Catch these events in December and January
edited by Jen DeRose -- Interior Design, 11/1/2005 12:00:00 AM
"The Super 'Bowl'Show: Still Life Prints, Drawings, Photographs and Vessels"kicks off at the Detroit Institute of Arts—just in time for Super Bowl XL. Jay Musler's 1981 glass Ritual Vessel is an all-star among 30 bowls and approximately 100 works on paper depicting vases, glasses, and tureens from such artists as AndréKertész and Janet Fish. January 25–April 30; 313-833-7900; dia.org.
In "Karen LaMonte: Absence Adorned,"an American shows off the Czech glass-casting techniques she learned while on a Fulbright scholarship in Prague. And she'll be on hand at the Museum of Glass in Tacoma, Washington, for the opening of the show. To transfer a photograph onto her cast-glass Lark Mirror 2004, she employed a photo-resist process developed to copy portraits onto gravestones. December 10–September 4; 253-284-4719; museumofglass.org.
The Wadsworth Atheneum Museum of Art in Hartford focuses on the Amistad Center for Art &Culture's collection in "Double Exposure: African-Americans Before and Behind the Camera."More than 80 images range from 1850's daguerreotypes to recent digitally manipulated images. The past and present come together in Albert Chong's 1986 C-print Cousin Shirley: He sprinkled flower petals on a portrait of an ancestor and photographed the combination. January 14–June 18; 860-278-2670; amistadartandculture.org.
For two seasons, visitors to the Frederik Meijer Gardens &Sculpture Park in Grand Rapids, Michigan, can walk through "Andy Goldsworthy: Arches,"the artist's largest stateside exhibition to date. His 1994 27 Pebbles is among five pedestal-scale sculptures represented—alongside his 18-foot-high red-sandstone Grand Rapids Arch and the smaller-scale Herd of Arches, plus 15 photographs of Lake Michigan. January 27–May 14; 888-957-1580; meijergardens.org.
Organized by the Walker Art Center in Minneapolis, "Some Assembly Required: Contemporary Prefabricated Houses"is constructed out of murals, diagrams, video clips, and models as well as photographs. (This one shows Michelle Kaufmann Designs's eco-friendly Breezehouse, with its cladding of sustainably harvested Western red cedar and Cor-Ten steel.) There are even full-scale rooms from the FlatPak House by Lazor Office. December 8–March 26; 612-375-7600; walkerart.org.
December 1–January 31
Museum of Contemporary Art at Goldman Warehouse, Miami;
"Perspectives 149: It's Only Rock 'N' Roll"
December 2–January 22
Contemporary Arts Museum Houston; 713-284-8250; camh.org.
"Agnes Martin: To the Islands"
December 2–June 27
Dia: Beacon, New York;
"Peter Doig: Works on Paper"
December 4–March 1
Gallery at Windsor, Vero Beach, Florida; 866-576-8328; windsorflorida.com.
"Juglandaceae Origins: Works on Paper and Photo-Based Calligraphy"
December 8–February 4
Tama Gallery, New York; 212-566-7030; tamagallery.biz.
"Architecture and New York: New New York 4: The Brooklyn Bridge Park"
December 15–February 8
Architectural League, New York; 212-753-1722; archleague.org.
Messe Frankfurt; 770-984-8016; heimtextil.de.
Deutsche Messe, Hannover, Germany; 609-987-1202; domotex.de.
January 14–April 22
Santa Monica Museum of Art, California; 310-586-6488; smmoa.org.
Koelnmesse, Cologne, Germany; 773-326-9920; immcologne.de.
January 24–March 26
Whitechapel Art Gallery, London; 44-20-7522-7878; whitechapel.org.