Exhibition Reviews

Uncanny: Surrealism and Graphic Design

Reviewed by Marta Filipova

To architecture and design historians, the Czech city of Brno—"the Manchester of Central Europe"is probably best known as home to a number of key modernist buildings. . . .

How Secretaries Changed the 20th-Century Office: Design, Image, and Culture

Reviewed by Alexander Watt

Of all the designed spaces that adults in the developed urban world occupy on a regular basis, the office has probably received less attention from architecture and design historians than any other.

Exhibition Reviews

 

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A brief sampling--in no particular order--of some of the current or upcoming exhibitions we would like to see reviewed (this listing will be updated regularly and we are open to contributor suggestions):

North America


Detroit Institute of Arts

Art of Rebellion: Black Art of the Civil Rights Movement

July 23, 2017 – October 22, 2017


The Museum at FIT, New York

Force of Nature

May 30, 2017 – November 18, 2017


The Drawing Center, New York

Exploratory Works: Drawings from the Department of Tropical Research Field Expeditions

April 14, 2017 - July 16, 2017


Cooper-Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum

The Jazz Age: American Style in the 1920s

April 7, 2017 – August 20, 2017


The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York

Age of Empires: Chinese Art of the Qin and Han Dynasties (221 B.C. – A.D. 220)

April 3, 2017 – July 16, 2017 


Cleveland Museum of Art

African Master Carvers: Known and Famous

March 26, 2017 – July 16, 2017


Museum of Arts and Design, New York

Counter-Couture: Handmade Fashion in an American Counterculture

March 2, 2017 – August 20, 2017


National Museum of the American Indian, New York

Native Fashion Now 

February 17, 2017–September 4, 2017


Los Angeles County Museum of Art (LACMA)

Moholy-Nagy: Future Present

February 12, 2017 – June 18, 2017


Museum of Fine Arts, Houston

Arts of Islamic Lands: Selections from The al-Sabah Collection, Kuwait 

Through January 28, 2018


 

Europe


Grand Trianon, Château de Versailles

Peter the Great: A Tsar in France, 1717

May 30, 2017 – September 24, 2017


Victoria & Albert Museum, London

Balenciaga: Shaping Fashion

May 27, 2017 – February 18, 2018


Fashion and Textile Museum, London

The World of Anna Sui

May 26, 2017 – October 1, 2017


Design Museum, London

California: Designing Freedom

May 24, 2017 – October 15, 2017


The Fitzwilliam Museum, Cambridge

Sampled Lives: Samplers from the Fitzwilliam Museum

May 6, 2017 – August 4, 2018


Musée des Arts Décoratifs, Paris

Or Virtuose à la Cour de France: Pierre Gouthière (1732-1813)

March 16, 2017 – June 25, 2017


Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology, Cambridge

Another India: Explorations and Expressions of Indigenous South Asia

March 8, 2017 – April 22, 2018


Kunsthistorisches Museum, Vienna

The First Gold | Ada Tepe: Europe's Oldest Gold Mine

March 7, 2017 – June 25, 2017


Centraal Museum, Utrecht

Rietveld's Masterpiece: Long Live De Stijl!

March 4, 2017 – June 11, 2017


Bibliothèque Forney, Paris

Mode et Femmes 14/18

February 28, 2017 – June 17, 2017


Science Museum, London

Robots

February 8, 2017 – September 3, 2017


Rijksmuseum, Amsterdam

Music at Home

January 15, 2016 – June 25, 2017


National Museum of Ireland – Decorative Arts & History, Dublin

Shadow of Sodeisha: Japanese and Irish Art in Clay

Ongoing

 


 

Online


Museum With No Frontiers (MWNF)

Sharing History: Arab World – Europe, 1815-1918 

Ongoing