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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.

Eija-Liisa Ahtila - Real characters, invented worlds
From april 30 to july 28 2002
The work of Finnish artist Eija-Liisa Ahtila (b. 1959), who came to prominence in the early 1990s, deals with the theme of human relationships. This major survey includes key pieces from the past 10 years.
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Martin Carlin's Mechanical Table
From april 30 to august 18 2002
A vogue for furniture featuring secret components and complex mechanical devices swept France during the 18th century. This mechanical writing table with Sèvres porcelain plaques, attributed to Martin Carlin (c.1730-1785) is on display [...]
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Adi Nes
From april 28 to july 14 2002
Large-scale color photographs by Adi Nes explore Israeli culture through the concepts of masculinity, their military, national and cultural mythology...
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New York: Capital of Photography
From april 28 to september 2 2002
Over 100 color and black and white photographs chronicle the changing face of New York City throughout the 20th century.
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Zero to Infinity : Arte Povera 1962-1972
From april 28 to september 22 2002
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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Moving Mountains: Alyce Frank and Barbara Zaring
From april 28 to june 16 2002
Alyce Frank and Barbara Zaring have been painting side by side outdoors for the past 25 years. Their work is on display...
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Ornella Baratti Bon
From april 27 to may 26 2002
Recent works by italian artist Ornella Baratti is on view.
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In Parallel: Liam Gillick, Hélio Oiticica
From april 27 to june 23 2002
British artist Liam Gillick's series of Discussion Islands - screens and platforms - provoke the viewer into a process of thought. To complement these minimalist spaces, Brazilian artist Hélio Oiticica's installations similarly immerse [...]
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Merciless
From april 27 to november 4 2002
Austria's most internationally acclaimed artist, Franz West, has a great influence on contemporary art world. A selection of collages, installations and sculptures created over the past 20 years are on view.
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ABCD: A Collection of Art Brut
From april 27 to august 24 2002
A selection of works from the collection ABCD (Art Brut Connaissance & Diffusion), a Paris group dedicated to continuing Dubuffet's advocacy of art brut as he originally envisioned it. Drawings, paintings, and sculptures by inspired [...]
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From the colourists to the blackout: Scottish Art 1900-1940 from the Royal Scottish Academy and National Galleries Collections
From april 27 to july 14 2002
Featuring more than sixty paintings and drawings, this exhibition offers a comprehensive survey of Scottish art of the early part of the 20th century.
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Michael Hoffman: A Tribute in Pictures
From april 27 to august 11 2002
Michael E. Hoffman (1942-2001) was the founding curator of the Museum’s Alfred Stieglitz Center devoted to the collection of photographs. By presenting some of the works he collected, the museum gives a tribute to Hoffman's career.
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Leonardo Drawings from the Royal Collection.
From april 27 to july 7 2002
The 10 drawings have been selected to reflect all stages of Leonardo's career and his various interests such as architecture, anatomy, geology, botany … For instance see the study of an horse in three positions or a tempest overwhelming [...]
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One tree
From april 27 to june 9 2002
Works by over 70 craftspeople and artists using wood from a single oak tree are on display in this original exhibition.
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Recreations: Facing the Past
From april 27 to september 1 2002
An exhibition looking at the way in which we picture the past. It involves collaboration between artist, craftsman, historian, archaeologist, forensic scientist and ecologist.
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Roundabout: A Curatorial Collaboration
From april 27 to july 7 2002
Works by seven Canadian photographers are brought together.
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Portraits from one river side to the other
From april 27 to august 14 2002
An invitation to revisit the Museum's collections, through variable artistic expressions of the portrait genre. Men and women full of history, open to dialogue...
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Atelier van Lieshout
From april 26 to june 16 2002
AVL (Atelier van Lieshout) is fronted by Joep van Lieshout and consists of a group of artists and specialists who make work collectively. The exhibition includes Hotel de Luxe - a fully-functioning pod-hotel consisting of six «maxi-capsules» [...]
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Booming Out: Mohawk Ironworkers Build New York
From april 26 to october 15 2002
67 photographs taken by photojournalists and the ironworkers themselves, reflect the towering contribution Mohawk people have made to the United States, Canada and, especially, New York City. The Empire State Building, the George Washington [...]
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The return of the Buddha
From april 26 to july 14 2002
In 1996, some 400 Buddhist sculptures were discovered in eastern China at the Longxing temple site in Qingzhou, Shandong Province. 35 of these magnificent treasures, dated 386-577 AD, reveal the outstanding quality and refinement of the carving.
