edited by Sheila Kim-Jamet -- Interior Design, 12/1/2004 12:00:00 AM
Writing on the Wall
"Marks of Enlightenment, Traces of Devotion: Japanese Calligraphy and Painting From the Sylvan Barnet and William Burto Collection" opens December 23 at Harvard University's Arthur M. Sackler Museum. Barnet and Burto, both alumni, have amassed 70 objects dating from the eighth through the 20th centuries.
International Fine Art Expositions and Sculpture Objects & Functional Art team up for PalmBeach3 at the Palm Beach County Convention Center in Florida. From January 13 to 17, the new show brings together dealers such as New York's Staley-Wise Gallery, offering David LaChapelle's photograph Death by Hamburger.
The Big 3-0
In 1974, two family-owned textile companies began working together, New York–based Carnegie serving as the exclusive U.S. distributor for Switzerland's Création Baumann. To celebrate 30 years of collaboration, the companies recently got together to dress up New York's Kashya Hildebrand Gallery—with mannequins wearing fresh-cut flowers and gorgeous cloth.
Fresh from the triumphal reception of his expanded Museum of Modern Art, New York, Yoshio Taniguchi has secured his first ground-up commission outside Japan. The Asia Society Texas, one of eight regional centers of Manhattan's Asia Society, has signed him up to build a permanent home in Houston. Asia House will include galleries, a theater, and classrooms.
Pretty precocious for a 10-year-old: Next month marks a decade since the distinctive stepped facade of Mario Botta's building became the public face of the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art. In celebration, SFMOMA has designated January 22 as Community Day, featuring performances and hands-on art projects as well as free admission.