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      New This Month in U.S. Museums
 
 
 
Worapanit Jiya-amorndej
Untitled
Thailand
  Women of the World: A Global Collection of Art
Tucson Museum of Art
Sept. 7-Nov. 4, 2001
Women from 177 countries present works that deal with being a woman, in a traveling show organized by New York artist Claudia DeMonte.
Also on view: "Female Fetishes by Claudia DeMonte," opening Sept. 7.
 
 
 
Head and neck of bull
Southwestern Iran
1000-600 B.C.E.
  Wit and Wine: A New Look at Ancient Iranian Ceramics from the Arthur M. Sackler Foundation
Brooklyn Museum of Art
Sept. 7-Nov. 11, 2001
45 pottery vessels from ranging from the fifth millennium B.C. to the third century A.D.
Curators: Trudy S. Kawami, Sackler, and Dr. James F. Romano, BMA.
 
 
 
Rico Gatson
Funny Faces
1994
  Brooklyn!
Palm Beach Institute of Contemporary Art
Sept. 8-Nov. 25, 2001
Recent works by 86 Brooklyn artists, ranging from Vito Acconci and Sue Williams to Guy Richards Smit and Mark Lombardi.
Curators: Michael Rush, Palm Beach, and independent critic and curator Dominique Nahas.
 
 
    Bruce Nauman
Denver Art Museum
Sept. 8-Dec. 30, 2001
Two sculptures and a recent video by the conceptualist.
 
 
 
Seydou Keita
Untitled
1959
  The Short Century: Independence and Liberation Movements in Africa, 1945-1994
Museum of Contemporary Art, Chicago
Sept. 8-Dec. 30, 2001
A look at Africa's struggle for independence, via film, photography, architecture, music and literature by 40 artists from 12 African nations.
Curator: Okwui Enwezor.
Catalogue: 400 pp., essays, speeches, manifestos, song lyrics and chronology.
 
 
 
Ben Katchor
cover drawing from Julius Knipl, Real Estate Photographer: Stories
1996
  Ben Katchor: Picture-Stories
Jewish Museum
Sept. 9, 2001-Feb. 10, 2002
Illustrations, set designs and drawings dating to the late 1980s by graphic novelist known for his long tenure as a cartoonist at the Village Voice.
Curator: Susan Chevlowe, Jewish Museum.
 
 
 
Harry Burton
Unbroken Seal on the Doors of the Third Shrine in Tutankhamun's Burial Chamber
1923
  The Pharaoh’s Photographer: Harry Burton, Tutankhamun, and the Metropolitan’s Egyptian Expedition
Metropolitan Museum of Art
Sept. 11-Dec. 30, 2001
60 photographs primarily by Burton from 1906-1939 with early film footage documenting the excavation of King Tut's tomb.
Curator: Catharine H. Roehrig, Met.
Also on view: "Along the Nile: Early Photographs of Egypt," opening Sept. 11.
Also on view: "Doug and Mike Starn: Ramparts Café" and "Arnold Dregblatt: The Recollection Mechanism," opening Sept. 9.
 
 
 
Caspar David Friedrich
Evening Landscape with Two Men
(detail)
ca. 1830-35
  Caspar David Friedrich: Moonwatchers
Metropolitan Museum of Art
Sept. 11-Nov. 11, 2001
17 paintings and two works on paper, many depicting couples contemplating the moon, by the German romantic painter and his contemporaries. The show juxtaposes Friedrich's three variations of the composition, and celebrates the Met's acquisition of the third in 2000 with funds from trustee Jayne Wrightsman.
Curators: Gary Tinterow, Sabine Rewald.
Catalogue: Essays by Rewald, Copenhagen museum curator Kasper Monrad.
Funding: Anna-Maria and Stephen Kellen Foundation.
 
 
    Myer Myers 1723-1795: Jewish Silversmith in Colonial New York
Yale University Art Gallery
Sept. 13-Jan. 5, 2001
104 works by the leading Rococo silversmith in pre-industrial America, including three pairs of Torah finials made for colonial Jewish congregations.
Curator: David L. Barquist.
Tour: Skirball Cultural Center, L.A., Feb. 20-May 26, 2002; Winterthur Museum, June 20-Sept. 12, 2002.
 
