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Vincent van Gogh
Postman Joseph Roulin
1888
  Van Gogh's Postman: The Portraits of Joseph Roulin
Museum of Modern Art
Feb. 1-May 15, 2001
Five portraits made over an eight-month period in 1888 and 1889 of Joseph Roulin, a postal employee in Arles who van Gogh adopted as a surrogate older brother, and who helped care for Vincent at the end of his life.
Curator: Kirk Varnedoe, MoMA.
Funding: BNP Paribas.
 
 
 
Hans Arp
Torso-Navel
  Objective Color
Yale University Art Gallery
Feb. 2, 2001-Mar. 25, 2001
From Marcel Duchamp to Alex Katz, a spectrum of 20th-century artists -- drawn mostly from the museum's permanent collection -- who make a pointed use of color.
Curator: Jennifer Gross, Yale University Art Gallery.
Funding: Ann Marie and Robert F. Shapiro.
 
 
 
Wayne Thiebaud
Downgrade
1979
  The Icing on the Cake: Selected Prints by Wayne Thiebaud
Corcoran Museum, Washington, D.C.
Feb. 3-Apr. 22, 2001
More than 60 etchings, lithographs and monotypes dating from 1963 to the present in a show organized in conjunction with the retrospective at the Phillips Collection (see below).
Curator: Eric Denker, Corcoran.
Funding: President's Exhibition Fund.
 
 
 
Gilbert & George
Nineteen Ninety Nine
1999
  Gilbert & George: Nineteen Ninety Nine
Museum of Contemporary Art, Chicago
Feb. 3-Aug. 26, 2001
A quadripartite photo piece that juxtaposes supergraphic images of urine and blood cells with self-portraits by the contemporary British art duo. The show is part of the MCA's three-year series "Hope = Life: Living in the New Age of AIDS."
Curator: Michael Rooks, MCA Chicago.
Funding: Abbott Laboratories.
Also on view, "Original Language: Highlights from the MCA Collection," Feb. 3-Aug. 26. 2001, featuring works by Doug Aitken, Matthew Barney, Donald Judd, Jeff Koons, Bruce Nauman and Paul Pfeiffer.
 
 
 
Laura Whipple
Tea Party
1994
  Almost Warm and Fuzzy: Childhood and Contemporary Art
P.S. 1 Contemporary Art Center
Feb. 4-Apr. 8, 2001
Some 40 paintings, sculptures and installations that explore innocence and nostalgia, comic-strip heroes and science fiction, fairy tales and computer games. Works by the Art Guys, Kim Dingle, Tom Friedman, Mike Kelley, Jeff Koons, Takashi Murakami, Tim Rollins and K.O.S., Sandy Skoglund, Laurie Simmons, more.
Curators: Susan Lubowsky Talbott, the Des Moines Art Center; Lea Rosson DeLong, formerly of the Des Moines Art Center.
Tour: Circulated by Independent Curators International (ICI), New York, the show has appeared in Tacoma and Scottsdale and subsequently travels to the Fundacio la Caixa, Barcelona, Apr. 26-July 8, 2001; Crocker Art Museum, Sacramento, Aug. 30-Nov. 4, 2001; Memphis Brooks Museum of Art, May 30- Jul. 28, 2002; and the Art Gallery of Hamilton, Ontario, Nov. 24, 2001-Jan. 20, 2002.
Funding: Roberta and Howard Ahmanson, Greater Des Moines Foundation, Maddie Levitt, Meredith Corporation.
Also opening, "Erik Steinbrecher: Couch Park," Feb. 4-May, 2001, new works on paper by the contemporary Swiss artist and architect.
 
