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Umbrella Online - Current Issue

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ISSN 0160-0699

Volume 30, No. 3, Sep 2007

Shows Not To Miss

William Henry Fox Talbot: Selections from a Private Collection with a collection of original prints is at Hans P. Kraus Jr., Fine Photographs, 962 Park Ave. at 82nd St., New York City through 9 November.

Camouflage through 27 November 2007 at Imperial War Museum, London.

Making It New: The Art & Style of Sara and Gerald Murphy at Williams College Museum of Art in Williamstown, MA through 11 November.

Lost Vanguard: Soviet Modernist Architecture 1922-32 through 29 October at MOMA, 11 W. 53rd, New York City.

The Abstract Impulse: Fifty Years of Abstraction at the National Academy, 1956-2006 through 6 January 2008 at the National Academy Museum, Fifth Ave. At 89th, Manhattan.

Infinite Island: Contemporary Caribbean Art at the Brooklyn Museum through 27 January 2008.

Design: Isamu Noguchi and Isamu Kenmochi at Noguchi Museum, Long Island City, Queens through 16 March 2008.

Sympathy for the Devil: Art and Rock and Roll since 1967 at the MCA, Chicago through 6 January.

Gerda Taro at the International Center of Photography through 6 January. She was a colleague of Robert Capa until her death in 1937.

Painted with Words: Vincent van Gogh’s Letters to Émile Bernard at the Morgan Library & Museum through 6 January.

Francis Alys: Politics of Rehearsal, the first large museum show in the U.S. devoted to this Belgian-born artist in Mexico City, through 10 February at the Hammer Museum, Los Angeles. hammer.ucla.edu

In New York, an Alys exhibition is on view at the Hispanic Society of America Museum and Library, organized by the Dia Art Foundation consisting of Alys’ collection of nearly 300 paintings of St. Fabiola, a popular subject among amateur and professional artists alike.

Gordon Matta-Clark at MOCA (Los Angeles) through 6 January, traveling show from the Whitney Museum.

Richard Prince at the Guggenheim Museum, NYC, through 9 January.

J.M.W. Turner at the National Gallery, Washington, DC through 6 January.

The Birth of the Cool: California Art & Design through 6 January at the Orange County Museum of Art.

Animated Painting at the San Diego Museum of Art through 13 January.

Robert Irwin: Primaries and Secondaries at the Museum of Contemporary Art San Diego through 23 February at the Jacobs Building and through 13 April at 1001 Kellner. www.mcasd.org

Takashi Murakami at MoCA from 20 October through 11 February.

Jasper Johns: Gray at Art Institute of Chicago through 6 January.

Lawrence Weiner: As Far as the Eye Can See at the Whitney Museum from 15 November through 10 February, then opening in mid-April at MOCA, the organizer of the show.

Joseph Cornell: Navigating the Imagination at the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art through 6 January.

Graphic Modernism From the Baltic to the Balkans, 1910-1935 through 27 January 2008 at the New York Public Library.

Keiji Shinohara: “Color Harmony” at Wesleyan University through 9 December. Husband of Robin Price, the printer and bookmaker, Keiji is a master woodblock printmaker, employing the ancient Japanese printmaking method of ukiyo-e but he experiments with nontraditional ink applications and materials.

Multiple Choice: From Sample to Product at the Cooper-Hewitt National Design Museum, which considers the beauty of manufacturers’ samples, from 16th century lace patterns to a 1959 book of Le Corbusier wall coverings, from 9 November - 6 April 2008.

Foto: Modernity in Central Europe, 1915-1945 at the Guggenheim Museum, Fifth at 88th St., New York City through 13 January.

Kara Walker: My Complement, My Enemy, My Oppressor, My Love at the Whitney Museum of American Art through 3 February.

“Moveable Type” in the lobby of The New York Times Building, an installation by Ben Rubin and Mark Hansen. 8th Avenue between 40th and 41st Streets in Manhattan.

Lawrence Weiner: As Far As The Eye Can See, opens at the Whitney Museum of American Art on November 15, 2007, and remains on view through February 10, 2008. This is Weiner’s first retrospective in the USA. A must!

`©Murakami’ at the Geffen Contemporary at MOCA, 152 N. Central Ave., Los Angeles through 11 February.

Dali: Painting & Film at Los Angeles County Museum of Art through 6 January 2008.

Birth of the Cool: California Art, Design and Culture at Midcentury, a survey of progressive cultural zeitgeist in Southern California that emerged after World War II at Orange County Museum of Art, Newport Beach, CA through 6 January.

Georges Seurat: The Drawings at the Museum of Modern Art, New York City through 7 January.