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      New This Month in U.S. Museums
Land of the Anthropoid Coffin of an Unidentified Woman
from Thebes, 3rd Intermediate Period
ca. 1000 B.C.
  Eternal Egypt: Masterworks of Ancient Art from The British Museum
Toledo Museum of Art
Mar. 1-May 27, 2001
More than 145 pieces of pharaonic art dating from shortly before the 1st Dynasty (ca. 3100 B.C.) through to the Roman occupation in the 4th-century A.D.; nearly half of the objects have never been exhibited outside of Britain.
Curators: Edna R. Russman, Brooklyn Museum of Art; W.V. Davies, the British Museum.
Catalogue: 400 pp., 300 color photos.
Tour: Organized by the American Federation of Arts and the British Museum, the show travels to Wonders, Memphis International Cultural Series, July 2-Oct. 21, 2001; Brooklyn Museum, Dec. 1, 2001-Feb. 24, 2002; Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art, Kansas City, Apr. 12-July 7, 2002; Minneapolis Institute of Art, Dec. 20, 2002-Mar. 16, 2003; Field Museum, Chicago, Apr. 26-Aug. 3, 2003; Walters Art Gallery, Baltimore, Sept. 5, 2003-Jan. 7, 2004; additional venue to be announced.
Funding: Ford Motor Company.
Vamna the Dwarf, Avatar of Vishnu
from a dispersed series of the Bhagavata Puraña
ca. 1700-1725
  Intimate Worlds: Masterpieces of Indian Painting from the Alvin O. Bellak Collection
Philadelphia Museum of Art
Mar. 2-Apr. 29, 2001
More than 90 paintings and drawings from the period before the rise of Islamic Mughal rule in Northern India during the 1500s to the heyday of the British Raj in the late 19th century.
Curator: Darielle Mason, PMA.
Catalogue: 234 pp.; $55 (clothbound) and $30 (softcover).
Funding: Pew Charitable Trust.
Seated Buddha
Pakistan, 8th century
from the collection of Mr. & Mrs. David Young
  A Family Album: Brooklyn Collects
Brooklyn Museum of Art
Mar. 2-July 1, 2001
More than 200 works, ranging from antiquities to contemporary paintings and video stills, lent by over 80 collectors who share a deep connection to Brooklyn. Artists include: Boldini, Claudel, Doiseneau, Rodin, Sargent, Adams, Van der Zee, Weston, de Kooning, Johns, Rauschenberg, Bourgeois, Hirst, Hume, Longo, Neshat, Sherman, many more.
Curator: Elizabeth Easton, BMA.
Funding: KeySpan.
Tatsuo Miyajima
Floating Time
  010101: Art in Technological Times
San Francisco Museum of Modern Art
Mar. 3-July 8, 2001
35 artists make works that respond to the "gadgets and gizmos, screens and scrims" that are now part of our everyday lives. The show was launched on the Internet on Jan. 1, 2001, at 12:01 a.m.
Curators: Aaron Betsky, Janet Bishop, Kathleen Forde, John Weber and Benjamin Weil of SFMOMA.
Funding: Intel Corporation; American Airlines; San Jose Mercury News, Silicon, and
Also on view, "Points of Departure," Mar. 21-Sept. 16, 2001, and "Jennifer Sterling: Selections from the Permanent Collection of Architecture and Design," Mar. 30-June 24, 2001.
Sharon Lockhart
Goshogaoka Girls Basketball Team (Chinatsu Narui and Hitomi Shibazaka)
  Sharon Lockhart
Museum of Contemporary Art, Chicago
Mar. 3-May 20, 2001
Cinematic photographs from 1994 to the present, by the L.A.-based artist.
Curator: Dominic Molon, MCA Chicago.
Catalogue: 112 pp.
Funding: Sara Lee Foundation.
Also on view, a new installation by German contemporary artist Katarina Fritsch, Mar. 3-May 27, 2001; and "Tony Fitzpatrick: Max and Gaby's Alphabet," Mar. 11-May 13, 2001.
