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      New This Month in U.S. Museums
 
 
 
Cher Davies
Osmose
1995
  01.01.01: Art in Technological Times
San Francisco Museum of Modern Art
Jan. 1-July 8, 2001
The launch of SFMOMA's "art in the digital age" survey features five Web-based commissions available online. Wait till Mar. 3-July 8, 2001, for the real-world show of works by 35 contemporary artists, architects and designers who work in the digital realm -- including Erik Adigard, Heike Baranowsky, Jeremy Blake, Droog Design, Brian Eno, Entropy8Zuper!, Rodney Graham, Mark Napier, Matthew Ritchie and Sarah Sze.
Curators: Aaron Betsky, Janet Bishop, Kathleen Forde, John Weber and Benjamin Weil of SFMOMA.
Funding: Intel; SFMOMA Collectors Forum; San Jose Mercury News; Silicon Valley.com; BayArea.com.
 
 
 
Mohammed Omer Khalil
The Jack of Heart
1986
  Encounters with the Contemporary
National Museum of African Art, Washington, D.C.
Jan. 7, 2001-Jan. 6, 2002
The NMAA showcases its permanent collection of contemporary art from Africa, via 62 works by 32 artists, including pioneering African modernists Valente Malangatana (Mozambique, b. 1936), Bruce Onabrakpeya ((Nigeria, b. 1932), Gerard Sekoto (Transvaal, 1913-1993) and Skunder Boghossian (Addis Ababa, b. 1937).
Curator: Elizabeth Harney, the NMAA's newly appointed curator of contemporary art.
 
 
    Andy Warhol: Photography
International Center of Photography
Jan. 11-Mar. 18, 2001
Warhol made between 60,000 and 100,000 snapshots and Polaroids in his lifetime. This show features some 300 works, including photobooth portraits and later stitched photographs.
Curator: Christoph Heinrich, Hamburg.
Tour: Organized by the Hamburg Kunsthalle in conjunction with Andy Warhol Foundation for the Visual Arts in New York, the show premiered in Hamburg in 1999 and traveled to the Andy Warhol Museum in Pittsburgh in 2000. This is the final stop.
Catalogue: 400 pp., Edition Stemmle, 1999.
Funding: Fleet Bank.
 
 
 
Weegee
Showgirl Reading Apes, Men and Morons
ca. 1939
  Perfecting Mankind: Eugenics and Photography
International Center of Photography, New York
Jan. 11-Mar. 18, 2001
Visualizing the racist quasi-science from the 1870s to World War II, via Galton's typology of the "typical" criminal type, the German magazine Volk und Rasse's vision of superior "Nordic" physiques and more. The first in a series of ICP exhibitions collectively entitled "Imaging the Future: The Intersection of Science and Photography."
Curator: Carol Squiers, ICP.
 
 
 
Lisa Ludwig
Bleed
2000
(detail)
  Paradise, Interrupted: An Environment by Lisa Ludwig
Museum of Fine Arts, Houston
Jan. 11-Mar. 4, 2001
A thicket of 10-foot-tall trees bearing fruits and flowers made largely of crystalline sugar by the Houston artist known for super-frosted-cake sculptures.
Curator: Valerie Loupe Olsen, Glassel School of Art.
Catalogue: $25.
 
 
 
Miranda Lichtenstein
Untitled #24 (Martin Park)
2000
  The Altoids® Curiously Strong Collection
New Museum, New York
Jan. 12-28, 2001
70 original works -- ostensibly "curious," "strong" and "original" ones -- assembled by the mint company and donated to the New Museum.
Curators: Lisa Phillips and Dan Cameron, New Museum.
Tour: The show travels to Consolidated Works, Seattle (Feb. 16-Apr. 8, 2001); the LAB, San Fransisco (May 4-June 2, 2001); Los Angeles Contemporary Art Exhibitions (July 11-Aug. 4, 2001); Art Center/South Florida, Miami (Aug. 25-Sept. 23, 2001); and DiverseWorks, Houston (Dec. 14, 2001-Jan. 13, 2002).
 
