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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.

Homer's Odyssey
From july 31 to october 27 2002
15 mixed-media works, developed by 25 artists, create reflections on Homer's epic poem about Odysseus' travels.
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Ben Nicholson: chasing out something alive
From july 27 to september 22 2002
A selection of the artist's reliefs and drawings dated from 1950 to 1975.
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Masters of Colour: Derain to Kandinsky
From july 27 to november 17 2002
Werner and Gabriele Merbacher have assembled one of Europe's greatest private collection over more than 30 years. Featuring masterpieces from Impressionism, Fauvism or German Expressionism, by Matisse, Picasso, Braque or Klee, this [...]
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Ceri Richards: Themes and Variations: A Select Retrospective
From july 27 to october 27 2002
A major retrospective of this well known Welsh born artist.
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Munakata Shik: Japanese Master of the Modern Print
From july 27 to november 10 2002
More than 128 paintings, prints, calligraphy, and ceramics span Munakata Shik's prolific and expansive career.
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Hélio Oiticica: Quasi-cinemas
From july 26 to october 13 2002
For the first time, the multimedia installations Quasi-cinemas by Brazilian artist Hélio Oiticica (1937-1980) are on view.
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Simryn Gill. Selected work
From july 26 to september 22 2002
Three series by Simryn Gill are on view: Dalam, Forest (1996-98) and Washed Up (1995).
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Ernesto Neto
From july 26 to september 8 2002
A new work created for the Art Gallery is on view. Engorged fabric sculptures are stretch across exhibition spaces resembling both architectural forms and bodily membranes.
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Vienna centre. yesterday_today_tomorrow
From july 25 to august 19 2002
A project for a multifunctional architectural complex, by Lintl & Lintl, Neumann & Steiner et Ortner & Ortner.
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Focus on the Collection: Jacob Epstein
From july 23 2002 to april 24 2003
70 works by the American-born British sculptor, Sir Jacob Epstein (1880-1959) are brought together.
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Songs of Praise: Illuminated Choir Books
From july 23 to october 13 2002
9 choir books and 13 leaves from choir books dating from the 12th to the 16th centuries and coming from throughout Western Europe (Italy, Spain, Germany, and France) are brought together.
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William Kentridge
From july 21 to october 6 2002
An evocation of the multiform work of the South-African artist, Kentridge : animated films, drawings, installations, theater and opera productions. It reveals his ironic vision of the political situation in his country and of the human [...]
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ANew Look at couture: Sophie Milenovich
From july 21 to september 29 2002
French artist Sophie Milenovich takes a closer look at the forms and techniques of tailoring in her multi-media installation at the Allentown Art Museum.
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Martha Posner: Physical Memory
From july 21 to september 29 2002
The sculpture and works on paper created by Martha Posner are deeply personal, often painful and always mysterious and evocative...
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Garden of Eden
From july 21 to september 22 2002
This celebration of the use of flowers, animals and natural landscape in fashion includes 100 European and American works from the 18th century to the present.
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Vincent Gallo. Retrospective 1977-2002
From july 20 to september 29 2002
In 1999, Gallo’s movie Buffalo ‘66 catapulted him to fame in Japan. As the artist’s first major retrospective, this exhibition features some 120 artworks, carefully selected from the 500 or so paintings, drawings, [...]
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Richard Kern
From july 20 to september 8 2002
Images exploring the dynamics of the aesthetics of voyeurism.
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Ancestors of the Incas:  The Majesty of Ancient Peru Selections and Gifts from the Dr. and Mrs. Solomon D. Klotz Collection
From july 20 2002 to july 20 2003
The exhibition brings together more than 250 objects made by all of the major ancient cultures of the Central Andes region : Chavin, Nazca, Moche, Chimu, Huari and Inca. These pieces date from 1400 BC-AD1530 and include ceramic portraits [...]
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Builders’ Choice
From july 20 to september 15 2002
Some of the builders who were involved in the £35m transformation of Manchester Art Gallery have been invited back to reveal their part in the proces. The Gallery has also opened its picture stores and the builders have chosen their [...]
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Impressions of a time and place
From july 20 to october 28 2002
Focused on French artists of the second part of the 19th century, the exhibition includes landscapes by Bonnard, Cézanne, Pissarro, Legros and Vuillard.
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Surrealist Works from the Permanent Collection
From july 20 to september 1 2002
A selection of paintings, drawings and prints by artists such as Joan Miró, Dorothea Tanning, Max Ersnt, Pablo Picasso, Kay Sage, Yves Tanguy and Kurt Seligmann.
