This weekend, the question is now "What to do?" but "What not to do?". Welcome to a jam-packed edition of Out and About featuring openings, closings, and events in London, Toronto, Paris, Berkeley, Chicago, and New York City.
This weekend marks the final days of the Museum of Modern Art's homage to the Bauhaus, the early-20th-century German school and movement that fostered and supported early modernism leaders like Marcel Breuer and Walter Gropius. The MoMA's exhibition Bauhaus 1919-1933: Workshops for Modernity opened on November 8, 2009, and is the museum's first major show featuring the Bauhaus in over 70 years.
This week's round-up of links brings us lots of fodder for thought and inspiration. The editors share conceptual reuse ideas, Finnish textiles by way of Frankfurt, print design of yore, as well as a way to reach out and assist the reconstruction of Haiti.
This long weekend sees two exhibition openings and two closings worth checking out: a look at Iannis Xenakis's work and the changing understanding of "landscape" in New York, Daniel Burnham's Plan of Chicago in the Windy City, and Ewan Gibbs' drawings of San Francisco in the City by the Bay.
The holidays are a wonderful time for stopping what you're doing and catching up on all those tasks (and treats) you've put aside for later. Top on my list is always snuggling up on the couch with a good read or graphic eye candy. Here are three books from Gingko Press worth sitting down with.
Though this is the time of year when many people spend the weekends bustling around finishing their Christmas shopping, it's a good time to take a break and warm up with a stroll inside a museum--plus, they almost always have gift shops. Here are three shows to check out this weekend.