 
 
James McNeil Whistler
The Thames
1896
  Lithographs by James McNeill Whistler from the Collection of Steven Block
Wadsworth Atheneum, Hartford, Conn.
Jan. 12-March 4, 2001
Almost 90 of the master painter and etcher's lesser-known lithographs made late in his career, in 1887-96, when the artist was in his 50s and 60s.
Tour: Organized by the Trust for Museum Exhibitions, Washington, D.C., the show originated in Austin and has several more venues scheduled through 2002.
Catalogue: 96 pp., $18.50.
 
 
 
Takashi Murakami
Chaos
1998
  Superflat
Museum of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles
Jan. 14-May 6, 2001
Could this be the revenge of South Park? The trend towards two-dimensionality in Japanese art, animation, fashion and design, via work by 19 artists, from Bome and Hiromix to groovisions and SLEEP.
Curator: Organized by artist Takashi Murakami in collaboration with Michael Darling, MOCA.
Tour: The show first appeared at Parco Gallery in Tokyo.
Catalogue: 170 pp., $36 (softcover).
Funding: Canon.
 
 
 
Janieta Eyre
The Day I Gave Birth to My Mother (Incarnation #60)
  Is Seeing Believing? The Real, The Surreal, The Unreal in Contemporary Photography
North Carolina Museum of Art, Raleigh
Jan. 14-April 1, 2001
Approximately 30 large-format photographs and holograms by Chuck Close, Janieta Eyre, Valeriy Gerlovin, Patrick Nagatani, Cindy Sherman, Laurie Simmons, Sandy Skoglund, William Wegman, more.
Curators: Dennis P. Weller, North Carolina Museum of Art; Janis Goodman, Corcoran College of Art and Design.
Tour: The exhibition will travel to the Cummer Museum of Art and Gardens in Jacksonville, Fla. (Apr. 22-July 8, 2001).
Catalogue: 72 pp., $25.
 
 
 
Annie Liebovitz
Hillary Clinton, First Lady in Truman Terrace, The White House, Washington, D.C.
2000
  Annie Leibovitz: Women
Miami Art Museum
Jan. 17-March 4, 2001
More than 70 portraits of contemporary American women -- including Hillary Rodham Clinton, Gloria Steinem and Toni Morrison.
Tour: The show has appeared at the Corcoran, the Phoenix Art Museum and the ICP in New York; forthcoming venues include the Friends of Photography, San Francisco (May 8-July 15, 2001) and the Seattle Art Museum (Sept. 20, 2001-Jan. 6, 2002).
Catalogue: 240 pp., $75 (hardcover) and $45 (softcover). Essay by Susan Sontag.
Funding: Vogue; Mercedes-Benz.
 
 
 
Sergei Isupov
Mist
1998
  Confrontational Clay: The Artist as Social Critic
American Craft Museum, New York
Jan. 18-March 16, 2001
28 contemporary ceramists whose work subverts cultural norms -- Wesley Anderegg, Robert Arneson, Mark Burns, Nancy Fried, Sergei Isupov, Les Lawrence, Paul Mathieu, Richard Notkin, more.
Curator: Judith Schwartz, New York University.
 
 
    Sculptor on Sculpture: Photographs by Alexander Liberman
Frederik Meijer Gardens, Grand Rapids, Mich.
Jan. 18-Mar. 25, 2001
More than 30 images of monuments in Venice, Rome and Paris as well as portraits of famous 20th-century sculptors Brancusi, Moore and Arp by the sculptor and onetime artistic director of Conde Nast magazines. A complimentary exhibition of Liberman's photographs of eminent modern painters will be held at Grand Valley State University in Allendale, Mich.
Curator: Joe Becherer, Frederik Meijer Gardens.
 
 
 
Peter Shelton
STRETCHspread
1987
(detail)
  Peter Shelton: STRETCHspread
Henry Art Gallery, Seattle
Jan. 19-Apr. 8, 2001
The contemporary sculptor's two-part "psychophysical isomorphic" structure STRECHspread, along with two preparatory drawings, is a gift to the Henry's permanent collection from the Lannan Foundation.
 
