Maira Kalman: Various Illuminations (of a Crazy World)

This first major museum survey of the work of illustrator, author and designer Maira Kalman features a selection spanning thirty years of 100 original paintings, drawings, and sketches shown along with the many ways Kalman's work has entered contemporary culture - in books and magazines, and on commercial products, from clothing to watches.

Art Exhibition previously on at The Jewish Museum in United States.
From Friday 11 March 2011 to Sunday 31 July 2011

Dog Reads Book, cover illustration for The New Yorker, 1999 image Annual Misery Day Parade, cover illustration for The New Yorker, 2001 image Maira Kalman, Self-portrait (with Pete), 2004-5 image Maira Kalman, Sunny Day at Park, 2004 image Maira Kalman, Woman with Face Net, 2000 image

Published by anonymous on Thursday 27 January 2011.
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Less widely seen works in photography, embroidery, textiles, and performance are also included. Kalman illuminates contemporary life with a profound sense of joy and unique sense of humor. As a context for this survey, Kalman has created a special installation to reveal some source material she has gathered as collector, walker, traveler, reader and maker of lists. Furnished with chairs, ladders and “many tables of many things,” this installation offers a view of how she sees the world, both in and outside the studio. Maira Kalman: Various Illuminations (of a Crazy World) is organized by the Institute of Contemporary Art, University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia.