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2001 - 2005, art shows throughout the world seen by ArtoftheDay

Between 2001 and 2005, ArtoftheDay published every day a calendar of art shows opening in museums throughout the world and in French speaking countries art galleries. Each notice, often illustrated, offers a short commentary and a link to the museum or gallery where the exhibition was taking place.

These thousands of notices are a precious source of information and reflect the art trends of the times. By clicking on their title you will get access to their contents.

European Abstraction from the Collection, 1912 - 1948.
From february 28 to december 2 2001
This multi-media exhibition of 35 paintings, sculptures et works on paper from the Museum's collection examines three types of abstraction : cubism, geometry, and biomorphism. Works by Picasso, Miró and Kandinsky.
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Balzac at home, , ,
From february 28 to may 27 2001
Seven years of life and writing passed in his study. Balzac universe between real and imaginary.
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Art letters, ,
From february 28 to april 22 2001
Exibition for a young public, devoted to albums of artistic ancient letters of artists and painters.
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Prints in Bloom
From february 28 to april 29 2001
Collection of prints on the theme of flowers. Daffodilis by David Hockney, tulips by Richard Diebenkorn, calla lilies by Michael Mazur and sunflowers by Pat Steir are on display.
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The Treasury of Basel Cathedral
From february 28 to may 27 2001
An exceptional collection of more than 75 medieval eclesiastical and secular ojects, most of which are on display for the first time in the US, golden and silver objects, often encrusted with precious stones.
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The Visual Art of John Cage : To Sober and Quiet the Mind
From february 28 to april 22 2001
On display are etchings by the famous avant-garde musician who also created visual works: Seven Day Diary (78), Dereau(82) and 75 Stones (89)
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An artistic Friendship: Beauford Delaney and Lawrence Calcagno
From february 27 to may 13 2001
Illustration of a friendship between two important artists, influenced by various artists such as Claude Monet and his water lily paintings. An interest for abstraction and landscapes of the mind
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The Caucasian People
From february 25 to june 24 2001
850 items from the collections of the Russian Ethnographic Museum in St Peterbourg invite the public to discover the daily life of a dozens of peoples in the Caucasus mountains.
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The Architecture of R.M. Schindler
From february 25 to june 3 2001
110 drawings and 20 models (1910-1950) by the famous Vienna-born architect, well-known for his innovative buildings the Schindler-Chace House and the Lovell Beach House, California.
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Design of Our Time
From february 25 to may 13 2001
New trends are represented here by such designers as Frank Gehry, Ron Arad, Philippe Starck, Droog Design, Tom Dixon, Carina Seth Anderson and Gaetano Pesce. Matching new needs, design is no longer purely functional & aesthetic.
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Henry Moore: Sculpting the 20th Century
From february 25 to may 27 2001
This is the first retrospective of Henry Moore's works in the US over the last 20 years. It covers the artist's entire career and emphasizes his core importance in the evolution of abstract art. The exhibit also features wood carvings, [...]
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Views of the Collection : Art with a Point of View
From february 25 to september 2 2001
Two and three dimensional works convey the artists' uniquely personal viewpoints.
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Between earth and heaven
From february 24 to september 2 2001
The exhibition shows how interesting the confrontation between the classical and the contemporary, the past and the present can be. 246 works by no less than 98 artists from Belgium as well as from abroad.
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Celebrating 75 Years - Permanent Change: Contemporary Works from the Collection
From february 24 to july 22 2001
Among the works of the 24 artists on display are those of Louise Bourgeois, Peter Campus, Vija Celmins, Philip Guston, Ann Hamilton, Sol LeWitt, John O'Reilly, Tim Rollins, Cindy Sherman, Kiki Smith, Nancy Spero, Jeff Wall [...]
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Art Nouveau Tiles from the collection of James Baker
From february 24 to january 24 2001
More than 294 glazed tiles coming from European interior decorations show the ranges of styles and expressions within Art Nouveau.
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Bruce Yonemoto
From february 24 to april 22 2001
This first solo exhibit of the video artist shows installations executed in Japan. 3 chanel video works entitled Hanabi Fireworks convey the possibility of building community through the unity of people enjoing the spectacle of fireworks.
