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January 2016

Architecture of Life

January 31, 2016 - May 29, 2016
Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive, 2155 Center Street
Berkeley, 94704 United States
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Architecture of Life, the inaugural exhibition in BAMPFA's landmark new building, explores the ways that architecture—as concept, metaphor, and practice—illuminates various aspects of life experience: the nature of the self and psyche, the fundamental structures of reality, and the power of the imagination to reshape our world. Occupying every gallery in the new building, designed by Diller Scofidio + Renfro, the exhibition comprises over two hundred works of art in a wide range of media, as well as scientific illustrations…

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February 2016

Leap Before You Look at the Hammer Museum

February 21, 2016 - May 15, 2016
Hammer Museum, 10899 Wilshire Boulevard
Los Angeles, 90024 United States
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Despite its brief existence, BMC became a seminal meeting place for many of the artists, musicians, poets, and thinkers who would become the principal practitioners in their fields.

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March 2016

Revolution in the Making: Abstract Sculpture by Women, 1947 – 2016

March 13, 2016 - September 4, 2016
Hauser Wirth & Schimmel, 901 East Third Street
Los Angeles, 90013
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Los Angeles… On March 13, 2016, Hauser Wirth & Schimmel opened its doors to present ‘Revolution in the Making: Abstract Sculpture by Women, 1947 – 2016’, the inaugural exhibition at its new complex in the heart of the downtown Los Angeles Arts District. Through nearly 100 works made by 34 artists over the past seventy years, this ambitious undertaking traces ways in which women have changed the course of art by deftly transforming the language of sculpture since the postwar period. Works…

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May 2016

Open Ended: Painting and Sculpture Since 1900

May 14, 2016 - September 30, 2016
San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, 151 Third Street
San Francisco, CA 94103 United States
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This presentation of masterworks and experimental pieces from SFMOMA’s collection of painting and sculpture explores themes that have shaped the history of modern art from the early twentieth century to our own time. Organized as a series of chapters, the exhibition focuses on revolutionary ideas, geographical centers, individual artists, and relationships between artists. Together, the works in Open Ended explore the complexities and even contradictions of modern and contemporary art, suggesting new interpretations of the museum’s collection, and examining the…

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The Campaign for Art: Modern and Contemporary

May 14, 2016 - September 18, 2016
San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, 151 Third Street
San Francisco, CA 94103 United States
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This exhibition — one of several highlighting contributions from the museum’s Campaign for Art — introduces the range and quality of these newly committed and gifted works in a multidisciplinary selection that strengthens and deepens SFMOMA’s collection. Asawa's Untitled (S.046a-d) is a rare instance where she created four separate works that are intended to be exhibited together.

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September 2016

Leap Before You Look at the Wexner

September 17, 2016 - January 1, 2017
Wexner Center for the Arts at The Ohio State University, 1871 North High Street
Columbus, OH 43210
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Leap Before You Look: Black Mountain College 1933 – 1957 focuses on how, despite its brief existence, BMC became a seminal meeting place for many of the artists, musicians, poets, and thinkers who would become the principal practitioners in their fields of the postwar period. Figures such as Anni and Josef Albers, John Cage, Merce Cunningham, Robert Rauschenberg, Elaine and Willem de Kooning, Buckminster Fuller, Ruth Asawa, Robert Motherwell, Gwendolyn and Jacob Knight Lawrence, Charles Olson, and Robert Creeley, among many others,…

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April 2017

Making Space: Women Artists and Postwar Abstraction

April 15 - August 13
MoMA, 11 West 53 Street, Manhattan
New York, NY 10019 United States
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Making Space shines a spotlight on the stunning achievements of women artists between the end of World War II (1945) and the start of the Feminist movement (around 1968). In the postwar era, societal shifts made it possible for larger numbers of women to work professionally as artists, yet their work was often dismissed in the male dominated art world, and few support networks existed for them. Abstraction dominated artistic practice during these years, as many artists working in the…

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September 2017

David Zwirner Gallery

September 13 @ 10:00 am - October 21 @ 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 @ 10:00 am - October 21 @ 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

Active Archive | Martha McDonald Process + Performance

November 15 @ 11:00 am - 5:00 pm
Black Mountain College Museum + Arts Center, 56 Broadway St.
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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