Catch these events in July and August
edited by Jen DeRose -- Interior Design, 6/1/2005 12:00:00 AM
The Naughty Fruits of My Evil Labor, part of "Wangechi Mutu" at the Miami Art Museum, reflects the dichotomy of Western civilization and impoverished Africa—a personal subject for Mutu, as she was born and educated in Kenya and now lives in the United States. A video projection accompanies the show. July 22–October 9; 305-375-3000; miamiartmuseum.org.
Joan Snyder's oil, acrylic, and enamel Lines and Strokes was inspired by drips on her studio's walls. She ranks among the most important artists in the first generation of feminist painters. New York's Jewish Museum gathers 30 works in "Joan Snyder: A Painting Survey, 1969-2004." August 12–October 23; 212-423-3200; jewishmuseum.org.
Monaco's Grimaldi Forum gets a dash of Italian flair in "Arts of Africa: From Traditional Arts to Jean Pigozzi's Contemporary Collection," designed by Ettore Sottsass. Among the exhibit's more than 500 ancient soapstone statues and wood sculptures is Beninian Romuald Hazoumé's Coconut. July 16–September 4; 377-99-99-20-00; grimaldiforum.com.
In the San Diego Museum of Art's "Farsites: Urban Crisis and Domestic Symptoms in Recent Contemporary Art," curator Betti-Sue Hertz's documentary focuses on New York's 1965, 1977, and 2003 blackouts, during which Carlos Garaicoa's You Can Build Your Own City at Your Own Risk would have come in handy. August 27–November 13; 619-232-7931; sdmart.org.
Jorge Oteiza's sculptures may be modest in scale—the Empty Construction with Four Flat Units, Positive-Negative, 1957, is roughly 1 square foot—but they're huge on impact; the work was completed the same year the Basque Oteiza won the São Paulo Bienal grand prize. View it stateside in "Oteiza: Myth and Modernism" at New York's Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum. July 1–August 24; 212-423-3500; guggenheim.org.
"The Open Book: A History of the Photographic Book from 1878 to the Present"
Through September 4
International Center of Photography, New York; 212-857-0045; icp.org.
"Bridge Freezes Before Road"
Through August 19
Barbara Gladstone Gallery, New York; 212-206-9300; gladstonegallery.com.
Through August 27
Blaffer Gallery, Art Museum of the University of Houston; 713-743-9530; blaffergallery.org.
"Designed for Living: The Modern Interior"
Through August 27
ArchiTech Gallery of Architectural Art, Chicago; 312-475-1290; architechgallery.com.
"Follow Me: Chinese Art at the Turn of the Millennium"
July 2–September 4
Mori Art Museum, Tokyo; 81-3-5777-8600; mori.art.museum.
"Out of the Desert: The Uptons: An Artistic Dynasty"
Mathaf Gallery, London; 44-20-7235-0010; mathafgallery.com.
"Rencontres d'Arles 2005"
Arles, France; 33-4-9096-7606; rencontres-arles.com.
"Envisioning New England: Treasures from Community Art Museums"
July 9–October 16
Newport Art Museum, Rhode Island; 401-848-8200; newportartmuseum.com.
"Chuck Close: Self-Portraits 1967-2005"
July 24–October 16
Walker Art Center, Minneapolis; 612-375-7600; walkerart.org.
Printsource New York
Hotel Pennsylvania, New York; 212-352-1005; printsourcenewyork.com.
"Men of Mexico"
August 4—September 17
Throckmorton Fine Art, New York; 212-223-1059; throckmorton-nyc.com.
August 4—October 23
Rockwell Museum of Western Art, Corning, New York; 607-937-5386; rockwellmuseum.org.
"A New Kind of Historical Evidence: Photographs from the Carpenter Center Collection"
August 6—October 30
Fogg Art Museum, Cambridge, Massachusetts; 617-495-9400; artmuseums.harvard.edu.
"2005 New Orleans Triennial"
August 7—October 16
New Orleans Museum of Art; 504-488-2631; noma.org.
"The Land of Make-Believe: Children's Book Illustrations from the Collection of the Public Library of Charlotte & Mecklenburg County"
August 9—February 26
Mint Museum of Art, Charlotte, North Carolina; 704-337-2000; mintmuseum.org.
"Karkhana: A Contemporary Collaboration"
August 21—March 12
Aldrich Contemporary Art Museum, Ridgefield, Connecticut; 203-438-4519; aldrichart.org.
American Craft Exposition
Northwestern University, Evanston, Illinois; 847-570-5096; americancraftexpo.org.
Tendence Lifestyle Frankfurt
Frankfurt am Main; 49-69-75-75-0; messefrankfurt.com.
"Things I Love: The Many Collections of William I. Koch"
August 31—November 13
Museum of Fine Arts, Boston; 617-267-9300; mfa.org.