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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.

Estruscans at sea
From september 30 2002 to may 31 2003
Capital submarine discoveries have been made these last few years and in particular the one of the remains of the Grand Ribaud F, the most exceptional of all. The exhibited ensemble -ceramics, bronzes, amphora -is presented to the public [...]
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Chuck Close Prints
From september 29 to december 29 2002
A selection of prints that surveys Close's printmaking career.
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Strange Messenger: The Art of Patti Smith
From september 29 2002 to january 5 2003
Over 50 works on paper by musician Patty Smith are brought together, including a recent series of large scale drawings inspired by the events of September 11, 2001.
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Rachel Whiteread
From september 29 to december 9 2002
Whiteread's casts -in plaster, rubber or resin- of ordinary domestic objects such as beds, baths, and even whole rooms...
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Red Grooms : The Complete Graphic Works
From september 29 2002 to january 5 2003
Over 100 works by one of the best-known American artists.
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Half Past Autumn: The Art of Gordon Parks
From september 28 2002 to january 5 2003
More than 220 photographs, together with books, films, music and poetry trace the life and experience of the great photographer Gordon Parks.
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Making Journeys
From september 28 to november 9 2002
Contemporary quilts and wall-hangings by three of Europe's leading artists - Inge Hueber, Anne Keith and Veronica Togneri.
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Painting, passion and politics : masterpieces from the Walpole Collection
From september 28 2002 to march 30 2003
34 masterpieces from the XVIIth century from the prestigious Walpole collection and partly conserved in Russia for the past two centuries are now grouped together. Works by Rembrandt, Rubens, Van Dyck and Poussin, added to antique [...]
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Ringside: The Boxing Paintings of Joseph Sheppard
From september 28 to december 15 2002
This exhibition focus on boxing subjects from the career of Joseph Sheppard, most of which are executed in oil on canvas or in bronze.
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Sacred and Profane
From september 28 to november 17 2002
Sacred and Profane examines contemporary artists’ response to the dual concept of the spiritual and the sacrilegious. The exhibition brings together key works by Cathy de Monchaux, Andres Serrano, Matt Collishaw and Adam Chodzko, [...]
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Living in motion : Design and architecture for flexible dwelling
From september 27 2002 to january 12 2003
How can the need for flexibility, mobility and multi-functionalism result in technical innovations? 150 objects, numerous films and over five hundred pictures are shown, in an attempt to answer the question.
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Tissot and the Victorian Woman
From september 27 2002 to february 2 2003
Tissot settled in London in 1871, exploring for over 10 years the images of the modern woman. The exhibit presents some of his paintings and prints, from the Allan and Sondra Gotlieb donation.
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Karen Kilimnik
From september 27 2002 to january 12 2003
Kilmnik's work encmopasses painting, photography and installation.
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Leonardo Drawings from the Royal Collection
From september 27 to december 8 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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Mies Meets Marx: mmm
From september 26 2002 to january 19 2003
Inspired by a photograph showing Groucho Marx sitting on a chair designed by Mies van der Rohe, this installation by furniture designer Michael Marriott is a representation of a domestic living room furnished with objects borrowed [...]
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Richard Avedon: Portraits
From september 26 2002 to january 5 2003
Although Richard Avedon first earned his reputation as a fashion photographer, his greatest achievement has been his reinvention of the genre of photographic portraiture. Featuring 180 works, this exhibition span the artist’s [...]
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Impressionism and the North
From september 25 2002 to january 19 2003
180 paintings highlight the influence of French impressionist on Scandinavian painters. Works by Claude Monet, Vincent van Gogh, Paul Cézanne, Paul Gaugin, Édouard Manet, Edgar Degas, and also Anders Zorn, Karl Nordström, Nils Kreuger, [...]
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Clouet drawings from Catherine de Médicis' queen
From september 25 2002 to february 3 2003
The Musée Condé holds 366 drawn portraits from the XVIth century attributed to Jean Clouet and his son François. 90 drawings from this collection that belonged to Catherine de Medicis are exhibited after being restaured.
