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      New This Month in U.S. Museums
 
 
 
Cup
8th-9th century
Egypt or Syria
  Glass of the Sultans
Metropolitan Museum of Art
Oct. 2, 2001-Jan. 13, 2002
160 Islamic glass objects from the 7th to 19th centuries.
Curators: Stefano Carboni (Met), David Whitehouse (Corning Museum).
Catalogue: Essays by chemist Robert H. Brill, artist William Gudenrath.
Tour: Benaki Museum, Athens, dates tba.
Also on view: "Treasury of the World: Jeweled Arts of India in the Age of the Mughals," opening Oct. 18.
 
 
 
Jonathan Eubanks
Black Panther Party member carrying "Free Huey" flag
1969
  Reflections in Black: Smithsonian African American Photography, The First One Hundred Years and Art and Activism
The Studio Museum in Harlem
Oct. 4-Dec. 16, 2001
Approximately 260 photographs of early African-American works feature artists such as Gordon Parks, Chester Higgins Jr. and Ernest Withers.
Curator: Deborah Willis.
 
 
 
Thomas Eakins
Starting Out After Rail
1874
  Thomas Eakins
Philadelphia Museum of Art
Oct. 4, 2001-Jan. 6, 2002
60 major works in oil as well as watercolors, drawings and sculptures, plus 120 photographs by Eakins and his circle.
Curator: Darrel Sewell (PMA).
Catalogue: Essays by H. Barbara Weinberg, Carol Troyen, Marc Simpson, others.
Funding: Advanta, Strawbridge's.
Tour: Musée d'Orsay, Paris, Feb. 5-May 12, 2002; Metropolitan Museum, June 18-Sept. 15, 2002.
 
 
 
Alex Katz
Green Cap
1984
  Alex Katz: Small Paintings
Whitney Museum of American Art at Philip Morris
Oct. 5, 2001-Jan. 4, 2002
75 works painted from life, including contemporary preparatory studies on view in the uptown museum's lobby gallery (on view Sept. 21-Dec. 2, 2001) and works from the 1950s and '60s exhibited at the satellite museum at Philip Morris.
Curator: Shamim Momin (Whitney).
Also on view: "E.V. Day: G-Force," a site-specific installation using women's underwear, opening Oct. 5.
 
 
 
Charles M. Russell
A Bronc Twister
1920
  Remington, Russell and the Language of Western Art
Fred Jones Jr. Museum of Art, Norman, Okla.
Oct. 5-Dec. 9, 2001
67 works comparing the sophisticated Easterner's view of the West as paradise (Remington) with the Montana cowboy artist's view of the West as a wilderness to be tamed (Russell).
Curator: Peter Hassrick, director of the Russell Center at the University of Oklahoma.
Tour: Final stop of a five-city tour organized by the Trust for Museum Exhibitions in Washington, D.C.
 
 
 
Dieter Roth
Chocolate Lion (Self-Portrait as a Lion)
1971
  Eat Art: Joseph Beuys, Dieter Roth, Sonja Alhäuser
Busch-Reisinger Museum, Harvard University
Oct. 5-Dec. 15, 2001
50 sculptures, prints and drawings by three German artists who use food for social satire and more. Alhäuser (b. 1969), a Frankfurt artist in her first U.S. show, contributes an installation of chocolate that the audience is invited to eat.
Curator: Tanja Maka, Peter Nisbet (Busch-Reisinger).
 
 
 
Claude Monet
Autumn on the Seine, Argenteuil
1873
  Monet: A View from the River
High Museum of Art, Atlanta
Oct. 6, 2001-Jan. 6, 2002
The exhibition highlights new High acquisition Autumn on the Seine, Argenteuil and other river paintings.
Curators: David A. Brenneman and Frances B. Bunzl, High.
 
