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  1. Systematic Landscapes exhibit at the de Young Museum
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    Systematic Landscapes exhibit at the de Young Museum

    Maya Lin’s newly opened exhibition at the de Young Museum in San Francisco, titled Systematic Landscapes, depicts a stunning collection of recent and brand-new works that explore what the New...

    written by: Miyoko Ohtake
    11.04.08

  2. A Cold War Modern: Design 1945-1970

    Art and design were not peripheral symptoms of politics during the Cold War: they played a central role in representing and sometimes challenging the dominant political and social ideas of the age.

    01.09.09

  3. A Bittersweet Decade: The New Deal in America, 1933-43

    Commemorating the 75th anniversary of the New Deal, A Bittersweet Decade: The New Deal in America, 1933-43 considers the impact of Franklin D. Roosevelt’s New Deal programs on American culture. The...

    01.09.09

  4. 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

  5. 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

  6. 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

  7. 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

  8. 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

  9. 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

  10. 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

  11. 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

  12. Boolean Valley

    Boolean Valley

    Potter Adam Silverman and architect Nader Tehrani collaborated on this room-sized installation, which is comprised of 400 cut-clay objects that together form a topographic sculptural landscape. The...

    03.20.09

  13. Exhibition: Book Art of the Russian Avant-Garde, 1910-1917

    Exhibition: Book Art of the Russian Avant-Garde, 1910-1917

    During the years spanning the revolutions of 1905 and 1917, Russia was in spiritual, social, and cultural crisis. This exhibition explores the way Russian avant-garde poets and artists responded to...

    03.20.09

  14. Brücke: The Birth of Expressionism in Dresden and Berlin, 1905–1913

    Brücke: The Birth of Expressionism in Dresden and Berlin, 1905–1913

    In 1905 four architecture students founded a new artistic movement with an emphasis on vivid color and emotional directness. This group, called Brücke ("bridge in German), founded by Frtiz Bieyl,...

    03.22.09

  15. In Situ: Architecture and Landscape

    In Situ: Architecture and Landscape

    In Situ: Architecture and Landscape draws from the rich collection of The Museum of Modern Art to examine the diverse attitudes toward landscape over the last hundred years.

    03.24.09

  16. Jaromír Funke and the Amateur Avant-Garde

    Jaromír Funke and the Amateur Avant-Garde

    Jaromír Funke (1896–1945) was one of the foremost photographers of the 1920s and 1930s in Czechoslovakia. Funke's work merged with the mainstream amateur movement, as well as national...

    03.25.09

  17. Esque Show at Heath

    Esque Show at Heath

    Andi Kovel and Justin Parker of Portland-Oregon–based Esque Studio will be onhand to discuss their work, which will be display at Heath through mid-May.

    04.02.09

  18. Fourth All-Media Juried Biennial

    The exhibition will include original paintings, drawings, prints, sculpture, photography, video, computer-generated images, site-specific installations, and performance art from Florida-based...

    04.09.09

  19. Paper: Pressed, Stained, Slashed, Folded

    Paper: Pressed, Stained, Slashed, Folded

    This exhibition of approximately 70 works from MoMA’s collection that explore and manipulate the materiality of paper. Comprising prints and illustrated books as well as drawings and a papier...

    04.14.09

  20. Tangled Alphabets: León Ferrari and Mira Schendel

    Tangled Alphabets: León Ferrari and Mira Schendel

    This is the first major museum retrospective in the United States to survey the work of León Ferrari (Argentine, b. 1920) and Mira Schendel (Brazilian, b. Switzerland, 1919–1988), and...

    04.14.09

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