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Ceramic rooms: at home with Kate Malone and Edmund de Waal
From september 24 2002 to january 19 2003
Two very different and opposed views onthe use and the potential of pottery. Kate Malone is inspired by the natural world and uses organic shapes such as cristals put in fire to stimulate the activity of volcanoes. Edmund de Waal uses [...]
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Christo and Jeanne-Claude in the Vogel collection from the National Gallery of Art
From september 22 2002 to january 5 2003
Forty years of collaboration and transcendance of the ordinary artistic registers, highlighted through wrapped objects, models for public works, preparatory drawings, collages and photographs from the Vogel collection.
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Christo in the David C. Copley collection
From september 22 2002 to january 5 2003
Along with the "Christo and Jeanne-Claude of the Vogel collection" exhibition, this rich presentation of preparatory drawings and collages (among which those of the Running fence and Wrapped Reichstag), keep the memory of the large-scale [...]
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Romare Bearden: Narrations
From september 22 to december 29 2002
Sixty-three collages and watercolors by Romare Bearden are on view.
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Pierre Bonnard: Early and Late
From september 22 2002 to january 19 2003
130 works in all media used by Bonnard illustrate his consistent and highly independent artistic vision and his continued experimentation with alternative media.
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Matières de rêves: Stuff of Dreams from the Paris Musée des arts décoratifs
From september 22 2002 to january 5 2003
About 100 masterpieces of French design - silver, ivory, porcelain, glass, jewelry, and furniture - dating from the Middle Ages to the present are brought together, all drawn from the Paris Musée des Arts Décoratifs.
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Threnody
From september 22 to december 29 2002
In 1974, for the opening of the Neuberger Museum of Art, Cleve Gray was commissioned a work. Threnody is composed of 14 abstract murals conceived as a reaction to the Vietnam War.
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58th Annual Wabash Valley Juried Exhibition
From september 21 to october 28 2002
This exhibition features work by artists living and/or working within a 100-mile radius of Terre Haute, Indiana.
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Sacred Jean Bart : from corsaire at mythical hero
From september 21 2002 to march 9 2003
To celebrate the 300th anniversary of the death of Jean Bart, works, art objects, archives, books and other iconographic documents bring proof of the exciting life of this hero of the seas, become an icon.
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The Design and Construction of the Kimbell Art Museum: A 30th Anniversary Exhibition
From september 21 to november 3 2002
Sketches, drawings, models, and photographs commemorate the 30th anniversary of the opening of the Kimbell Art Museum and honore architect Louis I. Kahn (1901-1974).
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Lois Orswell, David Smith, and Modern Art
From september 21 2002 to february 16 2003
180 works illustrate the talent and tenacity of Lois Orwell, who despite moderate resources managed to build a collection by artists ranging from modernists to abstract expressionists.
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Edouard Manet and Impressionists
From september 21 2002 to february 9 2003
Some fifty major works of Manet's are side by side with some thirty works by his contemporaries such as Monet, Renoir, Degas, Morisot, Sisley, Pissarro or Caillebotte… for a lesson on the birth of modernity.
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Memories of the location
From september 21 2002 to january 31 2003
A social historical itinerary traces the turbulent storyof the MAAO, from the birth of the "Permanent Museum of the Colonies" to the transfer of its collections to the futur museum on the quai Branly programed in a few months from [...]
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Subjectivity, photography of themselves
From september 21 2002 to january 5 2003
Photographs by Zhao Bandi, Bob Carey, Anthony Goicolea, Zhang Huan, Arno Minkkinen, Yasumasa Morimura, and Cindy Sherman, who use their own bodies as their subject.
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Rita McBride
From september 20 2002 to january 12 2003
First solo exhibition for this American artist who lives half her time in the United States, the other in Europe. Her creations, from the 1980s to this day are akin to sculpture and architecture, as well as design...