 
 
Crispijn de Passel
Elizabeth, Queen of England
  The Power of Appearances: Renaissance and Reformation Portrait Prints
Loeb Art Center. Vassar College, Poughkeepsie, N.Y.
Jan. 19-Mar. 11, 2001
The cult of personality, avant la lettre, via 62 woodcuts, engravings and etchings of 16th-century figures such as Martin Luther, Queen Elizabeth I and Catherine de Medici by Albrecht Dürer, Crispijn de Passe I, Lucas Cranach the Elder, Hans Holbein the Younger, Lucas van Leyden Agostini Carracci, more.
Curators: H. Diane Russell, retired curator of Old Master prints at the National Gallery of Art, Washington, D.C.; coordinated at the Loeb Art Center by Patricia Phagan.
Funding: Smart Family Foundation.
 
 
 
Nam June Paik
Zen for TV
1963
  The New Frontier: Art and Television, 1960-65
Tacoma Art Museum
Jan. 20-Mar. 18, 2001
Artists engaged with the TV at the time of its emergence as a mass medium -- Andy Warhol, Lee Friedlander, Dennis Hopper, Ray Johnson, Yoko Ono, Nam June Paik, Robert Rauschenberg, more. Also on view: "The Home Show: Early Television in the Puget Sound Region," Jan. 20-March 25, 2001, and "TV Sculptures by Edward and Nancy Reddin Kienholz," Jan. 20-March 25, 2001.
Curator: John Alan Farmer, Austin Museum of Art.
Tour: The exhibition was launched at Austin Museum of Art (Sept. 1-Nov. 26, 2000).
Funding: AT&T.
 
 
 
Adolph Wölfli
Christopher Columbus
1930
  ABCD: A Collection of Art Brut
Museum of American Folk Art, New York
Jan. 20-July 2001
ABCD (Art Brut Connaissance et Diffusion), a Paris-based nonprofit organization, shows off its collection of more than 100 works by outsider artists, asylum inmates, mediums, isolates and religious visionaries -- AloÏse, Freidrich Schröeder-Sonnenstern, Henry Darger, Dwight Mackintosh, more.
Curators: MAFA curator Brooke Anderson; Jenifer Borum, art historian and writer.
Tour: A U.S. tour is planned.
Catalogue: 375 pp., $80.
 
 
 
Marina Abramovic
  Body and the East
Exit Art, New York
Jan. 20-Mar. 10, 2001
More than 200 body art actions and performance works -- done without state support in former Eastern Bloc countries, 1960s to the present -- here represented by video and still photographs, with drawings, writings and other archival materials.
Curator: Zdebka Badovinac, Museum of Modern Art, Ljubljana, Slovenia.
Catalogue: 192 pp., $25. Essays by Badovinac, Kristine Stiles and shorter essays by the exhibition's 14 guest curators.
Funding: Trust for Mutual Understanding; Heathcote Foundation; FACE Croatia; Goethe-Institut New York; Rudin Foundation; New York State Council of the Arts; Members of Exit Art.
 
 
 
Leon Tarasewicz
Untitled
1988
  In Between: Art from Poland, 1945-2000
Chicago Cultural Center
Jan. 20-Mar. 25, 2001
Works by 40 artists, including Magdalena Abakanowicz, Miroslaw Balka, Tadeusz Kantor, Roman Opalka and Krzysztof Wodiczko, in the first major survey of Polish art in the U.S. Other exhibitions mounted in conjunction with "In Between" include Wojciech Prazmowski at the Museum of Contemporary Photography, Katarzyna Kozyra at the Renaissance Society and Pawel Althamer at the Chicago MCA.
Curator: Organized by the Chicago Department of Cultural Affairs and the Zacheta Gallery of Contemporary Art, Warsaw.
 
 
 
Janine Antoni
2038
2000
(detail)
  Janine Antoni
Aldrich Museum of Contemporary Art, Ridgefield, Conn.
Jan. 21-May 20, 2001
Two new body-art works made with cowhide, Saddle and Bridle, inspired during the artist's residency this past year at the Wanas Foundation farm in Sweden. Also opening, "Paper" (Jan. 21-May 20, 2001) a survey of contemporary work by artists who push the sculptural boundaries of the medium.
Curators: Janine Antoni; Richard Klein, Aldrich Museum. Catalogue: Essays by Dan Cameron et al.
 