Edgar Degas
Three Dancers in Yellow Skirts
ca. 1891
  Degas & America: The Early Collectors
High Museum of Art, Atlanta
Mar. 3-May 27, 2001
75 paintings, drawings, prints and sculpture by the Impressionist master that were acquired by leading American collectors and museums toward the end of the 19th and the beginning of the 20th-century.
Curators: David Brenneman, High Museum; Ann Dumas, independent curator and art historian.
Tour: Minneapolis Institute of Arts, June 16-Sept. 9, 2001.
Catalogue: 264 pp., $45 (hardcover). Contributors to the book are: Brenneman, Dumas, Valerie Fletcher, Richard Kendall and Rebecca Rabinow.
Funding: Forward Arts Foundation; Rich Foundation; Bank of America.
Winslow Homer
Artist Sketching in the White Mountains
  Winslow Homer Facing Nature
Denver Art Museum
Mar. 3-Apr. 29, 2001
47 of the 19th century American painter's scenic views, drawn from major museum collections nationwide.
Curator: Ann Daley, Denver Art Museum.
Catalogue: 47 pp., $12.95.
Funding: UNB Bank.
Also on view, "Giants of Melanesia: Monumental Art from the South Pacific," Mar. 3-Sept. 30, 2001; and "China Meets the American Southwest: Pottery Designs and Traditions," Mar. 24, 2001-Mar. 17, 2002.
Bob Walker
Moss-covered trees, Sinbad Canyon, Pleasanton Ridge, November 1995
  After the Storm: Bob Walker and the Art of Environmental Photography
Oakland Museum of California
Mar. 3-June 24, 2001
40 photos by the California activist artist (1952-1992) and other photographers in the environmental movement, such as Ansel Adams, Phillip Hyde, Eliot Porter and Robert Dawson.
Curators: Christopher Beaver, Judy Irving and Ellen Manchester of the nonprofit Independent Group.
Funding: Gay and Lesbian Sierrans; the Easy Bay Regional Park District; the Compton Foundation; the George Frederick Jewett Foundation.
Also on view, "Capturing Light: Masterpieces of California Photography, 1850-2000."
Joaquin Torres-Garcia
Construction in Black and White
ca. 1938
  Geometric Abstraction: Latin American Art from the Patricia Phelps de Cisneros Collection
Fogg Art Museum, Harvard University
Mar. 3-Nov. 4, 2001
More than 60 paintings, drawings and sculptures from the early 1930s to the late 1980s by leading Latin American artists: Uruguayan Joaquín Torres-Garcia; Brazilians Lygia Clark and Hélio Oiticica; Venezuelans Gego and Jésus Rafael Soto; and Argentinians Tomás Maldonado, Raúl Lozza and Alfredo Hlito.
Curators: James Cuno, Harvard University Art Museums; Mary Schneider Enriquez, independent curator and art critic.
Catalogue: 261 pp., $50 (clothbound), $35 (softcover). Features essays by Yve-Alain Bois, Paulo Herkenhoff, Mary Schneider Enriquez, Luis Pérez Oramas and Ariel Jiménez.
    The World According to the Newest and Most Exact Observations: Mapping Art and Science
Tang Teaching Museum and Art Gallery, Saratoga Springs, NY
Mar. 3-June 3, 2001
Skidmore College's newly opened Tang Museum brings together five centuries of mapping -- more than 40 geographic maps and atlases with scientific objects, models and genetic sequencing equipment -- with pieces by 16 contemporary artists, including Kate Ericson and Mel Zeigler, Joyce Kozloff, Matthew Ritchie, and Katy Schimert.
Curators: Susan Bender, Skidmore College; Ian Berry, Tang Museum; Richard Wilkinson, SUNY Albany.
Catalogue: Yes.
Andreas Gursky
Swimming Pool, Ratingen
  Andreas Gursky
Museum of Modern Art, New York
Mar. 4-May 15, 2001
More than 45 photographs dating from 1984 to the present by the contemporary German artist known for his highly detailed ultra-large color prints of modern life.
Curator: Peter Galassi, MoMA.
Tour: Reina Sofia, Madrid; Centre Pompidou, Paris; Museum of Contemporary Art, Chicago, exact dates to be announced.
Catalogue: $65 (hardcover); $35 (softcover).