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Unmarked Lives
From july 20 to september 14 2002
Joanne Soroka’s abstract, colourful tapestries, textiles and paperworks commemorate the lives of her ancestors, who were Scottish, Japanese, Lithuanian and Ukranian-born Jewish immigrants to Canada.
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Cultural Colors: Fiber Art and Drawings by Ramona Sakiestewa
From july 20 2002 to january 5 2003
A selection of Ramona Sakiestewa's blanket designs, original textiles and print, as well as cultural materials.
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Artist - Model: Fergus Greer's Photographs of Leigh Bowery and Richard Kern's Films and Photographs
From july 19 to september 8 2002
This large selection of portraits made in 1980s by both Richard Kern and Fergus Greer illustrate the relationship between artists and models.
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Blue Funnel to China
From july 19 2002 to february 24 2003
The legendary «Blue Funnel Line» is celebrated in a small exhibition of posters, company memorabilia and ship models.
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Light
From july 18 to october 6 2002
First exhibition of a series dedicated to display masterpieces from the collections of the National Gallery of London, Light brings together some 20 paintings including The Adoration of the Shepherds by Rembrandt.
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Hungarian Ceramics from the Zsolnay Manufactory, 1853 - 2001
From july 17 to october 13 2002
More than 200 objects and designs produced over 150 years, as well as a selection of archival and comtemporary photos, examine the history of the ambitious and creative Zsolnay Manufactory.
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Fukusa and Furoshiki: Splendid Japanese Gift Covers and Wrapping Cloths
From july 17 to november 17 2002
A fukusa is the covering placed over a gift at the time of a gift-giving ceremony while a furoshiki is an everyday wrapping cloth used for carrying, storing, and protecting, among its many functions. Some beautiful examples are on display.
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Kuniyoshi and Sadahide
From july 17 to october 20 2002
Kuniyoshi and Sadahide were two 19th-century printmakers who were adept at creating innovative compositions in three of the major genres of Japanese prints: landscapes, Kabuki theater actors, and legendary warriors.
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Ed Young: The Child in Me
From july 16 to september 22 2002
Ed Young is a children’s books illustrator. The exhibition brings together examples of his work.
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Bartolomé Esteban Murillo : Paintings from American Collections
From july 14 to october 6 2002
35 paintings by Murillo (1617–1682) are brought together. Some, created for the decoration of churches and religious houses, are considerable in size, while others reflect in their smaller dimensions the intimacy of private devotion.
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Cristina Iglesias
From july 14 to october 14 2002
One of the most important contemporary Spanish sculptor. For this exhibition the artist will set up a dialogue with the interior and the exterior spaces of the museum.
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Weegee's World: Life, Death and the Human Drama
From july 14 to september 15 2002
Over 200 photographs by one of the most influential photojournalists, Weegee (Arthur Fellig). These pictures portray the «underside» of life during the first half of the 20th century in New York City.
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Selections from The Birds of America by John James Audubon
From july 14 to december 1 2002
In 1838, noted ornithologist and author John James Audubon (1785-1851) completed his monumental four-volume The Birds of America. 25 hand-colored prints from The Birds of America are on display.
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Naum Gabo
From july 13 to october 13 2002
A selected retrospective of sculptures by Russian constructivist artist Naum Gabo (1890-1977).
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Richard Long
From july 13 to october 13 2002
In parallel with the Naum Gabo exhibition, Tate St Ives present Richard Long's recent and new works.
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Chris Burden
From july 13 to october 13 2002
As the main component of his exhibition, Chris Burden has produced a Meccano Bridge described by him as a «performative sculpture, that relate to the technological solution of transporting the human body through space».
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Headspace
From july 13 to november 10 2002
Drawn from the Gallery’s collections, this exhibition considers contemplative studies of the human head and spans 400 years of sculpture, printmaking and drawing.
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Edward Hillel
From july 13 to september 1 2002
Edward Hillel was born in Iraq and divides his time between Montreal, New York and Paris. This work is an intimate installation which deals with ideas of memory and landscape.
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Carsten Höller
From july 13 to august 31 2002
This new installation by Carsten Höller, Neon Circle, shown together with an older one Phi Wall, has an extreme effect on the viewer's physical experience of the space.
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Ellsworth Kelly in San Francisco
From july 13 2002 to january 5 2003
The exhibition span the artist’s 50-year career and brings together for the first time the 22 works SFMOMA acquired from Kelly’s personal collection in May 1999 - including Cité, 1951, Black over Blue, 1963 and Curve XXI, [...]
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Looking Forward / Looking Black
From july 13 to september 8 2002
This examination of the ways African Americans have been portrayed in art, mass media, and 20th century popular culture features 45 paintings, prints, photographs, and sculpture by more than 20 artists.
