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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.

Carroll Dunham
From october 31 2002 to february 2 2003
Over 40 paintings and drawings span 20 years of the career of the American painter Carroll Dunham.
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Master Drawings from 17th-century Bologna
From october 31 2002 to february 9 2003
A collection of preparatory drawings by artists from Bologna from the XVIIth century demonstrate their uniqueness both in the study and the comprehension of finished works and for their statute as works of art in their own right.
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Bauhaus furniture, a legend is being visited
From october 31 2002 to march 10 2003
A wide panorama of the famous Bauhaus furniture made up of nearly 200 objects, including chairs, tables, beds and wardrobes, in wood or in steel. From the order to the creation, forty years of creation are unveiled to the public.
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Willie Doherty : False memory
From october 31 2002 to february 1 2003
Photographic works which range from early black and white works such as Enduring, 1992, to large colour cibachromes including The Road Ahead, 1997 and key video works include Sam Difference
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The Imaginary Brush Factory
From october 30 2002 to january 12 2003
An extraordinary collection of brushes designed by the world’s most innovative young designers and made by the workers at the Berlin Institute of the Blind.
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Cosmopolis. Borges and Buenos Aires
From october 30 2002 to february 16 2003
Manuscripts, magazines, first editions, unpublished photographs, historical documents… explore the relationship between Jorge Luis Borges and his city of birth, and study the main subjects and stylistic evolution of his writings, from [...]
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A Maverick Eye: The photography of John Deakin
From october 30 2002 to january 12 2003
100 photographs span the career of John Deakin (1912-1972), one of the most significant photographe - and the most overlooked - in the history of twentieth-century photography.
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Art in the making: Underdrawings in Renaissance paintings
From october 30 2002 to february 16 2003
Using infrared radiation, around twenty works, accompanied by clear explanations, reveal the drawings with which artists sketched out their compositions on the prepared panel or canvas before painting.
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Osaka Prints I
From october 30 2002 to april 13 2003
In 19th century, Osaka printmakers focused almost exclusively on portraits of actors in current productions of the Kabuki theater, as this selection of prints illustrates.
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Turner Prize 2002
From october 30 2002 to january 5 2003
Fiona Banner, Liam Gillick, Keith Tyson and Catherine Yass are the selected artist for the 2002 Turner Prize edition.
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Art in king Philip V's court
From october 30 2002 to february 28 2003
Included in a program of events, in celebration of the third centenial of the foundation of the Monte de Piedad (the state-owned pawn shop)in Madrid, an exhibit in three sections presents art at the court of the first Bourbon King, [...]
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Masterpieces of European Painting from The Toledo Museum of Art
From october 29 2002 to january 5 2003
Twelve of the greatest paintings from the museum in Toledo are on view. Among the works on show are artist not represented in the Frick's permanent collection, such as Bassano, Primaticcio, Courbet, Pissarro and Cézanne.
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James Nachtwey : The eye as a witness
From october 29 2002 to march 2 2003
The war -or rather anti-war - photographer, as he specifies, unveils himself through 150 snapshots taken between 1990 and 2002, in the Balkans, in Chechenya, Sudan, Somalia, Rwanda, Afghanistan, Indonesia and New York on 11 September.
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Grégoire Michonze. 1902-1982
From october 28 2002 to february 23 2003
Included in the theme of "Jewish presence in the art of the XXth century" dedicated to the School of Paris, some fifty paintings and drawings by Grégoire Michonze is unveiled. We also discover an art inspired both from the universe [...]
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Robert Capa, Israël, 1948-1950
From october 28 2002 to february 23 2003
Since May 1948, the date of the declaration of the Hebrew State, Robert Capa stayed a number of times in Israël where he took various snapshots of events that marked the birth of the young State: the invasion by Arab armies, the arrival [...]
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Sand in the Vaseline: Artists' Books II: 1980-2000
From october 27 2002 to february 2 2003
This exhibit, the title of which is borrowed from a book by artist Martin Kippenberger, shows the role publications played in contemporary art over the last 20 years. It follows Artist's Books, an exhibit in 1993.
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Telling the Tales of Kings: A Medieval Picture Bible from the Morgan Library
From october 27 2002 to january 5 2003
A unique opportunity to view one of the greatest artistic creations of the entire Middle Ages, a Bible in pictures made for Louis IX, King of France, known as The Crusader Bible.
