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      New This Month in U.S. Museums
 
 
 
Laylah Ali
Untitled
2001
  Laylah Ali: Paintings on Paper
Albright Knox Art Gallery
Jan. 11-Apr. 6, 2003
Small gouache drawings addressing race, politics and power
Curators: Dr. Lisa Fischman (Atlanta College of Art Gallery) and Claire Schneider (Albright-Knox)
 
 
 
Anthony van Dyck
Rinaldo and Armida
1628-29
  A Grand Legacy: Five Centuries of European Art
Baltimore Museum of Art
Opening Jan. 12, 2003
European art from the 15th- through the 19th-century, featuring Anthony van Dyck's monumental Rinaldo and Armida (1629), inaugurates the museum's renovated Jacobs Wing galleries, originally designed by John Russell Pope and now given a $1.9-million modernization
Curator: Sona Johnston (BMA)
Funding: Richard C. von Hess Foundation
 
 
 
Albert Eugene Gallatin
May Composition
1936
  The Park Avenue Cubists: Gallatin, Morris, Frelinghuysen and Shaw
Grey Art Gallery, NYU
Jan. 14-Mar. 29, 2003
50 paintings by four artists from the American Abstract Artists group -- Albert Eugene Gallatin, George L.K. Morris, Suzy Frelinghuysen and Charles B. Shaw -- known during the Depression Era as the "Park Avenue Cubists" for their patrician backgrounds and affluence
Curator: Debra Bricker Balken
Catalogue: Published by Ashgate, Ltd., with essays by Balken and Robert S. Lubar
Tour: Addison Gallery of American Art at Phillips Academy, Andover, Mass., Apr. 22-July 31, 2003, and the Harn Museum of Art, University of Florida, Gainesville, Sept. 2-Nov. 30, 2003
 
 
    Edgar Degas: Defining the Modernist Edge
Yale University Art Gallery
Jan. 14-May 18, 2003
Paintings, etchings, drawings, bronze and wax sculptures focusing on the artist's acute skills of observation and their importance to 20th-century modernism
Curator: Jennifer Gross (Yale)
Catalogue: Essays by Gross, Suzanne Boorsch, Susan Casteras, Helen Cooper, Jill DeVonyar, Susan Greenberg, Richard Kendall, Edgar Munhall, $16.95
Also on view: "The Once and Future Art Gallery: Renewing Yale's Oldest Museum," Jan. 21-May 18, 2003
 
 
 
Horace Pippin
Self-Portrait
1944
  African-American Artists, 1929-1945: Prints, Drawings and Paintings in the Metropolitan Museum of Art
Metropolitan Museum of Art
Jan. 15, 2002-May 4, 2003
More than 80 works -- many drawn from 200 prints donated to the museum in 1999 by Reba and Dave Williams -- that focus on daily life during the Harlem Renaissance, the Depression and World War II
Curators: Lisa M. Messinger, William S. Lieberman (Met)
Funding: Fletcher Foundation, Fletcher Asset Management
 
 
 
Monticello's south wall
  Framing the West at Monticello: Thomas Jefferson and the Lewis and Clark Expedition
Thomas Jefferson Foundation, Monticello, Va.
Jan. 15-May 4, 2003
On the 200th anniversary of the beginning of the Lewis and Clark Expedition, a recreation of the display of natural history specimens, Native American objects, European art, a model of an Egyptian pyramid, mastodon bones and more, put on view in Monticello's entrance hall by the second president as an educational exhibition.
 
 
    Alfred Jensen: Concordance
Santa Monica Museum of Art
Jan. 15-Apr. 19, 2003
The first comprehensive West Coast solo of the late numberphiliac painter features 10 monumental canvases from the Dia Center for the Arts
Curator: Lynne Cooke (Dia Center)
Catalogue: 96 pp. (Dia)
 
 
 
A work by Mary Frank in "Clay Works"
  Clay Works: 20th-Century American Ceramics from the Everson Museum of Art
UBS Paine Webber Art Gallery, New York
Jan. 16-Mar. 28, 2003
The first New York showing of the Emerson ceramic collection features more than 60 works, ranging from turn-of-the-century Art Pottery to modernist sculptures and non-utilitarian vessels by Robert Arneson, Mary Frank, Roy Lichtenstein, Peter Voulkos and other artists
 
 
 
Seder Meal, the Abrahamsen family, Tredheim, 1926
  Jewish Life and Culture in Norway: Wergeland's Legacy
Scandinavia House, New York
Jan. 17-Mar. 22, 2003
The history of the Norwegian Jewish population is shown through photographs, interviews and artifacts
 
 
 
Andreas Feininger
Nude against Sea
1933
  Andreas Feininger
Frances Lehman Loeb Art Center, Vassar College
Jan. 17-Apr. 12, 2003
A retrospective exhibition of 60 photographs by the longtime Life Magazine staffer (who died in 1999), selected from a gift of 72 prints by the artist's widow, Wysse Feininger
Curator: Joel Smith (Vassar)
Funding: Horace W. Goldsmith Foundation
 
