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Late Deadline: April 23
R+D Awards
To celebrate the building technologies that are revolutionizing the process and product of architecture, ARCHITECT magazine announces its eighth annual R+D Awards program. The awards honor innovative design and systems at every scale–from entire buildings to building systems, products and materials, and digital tools such as software, apps and fabrication methods.

Deadline: April 28
Designed to Print Pin Challenge
Unleash your creativity to come up with a 3D printable IDSA Lapel Pin. In support of the theme for this year's Industrial Designers Society of America (IDSA) 2014 Northeast District Design Conference, "Design it, Build it, Fund it," IDSA is collaborating with MakerBot, GrabCAD and NRI to launch IDSA's Designed to Print Pin Challenge. Using the IDSA logo as your guide and the ability for the pin to be 3D printed as your constraint, come up with a 3D design of the lapel pin no larger than three inches in diameter.

Deadline: April 30
Interieur Awards: Objects
The Interieur Awards is an essential part of the Belgium-based Biennale Interieur program, esablished in Kortriijk in 1968. This competition has acheived a strong internation presence as a launchpad for young designers thanks to an influential internationally acclaimed jury and direct access to design manufactureres and producers. For this competition, create a new object that is relevant to our livingenvironment and helps us improve daily life.

Deadline: May 15
ShowPDX Innovative + Functional Furniture Design is a biennial exhibit presented by fix studio. Show2014 displays over 60 examples of unusual and stimulating furniture design while providing designers/fabricators/makers with a place and resource for peer and public recognition, support and dialogue.

Deadline: May 16
Not So Big Data Competition
NOT SO BIG DATA is a challenge to create a one-minute moving infographic that uses data to tell a story about the built world. NOT SO BIG DATA means interpreting data less literally and more figuratively, in ways that is less prosaic and more poetic. We want the data to be the starting point, not the ending point. For this competition, SMIBE welcomes moving image stories that investigate, explore and entertain our communities about social, environmental, political, technological and economic issues that designers of the built world should be discussing. Above all, we look for groundbreaking work that blends rigorous craft with original storytelling. Submissions should not exceed one minute in duration and can be produced in any motion image medium. Entry is free.

Deadline: May 20
Euramax Competition
Euramax invites architects and designers to fully transform our 200 square meter factory wall front in the Netherlands using our brand new facade technology Aludesign. The winning design will be installed using Aluminium Composite Panels. This will result in a flat, high gloss surface that covers the street side of the factory wall. The winning entry will be selected by a guest jury. A prize of €1500, will be given to the winner as well as the project being realized. It will also be featured on Archello, Architectenweb and Materia to over 600,000 architecture and design followers worldwide.

Deadline: June 15
International Design and Communications Awards
The IDCA awards assess communications, design and branding strategies within the arts and museum sphere. They also encourage art organizations to find original and inventive ways to communicate. Over 150 cultural organizations took part in the 2012 and 2013 editions. The jury members were delighted to witness and celebrate such excellent work in the museum field. The IDCA awards provide a new networking forum for communications and design professionals. Open to cultural institutions across the world, the awards bring together the best international talent.

April 22–May 1
Florence Design Week
—Florence, Italy

Florence Design Week—International Design Festival is an event dedicated to design in all its forms, and to art, as means of communication and promotion of culture, along with local identity in a global vision. At the 5th edition in the City of Florence, this year too, there will take place the spontaneous role as catalyst for national and international creative energy as expressed by professionals, companies and institutions that make a way of life, not only a profession, out of design and visual arts.

April 23–26
ISA International Sign Expo 2014
—Orange County Convention Center, Orlando, Florida

This year, the Society for Experiential Graphic Design (SEGD) Design+Connections event at ISA Sign Expo will provide a unique opportunity for sign specifiers and designers like you to connect the ideas, visions and values that help drive successful design in the built environment.