Funding: William Randolph Hearst Endowment Fund.
Also on view, "About Face: Selections form the Department of Prints and Illustrated Books," Mar. 21-June 12, 2001, and "What is a Print?" from Mar. 22-June 5, 2001.
    Adrian Piper
The Andy Warhol Museum, Pittsburgh
Mar. 4-May 13, 2001
The three parts of this exhibition are "Prayer Wheel I," a new large scale, site-specific installation, in addition to the touring shows "Adrian Piper: A Retrospective, 1965-2000," and "MEDI(t)Ations: Adrian Piper's Videos, Installations, Performances and Soundworks 1968-1992."
Curators: Maurice Berger, the Fine Arts Gallery, University of Maryland, Baltimore County; Dara Myers-Kingsley, Andy Warhol Museum; Margery King, Warhol Museum.
Tour: MOCA L.A., Aug. 6-Nov. 5, 2000; New Museum of Contemporary Art, New York, Oct. 27, 2000-January 21, 2001.
Catalogue: 218 pp., $25 (softcover). Includes essays by Berger, Piper and critic Laura Cottingham.
Funding: Pennsylvania Council on the Arts; the Lannan Foundation; Multi-Cultural Arts Initiative Peter Norton Family Foundation; Andy Warhol Foundation for the Visual Arts; Maryland State Council. "MEDI(t)Ations" is distributed by Video Data Bank, Chicago.
Auguste Rodin
The Thinker
  Conserving the Past for the Future
Cleveland Museum of Art
Mar. 4-May 6, 2001
Conservation treatments from past and present are examined with more than 65 objects from Asia, the Americas, Africa and Europe, ranging in date from antiquity to the 20th-century.
Curator: Kenneth Bé, Cleveland Museum.
Stanton MacDonald-Wright
California Landscape
ca. 1919
  Color, Myth and Music: Stanton MacDonald-Wright and Synchronism
North Carolina Museum of Art, Raleigh
Mar. 4-June 3, 2001
63 paintings and works on paper span more than 60 years of the career of the pioneering (and much overlooked) American modernist.
Curators: Will South, Weatherspoon Art Gallery, Greensboro; and John Coffey, North Carolina Museum.
Catalogue: 228 pp.; $65 (hardcover), $45 (softcover). Features essays by South, Coffey, William C. Agee and Marlene Park.
Tour: LACMA, Aug. 5-Oct. 29, 2001; MFA Houston, Dec. 2, 2001-Feb. 24, 2002. Funding: SAS Institute, Inc.; the Henry Luce Foundation; North Carolina Museum of Art Foundation.
Todd Hido
Untitled #2524
  Eureka: New Art from the Bay Area
Museum of Contemporary Art, San Diego
Mar. 4-June 19, 2001
The 1999-2001 recipients of the recently revived Eureka Fellowships reflect the broad cultural and stylistic diversity of the Bay Area's art scene.
Curator: Toby Kamps, MOCA San Diego, in association with Cathy Kimball, former SJMA curator, and now executive director of the San Jose Institute of Contemporary Art.
Tour: The show made its debut as "The Eureka Fellowship Awards: 1999-2001" at the San Jose Museum of Art, Dec. 15, 2000-Feb. 11, 2001.
Funding: The Fleishhacker Foundation; stART Up.
Manuel Ocampo
Heridas de la Lengua
  Contemporary Devotion
San Jose Museum of Art
Mar. 4-June 3, 2001
Nearly 40 works by 14 contemporary artists who incorporate or reflect the imagery and style of traditional 19th-century Mexican retablos and exvotos -- Catholic devotional paintings on tin -- in their art.
Curator: Susan Landauer, San Jose Museum of Art.
Funding: Wells Fargo.
    August Sander: German Portraits, 1918-1933
Getty Museum, Los Angeles
Mar. 6-June 24, 2001
Portraits of peasants from the artist's native Westerwald region, in addition to tradesmen, professionals, industrialists, artists, the unemployed and others living in pre-Third Reich Germany.
Curator: Judith Keller, Getty Museum.
Catalogue: 144 pp., 55 duotones.
