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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.

Magic, alchemy and science from 1400 to 1700 : the influence of Hermes Trismegistus
From may 31 to july 27 2002
Hermes Trismegistus influence on the development of european scientific thought from 1400 to 1700. Manuscripts and prints, including the first Venitian editions of the Corpus Hermeticum. Organised by the Philosophical Hermetic Library [...]
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Jeroen De Rijke /Willem De Rooij: 3 films
From may 31 to july 7 2002
"They chose their medium as a way of coercing viewers to look closely at images we might otherwise process in a glance" (Los Angeles Times)
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Colour and transparency
From may 31 to august 30 2002
Presentation of the contemporary glass collection of the FRAC Haute-Normandie, and invited artists.
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Designing Oakland
From may 31 to september 22 2002
Designing Oakland examine selected aspects of the history of the neighborhood's built environment and present a number of recent master plans and design projects
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Betty Goodwin Prints
From may 31 to september 2 2002
A large body of prints made by Betty Goodwin, among which the series devoted to vests and shirts. Let's discover an innovative graphic work which brought the artist to national and international attention.
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Zero Karat: the Donna Schneier Gift to the American Craft Museum
From may 31 to september 27 2002
Donna Schneier, a prominent collector and private art dealer, made a gift to the Museum of a substantial collection of jewelry in 1997. More than 80 works created from non-precious and alternative materials are on view.
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The Smith Brothers of Chichester
From may 31 to september 1 2002
Presentation of two local artists of the mid 18th century, George and John Smith.
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Double Dress: Yinka Shonibare, A Nigerian/British Artist
From may 30 to october 29 2002
Over 20 works, including large-scale installations, paintings and photographs by Yinka Shonibare are brought together.
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Artistic exchange chinese-french
From may 30 to july 30 2002
The young Chinese painter Gong Yan, chosen between numerous candidates to study in the Paris Fine Arts School, exhibits her work for the first time in France, next to inspired by China creations by the French painter, sculptor and designer [...]
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George Romney 1734-1802: British art's forgotten genius
From may 30 to august 18 2002
Marking the bicentenary of Romney's death, a great retrospective is devoted to his work. 64 paintings and 67 works on paper give a fully rounded overview of the career of this rival of Sir Joshua Reynolds and Thomas Gainsborough.
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Love and Death. Art in the Age of Queen Victoria
From may 30 to july 28 2002
With exemples of works by Frederic Leighton, John Everett Millais, Edward Poynter and William Quiller Orchardson, the exhibition concentrates on the Victorian celebration of love, both earthly and divine, together with its reverence [...]
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Scots in film: Portraits by Donald MacLellan
From may 30 to october 13 2002
30 works celebrate the growing prominence of Scottish actors in contemporary cinema and television. Made by photographer Donald MacLellan, these portraits focus on some of Scotland’s most famous faces, including Robert Carlyle, [...]
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Art and the Holy image: The Rise of Russian Icon Painting, 14th through 16th centuries. Expo reportée
From may 30 to september 4 2002
Over 100 icons from leading Russian institutions explore the aesthetics and ideology of sacred images produced between the 14th and 16th centuries in the principalities of Novgorod, Pskov and Moscow.
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Concentrations 42 : Lothar Hempel
From may 30 to october 6 2002
Wasp's Nest, a large-scale installation, and Star Sign, hanging sculpture, both by Lothar Hempel, are on view.
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Serpentine Gallery Pavilion 2002: Toyo Ito with Arup
From may 29 to september 1 2002
After Zaha Hadid in 2000 and Daniel Libeskind with Arup in 2001, the Serpentine Gallery commissioned this year the Japanese architect Toyo Ito to design a Pavilion on the Gallery's lawn, providing a unique shocase for contemporary [...]
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Dutch Drawings of the Golden Age
From may 28 to august 25 2002
This installation celebrates the great age of Dutch drawing through examples chosen from the Getty's permanent collection, including a number of new acquisitions.
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Michel Gerard, The American Decade: 1989-1999
From may 26 to august 11 2002
Michel Gerard's 1989 move from Paris to New York resulted in a new dynamic body of work. His recent works evoke the environment of a factory, while focusing on society's interaction with new technologies.