 
 
Wolfgang Laib
Milkstone
1987-89
  Wolfgang Laib: A Retrospective
Scottsdale (Ariz.) Museum of Contemporary Art
Oct. 7, 2001-Jan. 6, 2002
24 sculptures made with milk, rice, pollen, beeswax, slabs of marble and the like, plus 26 drawings spanning a 30-year career.
Guest curator: Klaus Ottmann, editor of the Journal of Contemporary Art.
Catalogue: 120 pp., with essays by Ottmann, Margit Rowell and a conversation between the artist and Harald Szeemann.
Tour: Midway through a three-year tour sponsored by the American Federation of Arts, with stops remaining at the San Diego MCA (Jan. 27-May 19, 2002) and the Haus der Kunst, Munich (Oct. 8, 2002-Jan. 5, 2003).
Funding: Mr. and Mrs. Pierre Falcone, Parmalat USA (in-kind).
 
 
 
Garry Winogrand
Dallas
1964
  The Garry Winogrand Game of Photography, Part I: The Known
Center for Creative Photography, Tucson
Oct. 6-Nov. 9, 2001
Part one of a two-part show of 300 photographs by the obsessive New York street photographer, drawn from the CCP's massive Winogrand archive. The selection ranges from vintage prints dating from the artist's first solo show in 1960 to posthumously printed works made in 1988. Part two, co-curated by Hilton Als, Richard Misrach, Luc Sante, Charles Stainback and others, features "newly discovered works" and opens Nov. 11, 2001.
Curators: Trudy Wilner Stack, Karen Jenkins (CCP).
Funding: NEA.
 
 
 
Winslow Homer
The Cotton Pickers
1876
  Winslow Homer and the Critics: Forging a National Art in the 1870s
High Museum of Art, Atlanta
Oct. 6, 2001-Jan. 6, 2002
More than 50 paintings, drawings, engravings and watercolors from the decade during which the artist began to make his name. The Homers will be displayed salon-style with works by George Inness, William-Adolphe Bouguereau and other 19th-century artists.
Curator: Margaret C. Conrads (Nelson-Atkins Museum).
Tour: Final stop of a three-city tour.
Funding: Marguerite Munger Peet Museum Trust.
 
 
    Artists' Books in the Modern Era: 1870-2000
Fine Arts Museums of San Francisco, Legion of Honor
Oct. 6, 2001-Jan. 6, 2002
180 volumes from the collection of Chicagoans Reva and David Logan, including works by a large number of artists, from Arp and Bonnard to Toulouse-Lautrec and Rodin.
 
 
 
Aelbert Cuyp
River Landscape with Horseman and Peasants
(detail)
ca. 1660
  Aelbert Cuyp
National Gallery of Art
Oct. 7, 2001-Jan. 13, 2001
Pastoral and harbor views, portraits and biblical scenes from the golden age of Dutch painting by Aelbert Cuyp (1620-1691), who was active between 1640 and 1665.
Tour: National Gallery, London, Feb. 13-May 12, 2002; Rijksmuseum, Amsterdam, June 7-Sept. 1, 2002.
Funding: Shell Oil Foundation.
 
 
 
Jean-Michel Basquiat
Horn Players
1983
  Jasper Johns to Jeff Koons: Four Decades of Art from the Broad Collections
Los Angeles County Museum of Art
Oct. 7, 2001-Jan 6, 2002
100 works by 24 artists, from Andy Warhol and Anselm Kiefer to Stephan Balkenhol and Sharon Lockhart, drawn from the collections of L.A. supercollectors Eli and Edythe Broad.
Curators: Stephanie Barron, Lynn Zelevansky, Kristin Walker (LACMA).
Catalogue: 130 color images, essays by Thomas Crow, Pepe Karmel, an interview with the Broads, more (LACMA/Abrams).
 
 
    Great Masters of Mexican Folk Art
Dallas Museum of Art
Oct. 7, 2001-Jan. 6, 2002
Clay vessels, charango guitars, capes and blankets, more, organized by the Fomento Cultural Banamex, A.C.
 
 
 
Paul Signac
Portrait de félix Fénéon
1890-91
  Signac 1863-1935: Master Neo-Impressionist
Metropolitan Museum of Art
Oct. 9-Dec. 30, 2001
Approximately 121 paintings, watercolors and drawings in Signac's first major retrospective in almost 40 years, organized in conjunction with Réunion des Musées Nationaux/Musée d'Orsay in Paris and the Van Gogh Museum in Amsterdam.
Curators: Anne Distel (d'Orsay), John Leighton (Van Gogh), Susan Alyson Stein (Met).
Catalogue: 340 pp., 182 color plates, six essays (Met/Yale).
Funding: Florence Gould Foundation.
Also on view: "Klee Figures," opening Oct. 5, "Candace Wheeler: The Art and Enterprise of American Design, 1875-1900," and "Women China Decorators in the Metropolitan Museum of Art," opening Oct. 10.
 
