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Karel Teige
Collage Number 196
1941
  Dreams and Disillusion: Karel Teige and the Czech Avant-Garde
Grey Art Gallery, NYU
May 1-July 7, 2001
100 objects, including 21 of Teige's Surrealist collages and a full-scale model of his ideal apartment for workers.
Curators: Dr. Eric Dluhosch, MIT, James Wechsler and Wendy Kaplan, Wolfsonian-Florida International University.
Catalogue: Karel Teige, 1900-1952: L'Enfant Terrible of the Czech Modernist Avant-Garde.
Tour: Smart Gallery of Art, Chicago.
 
 
 
Jacqueline Kennedy and her sister, Lee Radziwill, during a daytime boatride on Lake Pichola, Udaipur, India, Mar. 17, 1962.
Dress by Oleg Cassini
  Jacqueline Kennedy: The White House Years
Metropolitan Museum of Art
May 1-July 29, 2001
80 original costumes mark the 40th anniversary of the brief White House reign of the celebrated First Lady.
Creative Consultant: Hamish Bowles, Vogue.
Catalogue: 208 pp, 150 illustrations.
Funding: L'Oreal, Condé Nast.
Also on View: "Joel Shapiro on the Roof," May 1-late fall, 2001, "African, Oceanic and Ancient American Art: Recent Acquisitions," May 22-Oct. 28, 2001, and "Summer Selections: American Drawings and Watercolors in the Metropolitan Museum of Art," May 29-Sep. 2, 2001.
 
 
 
Georgia O'Keeffe
Jack in the Pulpit No. 3
1930
  O'Keeffe's O'Keeffes: The Artist's Collection
Milwaukee Art Museum
May 4-Aug. 19, 2001
73 works spanning 50 years of the artist's career.
Curators: Barbara Buhler Lynes, Georgia O'Keeffe Museum, Russell Bowman, MAM.
Catalogue: Complete color reproduction of entire show.
Tour: Georgia O'Keeffe Museum, Santa Fe, Sept. 14, 2001-Jan. 13, 2002, Louisiana Museum of Modern Art, Denmark, Feb.-Apr. 2002.
Funding: Ameritech.
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Ralph Gibson
Dictionary
2001
  Ex Libris: Ralph Gibson
Center for Creative Photography, Tucson
May 5-July 8, 2001
Close to 40 textured black-and-white exhibition prints chart typographic and linguistic history.
Catalogue: 144 pp., 109 duotone photographs.
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Ralph Gibson
 
 
 
Christian Marclay
(Dada D.J.)
  Christian Marclay
Museum of Contemporary Art, Chicago
May 5-Sep. 2, 2001
Guitar Drag, the most recent video installation by Marclay, joins a set of over-scale, altered instruments.
Curator: Sylvia Chivaratanond.
 
 
 
John Singer Sargent
The Bead Stringers
ca. 1880-82
  Circa 1900: From the Genteel Tradition to the Jazz Age
Albright-Knox Art Gallery, Buffalo
May 5-Aug. 19, 2001
Nearly 100 American and European paintings, sculptures, photographs, ceramics, glass and furniture by a range of artists such as Man Ray, Auguste Rodin and Frank Lloyd Wright celebrate the centennial of the Pan-American Exposition, Buffalo, 1901.
Curators: Helen A. Raye, Douglas Dreishpoon, Albright Knox.
Catalogue: 144 pp. and 50 colorplates.
Tour: Herbert F. Johnson Museum of Art, Ithaca, Sep. 8-Nov. 25, 2001; Albany Institute of History and Art, Dec. 14, 2001-Mar. 3, 2002; Everson Museum of Art, Syracuse, Mar. 22-May 26, 2002; and Memorial Art Gallery, Rochester, June 15-Sep. 15, 2002.
 
 
 
Tom Leader
Coastlines
2001
  Revelatory Landscapes
San Francisco Museum of Modern Art
May 5-Oct. 14, 2001
Site-specific projects at five outdoor locations in the Bay Area.
Curators: Aaron Betsky, SFMoMA, Leah Levy.
Catalogue: 120 pp.
 
