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  1. The Relief Chair and Fashioning Felt
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    The Relief Chair and Fashioning Felt

    At first glance I thought this chair was made from the rather hard and inhospitable charcoal-colored packing material that often surrounds new electronics inside shipping boxes. But upon closer...

    written by: Sarah Rich
    03.11.09

  2. Living in Levittown
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    Living in Levittown

    One of the criticisms of suburbia is its homogeneity—and there's no better example of monotonous development than the Levittown communities built in the 1940s, 50s, and 60s. The history books...

    written by: Miyoko Ohtake
    03.09.09

  3. The Soft Spot
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    The Soft Spot

    As designers embrace the idea of directing their skills toward doing good in the world, a collective of students and alumni from the Academy of Art University in San Francisco have launched an...

    written by: Sarah Rich
    03.03.09

  4. Pablo Picasso—Mosqueteros

    Pablo Picasso—Mosqueteros

    This is the first exhibition in the United States to focus on the late paintings since "Picasso: The Last Years: 1963-1973" at the Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum in 1984. The collection of works,...

    03.01.09

  5. A Talk by Artist Dan Graham

    A Talk by Artist Dan Graham

    Graham, a central figure in contemporary art since the 1960s, has worked in a variety of media: still photography, film and video, architectural models, drawings, and more. A major retrospective...

    03.01.09

  6. The Psychedelic Experience—Rock Posters from the Bay Area, 1965-71

    The Psychedelic Experience—Rock Posters from the Bay Area, 1965-71

    Over 300 posters, album covers, zines, and other items from the late 1960s and early 70s by artists from Wes Wilson to Victor Moscoso will be displayed.

    03.01.09

  7. From Plaster to Stone

    From Plaster to Stone

    Isamu Noguchi began using small paper models in the 1940s to help visualize his larger sculptures. He continued doing so for the rest of his career, transitioning into plaster maquettes in order to...

    03.01.09

  8. Exhibition: FOCUS—Rosson Crow

    Exhibition: FOCUS—Rosson Crow

    Interior spaces are the foundation upon which the native Texan artist constructs her dripping tableaus, which often include Modernist architectural triumphs, such as Los Angeles’ Koenig House.

    03.01.09

  9. Exhibition: Marlene Dumas—Measuring Your Own Grave

    Exhibition: Marlene Dumas—Measuring Your Own Grave

    The exhibition is the first mid-career retrospective of this South African painter to be mounted in the United States. Approximately 65 paintings and 25 drawings will be installed thematically in...

    03.01.09

  10. Art Talk: Erich Heckel

    Art Talk: Erich Heckel

    The Hammer's curatorial department leads a free 15-minute discussion on Erich Heckel's 1916 work, Irrer Soldat (Mad Soldier). Heckel (1883-1970) was a German painter and printmaker, and a founding...

    03.01.09

  11. Julius Shulman: Oklahoma Modernism Rediscovered

    Organized by the Oklahoma City Museum of Art (OKCMOA), Julius Shulman: Oklahoma Modernism Rediscovered is the first-ever retrospective of photographs taken in Oklahoma by legendary architectural...

    03.01.09

  12. Photographic Memories

    Photographic Memories

    The photographs on display date mostly from 1850–1910, and the subjects range from formal portraits of princes to picturesque views of palaces and temples to depictions of dancers and tightrope...

    03.01.09

  13. Collecting Case Studies: James Cahn
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    Collecting Case Studies: James Cahn

    James Cahn is a 25-year-old Chicago-based emerging collector and financial consultant. He collects with his partner Jeremiah Collatz, art advisor at Dirk Denison Architects.

    written by: Natasha Boas
    02.27.09

  14. Art Start
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    Art Start

    Curatorial manager Jennifer Strate O’Neal calls Creative Growth Art Center the “homestead” of a now-flourishing creative community in Oakland, California.

    photos by: Doug Adesko
    02.26.09

  15. Matryoshka: Public Art in West LA
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    Matryoshka: Public Art in West LA

    As the LA Times attempts a controversial mapping of LA neighborhoods, which appears to be creating more divisions in the city than anything else, a public art show in West Hollywood is embracing...

    written by: Laure Joliet
    02.26.09

  16. What the Font?
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    What the Font?

    Ever ask yourself, "Is that Arial or Helvetica?" (Or for type snobs, "Is that Helvetica or Helvetica Neue?") Then WhatTheFont may be the iPhone application for you. WhatTheFont...

    written by: David A. Greene
    02.22.09

  17. My Favorite Thing: Aaron's Senegalese Statue
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    My Favorite Thing: Aaron's Senegalese Statue

    In this installment of My Favorite Thing, editor Aaron Britt shares a gift given to him by some students, and contemplates its power to influence his future. 

    written by: Jordan Kushins
    02.20.09

  18. Interview with Jürgen Mayer H.: Part II
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    Interview with Jürgen Mayer H.: Part II

    Last week I sat down over an Anchor Steam with Jurgen Mayer H. of the Berlin-based architecture firm J. Mayer H. at the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art's cafe. In the first part of my...

    written by: Aaron Britt
    02.12.09

  19. All-Inclusive Architecture
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    All-Inclusive Architecture

    At the symbolic heart of Philadelphia lies John F. Kennedy (JFK) Plaza, more commonly called Love Park after a Robert Indiana sculpture that is the soul of the site.

    written by: Anuj Desai
    photos by: Adam Friedberg
    02.05.09

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