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  1. 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

  2. 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

  3. 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

  4. 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

  5. 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

  6. 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

  7. 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

  8. 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

  9. 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

  10. 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

  11. 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

  12. 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

  13. 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

  14. COOP HIMMELB(L)AU

    COOP HIMMELB(L)AU

    Recalling an urban landscape plan, this display strategy evokes the firm's belief in architecture's need to address spatial possibilities, while also reflecting design principal Wolf Prix's...

    03.01.09

  15. Fresh Flowers—The Evolution of Floral Design in 20th-Century Textiles

    Fresh Flowers—The Evolution of Floral Design in 20th-Century Textiles

    Throughout the centuries, flowers have been an important source of inspiration for western textile designers. The twentieth century was a particularly fertile period of innovation and change in...

    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. Jennifer Steinkamp—Fly to Mars

    Jennifer Steinkamp—Fly to Mars

    Steinkamp is a contemporary artist working in the field of new media art. Fly to Mars is a computer-animated projection of a tree that comes to life with movement as it cycles through the four...

    03.01.09

  18. 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

  19. 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

  20. 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

  21. 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

  22. 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

  23. Blackman Cruz Presents An Evening of Glass

    Blackman Cruz Presents An Evening of Glass

    The evening will feature the work of two glass artists: Lianne Gold, a California artist and designer, and Andrew Thompson, a native of the Twin Cities.

    03.01.09

  24. Scaling Up: From Green Buildings to Green Cities in the US and China

    This one-day conference is the first to bring together leading green design specialists from the fields of research, technology, architecture, business, and policy from the U.S. and China to build...

    04.03.09

  25. Fruit Tree Grafting Workshop

    In this hands-on workshop from Slow Food Chicago, you will graft and take home a low-maintenance fruit tree that can produce fruit organically without harmful spraying. There will also be fruit...

    03.19.09

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