May 1–2
Struktur Event
—Portland, Oregon

Struktur is the first creative conference for the outdoor design industry—a cross-disciplinary event that explores the intersection of design, creativity, research and technology. Struktur isn't a fashion show or a trade show—it's a chance to experience the breakthrough ideas of a new-age of design.

May 8–11
2014 Outsider Art Fair New York
—New York, New York

The new dates for New York reflect a major shift for the OAF, which has been held in late January since its inception in 1993. The decision to reposition it concurrently with the New York edition of Britain's Frieze Art Fair is part of Wide Open Arts' mission to increase international awareness of both legendary and newly discovered self-taught artists, whose work is rarely seen at the major fairs.

May 8–11
Collective 2 Design Fair
—New York, New York

Collective Design Fair began with a passionate group of architects, designers, collectors and gallerists who recognized the need for a new commercial and educational platform for the design collector and connoisseur. From May 8 through May 11, 2014, Collective 2 will host a dynamic mix of emerging and established international exhibitors presenting a cohesive selection of contemporary and 20th century design, along with a diverse slate of programming.

May 9–20
—New York, New York

NYCxDESIGN is New York City's official citywide celebration of design. Spanning all disciplines of design, NYCxDESIGN creates a collaborative platform for cultural and commercial opportunities, elevates established and emerging design practices and increases awareness of and appreciation for design by all audiences.

May 9–12
Frieze Art Fair
—New York, New York

Frieze New York will return to Randall's Island Park, Manhattan from May 9 to 12, 2014. The third edition of the New York fair will feature over 190 of the world's leading contemporary galleries, with 53 participants from the fair's host city. Housed in a distinct serpentine structure overlooking the East River, Frieze New York aims to create the best art fair experience for galleries and visitors alike, with an innovative design and natural light. The 2014 fair brings to the city the most exciting contemporary galleries from across the globe, alongside critically acclaimed Projects, Talks, Sounds and Education programs.

May 10–20
Industry City
—New York, New York

Starting May 10, Industry City will host events, exhibitions, installations and conversations around the state and evolution of the design industry, as well as the kick-off party for NYCxDESIGN celebration. By involving local artists, designers and makers, and bringing original international group exhibits, Industry City promises to be not only a meeting point in the heart of Brooklyn, but New York City's not-to-be-missed destination during the 11 days of multi-disciplinary design events May 10-20.

May 14–18
IIT Institute of Design Strategy Conference
—Chicago, Illinois

The annual IIT Institute of Design Strategy Conference connects international thought leaders from industry, civic organizations and government to explore how design can address the complicated problems facing society and business. Design is uniquely poised to interpret and resolve today's largest and thorniest problems. The 2014 Strategy Conference will examine genetic mapping, intellectual property in the new maker economy, how to measure the results of social innovation, and how large companies organized to reduce risk can learn to innovate. Speakers will demonstrate how design can catapult organizations—not only in terms of the products and services they develop, but also to reinvent their inherent structure.

Through May 15
2014 IDSA District Conferences
—Various Locations

Excellent design is now recognized as essential for business success. Design thinking is equally beneficial in the business world and social domain. This spring IDSA will explore the changing and challenging landscape of design from five different angles at five District Design Conferences held across the US between April 5 and May 15.

Conference locations and dates:
Denver | April 5
Grand Rapids | April 5
Savannah | April 12
Chicago | April 26
NYC | May 15

May 16–19
—New York, New York

With a strong focus on The Americas and sizable representation from Europe and elsewhere, WantedDesign will bring together emerging and established names from the global design industry to create a vibrant showcase of talent.

May 16–20
Sight Unseen OFFSITE
—New York, New York

Sight Unseen, the influential online magazine, this year launches Sight Unseen OFFSITE, a brand new design fair that will maintain the same spirit as the Noho Design District—a satellite design exhibition initiated and curated by Sight Unseen which ran from 2010 to 2013—but on an even more ambitious scale. The fair will be held over two floors at 200 Lafayette, a 17,000 square-foot landmarked Soho building located at one of downtown's most vibrant intersections. Showcasing a curated selection of furniture and product launches by independent designers and forward-thinking brands, Sight Unseen OFFSITE will continue the former Noho Design District's reputation as New York design week's most exciting platform for new ideas and talents.