 
 
Peter Sarkisian
Hover
1999
  Making Time: Considering Time as a Material in Contemporary Video and Film
UCLA Hammer Museum
Feb. 4-Apr. 29, 2001
32 works by 28 artists, including Vito Acconci, Darren Almond, Francis Alÿs, Alex Bag, John Baldessari, Lynda Benglis, Stan Douglas, Douglas Gordon, Rodney Graham, Gary Hill, Bruce Nauman, Nam June Paik, Sam Taylor-Wood, Diana Thater and Andy Warhol.
Curator: Amy Cappellazzo, Palm Beach Institute of Contemporary Art, where the show first appeared.
Catalogue: 97 pp., $25. Essays by UCLA film and video historian Peter Wollen; Adriano Pedrosa, associate curator for the Sao Paulo Bienal in 1998 and 2000; and Cappellazzo.
Funding: Robert and Mary Montgomery, Republic Security Bank.
Also on view, new projects by artists Arturo Herrera and Francesca Gabbiani.
 
 
 
Meyer Vaisman
Untitled Turkey XXII/(Pavo Sin título XXII)
1993
  Ultrabaroque: Aspects of Post-Latin American Art
Modern Art Museum of Fort Worth
Jan. 14-May 6, 2001
16 contemporary artists of Latin American heritage, including Miguel Calderón, Maria Fernanda Cardoso, Josá Antonio Hernández-Diez, Yishi Jusidman, Iñigo Manglano-Ovalle, Valeska Soares and Adriana Varejão, explore the notion of "ultrabaroque" as a metaphor for postmodernism.
Curators: Elizabeth Armstrong, MCA San Diego; and independent curator Victor Zamudio-Taylor.
Tour: The show premiered at MCA San Diego and subsequently travels to SFMOMA, Aug. 18, 2001-Jan. 2, 2002, the Art Gallery of Ontario, Jan. 30-Apr. 28, 2002, the Miami Art Museum, June 20-Aug. 24, 2002, and the Walker Art Center, Oct. 13, 2002-Jan. 5, 2003.
Catalogue: 212 pp., bilingual essays by Paulo Herkenhof, director of the XXIV Bienal de São Paulo and adjunct curator at MoMA; Serge Gruzinski, research director at the Center for Latin American Studies, University of Paris; and Zamudio-Taylor and Armstrong.
Funding: Rockefeller Foundation; National Endowment for the Arts; Andy Warhol Foundation for the Visual Arts; Wallace-Reader's Digest Funds; Mandell Weiss Charitable Trust; Continental Airlines; Mary Keough Lyman; Christie's; and Consejo Nacional para la Cultura y las Artes.
 
 
 
Edvard Munch
Anxiety
1896
  Edvard Munch: Psyche, Symbol and Expression
McMullen Museum of Art, Boston College
Feb. 4-May 21, 2001
25 paintings and 58 prints drawn from private and public collections in the U.S. and Norway.
Curator: Jeffery Howe, Boston College.
Catalogue: 240 pp., $55.
 
 
 
Jean-Léon Gérôme
Pollice Verso/Thumbs Down
1872
(detail)
  Gérôme and Goupil: Art and Enterprise
Dahesh Museum, New York
Feb. 6-May 5, 2001
20 paintings by the late 19th-century French academic master Jean-Leon Gérôme and the prints made after them by his dealer and printmaker, Goupil et Cie. Gérôme's Pollice Verso/Thumbs Down (1872) supposedly provided inspiration for the Ridley Scott's film Gladiator (2000).
Curators: David J. Farmer, Dahesh Museum; DeCourcy E. McIntosh, Frick Art and Historical Center; Hélène Lafont-Couturier, Musée d'Aquitaine and Musée Goupil; Pierre-Lin Renié, Musée Goupil.
Tour: The show is organized with the Musée Goupil, Bordeaux, and the Frick Art and Historical Center, Pittsburgh, where it appears June 7-Aug. 12, 2001.
Catalogue: $45. Essays by Gerald Ackerman, Hélène Lafont-Couturier, Régine Bigorne, Stephen R. Edidin, DeCourcy E. McIntosh and Florence Rionnet.
Funding: Isaacson Draper Foundation; National Endowment for the Arts; Citibank Private Bank; French Embassy.
 