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Royal Silver in Gallery Prince Willem V: Highlights from the House of Orange-Nassau collection
From october 26 2002 to january 19 2003
Traditionally closed to the public, the Haye royal collection is revealed for the first time to the public, inaugurating a series of annual thematic exhibitions. Four hundred years of silver are shown, with a focus on the XIXth century.
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The Language of Clothing
From october 26 2002 to october 26 2003
Showcasing Colonial Williamsburg's superb collection of antique clothing. Garments ranging from masterpiece court gowns to maternity wear offer clues to understanding people of the past.
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Video Season
From october 26 2002 to january 16 2003
A selection of video and digital works from the Tate Collection.
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Willy Messerschmitt, ingineer and pioneer
From october 26 2002 to april 28 2003
In homage to this great aviator dead in 1978, two planes (a ME 109 G and a ME 163) representing the career of this engineer, as well as the motors and pilot uniforms are exhibited.
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Vital Forms: American Art and design in the Atomic Age, 1940-1960
From october 26 2002 to january 26 2003
What do a «Tuperware», an Eva Zeisel ceramics, a Willem de Kooning painting and a Calder mobile have in common? 250 objects using organic form are examined as well as their relationship to the period they were created.
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Jean Dieuzaide : one look, one life
From october 25 2002 to february 2 2003
Fifty years of photographic creation, that is two hundred images divided according to themes for a retrospective dedicated to the co-founder of the "Arles Encounters" and the witness of the first French gallery dedicated to photography.
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Prints by Rembrandt
From october 25 2002 to february 9 2003
Seventeen landscapes, portraits, religious and genre scenes, drawn from the museum's collection.
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Byzantine Women and Their World
From october 25 2002 to april 27 2003
The objects date from the IVth through the XVth centuries, and will be organised into two categories : Women in the public sphere (female images of authority), and women in the private sphere (personal items i.e. adornment, toiletries…)
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Victor Prouvé and the war effort
From october 25 2002 to february 2 2003
Among the 330 drawings, engravings and posters linked to the war of 1914 by the Prouvé family to the Lorrain museum in 1999, we can see the documents of propaganda encouraging the war effort, right next to a selection of posters that [...]
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Wolfgang Tillmans : still life
From october 25 2002 to february 23 2003
The first solo exhibition of Wolfgang Tillmans features 36 still life photographs, bringing out the beauty in ordinary, everyday objects in unglamorous settings. The german london based-artist won the Turner prize in 2000.
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Celebrate!
From october 25 to december 22 2002
This exhibit explores six major winter festivals: Hanukkah, Diwali, Kwanzaa, Boys' and Girls' Days of Japan, Ramadan, and Victorian Christmas. Discover a few of the common threads as well as the diversity of theme, setting and culture [...]
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Reality Check
From october 24 to november 24 2002
Reality Check brings together 16 of British art's rising stars, in an exhibition which presents the very latest developments in UK-based photography and video installation : Roderick Buchanan, Ori Gersht, Nigel Shafran, Keith Tyson, [...]
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Gainsborough
From october 24 2002 to january 12 2003
This exhibition offers a new vision of Thomas Gainsborough (1727-1788). To demonstrate the originality of Gainsborough's art a large amount of paintings and drawings drawn from international collections is brought together.
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German broadsheets from the 15th-18th centuries
From october 24 2002 to april 21 2003
Broadsides are single sheets with an informative, entertaining or educative context, printed with text and engravings only on one side. From its rare collection of approximatively 700 German broadsides, the British Museum shows a selection [...]
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Antony Gormley drawing
From october 24 2002 to april 21 2003
Representing all aspects of Gormley's career, about fifty drawings, frequently in relation with his sculptures, and some of which use the artist's blood as a medium, elaborate the idea of the human body as an object and as a space, [...]
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Piranesi (1720-1778)
From october 24 2002 to april 21 2003
Mostly known for his ancient and modern Rome etchings, Giovanni Battista Piranesi (1720-1778) produced architectural fantasies, showing a rich imagination. This exhibition presents his Prisons series, etchings of dark, almost nightmarish [...]
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Memory neighbourhoods: Old Town and old town
From october 24 2002 to april 6 2003
These photographs chosen among the collections of the Museum of iconography of Geneva bring the city and its districts, its historical center and its suburbs back to life.