May 17–19
—New York, New York

The 26th annual International Contemporary Furniture Fair, North America's platform for global design, will map the newest frontier of what's best and what's next at New York City's Jacob K. Javits Convention Center, May 17–20, 2014.

May 17–24
Malta Design Week
—Fort St. Elmo, Malta

The resounding success of the inaugural MDW 2011—attended by some 30,000 visitors—signaled Malta's readiness for a regular design event; to shine a spotlight on the region and establish ongoing dialogue and participation in a broader international context. The long-term goal for MDW is to affirm Malta's reputation as a hub for Mediterranean creativity, and to sustain itself as a biennial design festival of international repute.

June 1–30
London Festival of Architecture
—London, United Kingdom

The London Festival of Architecture (LFA), now in its 10th year, celebrates London as a global hub of architectural practice, discussion and debate. Taking place throughout June, this year's festival will explore the dynamism of the UK's capital city and its economic driver, through the central theme: CAPITAL. The concept of 'capital' will serve as a spring board for a broader examination of its different manifestations, from London's role as a cultural capital, to the ways in which human, natural, social and digital capital shape London architecture and its public spaces.

June 2–5
Sustainable Brands '14 San Diego
—San Diego, California

The brand, marketing and design leaders of the future will be sustainable brands that successfully deliver net positive value to society. Doing less bad is not enough in tomorrow's economy. It's time to re-imagine and redesign our brands, business and society for a healthy, regenerative future. Participate in active discussion alongside Unilever, Disney, Coca-Cola, Target, Ford, Johnson & Johnson, 3M, HP, Sprint and hundreds of others and actively reimagine what's possible. Look for opportunities to redesign every aspect of your brand and business and move models further away from "Take, Make, Waste" to those that are regenerative by nature.

June 5–7
2014 SEGD Conference
—Loews Atlanta Hotel, Atlanta, Georgia

The theme of the 2014 SEGD Conference is Convergence: Crossing Lines. The conference will use the context and inspiration of the exciting city of Atlanta as a launch point for educating, inspiring and connecting our members with amazing projects, stories and visions from both a local and global perspective. From its location south of the "grits line" to its place in history crossing the "black-white line" as well as its hosting of the ultimate "finish line," Atlanta epitomizes how excitement, energy and change happen at the convergence of disciplines, cultures and ways of thinking.

June 23–24
GAAmericas Printed Electronics & Functional Printing Symposium
—Clemson University, Clemson, South Carolina

The symposium will provide participants with an opportunity to learn from leading printed electronics solution providers, researchers, packaging professionals and brand strategists about key technologies, high–value applications and high–growth markets for printed electronics in packaging, point of purchase and signage. Topics to be addressed include: the iNEMI printed electronics technology roadmap, moving printed electronics technologies out of the lab and into production, the convergence of printed electronics and 3D printing, required printed electronics knowledge competencies, printed electronics circuit design and simulation, configuring a printed electronics pressroom, substrates and functional inks for printed electronics, marketing and selling printed electronics and intelligent packaging and case study presentations.

June 28–September 28
International Garden Festival
—Reford Gardens, Quebec, Canada

The International Garden Festival is the leading contemporary garden festival in North America. Presented at Les Jardins de Métis, at the gateway of the Gaspé Peninsula, the Festival is held on a site adjacent to the historic gardens created by Elsie Reford, thereby establishing a bridge between history and modernity and a dialogue between conservation, tradition and innovation. Each year the Festival exhibits conceptual gardens created by more than 70 architects, landscape architects and designers from various disciplines in a natural environment on the banks of the St. Lawrence River. Since its inception in 2000, more than 140 gardens have been exhibited at Grand-Métis and as extra-mural projects in Canada and around the world.

