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  1. Design Cities 2008

    The exhibition features a full range of objects from textiles and fashion to industrial pieces, furniture and prints. It includes design classics such as chairs by Charles and Ray Eames, as well as...

    01.09.09

  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. Weaning New York from Fossil Fuels

    Ashok Gupta, Air & Energy Program Director for the Natural Resources Defense Council, will moderate a discussion on practical near-term opportunities and barriers associated with the deployment...

    03.01.09

  5. 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

  6. 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

  7. Slow Food Chicago: Ecuadorian Chocolate

    Master chocolate maker Enrique Cerda of Kallari Chocolate will deliver a presentation on the production of Cacao, and the story behind the 850 indigenous Kichwa families from the Ecuadorian Amazon...

    03.01.09

  8. 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

  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. 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

  11. 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

  12. Fire as Grassland Management

    The Aldo Leopold Foundation will lead a two-day workshop at Frank Lloyd Wright's Taliesin Estate about fire ecology, fire behavior principles, and how to begin preparing for using fire in managing...

    03.01.09

  13. Design in the Age of Climate Consequences

    The discussion will be led by author David W. Orr, ithe Paul Sears Distinguished Professor of Environmental Studies and Politics in the Environmental Studies Program at Oberlin College. He is best...

    03.01.09

  14. Fashioning Felt

    Fashioning Felt

    This exhibition will explore the varied new uses of felt—an ancient material, believed to be one of the earliest techniques for making textiles. Made by matting together wool fibers with...

    03.01.09

  15. 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

  16. Modern Times (1936)

    Modern Times (1936)

    One of Charlie Chaplin’s classic films pits humans against a modern, industrialized, impersonal city. The main character breaks down while working on an assembly line, but fights to maintain...

    03.01.09

  17. Friedlander

    Friedlander

    Born in 1934, Lee Friedlander gained fame in the early 1960s with off-balance street photographs that evoke the complexity the modern world. This exhibition gathers some 375 photographs plus...

    03.01.09

  18. 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

  19. Screening: Objectified

    Screening: Objectified

    Presenting the regional premiere of Objectified, the new feature-length independent documentary about industrial design from the director of Helvetica. Exploring the creative processes of some of...

    03.01.09

  20. 27th Annual Asian American Film Festival

    27th Annual Asian American Film Festival

    The Center for Asian America Media presents the San Francisco International Asian American Film Festival (SFIAAFF) every March. The SFIAAFF is the nation’s largest showcase for new Asian...

    03.01.09

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