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Young Applied Artists
From april 25 to may 26 2002
A panorama of young Swedish artists working in glass, ceramics, metal, textiles or wood.
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Critical Mass
From april 25 to june 23 2002
Through several installation, an exploration of activist art in Chicago.
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Sam Taylor-Wood
From april 25 to june 21 2002
Sam Taylor-Wood has come to the forefront of public awareness with elegant and subversive photography installations. His work made over the past 10 years is on display.
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Fuchs-Eckerman, exositur - virtual knowledge space
From april 25 to june 23 2002
The artist have constructed a virtual game, the content of which is based on the collections of nine Austrian museums. The viewer navigates in virtual spaces where each room has it own theme.
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Great Italian masters from Raphaël to Tiepolo : the collection of the Museum of art of Budapest
From april 24 to august 4 2002
A unique opportunity to discover the works of great Italian masters which are seldom exhibited in the USA : Monaco, Sassetta, Lippi, Raphaël, Titien, del Piombo, Le Tintoret, Veronèse, Strozzi, Carracci, Bellotto, Tiepolo...
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Kaxlaya Gvilas.
From april 24 to september 2 2002
This exhibit brings together contemporary art works from the Heiltsuk village of Waglisla and historical pieces from the Royal Ontario Museum's.
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Maryland Artists from the Collection, 1890-1970
From april 24 to october 27 2002
As a tribute to Maryland artists, the BMA reflects on the state's rich artistic tradition in a presentation of more than 25 paintings.
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Do-Ho Suh
From april 23 to may 26 2002
One year after 2001 Venice Biennale, Korean artist Do-Ho Suh presents a series of works which varies from installations made of diaphanous, suspended silk to pieces made of numerous identical objects to create a larger work.
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The Upright Figure
From april 22 to august 31 2002
Drawing on the Tate Collection, this display brings together sculptures of the human figure from the last 100 years. Ranging from Thomas Brock's Eve of 1900 to Antony Gormley's 1985 cast of his own body, Untitled (for Francis), more [...]
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Graeme Todd - Space is Deep
From april 21 to june 23 2002
The Scottish artist Graeme Todd has been making a name for himself over the course of the last few years with his innovative and fresh treatment of one of the most traditional painting themes – the landscape. His work created over [...]
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Milan in a van
From april 21 to june 30 2002
The hottest, newest and most influential in the design world just days after it has been launched at the Milan Furniture Fair is brought to London in a van, by the curators of the V & A. This exhibition opens the new Contemporary Space.
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Startkapital
From april 21 2002 to april 27 2003
Marcel Broodthaers, Ilya Kabakov, Thomas Ruff, Rosemarie Trockel or Mike Kelley give their vision of the German city.
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The Jennifer Show
From april 20 to june 16 2002
The common factor linking the work in The Jennifer Show is simple. Each artist has been chosen because she meets the basic requirement for the exhibition - her name is Jennifer. Works by Jennifer Dorner, Jennifer Marman, Jennifer McMackon [...]
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Hara Documents 7: Between Complete and Incomplete... Fashion Doll Momoko
From april 20 to june 30 2002
Momoko is a fashion doll created by Namie Manabe. The exhibit includes a corner where visitors will be able to put on a variety of clothes on Momoko themselves.
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When Art Becomes Art: Selections from the Hara Museum’s Permanent Collection
From april 20 to june 30 2002
This selection from the 800 or so artworks in the museum’s Permanent Collection includes recently acquired paintings by Tadanori Yokoo and Mirror Room (Pumpkin) by Yayoi Kusama.
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BitterSweet. Contemporary Australian Art
From april 20 to june 10 2002
As the title suggests, there are mixed emotions at play in this exhibition of 7 contemporary Australian artists, among which Darren Sylvester, Callum Morton and Louise Weaver. Through paying close attention to the detail of our lives [...]
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Andrew Cross: Some Trains in America
From april 20 to june 23 2002
Charting ten journeys across America, Cross's stunning photographs capture not only the ideas that trains represent but also their visual drama.
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I-5 Resurfacing: Four Decades of California Contemporary Art
From april 20 to july 28 2002
Featuring painting, sculpture, installation, and video art by over fifty artists in six thematic sections, this new installation uses an episodic approach to movements and styles that were shaped and developed by California artists [...]
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Linda McCartney's sixties: Portrait of an Era
From april 20 to june 23 2002
The late Linda McCartney combined her love of photography and rock and roll, by capturing some of the most memorable images for the Rolling Stone magazine. Included are pictures of J. Hendrix, A. Franklin, the Rolling Stones, the Beatles, [...]