 
 
Norman Lewis
Playtime
1966
  Jazz and Visual Improvisations
Katonah (New York) Museum of Art
Jan. 21-Apr. 15, 2001
The influence of Jazz on the American postwar art scene -- 36 mixed-media works by 18 artists, including Jean-Michel Basquiat, Romare Bearden, Stuart Davis, Lee Krasner, Jackson Pollock, Ouattara and Larry Rivers.
Curator: Catherine Bernard, SUNY Old Westbury.
Catalogue: 40 pp.
Funding: AT&T; Westchester Arts Council; Exhibition Patrons of the Katonah Museum of Art.
 
 
 
Atelier van Lieshout
Tampa Skull
1998
  Against Design
Museum of Contemporary Art, San Diego
Jan. 21-May 20, 2001
Contemporary artists whose work blurs the boundaries between art, architecture and design -- Kevin Appel, Angela Bulloch, Atelier van Lieshout, Jorge Pardo, Tobias Rehberger, Pae White, more.
Curator: Steven Beyer, ICA Philadelphia, where the show originated.
Catalogue: 55 pp.
Funding: QUALCOMM; California Arts Council; City of San Diego's Commission for Arts and Culture.
 
 
 
Fernand Lungren
Desert Sand (Evening)
ca. 1920s
  Afterglow in the Desert: The Art of Fernand Lungren
Laguna Art Museum, Laguna Beach, Calif.
Jan. 21-Mar. 25, 2001
The little-known California artist's paintings of the American Southwest. Also opening on Jan. 21, "Stephen Hendee: Presence Control," a low tech, site-specific installation with a "high-tech, sci-fi impact."
Curator: Elizabeth A. Brown, LAM.
Catalogue: 96 pp., $23.
Funding: William Gillespie Foundation; Bohemian Club, a LAM council; George Stern of George Stern Fine Arts, West Hollywood.
 
 
    Carmen Lomas Garza: A Retrospective
San Jose Museum of Art
Jan. 21-April 15, 2001
More than 30 paintings by the Mexican-American artist, including a large-scale Day of the Dead altar installation.
Curator: Patricia Hickson, San Jose Museum of Art.
Tour: After its premiere at SJMA, the exhibition embarks on a two- year tour to San Antonio Museum of Art; South Texas Institute for the Arts; Ellen Noel Art Museum of the Permian Basin in Odessa, Texas; National Hispanic Cultural Center of New Mexico in Albequerque; Polk Museum of Art in Lakeland, Fla.
Funding: AT&T.
 
 
 
Juane Quick-to-See Smith
Not Out of the Woods
2000
  Juane Quick-to-See Smith
Neuberger Museum, Purchase, N.Y.
Jan. 21-May 20, 2001
42 of the Native American artist's Pop-inspired, politically charged mixed media paintings that incorporate Indian symbols with found text from news stories.
Curator: Judy Collischan, Neuberger Museum.
 
 
 
Claude Monet
Meadow with Haystacks near Giverny
1885
  Monet, Renoir and the Impressionist Landscape
Museum of Fine Arts, Houston
Jan. 21-April 15, 2001
Painting outdoors, via approximately 70 examples.
Curators: Edgar Peters Bowron and Mary Morton, MFAH.
Funding: Hamill Foundation; Favrot Fund; Continental Airlines; Mr. Fayez Sarofim; Anderson Consulting; Linda and Ronny Finger Foundation; Pamela F. and David A. Ott; Chase; Beth Robertson; KPMG LLP.
 
 
    Diana Thater: Knots and Surfaces
Dia Center for the Arts, New York
Jan. 24, 2001-Jan. 2002
A large-scale video installation -- mapping multidimensional space via layered projections and clustered monitors -- refers to a recent mathematical hypothesis that correlates a complex, six-dimensional spatial model to the map of a honeybee's dance and expands on the artist's fascination with the intersection of nature and culture.
Curator: Lynne Cooke, Dia.
 
