Several exhibits centered on various aspects of architecture and the world of design are either opening or closing in the next two months.
Jan. 6 - Feb. 14, 2009—EROSION/Revelation; ArtSpace Gallery, New Haven, Conn. Created by Madison, Conn.-based architect Duo Dickinson, AIA, the EROSION/Revelation exhibit explores through photography the natural processes of decay and evolution through the structures of Athens and Venice. For more information, visit www.artspacenh.org.
Closing Jan. 25—The Furniture of Eero Saarinen: Designs for Everyday Living; Virginia Center for Architecture, Richmond, Va. The exhibit features a timeline of Saarinen's life and a display of his design career showing vintage examples of his most recognized furniture pieces on loan from the Knoll Museum, including the Grasshopper Chair and the Womb Settee. Visit www.virginiaarchitecture.org for full details.
Closing Jan. 25—House Proud: Nineteenth-Century Watercolor Interiors from the Thaw Collection; Cooper-Hewitt, National Design Museum, New York City. Commemorating the gift of a collection of watercolor interior drawings to the museum, House Proud features 70 drawings and a selection of related objects from the museum's permanent collection documenting the evolution of the domestic interior in the 19th century. For more information, visit www.cooperhewitt.org/EXHIBITIONS.
Feb. 7 - March 29, 2009—The Making of a Room: Louis Kahn Furniture and Interiors; Arthur Ross Gallery, University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia. The exhibit claims to be the first exploration of Louis Kahn's work from the inside out: his interior design and furnishings. Approximately 70 drawings, along with models, photographs, and furniture pieces, will be on display. Visit www.upenn.edu/ARG/ for more details.
Feb. 12 - April 12, 2009—Building Images: Seventy Years of Photography at Hedrich Blessing; Virginia Center for Architecture, Richmond, Va. Eighty of architectural photography firm Hedrich Blessing's most stunning work in both black and white and color will be on display in this exhibit showcasing the firm's visionary perspectives and artistic techniques. Visit www.virginiaarchitecture.org for more information.
Open through Feb. 22, 2009—Félix Candela: Engineer, Builder, Structural Artist; Princeton University Art Museum, Princeton, N.J. Focusing on several of Spanish-born builder and structural artist Félix Candela's most significant works, this exhibition seeks to clarify the complexities of the engineering discipline. Showcased are some of his favorite projects, along with his first hyperbolic paraboloid shell and the Cosmic Rays Laboratory. Renderings, animations of the development of structures, original design drawings, photographs, a slideshow, and scale models of under-construction and post-completion buildings created by Princeton University students will be on display. For more information, visit artmuseum.princeton.edu/.