Courtesy The Metropolitan Museum of Art
Frank Stella: Painting into Architecture
Since the early 1990s, Frank Stella has designed various architectural structures, including a band shell, pavilions, and museums. Works range from small models to a quarter-scale mock-up and features how Stella’s formal concerns transitioned from painting to wall-reliefs to freestanding sculpture, to architecture. The exhibition is concurrent with Frank Stella on the Roof, on view through 10.28.07.
The Helen and Milton A. Kimmelman Gallery, The Metropolitan Museum of Art
1000 Fifth Ave, NYC
©2005 Architecture for Humanity and Grenada Relief, Recovery, and Reconstruction
Design for the Other 90%
Design solutions that address basic needs for the vast majority of the world’s population not traditionally serviced by professional designers are on display. More than 30 works include: “LifeStraw,” a mobile personal water purification tool; furniture made from hurricane debris through the Katrina Furniture Project; and Nicholas Negroponte’s “One Laptop per Child” project, an inexpensive, universal laptop computer. Organized by curator Cynthia E. Smith, along with an eight-member advisory council, the exhibition is divided into sections focusing on water, shelter, health and sanitation, education, energy, and transportation, and highlights objects developed to empower global populations surviving under the poverty level or recovering from a natural disaster.
Arthur Ross Terrace and Garden at the Cooper-Hewitt, National Design Museum, Smithsonian Institution
2 East 91st Street at Fifth Avenue, NYC
Courtesy James Sanders
05.25.07 through 06.22.07
Celluloid Skyline: New York and the Movies
This multimedia installation, based on the award-winning book by designer and writer James Sanders, will whisk visitors into a cinematic city with large-scale projections from NY films and never-before-seen “process” footage from Hollywood. Exhibited are five, three-story-tall “scenic backing” paintings from the studio era of the 1940s and 50s, recreating views of NY including the U.N. (from “North by Northwest” — the actual painting Cary Grant ran in front of) and the old Penn Station. Many of these artifacts have never been seen before in public.
Vanderbilt Hall in Grand Central Terminal
15 Vanderbilt Ave, NYC