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Umbrella Online - Current Issue

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ISSN 0160-0699

Volume 30, No. 1, Mar 2007

Shows Not To Miss

Thomas Hirschhorn: Utopia, Utopia = One World, One War, One Army, One Dress at the Institute of Contemporary Art, Boston 22 September through December. Travels to C.C.A. Wattis Institute for Contemporary Arts, San Francisco, 15 March through 13 May 2007.

Dreaming of a Speech Without Words: The Paintings and Early Objects of H.C. Westermann with works from 1949 to 1959 at the Montclair Art Museum (NJ) from 10 February - 27 May.

Agnes Martin: A Field of Vision: Paintings from the 1980’s through March 2007 at Dia: Beacon.

Scarred for Life by Ted Meyer, a Los Angeles artist, at the National Museum of Health and Medicine in Washington, DC. Through March 2007. Conceptual-looking monochromatic prints which are images of scars, many of them terrifyingly impressive. (See NY Times, 10/4/06)

A World of Puzzles: Highlights from the Jerry Slocum Collection of Mechanical Puzzles, Brainteasers, and ingenious objects at the Lilly Library, Indiana University in Bloomington, Indiana. Catalog available as well. www.indiana.edu/~liblilly/

Radical Lace & Subversive Knitting, Museum of Arts & Design, New York City through 17 June. Series of public programs related to the exhibition as well. See madmuseum.org

Tamayo: A Modern Icon Reinterpreted at Santa Barbara Museum of Art, 17 February - 27 May 2007.

Jasper Johns: An Allegory of Painting, 1955-1965 through 29 April at the National Gallery of Art, East Building, Washington, DC.

Biblical Art in a Secular Century: Selections, 1896-1993 through 11 March at the Museumof Biblical Art, 1865 Broadway at 61st St., Manhattan.

Martin Munkacsi: Think While You Shoot! And Henri Cartier-Bresson’s Scrapbook: Photographs, 1932-1946 at the International Center of Photography in Manhattan through 29 April.

Napoleon on the Nile at the Dahesh Museum, 580 Madison Ave. at 56th, New York City through 29 April.

Not for Sale at P.S. 1 Contemporary Art Center through 16 April. Includes work from 30 artists including Rauschenberg, Jeff Koons, Ed Ruscha, Chris Burden, Alex Katz, Eric Fischle, Dennis Oppenheim, Dana Schutz, Maya Lin and Richard Tuttle, among others.

Martin Ramirez at the American Folk Art Museum, 45 W. 53rd St., New York City through 29 April.

Barcelona and Modernity: Gaudí to Dalí the first comprehensive exhibition of its type ever mounted in America explores the diverse and innovative work of Barcelona’s artists, architects, and designers in the years between the Barcelona Universal Exposition of 1888 and the imposition of the Fascist regime of Francisco Franco in 1939. Metropolitan Museum of Art from 7 March - 3 June 2007.

Artistic Collaborations: 50 Years of Universal Limited Art Editions at MOMA, New York through 21 May.

Zoopsia: New Works by Tim Hawkinson at the J. Paul Getty Museum 6 March - 9 September 2007 along with his UberOrgan making its debut on the West Coast, unique to the site of the foyer of the Getty Museum.

Joe Brainard: The Erotic Work at Tibor de Nagy Gallery, 724 Fifth Ave., NYC from 15 March - 14 April.

The Left Coast with Dennis Hopper, Mel Ramos, Ed Ruscha, Billy Al Bengston, Joe Goode, Tony Berlant, Ed Moses, Robert Graham, Ken Price, William Wegman, DeWain Valentine, Lalrry Bell, Charles Arnoldi and Peter Alexander at Imago Galleries, Palm Desert, CA. Opening 23 March