Weekly Events Calendar: 07.12.06

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Art & Design Events…

  • Art Deco in the Fabulous Fifties
    • Tony Robbins, architectural historian leads tour of General Electric Building, Waldorf Astoria, Goelet Building, and Rockefeller Center.
    • July 14th, 11am.
    • Urban Center, 457 Madison Ave., at 51st St.
  • The Skin of Trees: An Intimate View of Bark
    • Using a macro lens, 35mm camera, and natural lighting, French photographer Pollet has traveled across the world to photograph tree bark
    • Through July 16th
    • Brooklyn Botanic Garden, Brooklyn.
  • Betty Woodman at the Met
    • Ceramicist/Sculptor has first US retrospective
    • Through July 30th
    • Metropolitan Museum of Art, 1000 5th Ave. (82nd St.) 212.535.7710
  • Collaboration: Mixing It Up at Cooper-Hewitt
    • Geoffrey Zakarian (Town, Country), designers Adam D. Tihany and Lois Bloom, and restaurateurs Phil Suarez (Spice Market) and Hakan Swahn (Aquavit) reflect on the role of design and the nature of collaboration in preparing memorable dining experiences.
    • July 26th, 6:30 p.m. ($20 includes private viewing of the Feeding Desire exhibit)
    • Cooper-Hewitt, National Design Museum, 2 East 91st St., 212.849.8400
  • Design for Dining
    • Explore how colors, materials, textures, lighting, acoustics, artwork, ethnic references, views, etc. influence how you experience your meals.
    • July 26th, 7pm
    • Makor, Steinhardt Building, 35 West 67th St.
  • From Wood to Architecture
    • Photos and models of 17 wood dominated buildings in Finland
    • Through August 25th
    • The Scandinavia House 58 Park Ave. (38th St.) 212.879.9779
  • The High Style of Dorothy Draper: New York’s Decorating Maven
    • Pioneer of Interior Design from 1925-1960. Approaching design as entertainment, Dorothy Draper was named the most influential tastemaker of the time in America.
    • Through September 10th
    • Museum of the City of New York, 1220 5th Ave, (103rd St.) 212.534.1672