exhibitions

Playing Cards


This exhibition features selections from more than 100 different playing card decks. The earliest cards are from a 15th-century Visconti-Sforza tarot deck painted by Bonifacio Bembo, while the most contemporary are represented by an uncut printer's sheet of a deck produced with offset lithography. Although most cards are made of paper, examples made from leather, ivory, aluminum, and steel are also on display.
playing cards, games, graphic design, printing, illustration, exhibitions

La Nijinska: A Dancer's Legacy


This exhibition traces the career of Bronislava Nijinska, a pioneering choreographer who was influential in the development of ballet as a modernist art form. The exhibition spans her early training at the Russian Imperial Theatrical School with her brother Vaslav Nijinsky and her career with the Diaghilev’s Ballets Russes de Monte Carlo through to her years in Paris and the United States.
dance, 20th century, modernism, ballet, theatrical design, costumes, exhibitions

Vienna/New York: The Work of Joseph Urban


This retrospective of the Austian-born architect, Joseph Urban, shows the breadth of his work through drawings, photographs, stage set models, and furniture designs. In addition to architectural projects such as the New School for Social Research building and the Hearst Corporation building, both in Manhattan, Urban was commissioned to design many theatrical productions including a dozen Ziegfeld Follies and more than 50 productions for the Metropolitan Opera Company.
Architecture, architectural drawings, theatrical design, furniture design, Joseph Urban, New York City, exhibitions, ch:exhibition=35349349

Surprise! Surprise! Pop-up and Moveable Books


This exhibition of pop-ups and other feats of paper engineering features books from the 15th century through the present day. Among the 75 books on display are examples of 16th-century scientific instruction, such as Johannis Schoneri's Opera Mathematica, printed in Germany in 1551. The exhibition is organized chronologically, leading up to the 1980s, an era in which the resurgence of interest in these moveable publications has been matched by sophisticated technological advances in production.
books, pop-up books, graphic design, Paper Engineering, printing, exhibitions

Arches for Galveston


An exhibition of seven arches designed by seven of America’s leading architects, all commissioned for the 1986 Mardi Gras in Galveston, Texas. The designs by Helmut John, Cesar Pelli, Stanley Tigerman, Eugene Aubry, Michael Graves, Charles Moore, and Boone Powell, represented through models and drawings, range from the serious to the fantastical. Also included in the exhibition is a large-scale model of an arch by Italian architect Aldo Rossi, designed for Galveston's 1988 Mardi Gras.
Architecture, architectural drawings, models, American, arches, exhibitions

Honor and Glory: Triumphal Arches


Drawings, prints, rare books, and photographs of arches dating from Roman times to the present are on display. Highlights include a series of etchings of Roman arches by Giovanni Battista Piranesi, 17th-century drawings by Peter Paul Rubens, and Eero Saarinen’s 1947 drawing for the Gateway to the West in St. Louis. The Washington Square Arch in Washington Square Park, Manhattan, and the Soldiers' and Sailors' Arch in Prospect Park, Brooklyn, are also featured.
drawings, prints, books, Architecture, architectural drawings, arches, exhibitions, ch:exhibition=35350187

Underground Images: Subway Posters from the School of Visual Arts


Forty posters are on view from the School of Visual Arts, all of which have been displayed in the New York City subway system during the four decades of the school’s existence. The exhibition features works by illustrators Milton Glaser, Marshall Arisman, Robert Weaver, Art Spiegelman, and Jerry Moriarty.
posters, illustration, graphic design, School of Visual Arts, New York City, subway, exhibitions

Art Nouveau Bing: The Paris Style 1900


An exhibition of 200 art nouveau works in tribute to Siegfried Bing, an entrepreneur and art connoisseur whose Paris gallery, "L'Art Nouveau," became synonymous with the new aesthetic vision he passionately promoted. On display are many of the pieces Bing sold or showed, including prints by Edvard Munch, furniture by Eugène Gaillard, textiles by Liberty of London, glass by Louis Comfort Tiffany, woodcuts by Félix Vallotton. L’Art Nouveau was only open from 1895 to 1904, but left an indelible mark on the art world.
prints, furniture, textiles, Tiffany glass, Siegfried Bing, woodcuts, Art Nouveau, France, exhibitions, ch:exhibition=35350179

Robert Adam and Kedleston: The Making of a Neo-Classical Masterpiece


This exhibition of Robert Adam's working plans and architectural drawings for the expansive 18th-century English country estate, Kedleston Hall, showcases designs for the home's exterior and interior. The lavish mansion, located on 800 acres in Derbyshire, is one of the Scottish architect and designer's most-renowned works and belongs to the British National Trust. Organized by the British National Trust with its American affiliate, the Royal Oak Foundation.
Robert Adam, england, 18th century, British National Trust, neoclassicism, Architecture, architectural drawings, exhibitions

The Catalan Spirit: Gaudí and His Contemporaries


Works by Antoni Gaudí i Cornet and his contemporaries in the Catalan Modernisme movement are on display. In addition to Gaudí, the group included Elies Josep Puig i Cadafalch, Lluís Domènech i Montaner, and Camil Oliveras i Gensana. The exhibition, which focuses the period between 1880 and 1920, includes drawings, furniture, tiles, metalwork, and glass, and features Gaudí's Expiatory Temple of the Sagrada Familia and Domènech's Palace of Catalan Music.
Antoni Gaudí i Cornet, spain, Barcelona, Catalan, Architecture, drawings, furniture, tiles, metalwork, Glass, exhibitions

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