Catch these events in March and April
edited by Jen DeRose -- Interior Design, 2/1/2007 12:00:00 AM
1. Their personal relationship lasted for nearly 60 years, but the works of Joan Miró and Alexander Calder were only rarely shown together during their lives—most significantly at the Spanish pavilion for the Paris World's Fair in 1937 and the Terrace Plaza Hotel in Cincinnati in 1947. "Miró and Calder" reunites them at Dublin's Irish Museum of Modern Art. Bronze sculptures by Miró, including 1974's Personnage, join Calder's works of bolted sheet metal. April 4–June 30; 353-1-612-9900; imma.ie.
2. April in the nation's capital used to mean cherry blossoms. Now, ArtDC gives visitors a reason to stay after peak bloom. Held at the Washington Convention Center, the fair rounds up 85 international galleries showing contemporary painting, sculpture, and photography. Italy's Brancolini Grimaldi shows Forte dei Marmi, a C-print by Francesco Jodice—an architect who cofounded the design network Multiplicity. April 27-30; 866-727-7953; dc-artfair.com.
3. Ross Lovegrove's 2005 prototype Liquid bench soared to $240,000 at Phillips de Pury & Company last October, setting a record for the British industrial designer. Now, the New York auction house hosts an exhibition, "Endurance," to accompany a sale of his sculptural designs. If his Liquid tables look aerodynamic, it might be because they were milled from aluminum typically used for airplanes. March 31; 212-940-1200; phillipsdepury.com.
4. The residents of Waltham, Massachusetts, might wake up to find their personal treasures on view at Brandeis University's Rose Art Museum, a co-organizer of "John Armleder: Too Much Is Not Enough." This multimedia artist raids local venues to create installations that undermine the hierarchy of art and design. Witness his Zack Wild mural, which served as a backdrop for the installation Ne Dites Pas Non! when the show debuted at Germany's Kunstverein Hannover. April 26–July 29; 781-736-3434; brandeis.edu/rose.
5. In "Open House: Architecture and Technology for Intelligent Living" at the Art Center College of Design in Pasadena, California, 10 emerging international firms unveil visions for dwellings in the year 2026. This rendering shows how Rojkind Arquitectos would address challenges posed by Mexico's aging population: The bathroom has a height-adjustable floor and a medicine chest with an interface to monitor prescriptions. April 14–July 1; 626-396-2200; artcenter.edu.
March 10–August 5
Jewish Museum, New York; 212-423-3271; jewishmuseum.org.
Dan Graham and Bregtje van der Haak Present
Sculpture Center, New York; 718-361-1750; sculpture-center.org.
"Dario Robleto: Chrysanthemum Anthems"
March 11–June 17
Aldrich Contemporary Art Museum, Ridgefield, Connecticut; 203-438-4519; aldrichart.org.
International Asian Art Fair
Seventh Regiment Armory, New York; 212-642-8572; haughton.com/asian.
"Whenever It Starts It Is the Right Time: Some Proposals on How to Housewife the Future"
March 23–May 6
Frankfurter Kunstverein, Germany; 49-69-219314-0; fkv.de.
Artists and Legends Gala
Palm Springs Art Museum, California; 760-325-7186; psmuseum.org.
High Point Market
March 26–April 1
International Home Furnishings Center, North Carolina; 336-888-3700; ihfc.com.
Shanghai New International Expo Center; 86-21-6247-7668; domotexasiachinafloor.com.
"Smart Works: Design and the Handmade"
March 30–July 1
Powerhouse Museum, Sydney, Australia; 61-2-9217-0111; powerhousemuseum.com.au.
Symposium on Inclusive Design: Understanding & Designing Accessible Residential Environments
March 31–April 1
New York School of Interior Design; 212-472-1500; nysid.edu.
"Ursula von Rydingsvard"
March 31–May 27
Herbert F. Johnson Museum of Art, Ithaca, New York; 607-255-6464; museum.cornell.edu.
"NY 150+: A Timeline—Ideas, Civic Institutions, and Futures"
April 9–June 23
Center for Architecture, New York; 212-683-0023; aiany.org.
Multiple venues; 215-951-2863; designphiladelphia.org.
"The Collective Foundation"
April 13–July 1
Yerba Buena Center for the Arts, San Francisco; 415-978-2700; ybca.org.
"Focus: Barnaby Furnas"
April 15–June 10
Modern Art Museum of Fort Worth; 817-738-9215; themodern.org.
McCormick Place, Chicago; 866-285-3691; coverings.com.
"Beyond the White Cube: A Retrospective of Brian O'Doherty/Patrick Ireland"
April 17–July 14
Grey Art Gallery, New York; 212-998-6780; nyu.edu/greyart.
Salone Internazionale del Mobile
Fiera Milano, Rho-Pero, Italy; 39-02-72-5941; cosmit.it.
April 18–June 17
Gallery at Redcat, Los Angeles; 213-237-2800; redcat.org.
"From Berlin to Broadway: The Ebb Bequest of Modern German and Austrian Drawings"
April 20–September 2
Morgan Library & Museum, New York; 212-685-0008; themorgan.org.
"Gego, Between Transparency and the Invisible"
April 21–July 21
Drawing Center, New York; 212-219-2166; drawingcenter.org.
Los Angeles Antiques Show
Santa Monica Airport; 310-586-1017; psartsantiques.com.
"Jenny Holzer: Archive"
April 28–June 6
Barbara Krakow Gallery, Boston; 617-262-4490; barbarakrakowgallery.com.