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      New This Month in U.S. Museums
 
 
 
Jeff Koons
Self Portrait
1991
  Warhol/Koons/Hirst: Cult and Culture
Aspen Art Museum
Aug. 3-Sept. 30, 2001
Selected works from the Vicki and Kent Logan collection.
Curator: Dean Sobel, AAM.
Funding: Christie's.
Catalogue: Essays by Sobel, Artnet Top Ten critic David Ebony.
Also on view: "Kay Rosen: Up and Down," opening Aug. 10.
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Koons
Hirst
 
 
 
Hiratsuka Un'ichi
Old Pagoda in Clearing Snow on Mount Koya
1942
  Hiratsuka: Modern Master, Part II
Art Institute of Chicago
Aug. 4-Sept. 16, 2001
Complete retrospective of 140 works by Japanese modernist printmaker Hiratsuka Un'ichi (1895-1997).
Curator: Bernd Jesse, AIC.
Also on view: "Meet the Artists: Van Gogh and Gauguin,"an illustrated two-gallery chronology, opening Aug. 4.
 
 
 
Francis Criss
Woman with Sculpture
1930
  Restructured Reality: The 1930s Paintings of Francis Criss
Corcoran Gallery of Art
Aug. 4-Oct. 14, 2001
20 paintings by the little-known artist (1901-73) known for Depression-era portraits and cityscapes.
Curator: Linda Lichtenberg Kaplan.
Catalogue: Essays by Kaplan, Stavitsky.
Tour: Samuel P. Harn Museum, Gainesville, Fla.; Pennsylvania Academy of Fine Arts.
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Francis Criss
 
 
    Blind Vision: Video and the Limits of Perception
San Jose Museum of Art
Aug. 4-Nov. 11, 2001
The physical amd physiological limits of vision, via works by Peter Campus, Jonathan Fung, Marie Sester, Smith/Stewart, T. Kim, Trang Tran, Bill Viola, more.
 
 
 
Ansel Adams
Oak Tree, Snow Storm, Yosemite
1948
  Ansel Adams at 100
San Francisco Museum of Modern Art
Aug. 4-Jan. 13, 2001
114 photographs drawn largely from 1920-40s marking the 100th anniversary of Adams' birth.
Curator: John Szarkowski, MoMA emeritus.
Catalogue: 192 pp., 114 tritone and 23 duotone illustrations, with an Adams reproduction print.
Funding: Hewlett-Packard.
Tour: Art Institute of Chicago, Feb. 20-June 2, 2002; Hayward Gallery, London; Kunstbibliothek, Berlin; Los Angeles County Museum of Art; Museum of Modern Art.
Also on view: "Ultrabaroque: Aspects of Post-Latin American Art" and "Double Feature: Paul Kos and Nam June Paik," opening Aug. 18.
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Ansel Adams
 
 
 
Stanton Macdonald-Wright
Yin Synchromy
1930
  Stanton Macdonald-Wright and Synchromism
Los Angeles County Museum of Art
Aug. 5-Oct. 28, 2001
More than 60 works spanning six decades and archival material by the American Synchromist, in a show organized by the North Carolina Museum of Art.
Curator: Ilene Susan Fort, LACMA.
Catalogue: 228 pp., essays Will South, William C. Agee, more.
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Stanton Macdonald-Wright
 
 
 
Emile Gallé
Water lily vase
ca. 1895-1900
  Defining Modern: European Design 1880-1930
Museum of Fine Arts, Houston
Aug. 8-Oct. 8, 2001
William Morris, Archibald Knox, Carlo Bugatti, Emile Galle, more, from the MFA collection.
Also on view: "Reserved Light: Arthur Turner Watercolors," and "The Art Guys' SUITS: The Clothes Make the Man," opening Aug. 18.
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William Morris
 
