Catch these events in May and June
Edited by Jen DeRose -- Interior Design, 4/1/2007 12:00:00 AM
1. Choreographing performances by wrestlers may be how artist Carlos Amorales got his start, but currently he's focused on video. As part of "Escultura Social: A New Generation of Art From Mexico City," Chicago's Museum of Contemporary Art is showing Useless Wonder, a double-frame projection based on Edgar Allan Poe's Narrative of Arthur Gordon Pym of Nantucket. The 19-artist exhibition was designed by Mexican firm Laboratory of Architecture. June 23–September 2; 800-622-7858; mcachicago.org.
2. Video may have killed the radio star, but Richard Sapper and Marco Zanuso's ts502 portable version from 1964 is still tuned-in today. Manufactured by Brionvega, the design is one of 30 objects in "Ideo Selects: Works From the Permanent Collection" at New York's Cooper-Hewitt, National Design Museum. June 22–January 20; 212-849-8300; cooperhewitt.org.
3. "Dior: The King of Couture" assembles 20 gowns truly fit for a queen. Commemorating the 50th anniversary of Christian Dior's death, the Indianapolis Museum of Art show pays homage to both him and his atelier, taken over by Yves Saint Laurent. This 1959 silk taffeta dress is the epitome of the Dior hourglass silhouette—with a YSL twist. June 10–December 2; 317-920-2660; ima-art.org.
4. As part of the new Six Cities Design Festival, the "Scottish Show 07" at the Lighthouse in Glasgow brings together 34 young talents, including fashion designer Niki Taylor. Elsewhere in Glasgow as well as in Aberdeen, Dundee, Edinburgh, Inverness, and Stirling, design-minded Scots can attend exhibitions, talks, and tours—while collecting toile-pattern Timorous Beasties mugs. May 17–June 3; 44-141-221-6362; six-cities.com.
5. "Mary Heilmann: To Be Someone" celebrates an artist admired for the "slacker" quality of her paintings—take the uneven, unfinished borders of Little Three for Two: Red, Yellow, Blue. This retrospective brings Heilmann's brand of California cool to the Orange County Museum of Art, Newport Beach, by examining her work, including furniture and ceramics. May 20–August 26; 949-759-1122; ocma.net.
"Joseph Cornell: Navigating the Imagination"
Through August 19
Peabody Essex Museum, Salem, Massachusetts; 866-745-1876; pem.org.
"New York Fashion Now"
Through September 23
Victoria and Albert Museum, London; 44-20-7942-2000; vam.ac.uk.
Art Meets Design and Other Conundrums: Niels Diffrient and Michael Kimmelman in Conversation
Bard Graduate Center, New York; 212-501-3000; bgc.bard.edu.
DV Interior Design & Urban Living Expo
Vancouver Convention & Exhibition Centre, British Columbia; 604-681-4126; dvexpo.ca.
Robert Lange Studios, Charleston, South Carolina; 843-805-8052; robertlangestudios.com.
"SAM at 75: Building a Collection for Seattle"
May 5–September 9
Seattle Art Museum; 206-654-3100; seattleartmuseum.org.
Destination: World Market Center
Las Vegas Design Center; 702-599-3064; lasvegasmarket.com.
St. Ann's Warehouse, New York; 718-875-1000; brooklyndesigns.net.
May 16–November 15
Storm King Art Center, Mountainville, New York; 845-534-3115; stormking.org.
International Contemporary Furniture Fair
Jacob K. Javits Convention Center, New York; 800-272-7469; icff.com.
"Neo Rauch at the Met: Para"
May 22–September 23
Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York; 212-535-7710; metmuseum.org.
Third International Architecture Biennale Rotterdam: Power—Producing the Contemporary City
May 24–September 2
Kunsthal Rotterdam, Netherlands; 31-10-206-00-33; biennalerotterdam.nl.
"Point of View IV: Windgate Charitable Foundation"
June 2–December 2
Mint Museum of Craft + Design, Charlotte, North Carolina; 704-337-2000; themintmuseums.org.
"All in the Present Must Be Transformed: Matthew Barney and Joseph Beuys"
June 6–September 2
Peggy Guggenheim Collection, Venice; 39-041-240-5411; guggenheim-venice.it.
Designing the Future: Japan's Tech Revolution
Japan Society, New York; 212-832-1155; japansociety.org.
Contemporary Crafts Market
Santa Monica Civic Auditorium, California; 310-285-3655; craftsource.org.
"Foto: Modernity in Central Europe, 1918-1945"
June 10–September 3
National Gallery of Art, Washington, D.C.; 202-737-4215; nga.gov.
NeoCon World's Trade Fair
Merchandise Mart, Chicago; 800-677-6278; mmart.com.
Messe Basel, Switzerland; 41-58-200-20-20; artbasel.com.
"The Boundaries of Architecture I"
June 15–October 21
Louisiana Museum of Modern Art, Humlebæk Denmark; 45-4919-0719; louisiana.dk.
"Out of This World: ShakerDesign Past, Present, and Future"
June 16–October 28
Shelburne Museum, Vermont; 802-985-3346; shelburnemuseum.org.
June 16–February 3
Museum of Glass, Tacoma, Washington; 253-284-4750; museumofglass.org.
June 18–July 2
Bloomingdale's, New York; 212-705-2000; chablis-the-french-chic.com.
June 29–August 17
Gladstone Gallery, New York; 212-206-9300; gladstonegallery.com.