Catch these events in July and August
edited by Jen DeRose -- Interior Design, 6/1/2006 12:00:00 AM
Just in time for mosquito season, the Berkshire Museum in Pittsfield, Massachusetts, presents "Bug Out of the Box: Contemporary Art, History, and Science of Bugs."It's abuzz with paintings, drawings, and photographs of butterflies, moths, spiders, and even roaches by established and emerging artists. You may be tempted to swat Paul Paiement's egg tempera Hybrids G-Roselia Cellphoneus (Detail). But don't touch the exhibit's live scorpions. July 8–October 29; 413-443-7171; berkshiremuseum.org.
"Living Art on the Edge of Europe"—at the Kröller-Müller Museum in Otterlo, the Netherlands—unearths 70 postwar Eastern European artworks that, due to communism, went unrecognized in the 1960's and ''s. Few people knew, for instance, that Croatian art critic and curator Dimitrije Basicevic was also an artist. Le Manifeste sur la Machine, a 1978 globe that comments on the political situation in the former Yugoslavia, was first shown under his pseudonym, Mangelos. July 1–October 1; 31-318-59-12-41; kmm.nl.
Reminiscent of 1930's animation, Jon Haddock's Cartoon Violence series depicts traumatic events covered in the media. His R. Polanski and Unidentified Model, in urethane and acrylic, was inspired by the filmmaker's statutory-rape conviction. Four Haddock pieces are appearing at Seattle's Howard House gallery as part of "Current Sculpture Survey: Diem Chau, Erik Geschke, Jon Haddock, Jenny Heishman, Sean Johnson, Michael O'Malley, Jason Wood."July 6–August 26; 206-256-6399; howardhouse.net.
After breaking into the art scene at the Whitney Biennial in 2004, a multimedia artist gets her first solo museum show with "MOCA Focus: Lecia Dole-Recio"at the Museum of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles. A wizard with an X-Acto knife, she forms negative spaces by extracting layers of material adhered to a surface. The architecture and colors of Mexico City inspired this untitled piece in gouache, graphite, paper, vellum, glue, and tape. August 3–October 23; 213-626-6222; moca.org.
Named after a marina in Southern California, Big Pleasure Pointis docking in New York, courtesy of the city's Public Art Fund. Sculptor Nancy Rubins is wiring more than 60 rowboats, canoes, kayaks, Jet Skis, surfboards, and catamarans to one another and attaching them to an armature of stainless steel. The result, a 55-foot-wide, 40-foot-high cantilevering arc, is as graceful as the dancers who gather on the plaza below for Midsummer Night Swing. July 5–September 4; 212-980-4575; publicartfund.org.
"Álvaro Siza/Architect: Drawings, Models, Photographs"
Through August 19
Santa Monica Museum of Art, California; 310-586-6488; smmoa.org.
"Italian Abstraction 1910-1960"
Through September 24
Estorick Collection, London; 44-20-7704-9522; estorickcollection.com.
"Wonders of Imperial Japan: Meiji Art From the Khalili Collection"
July 7–October 22
Van Gogh Museum, Amsterdam; 31-20-570-52-92; vangoghmuseum.nl.
"Collection of a Lifetime: 103 Artists From the Roy R. Neuberger Collection"
July 9–September 3
Neuberger Museum of Art, Purchase, New York; 914-251-6100; neuberger.org.
"Mel Bochner: Drawing From Four Decades"
July 9–September 30
Birmingham Museum of Art, Alabama; 205-254-2566; artsbma.org.
"Candida Höfer: Dublin"
July 12–October 1
Irish Museum of Modern Art, Dublin; 353-1-612-9900; modernart.ie.
July 13–September 26
Feature, New York; 212-675-7772; featureinc.com.
"Shifting Terrain: Contemporary Landscape Photography"
July 15–November 5
Wadsworth Atheneum Museum of Art, Hartford; 860-278-2670; wadsworthatheneum.org.
"Of Gods and Mortals: Traditional Art From India"
From July 15
Peabody Essex Museum, Salem, Massachusetts; 978-745-9500; pem.org.
"Jazz Photographs From the Bruce Museum Collection"
July 22–October 22
Greenwich, Connecticut; 203-869-6786; brucemuseum.org.
"Under Cover: Artists' Sketchbooks"
August 1–October 22
Fogg Art Museum, Cambridge, Massachusetts; 617-495-9400; artmuseums.harvard.edu.
"Intersections: Atlanta Collects Photography"
August 5–January 2
High Museum of Art, Atlanta; 404-733-4400; high.org.
August 6–February 18
Fondation Beyeler, Basel, Switzerland; 41-61-645-97-00; beyeler.com.
"Made in Miami: Hervé di Rosa's Around the World 12th Stage"
August 11–October 8
Bass Museum of Art, Miami Beach; 305-673-7530; bassmuseum.org.
August 19–October 29
Contemporary Arts Center, Cincinnati; 513-345-8400; contemporaryartscenter.org.
"Transmission: The Art of Matta and Gordon Matta-Clark"
August 19–November 12
San Diego Museum of Art; 619-232-7931; sdmart.org.
Messe Frankfurt; 49-69-75-75-0; tendence-lifestyle.messefrankfurt.com.
"Looking Back From Ground Zero: Images From the Brooklyn Museum Collection"
August 25–December 17
New York; 718-638-5000; brooklynmuseum.org.
August 26–October 15
Deutsche Guggenheim, Berlin; 49-30-20-20-93-0; deutsche-guggenheim.de.