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Living In A Tank. Jerszy Seymour
From september 20 to november 19 2002
The first Living In A Tank installation will explore playing in small urban spaces through the work of the product and furniture designer Jerszy Seymour.
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Nicodemus Tessin the Younger
From september 20 2002 to january 6 2003
Nicodemus Tessin the Younger (1654-1728) was one of Sweden's most important architechts during the 17th and 18th century. One of his most important architechtural works is the Royal Castle in Stockholm. The exhibition includes models, [...]
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A Surface Created for Decoration
From september 20 2002 to january 1 2003
A unique ensemble of Japanese lacquer works from both Czech state-owned and private collections is on display.
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The Art Treasury from Kyoto
From september 20 to october 28 2002
One-hundred works from the collections of Japanese art housed in the Kyoto National Museum are on view.
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Currents 30: Rachel Harrison
From september 20 2002 to january 5 2003
Rachel Harrison makes sculptures that address photography issues and photographs that address sculptural issues. Her most recent work is on display.
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Bill Viola: Going Forth By Day
From september 20 2002 to january 12 2003
Going Forth By Day (2002) is a suite of works by Bill Viola commissioned for the Deutsche Guggenheim Berlin. In this installation, the artist examines cycles of birth, death, and rebirth.
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Donald Blumberg
From september 19 2002 to january 5 2003
Donald Blumberg has been exploring photography for close to 40 years. A selection of works traces his career.
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Lothar Hempel
From september 19 to november 3 2002
Shaping a convoluted drama and tension between fact and fiction, Lothar Hempel presents new video and installation works.
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Barnett Newman
From september 19 2002 to january 5 2003
One of the leaders of the group of American artists who became known as the Abstract Expressionists, Barnett Newman (1905-1970) has been regarded variously as an exemplar of high modernism, a late romantic and a precursor of Minimalism. [...]
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Blanc de Chine: Divine images in porcelain
From september 19 to december 7 2002
The white-glazed porcelain ware (known as "Dehua" or "blanc de Chine") were produced in Fujian province since the Song dynasty (960-1279), but became popular during the Ming (1368-1644) and early Qing (1644-1911) dynasties. The eighty [...]
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Chen Zhen
From september 18 2002 to december 31 2003
This selection of Chen Zhen's works includes ambitious installations and sculptural pieces created over the last five years.
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The gesture kôngo
From september 18 2002 to february 9 2003
For the first time, 110 sculptures and statuettes of exceptional technique illustrate the theme of the incantatory gesture in the culture of the Kôngo people, one of the African ethnic groups most studied.
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Limits of perception
From september 18 to november 3 2002
60 works by 16 artists from Europe and the United States, who work in photography, sculpture, painting and video-installation, propose a critical look at our habits of perception.
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Poussin, Le Lorrain, and Their World: 17th Century French Drawings from the École Nationale des Beaux-Arts, Paris
From september 18 to december 1 2002
Approximately 100 works provide an in-depth survey of drawing of the 17th century in France, including masterpieces by Sébastien Bourdon, Antoine Coypel, Charles de La Fosse, Charles Le Brun, Le Lorrain, Nicholas Poussin, Hyacinthe [...]
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Threads on the edge: The Daphne Farago fiber art collection
From september 18 2002 to march 30 2003
First exhibition exploring fiber arts, showcasing 65 objects from Daphne Farago's private collection. 40 artists are involved, with pieces from 1970's up to present days.
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The Unblinking Eye
From september 18 2002 to february 1 2003
This exhibition of works from the collection explores aspects of lens-based art.
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David Wilkie, Painter of Everyday Life
From september 18 to december 1 2002
David Wilkie (1785-1841) came to London from Scotland while still a teenager: within a year he was the most talked about artist in the country. Wilkie specialised in scenes of everyday life, which were in some ways the equivalents [...]