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Grace Knowlton
From may 26 to august 18 2002
This two-part exhibition features a selection of oil paintings and sculptural spheres by Grace Knowlton.
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Julie Moos: Hat Ladies
From may 26 to august 11 2002
Twelve large-scale portraits of women from Alabama, wearing their striking Sunday hats, by photographer Julie Moos are on view.
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Andy Warhol Retrospective
From may 25 to august 18 2002
After Berlin and London, Warhol is on show at Los Angeles. This major retrospective on the icon of Pop culture span his entire career and brings together over 150 paintings, drawings and sculptures.
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Art Now. Ori Gersht: Afterglow
From may 25 to august 26 2002
Ori Gersht presents a new series of photographs and his first video work. In both he explores the landscape and history of his birthplace, Israel.
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Michael Craig-Martin. Inhale/Exhale
From may 25 to june 30 2002
For the Manchester Art Gallery’s re-opening, Michael Craig-Martin proposes a stunning painted installation which shows off the volume of the renovated space.
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Neil Cummings and Marysia Lewandowska
From may 25 2002 to february 23 2003
To coincide with the re-opening of Manchester Art Gallery, artists Neil Cummings and Marysia Lewandowska have been invited to create a new project using the Gallery’s permanent collection. They have created a display from hundreds [...]
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Terence Donovan: London Photographs
From may 25 to august 3 2002
A retrospective of internationally renowned photographer Terence Donovan who died in 1996. 120 images illustrate the changing face of London from the 1950s to the 1990s.
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Seven People Seeing
From may 25 to july 14 2002
This project presents a personal take by seven young Mancunians on what it means to them to live in Manchester. Seven People Seeing features their photography and video work, exploring themes such as architecture, art, the changing [...]
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The Art of Giving Art: Gifts from Edward Jacobson
From may 25 to september 8 2002
These 40 works given by Edward Jacobson include artists such as Picasso, O'Keefe, Calder, Isabel Bishop, Philip Curtis and Carlos Mérida.
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Thin Skin: The Fickle Nature of Bubbles, Spheres, and Inflatable Sculptures
From may 25 to september 15 2002
A spectacular cosmic adventure through works by Warhol, Charles and Ray Eames or Martin Creed...
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Visions Through Glass
From may 25 to july 6 2002
A welcome reappraisal of the work of Aberdeen born Douglas Strachan (1875-1950), a major Scottish Arts and Crafts artist who specialised in stained glass. The exhibition focuses on his work for King’s College Chapel (1903) as well [...]
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Beakman's World on Tour
From may 25 to september 2 2002
This exhibit is a hands-on version of Beakman's World, the innovative children's television program.
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The art of Paul McCartney
From may 24 to august 4 2002
The Walker Art Gallery organises the fist major retrospective devoted to Sir Paul McCartney's paintings. McCartney began painting in the early 1980s after a meeting with the American artist, Willem de Kooning. The Walker exhibition [...]
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Turner's Journeys of the Imagination
From may 24 to august 4 2002
Discovering the impressive collection of Turner's paintings from Liverpool Museums. 50 works span his whole career, including paintings, watercolours and prints.
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Acquisitions and Promised Gifts Since 1997
From may 24 2002 to january 14 2003
22 works by O’Keeffe are brought together all acquired by the Museum either as gifts or promised gifts since its opening in 1997.
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Art Museums at the Turn of the Millennium: Concepts, Projects, Buildings.
From may 24 to august 4 2002
Sketches and models descriptions draw a comprehensive history of museum architecture in the last decade of the 20th century : the new Tate Gallery in London by Jacques Herzog and Pierre de Meuron, the Guggenheim Museum in Bilbao by Frank [...]
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Georgia O’Keeffe: The Artist’s Landscape. Photographs by Todd Webb
From may 24 to september 21 2002
39 photographs spotlight O’Keeffe in the environment that influenced her art for more than 60 years.
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Remix: Contemporary Art and Pop
From may 24 to august 26 2002
Liverpool is known over the world for its pop music heritage. The continuing popularity of this culture in the city sets the scene for this exhibition that explores the cultural collisions between art and music.
