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  1. FungiFest 2010

    FungiFest 2010

    Machine Project will be consumed by fungi and molds. There will be workshops on wild mushroom collecting, a screening of mushroom-themed Japanese horror films, mushroom flavored frozen yogurt, a...

    01.01.10

  2. 2010 California Biennial

    2010 California Biennial

    The only exhibition of its kind in California, the California Biennial brings together a large cross-section of the State’s most innovative contemporary visual artists. The Biennial continues...

    01.01.10

  3. Cy Twombly

    Cy Twombly

    This exhibition showcases three recent works—two virtuosic paintings and a bronze sculpture—that illuminate the 82-year-old artist’s deep interest in painting and poetry, line and...

    01.01.10

  4. Leaps into the Void: Documents of Nouveau Réalist Performance

    Leaps into the Void: Documents of Nouveau Réalist Performance

    Pyrotechnics, exploding pigment, blowtorches, lacerated décollage, and found materials, define the radical gestures of the avant-garde movement, Nouveau Réalisme. Translated as &ldquo...

    01.01.10

  5. Urban Panoramas: Opie, Liao, Kim

    Urban Panoramas: Opie, Liao, Kim

    This exhibition highlights work by three contemporary photographers, each of whom implemented a panoramic viewpoint to examine a specific urban environment. Catherine Opie (American, born 1961)...

    01.01.10

  6. Modern in America: Works on Paper, 1900–1950s

    Modern in America: Works on Paper, 1900–1950s

    Approximately 140 prints, drawings, collages, and watercolors from the permanent collection offer the opportunity to ruminate on what constituted “modern” at various moments during the...

    01.01.10

  7. Iannis Xenakis: Composer, Architect, Visionary

    Iannis Xenakis: Composer, Architect, Visionary

    The exhibition explores the fundamental role of drawing in the work of Greek avant-garde composer Iannis Xenakis (1922–2001). A leading figure in twentieth century music, Xenakis was trained...

    01.01.10

  8. Tools of the Trade

    Tools of the Trade

    All serious cooks have one do-or-die utensil that they simply cannot live without—be it extralong ryoribashi or a dimpled copper pot for melting butter. We canvassed professionals and...

    written by: Amanda Dameron
    01.02.10

  9. Alexander Calder in Focus

    Alexander Calder in Focus

    Though Alexander Calder began his career as an artist focused on drawing and painting, he is best known for creating colorful, whimsical stabiles, mobiles, and large-scale sculptures of natural...

    01.03.10

  10. San Diego, CA
    City Guide

    San Diego, CA

    Nestled on the Pacific coastline, between Los Angeles’s sprawl and the Mexican border, San Diego is a surprisingly design-forward town with a handful of modern masterpieces to prove it.

    written by: Aaron Britt
    photos by: Bryce Duffy
    01.04.10

  11. Maira Kalman: Illuminations (of a Crazy World)

    Maira Kalman: Illuminations (of a Crazy World)

    This is the first major museum survey of the work of illustrator, author and designer Maira Kalman. This exhibition features a selection spanning thirty years of original works on paper and design...

    01.04.10

  12. Detour: Art, Architecture, Cities

    Detour: Art, Architecture, Cities

    As a closing event to Detour, a traveling exhibition documenting notable architecture and design along 18 Norwegian national tourist routes, this symposium features an afternoon panel with...

    01.06.10

  13. Josef Albers: Innovation and Inspiration

    Josef Albers: Innovation and Inspiration

    Encompassing Albers' career from 1917 to 1973, this exhibition begins with four early self-portrait prints and follows to a group of boldly abstract compositions from Albers' tenure at Germany's...

    01.07.10

  14. Michelle Lord
    Interviews

    Michelle Lord

    Michelle Lord is a visual artist based in Birmingham, England. For the UK’s Architecture Week 2007, she produced an ambitious architectural model based on Jorge Luis Borges’s story ...

    written by: Dwell Staff
    01.07.10

  15. Konstantin Grcic: Decisive Design
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    Konstantin Grcic: Decisive Design

    Released at the end of last month, Konstantin Grcic: Decisive Design by the Art Institute of Chicago's design curator Zoë Ryan is a fine addition to the growing literature on the excellent...

    written by: Aaron Britt
    01.07.10

  16. "What's Next?" Competition
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    "What's Next?" Competition

    It's a new year and if you're newly energized to enter some design competitions, you now have an extension to get in on the newest one from Social Designer. The "What's Next?" competition...

    written by: Sarah Rich
    01.09.10

  17. Composite Index
    My House

    Composite Index

    Corporate high-flyers and admitted neat freaks Bruce Thatcher and Kirsty Leighton couldn’t handle the chaos anymore. With two small boys and demanding jobs (he works in hedge funds, she&rsquo...

    written by: Nicola Twilley
    photos by: Matthew Williams
    01.11.10

  18. Jonas Wood

    Jonas Wood

    This is the first one-person museum exhibition of the artist's work, which is evocative of the Modernist sculptures of David Smith or Alexander Calder. Wood's subjects are centered around family...

    01.11.10

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