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The Native Born: Contemporary aboriginal art from Ramingining, Australia
From september 17 2002 to january 5 2003
200 works including bark paintings, weavings and wood sculptures illustrate the variety and creativity of contemporary Australian Aboriginal artists.
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Star Wars: The Magic of Myth
From september 17 2002 to february 2 2003
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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Thomas Struth
From september 15 2002 to january 5 2003
Over 90 photographs dating from 1977 to the present by German artist Thomas Struth are brought together.
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Masterful Illusions: Japanese Prints from the Anne van Biema Collection
From september 15 2002 to january 19 2003
One hundred twenty Japanese woodblock prints from the collection of Anne van Biema are shown in two parts in this exhibition.
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Visual Sounds : The Art of Romare Bearden
From september 15 2002 to january 12 2003
Retrospective of the famous artist featuring collages, photomontages, watercolors, gouaches and oils; the artist's work was inspired by literature, religious issues and most of all, by music...
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Franz Ackermann
From september 14 to december 31 2002
This first solo exhibition by the German artist Franz Ackermann (born 1963) in the Netherlands has been conceived as an installation, in which all drawings, paintings or architectural elements play a part.
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Magnus Wallin. Solo / Physical Sightseeing
From september 14 to november 10 2002
The exhibition consists of new photographs and computer-animated films from 1997-2000.
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Juan Muñoz
From september 14 to december 8 2002
The exhibit showcases early sculptures created by the Spanish artist in the United States and offers a new vision of figurative sculpture : sculpture, installations and drawings.
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Axis Mexico: Common Objects and Cosmopolitan actions
From september 14 2002 to march 9 2003
A panorama of the current generation of Mexican contemporary artists. Includes works by Eduardo Abaroa, Daniela Rossell, Gabriel Orozco and Fernanda Brunet.
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Tony Cragg
From september 14 2002 to january 31 2003
The presentation of a vast group of sculptures made in resin, bronze and stone. Large formats and intermediary forms characterize this cosmogony of sculptures.
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Wim Delvoye
From september 14 to november 17 2002
Belgian artist Wim Delvoye’s work is surprising, humorous and sometimes disturbing. For Manchester Art Gallery, Delvoye proposes a stunning gothic-themed installation including a series of 12 stained glass windows which represent [...]
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Liverpool Biennial 2002: International Exhibition
From september 14 to november 24 2002
In partnership with venue throughout the city, Liverpool Biennial 2002 brings together artists from around the world in a ten week celebration of the freshest and most innovative elements o visual culture.
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The Galleries Show 2002
From september 14 to october 12 2002
In collaboration with 20 of the leading London commercial art galleries, the museum offers a concise view of contemporary art in 2002, showing the important role they play in positioning London in the international contemporary art world [...]
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Hans Vredeman de Vries : Between city palaces and castles in the air
From september 14 to december 8 2002
Architect, painter, graphist, urbanist, designer of gardens, furniture and interiors… Hans Vredeman de Vries is a dominant figure of the Renaissance. More than two hundred loans from major European museums are regrouped. Works [...]
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Hans Vredeman de Vries : The world is a garden
From september 14 to december 8 2002
Architect, painter, graphist, urbanist, designer of gardens, furniture and interiors… Hans Vredeman de Vries is a dominant figure of the Renaissance. More than two hundred loans from major European museums are regrouped. Works [...]
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Kalervo Palsa
From september 14 2002 to january 5 2003
The exhibition offers a comprehensive view of the artist's work from the 1960s to the 1980s including sketches and notes. It is shedding light on the background and development of Palsa's art. The exhibition will be completed by works [...]
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7000 years of Persian art
From september 13 2002 to january 5 2003
For the first time since the Iranian revolution in 1979, the treasures from the National Museum of Iran leave Teheran to go abroad. The 180 master pieces that span 7000 years of Persian art are presented for the first time to the public. [...]