 
 
Alberto Giacometti
Self-Portrait
1918
  Alberto Giacometti
Museum of Modern Art
Oct. 11, 2001-Jan. 8, 2002
90 sculptures, 40 paintings, 60 drawings in a show that marks the 100th anniversary of Giacometti's birth.
Curators: Carolyn Lanchner, Anne Umland (MoMA), Christian Klemm, Tobia Bezzola (Kunsthaus Zurich).
Catalogue: 296 pp. (Abrams).
Funding: Joan and Preston Robert Tisch; Banana Republic.
Also on view: "New to the Modern: Recent Acquisitions from the Department of Drawings," opening Oct. 25.
 
 
 
Tom Friedman
Untitled
1995
  Tom Friedman
New Museum of Contemporary Art
Oct. 12, 2001-Feb. 3, 2002
35 works including sculptures, works on paper, photographs and site-specific installations are in the last stop in this career survey.
Curator: Ron Platt, SCCA.
Catalogue: Limited edition available.
Also on view: "A work in Progress: Selections from the New Museum Colleciton," "Jacqueline Fraser: A Portrait of the Lost Boys," and "Jason Middlebrook: Dig," opening Oct. 5.
 
 
 
Nikki S. Lee
in "One Planet"
  One Planet Under a Groove: Hip Hop and Contemporary Art
Bronx Museum of the Arts
Oct. 11, 2001-Mar. 3, 2002
30 artists showcase more than 60 works including paintings, sculpture, photographs, installations and videos made since the 1980s and influenced by hip hop culture.
Curators: Lydia Yee (Bronx Museum), freelance critic Franklin Sirmans.
Catalogue: Designed by Paul Mittleman, essay by Greg Tate.
 
 
    Victor Brauner: Surrealist Hieroglyphs
Menil Collection, Houston
Oct. 12, 2001-Jan. 6, 2002
Approximately 65 paintings by the Romanian Surrealist.
Catalogue: Essays by Susan Davidson, Didier Semin, Margaret Montagne, Brad Epley.
 
 
 
Benjamin J. Bowden
Spacelander Bicycle
designed 1946
  Vital Forms: American Art and Design in the Atomic Age, 1940-1960
Brooklyn Museum of Art
Oct. 12, 2001-Jan. 6, 2002
The mid-century American obsession with organic design, via 250 items ranging from Tupperware to Alexander Calder mobiles.
Curators: Brooke Kamin Rapaport, Kevin L. Stayton, Martin Filler, Mildred Friedman.
Catalogue: Published by Harry N. Abrams.
 
 
    O Fio da Trama/The Thread Unraveled
El Museo del Barrio
Oct. 12, 2001-Feb. 3, 2002
63 contemporary works by 21 Brazilian artists -- Nazareth Pacheco, Miguel Rio Branco, Ernesto Neto, Marepe, Vera Martins, Vik Muniz.
Curator: Fatima Bercht (El Museo).
Catalogue: 144 pp., essays by Bercht, Brazilian art historian and curator Tadeu Chiarelli.
Funding: BrasilConnects, NYSCA.
 
 
 
Jóhannes S. Kjarval
Thingvellir, Mountain Milk
1941
  Confronting Nature: Icelandic Art of the 20th Century
Corcoran Gallery of Art
Oct. 13-Nov. 26, 2001
Modernism in the arctic desert, via 18 Icelandic Post-Impressionists, Cubists, Pop and Conceptual artists and more, including Thorarinn Thorlaksson (a veteran of the country's first art show, in 1900), Jóhannes Kjarval (Iceland's most prominent painter), Olafur Eliasson and Steina Vasulka.
Curator: Olafur Kvaran (National Gallery of Iceland).
Also on view: "Poetry and Alchemy: Selected Prints of Joseph Goldyne," more than 50 works by the traditionalist San Francisco printmaker, opening Oct. 6.
 
