Two new exhibitions have come to my attention that I did not add to my original April calendar.
Cooper-Hewitt, National Design Museum: Ted Muehling is guest curator of “Ted Muehling Selects: Lobmeyr Glass from the Permanent Collection” (opens April 23, 2010), an exhibition of works drawn from the museum’s recent acquisition of 163 rare examples of glass from J. & L. Lobmeyr of Vienna, Austria. Muehling is a designer himself and is responsible for creating the most beautiful jewelry and objects out of silver, bronze, porcelain and glass.
The Museum of Arts and Design: The museum is planning on opening its galleries five days early, on April 22, to give visitors a behind-the-scenes preview of “Dead or Alive”, an exhibition showcasing the work of more than 30 international artists who use organic and once-living materials-such as insects, feathers, shells, bones, silkworm cocoons, plant materials, and fur. The artists involved in the presentation will be Christiane Löhr, Lucia Madriz, Kate MccGwire, Susie MacMurray, Tanja Smeets, and Jim Rittiman all of whom will complete their projects at the museum and then help install them in the galleries. The exhibition will officially open on April 27.