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35th Annual Vigo County School Show
From april 20 to may 23 2002
Vigo County students from grades 1 through 12 exhibit their work alongside masters of American art at the Swope.
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The Thread Unraveled: Contemporary Brazilian Art
From april 19 to june 21 2002
Sixty-three works in diverse media, created by twenty-one contemporary Brazilian artists are on view, among which are works by Ernesto Neto, Vik Muniz, Tatiana Grinberg, Anna Linnemann and Vera Martins.
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Shaped with a Passion: The Carl A. Weyerhaeuser Collection of Japanese Ceramics from the 1970s
From april 19 to august 18 2002
This collection, ranging from sake cups to large-scale sculptures, reflect the artistic ideals tradition combined with the individualism that Japanese potters started to develop in the 1970s.
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12th Street Series: Jack Dollhausen
From april 19 to june 16 2002
30 electronic sculptures by Jack Dollhausen are brought together. These interactive works, created from 1970 to the present, combine an intellectual rigor with a wonderful sense of play.
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Michael Ayrton: Verlaine Suite
From april 19 to june 9 2002
A series of 15 etchings illustrating the erotic poem Femmes/Hombres by Paul Verlaine.
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In Rembrandt's Studio. The Master in Original, Copy and Study
From april 19 to july 21 2002
Insight into Rembrandt's artistic style, glimpse into his workshop, introduction to the latest methods of scientific examination, and a fascinating comparison between original, copy and apprentice study
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New Spanish art
From april 19 to june 30 2002
Berlin pays tribute to 16 contemporary Spanish artists, among them Susy Gómez, Alberto Peral, Antoni Abad, Ttziar Okariz and Ana Laura Aláez. A multimedia experience.
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A night with Marilyn
From april 19 to september 1 2002
The Canadian photographer Douglas Kirkland immortalising the Hollywood myth, nude, in white silk, 9 months before her death.
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Laboratories
From april 18 to september 15 2002
A look at how architecture can respond to an uncertain post-September 11th world and construct a new stage for thought. On this thematic, six Montreal firms of young architects are invited to create an environment or installation in the CCA galleries.
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Erasmus Schroeter.
From april 17 to june 1 2002
As part of the "Forum of the Image 2002"
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Colors and Sounds in Ivan Morison's Garden, Spring 2002
From april 17 to june 4 2002
This looping piece of film by Ivan Morison depicts a moment of a beautiful spring day in the artist's garden.
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Graham Gussin
From april 17 to june 4 2002
British artist Graham Gussin works with ideas that explore human comprehension, complicating our vision of reality through suggestions of the unknown. The exhibition includes past works, as well as two new commissions.
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Art & The Law
From april 17 to june 15 2002
A selection of paintings, watercolours and prints that have as their subject legal issues, including work by Jean-Louis Forain, Honore Daumier, Erskine Nicol and Sir David Wilkie.
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Chinese fan painting
From april 16 to august 4 2002
The fine collection of Chinese fan paintings of the Museum of East Asian Art Berlin: 33 examples of different schools of paintings from the Song dynasty to the 20th century.
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The Geometry of Seeing: Perspective and the Dawn of Virtual Space
From april 16 to july 7 2002
The exhibition confronts this enduring misconception by acquainting the public with an extraordinary range of perspective theories and rendering techniques used by Leon Battista Alberti, Albrecht Dürer, Sebastiano Serlio, Canaletto, [...]
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The Sacred Spaces of Pieter Saenredam
From april 16 to july 7 2002
Pieter Saenredam (1597-1665) was one of the most remarkable painters of the Dutch Golden Age. The exhibition is the most comprehensive of Saenredam's work in the past 40 years and brings together drawings and paintings depicting the venerable [...]
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Hong Kong Memories: Selected Historical Pictures of the 19th Century
From april 15 to december 31 2002
A selection of 50 paintings, watercolours and prints illustrate the picturesques scenes in Hong Kong through the 19th century.
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Gifts and Blessings: The Textile Arts of Madagascar
From april 14 to september 2 2002
Among the Malagasy, cloth is considered the ultimate gift. The exhibition examines the historical context and dynamism of contemporary cloth production through a comprehnesive collection of silk and cotton wrappers, marriage cloths, [...]
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Mathilde ter Heijne. Tragedy
From april 13 to june 2 2002
On the question of cultural differences and the psyche of human beings, the recent work by Mathilde ter Heijne is on view.
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African Inspirations: Sculpted Headwear by Sonya Clark
From april 13 to december 1 2002
How do cultures blend to create something new ? Sonya Clark, a contemporary American artist of African descent, explores this question through hats and head adornments...