Martin Puryear
Ladder for Booker T. Washington
  Martin Puryear
Virginia Museum of Fine Arts, Richmond
Mar. 6-May 27, 2001
12 new works by the American sculptor, including a 36-foot-tall ladder made entirely from ash wood.
Curator: Margo Crutchfield, VMFA.
Tour: Miami Art Museum, June 22-Aug. 26, 2001; University of California Berkeley Art Museum, Sept. 12-Dec. 30, 20001; Seattle Art Museum, Jan. 17-Apr. 14, 2002.
Catalogue: 72 pp., $24.95.
Funding: Truland Foundation.
    Sophie Calle: Public Places -- Private Spaces
The Jewish Museum, San Francisco
Mar. 7-June 28, 2001
An installation of 35 photos and text by the French Conceptual artist, inspired by the Orthodox tradition of eruv, the wires erected around observant Jewish communities to extend their "private space" beyond the home on the Sabbath.
Curators: Organized by the Jewish Museum San Francisco with assistance from Natasha Boas.
David Galbraith & Teresa Seeman
  Waveform: David Galbraith and Teresa Seeman
The New Museum of Contemporary Art, New York
Mar. 8-April 29, 2001
A Media Z Lounge feature -- artists working with music and performance in new media.
Curator: Anne Ellegood, New Museum.
Funding: Jerome Foundation; Dorothea L. Leonhardt Foundation of Texas.
Johannes Vermeer
A Maid Asleep
ca. 1656-57
  Vermeer and the Delft School
Metropolitan Museum, New York
Mar. 8-May 27, 2001
85 paintings, 35 drawings and a smaller selection of tapestries, gilded silver and Delftware faience by Vermeer, Pieter de Hooch, Carel Fabritius, Emanuel de Witte, other 17th-century Dutch artists.
Curators: Walter Liedtke, Met, in consultation with Axel Rüger, National Gallery, London.
Catalogue: 626 pp., $75 (hardcover) and $50 (softcover).
Funding: Christian Humann Foundation; Doris Duke Fund for Publications.
E. McD. Johnstone
The Unique Map of California [San Francisco?]: Southern Pacific Company and the State Board of Trade of California
  Heading West: Mapping the Territory
The New York Public Library, Humanities and Social Sciences, Fifth Avenue and 42nd Street.
Mar. 9-May 19, 2001
Approximately 175 maps, atlases, photographs and books trace the evolution from an imagined and imaginary West (ca. early 19th-century) to a concretely defined and mapped West (ca. late 19th-century).
Curator: Alice C. Hudson, NYPL.
Catalogue: 88 pp., $22.50.
Funding: Pinewood Foundation; Sue and Edgar Wachenheim III.
Margaret Booker
Eight Red Bowls
  USA Clay
Smithsonian American Art Museum, Washington, D.C.
Mar. 9-July 15, 2001
97 ceramic artworks produced in the past 50 years by 87 artists, in an exhibition that follows the museum's medium-specific show "Glass! Glorious Glass!" (1999).
Curator: Kenneth Trapp, Renwick Gallery, SAAM.
    Céleste Boursier-Mougenot: Untitled (Series #2)
Rice University Art Gallery, Houston
Mar. 9-Apr. 12, 2001
The French sound artist makes acoustically intriguing installations where sound and sculpture merge -- this time it's three inflatable swimming pools with porcelain bowls floating in them.
Valie Export
Selbstportrat (Self-Portrait)
  VALIE EXPORT: Ob/De+Con(Struction)
Santa Monica Museum of Art
Mar. 10-May 6, 2001
A 30-year survey of the Austrian body artist's photo and video documents of early performance works, digital and conceptual photography, expanded cinema and large scale video installations.
Curator: Elsa Longhauser, SMMOA. Organized by the Goldie Paley Gallery at Moore College of Art and Design.
Tour: The show originated at Moore College, Jan.18-Feb. 27, 2000.
Catalogue: 65 pp., $30 (softcover). With essays by art critic Robert Fleck; Whitney curator Chrissie Iles; artist Kristine Stiles.