 
 
Jean Poyet
Angels Displaying the Eucharist in a Monstrance
from the "Prayer Book of Anne de Bretagne"
(detail)
  Jean Poyet: Artist to the Court of Renaissance France
The Morgan Library
Jan. 25-May 6, 2001
The first show in the U.S. devoted to the work of the late 15th-century manuscript illuminator, painter, draftsman and designer of festivals that served the courts of three successive French kings: Louis XI, Charles VIII and Louis XII. Also on view, "The World Observed: Five Centuries of Drawings from the Collection of Charles Ryskamp."
Curator: William Voelke, Morgan Library.
Funding: Michel David-Weill; the H.P. Kraus Fund for Lectures, Research and Acquisitions in Medieval and Renaissance Manuscripts; James E. Ferrell; Bruce Ferrini; the Andrew W. Mellon Research and Publications Fund; Marilyn M. Simpson Charitable Trust; Samuel H. Kress Foundation.
 
 
 
Sol LeWitt
Incomplete Open Cube 7/10
1974
  Sol LeWitt: Incomplete Open Cubes/MATRIX 143
Wadsworth Atheneum Museum of Art, Hartford
Jan. 27-April 29, 2001
30 of the "122 possible configurations" of LeWitt's 1974 series of white-painted aluminum sculptures.
Curator: Nicholas Baume, Wadsworth Atheneum.
Catalogue: 116 pp., $22.95. Designed by Bureau; with essays by Baume, Jonathan Flatley and Pamela M. Lee.
Funding: Richard Florsheim Art Fund; Pryor Foundation; Agnes and William R. Peelle, Jr.; Helen M. Saunders Charitable Foundation, Inc.; Ritter Foundation; Nancy and Robinson Grover.
 
 
 
Vik Muniz at work on "Pictures of Dust," Sept. 2000
Photo Cleverson de Oliveira
  Vik Muniz, The Things Themselves: Pictures of Dust
Whitney Museum of American Art
Jan. 27-May 20, 2001
"Minimal art is orderly, dust is chaos" -- drawings based on photographs of Minimalist and Post-Minimalist sculptures from the Whitney's permanent collection.
Curator: Sylvia Wolf, Whitney Museum.
 
 
 
Paul Gauguin
Nirvana - Portrait of Meyer de Haan
ca. 1889-90
  Gauguin's "Nirvana": Painters at Le Pouldu, 1889-90
Wadsworth Atheneum Museum of Art, Hartford
Jan. 27-April 29, 2001
The post-Impressionist's portrait of his disciple and patron, the Dutch artist Meyer de Haan, plus more than 40 works by Gauguin, de Haan, Charles Filiger and Paul Sérusier of the rustic Brittany fishing village of Le Pouldu.
Curator: Eric M. Zafran, Wadsworth Atheneum.
Funding: Aetna; National Endowment for the Arts; Florence Gould Foundation; Helen M. Saunders Charitable Foundation, Inc.; David T. Langrock Foundation; James McA. Thomson Fund; Williams Family Fund.
 
 
 
Gerald Laing
Deacceleration #3
1964-69
  Pop Art: U.S./U.K Connections 1956-1966
Menil Collection
Jan. 26-May 13, 2001
"Pure" Pop from New York, Los Angeles and London -- Richard Hamilton, Jim Dine, David Hockney, Roy Lichtenstein, Claes Oldenburg, James Rosenquist, Ed Ruscha, Andy Warhol, more.
Curators: David E. Brauer, Glassel School of the Museum of Fine Arts, Houston; Jim Edwards, former contemporary art curator at the San Antonio Museum of Art.
Catalogue: $39.95. Essays by the curators and the British art historian Christopher Finch, and an interview with Walter Hopps, the Menil Collection's curator of 20th-century art.
 
 
 
Teresita Fernandez
Supernova
2000
  Inside Space: Experiments in Redefining Rooms
MIT List Visual Art Center, Cambridge, Mass.
Jan. 27-April 8, 2001
Six installations by artists and/or artist teams critically engaged in the language of architecture -- Monica Bonvicini, Elmgreen and Dragset, Teresita Fernandez, Juan Maidagan and Dolores Zinny, Henrik Olesen, Oona Stern.
Curator: Bil Arning, LVAC.
Catalogue: 48 pp., $15 (softcover). Essays by Arning and architect Joel Sanders.
Funding: LEF Foundation; Massachusetts Cultural Council; Council for the Arts at MIT; Saul Rosen Foundation; Danish Contemporary Art Foundation.
 