 
    Helen Mirra
Renaissance Society, University of Chicago
May 6-June 24, 2001
A presentation of Sky-Wreck, a large site-specific textile work based on the geodesic dome.
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Cy Twombly
Cycnus
1978
  Cy Twombly: The Sculpture
National Gallery of Art
May 6-July 29, 2001
First major retrospective of Twombly's sculpture includes more than 600 works dating from 1946.
Curator: Jeffrey Weiss, NGA, with Cy Twombly's assistance.
Organization: Menil Collection, Houston, and Öffentliche Kunstsammlung, Basel.
Catalogue: Katharina Schmidt.
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    Henri Matisse
UCLA Hammer Museum
May 8-July 29, 2001
Works on paper drawn from the Grunwald Center for the Graphic Arts. Centerpiece is a selection of Matisse's paper cut-outs.
Also on View: "Chris Johanson and Emma Kay," opening May 1, and "Around the Parisian Table: Pleasures and Politics of Food," May 8-July 29, 2001.
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    Chris Burden
The Arts Club of Chicago
May 9-July 21, 2001
Two feature works: All the Submarines of America, an installation of 625 miniature submarines, and Hell Gate, a 28-foot-long bridge made of Meccano and Erector set parts; plus supporting drawings.
Catalogue: Essay by Charles Wylie.
 
 
 
Spear decorated with Cicada design
Eastern Zhou period
8th-3rd century B.C.
  Treasures form a Lost Civilization: Ancient Chinese Art from Sichuan
Seattle Art Museum
May 10-Aug.12, 2001
128 artifacts including bronzes, jades, and clay sculptures from recently discovered Bronze Age civilization in Sanxingdui.
Curator: Jay Xu, SAM.
Catalogue: 360 pp.
Funding: Boeing.
Tour: Kimbell Art Museum, Fort Worth, Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York; Royal Ontario Museum, Toronto.
 
 
 
Uta Barth
Ground #41
  Uta Barth: In Between Places
Contemporary Arts Museum, Houston
May 12-July 1, 2001
First survey of artist's career includes nearly 50 photographic works.
Curator: Sheryl Conkelton.
Catalogue: 125 color reproductions.
 
 
 
Salomón Huerta
Untitled Head
1999
  New Works 5: Salomón Huerta
Austin Museum of Art
May 12-Jul. 8, 2001
25 recent paintings of Los Angeles natives by the hip Tijuana artist.
Curator: Elizabeth Ferrer, AMOA.
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Charles M. Russell
The Scouts
1902
  Painters and the American West: The Anschutz Collection
Corcoran Gallery of Art
May 12-July 30, 2001
75 paintings from 180 years of American Western painting by such artists as Marsden Hartley, Georgia O'Keeffe and Albert Bierstadt, drawn form the collection of Philip Anschutz.
Curator: Joan Carpenter Troccoli, Denver Art Museum.
Catalogue: 218 pp with 200 full-color illustrations.
Tour: Joslyn Art Museum, Nov. 3, 2001-Jan. 13, 2002; Art Institute of Chicago, Summer 2003.
Also on view: "Native Land: Photographs from the Robert Lewis Collection," May 12-Aug. 6, 2001.
 
 
 
Robert Smithson
Slantpiece
1969
  As Painting: Division and Displacement
Wexner Center for the Arts, Columbus, Oh.
May 12-Aug. 12, 2001
110 works by 26 artists pushing the boundaries of painting, including Gerhard Richter, Robert Smithson and Anne Truiit. Commisioned works by Daniel Buren, Christian Bonnefoi and Polly Apfelbaum. Sherrie Levine and Mel Bochner recreate previously realized works.
Curators: Philip Armstrong, Laura Lisbon, Stephen Melville.
Catalogue: 280 pp. with 14 anthology essays.
Symposium: May 17-19.
Funding: Pochet of America.
 