Funding: Philadelphia Exhibitions Initiative; Philadelphia Cultural Fund; BUNDESKANZLERAMT Austrian Federal Chancellery on the Arts.
Henri de Toulouse-Lautrec
Divan Japonais
  Toulouse-Lautrec and the Spirit of Montmartre: Cabarets, Humor, and the Avant-Garde 1875-1905
Fine Arts Museums of San Francisco, California Palace of the Legion of Honor
Mar. 10-May 27, 2001
Nearly 400 works -- books, journals, prints, posters, drawings, watercolors, shadow theater silhouettes, and various ephemera -- by 19th century Montmartre's avant-garde community. Unique to this presentation, 70 works by Toulouse-Lautrec, 65 of which are culled from the collections of the Fine Arts Museums of San Francisco.
Curator: Krista Brugnara, FAMSF.
Tour: The original exhibition, "The Spirit of Montmartre: Cabarets, Humor, and the Avant-Garde 1875-1905," was organized from the collection of the Jane Vorhees Zimmerli Art Museum, Rutgers, and exhibited there in 1996. The exhibition was also on view at the Van Gogh Museum, Amsterdam, July 14-Sept. 24, 2000.
Catalogue: 250 pp., $29.95 (softcover).
Esdras Renewing the Law
by the Master of Anthony of Burgundy
ca. 1465-70
  Leaves of Gold: Treasures of Illuminated Manuscripts from Philadelphia Collections
Philadelphia Museum of Art
Mar. 10-May. 13, 2001
More than 80 works of art, ranging in date from the 12th through the 16th centuries. Among the highlights will be two early 13th-century Psalters (books of the collected Psalms); five miniatures from a 12th-century South German Psalter; illuminated Bibles; and artworks by Orosius Master, Jean Bourdichon, Jean Colombe, Liberale de Verona and the workshop of the Bedford Master.
Curators: James Tanis, Bryn Mawr College; Katherine C. Luber, PMA; Jennifer Thompson, an independent scholar.
Tour: Frist Center for the Visual Arts, Nashville, Sept. 27, 2001-Jan. 6, 2002.
Catalogue: 240 pp., $65 (hardcover) and $30 (softcover). Features essays by Tanis and Thompson; James H. Marrow, Princeton University; William Noel, Walters Art Gallery; Kathryn Smith, New York University; Roger Wieck, Pierpont Morgan Library; Consuelo Dutschke, Columbia University; Debra Cashion, Bryn Mawr College; and Carl B. Strehlke, PMA.
Funding: Philadelphia Exhibitions Initiative; William Penn Foundation.
Photo: Eric Long and Mark Avino
  Star Wars: The Magic of Myth
Museum of Fine Arts, Houston
Mar. 11-June 24, 2001
Original production artwork, costumes, models and props used to create the Hollywood film trilogy of 1977-83, plus artifacts from the latest entry in the series. All of the items are on loan from the archives of Lucasfilm Ltd.
Curators: Janet Landay, MFAH Houston; Mariam Luntz; MFAH Houston.
Tour: Toledo Museum of Art, Aug. 5, 2001-Jan. 5, 2002; Brooklyn Museum of Art, April-July 2002; Powerhouse Museum, Sydney, Australia, Sept. 2002-Jan. 2003.
Funding: ENRON; with additional support from Caroline Weiss Law; Foley's; Eric and Karen Pulaski Philanthropic Fund of the Houston Jewish Community Foundation; Dr. and Mrs. Jimmy D. Schmidt; Texas Children's Hospital.
Also on view, "American Spectrum: Painting s and Sculpture from the Smith College Museum of Art," Mar. 4-May 27, 2001.
Raoul De Keyser
  Raoul De Keyser: Paintings 1980-1999
The Renaissance Society at the University of Chicago
Mar. 11-Apr. 22, 2001
20 paintings by the Belgian artist, drawn from a series of monochrome, dualchrome and abstract forms he began in 1980.
Curator: Greg Salzman, independent curator.
Tour: The show made its debut at the Goldie Paley Gallery at Moore College of Art and Design in Philadelphia, Nov.17, 2000-Jan. 21, 2001.