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Klee's Best
From may 24 to september 8 2002
An installation of highlights from the Berggruen Klee Collection comprising watercolors, drawings, and paintings. The selection includes the rarely shown watercolors that the artist created in Tunisia in 1914.
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Kladij Sluban, paradis perdu
From may 23 to june 30 2002
Niépce 2000 prizewinner.
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Jeroen De Rijke / Willem De Rooij
From may 23 to july 14 2002
These Dutch artists work in 16 and 35 mm film that recalls elaborate pictures that you may have seen in a museum or in a cinema. The subjects of the films presented are taken from religion, history, the environment and geology.
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Frances Stark
From may 23 to july 14 2002
The ICA has invited artist and writer, Frances Stark to curate an exhibition. Stark has been writing for more than 10 years on the connections between disparate territories and disciplines. The show can be read as an extension of her own practice [...]
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TransModernity. Austrian architects: henke und schreieck, Jabornegg & Pálffy, Riegler Riewe
From may 23 to august 12 2002
When modernity is no longer a style but rather a concept of freedom... Three teams of Austrian architects under 50, representative of the differentiated architectural scene in contemporary Austria.
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Catherine Walker
From may 23 to november 17 2002
In 2002, Catherine Walker celebrates 25 years of working in the British fashion industry. 50 spectacular designs, as well as some dresses worn by Lady Diana, illustrate her career.
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Artists Imagine Architecture
From may 22 to september 2 2002
A group of international artists whose work blurs ideological and formal boundaries between sculpture and architectural models. Works by Katalin Deer, Dan Graham, Ian Kiaer or Sam Durant.
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Cézanne and the transformed landscape
From may 22 to august 25 2002
Paintings, drawings, and prints from the museum's collection highlight Cézanne's influence on later artists and explore the changing nature of landscape painting during the early 20th century.
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A Time to Celebrate
From may 22 to june 16 2002
A look at how past jubilees, coronations and other national celebrations have been commemorated.
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Taylor Davis: 2001 ICA Artist Prize
From may 22 to september 2 2002
New work by Taylor Davis created specifically for this exhibition is on display.
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Inspired by Italy: Dutch Landscape Painters 1600-1700
From may 22 to august 26 2002
Italy has always attracted artists, in the 17th century Jan Both and Nicolaes Berchem brought back from Italy seductive visions of mountains and golden light, to a flat and cloudy Holland. They inspired Cuyp, Wynants, Wouwermans and Weenix [...]
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Royal Treasures: A Golden Jubilee Celebration
From may 22 2002 to january 12 2003
This spectacular celebration of the individual tastes of monarchs and other members of the royal family includes paintings, drawings and watercolours, furniture, sculpture and ceramics, silver and gold, arms and armour, jewellery and miniatures, [...]
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Bruce Bernard: Photographs of Painters
From may 20 to august 26 2002
Bruce Bernard, who was a highly respected picture editor and writer of books of photography and painting, is less well known for his activity as a photographer. The exhibition focus on portraits of leading artists he knew, such as Frank [...]
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North African Textiles
From may 19 to june 28 2002
Since ancient times, North African textiles have been important trade items as well as indicators of wealth and social status. This exhibition features a selection of nine textiles.
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John Newberry R.W.S.
From may 19 to june 16 2002
A selection of landscapes from Italy to Oxford by John Newberry.
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La Vista Modernista. The Modernist Vision
From may 19 to july 28 2002
This selection of highlights from the Contemporary Art Museum of Caracas offers an overview of the evolution and variety of contemporary art over the past century. Works by Picasso, Léger, Miró, Francis Bacon, Marisol Escobar, Jésus [...]
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Empire of the Sultans: Ottoman Art from the Khalili Collection
From may 19 to july 28 2002
Drawn from the Khalili Collection of Islamic Art, more than 600 objects are on display, that illustrate the extremely rich artistic tradition of the Ottoman dynasty: textiles, manuscripts, arms, etc.
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Sam Durant/MATRIX 147
From may 18 to september 1 2002
The first solo exhibition in a museum of this conceptual artist based in Los Angeles.
