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by Katy Purviance on 07/30/08 @ 08:56:03 am
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Friday, August 1: At 32nd & Urban, 59 artists, graphic designers, illustrators, and photographers fill frames of various sizes (from 4x6 to 11x15) with their creations. Stop by the group exhibit from now through August 30. 32nd & Urban, 3201 South Halsted.

Los Angeles
Saturday, August 2: Take a self-guided tour of architect Richard Neutra’s VDL Research House, a glass house he built on Silver Lake Boulevard. 11 a.m.-3 p.m.; 2300 Silver Lake Blvd.; (213) 639-0767.

Sunday, August 3: Mikhail Baryshnikov, Johnny Depp, and Isabella Rossellini are among the twenty-five video portraits by avant-garde artist Robert Wilson now shown at The Bass Museum through today. (For a more traditional take, the museum has dusted off its extensive collection of Flemish, Italian, and Dutch portraiture from the 16th to early 19th centuries in the neighboring galleries.) The Bass Museum, 2121 Park Ave.; (305) 673-7530.

New York
Wednesday, July 30: At MoMA today, architectural critic Nader Vossoughian discusses the ways Rem Koolhaas, Peter Eisenman, and other architects have contributed to the New York City skyline. After the talk, hit the galleries for the new exhibit Dreamland: Architectural Experiments Since the 1970s. 1:30 p.m.; The Museum of Modern Art, 11 W. 53rd St.; (212) 708-9400.

San Francisco
Saturday, August 2: SFMOMA’s latest exhibition explores the work of artists Zilvinas Kempinas, Alison Shotz, and Mary Temple, who manipulate our perceptions with plays of light. Through November 4. Phyllis Wattis Theater, 151 3rd St., (415) 357-4130.

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