Catalogue: 224 pp., $45. Features writings by Steven Jacobs, Roberta Smith, Ulrich Look, Wim Van Mulders and others.
    Brian Rutenberg
Butler Institute of American Art, Trumbull, Oh.
Mar. 11-May 6, 2001
Approximately 30 heavily impastoed abstract canvases by the 35-year-old South Carolina-born painter.
John Gutmann
The Cry
  The Photography of John Gutmann: Culture Shock
Henry Art Gallery, Seattle
Mar. 15-May 27, 2001
100 photographs selected by Gutmann before his death in 1998 -- reflecting the German-Jewish émigré's eye for the odd, morbid and freakish and his unique appreciation of American iconography.
Curators: Joel Leivick and Bernard Barryte, Stanford University. Organized for the Henry Art Gallery presentation by Laura Landau, Henry Art Gallery.
Tour: The show appeared at the Iris & B. Gerald Cantor Center for Visual Arts at Stanford University, Jan. 19-Mar. 26, 2000; MOCA L.A., Aug. 6-Nov. 5, 2000; and San Antonio Museum of Art, Nov. 28, 2000-Feb. 25, 2001.
Catalogue: 144 pp., $24.95. Features an introduction by Sandra S. Phillips, San Francisco Museum of Modern Art.
Funding: Capital Group Foundation and the Capital Group Companies, Inc.
Grandma Moses
  Grandma Moses in the 21st Century
National Museum of Women in the Arts, Washington, D.C.
Mar. 15-June 10, 2001
87 works by self-taught artist, Anna Mary Robertson, a.k.a. "Grandma Moses," (1860-1961) -- who began her painting career in her late 70s, and first came to public attention in 1940, at the ripe young age of 80.
Curators: Jane Kallir, guest curator; Jordana Pomeroy, NMWA.
Tour: San Diego Museum of Art, June 30-Aug. 26, 2001; Orlando Museum of Art, Sept. 15-Nov. 11, 2001; Gilcrease Museum, Tulsa, Feb. 23-Apr. 20, 2002; Columbus (Ohio) Museum of Art, May. 11-July 28, 2002; Portland (Ore.) Art Museum, Aug. 17-Dec. 1, 2002.
Catalogue: $65 (hardcover), $39.95 (softcover).
Funding: AARP.
Georges Seurat
Study for Une Beignade
ca. 1883
  The Draftman's Art: Master Drawings from the National Gallery of Scotland
Museum of Fine Arts, Houston
Mar. 16-June 10, 2001
80 masterworks on paper showcase the different schools and traditions and the scope of materials and stylistic approaches to draftsmanship by the British, Dutch, Flemish, French, German and Italian artists from the 15th through the 19th centuries.
Curator: Michael Clarke, the National Gallery of Scotland.
Tour: The show appeared at the Frick Collection, Dec. 12, 2000-Feb. 25, 2001. Catalogue: 184 pp; $40.00.
Funding: The exhibition is organized by the American Federation of Arts and the National Gallery of Scotland. Partial support has been provided by the Eugene V. & Clare E. Thaw Charitable Trust.
    The Forbidden Stitch: Chinese Embroidery
Wadsworth Atheneum Museum of Art, Hartford
Mar. 17-Sept. 9, 2001
The legendary costumes from China's Qing Dynasty -- silk imperial dragon robes women's robes and skirts embroidered lotus slippers, fan and pillow covers, and other exquisite items -- sewn by the 3,000 eunuchs and 3,000 female servants and concubines that called the 19th-century emperor's "Forbidden City" home.
Herbert Randall
Folksingers Roger Johnson and Pete Seeger leading Freedom School Students Singing "We Shall Overcome" at Palmer's Crossing Community Center
  Faces of Freedom Summer: The Photographs of Herbert Randall
Parrish Art Museum, Southampton, N.Y.
Mar. 18-May 13, 2001
100 black-and-white pictures document voter registration activities during Freedom Summer 1964 in Hattiesburg, Miss -- one of the milestones of the Civil Rights Movement. Most of the images have never been seen until now, not even by the artist, who did not print them at the time.
Curator: Bobs M. Tusa, University of Southern Mississippi, Hattiesburg.