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George III Silver Dinner Service
From may 18 to december 31 2002
Ordered in Paris by George III (1760-1820) for his electoral palace in Hanover, this sumptuous service has never been seen in Britain before.
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Howard Hodgkin
From may 18 to july 18 2002
Around the recent acquisition of the painting Torso (2000), this small exhibition bring together seven key works by Howard Hodgkin.
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New Acquisitions from the Prints and Drawings Collection
From may 18 to august 18 2002
Among the recent acquisitions of the museum, works by John Henry Twachtman, Henry Moore, Okura Jiro, Keith Morrison and Ethel Mars.
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Joe Novak: Paintings, 1993-1999
From may 18 to july 14 2002
The exhibition explores the work of artist Joe Novak during a period of time when he focused primarily on painting.
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Peggy’s Choice
From may 18 to june 29 2002
Local costume expert and enthusiast Peggy Walker has been collecting costume for decades. This exhibition is the first opportunity to see the tremendous range and variety from hats, shoes, bags and gloves to silk Victorian and Edwardian [...]
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Treasures from the Royal Tombs of Ur
From may 18 to september 1 2002
425 objects excavated at the site of Ur, in southern Iraq! These tombs contained some of the most valuable examples of Sumarian art: cosmetic containers, metal vessels, jewelry, ans so on…as well ashuman remains: guards, musicians…
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Dan Graham, works 1965-2000
From may 18 to august 18 2002
In his art, US artist Dan Graham has studied existing visual environments and presented alternative architactural and spatial models for viewing and experiencing. He makes photographies, performance recordings, installations, sculptures [...]
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Kara Walker
From may 17 to july 7 2002
With little black silhouettes from german Christmas decorations, Kara Walker realizes some productions, which provoc the viewer. Her work tells about racism and social problems in America. Her style is intentionally erotic to depict [...]
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Clothes Make the Man
From may 17 2002 to january 5 2003
A look at trends and traditions in men’s fashion over the past three hundred years.
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Pyramids. House for Eternity
From may 17 to august 11 2002
Focusing on the Old Kingdom, the history of the building of the 16 major pyramids in Egypt through 150 exhibits, comprising architectural models created for the show. A compilation of he current state of knowledge on pyramid construction. [...]
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Max Gimblett: The Language of Drawing
From may 17 to july 28 2002
The works images on display trace the artist's career over three decades and demonstrate his consistent development in abstraction.
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Len Lye: 21st Century Artist
From may 17 to july 28 2002
Over 30 of Lye's extraordinary works including 12 experimental films.
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Lee Bul: Live Forever
From may 16 to july 7 2002
A unique performative environment featuring three pod-shaped fiberglass karaoke capsules that visitors may enter one at a time. Once enclosed within the car-like pods, participants select the instrumental accompaniment to a popular [...]
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The Mount Sainte-Odile, Mecca of Alsace
From may 16 2002 to july 31 2003
Models, photos and archeologic objects trace the history of Mount Saint-Odile. The location, the object of different excavation campaigns, awakens an increasing interest on the part of tourists.
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Game On
From may 16 to september 15 2002
Focusing on key developments between 1962 and 2002, the exhibition explore the vibrant history and culture of computer games.
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Walter Pichler. The house next to the smithy
From may 16 to july 29 2002
An insight into the spatial dimensions of an existing (though absent) architecture, on the basis of plans, drawings, photographs, and a full-scale reproduction. "A rather sentimental undertaking" as Pichler himself describes it...
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Ron Benner. Trans/mission: African Vectors
From may 15 to october 31 2002
This photographic garden installation by London, Ontario artist Ron Benner tells the story of language, cultural dominations, trade routes and the agricultural interests of indigenous cultures.
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Seeds of creativity
From may 15 to september 15 2002
The second in a series of exhibitions providing new perspectives on the Mr. and Mrs. John D Rockefeller 3rd Collection of Asian Art. New works by students from New York City schools created in collaboration with artists are displayed [...]