 
 
Parmigianino
The Nativity with the Virgin in Glory and Saint Anthony of Padua
ca. 1525-26
  Correggio and Parmigianino: Master Draftsmen of the Renaissance
Metropolitan Museum of Art
Feb. 6-May 6, 2001
130 works on paper by two masters of the Emilian School of early 16th-century Italy. The show is co-organized with the British Museum, London.
Curator: Carmen Bambach, Metropolitan.
Tour: The show was at the British Museum, Oct. 6, 2000-Jan. 7, 2001.
Funding: Parmalat; Schiff Foundation.
 
 
 
Martin Puryear
Ladder for Booker T. Washington
1996
(detail)
  Martin Puryear
Virginia Museum of Fine Arts, Richmond
Feb. 6-May 2, 2001
The first major museum showing of the artist's work since his mid-career retrospective in 1991-92 features 12 sculptures crafted of wood, rattan and mesh in the last decade.
Curator: Margo Crutchfield, VMFA.
Future stops: Miami Art Museum, June 22-Aug. 26, 2001; University of California at Berkeley Art Museum, Sept. 12-Dec. 30, 2001; Seattle Art Museum, Jan. 17, 2002-Apr. 14, 2002.
Catalogue: 72 pp.
 
 
 
Woman in Parking Lot from
If/Then: Design Implications in New Media
Issue 01
Photo Bart Hendriks
  Workspheres
Museum of Modern Art, New York
Feb. 8-Apr. 22, 2001
Custom-built models of futuristic tools and portable work environments by six international design teams -- N.Y.-based architecture firm LOT/EK; MIT Media Lab; Tokyo-based product design firm IDEO; and Dutch design from Jongeriuslab among them -- as well as examples of products and design solutions already in existence.
Curators: Paola Antonelli and Sarah Robins, MoMA.
Catalogue: $35. Includes essays by Antonelli, Larry Keeli, Christopher Budd, John Thackera and Aura Oslapas, as well as interviews with Bruce Mau, Francis Duffy and Michael Brill.
Funding: Haworth, Inc.; Herman Miller Inc.; Knoll, Inc.; Steelcase Inc.; Xerox Foundation; Peter Norton; Norton Family Foundation; Norman and Rosita Winston Foundation; Junior Associates of the Museum of Modern Art.
 
 
 
Kitagawa Utamaro
Needlework Interrupted by a Cat
ca. 1797-98
  The Max Palevsky Collection of Japanese Woodblock Prints
Los Angeles County Museum of Art
Feb. 8-May 18, 2001
Nearly 50 prints from the collector's 25-year-old stash -- including works by Okumura Masanobu (1686-1764), Suzuki Harunobu (1725-1770), Kitagawa Utamaro (1753-1806) and Katsushika Hokusai (1760-1849).
Curators: Robert T. Singer and Hollis Goodall, LACMA.
 
 
 
Max Ernst
The Antipope
ca. 1941
  The Global Guggenheim: Selections from the Extended Collection
Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum
Feb. 9-Apr. 22, 2001
Approximately 175 works spanning a century of international modernism, from Constantin Brancusi to Robert Rauschenberg.
Curator: Carmen Gimenez, Guggenheim.
Funding: Fireman's Fund Insurance Company, Delta Air Lines.
Also on view: "Hugo Boss Prize 2000: Marjetica Potrc," Feb. 9-Apr. 29, 2001.
 
 
 
Graciela Iturbide
Angelito Mexicano (Mexican Cherub), Chalma, State of Mexico
1984
  Graciela Iturbide: Images of the Spirit
Museum of Fine Arts, Santa Fe
Feb. 9-Apr. 22, 2001
100 gelatin silver prints by one of Mexico's most celebrated contemporary photographers.
Curator: Michael E. Hoffman, Philadelphia Museum of Art.
Tour: The show originated at the Philadelphia Museum in June 1998 and has appeared at several venues since. This is the final stop.
Catalogue: 120 pp., $40 (paper).
Funding: U.S.-Mexico Fund for Culture, a joint initiative of Mexico's National Fund for Culture and the Arts (FONCA); Bancomer Cultural Foundation; Rockefeller Foundation; Pew Charitable Trusts.
 
