MIAMI BENEFIT FOR SEPT. 11 FUND Gary Nader Fine Art in Coral Gables, Fla., has organized a benefit auction of approximately 130 paintings and sculptures by Fernando Botero, Agustin Cárdenas, Mario Carreño, Wilfredo Lam and other Latin American artists to raise funds for Miami-area victims of the Sept. 11 terrorist attacks. Proceeds go to United Way's Miami Recovery Fund, a special relief fund that provides one-time direct assistance to people who have lost their jobs in the last month. The benefit auction is scheduled for tomorrow, Nov. 6, 2001, at 7 p.m. at the Omni Colonnade Hotel (183 Aragon Avenue, Coral Gables). For more info on the benefit auction and previews, contact Peter Juvelis or Paul McCabe at Gary Nader Fine Art (305) 442-0256.
NEW WEBSITE FOR BRONX MUSEUM
The Bronx Museum of the Arts has launched its first real website at www.bxma.org. The still-modest effort has basic details about the museum plus some info on the museum's hot current shows, "One Planet under a Groove: Hip Hop and Contemporary Art," co-curated by Lydia Yee and Franklin Sirmans, and a show of new acquisitions by Cuban artists, plus info on the forthcoming "Bounce" series of monthly parties that blend "DJ and club culture, visual and media art and urban lifestyle."
SIGLER AT WHITNEY FOR BREAST CANCER AWARENESS
The Whitney Museum is exhibiting four prints by the late Hollis Sigler (1948-2001) in honor of Breast Cancer Awareness Month. Sigler, a teacher at Columbia College in Chicago and a founding member of the Artemisia Gallery there, died of breast cancer at age 53 on Mar. 29, 2001. The works are from "Suite for the Gods," a set of prints made in 2000. They remain on view through mid-November.
EVA HESSE AT SFMOMA
The San Francisco Museum of Modern Art presents "Eva Hesse," the most comprehensive exhibition of the late Anti-Form artist's work, Feb. 2-May 19, 2002. Over 150 sculptures, paintings and works on paper are included in the show, which is organized by freelance curator Elisabeth Sussman, who started work on it back when she was working at the Whitney Museum in New York. Following its premiere at SFMOMA, the exhibition travels to the Museum Wiesbaden in Germany, June 15-Oct. 13, 2002, and the Whitney, Nov. 7, 2002-Feb. 16, 2003.
RICHELIEU AT MONTREAL MFA
Works by Poussin, Vouet, Bernini, La Tour, Le Nain, Claude Lorrain, Guercino and other 17th-century artists are featured in "Le Siècle de Richelieu," an exhibition of more than 200 artworks and decorative objects at the Musée des Beaux-Arts de Montréal, Sept. 18, 2002-Jan. 5, 2003. Richelieu was prime minister to Louis XIII from 1626 to 1642, and the show includes the series of three "Triumphs" painted by Nicolas Poussin to decorate Richelieu's château as well as Philippe de Champaigne's Triple Portrait of Cardinal Richelieu (ca. 1640) and Gian Lorenzo Bernini's marble bust of the minister (1640-41). Organizer of the exhibition is Montreal curator Hilliard T. Goldfarb; the show travels to the Wallraf-Richartz Museum in Cologne, Jan. 31-Apr. 20, 2003.