworking and the relationship between function and form, many of the pieces challenge preconceived notions of the ubiquitous material.
April 2, 2013
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MAD’s After the Museum

A new exhibition at the Museum of Arts & Design is best described as an ecosystem, says MAD's Manager of Public Programs and co-curator, Jake Yuzna. After the Museum: The Home Front 2013 brings together the American design community to explore the future of the museum as it relates to designers and the public as a whole. With ample opportunity for museum attendees to interact with the installations (many of which are in constant flux themselves), the ongoing processes and results contained within the ever-changing exhibition hope to shed light on what the museum of the future might entail.
March 28, 2013
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A Resin to Love

A long overdue solo show for designer, architect, and artist Gaetano Pesce opened last week at Fred Torres Collaborations in Chelsea, New York. Despite his work being shown in galleries and museums the world over and receiving numerous high-profile awards in architecture and design throughout his career, a solo New York exhibition has eclipsed him until now. It would be hard to contain Mr. Pesce to one label as his work often treads the line between piece of art and work of design. The show, titled L’Abbraccio (the Embrace), narrows his body of work down to define Gaetano Pesce, the artist.
March 26, 2013
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RCA Secret 2013

Shh, can you keep a secret? The Royal College of Art in London is having its annual RCA Secret exhibition and one-day shop of its 2,700 original postcard-sized artworks by 1,034 internationally acclaimed artists and up-and-coming graduates this coming Saturday, March 23 in the new Dyson Building at the Royal College of Art, Battersea. This year's event will feature original works by renowned artists such as Christo and John Baldessari, David Bailey, Mike Leigh, Orla Kiely, and Sir Paul Smith. Past RCA contributers include Tracey Emin, David Hockney, Giorgio Armani, Sam-Taylor Wood, and David Bowie. Each postcard will go for $68, but considering that you might possibly stumble upon a Damien Hirst (whose work sells for millions), it's worth getting a few (but pace yourself, the maximum is 4!) and lining up early (first come, first served basis). The logic behind the 'Secret' is that the artist signs their postcard only on the back, so buyers won't be able to identify the creator until they purchase the piece. All proceeds will go towards supporting the RCA Fine Art Student Award Fund and before heading over, be sure to register here for an RCA Secret Collector's Number to purchase postcards at the event. For those who cannot make it across the pond, click on through to see our selects from RCA's 2.7K something postcards.
March 22, 2013
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Q&A with Architectural Designer and Artist Maya Lin

The artist, designer, and architect takes us through her formative years as a maker, her dedication to environmental art, and the joys of furniture design.
March 18, 2013
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David Zwirner Gallery's Expansion in Chelsea, New York

When the David Zwirner gallery decided to expand their Chelsea presence, they turned to a familiar face. Architect Annabelle Selldorf had completed the renovation of both their 19th street location and London outpost and last month the five-story, 30,000 square foot gallery of her design opened. The inaugural show features Dan Flavin and Donald Judd, deceased artists on Zwirner’s roster, whose minimal art allows the new building to showcase itself to the public.
March 13, 2013
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Emerging Voices Lecture Series: graciastudio & SO – IL

Last Thursday, the Architectural League hosted the first in a series of lectures from the recipients of the 2013 Emerging Voices program. Selected for the promise they have shown in forging unique paths in architecture, the eight firms will be presenting lectures on their personal philosophies each Thursday this month. On deck last night were Jorge Gracia of graciastudio and Florian Idenburg and Jing Liu of New York City-based SO – IL. With an introduction by architecture critic Thomas de Monchaux, the two firms spoke to a packed crowd at Cooper Union’s Rose Auditorium.
March 12, 2013

The Bay Lights Begins Tonight!

If you're in the San Francisco Bay Area tonight, you won't want to miss the debut of The Bay Lights, the largest scale LED light installation in the world to date.
March 5, 2013