Catch these events in February and March
Edited by Jen DeRose -- Interior Design, 1/1/2007 12:00:00 AM
1. "California College of the Arts at 100: Innovation by Design," mounted by the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, features decorative objects, architectural models, and renderings. One of the latter shows AirSpace Tokyo, professor Thom Faulders and design firm Proces2's response to the lack of vegetation on the site of a Japanese residential building under construction: A laser-cut aluminum screen channels rainwater and refracts sunlight. March 23–July 3; 415-357-4000; sfmoma.org.
2. Shedding light on the design-versus-art debate, "Directions: Virgil Marti and Pae White" adds luster to the lobby of the Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden in Washington, D.C. Four of Marti's mixed-media chandeliers hang from the ceiling, while three of White's tapestry-covered sofas tempt hesitant visitors to have a seat. March 9–July 29; 202-633-4674; hirshhorn.si.edu.
3. "Crossfire," Christian Marclay's show at London's White Cube gallery, includes Conk, a pigment print on paper; 10 photo collages; and the video Crossfire, a follow-up to 2002's Video Quartet, for which he sampled film clips of people making music. February 2–March 10; 44-20-7930-5373; whitecube.com.
4. Somewhat elucidated by comparison to Joseph Beuys, George Maciunas's multidisciplinary movement is notoriously hard to put a finger on. But put a finger in? "Multiple Strategies: Beuys, Maciunas, Fluxus" at Harvard University's Busch-Reisinger Museum in Cambridge, Massachusetts, showcases Ay-O's cardboard Finger Boxes. These two are filled with foam and feathers. Others, sent out as invitations to his 1964 gallery show, contained bristles and nails. February 24–June 10; 617-495-9400; artmuseums.harvard.edu.
5. After attending Yale University's architecture school and running his own firm, he became the director of the Indiana University Art Museum, for which I.M. Pei & Partners designed a new building. Now, his estate is auctioning the Thomas T. Solley Collection of Photographs at Christie's, New York. Notable is Steven Klein's chromogenic print of a model wearing Stephen Sprouse for a 1994 Vogue spread. February 14; 212-636-2000; christies.com.
"French 19th & Early 20th-Century Drawings for Design"
Through February 26
Drawing Room, East Hampton, New York; 631-324-5016; drawingroom-gallery.com.
"Balenciaga and His Legacy: Haute Couture From the Texas Fashion Collection"
February 4–May 27
Meadows Museum, Dallas; 214-768-2516; meadowsmuseumdallas.org.
"Projects 84: Josiah McElheny"
February 12–April 9
Museum of Modern Art, New York; 212-708-9400; moma.org.
Feria Internacional de Arte Contemporáneo
Feria de Madrid; 34-91-722-3000; ifema.es.
February 17–May 13
Haus der Kunst, Munich, 49-89-21127-113; hausderkunst.de.
Interior Design Show
Direct Energy Centre, Exhibition Place, Toronto; 416-599-3222; interiordesignshow.com.
Seventh Regiment Armory, New York; 212-940-8925; artdealers.org/artshow.
Pier 94, New York; 212-645-6440; thearmoryshow.com.
"Sam Gordon: Three Ways: Painting, Drawing, Video"
February 24–March 31
Feature, New York; 212-675-7772; featureinc.com.
February 28–March 2
Mandalay Bay Convention Center, Las Vegas; 502-458-7353; intersectwest.com.
"Noble Silver: The Jerome and Rita Gans Collection of English Silver at the Virginia Museum of Fine Arts"
Opening February 28
Richmond; 804-340-1400; vmfa.state.va.us.
"Wack! Art and the Feminist Revolution"
March 4–July 16
Museum of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles; 213-626-6222; moca.org.
"Barcelona and Modernity: Gaudí to Dalí"
March 7–June 3
Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York; 212-535-7710; metmuseum.org.
"Taryn Simon: An American Index of the Hidden and Unfamiliar"
March 9–June 1
Whitney Museum of American Art, New York; 800-944-8639; whitney.org.
"Nouvelles Ecologies Urbaines: Une Rétrospective des 10 Dernières Années de Travail de l'Agence S333 Architecture + Urbanism"
March 10–April 13
Galerie d'Architecture, Paris; 33-1-49-96-64-00; galerie-architecture.fr.
"W(e)ave: Elana Herzog and Michael Schumacher"
March 11–June 10
Aldrich Contemporary Art Museum, Ridgefield, Connecticut; 203-438-4519; aldrichart.org.
Building Energy: Building for a Changing Climate
Seaport World Trade Center Boston; 413-774-6051; nesea.org.
Hyatt Regency San Francisco; 202-546-3240; asid.org.
March 23–July 1
Brooklyn Museum, New York; 718-638-5000; brooklynmuseum.org.
"Surreal Things: Surrealism and Design"
March 29–July 22
Victoria and Albert Museum, London; 44-20-7942-2000; vam.ac.uk.
CA Boom 4
March 30–April 1
Santa Monica Airport, California; 310-394-8600; caboomshow.com.