Catch these events in May and June
edited by Jen DeRose -- Interior Design, 4/1/2006 12:00:00 AM
London gets groovy, baby, with "Swinging Sixties"at the Victoria and Albert Museum. The 60 garments on display include Mary Quant's miniskirt. Among the archival runway films and photographs is this shot, taken in 1965 for a fashion spread in the Daily Mirror—Patti Boyd and Celia Hammond model Edward Mann's far-out Capsule Line felt helmets. June 6–January 7; 44-20-7942-2000; vam.ac.uk.
Talk about street cred. The colorful compositions that once emblazoned New York subway cars are moving onto gallery walls. In the Brooklyn Museum's "Graffiti,"large-scale pieces explore the subversive communication method's transition to legitimacy as an art form. Bronx-born John Matos, aka Crash, rendered his canvas Aeroplane 1 in the movement's medium of choice: spray paint. June 30–September 3; 718-638-5000; brooklynmuseum.org.
Fabio Novembre's glass-topped Org table for Cappellini may look precarious—or remind you of a car wash—but six sturdy steel legs hide among the base's red polypropylene cord. The 2001 piece is part of the Montreal Museum of Fine Arts's "Il Modo Italiano: Italian Design and Avant-Garde in the 20th Century," which also encompasses furniture, architectural drawings, clothing, and fashion designs by the likes of Alessandro Mendini, Gio Ponti, and Emilio Pucci. May 4–August 27; 514-285-2000; mmfa.qc.ca.
"Matthew Barney: Drawing Restraint"breaks new ground by gathering an entire series begun in 1987, when the multimedia artist was an undergrad at Yale University. The San Francisco Museum of Modern Art's show presents 150 sculptures, drawings, photographs, and stills alongside screenings of his most recent film, Drawing Restraint 9, set on a Japanese whaling ship in Nagasaki Bay. His girlfriend, Björk, composed the sound track for the film and costars in it—her first collaboration on his work. June 23–September 17; 415-357-4000; sfmoma.org.
One of the first museums of its kind in the U.S., the Aldrich Contemporary Art Museum was founded in 1964 by a fashion designer, Larry Aldrich. So it's entirely fitting that its Gala 2006is honoring another fashion designer, Alexander Julian. His shop is in Chapel Hill, North Carolina, but he designs items such as this linen-and-cotton Sunflower shirt in Connecticut, not far from the Aldrich's home, an 18th-century building with a 2004 addition by TappéAssociates. May 20; 203-438-4519; aldrichart.org.
Through June 15
Fondazione Prada, Milan; 39-02-5467-0515; fondazioneprada.org.
"Homey and Hip: Knoll Design at the Shelburne Museum"
May 1–October 31
Vermont; 802-985-3346; shelburnemuseum.org.
"AngloMania: Tradition and Transgression in British Fashion"
May 3–September 4
Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York; 212-535-7710; metmuseum.org.
Copenhagen International Furniture Fair
Bella Center; 45-32-52-88-11; furniturefair.dk.
"25 Bold Moves"
382 West Broadway, New York; 212-629-1918; campariusa.com.
"Feeding Desire: Design and the Tools of the Table, 1500–2005"
May 5–October 29
Cooper-Hewitt, National Design Museum, New York; 212-849-8400; cooperhewitt.org.
Design Annual Inside: Urban
Fest Halle, Frankfurt; 49-69-75-6144; messefrankfurt.com.
Donald Judd: Selected Works From the Judd Foundation
Christie's, New York; 212-636-2000; christies.com.
"The Eames Lounge Chair: An Icon of Modern Design"
May 18–September 3
Museum of Arts & Design, New York; 212-956-3535; madmuseum.org.
International Contemporary Furniture Fair
Jacob K. Javits Convention Center, New York; 914-421-3206; icff.com.
"The Green House: New Directions in Sustainable Architecture and Design"
May 20–June 3
National Building Museum, Washington, D.C.; 202-272-2448; nbm.org.
May 30–June 1
Las Vegas Convention Center; 404-220-2221; lightfair.com.
International Exposition of Sculpture Objects & Functional Art
Seventh Regiment Armory, New York; 800-563-7632; sofaexpo.com.
"Cecile Brunswick: Cultural Meanderings"
Franklin 54 Gallery, New York; 212-627-8690; artnet.com.
"When Philip Met Isabella: Philip Treacy's Hats for Isabella Blow"
June 3–August 27
Cranbrook Art Museum, Bloomfield Hills, Michigan; 877-462-7262; cranbrookart.edu.
"Paris End: Photography, Fashion and Glamour"
June 3–October 29
National Gallery of Victoria, Melbourne, Australia; 61-3-8620-2222; ngv.vic.gov.au.
"Petah Coyne: Above and Beneath the Skin"
June 9–September 10
Albright-Knox Art Gallery, Buffalo; 716-882-8700; albrightknox.org.
June 11–April 22
Indianapolis Museum of Art; 317-920-2660; ima-art.org.
NeoCon World's Trade Fair
Merchandise Mart, Chicago; 800-677-6278; mmart.com/neocon.
Art 37 Basel
Messe Schweiz, Switzerland; 41-58-200-20-20; art.ch.
Wright, Chicago; 312-563-0020; wright20.com.
June 23–September 24
Louisiana Museum of Modern Art, Humlebæk, Denmark; 45-49-19-07-19; louisiana.dk.