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Diverse Works: Photographs from the High's Collection
From april 13 to august 31 2002
This selection of new acquisitions features works by Ralph Gibson, James Hinton, Nancy Marshall and Angela West.
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Far Beyond Teapots
From april 13 2002 to january 13 2003
A large selection of teapots and teaware drawn from the Hong Kong Museum of Art Collection.
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Slice
From april 13 to june 8 2002
40 broad-bladed servers or slices from leading British and American Silversmiths are brought together.
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Sprawl
From april 13 to june 9 2002
Sprawl explore the emergence of a group of international artists who create all-encompassing and deliberately chaotic environments from a variety of fine art and found materials.
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Ink & Paper: Pablo Picasso Prints
From april 13 to june 16 2002
20 graphic works demonstrate the range of subjects of Picasso and his printmaking techniques.
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Picasso Ceramic Editions: From the Edward Weston Collection
From april 13 to june 16 2002
60 works, including dishes, plates, bowls, vases, vessels, pitchers, and plaques, illustrate Picasso's interest for ceramics between 1946 and 1971.
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Bertien van Manen. East Wind West Wind
From april 12 to june 4 2002
The Dutch photographer Bertien van Manen has produced this new series of photographs in China. Her works represents a view from the outside looking in, yet her images share a rare intimacy, opening a door onto a domestic reality usually [...]
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Clearly Thinking: The Sculpture of Peter Ivy and Michael Scheiner
From april 12 to august 11 2002
Peter Ivy and Michael Scheiner use the rich visual and symbolic potential of glass to create enigmatic and lyrical objects. Two sculpture created specially for the museum are on view.
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Sourcing the Muse
From april 12 to july 21 2002
Sourcing the Muse brings together the Powerhouse Museum’s extensive dress and textile collection with the talents of eight Australian contemporary fashion designers.
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Finding Paradise: Island Art in Private Collections
From april 11 to may 26 2002
The development of Hawaii since 1941 is illustrated through many objetcs: paintings describing the islands and human activities, island-style decorative arts in ceramic, furniture, etc.
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Andrew Morgan: Paintings of the 90s
From april 11 to june 2 2002
A survey the work of well-known South Florida painter and educator, Andrew Morgan.
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Rosslyn: Country of Painter and Poet
From april 11 to july 7 2002
Located in the beautiful just seven miles from Edinburgh, Rosslyn Castle and Chapel have for over two and half centuries lured thousands of visitors, among them some of the greatest figures in British art and literature. Through paintings [...]
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Komar & Melamid's Asian Elephant Art and Conservation Project
From april 10 to july 14 2002
More than 50 paintings created by 16 accomplished Asian elephants, formerly employed in the Thai logging industry, question the concepts of individual creativity, abstract expressionism, and the art market in general.
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Hirosada and Friends
From april 10 to july 14 2002
These woodblock prints by Hirosada - the leading printmaker in Oska in the mid-19th-century - and other artists, come from a single album of actor portraits collected by a Kabuki theater fan of the time.
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A Cow Boy Soul
From april 10 2002 to march 30 2003
Music, rodeo, litterature, movies as well as the Far-West, the American open spaces, cowboys and indians...
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ARTificial Intelligence
From april 9 to june 7 2002
This exhibition brigs together a selection of book cover art, tin toys, video and other work, on the theme of robot.
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Italy: The One and Only. A century of photography
From april 9 to may 3 2002
The exhibition shows the story of Italian photography during the 20th century through 240 images by internationally renowned photographers such as Steiglitz, Cartier-Bresson, Capa, Klein, Leiss and Alinar.
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Pressed: The Lithograph
From april 9 to june 16 2002
Through works from the collection of the museum, the exhibition reflects on the technique and history of this ubiquitous method of reproduction.
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MATRIX 197: Sanford Biggers
From april 7 to june 2 2002
This MATRIX exhibition includes an entirely new body of sculptures by Sanford Biggers.
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Artists from Gascogne in the museum collections
From april 7 2002 to december 31 2003
The region of Gascogne has brought the world of painting and sculpture various talented artists. From the XVIIIth to the XXth centuries, works never seen before, together with recent purchases, bring to life the artistic sensitivity [...]
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Exquisite Vessels III: Recent Acquisitions from The contemporary Museum’s Collection Acquired through the Sibyl Heide Fund
From april 7 to june 2 2002
A selection of objects by many of the finest contemporary artists working in ceramic, metal, glass, fiber, wood and other materials, acquired from 1999 to present.