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Ink Guests and Town Painters in Japanese Art
From february 24 to may 27 2001
Large screen and small paintings by the travelling monk and famous 18th c.poet Yosa Buson. Prints and ceramics by urban and coutryside artists who either travelled or lived in monasteries or else visited rich farmers, 17th-19th centuries.
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Paul McCarthy
From february 24 to may 13 2001
Mingling sculpture and performance, pop art elements with historical references and social taboos, the artist invites us to discover his videos, drawings, installations and sculptures.
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Mexico : From Empire to Revolution -- Part II
From february 24 to may 20 2001
Mexican history from 1860 to 1910. The revolution is illustrated by this exhibition of photographs.
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The Rival of Painting : The lithographs of Albert Belleroche
From february 24 to may 27 2001
Artist of various techniques and styles, Belleroche renewed lithography and triggered its renaissance, thus becoming the rival of painting. At the turn-of-the-century, he collaborated with Toulouse-Lautrec and Sargent. 40 works are on display.
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Clint Takeda
From february 24 to april 22 2001
Inspired by the idea of sensory deprivation, the artist exhibits three full-size figures in trance : a monkey, a monk and a scientist. Takeda's imagination and ideas on science and evolution give birth to his Surrealist creatures.
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Fanciful Flowers: Botanys and the American Quilt
From february 23 to june 3 2001
Growing interest in botany in the 19th c. brings about new styles in decoration and quilts design - Persian embroidery and gardenesque style flower-patterned embroidery.
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The Nabis
From february 23 to august 19 2001
The art of the Nabis through their graphic works, drawn from the museum collection.
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Brassaï : The Soul of Paris
From february 22 to may 13 2001
The exhibit features photographs by Brassaï showing Paris nightlife in the 30s, with its cafés, whores, rascals and misty-looking streets. The vision of an artist with "unusual eyes"...
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Goya : Drawings from his Private Albums
From february 22 to may 13 2001
During the last 35 years of his life, Goya, besides painting and engraving, applied his creative genius to albums that were scattered after his death. A hundred of the most beautiful, inventive and unusual drawings are on display.
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Stéphane Calais : Général Ludd, a stupid biography, ,
From february 22 to may 23 2001
Stéphane Calais's sculptured objects and drawings (on paper or on the walls) evokes a fragile, ephemerial and ever changing world. This state of transition is also expressed by the choice of the materials used - polyurethan foam rubber.
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Views from the Edge - the Great Britishcoast
From february 21 to october 2 2001
These recent photographs from the National Trust Photographic Library take visitors on a tour of the coasts of the British Isles. Among the authors of this ode to natural beauty : J. Cornish, I. Shaw, D. Noton and L. Mason.
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Ritual Splendor : Illuminated Liturgical Manuscripts
From february 20 to may 6 2001
19 manuscripts splendidly illuminated and dating from the 10th to the 16th century are on view.
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Shaping the Great City : Modern Architecture in Central Europe, 1890-1937
From february 20 to may 6 2001
Devoted to the architecture of the Austro-Hungarian Empire between 1890 and 1937, this exhibition features 350 drawings, models, posters, photographs, books and archival film clips, some of which travel for the first time outside the ex-Soviet [...]
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Maurice et Pauline Feuillet de Borsat collectors, , , ,
From february 18 to may 13 2001
As a tribute to Maurice Feuillet, the most beautiful drawings of the collection will be presented, amongst which works by Fragonard, Boucher, Nicolas Lancret, Greuze, Giambattista and Giandomenico Tiepolo.
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Susan Klahr: Small Paintings
From february 18 to april 29 2001
Susan Klahr's intimate portraits are nourished by Renaissance and Baroque traditions on the one hand and by a strong contemporary influence, on the other hand.
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Islands in the Sun: Prints from the Oceanic Collection
From february 17 to september 23 2001
Indigenous peoples from the Oceanic region have something in common - their colonisation by Europeans and their flourishing artistic tradition. Screenprints and lithographs by Torres Strait, Nighini, Aorearoa et Samoa.
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Collection Highlight: Early Renaissance Paintings
From february 17 to june 17 2001
German, Dutch, Danish and Spanish paintings from the 15th and 16th centuries.
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Joy Episalla The Physical Photograph
From february 17 to june 10 2001
Joy Episalla exhibits 14 large-scale photographs, in which she manipulates colors and changes into sculptures details of domestic interiors such as curtains, pillows and carpets.