 
    Picasso: Portrait and Figure
Baltimore Museum of Art
Aug. 8-Oct. 28, 2001
Figure drawings, studies and more from the reinstalled Cone collection, one in a series of shows at the BMA.
Curator: Jay Fisher, BMA.
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Donald Judd
Untitled
1971
  The Essential Donald Judd
Walker Art Center
Aug. 12-Dec. 9, 2001
Small show from the collection includes the works Untitled (1971), a group of six, large-scale aluminum cubes and a portfolio of 30 woodblock prints.
Curator: Siri Engberg.
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Donald Judd
 
 
    Fire and Light: 3,000 Years of Glass Artistry
Newark Museum
Aug. 15-Jan. 2002
Ancient glass works on loan from New York and New Jersey collectors.
Curators: Ulysses Dietz and Susan Auth, Newark.
Also on view: "Fair Winds and Clear Water: Japanese Poetic Calligraphy."
 
 
 
Piet Mondrian
No. 12
ca. 1936-42
  Mondrian: The Transatlantic Paintings
Dallas Museum of Art
Aug. 19-Nov. 25, 2001
Harvard's show of 17 Mondrians from 1935-40 plus 11 works in the DMA collection, a recreation of the 1923 De Stijl exhibition space designed by Gerrit Rietveld and Vimos Huszar but never constructed and 14 paintings by American artists influenced by Mondrian.
Curator: Dorothy Kosinski, DMA.
Catalogue: 304 pp., Yale U. Press.
 
 
 
Oswald Haerdtl
Covered candy dish
ca. 1925
  Glass of the Avant-Garde: From Vienna Secession to Bauhaus
Cooper-Hewitt, National Design Museum
Aug. 21, 2001-Feb. 24, 2002
186 pieces of early 20th-century glass form Austria, Czech Republic and Germany from the Torsten Bröhan collection at the Museo Nacional de Artes Decorativas in Madrid.
Curators: Martin Eidelberg, Rutgers University; Deborah Sampson Shinn, Cooper-Hewitt; Torsten Bröhan
Catalogue: Bilingual, published by Pestel.
 
 
    Situation Zero: Recent Art from Portugal
Yerba Buena Center for the Arts, San Francisco
Aug. 25-Nov. 4, 2001
Video, photography, digital media, painting and sculpture by Helena Almeida, Leonor Antunes, Miguel Branco, Filipa César, João Onofre, Noé Sendas, Miguel Soares and Zé dos Bois art collective.
Also on view: "The Bay Project by the Center for Land Use Interpretation."
 
 
    French Master Drawings from the Collection of Muriel Butkin
Cleveland Museum of Art
Aug. 26-Oct 28, 2001
59 works by Théodore Géricault, Jean-François Millet, Edgar Degas, others.
Also on view: "Inventive Impressions: 18th- and 19th-Century French Prints," opening Aug. 26, and "Starlight: David Stephenson Photographs," opening Aug. 4.
 
 
 
Rogelio López Marín (Gory)
It's Only Water in the Teardrop of a Stranger
1986
  Shifting Tides: Cuban Photography after the Revolution
Grey Art Gallery, NYU
Aug. 28-Oct. 27, 2001
Three sections, organized by generations of artists from the past 40 years with a prologue gallery feature work by Enrique de la Uz, Gory, Korda, Manuel Piña and Ernesto Leal in a show organized by the L.A. County Museum.
Curator: Tim B. Wride, LACMA.
Catalogue: 160 pp., preface by Wim Wenders, essays by Tim Wride, Cristina Vives.
 
 
    Heavenly Visions: Shaker Gift Drawings and Gift Songs
UCLA Hammer Museum
Aug. 29-Oct. 21, 2001
135 drawings, manuscripts of gift songs and related texts by from 1837-50.
Curator: France Morin.
Also on view: Hany Armanious and Paul Pfeiffer, opening Aug. 29.
 
 
 
Trenton Doyle Hancock
Pure N
1997
  Trenton Doyle Hancock: The Life and Death of #1
Contemporary Arts Museum, Houston
Aug. 31-Oct. 14, 2001
The artist's first solo museum exhibition features paintings, drawings, assemblages as well as new site-specific wall drawings.
Curator: Lynn M. Herbert.
Tour: Modern Art Museum of Fort Worth, Oct. 21, 2001-Jan 20, 2002.
 
 
 
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