Saturday, January 3, 2009

Saturday Arts 010309

@ the Legion

Leonardo da Vinci: Drawings from the Biblioteca Reale in Turin Ends Jan. 4!
This is the first U.S. exhibition of one of the most significant collections of drawings by Leonardo da Vinci.
Highlights include the Egyptian, New Kingdom bust Queen Tiy, a lion relief that once lined the Processional Way in ancient Babylon, Andrea Mantegna’s The Virgin with the Sleeping Child, and a 19th-century woodblock print by the great Ukiyo-e master Utagawa Kuniyoshi titled The Priest Nichiren in the Snow on Sado Island.

@ the de Young

Asian-American Modern Art: Shifting Currents, 1900-1970 Ends Jan. 18!
The de Young Museum presents the work of artists of Asian ancestry who lived and worked in the United States. This exhibition represents the first comprehensive survey of these artists, and seeks to advance awareness of this under-represented group in American art history. Download an audio tour teaser.

Maya Lin: Systematic Landscapes Ends Jan. 18!
A new exhibition of new sculptures, drawings, and installations by renowned artist Maya Lin. In 1981, Lin's Vietnam Veterans Memorial dramatically changed the language and form of commemorative sculpture by infusing minimalist design with the emotional charge of memory . . . This new body of work engages the issue of our fragile connection to the environment in timely and poetic ways. Download an audio tour teaser.

Yves Saint Laurent ends April 5
YSL explores the designs that made Saint Laurent famous, and his inspirations drawn from art, theatre, history, literature, and nature. This exhibition contains nearly 130 accessorized garments and sketches illustrating the lines, colors, and fundamentals of Saint Laurent’s work. This is the only U.S. venue.

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