 
 
Giovanni Anselmo
Lato Destro
1970
  Zero to Infinity: Arte Povera 1962-1972
Walker Art Center
Oct. 13, 2001- Jan 13, 2002
140 works by 14 pivotal Italian artists of the 1960s -- Giovanni Anselmo, Giulio Paolini, Luciano Fabro, Michelangelo Pistoletto, Jannis Kounellis, Mario Merz, more -- in a show that debuted at London's Tate Modern.
Curators: Frances Morris (Tate), Richard Flood (Walker Art Center).
Catalogue: 304 pp., with artists' writings, essays by Francesco Bonami, Carolyn Christov-Bakargiev, others.
Tour: Museum of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles (Mar. 10-Aug. 11, 2002), Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden, Washington, D.C. (Oct. 17, 2002-Jan. 12, 2003).
 
 
    How-To: The Paintings of Deborah Oropallo
San Jose Museum of Art
Oct. 13, 2001-Feb 10, 2002
50 paintings by the Bay Area artist.
Curator: Merrill Falkenberg, SJMA.
Catalogue: 120 pp., essay by Jeff Kelley.
 
 
 
Alexis Smith and Amy Gerstler
The Sorceror's Apprentice
2001
  Alexis Smith and Amy Gerstler: The Sorceror's Apprentice
Museum of Contemporary Art, San Diego
Oct. 14, 2001-Jan. 22, 2002
Collaborative sculptural Installation with fairy tales as a central theme. Organized by the Miami Art Museum.
 
 
 
Gustave Doré
The Massacre of Innocents
ca. 1869-72
  Telling Tales: Religious Images in 19th-Century Academic Art
Dahesh Museum of Art
Oct. 16, 2001-Jan. 26, 2002
45 paintings, prints, drawings and sculptures organized thematically with works by Alexandre Cabanel, Paul Delaroche, James Tissot and Moritz Daniel Oppenheim.
Curator: Lisa Small, Dahesh.
 
 
 
John Koch
Central Park Looking North
1967
  John Koch: Painting a New York Life
New-York Historical Society
Oct. 16, 2001-Jan 27, 2002
Masterful realist renderings set in Koch's European-style salon on Central Park West.
Curator: Mina Weiner.
 
 
 
Ellen Gallagher
Bubbel
2001
  Ellen Gallagher: Watery Ecstatic
Institute of Contemporary Art, Boston
Oct. 17-Dec. 31, 2001
15 paintings form the 1990s to the present day, with a gallery of drawings made specifically for the exhibition.
Curator: Jessica Morgan.
Catalogue: Essays by Morgan, MoMA curator Robert Storr, critic Greg Tate; co-published with DAP.
 
 
 
Katharina Grosse
Untitled
1999
  The World from Here: Treasures of the Great Libraries of Los Angeles
UCLA Hammer Museum
Oct. 17, 2001-Jan. 13, 2002
350 objects including rare books, manuscripts, photographs, prints, drawings from 32 libraries.
Curators: Cynthia Burlingham, Bruce Whiteman.
Catalogue: 400 pp., 100 illustrated entries and essays by Nicolas Barker, Kenneth Breisch and Anthony Grafton.
Also on view: Katharina Grosse, opening Oct. 17.
 
 
    William Beckford, 1760-1844: An Eye for the Magnificent
Bard Graduate Center for Studies in the Decorative Arts, Design and Culture
Oct. 18, 2001-Jan. 6, 2002
More than 150 works of art from the English collector's collections including paintings, furniture, porcelain and gold and silver objects.
Catalogue: 200 color illustrations and 16 essays.
Tour: Dulwich Picture Gallery, London, Feb 5-Apr. 14, 2002.
 
 
 
Yoko Ono
Cut Piece
1965
  Yes Yoko Ono
MIT List Visual Arts Center
Oct. 18, 2001-Jan. 6, 2002
Approximately 150 works from the 1960s to the present divided into five chronological and thematic sections.
Curators: Alexandra Munroe, Japan Society Gallery Jon Hendricks.
Catalogue: 350 pp., including a CD.
 