 
 
Wayne Thiebaud
Three Machines
1963
  Wayne Thiebaud: A Paintings Retrospective
The Phillips Collection, Washington, D.C.
Feb. 10-Apr. 29, 2001
His first full retrospective in over 15 years, organized by the Fine Arts Museums of San Francisco in celebration of the artist's 80th birthday, features approximately 100 oil paintings, watercolors and pastels tracing the artist's development from the 1950s to the present.
Curator: The show was organized by the Fine Arts Museums of San Francisco.
Catalogue: 216 pp; includes essays by Steven A. Nash, Fine Arts Museums of San Francisco; writer and critic Adam Gopnik.
Funding: National Endowment for the Arts; the catalogue is supported in part by a grant from Sotheby's.
 
 
 
Lee Friedlander
Maria
1959
Collection: Museum of Photographic Arts
  The Model Wife
Art Institute of Chicago
Feb. 10-May 6, 2001
144 photographs by 20th-century photographers of their spouses, including the Mrs. Aldoph de Meyer, Alfred Stieglitz, Edward Weston, Harry Callahan, Emmet Gowin, Lee Friedlander, Nicholas Nixon, Masahisa Fukase and Seiichi Furuya.
Curator: Colin Westerbeck, Art Institute of Chicago.
Catalogue: by Arthur Ollman, 212 pp.
Tour: The exhibition first appeared at the Museum of Photographic Arts, San Diego, its organizing institution, Oct. 22-Jan. 21, 2001.
 
 
 
James Turrell
Wide Out
1998
  James Turrell: Infinite Light
Scottsdale Museum of Contemporary Art
Feb. 11-June 10, 2001
An overview of the perceptual artist's "Roden Crater Project" tracing its conceptual development and structural changes from the 1970s to the present; seven of Turrell's room-size light installations; a selection of his gallery works from the 1970s and 1980s; and a new permanent outdoor sculpture from his "Skyspace" series.
Curators: Robert E. Knight and Debra L. Hopkins, Scottsdale MOCA.
Funding: Flinn Foundation.
 
 
    Mythic Proportions: Paintings in the Eighties
Museum of Contemporary Art, North Miami
Feb. 11-Apr. 29, 2001
30 Brobdingnagian artists from the '80s, including Georg Baselitz, Jean-Michel Basquiat, Sandro Chia, Francesco Clemente, George Condo, Peter Halley, Keith Haring, Anselm Kiefer, Sherrie Levine, Allan McCollum, Elizabeth Murray, Richard Prince, Gerhard Richter, David Salle, Julian Schnabel, Philip Taaffe, Meyer Vaisman and Christopher Wool.
Curator: Bonnie Clearwater, MCA.
 
 
 
Donnie Seals, Jr.
Untitled
2000
  The Journey: The Next Hundred Years
Museum of Contemporary Art, Chicago
Feb. 13-Mar. 4, 2001
African-American daily life in Chicago, via 100 photos by 60 photographers, including Pulitzer Prize winning photojournalists John H. White and Ovie Carter.
Curator: Organized by the Chicago Alliance of African-American Photographers (CAAP).
Funding: Chicago Tribune; Eastman Kodak Company; Omega Psi Phi Fraternity's Rho Gamma Gamma Graduate Chapter in Chicago.
Also on view, "Alexander Calder in Focus: Works from the Leonard and Ruth Horwich Family Loan," Feb. 10-July 8, 2001.
 
 
 
William Trost Richards
Moonlight on Mount Lafayette, New Hampshire
1873
  William Trost Richards in the Metropolitan Museum
Metropolitan Museum of Art
Feb. 13-May 13, 2001
The first American drawings acquired by the Met were by this Hudson River School artist, and they are being put on display along with several recent acquisitions.
Curator: Kevin J. Avery, Met Museum.
 
 
    The Cos Cob Art Colony: Impressionists on the Connecticut Shore
National Academy of Design Museum, New York
Feb. 14-May 13, 2001
More than 60 works by 12 artists document an art community that thrived from 1890 until about 1920. Includes works by John Twachtman, Theodore Robinson, Childe Hassam and J. Alden Weir.
Curator: Susan Larkin.
Tour: MFA Houston, June 17-Sept. 16, 2001; Denver Art Museum, Oct. 27, 2001-Jan. 20, 2002.
Catalogue: $45 (hardcover).
 