 
 
Marsden Hartley
Military
1913
  Marsden Hartley
Wadsworth Atheneum Museum of Art
Jan. 17-Apr. 20, 2003
85 paintings and 21 works on paper from every stage of the artist's career, including the early and controversial "War Motif" series
Curator: Elizabeth Mankin Kornhauser
Catalogue: 330 pp., 150 color illustrations, 50 black-and-white images, hardback $55, softcover $ 39.95
Tour: Phillips Collection, Washington, D.C., June 7-Sept. 7, 2003; Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art, Kansas City, Mo., Oct. 11, 2003-Jan. 4, 2004
Funding: United Technologies Corp., Henry Luce Foundation
 
 
 
Leon Golub
Mercenaries
1979
  War (What is it Good For?)
Museum of Contemporary Art Chicago
Jan. 18-May 18, 2003
The first post-9/11 museum exhibition to address the newly militant U.S. mood, via works by Leon Golub, Barbara Kruger, Mike Kelley, Andy Warhol and others drawn from the museum collection
Curator: Michael Rooks, ICA
Also on view: "Categorically Speaking," Jan. 18-May 18, 2003, and Juan Angel Chavez, Jan. 3-Feb. 2, 2003
 
 
    The Royal Art Lodge: Ask the Dusk
Drawing Center, New York
Jan. 18-Mar. 8, 2003
The first major museum survey (co-organized with the Power Plant, Toronto) of the low-tech, humorous works by the group of artists known as the Royal Art Lodge: Michael Dumontier, Hollie Dzama, Marcel Dzama, Neil Farber, Drue Langlois, Myles Langlois, Jonathan Pylypchuk and Adrian Williams
Curators: Wayne Baerwaldt (Power Plant), Joseph R. Wolin
 
 
    Kara Walker: Narratives of a Negress
Tang Teaching Museum and Art Gallery, Skidmore College
A survey of works by the provocative African-American artist, including the 50-foot-long mural Gone..., not seen since its debut in 1994 at the Drawing Center, and the "Negress Notes" series of 24 watercolors from 1996
Curators: Ian Berry (Tang), Darby English (Clark Art Institute), Vivian Patterson (Williams College Museum), Mark Reinhardt (Williams)
Tour: Williams College Museum of Art, Aug. 30-Dec. 5, 2003
Catalogue: 208 pp., MIT Press
 
 
 
Mark Dion
When Dinosaurs Ruled the Earth (Toys R U.S.)
1995
  Mark Dion: Full House
Aldrich Museum of Contemporary Art, Ridgefield, Conn.
Jan. 19-Apr. 13, 2003
Seven installation works, 80 drawings, a collection of the artist's journals from 1990 to the present and Vivarium, a terrarium containing a 22-foot-long fallen tree
Catalogue: Introduction by Richard Klein and interview with the artist by Bree Edwards
Also on view: "Carl Ostendarp: 189 Drawings," Jan. 19-Mar. 23, 2003, and "Janice Caswell, " Jan. 19-Apr. 27, 2003
 
 
 
Ellsworth Kelly
Red Green Blue
  Ellsworth Kelly: Red Green Blue
Museum of Contemporary Art, San Diego
Jan. 19-Apr. 13, 2003
14 paintings and 35 related drawings, collages and photos focus on the pivotal 1958-65 period in the artist's career
Curator: Toby Kamps (MCASD)
Catalogue: 128 pp., essays by Kamps, critic Dave Hickey, and scholars Roberta Bernstein and Sarah K. Rich
Funding: ResMed
Tour: Museum of Fine Arts, Houston, Apr. 27-July 27, 2003; Whitney Museum of American Art, New York, Aug. 10-Nov. 3, 2003
 
 
 
Edouard Vuillard
Woman in a Striped Dress
1895
  Edouard Vuillard
National Gallery of Art
Jan. 19-Apr. 20, 2003
Approximately 230 paintings, drawings, prints, ceramics, theater programs and folding screens, including the reunion of the decorative panel series "The Public Gardens" that was dispersed at auction in 1929
Curator: Guy Cogeval (Montreal Museum of Fine Arts) with Kimberly Jones (NGA), Laurence des Cars (Musée d'Orsay) and MaryAnne Stevens (Royal Academy of Arts)
Catalogue: 520 pp., essays by curators and others a catalogue raisonné by Cogeval is scheduled for publication in 2003
Funding: Airbus
Tour: Montreal Museum of Fine Arts, Musée d'Orsay, Paris, and the Royal Academy of Arts, London, dates to be announced
 
 
    Challenge of the Modern: African-American Artists 1925-1945
Studio Museum in Harlem
Jan. 23-Mar. 30, 2003
More than 100 works by Sargent Johnson, Jacob Lawrence, Bruce Nugent, Wilfredo Lam, James VanDerZee and others
Curator: Lowery Stokes Sims (SMH)
Catalogue: Two volumes with essays and a chronology of Modernism
Also on view: "Veni Vidi Video," and "Harlem Postcards II" Han. 23-Mar. 30, 2003
 