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Tribute to the donors, 1995-2000, , , ,
From february 17 to april 30 2001
Tribute to donors which have permitted to enrich the museum collections of Tours. We'll discover works by Cassas, Chaussemiche, Delacroix, Gaudar de Laverdine, Jean Vimenet, Olivier Debré, Isabelle Champion-Métadier.
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Seven-Point Perspective : Photography from the Denver Salon
From february 17 to september 2 2001
A group of photographers-artists including Inna Valin, David Zimmer, Kevin O'Connell et Wes Kennedy
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AShow of Spirit
From february 17 to may 6 2001
A photographic exhibition exploring the public face of celebrations and remembrance in Sheffield from 1850 to the present day. Objects and anecdotes from local people add a personal perspective on events, Empire day, Royal visits, [...]
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American Masters, The Manoogian Collection
From february 16 to june 20 2001
One of the best private collections of American art from the 19th and 20th centuries
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Ukiyo-e Prints from the Permanent Collection.
From february 16 to august 19 2001
Some beautiful japanese prints of the 18e century, drawn from the museum collection.
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Committed to the Image: Contemporary Black Photographers
From february 16 to april 29 2001
Various aspects of black American life seen through the eyes of 100 black photographers, from a social, cultural and artistic viewpoint.
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Italian Drawings from Canadian Collections, , ,
From february 16 to may 13 2001
65 Italian drawings, dating from the Renaissance to the Neo-classical periods reveal the very high quality of collecting in this field in Canada: Vasari, Bandinelli, Carracci, Guido Reni, Pietro da Cortona, Guardi and Tiepolo families, [...]
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Felix Gonzalez-Torres - Joseph Beuys
From february 16 to may 20 2001
The exhibition explores similarities and differences between these two very important and influential artists. Sculptures by Joseph Beuys and installations by Felix Gonzalez-Torres will be displayed.
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Honoré d'O : all the details are fractured., ,
From february 16 to april 22 2001
This first French exhibition devoted to Honoré d'O allows us to understand his approach situated somewhere among formal research, and questioning on relations with the society, observer and life in general...
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Myself I Yourself: Olivier Despicht, Nicolas Dufranne, Charles Fréger, Tomoko Sawada
From february 16 to april 28 2001
Four young artists looking for their identity or for that of the others, exploring the mysteries of the inner self, using all means of photography and video : polaroid, identity photos, black and white, color...
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The Cos Cob Art Colony : Impressionists on the Connecticut Shore
From february 14 to may 13 2001
The exhibit features the works produced by American Impressionists in the Cos Cob Art colony. It includes works by John Twachtman, Theodore Robinson, Childe Hassam and J. Alden Wei.
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The Enchanted Web : William Holman Hunt's The Lady of Shalottw
From february 14 to may 6 2001
The work of the Pre-Raphaelite school Victorian painter, Hunt William Holman
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Murillo Scenes of chilhood
From february 14 to may 13 2001
The theme of street children in Sevilla through 17th century Spanish paintings lent by museums from all over the world.
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William Copley, Paintings 1965-1996
From february 11 2001 to february 10 2002
A selection of works by William Copley from its period that one could probabely called the most "brazen" will be on display: bars and gambling house form the background for naked ladies in mostly seductive posture.
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James Turrell : Infinite Light
From february 11 to september 9 2001
Room-sized light installations by this widely acclaimed artist are based on the play of light and space and on the human perception of those phenomena.
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Seattle Sampler : Works by 12 Glass Artists from the collection of Dr.Richard and Barbara Basch
From february 11 to june 10 2001
These spectacular panorama illustrates the talents of Martin Blank, Sonja Blomdalh, Dale Chiuly, Dan Dailey...artists who have worked in the Washington area.
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True Blue: Indigo Textiles from the Collection
From february 11 to may 13 2001
The exhibition includes various kinds of fabrics from all over the world. All of the textiles are united by one common feature - their blue color, due to the natural dye, indigo extracted from l'Indigofera plant.
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Modern British Art
From february 10 2001 to march 30 2003
A great chronological display of British art in the 20e century, with widely different artits such as John Coplans, Gilbert & George, David Hockney, Paul Nash, Frances Hodgkins or Duncan Grant.