 
 
Wolfgang Laib
Milkstone
1987-89
  Wolfgang Laib: A Retrospective
Henry Art Gallery, University of Washington
Feb. 15-Apr. 29, 2001
The German artist's Minimalist installations of milk, pollen, beeswax, rice and stone. Not for the allergic.
Curator: Klauss Ottmann, American Federation of Arts. Organized at the Henry Art Gallery by Elizabeth Brown.
Tour: The show premiered at the Hirshhorn Museum and subsequently travels to the Dallas Museum of Art, May. 29-Sept. 2, 2001; the Scottsdale Museum of Contemporary Art, Oct. 5-Dec. 30, 2001; and the Museum of Contemporary Art, San Diego/La Jolla, Jan. 25-April 21, 2002. Its final presentation will be at the Haus der Kunst, Munich, Oct. 8-Jan. 5, 2003.
Catalogue: 120 pp., $55 (hardcover). Includes essays by Ottmann; Margit Rowell, formerly chief curator of the department of drawings at MoMA; and a conversation between the artist and Harald Szeemann.
Funding: American Federation of Arts; Parmalat USA; Allen Foundation for the Arts; Henry Art Gallery's Special Exhibitions Initiative donors; Kayla Skinner Fund; and Contemporary Art Fund.
 
 
 
Tom Friedman
Untitled
1995
  Tom Friedman
Aspen Art Museum
Feb. 16-April 15, 2001
The first mid-career survey of the quirky American conceptual artist includes 30 of his sculptures, installations, drawings and photographs dating from 1989 to the present.
Curator: Ron Platt, Southeastern Center for Contemporary Art, Winston-Salem, N.C.
Tour: The show had its debut at the Chicago MCA and subsequently appears at the Southeastern Center, July 14-Sept. 24, 2001, and the New Museum, New York, Oct. 11, 2001-Jan. 17, 2002.
Catalogue: 88 pp., $19.95 (softbound). Essays by Platt and Michele Rowe-Shields, former director of the Southeastern Center for Contemporary Art.
Funding: Lannan Foundation; Elizabeth Firestone Graham Foundation; Art for Art's Sake; AAM National Council.
 
 
 
Noriaki Hayashi
Perfect World Series: *Twinkle*Twinkle*
1999
(detail)
  The First Steps: Emerging Artists from Japan
Grey Art Gallery, New York
Feb. 16-Apr. 14, 2001
7 Japanese artists between the ages of 20 and 40 -- selected from over 1,000 applicants -- make their debut in New York.
Curator: Lynn Gumpert, Grey Art Gallery.
Funding: Philip Morris International Inc.
 
 
 
Delphine A. Fawundo
Patiently Waiting
1995
(detail)
  Committed to the Image: Contemporary Black Photographers
Brooklyn Museum of Art
Feb. 16-Apr. 29, 2001
188 works by 94 black artists -- including Gordon Parks, Jeffrey Henson Scales, Frank Stuart and Kwame Barthwaite.
Curator: Barbara Head Millstein, BMA.
Catalogue: $24.95 (softcover) and $39.95 (hardcover). Includes essays by poet Debya P. Patnaik and Clyde Taylor, film historian, cultural critic and essayist.
Funding: Socialstep.com is a media sponsor.
 
 
    In Plato's Studio: Fragments and Restorations
Museum of Fine Arts, Santa Fe
Feb. 16-July 30, 2001
Contemporary installation artist Eleanor Rappe's "fictional archeology" of the philosopher's studio includes: prints, sculpture, mosaics, potsherds and portraits of other classical philosophers.
Curator: Aline Brandauer, Museum of Fine Arts.
 