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The Classical Tradition in Anatolian Carpets
From september 13 2002 to february 16 2003
Anatalian Carpets dating from the 14th through 19th centuries are presented in the context of their history and relationship to the centuries-old Anatolian weaving tradition.
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Leonardo da Vinci and the Splendor of Poland : a History of Collecting and Patronage
From september 13 to november 24 2002
The centerpiece of the collection of 77 paintings representing French, Italian, Flemish artists is Leonardo da Vinci’s Lady with an Ermine. The exhibition highlights Poland’s place in history as a meeting ground for artists [...]
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Cityscapes by Klee and Feininger
From september 13 to december 15 2002
Images of cities—German, North African, American, or imaginary—evoked by the two Bauhaus colleagues and friends Paul Klee and Lyonel Feininger.
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The islands of hustle and bustle
From september 12 to october 31 2002
Works on paper by 11 artists : Yves Berger, Franklin Chow, Guillaume Estoppey, Hervé Graumann, Mireille Gros, Gaspare O. Melcher, Nanne Meyer, Markkus Raetz, Peter Roesch, Hans Schärer and Ennio Tamburi.
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Asia-Pacific Triennial of Contemporary Art, (APT 2002)
From september 12 2002 to january 26 2003
APT 2002 focus attention on the important contribution of artists from Asia and the Pacific within the contemporary art arena. This edition also includes participation of Nam June Paik, Lee U Fan, and Yayoi Kusama.
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Max Beckmann: A Retrospective
From september 11 2002 to january 6 2003
Nearly 150 paintings, including triptychs, are an opportunity to look through all of the work of one of the greatest artists of the XXth century, still quite unknown in France.
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September 11 - Artists Respond
From september 11 to october 27 2002
In response to September 11, 60 panels made by artists from across the nation are on display.
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Greuze the draftsman
From september 10 to december 1 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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Serge Poliakoff
From september 10 to february 2 2002
This retrospective, dedicated to one of the major artists of the second half of the 20th century, allows one to evaluate this abstract work in which materials and colors are undissociated.
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Cultivated Landscapes: Reflections of Nature in Chinese Painting with Selections from the Collection of Marie-Hélène and Guy Weill
From september 10 2002 to february 9 2003
More than 75 works, drawn from the museum's permanent collection, illustrate the important role landscape has played in the arts of China.
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Portraits : A century of photographs
From september 10 2002 to january 12 2003
This selection of some 50 masterworks surveys the first 100 years of photographic portraiture, from early American and French daguerreotypes through the work of Diane Arbus. Works by Nadar, Edward Steichen, and Berenice Abbott, among [...]
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The pharaons of ancient Egypt
From september 9 2002 to may 25 2003
Nearly 300 works of art trace 3000 years of royal Egyptian history from Khephren to Tutankhamen, and from Ramses to Cleopatra. The huge statue of Tutankhamen, the 56 earthenware rosettes and treasures in gold, silver, lapis-lazuli...and [...]
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The Voyage of The Icebergs, Frederic Church’s Arctic Masterpiece
From september 8 2002 to january 19 2003
This small installation traces the story of the painting by Frederic Church, The Icebergs, considered like a masterpiece in 1861, disappeared for over 100 years, and rediscovered in 1979.
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Richard Maloy / Karen Walker
From september 8 to november 17 2002
A collaboration between artist Richard Maloy and fashion designer Karen Walker working with the concept of celebrity weddings.
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Monet's color boxes
From september 7 2002 to march 23 2003
Starting with a dozen of reproductions presented in giant paint boxes, this exhibit-game traces the life and work of the famous impressionist painter, Claude Monet.
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Ebba Cartensen, Anna Klindt Sørensen, Olivia Holm-Møller
From september 7 to december 30 2002
More than a hundred paintings by three women Danish artists, active in the middle of the XXth century. Marked by modernism and expressivity, their works prove of strong personalities, inspired by fauvism, cubism and travels to remote [...]