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Other Bodies: Sign, Symbol, and Metaphor
From may 14 to july 28 2002
Through works by Helen Chadwick, Carrie Mae Weems, Ilse Haider, Cindy Sherman, and Lorna Simpson, this presentation explores how contemporary artists approach the body in their work and also provokes the viewer to consider how we interpret [...]
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Covenant: Photographs by Tyagan Miller
From may 14 to november 10 2002
This selection of 67 black-and-white photographs is the culmination of Miller's five-year documentation of the life and times of the Friendship Missionary Baptist Church in Indianapolis.
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Greuze the draftsman
From may 14 to august 4 2002
Devoted exclusively to the drawings of Jean-Baptiste Greuze (1725 - 1805), French eighteenth-century painter and draftsman, the exhibition brings together approximately 60 works on paper culled from international collections.
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Nature, Myth, Allegory: Imagining Reality in the 19th Century
From may 14 to october 6 2002
Works by Adolf Braun, Emile René Ménard, Auguste Rodin, Benjamin West, Loredo Taft and others offer views into such important themes as the longing for nature in an industrialized world, the molding of history to contemporary needs, [...]
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Skin. Surface, Substance + Design
From may 14 to september 15 2002
Skin highlights the responses of designers from around the world to a culture obsessed with pysical appearances and transformed by biotechnology.
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Adrian: American Glamour
From may 14 to august 18 2002
Gilbert Adrian was one of the most quintessentially American of 20th-century designers as well as a Hollywood costumer of great renown, who dressed Greta Garbo, Norma Shearer, Katharine Hepburn, and Joan Crawford. This retrospective [...]
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Thomas Struth
From may 12 to august 18 2002
An exhibition of 100 photographs dating from 1977 to the present by internationally renowned German artist Thomas Struth.
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Regarding Landscape
From may 12 to june 30 2002
A survey exhibition of contemporary landscapes including works by Robin Collyer, Stan Douglas, Rodney Graham and Clare Richardson.
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Language: Form and Function
From may 11 to november 17 2002
The exhibition explores the use of written language as a fundamental component of visual art, a trend that has become increasingly important since the late 1960s.
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Matisse-Picasso
From may 11 to august 18 2002
Matisse and Picasso are the acknowledged twin giants of modern art. Through a display of woks selected to be comparable in both scale and quality MatissePicasso highlights the affinities and contrasts between them. This exhibition [...]
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Bronwynne Cornish : Allusion
From may 11 to july 7 2002
This installation by Bronwynne Cornish is a tribute and a response to the achievements of Frances Hodgkins.
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From Heroes to Dudes
From may 11 to july 21 2002
From Albrecht Dürer's 17th century studies of the male figure to Kenyon Cox's late 19th century drawings of male nude models, the exhibition traces the ways in which real and mythical male bodies were painted and printed over a span [...]
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Highlights of Manhattan : The Drawings of E.H. Suydam
From may 11 to september 15 2002
17 drawings of Manhattan by E.H. Suydam (1885-1940) explore the atmosphere of New York City in the 1920s.
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New Nomads
From may 11 to july 21 2002
An entirely new fashion concept - Wearable Electronics - a marriage of technology and clothing is on display.
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Quartet: Kate Breakey, Mayme Kratz, Kyung-Lim Lee, and Marie Navarre
From may 11 to august 25 2002
Quartet features the work of four of the region's most promising artists...
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Paul Smith’s Robots
From may 10 to august 11 2002
Whenever he travels, fashion designer Paul Smith always visits local flea markets for anything that happens to catch his eye. Among the hundreds of objects he bought are dozens of toy robots. This collection of vintage toys is on display.
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Houses x Artists - L'exposition en trois parties ouvrira en janvier 2003
From may 10 to june 25 2002
Ten contemporary artists are invited to each design a house under optimal creative conditions. Divided in 3 phases successive, the exhibition will display the results of their works.
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Facing the light: David Octavius Hill and Robert Adamson
From may 10 to september 15 2002
To celebrate the bicentenary of the birth of David Octavius Hill, one of the photographic pioneers, the exhibition brings together 200 images, including pictures made with his partner Robert Adamson as well as Hill’s paintings and engravings.
