Through 01.31.10
Building Energy Positive

The School of Constructed Environments at Parsons kicks off a multiyear collaboration with Stevens Institute of Technology. Examples of new solar building technologies are showcased, representing multi-year research collaborations among The 3rd Skin (Parsons), IC Solar Facade System and Advanced EcoCeramic Envelope Systems (RPI), and SolarLouvers (TU Darmstadt). It includes drawings and mock-ups of full-scale prototypes.

Parsons The New School, Sheila Johnson Design Center
66 Fifth Avenue, NYC

Through 02.07.10
Reinventing Ritual: Contemporary Art and Design for Jewish Life


Joe Grand, Galvanized Steel Candelabra (2003).

Courtesy of Grand Idea Studio, San Francisco

This exhibition features nearly 60 works created between 1999 and 2009 by mostly Americans and Israelis, including both emerging and accomplished artists. Examples of industrial design, architecture, installation art, video, drawing, metalwork, jewelry, ceramics, comics, sculpture, and textiles, revealing the intersections of creative freedom and Jewish life, are on view.

The Jewish Museum
1109 Fifth Avenue, NYC

Through 02.08.10
The Future at Home: American Furniture, 1940-1955

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Butterfly table designed by Dan Cooper, 1942.

Courtesy Eric Laignel

In conjunction with “Eero Saarinen: Shaping the Future,” this selection of furniture, textiles, and print materials demonstrates the height of Modernism in American home design.

Museum of the City of New York
1220 Fifth Avenue, NYC

Through 02.11.10
Rites of Passage: 1995-2009

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Work by Cooper Union alum, David Ross.

The Cooper Union School of Art

Work of alumni of The Cooper Union who graduated between 1995 and 2009 from The School of Art, The Irwin S. Chanin School of Architecture, and The Albert Nerken School of Engineering are featured. Explorations range from the intangibility of light and sound to the poetry of infrastructure, autobiographical reflection, and political outrage.

The Cooper Union School of Art
41 Cooper Square (Lower Level), NYC

Through 02.13.10
Never Can Say Goodbye

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Courtesy Ted Riederer

Spotlighting more than 20 artists who work with sound, light, and image, a fantasy version of the now defunct Tower Records is recreated with “Never Records,” by Ted Riederer and the organization No Longer Empty: an installation complete with record bins, album covers, music posters, and a performance stage. Luce Group donated its time to light the installation.

Former Tower Records Store
4th Street and Broadway, NYC