Catch these events in August and September
edited by Jen DeRose -- Interior Design, 7/1/2005 12:00:00 AM
In "Dutch at the Edge of Design: Fashion and Textiles from the Netherlands" at New York's Museum at FIT, you won't find clunky clogs. Instead, you'll see 75 avant-garde pieces by designers such as Marcel Wanders, Viktor &Rolf, and Nicolette Brunklaus, whose silk Blond draperies are digitally printed. September 8–December 10; 212-217-5800; fitnyc.edu.
Celebrating the opening of a renovated fourth floor, the Museum of Contemporary Art in Sydney, Australia, shows "New Acquisitions in Context." Swimming with the big fishes of MCA's 5,000-piece permanent collection are works by young locals, including James Angus's fiberglass Manta Ray. August 19–November 13; 61-2-9245-2400; mca.com.au.
Texas rounds up some of design's smoking guns in "Recent Accessions in Modern and Contemporary Design" at the Museum of Fine Arts, Houston. Amid more than 60 pieces is Ettore Sottsass's Murmansk Fruit Stand, a door by Gaetano Pesce, and Børge Mogensen's oak and leather Hunting Chair. August 27–January 1; 713-639-7300; mfah.org.
In "Rodin Beuys," at the Schirn Kunsthalle Frankfurt, surprising parallels can be seen in the art of Auguste Rodin and Joseph Beuys through 100 works on paper and 50 sculptures. For both men, the female form was a significant source of study, as seen in Beuys's 1956 pencil Honigfrau. September 9–November 27; 49-69-29-98-82-0; schirn.de.
All that glitters isn't gold is apparent in "Modernism in American Silver: 20th-Century Design" at the Smithsonian American Art Museum in Washington, D.C. Shining among more than 200 works by such artists as Michael Graves, Richard Meier, and Elsa Peretti is Jean G. Theobald's 1928 Diament dinette set. September 16–January 22; 202-633-1000; americanart.si.edu.
"Haim Steinbach/Matrix 217: Work in Progress: Objects for People—Snapshots"
Through September 4
Berkeley Art Museum, California; 510-642-0808; bampfa.berkeley.edu.
"James Turrell: Light Projections 1967-68"
Through September 10
PaceWildenstein, New York; 212-421-3292; pacewildenstein.com.
Through October 2
Albright-Knox Art Gallery, Buffalo; 716-882-8700; albrightknox.org.
"12 x 12: New Artists/New Work: Deb Sokolow"
Museum of Contemporary Art, Chicago; 312-280-2660; mcachicago.org.
American Craft Council Wholesale Show
Fort Mason Center, San Francisco; 800-836-3470; craftcouncil.org/sf.
"The Drunken Boat: Paintings by Bruce Goff"
August 12–October 2
Price Tower Arts Center, Bartlesville, Oklahoma; 918-336-4949; pricetower.org.
New York International Gift Fair
Jacob K. Javits Convention Center; 800-272-7469; nyigf.com.
August 13–September 25
Lehmann Maupin Gallery, New York; 212-255-2923; lehmannmaupin.com.
"Javier Tapia and Olof Olsson"
August 19–September 18
Galerie Asbæk, Copenhagen; 45-33-15-40-04; asbaek.dk.
"Peter Fischli/David Weiss"
August 27–October 8
Galerie Eva Presenhuber, Zurich; 41-43-444-7050; presenhuber.com.
"Old Masters to Modern Methods: Prints from the Birmingham Museum of Art"
September 4–January 2
Alabama; 205-254-2566; artsbma.org.
"Rick Oginz: New Work"
September 10–November 6
Gallery of Functional Art and Lois Lambert Gallery, Santa Monica, California; 310-829-6990; galleryoffunctionalart.com.
"Looking at Atget"
September 10–November 27
Philadelphia Museum of Art; 215-763-8100; philamuseum.org.
"Lords of Creation: The Origins of Sacred Maya Kingship"
September 10–January 2
Los Angeles County Museum of Art; 323-857-6000; lacma.org.
Baltimore Convention Center; 800-677-6278; mmart.com.
"A Contemporary Exhibition of Stipple-Engraved Glass by James Denison-Pender"
Mallett, New York; 212-249-8783; mallettantiques.com.
ASID/LA Design Trade Expo 2005
LA Mart; 310-659-4716; asidla.org.
"Tree of Paradise: Jewish Mosaics from the Roman Empire"
September 16–January 22
Brooklyn Museum, New York; 718-638-5000; brooklynmuseum.org.
"Contortion and Distortion: Postwar European Art from the Menil Collection"
September 22–January 9
Houston; 713-525-9400; menil.org.
"Changing Hands: Art Without Reservation, 2, Contemporary Native North American Art from the West, Northwest, and Pacific"
September 22–January 15
Museum of Arts & Design, New York; 212-956-3535; madmuseum.org.