 
 
Vincent van Gogh
Stairway at Auvers
1890
  Vincent van Gogh and the Painters of the Petit Boulevard
Saint Louis Art Museum
Feb. 17-May 13, 2001
More than 70 paintings and works on paper by van Gogh and his French avant-garde contemporaries -- Paul Gauguin, Charles Angrand, Emile Bernard, Henri de Toulouse-Lautrec, Louis Antequin, Camille and Lucien Pissarro, George Seurat and Paul Signac.
Curator: Cornelia Homburg, SLAM.
Tour: The exhibition travels to the Staedel in Frankfurt, Germany, in the summer of 2001.
Catalogue: Essays by Homburg, Elizabeth Childs, John House and Richard Thomson.
Funding: William T. Kempner Foundation, Commerce Bank Trustee; Commerce Bank; the Arthur and Helen Baer Foundation.
 
 
 
Edward Ruscha
1984
1967
  Edward Ruscha: Editions 1959-1999
Austin Museum of Art
Feb. 17-April 29, 2001
Early screenprints to recent mass-produced, nontextual books. Curator: Siri Engberg, Walker Art Center.
Tour: The show has appeared at the Walker, LACMA and the University of South Florida Contemporary Art Museum, Tampa.
Funding: Lannan Foundation; Dayton's Frango Fund; Eli Broad Family Foundation; Goldman, Sachs & Co.; Douglas S. Cramer Foundation; Richard Florsheim Art Fund; Christie's.
Catalogue: 350 pp., $85 (hardcover).
 
 
 
Alice Neel
Andy Warhol
  Alice Neel
Philadelphia Museum of Art
Feb. 18-Apr. 15, 2001
A traveling show of 75 paintings and watercolors -- many of which have never been previously exhibited -- celebrate the centennial of the popular portraitist's birth.
Tour: The show premiered at the Whitney Museum and subsequently continues on to the Walker Art Center, June 1-Sept. 2, 2001, and the Denver Art Museum, Oct. 6-Dec. 30, 2001.
Catalogue: 198 pp., $46 (clothbound) and $28 (paper). With essays and entries by Temkin and Richard Flood, Walker Art Center.
 
 
 
Ernesto Neto
Sister Naves
1999
  Bodyspace
Baltimore Museum of Art
Feb. 18-May 27, 2001
Room-sized environments by Robert Gober, Ernesto Neto, Cady Noland, DoHo Suh, Felix-Gonzalez-Torres, others.
Curator: Helen Molesworth, BMA.
Funding: T. Roe Price; Suzanne F. Cohen; and the Peter Norton Family Foundation.
 
 
 
Gordon Parks
Muhammad Ali
1970
  Half Past Autumn: The Art of Gordon Parks
Cincinnati Art Museum
Feb. 18-May 6, 20001
200 photographs, plus films, novels, manuscripts, poetry and music by the 88-year-old African American artist.
Tour: The show originated at the Corcoran Gallery and has appeared at several other venues. After Cincinnati, it travels to the Chicago Historical Society (Oct.-Dec., 2001).
Catalogue: 360 pp., $65 (hardcover) and $45 (softcover). Features an essay by Philip Brookman, Corcoran Gallery.
Funding: Ford Motor Company; AOL Time Warner Inc.; PNC; Time Warner Cable.
 
 
 
Antoine-Louis Barye
Horse Attacked by Lion
1833
  Nature Leashed and Unleashed: Bayre and 19th-century Animal Sculptures
Virginia Museum of Fine Arts, Richmond
Feb. 20-July 22, 2001
Approximately 30 of the French artist Antoine-Louis Barye's super-real beasts from the collection of Mrs. Nelson L. St. Clair and the museum's permanent collection -- including recent gifts from the estate of Paul Mellon.
Curator: Kathleen Schrader, VMFA.
 
 
    Shaping the Great City: Modern Architecture in Central Europe, 1890-1937
Getty Center, Los Angeles
Feb. 20-May 6, 2001
Works by 45 architects and designers from before and after WWI, with particular emphasis given to the contributions of Viennese architects Otto Wagner and Alfred Loos.
Curator: Wim de Wit, Getty Research Institute.
Tour: The show appeared at the Municipal House in Prague and the Canadian Center for Architecture in Montreal. Following its presentation at the Getty, it goes to the Kunstforum in Vienna, June 14-Aug. 26, 2001.
Catalogue: 272 pp. with five essays and 14 studies of individual cities and time periods.
 