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The satires of Richard Newton, 1777-1798
From october 24 2002 to april 21 2003
During the French revolution years, from the age of fourteen until his death seven years later, Richard Newton produced a large amount of caricatures of aristocrats and politicians. The museum's new aquisitions are shown, between others.
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Zero to Infinity: Arte Povera, 1962-1972
From october 24 2002 to january 20 2003
Sculpture, installation, drawings, photography, film, and performance created by the artists of the Arte Povera, which emerged from the Italian miracle and the 1968 rebellion.
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A Well-Fashioned Image: Clothing and Costume in European Art, 1500-1800
From october 23 2002 to april 28 2003
The exhibition explores the significance of clothing in European art throughout the centuries: its symbolical, historical, moralizing or social meaning. Costume books, portraits of aristocrats, images of people dressed in exotic attire...
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Pierre Bobot (1902-1974), a Parisian varnisher
From october 23 2002 to february 23 2003
Screens and furniture, representative of the master-artisan's work, illustrate the renewal of the Asian tradition of lacquer both by the Westernization of the themes as well as by the modernity of the works.
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Henry Clarke, Fashion Photographer
From october 23 2002 to march 30 2003
The Gallière museum dedicates its first retrospective to this artist who fell in love with fashion photography through Horst, Beaton and Penn. Nearly 200 shots in black and white and color, as well as covers and pages from magazines, [...]
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Gustav Klimt, landscapes
From october 23 2002 to february 23 2003
Klimt is known for his painting dedicated in particular to the feminine figure. An ensemble of 70 paintings, from international private and public collections, is dedicated solely to landscape painting and allows the viewer to discover [...]
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Modigliani, the solemn-faced angel
From october 23 2002 to march 2 2003
An important exhibit groups together some one hundred paintings of which a third has never been exhibited in France, rare drawings and a unique ensemble of sculpted caryatids by one of the masters of the XXth century. The revelation [...]
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Music and poetry. Selected items from the manuscript collection of Stefan Zweig and Martin Bodmer
From october 23 2002 to january 26 2003
An exceptional collection of manuscripts by Mozart, Schubert, Beethoven, Wagner, Goethe, Schieler, Rousseau, Balzac… plus fifty famous men who marked world history.
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Woven silk, embroidered silk of Empress Josephine's Mansion house
From october 23 2002 to february 24 2003
The exhibit focuses on the art of material under the Empire and the Restoratoin. Hangings, seat covers, embroidered clothes and portraits of the imperial couple trace the evolution of taste and render an homage to the weaving workshops [...]
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Intimate Brain
From october 22 2002 to june 29 2003
The third part of the "Défis du vivant" (Challenges of life) presents the recent studies that allowed man to understand the pathologies and the faculties of the brain while penetrating the great mysteries which are thought, memory [...]
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Sacred Fragments: Magic, Mystery, and Religion in the Ancient World
From october 22 2002 to march 16 2003
The exhibition explore the religious life of things, both in their ancient contexts and in modern attempts to interpret them.
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Sacred symbols : 4 000 years of primitive art in America
From october 22 2002 to january 20 2003
The second phase of this exhibit dedicated to the ancient American civilization, through a selection of pieces dating back to 2000 years B.C. up to the arrival of the first Europeans in the XVIth century. An opportunity to admire the beauty [...]
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Divided areas, the metropolitan archipelago
From october 22 2002 to february 28 2003
Over 100 authors, geographers, historians, architects, land developers, photographers...have contributed tothe elaboration of this exhibit on history and the future of the metropole of Paris and its surrounding region.
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Théodore Chassériau (1819-1856): The Unknown Romantic
From october 22 2002 to january 5 2003
Approximately 50 paintings and 80 works on paper span the carreer of this disciple of Ingres. His Orientalist subjects as well as his portraits reveal how state patronage and the emerging art market in France formed his œuvre.
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From Cuypers to Dibbets
From october 20 2002 to february 2 2003
Limburg Collection: visual art 1900-1970. Including works by Aad de Haas, Pierre Kemp, Dom Hans van der Laan, Werner Mantz, Ferdi et Shinkichi Tajiri.
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Frank Van Den Broeck - œuvres sur papier
From october 20 2002 to february 2 2003
A selection of works on paper demonstrate the new turn taken by Dutch artist Van Den Broeck.
