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  1. 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

  2. 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

  3. Lecture: Cold War Modern—Design 1945–1970

    Lecture: Cold War Modern—Design 1945–1970

    Dr. Pavitt will demonstrate how these aspects of Cold War modernity were manifested through objects, stressing the utopian nature of design practice in the period on both sides of the Iron Curtain....

    02.19.09

  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. Masters of Mid-Century California Modernism: Evelyn and Jerome Ackerman

    Masters of Mid-Century California Modernism: Evelyn and Jerome Ackerman

    The exhibition will offer an overview of the Ackermans' 50-year collaborative partnership, focusing on their work in decorative art and design, and their contribution to California mid-century...

    03.01.09

  6. 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

  7. Renegade Craft Fair 2009

    Renegade Craft Fair 2009

    The Renegade Craft Fair is accepting applications for its Los Angeles and San Francisco shows, each of which will be happening in mid-July. All handmade items are welcome to be submitted, from...

    03.01.09

  8. A POD in the Garden

    A POD in the Garden

    The Garden Conservancy & Flora Grubb Gardens present 2009 Garden Design Talk at Flora Grubb Gardens. A POD in the Garden: Capturing and creating your own "personal outdoor dwelling" in the garden...

    03.01.09

  9. 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

  10. The Founders of Ecoshack and Materials & Applications

    Stop by for an informal talk between Stephanie Smith of Ecoshack and Jenna Didier and Oliver Hess of Materials & Applications.

    03.01.09

  11. Green Urban Living Event

    Stop by the first mixed-use building within the Triangle district for a weekend-long open house showcasing sustainable design. Four out of the ten lofts will be open to the public; each has been...

    03.01.09

  12. 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

  13. NEXT: Contemporary Art and Design Group Exhibition

    NEXT: Contemporary Art and Design Group Exhibition

    This first annual group exhibition will feature a collection of new and innovative furniture, lighting, accessories and jewelry.

    03.01.09

  14. 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

  15. The Voyage of the Beagle

    The Voyage of the Beagle

    In celebration of Charles Darwin's 200th birthday, the Academy's adult book group will meet to discuss the naturalist's 1839 work, which he wrote during the course of his five-year worldwide...

    03.01.09

  16. 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

  17. 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

  18. 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

  19. 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

  20. Reception: Final Projects—Group XXVII

    This exhibition features the work of Simon Fujiwara and the team Hanakam & Schuller, and architects Alan Cicmak and the team Schinegger/Rutzinger.

    03.01.09

  21. Exhibition: Work AC—49 Cities

    Exhibition: Work AC—49 Cities

    49 cities is a call to re-engage cities as the site of radical thinking and experimentation, moving beyond ‘green building’ towards an embrace of ideas, scale, vision and common sense combined with...

    03.01.09

  22. 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

  23. Stephanie Odegard: Business, Artisanal Design and Social Responsibility

    Stephanie Odegard: Business, Artisanal Design and Social Responsibility

    Stephanie Odegard, founder of Odegard rug company, will share her thoughts on her involvement in assisting developing countries through business, the promotion and preservation of traditional...

    03.01.09

  24. 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

  25. European Design Since 1985—Shaping the New Century

    European Design Since 1985—Shaping the New Century

    The exhibition will present 250 seminal works including furniture, ceramics, metalwork, glass and product design that reveal the extraordinary creativity of two generations of designers in Belgium,...

    03.01.09

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