September 26–October 5
Vienna Design Week
—Vienna, Austria

After seven successful festivals the Vienna Design Week will also come up in October 2014 with an exquisite and colorful program of events. Design was—and still is—an important field of cultural production: it shapes our material culture, our everyday life and our consumer world, it shapes our lifestyles and fashions and most fundamentally our aesthetic sense and judgments. Vienna Design Week is an annual festival, which was founded by three experts in order to name Vienna as a design hub and provide Austrian design professionals with an international environment to show their work. Vienna Design Week will be held at various locations around the city.

October 23
SEGD's Xlab: Technology & the Internet of Place
—Brooklyn, New York

Xlab 2014 takes attendees to Brooklyn, the borough many call Silicon Alley. There, a massing of tech-centric firms and studios are developing next-generation platforms and other innovations that are sure to impact future interfaces and experiences. Be part of the continuing conversation about the role of technology in experience design and how it will shape place and the collective practice of environmental graphic design.

November 6–9
SOFA Chicago 2014
—Navy Pier, Chicago, Illinois

The 21st Annual Exposition of Sculpture Objects & Functional Art + Design Fair is a gallery-presented, international art exposition dedicated to bridging the worlds of design, decorative and fine art. Works by emerging and established artists and designers are available for sale by premier galleries and dealers.

Classes & Workshops

Competitions | Conferences | Classes | Events & Exhibitions

April 19
Surface Adornment with Ceramic Decals
—MAD, New York, New York

Exploring the use of ceramic decals on figurative ceramics, the hands-on workshop Surface Adornment with Ceramic Decals gives students a crash course in the various possibilities of color, images, patterns and other surface treatments for ceramic works.

May 5–22
You in UX—Online Career Summit for UX Professionals

You in UX is an online summit for design and research professionals who are eager to take their career to the next level. You love working in UX. You spend your days creating beautiful customer experiences for your clients. But then you wonder if you have what it takes to explore new territory and lead the next generation of UX pioneers. You in UX grants you access to more than 30 customized online sessions over three weeks this May. Speakers include top UX executives, CEOs and presidents from top brand companies like Amazon, Google, Microsoft, Yahoo!, BlackBerry, SlideShare and more. You cannot miss this first-of-its-kind summit to gain invaluable career insight and ask burning career questions of the best possible line up of UX mentors. You in UX is a career-changing moment for you. Create a better user experience for your UX career.

May 28–31
Structure and Emotion in Letter Workshop
—San Francisco, California

Making the best letterforms is the subject matter of this workshop; students will be exposed to Stone's experience of the principles and practices that underlie letterform design, craft practices and usage in print. Letter drawing techniques and design approaches will be demonstrated and practiced. A piece of lettering consisting of a few drawn letters will be prepared for making polymer plates. These will be printed by letterpress on the last day of class. No experience in letterpress printing is necessary: experienced printers will assist. Workshop fee is $750 for the four days.

June 2–28
ITP Camp
—Tisch School of the Arts, New York, New York

ITP Camp is like the ITP graduate program put in the blender and smooshed into a month. It is ITP's test kitchen, its R&D arm, its back of the napkin. It's the place where we encourage you, our faculty, former students, colleagues and community to experiment, challenge, and play. For over 30 years ITP has been a hub of experimentation in art, media and technology. ITP Camp is where ITP tries the newest and edgiest on for size.

June 2–13
SVA Design Writing and Research Summer Intensive
—School of Visual Arts, New York, New York

Join us this summer in the School of Visual Arts MFA Design Criticism studio for a two-week intensive devoted to research and writing about design. Participants will be introduced to a range of techniques for constructing compelling narratives about images, objects, spaces and infrastructure. You will experiment with different research methods, writing formats and complete several projects across media, including a collaboratively produced publication.

June 16–27
Triple Canopy Summer Intensive
— Csorompuszta, Hungary

Triple Canopy announces its first Summer Intensive, a two-week program in the history and contemporary practice of publication, for twelve higher-level college students, graduate students and recent college graduates. We invite applications from prospective students with backgrounds in areas such as writing, art, literature, art history, new media and design.