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Life in the country sculpted by Bouchard
From october 19 2002 to september 13 2003
Diggers, grape-pickers, reapers, laborers, lumberjacks...are proof of the rough life in the countryside at the beginning of the XXth century.
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Electric body : The body on stage
From october 19 2002 to july 13 2003
Through a mixture of dance and music that implies violence, mechanic gestures, ambiguity and individualization, the body is staged in all of its expressions: plastic arts, music and experimental dance, stage presence and rock, pop songs... [...]
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Ten years Tracey Emin
From october 19 to december 31 2002
First retrospective for Tracey Emin : an autobiographical work, where personal events are transformed into installations, performances, videos, neons, photographs, drawings…
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Picasso : Histoire Naturelle
From october 19 2002 to january 4 2003
This exhibit shows 31 animals captured with spontaneity by Picasso.
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Van Gogh : Fields
From october 19 2002 to january 26 2003
The landscape is for Van Gogh an excuse to paint, a point of departure that allows him to put together plans, that differentiate themselves from one another by their wotkmanship and the orientation of the pictural touches. 50 paintings, [...]
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Appareils et machines célibataires
From october 19 2002 to february 2 2003
Three machines without a future, from the combustion motor to the photosculpture apparatus, the result of a sense of invention among scientists, engineers and technicians of the XIXth and XXth centuries are revealed to the public.
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The Adventures of Aluminium: Jewellery to Jets
From october 18 2002 to january 19 2003
From its origins as a precious metal in the mid-19th century to the bodywork of advanced jets today, this exhibition traces aluminium’s history in a visually spectacular installation designed by David Adjaye Architects.
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Seventies: art as an issue
From october 18 2002 to january 19 2003
In the 70s the artists questioned the body, the space, the surface, the textual aspect, in order to escape - through new orientations - the end of art as announced by the avant guard. This exhibit fits into the history itself of the museum [...]
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Albert Oehlen - Project room III
From october 18 2002 to february 2 2003
For the first time, this artist presents a personal exhibit in the midst of a French museum. He unveils for us his latest series of paintings, done on the screen of a computer then transfered on a canvas in order to be retouched.
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Topics video : rounds and returns of the video art
From october 18 2002 to february 2 2003
Video is undoubtedly a determining actor in the current artistic sphere. Through multimedia installations, and projections on a large screen, the exhibit leads us to observe the spaces taken over by the camera.
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Ladies pleasure : about one work
From october 18 2002 to april 13 2003
A perspective of the social and historic context of Zola's famous novel. Photogrpahs, documents from archives, posters and advertisements, reveal the reality of what hid behind the fiction.
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Louise Bourgeois
From october 18 2002 to january 30 2003
This exhibition focuses on her nex soft sculptures and related drawings
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Fire and ice
From october 18 2002 to january 19 2003
Of the 5700 photographs from the collection of Frederic Edwin Church (1826-1900), seventy pieces are shown, together with his oil sketches. Travelling around the world, he was interested by its geographical, physical, climatological [...]
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Linn Meyers : Four works
From october 18 2002 to january 5 2003
The new installation by Linn Meyers, entitled Four works, is linked to the French XIXth and XXth century drawings' temporary exhibition, taking place in the museum at the same time.
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Nineteenth and Twentieth-Century French Drawings from the Royal Museum of Fine Arts, Copenhagen
From october 18 2002 to january 5 2003
Works by Ingres, Millet, Théodore Rousseau, Gustave Moreau, Rodin, Toulouse-Lautrec, Gaugin and Picasso provide a lively and comprehensive examination of the development of modern drawing, from the mid-19th century to the 20th century.
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History of the Workshop
From october 17 2002 to april 8 2003
A collection of texts and photographs trace the history of Brancusi's first workshops.
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Fernand Léger, the decorative art in the work of Léger
From october 17 2002 to february 3 2003
Decorative art according to Fernand Léger. Tapestries, ceramics, models and mural frescoes illustrate how the artist put to practice his theories on color.
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Frida Kahlo, Diego Rivera and Mexican modernism. The Jacques and Natasha Gelman Collection
From october 17 2002 to january 5 2003
One of the major private collections of 20th century Mexican art. Works by Kahlo and Riveira but also by Orozco, Siqueiros, Tamayo and other painters of Mexican Modernism...
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Gianni Versace
From october 17 2002 to january 12 2003
This retrospective examines Versace's career from 1979 until his death in 1997. 150 ensembles mounted on mannequins designed specially by Versace for his clothes, as well as designs for textiles, accessories and costumes for stages [...]
