PRINT September 1999

US Shorts

Michael DeBord

Where are all the big millennium shows at our nation’s smaller venues? Apparently, the only one to take note is New York’s Museum of American Folk Art—but how! “Millennial Dreams: Utopian Visions in American Folk Art,” opening November 13, summons a bevy of backwoods evangelists and brimstone soothsayers to share their visions of a fiery end.

For the sake of argument, let’s assume the Rapture doesn’t occur at midnight on December 31. The International Foundation for the Canadian Centre for Architecture, gambling that New York will be around for a while, has invited five firms to submit schemes for an open-ended project occupying a sixteen-block area on Manhattan’s West Side. The results, including Peter Eisenman’s winning proposal, go on view October 19 at Grand Central Terminal. If the thought of New Year’s Eve fills you with trepidation more social than eschatological in nature, you’ll

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