 
 
General Idea
Playing Doctor
1991
  AA Bronson: Negative Thoughts
Museum of Contemporary Art, Chicago
Jan. 27-April 22, 2001
Life and loss in the age of AIDS -- from Canadian artist AA Bronson, the surviving member of the art collaborative General Idea.
Curators: AA Bronson; Michael Rooks, MCA Chicago.
Catalogue: 112 pp., $20.
 
 
 
Adam Clark Vroman
Around Moki Towns (A Few of the Natives, Mishongnivi)
1898
  Native to the Land: Photography and the North American Indian, 1870-1930
San Francisco Museum of Modern Art
Jan. 27-June 12, 2001
More than 80 rare photographs of the wild West and its inhabitants -- by Timothy O'Sullivan, John K. Hillers, Adam Clark Vroman and Edward S. Curtis -- drawn from SFMOMA' s permanent collection, the Prentice and Paul Sack Photographic Trust and the private collection of Ron and Kathy Perisho.
Curators: Suzanne Feld and Corey Keller, SFMOMA.
 
 
 
Tonel
Sólo soy on Van Van/I'm Just a Van Van
1988-89
  Lessons in Solitude
Art in General, New York
Jan. 27-March 31, 20001
Never before exhibited in the U.S., more than 30 "satiric and scatological" drawings and recent sculpture by the contemporary Cuban critic and artist Antonio Eligio Fernàndez, otherwise known as Tonel.
Curators: Scott Watson and Eugenio Valdés Figueroa at the Morris and Helen Belkin Art Gallery at the University of British Columbia.
Tour: The show travels to the Centro Wifredo Lam in Havana in May 2001.
Funding: Canada Council for the Arts; Cubana de Aviacíon/Air Cuba; UNEAC (Union of Artists and Writers of Cuba); Cuban Artists Fund.
 
 
    Suite Fantastique
Wexner Center for the Arts
Jan. 27-Apr. 15, 2001
Four design exhibitions, including a show of architectural drawings by Rem Koolhaas, Bernard Tschumi, Peter Eisenman and Thom Mayne; a show of Scott Burton furniture; a collaboration between Fabian Marcaccio and Greg Lynn; and a survey of work by Imaginary Forces, the L.A. firm that did movie titles for Seven, Donnie Brasco and other films.
Curator: Jeffrey Kipnis, Wexner Center.
Funding: Organized by the Wexner Center with support from the Ohio Arts Council.
 
 
 
Norman Rockwell
After the Prom
1957
  Norman Rockwell: Pictures for the American People
Phoenix Art Museum
Jan. 27-May 6, 2001
More than 70 oil paintings and all 322 of the artist's cover illustrations for the Saturday Evening Post.
Curators: Maureen Hart Hennessey, Norman Rockwell Museum; Anne Knutson, High Museum of Art, Atlanta; Judy L. Larson, Art Museum of West Virginia.
Tour: The exhibition opened at the High Museum, Atlanta, followed by showings at the Chicago Historical Society, the Corcoran Gallery, and the San Diego Museum of Art. It subsequently travels to the Norman Rockwell Museum in Stockbridge, Mass. (June 9-Oct. 8, 2001) and the Guggenheim Museum (Nov.16, 2001-March 3, 2002).
Catalogue: 200 pp., $35 (hardcover). Essays by child psychiatrist Robert Coles; art critic David Hickey; U. of Chicago's pop culture prof Neil Harris; art historian Wanda M. Corn; Karal Ann Marling, author of Norman Rockwell (1997); Thomas Hoving, former director of the Met; Laurie Norton Moffat, Norman Rockwell Museum; Ned Rifkin, High Museum; and Peter Rockwell, a sculptor and the son of Norman Rockwell.
Funding: Ford Motor Company; Henry Luce Foundation; Curtis Publishing Company; Norman Rockwell Estate Licensing Company; Fidelity Foundation; Qwest; Bank of America; SRP; BlueCross BlueShield of Arizona; KPNX-TV Channel 12; Eller Media Company; J.W. Kieckhefer Foundation; Michael and Heather Greenbaum; Barbara Turner Hitchcock.
 