 
    Objects for Use: Handmade by Design
American Craft Museum
Sept. 13, 2001-Jan. 6, 2002
300 objects ranging from musical instruments to furniture to dog sleds by 200 American artists grouped by function.
Curator: Paul J. Smith.
Catalogue: 336 pp., 350 illustrations.
 
 
 
Komo mask
(warakun)
Koulikoro region
  Bamana: The Art of Existence in Mali
Sept. 13, 2001-Mar. 3, 2002
Approximately 90 Bamana art objects, including ritual masks and headdresses and photographs, as well as video footage.
Guest curator: Jean-Paul Colleyn.
Catalogue: English and German editions, with photographs by Catherine Declippel.
Funding: Johnson and Johnson.
 
 
 
Kristen Ytreberg
Slowly
1999
  Between Space and Time: Contemporary Norwegian Sculpture and Installation
Scandinavia House, New York
Sept. 14-Nov. 11, 2001
20 sculptures and installations by Per Barclay, Per Inge Bjørlo, Bård Breivik, Bente Stokke, Gunnar Torvund and Kristin Ytreberg.
Curator: Louise E. Shaw.
Catalogue: 44 pp., foreword by Arve Bringaker.
 
 
 
Duane Hanson
Body Builder
1990
  Let's Entertain
Miami Art Museum
Sept. 14-Nov. 18, 2001
Art about "life's guilty pleasures" by more than 50 artists from 17 countries, in a touring show that debuted at the Walker Art Center in early 2000.
 
 
    Jeffry Mitchell: Hanabuki
Henry Art Gallery, Seattle
Sept. 14, 2001-Jan 6, 2002
Caves, flower arrangements, bears, temples form an installation sculpture divided into heaven and earth.
Curator: Rhonda Lane Howard.
 
 
 
Georgia O'Keeffe
Grey, Blue and Black-Pink Circle
1929
  O'Keeffe's O'Keeffes: The Artist's Collection
Georgia O'Keeffe Museum
Sept. 14, 2001-Jan. 13, 2002
73 works spanning 50 years from the artist's collection.
Curator: Barbara Buhler Lynes, O'Keeffe Museum, and Russell Bowman, Milwaukee Art Museum.
 
 
 
Oscar Wilde
  Oscar Wilde: A Life in Six Acts
Pierpont Morgan Library
Sept. 14, 2001-Jan. 13, 2002
Photographs, plays, first editions and ephemera in a show devoted to the Victorian-era wit who said, "The critic occupies the same relation to the work of art he criticizes as the artist does to the visible world of form and color...."
Curator: Sally Brown, British Library, Merlin Holland (Wilde's grandson) and Christine Nelson, Morgan.
 
 
    The Furniture of Sam Maloof
Smithsonian American Art Museum
Sept 14, 2001-Jan 20, 2002
65 pieces of furniture by American woodworker and designer.
Curator: Jeremy Adamson, SI.
Catalogue: 288 pp., published by W. W. Norton, foreword by Broun.
 
 
 
Rudi Gernreich
for Harper' s Bazaar
1966
  Rudi Gernreich: Fashion Will Go Out of Fashion
Institute of Contemporary Art, Philadelphia
Sept. 15-Nov 11, 2001
More than 125 pieces, including "Total Look" dresses, supplemented by fashion videos, photographs and a virtual catwalk of projected 3-D models. Organized by Neue Galerie in Graz, Austria.
Curator: Brigitte Felderer.
Catalogue: 252 pp., with essays by Brigitte Felderer and others.
 
 
 
Antioch mosaic
Striking Lion floor section
5th century
  Antioch: The Lost Ancient City
Baltimore Museum of Art
Sept. 16-Dec. 30, 2001
160 art objects from the time of Christ, excavated in the 1930s from the Roman city of Antioch. Organized by the Worcester Art Museum.
 
 
 
Michael Maltzan Architecture
UCLA Hammer Museum Expansion
2001
  What's Shakin': New Architecture in LA
Los Angeles Museum Contemporary Art
Sept. 16, 2001-Jan. 20, 2002
Architectural projects currently under construction in Los Angeles.
Also on view: "Douglas Gordon," opening Sept. 16.
 
