Blanton Museum of Art, 200 E Martin Luther King Jr Blvd., Austin
Richmond, Virginia–based artist Lily Cox-Richard’s inquiry into the contextual history of materials continues with this installation, in which everyday matter (including scrap copper, concrete, and plaster) is removed from its usual settings and put into inventive configurations that highlight how it is made and used. (July 27–Dec 29, times vary)
Louis Vuitton X Exhibition
468 North Rodeo Dr., Beverly Hills
French fashion house Louis Vuitton presents its storied, 160-year history of creativity and artistic collaborations throughout two floors of this North Rodeo Drive building. Expect more than 180 items from the luxury label’s archives, including early 20th-century special order trunks, art deco perfume bottles, window displays, and its signature Monogram bags reworked by designers such as the late Karl Lagerfeld, Comme des Garçon’s Rei Kawakubo, and photographer Cindy Sherman. (Through September 15, times vary; free)
Time & Style Showroom, Marnixstraat 148, 1016 TE Amsterdam, the Netherlands
Japanese architect Kengo Kuma, known for his use of wood and natural materials, has been crafting contemporary furniture to complement his architectural projects for years. This exhibition brings those pieces to the forefront, highlighting themes of traditional Japanese lifestyle and techniques. On Friday, July 26, the architect will speak about the relationship between his architecture and furniture at the showroom. (Through August 18, times vary)
Aspen Ice Garden, 233 W Hyman Ave., Aspen, Colo.
Held at the Aspen Ice Garden each summer, this contemporary art fair features works from more than 30 galleries around the country, showcasing pieces from 1950 to the present. Genna Moe, executive director of The Art Base, will lead two intimate tours of the fair on Friday, July 26. (July 25–28, times and prices vary)
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