Through 03.13.10
The Great White Whale is Black


Study for a Cable City, Ink on Rice Paper, 2009.

Tony Candido

Irwin S. Chanin School of Architecture Professor and painter/architect Tony Candido presents his visionary idea of the interplay between humanity and the contemporary environment and what the future of architecture could be. The exhibition focuses on Candido’s calligraphic brush and ink paintings and drawings, which have been an important part of his output since 1967.

The Arthur A. Houghton Jr. Gallery, The Cooper Union
7 East 7th Street, 2nd floor, NYC

Through 03.21.10
Legacy: The Preservation of Wilderness in New York City Parks


Bronx River, New York Botanical Garden, autumn.

Copyright Joel Meyerowitz, Courtesy Edwynn Houk Gallery, NY

Joel Meyerowitz’s expansive study of NYC’s parks, throughout all five boroughs, comprises an installation that includes large photographic prints, some as large as the gallery walls themselves. The images document the untamed and wild nature of the city’s open spaces, as well as bucolic and pastoral landscapes.

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

Through 04.03.10
SNØHETTA: architecture — landscape — interior


The Norwegian National Opera and Ballet.

Jens Passoth

The work of Snøhetta is featured offering insight into the design and construction of the firm’s most important works. Included are: Bibliotheca Alexandrina in Alexandria, Egypt; the Norwegian National Opera and Ballet in Oslo, Norway; and the planned National September 11 Memorial Museum Pavilion in NYC. On view are films, photographs, drawings, models, and interactive learning devices.

Scandinavia House: The Nordic Center in America
58 Park Avenue, NYC

Through 04.28.10
Contemplating the Void: Interventions in the Guggenheim Museum


Julien De Smedt Architects (JDS), Brussels, Experiencing the Void, 2009.

Artwork © Julien De Smedt Architects (JDS)

The central void of the Guggenheim’s rotunda has elicited many unique responses over the years, which have been manifested in both site-specific solo shows and exhibition designs. For the building’s 50th anniversary, the museum invited more than 200 artists, architects, and designers to imagine their dream interventions in the space.

Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum
1071 Fifth Avenue, NYC