YUSKAVAGE TO A "T"
Need something casual for those trips out to the Hamptons? The New York alternative space White Columns has produced a pair of limited edition T-shirts by Lisa Yuskavage featuring the artist's trademark sexy pinups. Two different images -- viewable online -- are available in the 100 percent cotton shirts, which range in price from $45 for a tank top to $60 for a long-sleeved version. Colors are pink, light blue, dark blue and "wasabi." White Columns members get a 20 percent discount, and members who join at $250 or higher get a shirt free. All proceeds from the sale benefit the gallery.
FOLLIES IN THE HAMPTONS
The Parrish Art Museum in Southampton, L.I., opens its spring show, "Follies: Fantasy in Landscape," an exhibition of whimsical garden structures and tree houses organized by Barbara Toll, May 20-July 22, 2001. The show includes a historical overview of the field as well as designs by 50 contemporary artists, architects and designers, including Donald Baechler, April Gornik, Michael Graves, Bryan Hunt, Mel Kendrick, Maya Lin, François de Menil, Laurie Simmons and Keith Sonnier. The follies are to be auctioned off on the weekend of June 16-17, 2001, as a fundraiser for the Parrish, which is in the preliminary design phase of an expansion that will add a new gallery, pavilion, education center and tearoom.
TRIBAL ART IN NEW YORK
The 7th annual New York International Tribal Antiques Show opens at the Seventh Regiment Armory at Park Avenue and 67th Street, May 20-20, 2001. Over 50 dealers are participating in the fair with art and artifacts dating from before 1940. Tickets to the gala opening on May 19, which benefits the Gay Men's Health Crisis, are $75; for more info, contact the GMHC at (212) 367-1531.
And while you're uptown, drop in at the Tambaran Gallery, 5 East 82nd Street, for the final day of the viewing of a selection of works from the famed Hubert Goldet Collection of tribal art. The collection is scheduled to be sold at auction in Paris at the Maison de la Chimie, June 28-29, 2001.
NEW ART AT WHITNEY
The Whitney Museum launches a new "Contemporary Series" of monographic mini-shows of contemporary artists with Joseph Grigely's "White Noise," June 28-Sept. 9, 2001, a riotous installation of that charts the residue of the deaf artist's social communications. Next up is a new video installation by Paul Pfeiffer, Dec. 13, 2001-Feb. 24, 2002. Pfeiffer, who recently received the museum's $100,000 Bucksbaum Award has just started his artist-in-residency at the museum. The Contemporary Series is slated to appear in Lobby Gallery but could also pop up in other spaces as well, like the museum sculpture court. No particular benefactor is connected to the series.
ARTHUR WESLEY DOW, PHOTOGRAPHER
Pioneering American modernist Arthur Wesley Dow, an artist and teacher whose interest in Japanese design influenced artists ranging from Alvin Langdon Coburn to Georgia O'Keeffe, is getting his first major photography survey. The Museum of Fine Arts in Santa Fe opens "Harmony of Reflected Light: The Photographs of Arthur Wesley Dow," organized by guest curator James L. Enyeart, May 18-Sept. 9, 2001. The show features 75 photographs made by Dow between 1884 and 1912, as well as a selection of woodblock prints and drawings. A 176-page book with 125 illustrations accompanies the show, and can be purchased for $45 from the museum shop; call 1 (800) 249-7737.
MUSEUM DESIGN CONFERENCE New York University cranks up a high-powered conference on "Museum Architecture: New Buildings and Additions," June 8-9, 2001, with speakers ranging from architects Charles Gwathmy, Stanley Tigerman and Robert Venturi to Frick Museum director Samuel Sachs. The get-together also features receptions at the Frick and the Guggenheim Museum, where "Frank Gehry Architect" will be on view. The conference fee is $175, plus $20 for registration. For more info, check out the website.