Planning a trip to the East or West Coasts this summer? If so, you should be aware of top-notch art exhibits in New York, Washington DC and/or Los Angeles. Here are some of them:
SOLOMON R. GUGGENHEIM MUSEUM, 1071 Fifth Avenue, New York. "The Tradition of the New: Postwar Masterpieces from the Guggenheim Collection," through Sept. 11; "A Temple of Spirit: Frank Lloyd Wright's Designs for the Guggenheim Museum," through Sept. 7.THE METROPOLITAN MUSEUM OF ART, 1000 Fifth Avenue, New York - "The Decorative Arts of Frank Lloyd Wright," through Sept. 4; "Petrus Christus: Renaissance Master of Bruges," through July 31; "American Impressionism and Realism: Paintings, Drawings, Prints and Photographs," through July 24; "Picasso and the Weeping Women," through Sept. 4; "Dali: The Early Years," through Sept. 20.
NATIONAL GALLERY OF ART, Fourth Street at Constitution Avenue NW, Washington, D.C. - "Willem de Koonning: Paintings," through Sept. 5; Jan van Eyck's "The Annunciation," through Sept. 5; "From Minimal to Conceptual Art," through Nov. 27.
NATIONAL MUSEUM OF AMERICAN ART, Smithsonian Institution, Washington, D.C. - "Thomas Cole: Landscape into History," through Aug. 7; "Capital View: A New Washington Panorama by Mark Klett," through Aug. 14; "Contemporary Navajo Weavings," through Aug. 21.
LOS ANGELES COUNTY MUSEUM OF ART, 5905 Wilshire Boulevard, Los Angeles - "Spanish Polychrome Sculpture (1500-1800)," through June 26; "New Acquisitions, New Work, New Directions," through July 10; "Korean Arts of the Eighteenth Century: Splendor & Simplicity," through Aug. 21.
- The Children's Art Festival during Springville Art City Days will be held Friday, June 10, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. on the northwest lawn of the Springville Museum of Art, 126 E. 400 South. Festival activities include face painting, calligraphy, printmaking, watercolor and crayon-resist painting as well as a group wood sculpture project. These free activities will be taught by Robert Nickelson, Robyn Card, Royden Card, Jane Bush and Natalie Clyde.
Continuous entertainment will be held on the front lawn of the museum. It will be presented by the 1994 art royalty. Chairperson for this year's event is Sharon Gray, curator of education at SMA. For details, call 489-2727.
- The Utah Valley Artists' Guild will hold an outdoor exhibit in front of the Springville Museum of Art on Saturday, June 11. For details about the show, contact exhibit chairman Bates Brian, 756-6860.
- Ancient Future Cooperative Gallery has moved to a larger location at 863 E. 900 South. The gallery is looking for additional Utah artists and craftspeople who are interested in becoming members. Members must be willing to contribute a small percentage of their time and money in this family-type atmosphere. This is an excellent opportunity for up-and-coming artists to get exposure. For details, call 539-8777.
- Lectures, workshops, classes and meetings:
June 6-17 (Kimball Art Center, Park City, 649-8882) - Ceramics workshop on raku pottery by Joseph Germaine.
Saturday, June 11 (3 p.m., Utah Museum of Fine Arts) - Family storytelling program in connection with the Art of Asmat exhibition.
June 13-17 (Kimball Art Center, Park City, 649-8882) - "Basic Landscape," pastel workshop taught by Marilee Campbell.
June 20-24 (Kimball Art Center, Park City, 649-8882) - "Clay Sculpture and Related Methods," sculpture workshop by Judy Summer.
June 20-24 (Kimball Art Center, Park City, 649-8882) - "Plein Air Painting," oil-painting workshop with Ken Baxter.