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Los Carpinteros: Transportable City
From april 7 to june 2 2002
This outdoor installation on TCM’s grounds in Makiki Heights highlights the work of the Cuban artists’ collaborative Los Carpinteros.
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Paintings by Jane Hammond: The John Ashbery Collaboration, 1993-2001
From april 7 to june 2 2002
Organized by the Cleveland Center for Contemporary Art, this exhibition focuses on New York artist Jane Hammond’s recent body of paintings, which were created over a seven-year period in a collaboration between the artist and American [...]
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Reverend McKendree Robbins Long: Picture Painter of the Apocalypse
From april 7 to august 25 2002
The son of a distinguished family in Statesville, N.C., McKendree Robbins Long (1888-1976) gained lasting renown as both an itinerant Baptist preacher and as an artist specializing in Biblical scenes. The exhibition span his entire [...]
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An American in Europe: The Photography Collection of Baroness Jeane von Oppenheim from the Norton Museum of Art
From april 6 to june 16 2002
More than 140 European photographs trace influential photographic movements of the 20th century. The diverse subject matter embraces nature studies, landscapes, portraiture, still lifes, architectural constructions, and abstraction.
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Contemporary Directions: Glass from the Maxine and William Block Collection
From april 6 to july 7 2002
62 works, created by 49 artists from the United States, Europe, and Australia between 1988 and 2001, chronicles an exciting period of innovation in studio glass.
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Kröller-Müller and the philosopher's stone
From april 6 to may 26 2002
J.K Rowling's stories are inhabited by giants and trolls, sorcerers, and witches, fabulous beasts and dwarfs. A number of magical and ritual objects illustrate the world of the sorcerer's apprentice. The greatest attraction will be the three [...]
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William Morris: Man Adorned
From april 6 to july 7 2002
This installation by William Morris, a contemporary artist who works in glass, explores the ancient origins of the human urge to decorate the body.
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Three Women: Early Portraits by Henri Toulouse-Lautrec.
From april 6 to june 21 2002
The three women portrayed in these paintings: Suzanne Valadon, Jeanne Wenz, and Carmen Gaudin were all part of the artistic circles of the time. These paintings represent an intersection of traditional portraiture, impressionist influence, [...]
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Visualizing the Blues: Images of the American South 1862-1999
From april 6 to may 26 2002
Among the 63 photographers on display are Gordon Parks, Walker Evans, Sally Mann and Henri Cartier-Bresson... Through their eyes it is possible to understand many of the cultural characteristics of the South that contribute to the creation [...]
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Fragances and cosmetics in the old Egypt
From april 5 to june 23 2002
The exhibition shows the results of the scientific research made in France and in Egypt. We can see ointments, oils, fragances which set up the collection.
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Star Wars: The Magic of Myth
From april 5 to july 7 2002
Artworks, props, models and costumes used to create the original Star Wars trilogy and the Episode I: The Phantom Menace. A unique opportunity to bring back to life the universe of R2-D2, Darth Vader, Boba Fett, Yoda and Princesse [...]
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Andreas Müller-Pohle
From april 4 to may 11 2002
Reind de Vries European Photography prizewinner.
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Piranesi’s Sublime Dream
From april 1 to june 1 2002
Giovanni Battista Piranesi (1720-1778) was an etcher, archaeologist, designer and architect, who devoted his entire career to the depiction of the architectural splendours of Rome and its surrounding. An insight into one of the most [...]
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Recent Fine Art Acquisitions
From april 1 to june 30 2002
On display in the Side Court are six new works by Scottish artists recently acquired for the collections. Among the artists are Christine Borland, Michael Wilkinson and Toby Paterson.
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Paula Rego: Celestina's house
From april 1 to july 14 2002
A unique opportunity to examine Paula Rego's recent large-scale pastel works and preparatory drawings. Figurative paintings, exploring human behavior and memory...
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Walking with Dinosaurs
From april 1 to june 30 2002
The award winning BBC series brought dinosaurs back to life. Come and experience the science and technology that made the series possible. Meet the cast – some of the original models used in the Walking with Dinosaurs television series.
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Mary Magdalene : ecstasy and repent
From april 1 to september 9 2002
A focus on the representation of Maria Magdalena in Western art in the 16th and 17th century. 90 works by such artists as Georges de la Tour, José de Ribera, Antonio Allegri, il Corregio are on view.
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Vanitas: Still Life
From april 1 to october 6 2002
A selection of still life paintings from the Gallery’s collection which illustrate this fragility and the transitory nature of human life.
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