 
 
Paul McCarthy
Hotdog
1974
  Paul McCarthy
New Museum of Contemporary Art
Feb. 22-May 13, 2001
Approximately 100 drawings, videos, sculptures and installations spanning the last 25 years of the controversial L.A.-based artist's career.
Curators: Lisa Phillips and Dan Cameron, New Museum.
Tour: The show first appeared at MOCA, L.A., Nov. 12, 200-Jan. 21, 2001.
Catalogue: 264 pp., with essays by Anthony Vidler, Cameron, and an introduction by Phillips.
Funding: Andy Warhol Foundation for the Visual Arts; Norman and Rosita Wilson Foundation; New York State Council on the Arts; Producers Council of the New Museum of Contemporary Art, New York.
 
 
    Kenneth Josephson: A Retrospective
Whitney Museum of American Art
Feb. 22-May 27, 2001
A survey of photographs by an "under-recognized" contemporary artist who is known for using perspectival distortions and conceptual tricks as well as for nudes and straightforward street photos.
Curator: Sylvia Wolf, Whitney Museum.
Catalogue: Includes essays by Wolf and Andy Grundberg, and an interview with the artist.
Funding: American Airlines; LaSalle Banks; Lannan Foundation.
 
 
 
Bruce Yonemoto
The Wedding
1999
  Bruce Yonemoto
Institute of Contemporary Art, Philadelphia
Feb. 24-Apr. 22, 2001
The Los Angeles-based artist's first solo American museum show features video installations that he executed last year for the InterCommunciation Center in Tokyo -- including the large, three-channel work Hanabi Fireworks.
Curator: Claudia Gould, ICA.
Catalogue: 47 pp., $10 (softbound). With essays by Yonemoto, Carole Ann Konarides and Takuo Komatsuzaki.
Funding: Barbara Wise; Commonwealth of Pennsylvania Council on the Arts and the Advisory Board.
Also on view, three of the Philadelphia-based artist Clint Takeda's surrealistic sculptures (Feb. 24-Apr. 22, 2001).
 
 
 
Louise Dahl-Wolfe
William Edmondson and Miss Louisa
ca. 1934-7
  The Art of William Edmondson
High Museum of Art, Atlanta
Feb. 16-May 19, 2001
40 of the 20th-century, self-taught African American artist's limestone sculptures -- and more than 40 historical photographs by Edward Weston, Louise Dahl-Wolfe and Consuelo Kanaga documenting his working process.
Curators: Lynne Spriggs, High Museum.
Tour: The show premiered at the Cheekwood Museum of Art, Nashville, its organizing institution, and has appeared at the Museum of American Folk Art and the Memorial Art Gallery, Rochester, New York. After the High Museum, it travels to the Mennello Museum of American Folk Art, Orlando, June 2-Aug. 26, 2001.
Funding: Henry Luce Foundation, Inc; National Endowment for the Arts.
 
 
 
Rosemarie Trockel
The Postcard
2000
  Rosemarie Trockel Drawings
The Drawing Center, New York
Feb. 24-Apr. 7, 2001
100 works by the German contemporary artist in her first museum show of drawings.
Curator: Jonas Storsve, Musée national d'arte moderne, Centre Pompidou, Paris.
Catalogue: 90 pp., text in French. Tour: The show first appeared at the Pompidou last fall.
Funding: Institut für Auslandsbeziehungen, Germany; Andy Warhol Foundation for the Visual Arts.
Also on view, more than 50 pictographic drawings on paper towels by the First Nations artist Norval Morrisseau (Ojibwa, b. 1932) -- dating from 1969, including a series created when the artist was in prison.
 