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Great Impressions : Contemporary & Modern Master Prints
From september 7 to october 12 2002
Works of Henry Moore OM, Ben Nicholson, Celia Paul and so on…
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Moenga Roa/ Brett Graham
From september 7 to november 17 2002
Moenga Roa is an installation which comments on the consequences of the migration of Maori from the country to urban centres since the 1950s.
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The Print in the North. The Age of Albrecht Dürer and Lucas van Leyden
From september 7 2002 to february 23 2003
About 80 works dating between 1425 and 1550 evoke the emergence and development of printmaking as a fine art medium in Germany and the Netherlands.
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Peter Robinson. Divine Comedy
From september 7 to november 17 2002
A series of minimalist sculptures by Peter Robinson on the theme of the Divine Comedy.
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Sugimoto
From september 7 to november 10 2002
Japanese photographer Hiroshi Sugimoto has created a series of haunting black and white life-sized portraits of historical figures sourced from Madame Tussaud’s London Waxworks.
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Birds in Art
From september 7 to november 10 2002
On the theme of birds, the exhibition comprises 124 original paintings, drawings, mixed media, and sculpture created by 113 artists who hail from Australia, Belgium, Canada, England, France, Germany, The Netherlands, Spain, Sweden, [...]
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Splendour and Ceremony. The furniture of the Munich Residence.
From september 7 2002 to january 6 2003
The art of royal furniture from 1598 to 1848 in the light of the court ceremony, around 350 items from the Residence collection, some of which totally original. Many pieces from various international collections complete this set, [...]
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Fine and Folk: The Robert and Ruth Vogele Gift
From september 6 to december 1 2002
The highlights from the Robert and Ruth Vogele collection of Folk and self-taught art are brought together.
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George Catlin and his Indian Gallery
From september 6 2002 to january 19 2003
This collection of paintings and objects relative to the culture of Native Americans resulted from the Catlin's numerous travels to their territories in 1830-36.
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Jorge Pardo and Gerhard Richter
From september 5 2002 to june 15 2003
Reality and illusion are mixed together in this group installation by Jorge Pardo and Gerhard Richter, in which a combination of mirrors, aluminum and glass establishes games of transparency and reflections...
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Diana Thater : Knots + Surfaces
From september 5 2002 to january 10 2003
Projections and monitors rhythm the architecture, to create a multidimensional space...
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The Bruce Bernard Collection
From september 5 2002 to january 26 2003
A gathering of 99 photographs from the Bruce Bernard Collection, which date from 1850 to and includes works by Talbot, Fenton, Brassaï, Robert Franck and Diane Arbus.
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Gauguin's Zombie : An Installation by Debra Drexler
From september 5 to october 27 2002
An installation consisting of seven large-scale paintings, a wood carving, and fictional writing on the theme historic relationships between male artists and female models.
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Prints and Drawings by Walter Richard Sickert
From september 4 to november 16 2002
This charming selection of works on paper includes character sketches that Sickert made for oil paintings, and captures the bustling night life of London and Paris in the early 20th century.
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Arms and Armor for the Permanent Collection: Notable Acquisitions since 1991
From september 4 2002 to june 29 2003
This exhibition celebrates more than a decade of acquisitions made since the reinstallation of the Arms and Armor Galleries in 1991. Examples of European, North American, Japanese, and Islamic arms are on view.
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Houses x Artists - L'exposition en trois parties ouvrira en janvier 2003
From september 3 to october 13 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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American Drawings and Watercolors in The Metropolitan Museum of Art: Highlights from the Collection 1710-1890
From september 3 to december 5 2002
Some 100 highlights from the Metropolitan’s exceptional collection of American drawings and watercolors are displayed.
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Sacred Treasures of Mount Koya: The Art of Japanese Shingon
From september 1 to november 10 2002
91 samples of paintings, sculptures, textiles, and printed works dating from the Heian Period to the Showa Period demonstrate the rich aesthtic and cultural legacy of Japan's Shingon Budhist tradition.
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