OPENING / CLOSING
Across the U.S.:
In case you missed it, mid-March saw the opening of “Matthew Weiner’s Mad Men” at the Museum of the Moving Image in Astoria, showcasing sets, props, and costumes from the iconic show.
“Designing Homes: Jews and Midcentury Modernism” is now on view at the Museum of Jewish Heritage.
Yesterday saw the opening of “Wrapsody,”Anton Alvarez’s first show in the U.S., at Salon 94’s Bowery space. The designer will transform the gallery into an open studio by creating works there over the course of the next five weeks, culminating in a final week of exhibition from May 5th–9th.
“Latin America in Construction: Architecture 1955–1980” has opened at the Museum of Modern Art.
Patrick Parrish Gallery highlights radical design of the ’60s and ’70s with the show “Rad Light: The Radical Lighting Collection of Jim Walrod,” on view through the 20th.
Not to be missed: R & Company’s concurrent shows “Grains of Paradise: Contemporary African and Design” and “Lina Bo Bardi + Roberto Burle Marx” both wrap up on the 30th.
On the 13th the design industry arrives in Milan for the annual Salone del Mobile, a city-wide calendar of events, exhibitions, and parties that complement the trade fair which was founded in 1961. Read Alice Rawsthorn’s article discussing the future of Salone in Frieze.
Also by Alice Rawsthorn, read “Antonioni’s Dome,” her latest contribution to Maharam Stories.
IN THE NEWS
Corning Museum of Glass has just opened their new contemporary art and design wing, designed by Thomas Phifer and Partners.
Scottish architects Page\Park have been appointed the restoration of Charles Rennie Mackintosh’s Glasgow School of Art, which sustained fire damage last summer. (via Dezeen)
Another panel discussion, “Trends in Tubular: Tradition and Experimentation in Bent Metal Furniture,” is scheduled on the evening of the 15th at The Czech Center Bohemian National Hall, presented in conjunction with the Center for Architecture.