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Sculpture Lets the Public Paint the Sky

An art installation in Vancouver, suspended 24 stories above the harbor, lets the public create light patterns with the swipe of a cell phone screen.
April 2, 2014
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Imaginary Artist Houses (And Their Dwell Counterparts)

Federico Babina's Archist City imagines what artist's own houses might look like—and while the resulting architecture is only imaginary, we've rounded up a few Dwell homes that fit the bill.
March 21, 2014
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Artists' Rug Exhibition at Atelier Courbet

Vladimir Kagan and Frank Gehry join French modern masters in a new rug exhibition at Atelier Courbet Master Craftsman Gallery in Nolita.
March 10, 2014
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Michael Murphy's Midcentury-Inspired Supersonic Series

San Francisco artist Michael Murphy’s latest series of prints, Supersonic, depicts a mod, mod world.
March 3, 2014
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Preview: Shigeru Ban's First Permanent U.S. Museum

Shigeru Ban calls the Aspen Art Museum, which is expected to be completed this summer, "my great step forward in my career as an architect." Dwell caught up with the architect for the recent reveal in Los Angeles.
February 26, 2014
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Future Shock: Guggenheim’s Gorgeous Retrospective on Futurism

Championing a radical and utopian vision, the artists profiled in the Guggenheim’s new exhibit Italian Futurism, 1909–1944: Reconstructing the Universe brought the concept of “total works of art” to new heights, especially when it came to objects and interior design, according to organizer and museum senior curator Vivian Greene. From the bedroom Giacomo Balla designed for his daughter in 1914 to the art houses (Casa d'Arte) he and other designers like Fortunto Depero created across Italy, forward-thinking design was applied to every aspect of life.
February 25, 2014
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Clark Institute to Unveil Ando-Designed Visitor Center

This summer will see the completion of the final stages of the Clark Art Institute's campus expansion program. Located in Williamstown, Massachusetts, the Sterling and Francine Clark Art Institute will christen a new Visitor Center designed by renowned architect Tadao Ando. The center's glass entry area is a dramatic new entrance to the Clark Institute. Since its 2001 reconceptualization, the Institute's campus has undergone extensive changes, including the demolition of a physical plant and the completion and opening of the Stone Hill center. Such changes will enable the Institute to surpass its former size limitations and display a wider variety of works.
February 20, 2014
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Craftspeak: The Bard Graduate Center Craft Oral History Project

While history and tradition inform so much of contemporary craft, the history of makers themselves isn’t always a priority. It’s a realization that struck Bard Assistant Professor Catherine Whalen and inspired her to create the BGC Craft, Art, and Design Oral History Project, a massive oral history project of tagged and transcribed interviews seeking to document experiences and make connections across disciplines.
February 12, 2014
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Things We Saw in Paris (Maison&Objet 2014 Part Three)

Following our editors' dispatches from the Maison&Objet furniture fair in Paris (here and here!), we rounded up a few more points of excellence from the French design capital.
February 10, 2014