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Alberto Giacometti
From may 10 to july 13 2002
66 masterpieces from the Maeght Foundation (France): sculptures, drawings and lithographs by a great master, in a poetical retrospective...
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Gerald Zugmann: Blue universe
From may 9 to september 8 2002
Focusing on the work of the self-described "post-industrial expressionist" architectural firm COOP HIMMELB(L)AU, Zugmann's photos move beyong the purely documentary. They interpret and reveal the architects' intentions.
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No Object, No Subject, No Matter...
From may 9 to september 1 2002
This selection of works from the collection of the museum explores the many languages of abstraction in the 20th century.
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Tatiana Trouvé: Polders
From may 7 to june 16 2002
The «Polders» are the productions stemming from the Office of Implicit Activities, the unique piece of work by Tatiana Trouvé. For this exhibition, she peoples the space with colonies of «Polders»...
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Yoko Ono, mend piece for the world
From may 7 to june 30 2002
The work consists of broken tableware, which the visitors are invited to mend. The first version of the work was exhibited in 1966, and in 2001-2002 it has been on display in New-York, Jerusalem, London... The theme of his work is healing.
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Plants and animals in modern Chinese painting
From may 7 to september 1 2002
Popular genre in China, ranging from accurate life studies to freely handled ink plays, the bird-and-flower painting invaded the 20th century art. 15 works by great masters, carrying symbolic messages to explore...
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As It Happened: Photographs from the Gilman Paper Company Collection
From may 7 to august 25 2002
From an intimate «séance» to a Civil War battlefield and from a solar eclipse to the scaling of Mont Blanc, approximately 40 rarely seen photographic treasures provide a vivid and beautiful record of the world during the second half [...]
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New York, New York: Photographs from the Collection
From may 7 to august 25 2002
This exhibition of some 60 works from the Museum’s collection surveys photography in New York City from the era of the daguerreotype to the 1970s.
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An American Vision: Henry Francis du Pont's Winterthur Museum
From may 5 to october 6 2002
Open to the public since 1951, the Winterthur Museum displays Henry Francis du Pont's (1880-1969) collection of American decorative arts. In celebration of its 50th anniversary, a selection of the rarest and most renowned objects from [...]
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Glass of the Avant-Garde.
From may 5 to july 14 2002
More than 180 exquisite early 20th century glass works from Austria, the Czech Republic, and Germany are drawn from the Torsten Bröhan Collection.
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Marianne 2002
From may 4 to june 29 2002
Project by Raphaël Boccanfuso.
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Janet Cardiff: A Large Slow River
From may 4 to november 10 2002
In a route that begins at the gallery’s front desk with a borrowed discman and headphones, Cardiff will take you through the gardens on a journey that is intellectually absorbing and filled with revealing surprises.
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Fastwürms: Giant Beaver Charm
From may 4 to november 10 2002
A recent acquisition to the sculpture garden by the art duo Fastwürms (Kim Kozzi and Dai Skuse).
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Enrico Castellani
From may 4 to june 23 2002
Focusing on his work from 1958-1970, the exhibition explores Castellani's fascination with dynamics of space and light. His series of large monochromatic reliefs, with their characteristic alternation of points and punctures, create [...]
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Mario Algaze: Cuba 1999-2000
From may 4 to september 1 2002
Evocative photographic images of Cuba celebrate the 100th anniversary of its founding.
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American Views: A century of art from the permanent collection
From may 4 to august 18 2002
Selections from the Museum's permanent collection of American paintings, sculptures, graphics, and decorative arts are featured, exploring ideas that resonate with Jacob Lawrence's work.
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Andrew Wyeth's Helga Pictures
From may 4 to august 4 2002
70 works by American artist Andrew Wyeth are brought together. All of them illustrate Wyeth's intense and insightful study of a single sitter - neighbor Helga Testorf - over the course of 15 years.
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Animal Matters Ceramica- International Festival of Clay
From may 4 to june 15 2002
Cats, birds or dragons all feature in one of the flagship events of the Festival. Among the artists represented will be Pablo Picasso, Bernard Leach, Michael Cardew and so on…
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Mags Harries: Lucid Moment
From may 4 to september 15 2002
For this installation, Mags Harries created a peaceful environment of reflections and shadows.