 
 
R. M. Schindler with AGIC, Henry Braxton and Viola Brothers Shore Residence (project)
Venice, Ca.
1928
  The Architecture of R. M. Schindler
Museum of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles
Feb. 25-June 3, 2001
More than 100 original drawings, 90 archival and new photographs, 15 large-scale models and 12 examples of original and reproduction furniture chronicle the Vienna-born modernist's designs, from the 1910s to the early 1950s, tracing his early days from Vienna, to Chicago, and finally Los Angeles.
Curators: Elizabeth A.T. Smith, MCA Chicago (and former MOCA curator); Michael Darling, MOCA.
Tour: National Building Museum, Washington, D.C., June 29-Oct. 7, 2001; Museum of Applied Arts (MAK), Vienna, Austria, Nov. 13, 2001-Feb. 10, 2002.
Catalogue: 288 pp.
Funding: Ron Burkle Endowment for Architecture and Design Programs; National Endowment for the Arts; Gensler; Cynthia A. Miscikowski and Douglas Ring, Kelly Lynch and Mitch Glazer; Austrian Cultural Institute and the Austrian Consulate General in Los Angeles; Homasote Company.
 
 
 
Henry Moore
Maquette for Fallen Warrior
1956
  Henry Moore, Sculpting the 20th Century
Dallas Museum of Art
Feb. 25-May 27, 2001
The first U.S. retrospective of Moore's work in nearly 20 years features 207 works -- including drawings, maquettes, plasters, wood and stone carvings, and large bronzes -- spanning the artist's 60-year career.
Curators: Dorothy Kosinski, DMA; David Mitchinson, Henry Moore Foundation.
Tour: California Palace of the Legion of Honor, San Francisco, June 24-Sept. 16, 2001; National Gallery of Art, Washington, D.C., Oct. 21, 2001-Jan. 27, 2002.
Catalogue: 317 pp., $50. With essays by Julian Andrews; Anita Feldman Bennet; Elizabeth Brown; David Cohen; Steven A. Nash; Harriet F. Senie; Alan Wilkinson.
Funding: Jean Baptiste "Tad" Adoue III Fund of the Dallas. Foundation; TXU Electric; Texas Instruments; Dallas Museum of Art League; The Dallas Morning News; WFAA TV-Channel 8.
 
 
 
Maurice Denis
Eurydice
ca. 1905
  Beyond the Easel: Decorative Paintings by Bonnard, Vuillard, Denis and Roussel 1890-1930
Art Institute of Chicago
Feb. 25-May 28, 2001
85 works by the most highly successful "painter-decorators."
Curator: Gloria Groom, Art Institute.
Tour: Metropolitan Museum of Art, June 18-Sept. 9, 2001.
Catalogue: 250 pp.
Funding: Sara Lee Foundation.
 
 
 
William Kentridge
Switchboard Room
1998-99
drawing for the film Stereoscope
  William Kentridge
Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden
Feb. 28-May 13, 2001
More than ten animated short films -- open-ended narratives of personal pathos, social inequity and civil strife, often accompanied by a cello score and sound effects -- and some 70 related figure drawings created since the late 1980s by South African artist William Kentridge (b. 1955).
Curators: Dan Cameron, New Museum, New York; Staci Boris, Museum of Contemporary Art, Chicago; Neal Benezra, Art Institute of Chicago.
Catalogue: 176 pp.
Tour: New Museum, May 27-Sept. 16, 2001; MCA Chicago, Oct. 13, 2001-Jan. 6, 2002; Contemporary Arts Museum, Houston, Feb.-May 2002; L.A. County Museum of Art, June-Sept. 2002.
 
 
 
King David
ca. 1320
  The Treasury of Basel Cathedral
Metropolitan Museum of Art
Feb. 28-May 27, 2001
More than 75 items -- including ecclesiastical objects of gold, silver and precious stones -- once lost from the fabled treasury of Basel's cathedral due to political turmoil in early 19th-century Switzerland, reunited and shown in the U.S. for the first time.
Curator: Timothy Husband, Met Museum. The exhibition has been organized by the Met with the Historisches Museum Basel.
Funding: Pro Helvetia, Arts Council of Switzerland; Andrew W. Mellon Foundation; William Randolph Hearst Foundation.