Light and Space

With big art for a small town and California dreaming

Photograph by Paolo Pellion Di Persano

Maurizio Cattelan's Novecento, 1997

THE KAUFFMAN CENTER FOR THE PERFORMING ARTS Kansas City, Mo.

With this new venue and his Crystal Bridges Museum (see below right) opening in the coming weeks, the multinational architect Moshe Safdie is having a huge year. His Kauffman Center is a concert hall--two, actually--that looks like a concertina or maybe a pair of those puffy shoulders the Elizabethans favored. Opens 9/16

THE MAIN EVENT

DE KOONING: A RETROSPECTIVE

The Museum of Modern Art, New York City

The most lavishly gifted of the Abstract Expressionists, Willem de Kooning knew better than any of them how painting could convey the abundance of...

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