 
 
Prize winning quilt
at the Folk Art Museum
  Quilted Constructions: The Spirit of Design
American Folk Museum
Sept. 14, 2001-Jan 13, 2002
Exhibition of 25 works by finalists in the museum-sponsored international quilt contest.
 
 
 
Louis M. Eilshemius
  Louis M. Eilshemius: An Independent Spirit
National Academy of Design
Sept. 19-Dec. 30, 2001
The first comprehensive look in over 20 years at the eccentric bohemian and self-proclaimed "mightiest man and wonder of the worlds" features 45 major paintings, including early mid-1880s landscapes and abstractions from the early 1900s.
Curator: Stephen Harvey.
Catalogue: Essays by Harvey, Eilshemius monographist Paul Karlstrom, plus a previously unpublished lecture delivered by the artist at Katherine Dreier's Societé Anonyme on the occasion of his exhibition there in 1920.
Funding: Roy R. and Marie S. Neuberger Foundation.
 
 
    Alex Katz: Small Paintings
Whitney Museum of American Art
Sept. 21-Dec. 2, 2001
First half of a two-part show of 79 small works dating from the 1950s to the present, co-organized by the Addison Gallery of American Art in Andover, Mass.
Curator: Shamim M. Momin.
Also on view: "Arturo Herrera: Before We Leave," opening Sept. 6 and "First Exposure-Sharon Harper: Photographs from the Floating World," opening Sept. 22.
 
 
 
Claude Monet
Still Life with Melon
1872
  Impressionist Still Life
Phillips Collection
Sept. 22, 2001-Jan 13, 2002
Over 80 works by Renoir, Courbet, Degas, Manet, Delacroix and others from 55 public and private collections from around the world.
Curator: Eliza Rathbone, Phillips.
Catalogue: 240 pp., published by the Phillips collection and Harry Abrams Inc.
Tour: Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, dates tba.
 
 
 
Vincent van Gogh
Van Gogh's Chair
1888
  Van Gogh and Gauguin: The Studio of the South
Art Institute of Chicago
Sept. 22, 2001-Jan. 13, 2002
The relationship between Vincent van Gogh and Paul Gauguin explored through more than 100 paintings, drawings and sculptures.
Curators: Douglas Druick and Peter Zegers, Art Institute, Andreas Blühm and Louis van Tilborgh, van Gogh Museum.
Catalogue: 400 pp., and individual books on each artist.
Funding: Ameritech.
 
 
 
Ernest C. Withers
Martin Luther King, Jr. and Ralph Abernathy on One of the First Desegregated Buses
1956
  Pictures Tell the Story: Ernest C. Withers
High Museum of Art
Sept. 22, 2001-Jan. 26, 2002
135 photographs documenting the Civil Rights movement.
Funding: MetLife.
 
 
 
Howard Ben Tré
First flask
1989
  Howard Ben Tré: Interior/Exterior
Neuberger Museum of Art, Croton-on-Hudson, N.Y.
Sept. 23, 2001-Jan. 6, 2002
Large-scale sculpture, public art projects and works on paper in retrospective of cast glass artist.
Curator: Debra L. Hopkins.
Also on view: "A Personal Journey: Central African Art from the Lawrence Gussman Collection" and "Grace Hartigan," opening Sept. 30.
 
 
 
Silver & gilt heraldic eagle presented to Tsar Alexei Mikhailovich
1671
  Gifts to the Tsars 1500-1700: Treasures of the Tsars
Indianapolis Museum of Art
Sept. 23, 2001-Jan. 13, 2002
More than 100 masterpieces of gold and silver objects, gems, armor, textiles and more from the Armory Museum at the Kremlin in Moscow.
Catalogue: 260 color images, 336 pp., essays by Barry Shifman and Guy Walton.
 
 
 
Pieter Brueghel the Elder
The Beekeepers
(detail)
ca. 1567-68
  Pieter Bruegel the Elder, Drawings and Prints
Metropolitan Museum of Art
Sept. 25, 2001-Dec. 2, 2001
54 of 61 extant drawings by Pieter Bruegel the Elder (ca. 1527-1569), plus 60 prints and 20 drawings by his contemporaries.
Tour: The show premiered at its co-organizing institution, the Museum Boijmans Van Beuningen, Rotterdam.
Funding: Andrew W. Mellon Foundation.
 