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La vallée des rois au Musée pour aveugles
From october 17 2002 to october 20 2003
In parallel to the exhibit Les artistes de Pharaon. Deir-el-Medineh et la Vallée des rois, (The faraoh's artists. Deir-el-Medineh and the valley of the Kings), a second itinerary is offered to the blind and people with a visual handicaped, [...]
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Jo Baer : Reconciliation withheld
From october 16 2002 to june 15 2003
Some twenty key pieces of the artist underline the diversity of his New york production from 1962 to 1975.
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Rosemarie Trockel
From october 16 2002 to june 15 2003
A series of video projections, linked by unstable alluminum walls and impregnated with a surrounding light, explores the notionof habitat...
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Emile Gallé, Victor Prouvé : an alliance for furniture
From october 16 2002 to january 26 2003
Numerous preparatory studies by Prouvé, presented for the first time, are associated to furniture by Gallé, putting into perspective a close collaboration in the field of cabinet making.
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Gobelins, Beauvais, Savonnerie : dix années de tissages dans les Manufactures de tapis et tapisseries (1991-2001)
From october 16 2002 to may 15 2003
A selection of the production of French tapestry workshops (Gobelins, Beauvais-Paris, Savonnerie) during these last ten years.
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Hyper symphonic!
From october 16 2002 to december 7 2003
How does one become an orchestra director? What is the role? Symphonic or philarmonic music? Enter the backstage of the Orchestra of Quebec and discover how, for the last 100 years, it has celebrated and given life to symphonic music [...]
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Madame de Pompadour: Images of a Mistress
From october 16 2002 to january 12 2003
Beautiful, highly educated and a great patron of the arts, Madame de Pompadour employed the best of France's sculptors and painters to portrait her. Including works by Nattier, Boucher, Carle Van Loo, Greuze, Vien and Pigalle, the exhibition [...]
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From Caillebotte to Picasso
From october 15 2002 to june 29 2003
At the beginning of the Petit Palais Museum in Geneva, Oscar Ghez persevered in recreating in his collection the major artistic currents of the XXth century. Some one hundred paintings are shown here, among them some master pieces [...]
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Anne Vallayer-Coster: Still-life Painting in the Age of Marie-Antoinette
From october 13 2002 to january 5 2003
50 canvases by this 18th c. French painter are on view, as well as works by her contemporaries: Jean Simeon Chardin, Jean-Baptiste Oudry, Alexandre-Francois Desportes, Henri Horace Roland de la Porte and Elisabeth Vigee-Lebrun.
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Deceptions and illusions : Five centuries of trompe l'œil painting
From october 13 2002 to march 2 2003
115 paintings by masters in this genre, among them Samuel van Hoogstraten, Cornelis Gijsbrechts, Charles Willson Peale demonstrate the symbolic and expressive diversity of the art of trompe l'oeil.
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Jan Miense Molenaer : Painter of the Dutch Golden Age
From october 13 2002 to january 5 2003
Religious subjects, group portraits, scenes of peasant interiors, Jan Miense Molenaer excelled in all genres. A reassessment of the work of this unrecognised prolific artist.
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Jan Fabre : films and drawings
From october 13 2002 to february 2 2003
A selection of films that Jan Fabre has produced from the 1970's to today, and drawings drawn from private collections.
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The British landscape tradition : From Gainsborough to Nash
From october 12 2002 to january 12 2003
Works by Gainsborough, Cozens, Romney, Cotman, Varley, Lear, Bawden, Sutherland and Nash show the evolution of the art of romantic landscape, an indisputedly British tradition.
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Clement Greenberg: A Critic's Collection
From october 12 2002 to january 5 2003
The private collection of internationally respected art critic Clement Greenberg, includes 60 paintings, drawings and sculptures by Pollock, Frankenthaler, Noland, Olitski, Caro, Hofmann and other great artists.
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Quarta estació, Benifallet-Vassivière
From october 12 2002 to march 9 2003
As part of an experiment carried out in the town of Benifallet, in Spanish Catalonia, visual artist Betty Bui, director Gilles Coudert and architect Hans-Walter Müller presnet their creations.
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Dagobert Peche and the Wiener Werkstätte
From october 11 2002 to february 10 2003
Peche is unknown today while Josef Hoffman described him as "the greatest Austrian genius of ornementation since the baroque period". Nearly 400 of the artist's drawings and creations allow him to be (re)discovered.