July 19–27
Hello Wood's Architectre of Balance
—Brooklyn, New York

Hello Wood is looking for workshop leaders and student coming from the world of architecture, design or other art fields, who feel touched by its current topic: BALANCE. Our aim is to create pieces that can capture the delicate moment of equilibrium by reacting on uncertainty, skepticism or disproportion; notions that can easily be translated to the language of architecture.

July 23–August 1
Izmo Summer School 2014 - Light Up The Public Space
—Torino, Italy

This year, the focus will be on light design in public spaces. The course aims at attracting students—both under and post graduates—professionals and, in general, anyone who is interested in the subject of light design and creative re-use.

August 21–22
SEGD Exhibition & Experience Workshop
—Washington DC

The SEGD Exhibition & Experience Design Workshop is a two-day event with focus on current design methodologies and trends for exhibition and experience design. The event is designed to bring together an interdisciplinary audience of designers, architects, technology, museum and exhibit professionals, through onsite tours, lectures and breakout trend discussions on key areas of this convergent and incredibly diverse area of contemporary environmental graphic design practice.

Through April 19
Bernhard Hoesli: Collages
—The Arthur A. Houghton Jr. Gallery, The Cooper Union, New York, New York

Fifty-four collages by architect and educator Bernhard Hoesli illustrating his ongoing exploration of the relationship between painting, architecture and form, and which parallel his development of the architectural curriculum at the ETH in Zurich. Very intimate in scale, the works, completed between 1963 and 1984, demonstrate a process of making and experimentation, of layering and three dimensionalization, wherein Hoesli revisited and reworked many of the pieces numerous times, some over a period of several years. Known as one of "The Texas Rangers," Hoesli, in collaboration with colleagues John Hedjuk, Lee Hirsche, Lee Hodgden, Werner Seligmann, John Shaw, Colin Rowe and Robert Slutzky revolutionized architectural education in the United States and Switzerland beginning in the 1950s.

Through April 20
Organic Matter: Woven Artwear by Pratt Fashion
—Neiman Marcus, Dallas, Texas

Pratt Institute challenged undergraduate fashion students at its Brooklyn campus to re-think the form, function and design of knitwear as fine art for an innovative exhibition titled Organic Matter: Woven Artwear by Pratt Fashion. The exhibition will be on public display in the windows at Neiman Marcus Downtown Dallas. Organic Matter premiered at Ralph Pucci International’s Gallery Nine in Manhattan earlier this year. Pucci, a Pratt Institute Trustee renowned for his high-end mannequin, lighting, furniture and sculpture company, partnered with Pratt to develop Organic Matter. He worked closely with the Institute to select top projects for the exhibition. Of the more than 90 projects considered for the exhibition, 27 works are included in Organic Matter, and each illustrates a forward-thinking approach to knitwear. The students worked exclusively with neutral-colored yarn to complement Pucci's classic MANIKIN collection in matte grey.

April 23
Product Placement
—New York, New York

Product Placement, the fast-paced design discussion series, is back and kicking off the Spring 2014 calendar by exploring designing with metal. Brad Ascalon, Darcy Miro, Anna Rabinowicz, and Rodger Stevens will each give a five-minute talk about one of his or her products, touching on its development and the inspirations behind it, and then will take audience questions. The talks start promptly at 7pm, and RSVP is mandatory to

Through April 23
Barcelona & Manchester
—TwentyTwentyTwo, Manchester, UK

Featuring work from eleven new design, illustration and typography studios, the BCNMCR exhibition opens on March 27th at TwentyTwentyTwo in Manchester. The show will focus on the creative talents of Brosmind, Alex Trochut, Laura Meseguer, Forma&Co, Folch, TwoPoints, Atipus, Toormix, Solo, Berto Martinez and Clase BCN. Each studio producing new work exclusively for the event.