 
 
Enrique Chagoya
Uprising of the Spirit
1994
(detail)
  The Road to Aztlan: Art from a Mythic Homeland
Los Angeles County Museum of Art
May 13-Aug. 26, 2001
More than 250 art and artifacts from the Pre-Columbian, colonial and contemporary eras of Mexican art.
Curator: Virginia Fields.
Catalogue: "The Road to Aztlan."
Also on view: "Shifting Tides: Cuban Photography after the Revolution."
 
 
 
El Greco
Purification of the Temple
ca. 1595-1600
(detail)
  El Greco: Themes and Variations
Frick Collection
May 15-July 29, 2001
Focused presentation of seven paintings, on view together for the first time.
Curators: Jonathan Brown, NYU; Susan Grace Galassi, Frick.
Catalogue: Fully illustrated.
 
 
 
Leon Golub
Head XXV
1959
  Leon Golub: Paintings, 1950-2000
Brooklyn Museum of Art
May 18-Aug. 19, 2001
Last stop of traveling survey features 35 major works.
Curators: Jon Bird, Brooke Kamin Rapaport, Brooklyn Museum.
Catalogue: 100 color plates.
Also on view: Reinstallation of African Galleries, opening May 4.
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Frank Gehry
Stata Center, MIT, Cambridge, Mass. sketch
  Frank O. Gehry Retrospective
Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum
May 18-Aug. 26, 2001
Architectural models, drawings, plans and photographs by the celebrated architect.
Curators: Mildred Friedman, J. Fiona Ragheb, Guggenheim.
Catalogue: Fully illustrated.
 
 
    Origamic Architecture
American Craft Museum
May 18-Sep. 2, 2001
More than 100 origami works by Tokyo architect Masahiro Chatani, his colleagues Keiko Nakazawa and Takaaki Kihara, and other international artists. Includes scaled down origami reproductions of monuments such as the Guggenheim, the Chrysler Building and Falling Water.
Curators: David R. McFadden, Susan Barry, Yoshiko Ebihara.
Also on view: "Radiant Geometries: Fifteen International Jewelers", May 18-Sep. 2, 2001.
 
 
    Hip-Hop Nation
Yerba Buena Center for the Arts, San Francisco
May 19-Aug. 12, 2001
Installations, hip-hop memorabilia, performances, films, public programs, hundreds of artifacts highlight hip-hop culture.
Curator: Kevin Powell, YBCA.
Also on view: Graffiti art, "Elevated," through July 14, 2001.
 
 
    2001 Exhibition of Public Art
Neuberger Museum of Art, Purchase, N.Y.
May 19-Oct. 7, 2001
Works by Robert Chambers, Keith Christensen, Tom Doyle, Lisa Hein and Bob Seng, others.
 
 
    Fiona Tan/MATRIX 144
Wadsworth Atheneum, Hartford, New Haven
May 19-Sept. 2, 2001
First U.S. solo show featuring recent video works by the Amsterdam-based Indonesian artist.
Curator: Nicholas Baume.
Catalogue: 200 pp.
 
 
 
Thomas Rowlandson
Georgiana, Duchess of Devonshire, her sister Harriet, Viscountess Duncannon and a Musician
1790
  The Line of Beauty: British Watercolors and Drawings of the Eighteenth Century
Yale Center for British Art, Conn.
May 19-Sept. 2, 2001
Large-scale exhibition watercolors and informal sketches by William Blake, John Singleton Copley, J. M. W. Turner, George Stubbs and contemporaries, grouped by themes: portraiture, landscape, metropolitan and rural.
Curators: Scott Wilcox and Gillian Forrester, YCBA.
Catalogue: Illustrated.
 
 
 
Preston T. Phillips
Hommage to Iakov Chernikhov
2001
  Follies: Fantasy in the Landscape
The Parrish Art Museum, Southampton, N.Y.
May 20-July 22, 2001
50 depictions of garden follies by architects, designers and artists.
Curator: Barbara Toll.
 