 
 
Marsden Hartley
The Aero
1914
  Modern Art and America: Alfred Stieglitz and His New York Galleries
National Gallery of Art, Washington, D.C.
Jan. 28-Apr. 22, 2001
Nearly 190 paintings, sculptures, photographs and works on paper explore photographer, publisher, and gallery director Alfred Stieglitz's seminal role in the development of modern art in America, from 1908-1946. Works by Constantin Brancusi, Paul Cézanne, Henri Matisse, Pablo Picasso. Charles Demuth, Arthur Dove, Marsden Hartley, John Marin, Georgia O'Keeffe, Edward Steichen, Paul Strand and Stieglitz himself.
Curator: Sarah Greenough, NGA.
Catalogue: $55.
Funding: Deutsche Bank; Deutsche Banc Alex. Brown.
 
 
 
Duane Hanson
Fea Market Lady
1990-91
  Duane Hanson: Virtual Reality
San Jose Museum of Art
Jan. 28-April 1, 2001
25 life-size, hyper-real sculptures of everyday people created between 1976 and 1995.
 
 
 
Lucian Freud
Redheaded Man No. 2
1962
  The School of London and their Friends
Neuberger Museum of Art, Purchase, N.Y.
Jan. 28-May 27, 2001
The first major US exhibition of the 20th-century art movement that emerged in the 1940s with Francis Bacon and Lucian Freud and continued through the advent of contemporary artists Peter Doig and Anthony Williams.
Also on view, "Roger Welch: Traces of Time" (Jan. 28-May 20, 2001) featuring Niagara Falls Project, an installation about a boy who survived a plunge over Niagara Falls and Drive-In: Second Feature, a film and sculpture installation incorporating a full size replica of an 1958 Cadillac made from tree twigs; "Creighton Michael: Haiku/Innuendo" (Jan. 28-May 27, 2001) -- examples from the New York artist's two recent series of paintings.
Curators: Patrick McCaughey, Yale Center for British Art; Emily M. Weeks, Yale University.
Funding: Friends of the Neuberger Museum of Art; Westchester Arts Council.
 
 
 
Henry Fox Talbot
The Reading Establishment
1846
  Photography: Processes, Preservation and Conservation
Metropolitan Museum of Art
Jan. 30-May 6, 2001
Celebrating the Jan. 2001 opening of the Museum's new, state-of- the-art conservation facility for photographs and works on paper, approximately 35 works from the most revered photographers -- Carelton Watkins, Thomas Eakins, Edward Steichen, Berenice Abbott, among others -- ranging from the well-preserved to the extremely time-worn.
Curator: Malcolm Daniel and Nora Kennedy, Metropolitan Museum.
Funding: Henry Nias Foundation, Inc.
 
 
 
Lin Fengmian
Odalesque
  Nineteenth-and Twentieth-Century Chinese Paintings from the Robert H. Ellsworth Collection
Metropolitan Museum of Art
Jan. 30-Aug. 19, 2001
More than 90 Chinese paintings created during the period of dramatic social change that marked China's entry into the modern world.
Curator: Maxwell K. Hearn, Metropolitan Museum.
Funding: Dillon Fund.
 
 
 
Hiroji Kubota
Jiaxin, Shaanyi, China
  Can We Feed Ourselves? A Focus on Asia: Photographs by Hiroji Kubota
Asia Society, New York
Jan. 31-April 1, 2001
67of the Japanese photojournalist's color images of a continent in crisis.
Curator: Colin MacKenzie, Asia Society.
Catalogue: $15.
Funding: NHK Joho Network; Nikkeo; Ronald J. Anderson; Magnum Photos.
 
 
    Antonio Muntadas: On Translation: The Audience
Berkeley Art Museum
Jan. 31-Apr. 29, 2001
Three major works by the conceptual artist are part of an ongoing series on communication. Includes the installation "The Board Room" and "Between the Frames, " a series of interviews with artists and art professionals. Also on view, "Ernesto Neto/Matrix 190," (Jan. 28-Mar. 18, 2001) -- a new site-specific installation by the Brazilian sculptor.