Love Seat, 2008, by Sean Johnson. Part of the exhibit, This Growing Up Stuff… at Howard House in Seattle, opens Thursday at 6pm. Artist talk this Saturday at noon. (Image courtesy of Howard House.)
- In Portland, Ore.: Donald Judd: Selected Prints, at Elizabeth Leach, opens Thursday.
- In L.A.: Kim Dorland, 1991, at Mark Moore Gallery, through April 17.
- In L.A.: The Aztec Pantheon and the Art of the Empire, at the Getty Villa, through July 5. This looks good.
- In NYC: An installation by E.V. Day, Sculptures created from the New York City Opera’s Historical Costume Archive, at Lincoln Center, through April 10. Free public viewing tomorrow, Wednesday, at 5:30pm.
- In NYC: Nic Rad at Rare Gallery, opens Saturday at 6pm.
- In NYC: Ed Paschke at Gagosian Gallery, through April 24.
- In NYC: Rising Currents: Projects for New York’s Waterfront, at MoMA, through Oct. 11.
- In Toronto: Jacy Quaresma, Of Many, at 47, through Friday.
- In Madrid: SpY at SC Gallery, through May 28.
- In London: Crash: Homage to J.G. Ballard at Gagosian, through April 1.
- On TV: I.M. Pei, Building China Modern, part of the American Masters series, on PBS, airs Wednesday at 9pm. (architecture.mnp.)
In other news: New Museum curator Richard Flood’s bloggers-are-prairie-dogs speech has lit up the interwebs. Let’s start with Conscientious, who does a brilliant take-down, stating that Flood is channeling his “inner Sarah Palin” and that if bloggers are prairie dogs, then mainstream media are also prairie dogs…who operate in slow motion. True, that. Next up: Jerry Saltz, whose infamous Facebook page was a target in Flood’s trash-a-thon, provided a handy list of how the NuMu might stop annoying people. Ed Winkleman pulled out his mini prairie-dog bazooka (and provides some interesting thoughts to chew on). Tyler Green helpfully points out that major institutions, um, blog, too. AFC issued a YouTube video response. And Hyperallergic, which got the whole brouhaha going, came back with an extensive round-up of reactions to the speech. Plus, late update: this hilarious Tweet from @SpumoniNick.