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September 2017

Abstract Expressionism: Looking East from the Far West

September 7, 2017 @ 8:00 am - January 21, 2018 @ 5:00 pm
$10

Abstract Expressionism: Looking East from the Far West considers mid-20th-century abstraction through its Asian-American practitioners, with a special focus on Hawai‘i artists. It is the first museum exhibition to bring artists of the New York School together with Asian-American artists who studied and worked in New York in the 1940s and 1950s, examining the influence of Asian intellectual and artistic traditions on artists long revered as uniquely American. The exhibition presents major works by American masters such as Philip Guston,…

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David Zwirner Gallery

September 13, 2017 @ 10:00 am - October 21, 2017 @ 6:00 pm

The exhibition will bring together a selection of key sculptures, paintings, and works on paper spanning Asawa's influential practice, as well as rare archival materials, including a group of vintage photographs of the artist and her work by Imogen Cunningham.

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Josef and Anni and Ruth and Ray

September 20, 2017 @ 10:00 am - October 21, 2017 @ 6:00 pm

Featuring work by Josef Albers, Anni Albers, Ruth Asawa, and Ray Johnson—all of whom were at Black Mountain College in North Carolina in the late 1940s—this exhibition will explore both the aesthetic and personal dialogue between these artists during their Black Mountain years and beyond;

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November 2017

Artists’ Eyes: Art of Incarceration (Presidio)

November 11, 2017 @ 12:00 pm - May 20, 2018 @ 5:00 pm
MIS Historic Learning Center, 640 Old Mason Street, Crissy Field, Presidio of San Francisco
San Francisco, CA 94129 United States
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$10

In commemoration of the 75th Anniversary of Executive Order 9066, the National Japanese American Historical Society presents Artists’ Eyes, Art of Incarceration. During World War II, Executive Order 9066 led to the registration, exclusion, forced removal and mass incarceration of 120,000 Japanese Americans from the West Coast. Two multigenerational art exhibits reveal a successive unearthing of evocative expressions through three generations. Works by Japanese American and other multicultural artists expose the profound and eventual reclamation of history and identity. Works…

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Active Archive | Martha McDonald Process + Performance

November 15, 2017 @ 11:00 am - 5:00 pm
Black Mountain College Museum + Arts Center, 120 College Street
Ashville, NC 28801 United States
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 56 + 69 BROADWAY Opening Reception: Friday, September 29, 5-7pm – Performance by Martha McDonald at 5:30 pm FREE ACTIVE ARCHIVE is a stream of programs that pairs the museum’s extensive collection with contemporary artists, curators, and cultural thinkers. It launches with an exhibition featuring the museum’s permanent collection curated by Philadelphia-based interdisciplinary artist Martha McDonald. McDonald brings the ideas of Black Mountain College alive through an exhibition of artwork and ephemera from BMCM+AC’s collection and an installation and live performance…

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January 2018

FOG Design+Art Fair

January 11, 2018 @ 11:00 am - January 14, 2018 @ 5:00 pm
Fort Mason Center, Fort Mason Center for Arts & Culture, Landmark Building C, 2 Marina Blvd
San Francisco, CA 94123 United States
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$25

The fifth annual edition of FOG Design+Art will take place January 11–14, 2018 with a Preview Gala benefiting San Francisco Museum of Modern Art (SFMOMA) on Wednesday, January 10, 2018.

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June 2018

Anni Albers in Dusseldorf

June 9, 2018 @ 11:00 am - September 9, 2018 @ 6:00 pm
K20 Grabbeplatz, Grabbeplatz 5
Düsseldorf, 40213 Germany
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€12

Anni Albers (1899 – 1994) was a multifaceted artist who established weaving as an art form and united this ancient cultural technology with modern artistic practices. This retrospective exhibition offers deep insight into the achievement of the artist, craftswoman, designer, author, and teacher Anni Albers, from her beginnings at the innovative Bauhaus in Weimar and Dessau, to her time at the legendary Black Mountain College, and up until the 1980s.

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September 2018

Ruth Asawa: Life’s Work at the Pulitzer

September 14, 2018 @ 10:00 am - February 16, 2019 @ 5:00 pm
Pulitzer Arts Foundation, 3716 Washington Boulevard
St. Louis, MO 63108 United States
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Free

The Pulitzer presents the first major museum exhibition of the work of Ruth Asawa (1926–2013) since 2006, and the first ever outside the West Coast, where the artist lived and worked for six decades. This landmark career-spanning show brings together some eighty works, comprising nearly sixty sculptures from the full trajectory of her career.

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Dance Performance by Emma Lanier

September 15, 2018 @ 2:15 pm - 3:00 pm
Pulitzer Arts Foundation, 3716 Washington Boulevard
St. Louis, MO 63108 United States
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Emma Lanier, dancer, choreographer, and granddaughter of Ruth Asawa, performs an original dance solo alongside the artist’s sculptures in Life’s Work. Though Asawa identified as a visual artist, she studied dance with Merce Cunningham in the summer of 1948 during her formative years at Black Mountain College. Through her performance, Lanier reflects on her grandmother’s interests in space and form, filtered through her personal experience. Photo: Anagama, 2017 Choreographed and performed by Emma Lanier at David Zwirner Gallery, 2017 Photograph…

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Between Form and Content: Perspectives on Jacob Lawrence and Black Mountain College

September 28, 2018 @ 11:00 am - January 1, 2019 @ 5:00 pm
Free

One of the most widely regarded American artists of the 20th century, Jacob Lawrence (1917-2000) is known for his paintings, drawings, and prints that hover between abstraction and socially inspired narrative realism, chronicling African-American history and experience during his lifetime. Between Form and Content will be the very first exhibition to focus on Jacob Lawrence’s experiences during the summer of 1946, when Josef Albers invited Lawrence to teach painting at Black Mountain College.

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