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New Indian Art
From july 13 to september 1 2002
A panorama of contemporary Indian art, including crafts, toys, trinkets and utensils for sale at the bazaar as well as photographs.
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Julian Opie
From july 13 to october 13 2002
Well known for his large-scale computer-generated portraits, paintings and sculptures, Julian Opie proposes here a series of characteristic signs strategically positioned inside and outside BALTIC.
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Grace Robertson: A Sympathetic Eye
From july 13 to september 14 2002
Pioneering British photojournalist Grace Robertson began working in the 1940s. Among the images in this wide-ranging exhibition of her work are her highly regarded documentation of a London women’s pub outing as well as recent [...]
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Jane & Louise Wilson
From july 13 to september 15 2002
Turner prize nominees, artists Jane & Louise Wilson work together on video installations and photographs. Examples of their work are on view.
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Leah Gilliam: Agenda for a Landscape
From july 12 to september 22 2002
Leah Gilliam's project simulates NASA's Mars Exploration Program, in which visitors to the exhibition can wake-up the mission's abandoned Internet Telerobot, take photographs with its on-board cameras, and transmit their findings to the gallery, [...]
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Liverpool Memories. The photographs of Stewart Bale Ltd
From july 12 to october 27 2002
Stewart Bale Ltd was an advertising and printing business in Liverpool that specialised in commercial and architectural photography. The photographs of Stewart Bale Ltd provide a unique record of life in Liverpool from the 1930s to the 1950s. [...]
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The Red Thread: Sources of Inspiration in Contemporary Fiber Art
From july 12 to october 27 2002
Through works from the permanent collection, the exhibition traces the development of fiber art from the 1950s to the 1970s.
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Rendez-vous with the Sea. The Glory of the French Maritime Tradition
From july 12 to october 14 2002
A rare chance to experience France's maritime heritage through examples of art and innovation from the 17th century to the present.
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Ten drawings by Leonardo da Vinci from the Royal Collection: A Golden Jubille Celebration
From july 12 to september 21 2002
In celebration of the Golden Jubilee of Her Majesty The Queen, 10 of the finest drawings by Leonardo da Vinci from the Royal Library are on display.
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Case Studies
From july 12 to september 15 2002
This group exhibition explores the issues of identity within the context of urban life.
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Painting Over the Lines
From july 12 to september 15 2002
Contemporary Artists from Pakistan offer new and critical ways to understand the complex cultural landscapes of a nation in transition.
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Photo Passage. Stephen Marc
From july 12 to september 15 2002
This series entitled Soul Searching by Stephen Marc drawing, family snapshots, antique photos and collected objects drawn from a variety of African, African-American, and autobiographical sources.
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Uncommon Objects
From july 12 to september 15 2002
Eight craft artists, among which Cyndy Lee, Kai Chan and Sharyn Yuen, transform precious objects of various cultural celebrations to address how the object connects the past and the present.
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Ansel Adams at 100
From july 11 to september 22 2002
Ansel Adams is one of the great 20th century photographers. This celebration of the centenary of the artist's birth in 1902 brings together over 110 of his finest works, some of them little known.
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American Anthem Part II
From july 11 2002 to january 26 2003
A selection of highlights from the museum's holdings is on show, including 20th century self-taught artists, furniture, quilts, sculpture and pottery.
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William Eggleston
From july 11 to september 22 2002
William Eggleston was instrumental in giving artistic credibility to the colour photograph in the 1970s. This retrospective includes more than 200 photographs taken from around the world, focusing on images of America's Deep South, [...]
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Outside In: Self-Taught Artists and Chicago
From july 11 to september 15 2002
This exhibition consists of works in a variety of media by such Chicago self-taught artists as Henry Darger, Bonnie Harris, Aldobrando Piacenza, Pauline Simon, and Joseph Yoakum.
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Houses x Artists II -L'exposition en trois parties ouvrira en janvier 2003
From july 9 to august 18 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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Gustave Le Gray, Photographer (1820-1884)
From july 9 to september 29 2002
250 photographs by Gustave Le Gray brought together for the first time highlight the precursory talent of the artist, his technique and his esthetism.
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The Butcher's Shop: Beneath the Skin
From july 8 to october 3 2002
A focus on The Butcher's Shop by Annibale Carracci under the new light of recent technical analysis.
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Early One Morning: Sculpture Now
From july 6 to september 1 2002
As the Whitechapel introduced the «New Generation» of sculptors to Britain in the 1960s, so Early One Morning will identify the future generation of influential British sculptors.