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Hannah Hoch Collages
From may 4 to july 14 2002
A selection of the work of one of the most significant German artists of the 20th century. Her brillant photo-montages address key contemporary issues such as sexuality, the objectification of the human body more than sixty years before [...]
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Kiss and Kill: Film Visions of Brighton
From may 4 to september 1 2002
From seedy glamour and kiss-me-quick thrills, Brighton has played a starring role in many films. This new exhibition reveals the many different visions of Brighton that have been created by film-makers.
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David Shrigley
From may 4 to july 14 2002
David Shrigley examines the big, medium and little things in life through his drawings, photographs and sculptures.
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Open-Source-Art-Hack
From may 3 to june 30 2002
A group show of artists from the United States, Australia, Denmark, Switzerland, and the United Kingdom who openly undermine the programming of everyday software tools.
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Gio Ponti
From may 3 to october 6 2002
Regarded as the godfather of modern Italian design, Gio Ponti led the post-war renaissance in italian design from his home city of Milan. Primarily an architect, he was also a designer, painter, poet and a teacher. The exhibition spans [...]
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Mario Sironi: Between Futurism and the Urban Landscape 1914-1920
From may 3 to june 9 2002
Forty drawings by the Italian artist Mario Sironi are brought together, dating drom the very specific period between the start of Sironi's involvement with the Futurists around 1914 and the emergence of the Novecento group in the early [...]
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Jewish Life in Ancient Egypt
From may 3 to july 26 2002
An important collection of Aramaic papyri reveal details about ancient Jewish and Egyptian daily life during the 27th Dynasty . An exceptional one provides insight into a couple's life during the 5th century B.C..
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Tadashi Sato: A Retrospective–Four Themes
From may 3 to september 17 2002
Tadashi Sato (b. 1923) is one of Hawai‘i’s most respected artists. This exhibition in two parts, at the Contemporary Museum, Makiki Heights and at First Hawaiian, explores the artist's career and comprises paintings, drawings and watercolors [...]
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To discover ? To confirm ?
From may 2 to june 22 2002
A joint exhibition of young artists photographers and plastic practicians of the County of Rhône-Alpes.
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Treasures from an Unknown Reign: Shunzhi Porcelain
From may 2 to september 1 2002
Approximately 90 exquisite ceramics, drawn from public and private collections in England, France and the United States, explore this little-known period (1644-61) of China's artistic heritage.
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Xavier Veilhan
From may 2 to june 23 2002
The first solo show in Britain of this French artist concentrates on recent work, and include many of the artist's most ambitious projects to date.
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7 atmospheres, 7 designers
From may 1 2002 to april 27 2003
The recent aquisitions of the museum, presented as a temporary exhibition, establish a dialogue between the works by Charlotte Perriand, Le Corbusier, Charles & Ray Eames, George Nelson, Joe Colombo, Ettore Sottsass, Garouste & Bonetti [...]
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A Gem of the Italian Renaissance Revealed: Petrarch's Illustrated Poem Disbound
From may 1 to july 30 2002
The spectacular late 15th century manuscript of Petrarch recently disbound for conservation is shown to visitor for the first time.
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In the lands of Extremadura : Ruth Anderson's photographs of Western Spain for the Hispanic Society
From may 1 to july 31 2002
The photographs of Spain by Ruth Anderson are amongst the most outstanding in the Collection of the museum. The exhibition will focus on life and customs in Extremadura with pictures taken in 1928.
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Taoist Immortals
From may 1 to august 31 2002
Two six-fold screens by Yukinobu Kiyohara, one of the few women artists to achieve professional status in 17th century Japan, depict figures known for their magical powers and mastery of Taoist principles.
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Claes Oldenburg and Coosje van Bruggen on the Roof
From may 1 to november 17 2002
Five brightly colored, large-scale recent works in metal and fiberglass by Claes Oldenburg and Coosje van Bruggen, dating from 1999 to 2001, are installed in the Iris and B. Gerald Cantor Roof Garden.
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