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The Allobroges, the Gauls and the Romans, from the river Rhône to the Alpes.
From october 11 2002 to september 15 2003
This is the first exhibit dedicated to the Allobroges, to their material and hitstoric reality. Settled in the region since the IIIrd century B.C., this people were conquered by the Romans in 120 before our era. The slow Romanization [...]
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Judy Chicago
From october 11 2002 to january 5 2003
Over four decades of an often controversial creation...From the Dinner Party series to the Holocasut Project.
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The cinema looked over (1926-1927). To inform or to promute ?
From october 11 2002 to january 31 2003
Press cut-outs, photographs of shootings and mail from readers bring the movie magazines from the twenties back to life. This event has been the opportunity for the Bifi to bring forward a scarcely known part of its collection.
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The Parvis de Notre-Dame, archeology and history
From october 11 2002 to april 27 2003
From the Early Empire to the modern period, archeologic objects and iconographic documents offer a historic itinerary of the capital.
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Arts of the Spanish Americas, 1550-1850: Works from the Museum's collection
From october 11 2002 to april 6 2003
About 70 pieces : ceramics, textiles, paintings and sculptures.
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The Dutch encounter with Asia, 1600-1950
From october 10 2002 to february 9 2003
Four hundred years of colonisation and its different dimensions are highlighted through a number of statues of gods, arms, paintings, drawings, photographs, model ships, furniture, documents...
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Romantic Watercolor : The Hickman Bacon collection
From october 10 2002 to january 5 2003
John Robert Cozens, Thomas Girtin, John Sell Cotman and William Turner are among the great names of this collection of over 400 works. A journey across the British landscape through drawings and watercolors.
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Deux Femmes
From october 10 2002 to february 28 2003
Leni Riefenstahl and Ella Maillard, the Olympic Games and images seen from two different points of view.
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The Unilever Series: Anish Kapoor
From october 9 2002 to april 6 2003
The Unilever Series: Juan Muñoz. For the new commission in the Unilever series, the Indian-born British artist Anish Kapoor is creating a new installation.
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Louise Bourgeois, the day the night the day
From october 8 2002 to april 6 2003
A physical and "tangible" location, Louis Bourgeois' "the salon" is a place of life where each person can get close to and confront the artist by answering her questions. On the other hand, a sound installation plunges us into her childhood [...]
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China refigured: The art of Ah Xian with selections from the Rockefeller collection
From october 8 2002 to february 9 2003
From both a technical and philosophical point of view, there is a relation between the Chinese craftmanship tradition and the contemporary works by the Chinese-Australian artist Ah Xian. His sculpted busts in porcelain and lacquer [...]
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Chinese tomb sculptures from the collection of Antony M. Solomon
From october 8 2002 to february 9 2003
From the Han to the Tang period, Chinese funeral ceramic sculpture achieved a high level of mastery of line and form. This selection of pieces drawn from an American private collection illustrates it.
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1702-2002 The Geneva library on light
From october 8 2002 to february 8 2003
For the 300th anniversary of the reorganization of the library of Geneva in 1702, a selection of its most beautiful works: portraits, antiques, illuminated manuscripts, archive documents allowing one to discover the libray's funds.
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Painted Prints: The Revelation of Color
From october 6 2002 to january 5 2003
More than 100 hand-colored prints from the 16th and 17th centuries from European and American museums and private collections are brought together, among which nearly 50 works by Albrecht Dürer.
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Shadows and lights : Oriental gods, heroes and legends
From october 5 2002 to april 27 2003
Recently acquired and presentd for the first time to a European public, this collection of masks, costumes, puppets and shadow silhouetttes from Japan, Korea, Thailand, Indochina show the religious character of the traditional theater [...]
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Bill Blass, an American designer
From october 5 to december 17 2002
Through childhood drawings, sketches, and over 100 ensembles, this exhibition traces fifty years of fashion by a great clothing designer.
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The butterfly conservatory : Tropical butterflies in winter
From october 5 2002 to may 26 2003
300 to 500 free-flying life tropical butterflies housed in their natural environment. Among them, some rare species, such as Blue Morpho butterflies, Passion-Flower butterflies, Longwing butterflies and large Owl butterflies.