 
 
Alexander Calder
Five Swords
1976
  Grand Intuitions: Calder's Monumental Sculpture
Storm King Art Center, Mountainville, N.Y.
May 21-Nov. 15, 2001
18 monumental sculptures and 24 preparatory models and archival photographs by Alexander Calder.
Curator: Alexander S.C. Rower, Calder Foundation, David R. Collens, Storm King.
Catalogue: Exhibition brochure with major catalogue to be released in 2002.
 
 
    Illuminating Color
J. Paul Getty Museum
May 22- Aug. 26, 2001
Use of color in illuminated books, via 23 works made in Europe during the Middle Ages. Includes The Nativity by Jean Bourdichon.
Also on view: "To Create a Living Art: Nineteenth-Century Drawings," May 1-July 15, 2001, "A Royal Menagerie: Porcelain Animals from Dresden," opening May 1.
 
 
 
Antonio Frasconi
New York, New York (II)
1999
  176th Annual Exhibition
National Academy of Design, New York
May 24-June 24, 2001
Over 200 paintings, sculptures and works on paper by Academy members, including Wayne Thiebaud, Red Grooms, Chuck Close and Wolf Kahn.
 
 
 
Ed Ruscha
Standard Station
1966
  The Graphic Works of Ed Ruscha
California Palace of the Legion of Honor
May 26-Sept. 9, 2001
Three decades of print-making drawn from the Achenbach Foundation.
 
 
 
Alfred Stieglitz
Georgia O'Keeffe: A Portrait
1920
  The Model Wife
Cleveland Museum of Art
May 27-Aug. 5, 2001
Nine photographers are featured for their long-term, collaborative portrayal of their wives.
Curator: Arthur Ollman, Museum of Photographic Arts.
Catalogue: 220 pp.
 
 
 
Jacob Lawrence
"The Migration Series"
panel no. 57
The female worker was also one of the last groups to leave the South
1940-41
  Over the Line: The Art and Life of Jacob Lawrence
Phillips Collection, Washington, D.C.
May 27-Aug. 19, 2001
200 works spanning Lawrence's entire career gathered from over 80 lenders.
Curator: Elizabeth Hutton Turner.
Catalogue: Full color.
Tour: Whitney Museum of American Art, Detroit Institute of Fine Arts, Los Angeles County Museum of Art, Museum of Fine Arts, Houston.
Funding: ExxonMobil.
 
 
 
Christoph Draeger
TWA 800
from the series "The most beautiful disasters in the world"
1998
  Game Show
Mass MoCA, North Adams, Mass.
May 27, 2001-Apr. 2002
13,000-square foot exhibition of artists games from the 1990s, with works by such artists as Sophie Calle, Mel Chin, Matthew Ritchie and a commissioned piece by Kay Rosen. Also related exhibitions of Fluxus games, Marcel Duchamp's games, and Öyvind Fahlström retrospective. Performances by Philip Glass, Yasuko Yokoshi, Shirin Neshat and Sophie Calle, among others.
Catalogue: 135 pp.
 
 
 
Frederic Leighton
Study for Captive Andromache
ca. 1866
  Telling Tales I: Classical Images from the Dahesh Museum of Art
Dahesh Museum of Art, New York
May 29-Sept. 29, 2001
Classical legacy explored through paintings, drawings and sculptures from the Neoclassical period.
Curator: Roger Diederen, Dahesh.
 
 
 
Wolfgang Laib
Milkstone
1987-89
  Wolfgang Laib: A Retrospective
Dallas Museum of Art
May 30-Sep. 2, 2001
Includes 26 drawings and 24 conceptual sculptures and installations made of Pollen, beeswax sculptures and slabs of marble spanning a 30-year career.
Guest curator: Klaus Ottman
Catalogue: Fully Illustrated.
Tour: Scottsdale Museum of Contemporary Art, Oct. 5-Dec. 30, 2001, MCA, San Diego, Jan. 27-May 29, 2002; Haus der Kunst, Munich, Oct. 8, 2002-Jan. 5, 2003.
Also on view: "Box City Dallas," May 5-June 10, "Concentrations 39: John Pomara," May 17-Aug. 26, 2001