Events Calendar: 08.13.08

Events Calendar: 08.13.08

Jill Slater
Aug 13, 2008

Art & Design Events...

AT Events:

August is escapes month at Apartment Therapy!
• September is Pet's Month. Stay Tuned!!

Richard Deacon: Assembly
• Deacon presents ceramic work as public art in the park.
Through August 24th
Madison Square Park, NYC.

Free Walking Tour of the Flatiron District
• Take in notable landmarks such as the Appellate Courthouse, the MetLife tower, and Flatiron Building.
• August 17th, 11am
• SW corner of Madison Square Park, 212.741.2323

Metropolitan Home and Showtime Networks' Showhouse
• Famous designers will transform rooms of a Gramercy Park Greek revival town house, inspired by Showtime's lineup including Dexter™, Californication, The Tudors, Weeds, The L-Word® and United States of Tara.
• Tours run September 13th through October 26th on Saturdays and Sundays, 11am-4pm. ($25 entry fee benefits the Happy Hearts Fund charity)
• 23 Grammercy Park South, 1.323.966.4600

The Astroland Archives Photography Exhibit: Back to the Future
• The Coney Island History Project presents an exhibit of images and ephemera from the earliest days of Astroland, Coney's space-age amusement park.
• Through September 1st
• The Coney Island History Project's Exhibition Center under the Cyclone Roller Coaster, 1000 Surf Avenue, Brooklyn

Enzo Mari's Animal Puzzle

Enzo Mari
• Collection of sixty design objects carefully chosen by the artist in collaboration with some prestigious firms which manufactured them.
• Through September 5th
• Italian Cultural Institute of New York

Olafur Eliasson at Scandinavia House
From Another Shore: Recent Icelandic Art • Includes sculpture, installation, painting, photography, and videos by 20 of Iceland's most acclaimed artists. • Through August 15th • Scandinavia House, 58 Park Avenue at 38th Street, 212.879.9779

Home Delivery: Fabricating the Modern Dwelling
• Five Architecture firms have built prefab homes in the parking lot next to the MoMa. Inside, prefab projects spanning the past 180 years fill the galleries.
• Through October 20
• Museum of Modern Art, 11 West 53rd St.; 212.708.9400

Tapestry in Architecture: Creating Human Spaces
• Highlighting eleven intricately woven, delicately patterned works designed to complement contemporary public interiors
• Through August 14th
• Japan Society, 333 East 47th Street, 212.832.1155

Buckminster Fuller: Starting with the Universe
• R. Buckminster Fuller, whose theories and innovations traversed the worlds of architecture, visual art, literature, mathematics, molecular biology, and environmental science and have had a deep impact on all of those fields.
• Through September 21st
• Whitney Museum, 945 Madison Avenue

Brooklyn Flea
• Over 200 vendors of vintage furniture, clothing and antiques alongside new designs by local makers of everything from jewelry to textiles.
• Every Sunday, 10am to 5pm (rain or shine)
• Bishop Loughlin Memorial High School on Lafayette Ave. between Clermont and Vanderbilt Ave., Fort Greene, Brooklyn

ABC Home Launches Earth Day Campaign
• ABC Home is partnering with 2004 Nobel Peace Laureate Professor Wangari Maathai's Green Belt Movement on its Carbon Poverty Reduction Program. For every piece of goodwood furniture purchased at ABC Home, a tree will be planted in Kenya to replenish rapidly diminishing biodiversity.
• 888 Broadway, 212.473.3000

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