April 24
SEGD Design+Connections
—Orlando, Florida

SEGD Design+Connections is a one-day education event situated on-site at ISA EXPO 2014 in Orlando focusing on meaningful and relevant areas of design education that connect professionals with ideas, visions and the values necessary for successful design in the built environment. Topics include placemaking, branded environments, accessibility, technology and media. The educational sessions will be situated around these content areas coupling lecture style presentations with panel discussions and breakout trend sessions allowing for participants to experience multiple scales of learning platforms and engaging interaction. Sessions will involve a diverse collective of multidisciplinary professionals from the SEGD community.

April 24—October 6
Designing Home: Jews and Midcentury Modernism
—Contemporary Jewish Museum, San Francisco, California

Brimming with a dazzling array of vintage furnishings, textiles, wallpapers, ceramics, posters, dinnerware, photographs and more, Designing Home will feature the work of over 35 creative professionals who helped spark America's embrace of midcentury modernism, a bold new direction in design and thought. The exhibition will highlight the essential contributions of both well-known designers and architects, among them Anni Albers, George Nelson and Richard Neutra; as well as others whose fascinating life stories and important contribution have received much less critical attention, such as Ruth Adler Schnee, Marguerite Wildenhain and Alex Steinweiss. Designing Home will also examine significant patrons, merchants and media figures who helped disseminate the midcentury modern aesthetic and worldview to a broad audience.

April 25—27
Food Book Fair
—Brooklyn, New York

The Third Annual Food Book Fair brings together food enthusiasts, chefs, artists, writers, designers and publishers to celebrate the intersection between food culture and food systems. This year's three-day fair spans a pop-up bookstore opening April 18 with more than 200 books, 20-plus food magazines, 60 visionaries, panel discussions, a film screening, pop-up brew pub AND pop-up farm, an entrepreneurial resource clinic and our second annual Pitch Competition.

Through April 26
Black Dress: Ten Contemporary Fashion Designers
—Pratt Manhattan Gallery, New York, New York

The groundbreaking work of ten contemporary New York-based black fashion designers, both established and up-and-coming, will be celebrated in "Black Dress: Ten Contemporary Fashion Designers," an unprecedented exhibition that recognizes creativity and entrepreneurship in the field. Organized by Pratt Institute Fashion Professor Adrienne Jones, and timed to coincide with Black History Month and New York Fashion Week, the exhibition will include designs by international fashion superstars Tracy Reese, Byron Lars, Omar Salam and Pratt Institute alumnus Jeffrey Banks as well as a fashion-forward video created specifically for the exhibition by renowned artist and 2013 MacArthur Fellow Carrie Mae Weems.

Through April 27
The Power of Photography: National Geographic 125 Years
—Anneberg Space for Photography, Los Angeles, California

Organized in collaboration with National Geographic magazine, the exhibit celebrates the iconic publication's 125 year anniversary. National Geographic magazine is the official journal of the National Geographic Society. Long renowned for its stunning images, the magazine will celebrate its 125th anniversary with a special commemorative October 2013 issue, highlighting its ongoing dedication towards using the power of photography to explore, educate, inspire, document and preserve the world around us. In conjunction with the October issue, the Annenberg Space for Photography will present The Power of Photography, a special print and digital exhibition, as well as two documentaries.

May 1
Pratt Institute's 115th Annual Student Runway Show
—Center548, New York, New York

Pratt Institute will spotlight inventive student fashion designs in its 115th annual ticketed runway show attended by fashion-industry leaders, critics and luminaries. The Pratt Fashion Show will honor fashion designers Stephen Burrows and Byron Lars and will be followed by an exclusive ticketed cocktail at the High Line Hotel to benefit with the honorees. Burrows will receive the Pratt Institute Fashion Lifetime Achievement Award and Lars will receive the Pratt Institute Fashion Visionary Award at this year's show titled "Under Construction."