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Michiko Miyake - Recycling Design
From july 6 to september 23 2002
Michiko Miyake, a creator active in the fields of art and design, slices used glass bottles and embeds the glass shards into artificial marble blocks to create works that have the appearance of beautiful wall murals. His last series, [...]
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The Keenest Enjoyment: Golf and the Fricks
From july 6 to september 1 2002
Through golf attire, clubs and balls, as well as reproductions of historic photographs, the exhibition showcase the Frick family's passion for golf.
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Millennium Collection of Silver for Bute House
From july 6 to august 31 2002
This collection of contemporary table silver, made to coincide with the return of a Parliament to Scotland, comprises the work of 15 of Scotland’s finest silversmiths.
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Michiko Miyake: Light Fragments -Encounter between Art and Recycling
From july 6 to september 23 2002
Michiko Miyake is a creator active in the fields of art, design and craft. For the Risa series, he uses bottles, of which he recycles not only the glass but the design of the bottles themselves.
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New: Recent Acquisitions of Contemporary British Art
From july 6 to november 17 2002
The exhibition brings together significant acquisitions from the last five years, which include works by artists Callum Innes and Christine Borland.
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Plum, orchid, chrysanthemum, and bamboo: Botanical motifs and symbols in East Asian painting
From july 6 2002 to january 5 2003
Through many examples, the exhibition studies the inspiration by nature's flora in the work of East Asian poets and painters.
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Pumpuni Jilamara - Tiwi Art
From july 6 2002 to january 12 2003
The Tiwi people live on Bathurst and Melville Islands that lie approximately 20 minutes flight from Darwin off the north coast of Australia. This exhibition brings together the Gallery’s collection of Tiwi art that spans five [...]
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Turner at Petworth
From july 6 to september 29 2002
Inspired by the interior settings and by the gardens of the Petworth House (a late 17th-century mansion), JMW Turner realized numerous compositions, where the romantism and lighting effects of his landscapes are transposed to another [...]
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Ford Thunderbirds
From july 5 to september 8 2002
One of the most talked-about cars of the year – the 2002 Thunderbird, Ford’s recreation of the 1950s T-Bird roadster – is on view at the Design Museum together with a classic 1950s model in Ford Thunderbirds.
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The Italians: Three Centuries of Italian Art
From july 5 to october 6 2002
A vast range of artistic styles and movements with works by Titian, Caravaggio, Giorgione, Tiepolo and Canova illustrate three centuries of art in Italy.
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The time of Gauls in Provence
From july 5 2002 to january 5 2003
Recent discoveries have taught us a little more on the commercial exchanges, the religious beliefs and daily life of our ancestors the Gaulls.
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Vassily Kandinsky in context
From july 5 2002 to january 31 2003
From Russian constructivism to suprematism, Kandinsky has influenced various post-war works. An itinerary across the artist's career through his encounters and friendships.
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Simo Rouhiaien
From july 5 to august 25 2002
The videowork observes environments objectively, like an inquisitive eye. Following the random logic of the everyday life, the work simultaneously keeps an eye on several events
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Jefferson and the Capitol of Virginia
From july 4 2002 to february 17 2003
A presentation of the newly restored plaster model of the state of Virginia Capitol and a replica of the model's first appearance within the context of the creation of the first government complex in the United States.
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Thomas Girtin and the Art of Watercolour
From july 4 to september 29 2002
Thomas Girtin (1775-1802) was one of Britain's greatest landscape painters. In a tragically short career, he produced a string of powerful watercolours. His contemporay JMW Turner wrote of Girtin : « If Tom had lived I should have [...]
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The Táin by Louis le Brocquy
From july 4 2002 to january 1 2003
This set of 20 Tapestries by Louis le Brocquy inspired by the Táin legend is accompanied by photographs and material related to it.
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Six Continents of Quilts: The American Craft Museum Collection
From july 3 to september 13 2002
A panorama of quilts by artists from the United States, Europe, Asia, Africa, South America and Australia.
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Ronan Barrot, Olivier Bernex, Josep Bofill…
From july 2 to september 7 2002
Works by Ronan Barrot, Olivier Bernex, Josep Bofill, Mauro Corda, Christelle Labourgade Bougault, Alexandre Hollan, Malgorzata Roure, Laurent Royer and Mauricio Sbarbaro.
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Two Dutch masterpieces lent to Dulwich Picture Gallery
From july 2 to september 30 2002
Two still lifes by the Dutch painter Jan van Huysum (1682-1749) are exhibited in the Rembrandt room of the Gallery. After a long history of ownerships, partly associated to warfare, the two masterpieces now belong to a private collection.
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