Funding: Organized by the University of Southern Mississippi Museum of Art, Hattiesburg, with funding from the National Endowment for the Humanities through the Mississippi Humanities Council. Its presentation at the Parrish is made possible with generous support from the Albert and Bessie Warner Fund. Also on view, "The Jefferson Suites: An Installation by Carrie Mae Weems."
Arthur Hughes
  European Masterpieces: Six Centuries of Paintings from the National Gallery of Victoria, Australia
Kimbell Art Museum, Fort Worth
Mar. 18, 2001-Sept. 10, 2001
Features more than 80 paintings from virtually every chapter of European art history, with masterworks ranging from the early Renaissance to the present, including Rembrandt, Manet, Monet, Gainsborough, Picasso and Balthus.
Curators: Charles Stuckey and Nancy Edwards, KAM.
Tour: The show appeared at Cincinnati Art Museum, Oct. 27, 2000-Jan. 14, 2001; after the Kimbell, the show travels to Denver Art Museum, June 23-Sept. 9, 2001 and the Portland Art Museum, Oct, 6, 2001-Jan, 6, 2002.
Funding: The Federal Council on the Arts and the Humanities; American Airlines; Wells Fargo; WFAA 8; Star-Telegram.
Paco Rabanne
  Aluminum by Design: Jewelry to Jets
Cooper-Hewitt, National Design Museum, New York
Mar. 20-July 15, 2001
120 diverse objects gathered from museums and private collections around the world, including an ornate cast aluminum table centerpiece presented to Emperor Napoleon II of France in 1858, a Paco Rabanne mini-dress (1969) constructed of small aluminum plaques, and a 1997 alloy Audi car frame. Curator: Sarah Nichols, Carnegie Museum of Art.
Tour: The show first appeared at the Carnegie Museum, Pittsburgh, Oct. 28, 2000-Feb. 11, 2001. After the Cooper-Hewitt National Design Museum, to show will travel to Musée des Beaux-Arts de Montréal; The Wolfsonian-Florida International University, Miami; Cranbrook Art Museum, Detroit; and the Design Museum, London.
Catalogue: 304 pp., $75 (hardcover). Written by Nichols, Paola Antonelli, Dennis Doordan, Robert Friedel, Eric Schatzberg, Penny Spark and Craig Vogel. Funding: Alcoa Foundation, Audi of America, Inc., Roy A. Hunt Foundation; The Arthur Vining Davis Foundations; the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania.
Frederick Carl Frieseke
The Hammock
ca. 1915
  Frederick Carl Frieseke: The Evolution of an American Impressionist
Telfair Museum of Art, Savannah
Mar. 20-June 3, 2001
More than 80 works selected by Nicholas Kilmer, the painter's grandson. Tour: Dixon Gallery and Gardens in Memphis, June 23-Aug. 18, 2001; San Diego Museum of Art, Sept. 15-Nov. 11, 2001; Terra Museum of American Art in Chicago, Dec. 8, 2001-Feb. 3, 2002.
Catalogue: 220 pp., $49.95 (hardcover).
Funding: Henry Luce Foundation; Richard and Jane Manoogian Foundation.
Inez van Lamsweerde
Me Kissing Vinoodh (Passionately)
Whitney Museum of American Art
Mar. 22-June 10, 2001
Features new works by visual artists Jeremy Blake, Carl Fudge, Leah Gilliam, John Klima, Inez van Lamsweerde, Diana Thater and sound artists Jonathan Bepler, Sussan Deyhim, Matmos, Paul D. Miller (DJ Spooky That Subliminal Kid) and Stephen Vitiello.
Curators: Lawrence Rinder and Debra Singer, Whitney Museum.
Funding: Philip Morris Companies Inc.; the Whitney Contemporaries of the Whitney Museum of American Art; the National Committee of the Whitney Museum of American Art; Christopher Vroom and Illya Szilak, Nettmedia, Zurich Capital Markets; and Instinet Corporation.
A concurrent exhibition of Internet art, "Data Dynamics," will be on view at and, as well as on the museum's walls. "The Draftsman's Colors: Fourteen New Acquisitions from Johns to Chong," will be on view from Mar. 3-July 8, 2001.