May 6–14
—CultureFix, New York, New York

"Trigger" is a design show about gun violence. Artists and designers tackle the areas of self defense, gun ownership, mental health and more. The more creative minds reflecting on relevant societal issues, the better. The show consists of 18 pieces by artists and designers from ten cities across the United States and four different countries. The work spans a variety of media, including product concepts, 2D prints and photography.

May 9–11
BKLYN Designs
—Various locations, Brooklyn, New York

Explore a multitude of cutting-edge innovations in furnishings, lighting and home accessories hand-crafted by Brooklyn-based designers. Leading industry experts from New York Magazine, Remodelista and Interior Design Magazine have juried-in the best and brightest of Brooklyn's design talent.

May 13
DOCOMOMO New York/Tri–State Presents: A Modern Affair
—Alvar Aalto Rooms, The Edgar J. Kaufmann Conference Center, New York, New York

DOCOMOMO New York/Tri–State welcomes aficianados of mid-century Modernism to a special evening with a rare glimpse of the Edgar J. Kaufmann Jr. Conference enter, designed by renowned Finnish architect Alvar Aalto (1898-1876). A Modern Affair supports the work of the DOCOMOMO New York/Tri-State chapter and celebrates the 50–year milestone of the Center, which is one of only four Aalto–designed projects in the United States. The architect used his beautifuly refined signature elements—gentle curves, bent birch wood details, cobalt porcelain tile and sculptural lighting—to transform the 12th floor of the Institute of International Education's headquarters into an intimate gathering space. These features exemplify Aalto's distinctive Scandinavian interpretation of the International Style, which is heightened by views of the United Nations through the east–facing window wall and from an outdoor balcony.

May 15–18
Art Market San Francisco
—Fort Mason Festival Pavilion, San Francisco, California

For our fourth season, we welcome returning and new exhibitors from around the country and will be working with San Francisco's leading cultural institutions as well as some of Silicon Valley's most influential companies. Over 70 galleries from around the country will be exhibiting the best of modern and contemporary art at this year's fair.

May 23–September 19
Cecil Beaton at Home
—Salisbury Museum, United Kingdom

Following sellout shows on Whistler and Constable, Salisbury Museum presents an innovative biographical view of legendary designer, photographer and artist, Sir Cecil Beaton, throuhg his two Wiltshire homes. Simultaneously a retreat, an inspiration and a stage for impressive entertaining, they also fueled his passion for gardening and delight in village life.

May 25–August 3
Other Primary Structures, Others 2
—The Jewish Museum, New York, New York

Other Primary Structures revisits the premise of and builds upon the Museum's seminal 1966 exhibition Primary Structures: Younger American and British Sculptors, the first American museum exhibition to survey the style now known as Minimalism. Primary Structures introduced the public to such artists as Carl Andre, Dan Flavin, Donald Judd, Sol LeWitt, Walter De Maria, Robert Morris and others—figures unknown at the time but soon to become synonymous with a radically new approach to sculpture. Nearly 50 years later, Other Primary Structures, will revisit this formative moment in art history while also reexamining the period from today's far more global perspective. Presented in two parts, Other Primary Structures will be on view from March 14–August 3, 2014. Others 2 will present work created between 1967 and 1970, some of which was directly influenced by the 1966 Primary Structures exhibition at The Jewish Museum.

Through June 1
"Out of Hand: Materializing the Postdigital"
—Museum of Arts and Design, New York, New York

Featuring compelling creations from the past decade, from sculpture and furniture to fashion and transport, this exhibition will explore the many areas of 21st-century creativity made possible by advanced methods of computer-assisted production known as digital fabrication.

Check out our Q&A with Curator Ron Labaco.

June 20
July 1–October 12
NYC Makers Open
—MAD, New York, New York

MAD will inaugurate NYC Makers Open, an exhibition that spotlights the creative communities thriving across the five boroughs today. The first exhibition to be organized under the leadership of MAD's new director, Glenn Adamson, NYC Makers Open will showcase the work of approximately 100 makers—highly inventive artisans, artists and designers who create objects or environments through exquisite workmanship and skill.