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The modern quotidian: Furniture by Prouvé, Perriand, Le Corbusier, and Reitveld
From october 5 2002 to march 30 2003
A selection of furniture signed by some of the greatest names in design of the XXth century: among them a buffet from 1924 and a chair from 1923 by German designer Gerrit Rietveld, a bookcase from 1953 by Charlotte Perriand, a chaise [...]
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The hare and the moon : Arita porcelain in Japan, 1620-1820
From october 5 2002 to january 5 2003
A selection of pieces from the Shibata collection from the Kyushu Ceramic Museum, Arita, show the importance of natural motifs in Japanese domestic porcelain ware.
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Victor Hugo by Rodin
From october 5 2002 to january 27 2003
Behind every genius there is another one. The exhibit, which brings together sculptures and drawings, illustrates the long reflexion of Rodin the sculptor impressed by the poet.
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Brixton Studio
From october 4 to november 16 2002
This project combines images from the archive of studio photographer Harry Jacobs, who worked in Brixton for nearly 50 years, with new work by 4 contemporary artists - Jitka Hanzlovà, Eileen Perrier, Nikki S Lee et Jimmy Robert - commissioned [...]
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African Artistry: Gifts from the Richard and Barbara Faletti Family Collection
From october 4 2002 to february 15 2003
Among the works on display are seven Yoruba works from what is today Nigeria, a delicate 17th-/18th-century ivory divination sculpture and a sensitively modeled 17th/18th-century terracotta commemorative head from the Court of Benin.
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The Museum takes out from its reserve collection
From october 4 2002 to february 23 2003
As a part of its permanent collection leaves to Spain, th eMuseum exhibits exceptionally works from its reserve, pieces given recently (51 Iberic bronze statuettes), as well as its new purchases: 5 engravigns by Goya and the The lamentation [...]
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Mona Hatoum
From october 4 2002 to january 31 2003
The essential aspects of the evolution of Mona Hatoum work since the 1990's are redefined, in particular the exploration of daily life, and the relation between aesthetics, ethics and politics.
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Confronting identities in German Art, 1800 - 2000
From october 3 2002 to january 5 2003
This exhibition examines how artists and artworks defined or responded to individual, social, and national identities over the course of two centuries. More than 150 paintings, photographs, sculptures and prints will be exhibited.
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Autumn flowers, noh theatre costumes and masks
From october 3 2002 to february 2 2003
Nô, a Japanese art born in the XIVth century, uses costumes with motives of flowers and vegetables. Here we have from the Yamaguchi Noh Costume Center of Tokyo 70 ancient costumes from the XIXth and beginning of the XXth centuries, [...]
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In praise of painting, Realities 1968-1975
From october 3 2002 to february 9 2003
Special attention to this group of Austrian artists made up of six painters known by the name of Realities.Appeared in Vienna in May 1968, they attracted the attention of the national and international artistic worlds.
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Under Mussolini
From october 2 to december 22 2002
Decorative and propaganda arts in the 1920s and 1930s, from the Wolfson collection, Genoa.
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Rubens and his age. Treasures from the Hermitage Museum
From october 2 2002 to february 28 2003
Paintings by Rubens, Jordaens and Van Dyck, objects of art, portraits and selfportraits offer a glimpse of the context in which Baroque Flemish painting developped.
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Lucien Mainssieux 's collection
From october 1 2002 to june 1 2003
Works from the 19th and 20th centuries from the painter's collection.
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Images of progress
From october 1 2002 to october 7 2003
With all the technological, technical and scientific evolutions, progress cannot be stopped.The presentation is reinforced by different images taken from our daily life: GMO, cloning, biodiversity...
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From the Kilns of Denmark: Contemporary Danish Ceramics
From october 1 2002 to january 5 2003
A panorama of Contemporary Danish Ceramics through the works of 30 artists.
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William Morris: Elegy
From october 1 2002 to january 5 2003
The noted American glass artiste William Morris install a major work comprising cinerary urns and ceremonial vessels used to contain ashes.
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The written image : Japanese calligraphy and painting
From october 1 2002 to march 2 2003
Some fifty calligraphies trace nearly one thousand years of this Japanese tradition. The group of objects are from the Sylvan Barnet and William Burto collection.
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Manolo Valdés
From october 1 2002 to january 31 2003
An itinerary over the last twenty years of creation by Manolo Valdés, whose works belong today to major public collections.
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