    Eye of Modernism
Georgia O'Keeffe Museum, Santa Fe
Mar. 23-Sept. 4, 2001
Works on paper by 20th-century artists Stuart Davis, Charles Demuth, Arshile Gorky, Philip Guston, Jasper Johns, Willem de Kooning, John Marin, Robert Motherwell, Georgia O'Keeffe, Man Ray, John Sloan, Joseph Stella, Andy Warhol, more.
Curator: Barbara Buhler Lynes, O'Keeffe Museum.
Robert Rauschenberg
Trophy IV (for John Cage)
  Points of Departure: Connecting with Contemporary Art
San Francisco Museum of Modern Art
Mar. 23-Sept. 16, 2001
Six of the museum's galleries are arranged thematically -- brushwork, found objects, grids, language, line and style -- to help viewers connect, visually and conceptually, with contemporary art. Features such artists as Louise Bourgeois, Eva Hesse, Jenny Holzer, Robert Rauschenberg, Gerhard Richter, Cy Twombly and Andy Warhol.
Curators: Janet Bishop and John S. Weber, SFMOMA.
Funding: Merrill Lynch; The Mercury News, and
Francis Bacon
Study for a Portrait
  Original Language: Highlights from the MCA Collection
Museum of Contemporary Art, Chicago
Mar. 24-Aug. 26, 2001
Five decades worth of key artworks -- Donald Judd, Bruce Nauman, and Jeff Koons alongside a younger generation that includes Matthew Barney, Doug Aitken and Paul Pfieffer.
Curator: Francesco Bonami, MCA Chicago.
Funding: The Women's Board of the MCA and the State of Illinois.
  2001: Building for Space Travel
Art Institute of Chicago
Mar. 24-Oct. 21, 2001
Explores the evolution and projected visions of architecture and design for space travel -- and the reality of design for space as compared to the fantastic vision of space in media and popular culture.
Curators: John Zukowsky and Martha Thorne, Art Institute.
Tour: Seattle Museum of Flight, Dec. 15, 2001-May 15, 2002.
Catalogue: 192 pp., $39.95 (hardcover) and $24.95 (softcover).
William Blake
The Angel of the Revelation
ca. 1803-5
  William Blake
Metropolitan Museum of Art
Mar. 29-June 24, 2001
More than 175 works by the British Romantic painter, printmaker and poet -- including all of his illuminated books, such as The Songs of Innocence and of Experience.
Curators: Robin Hamlyn, Tate Collections; Michael Phillips, University of York. Organized at the Met by Elizabeth Barker.
Catalogue: 304 pp., $75. Includes essays by biographer and historian Peter Ackroyd, and literary scholar Marilyn Butler, with additional contributions from curators at Tate Britain and the Met.
Funding: Isaacson-Draper Foundation.
Frida Kahlo
Self-Portrait with Necklace On
  Frida Kahlo, Diego Rivera and Twentieth-Century Mexican Art: The Jacques and Natasha Gelman Collection
Phoenix Art Museum
Mar. 31-June 24, 2001
Features over 140 paintings, sculptures and photographs by many of the preeminent Mexican artists of the 20th-century, including: Kahlo, Rivera, David Alfaro Siqueiros, Maria Izquierdo, Jose Clemente Orozco, and contemporary artists Cisco Jiminez, Gabriel Orozco and Francisco Toledo.
Curators: Robert Littman, former director of the Centro del Arte Contemporaneo, Mexico. Coordinated at the Phoenix Art Museum by Beverly Adams.
Tour: The show has appeared at Museum of Contemporary Art, San Diego, May 14-Sept. 4, 2000, and the Dallas Museum of Art, Oct. 8, 2000-Jan. 28, 2001.
Catalogue: 200 pp., $32 (softcover).
Funding: Vergel Foundation; Instituto Nacional de Bellas Artes; Consejo Nacional para la Cultura y las Artes.
    Absolut Modern
Modern Art Museum of Fort Worth
Mar. 30-May 20, 2001
Original works from Absolut Vodka's extensive collection.
Curator: Mary Ann Kahan, Seagrams.