Catch these events in May and June
edited by Jen DeRose -- Interior Design, 4/1/2005 12:00:00 AM
Get a key to the Windy City's design and architecture during the Great Chicago Places and Spacesfestival. More than 200 free tours of downtown landmarks include a stroll through Millennium Park, where Anish Kapoor's 110-ton stainless-steel Cloud Gate resides. May 20-22; 312-744-3315; cityofchicago.org/specialevents.
"Fabulous! Fashions of the 1940's,"at the Museum at FIT in New York, flaunts vintage American style. Among the more than 30 fashions and accessories are a rayon-crepe wrap dress, donated by the New York Dress Institute, and designer Norman Norell's au courant one-shoulder gown in silk crepe. June 14–July 30; 212-217-7999; fitnyc.com.
Banks Violette is no stranger to New York's Whitney Museum of American Art—he was part of the 2004 Biennial. He returns to the museum with "Banks Violette: Untitled," his first solo exhibition. The multimedia installation, with music by Snorre Ruch, is being represented by his oil on canvas elyse marie pahler, 7.22.95. May 27–October 2; 800-944-8639; whitney.org.
The Aldrich Contemporary Art Museum in Ridgefield, Connecticut, is in knots over Orly Genger. Using her fingers in lieu of knitting needles, Genger wove climbing rope into 30-by-50-foot Mr. Softie, which blankets the museum's entrance floor. May 1–October 10; 203-438-4519; aldrichart.org.
With "Dual Vision, The Simona and Jerome Chazen Collection," some 100 modern works fill all three floors of the New York's Museum of Arts &Design. Among the New York couple's trove is Rudy Autio's ceramic Day &Night as well as paintings by Roy Lichenstein. May 26–September 11; 212-956-3535; madmuseum.org.
"Quartet: Johns, Kelly, Mitchell, Motherwell"
Through July 3
Walker Art Center, Minneapolis; 612-375-7600; walkerart.org.
"Sleep in Beauty: Bed Coverings from Around the World"
Through October 23
St. Louis Art Museum; 314-721-0072; slam.org.
Hospitality Design 2005 Expo & Conference
Sands Expo and Convention Center, Las Vegas; 866-693-1007; hdexpo.com.
Head to Toe: SAIC's Annual Fashion Gala 2005
Art Institute of Chicago; 312-899-5155; artic.edu/saic.
Kitchen/Bath Industry Show & Conference
Las Vegas Convention Center; 800-933-8735; kbis.com.
International Contemporary Furniture Fair
Jacob K. Javits Convention Center, New York; 800-272-7469; icff.com
Scandinavian Furniture Fair
Bella Center, Copenhagen; 45-70-26-8111; scandinavianfurniturefair.com.
AIA National Convention & Design Expo
Mandalay Bay Convention Center, Las Vegas; 800-242-3837; aia.org.
"Michaël Borremans: Hallucination and Reality"
May 22–September 4
Cleveland Museum of Art; 216-421-7350; clevelandart.org.
"Cy Twombly: Lepanto"
May 27–September 11
Museum of Fine Arts, Houston; 713-639-7300; mfah.org.
"European Design Show"
May 28–September 4
Design Museum, London; 44-20-8708-3399-55; designmuseum.org.
SOFA New York 2005: Privileging the Maker's Mark
Seventh Regiment Armory, New York; 800-563-7632; sofaexpo.com.
"Site Seeing: Photographic Excursions in Tourism"
June 4–September 4
Norton Museum of Art, West Palm Beach, Florida; 561-832-5196; norton.org.
Modern Design & Murano Glass and African Tribal Art auctions
Quittenbaum Kunstauktionen, Munich; 49-89-33-00-0756; quittenbaum.de.
The Hali Fair: Carpets, Textiles and Tribal Art
National Hall of Olympia Exhibition Centre, London; 44-87-0126-1743; halifair.com.
Rhode Island School of Design MFA Textiles Show
Felissimo Design House, New York; 800-565-6785; felissimo.com.
Cerca Series: Mark Mulroney
June 13–August 8
The Museum of Contemporary Art San Diego; 858-454-3541; mcasd.org.
NeoCon World's Trade Fair
Merchandise Mart, Chicago; 800-677-6278; mmart.com.
AAF Contemporary Art Fair San Francisco
Fort Mason Center, San Francisco; 212-255-2003; aafsf.com.
Antiques in the Hamptons
Bridgehampton Historical Society Corwith House, New York; 212-255-0020; stellashows.com.