 
    Mineko Grimmer: Remembering Plato
Menil Collection, Houston
Sept. 25, 2001-Feb. 3, 2002
Kinetic sculpture of pyramids made of pebbles and ice melting into pools.
 
 
 
Campaign coat
Edo period
Early 19th century
  Traditional Japanese Design: Five Tastes
Japan Society Gallery
Sept. 26, 2001-Jan. 6, 2002
130 utilitarian objects including ceramics, metalwork, basketry, textiles and lacquer between the 16th and 19th centuries wit ha section of ancient art that inspired the designs.
Curator: Michael Dunn.
Catalogue: 200 pp., published by Japan Society and distributed by Harry N. Abrams.
 
 
 
Kinko Sennin
late 18th century
  Netsuke: Fantasy and Reality in Japanese Miniature Sculpture
Museum of Fine Arts, Boston
Sept. 26, 2001-Mar. 10, 2002
More than 350 Netsuke, carved miniatures from the Edo period.
Also on view: "Sophie Ristelhueber: Details of the World," opening Sept. 26 and "Poetry of the Loom: Persian Textiles in the MFA," opening Sept. 19.
 
 
 
George Stubbs
Zebra
1763
  Great British Paintings from American Collections: Holbein to Hockney
Yale Center for British Art
Sept. 27-Dec. 30, 2001
84 paintings including works by Francis Bacon, John Constable, Henry Fuseli and J. M. W. Turner marks Yale's 300th anniversary.
Curators: Malcolm Warner, Julia Marciari Alexander, Yale and Robyn Asleson.
 
 
 
Susan Smith Pinelo
Sometimes
1999
  Freestyle
Santa Monica Museum of Art
Sept. 28-Nov. 18, 2001
Works by 28 young African-American artists in the show organized by Thelma Golden, Studio Museum in Harlem.
Catalogue: 72 pp., with essays by Hamza Walker, Franklin Sirmans, others.
Funding: Philip Morris.
Also on view: "Milton Glaser: Art is Work," opening Sept. 5.
 
 
    Helmut Newton: Work
International Center of Photography, New York
Sept. 28-Dec 30, 2001
200 images dating back to 1960, organized by the German Center of Photography.
Curators: Manfred Heiting and June Newton.
Also on view: "The Construction of the Paris Opera: Photographs of Delmaet & Durandelle" and "Greed and Other Recent Exhibitions," opening Sept. 28.
 
 
 
Christina Garcia Rodero
La Confession
1975
  Hope Photographs
McMullen Museum of Art, Boston
Sept. 30-Dec. 9, 2001
107 photographs about "hope" by over 90 contemporary photographers such as Cindy Sherman, Harry Callahan, Nan Goldin and Duane Michals.
Catalogue: 107 images, essays by Robert Coles, Reynolds Price, Lionel Tiger.
Funding: Camera Works Inc.
 
 
 
Leonardo da Vinci
Ginevra de' Benci
ca. 1474
  Virtue and Beauty: Leonardo's Ginevra de'Benci and Renaissance Portraits of Women
National Gallery of Art
Sept. 30, 2001-Jan. 6, 2002
47 panel paintings, marble sculptures, drawings and medals by Renaissance masters including Sandro Botticelli, Filippo Lippi, Jacometto Veneziano and Pisanello in loose chronological order. Curator: David Alan Brown, NGA.
Catalogue: 240 pp., four essays by Dale Kent, Joanna Woods-Marsden, Mary Westerman Bulgarella and Roberta Orsi Landini and Victoria Kirham.
Funding: Airbus.
 
 
 
Mask
Bronze
12th century B.C.
  Treasures from a Lost Civilization: Ancient Chinese Art from Sichuan
Kimbell Art Museum
Sept. 30, 2001-Jan. 13, 2002
124 unique works dating from 1200 B.C. uncovered in burial pits in the last 15 years.
Funding: Boeing.