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Bernardo Bellotto 1722-1780
From february 10 to june 27 2001
Entire artistic production of the great Italian painter who was the student of his uncle Antonio Canaletto. Paintings depicting spledid views of Venice, Dresden, Florence, Rome, Milan, Turin, Munich, Vienna and Warsaw are on view
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Alexander Calder in Focus: Works from the Leonard and Ruth Horwich Family Loan
From february 10 to july 7 2001
Mobiles and stabiles made of metal, found objects or bronze, works from 1920 to 1960, among which is the Polychrome and Horizontal Bluebird
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On Paper II
From february 10 to may 6 2001
The various uses of paper as a medium for contemporary artists: from print to photography, works by Philip Pearlstein, Kara Walker, Brice Marden...
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The Triumph of Fortitude and The Triumph of Prudence
From february 10 to december 31 2001
Presentation of two 16th century tapestries from The Triumph of the seven virtues. An illustration of Renaissance morality and an image of the ruling class.
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Wayne Thiebaud : A Painting Retrospective
From february 10 to april 29 2001
The exhibit features fifty years of work by one of the most important living artists in Modern American art. Over 100 oil paintings, watercolors and pastels by Thiebaud who, although more nostalgic than other Pop artists, was closely [...]
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Working Women: A Century of New York Junior League Volunteerism
From february 10 to august 12 2001
Different documents, objects and photographs tell us the history of the League throughout the century.
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Letter Perfect: The Art of Modernist Typography, 1896–1953
From february 9 2001 to january 13 2002
Drawn from the Norwest Collection, the presented works reveal the modernist trends in type designs.
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Stanley Brown
From february 9 to april 22 2001
Stanley Brouwn, historical figure of conceptual art, explores an elementary activity of human being : moving. Distance and measure questions are central in his work.
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Dreaming in Print: A Decade of Visionaire
From february 9 to april 21 2001
The exhibit celebrates the 10th anniversary of the Visionaire a famous multi-format art and fashion album. Published in numbered limited edition, it shows the works of emerging and famous designers.
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The Global Guggenheim: Selections from the Extended Collection
From february 9 to april 22 2001
More than a century of international modernism from the museum's different locations- Bilbao, Berlin, New York, Venice- from Camille Pissarro to James Rosenquist.
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Hugo Boss Prize 2000: Marejetica Potrc
From february 9 to april 22 2001
Installations of the Sloveian artist, concerned with the notions of shelter and urbanism, were awarded the prize honoring an artist whose career marked an important development in contemporary art.
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Elusive Paradise: The Millennium Prize ,
From february 9 to may 13 2001
The first international cash prize in the visual arts in Canada. A selection of 5 to 10 artists submit their new works, reflecting significant trends in contemporary art at the beginning of the new millennium.
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The Poetry of Place : Works on Paper by Thomas Moran from the Gilcrease Museum
From february 9 to may 8 2001
Highly inflenced by the English romantic painter Turner, the artist chose to express his emotional impulses. More than 80 works ranging from 1856 to 1900, include drawings, watercolors, landscapes.
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Alain Séchas
From february 9 to april 22 2001
Alain Séchas, French artist born in 1955, exhibits drawings, sculptures and videos. His falsely light and burlesque tone allows everyone to penetrate striking panorama of our anguishes and frustrations.
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Sporty Royalties in the Nordic Games 1901-1926
From february 9 to august 26 2001
One hundred years ago the Nordic Games opened in Stockholm. The Royal Family took an active interest to this event that wanted to be an aquivalent to Olympic Games. 60 photographs show royalty and sportsmen taking part in various winter [...]
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Strindberg. Painter, photographer
From february 9 to may 13 2001
The exhibition gathers a large part of the pictural production, together with drawings and pictures by Strindberg and shows the precursory talent of the artist towards surrealism and abstract expressionism.
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Bacon's Eye
From february 8 to april 16 2001
First exhibition in Great Britain of a series of works on paper by Bacon drawn from the Joule archives. Album and Working Documents, a series of revised photographs, are on display.
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Robin and Lucienne Day : Pioneers of Contemporary Design
From february 8 to april 15 2001
The two most prominent British designers. Robin Day developed a new style of furniture in the 50s and 60s while Lucienne Day focused on the creation of fairly abstract patterns for printed fabrics.