 
    Virgin Territory: Women, Gender and History in Contemporary Brazillian Art
The National Museum of Women in the Arts
Oct. 18, 2001-Jan. 6, 2002
70 works including six installations by 25 Brazilian artists organized in collaboration with BrazilConnects and in conjunction with the Guggenheim Museum and El Museo de Barrio in Nw York.
Curators: Susan Fisher Sterling, NMWA, Berta Sichel, Museo Nacional Centro de Arte Reina Sofia and Franklin Espath Pedroso, BrasilConnects.
 
 
 
Juan Muñoz
Many Times
(detail)
2000
at Marian Goodman
  Juan Muñoz
Smithsonian Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden
Oct. 18, 2001-Jan. 13, 2002
Retrospective of nearly 60 sculptures, multi-figure installations, drawings and paintings from the mid-1980s to the present. Includes a specially commissioned 550-pound bronze figure.
Curator: Neal Benezra (AIC).
Catalogue: Essays by Neal Benezra and Michael Brenson, interview by Paul Schimmel.
 
 
 
Dennis Oppenheim
Echo
1973
  Into the Light: The Projected Image in American Art 1965-77
Whitney Museum of American Art
Oct. 18, 2001- Jan. 27, 2002
Classic film, video and slide installation works by artists such as Bruce Nauman, Michael Snow, Dennis Oppenheim, Vito Acconci and Dan Graham.
Also on view: "E.V Day: G-Force," opening Oct. 5.
 
 
    Brazil: Body and Soul
Guggenheim Museum
Oct. 19, 2001-Jan. 27, 2002
Ranging from contemporary to the 17th-century Baroque, this survey juxtaposes art by indigenous, Afro-Brazilian and European artists working in Brazil. The installation is designed by Jean Nouvel.
 
 
 
Kimberly Gremillion
Clown #1
1997
  Images from the World Between: The Circus in Twentieth-Century American Art
Wadsworth Atheneum Museum of Art
October 19, 2001-Jan 6, 2002
100 works by artists such as Alexander Calder, George Bellows, Bruce Nauman and Charles Demuth featuring the Circus as a major theme.
Funding: Lincoln Financial Group.
Tour: John and Mable Ringling Museum of Art, Sarosota, Fla., and the Austin Museum of Art, Texas.
 
 
 
Henry Moore
Family Group
1948-49
  Henry Moore
National Gallery of Art
Oct. 21, 2001-Jan. 27, 2002
Approximately 165 full-scale bronzes, maquettes, carvings, plasters and works on paper that explore Moore's early involvement with Surrealism and abstraction as well as his dialogue with architects and public modes of expression.
Tour: Final stop of a three-city tour.
Funding: Catherine B. Reynolds Foundation.
 
 
 
William Kentridge
Sohoholding cup
drawing from
Weighing and Wanting
1996
  William Kentridge
Museum of Contemporary Art, Chicago
Oct. 20, 2001-Jan. 20, 2002
Animated films and charcoal drawings by the South African artist.
Tour: The exhibition first appeared at the New Museum, the co-organizing institution.
Funding: Philip Morris.
 
 
 
Xu Bing
Book from the Sky
1987
  Word Play: Contemporary Art by Xu Bing
Smithsonian Freer Gallery of Art and Arthur M. Sackler Gallery
Oct. 21, 2001-Jan. 13, 2002
New works by Chinese avant-garde artist, site-specific installations, and two interactive pieces focusing on calligraphy.
Curator: Britta Erickson.
 
 
 
Dox Thrash
Head of a Woman
ca. 1940-50
  Dox Thrash: An African American Master Printmaker Rediscovered
Philadelphia Museum of Art
Oct. 27, 2001-Feb. 24, 2002
100 prints, drawings, and watercolors are included in this retrospective of the 1940s Philadelphia based artist.
 
 
 
Pablo Picasso
La Vie
1903
  Picasso: The Artist's Studio
Cleveland Museum of Art
Oct. 28, 2001-Jan. 6, 2002
35 paintings, 10 drawings on the theme of the artist's studio.
Curator: Cynthia Roman (Wadsworth).
Also on view: "Picasso's Studio: David Douglas Duncan's Photographs," opening Oct. 13.
 
 
    Posing for Posterity: Portrait Drawings from the Collection
J. Paul Getty Museum
Oct. 30, 2001-Jan. 20, 2002
30 portraits spanning the Renaissance through the 19th century.
 
 
 
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