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The Max Palevsky Collection of Japanese Woodblock Prints
From february 8 to may 15 2001
Around 50 woodblock prints among which some of the finest works such as Suzuki Harunobu's images, delicate teahouses scenes by Kitagawa Utamaro, and Katsushika Hokusai's famous series Thirty-six Views of Mt. Fuji.
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Workspheres : Designing the Workplace of Tomorrow
From february 8 to may 8 2001
The exhibition explores new directions and the role of design for future working environments and the creation of new working tools.
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Joe Brainard : A Retrospective
From february 7 to may 27 2001
First large-scale exhibit of the artist and writer whose art production was very abundant from 1965 to 1979 : paintings, collages, book covers...his eclectic style and vision seem to go beyond the frontier between literary and visual [...]
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Muntadas - On Translation : The Audience
From february 7 to april 29 2001
Three major works by the widely known conceptual artist, among which are The Board Room andBetween the Frames installations. The essential theme of his work is based upon the concepts of translation and mediation that are necessary [...]
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Correggio and Parmigianino: Master Draftsmen of the Renaissance
From february 6 to may 6 2001
Major selection of rapid sketches, life studies, composition drafts, monumental finished drawings or preparatory drawings by two of the greatest masters of the 16th century Emilian school, Correggio and Parmigianino.
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Jacob Lawrence: The Frederick Douglass and Harriet Tubman Series of 1938-40
From february 6 to april 22 2001
Two series of 63 images executed in vivid tempera colors, narrating the history of the two 19th c. abolitionists after whom the series are named.
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Jacques Robert, photographies-Virginie Michelet,textes
From february 6 to 9 2001
a photograph and a writer converge around a common corpuscular theme
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Creation, Constellations and the Cosmos
From february 4 to june 4 2001
The exhibit features works by artists from both hemispheres in which they reflect their spiritual relation with the cosmos in painting and sculpture.
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Berenice Abbott: An American Photographer
From february 3 to june 17 2001
Most famous for her photograph series of New York city, Berenice Abbott's influence on this artform has been extremely important. Approximately 40 photographs are presented.
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David Askevold
From february 3 to april 21 2001
This conceptual artist explores the relationship between society and nature from an anthropological point of view. His photographs tell us about people inhabiting their environments and trying to alter them.
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Echoes of the Scream
From february 3 to june 3 2001
25 major works by Münch among which is Scream(1893), the ultimate expression of anxiety as a theme and a driving force of the artist's creation. This Norvigian expressionist had an immense influence on 20th century art.
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Folds, Blobs+Boxes : Architecture in the Digital Era
From february 3 to may 27 2001
Folds, Blobs+Boxes demonstrate how computers have significantly changed architects' perceptions of space enabling them to push the boundaries of theory and practice.
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New in Masterworks : the Thomas Frye Mezzotints
From february 3 to december 1 2001
This popular print technique of 18th century England is represented here by its most prominent artist, Thomas Frye.
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Odd Couples
From february 3 to june 30 2001
The drawings by the famous cartoonist Charles Addams, address some family, marital and other relationship issues with humour and subtlety: St; Valentine's Day, Easter or scenes from golf practice
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Sophisticated Moderns Claire McCardell and Edward Wormley
From february 3 to june 17 2001
With artists such as McCardell and Wormley, design and fashion developed dramatically in the US during the fifties. The clean lines and sense of proportion still have a strong influence on designers.
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2000 SECA art Award: Rachael Neubauer and Kathryn Van Dyke
From february 2 to june 12 2001
Two promising artists honored by the Society for the Encouragement of Contemporary Art show sculptural objects (Neubauer) and paintings (Van Dyke).
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African Forms
From february 1 to august 8 2001
More than 400 masterworks, among which jewelry, textile items, furniture, weapons and musical instruments are displayed and give to visitors the opportunity of exploring and better understanding African cultures and traditions.
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The Animals world as seen by Mathurin Méheut
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From february 1 to december 31 2001
Nearly 200 works are shown. His studies of marine life which he discovered at the Marine Institute at Roscoff, Brittany and in Hawaï are a fascinating combination of scientific detail which is decorative at the same time and many others.
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