 
 
Leonardo da Vinci
Study of the Human Skull
  Leonardo da Vinci, Master Draftsman
Metropolitan Museum of Art
Jan. 22-Mar. 30, 2003
120 works including quick sketches, anatomical, botanical and military engineering drawings and painting studies for Adoration of the Magi, The Last Supper and Virgin and Child with St Anne
Curators: Carmen C. Bambach and George R. Goldner (Met)
Catalogue: Written by Bambach and Alessandro Cecchi, Claire Farago, Varega Forcione, Martin Kemp, Anne-Marie Logan, Pietro C. Marani, Carlo Pedretti, Carlo Vecce, Françoise Viatte and Linda Wolk-Simon
Funding: Morgan Stanley
Also on view: "Chinese Export Porcelain at the Metropolitan Museum of Art," Jan. 14-July 13, 2003
 
 
 
Carsten Höller
Light Corner
2000
  Carsten Höller
Institute of Contemporary Art, Boston
Jan. 22-Apr. 27, 2003
The first U.S. solo show by the 41-year-old Belgian environmental artist, who lives and works in Cologne, showcases several light installations and a large-scale covered slide running through the ICA space
Curator: Jessica Morgan
 
 
 
Anne Vallayer-Coster
Still Life: Flowers and Fruit
(detail)
1787
  Anne Vallayer-Coster: Painter to the Court of Marie Antoinette
The Frick Collection
Jan. 22-Mar. 23, 2002
35 paintings are included in the first retrospective of the 18th-century still-life painter, organized by the Dallas Museum of Art
Curators: Eik Kahng (Walters Art Museum) and Colin B Bailey (Frick)
 
 
 
Thomas Phillips
6th Baron Byron
1835
  Romantics and Revolutionaries: Regency Portraits from the National Portrait Gallery, London
Yale Center for British Art
Jan. 23-Mar. 30, 2003
Portraits of Wordsworth, Lord Byron, Jane Austen, Admiral Lord Nelson and some 70 others
Catalogue: By Richard Holmes with entries by David Crane, Stephen Hebron and Robert Woof
 
 
    Ellen Harvey: A Whitney for the Whitney at Philip Morris
Whitney Museum of American Art
Jan. 23-Mar. 30, 2003
394 scaled replica paintings based on the permanent collection plus newly acquired works by Jim Campbell, Luis Gisbert, Robert Lazzarini, Paul McCarthy, Paul Pfeifer, Hirsch Perlman and Jim Shaw
Curator: Shamim M. Momin
 
 
 
Marsden Hartley
Abstraction with Flowers
1913
  Debating American Modernism: Stieglitz, Duchamp and the New York Avant-Garde
Georgia O'Keeffe Museum
Jan. 24-Apr. 19, 2003
75 paintings, sculptures, photographs and works on paper by Marsden Hartley, Man Ray, Georgia O'Keeffe, Francis Picabia, Joseph Stella, Beatrice Wood and others
Curator: Debra Bricker Balken
Tour: Des Moines Art Center, Iowa, May 10-Aug. 3, 2003; Terra Museum of American Art, Chicago, Aug. 29-Nov. 30, 2003
 
 
 
Bill Viola
Silent Mountain
2001
  Bill Viola: The Passions
J. Paul Getty Museum
Jan. 24-Apr. 27, 2003
13 works, including large projection pieces and smaller LCD and plasma flat-panel displays that explore the range of human emotion
Curator: John Walsh (Getty)
Catalogue: Essays by Walsh, Peter Sellars
Tour: National Gallery, London, Oct. 22, 2003-Jan. 4, 2004; Munich State Paintings Collection, spring 2004
 
 
 
Pierre Hugyhe
Les Grands Ensembles
2001
  Hugo Boss Prize 2002: Pierre Huyghe
Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum
Jan. 24-May 4, 2003
The award show -- which includes a $50,000 prize underwritten by the clothing manufacturer -- features the film installation Les Grands Ensembles (2002) and a sculpture, L'Expédition Scintillante: Act II: Untitled (Light Show) (2002)
Catalogue: includes info on all six finalists for this year's prize
 
 
 
Dale Chihuly
Cadmium Yellow Macchia with Bright Red Lip Wrap
1992
  Fire and Form: The Art of Contemporary Glass
Norton Museum of Art, Palm Beach
Jan. 25-Mar. 23, 2003
100 works by 31 American glass artists, in a show honoring museum patron Nicki Harris
Curator: William Warmus (Norton)
Funding: The friends of Nicki Harris
 
 
 
José Antonio Hernandez-Diez
Marx
2002
  José Antonio Hernandez-Diez
SITE Santa Fe
Jan. 25-Apr. 6, 2003
Eight large-scale installations created between 1991 and 2000
Curators: Dan Cameron and Gerardo Mosquera (New Museum)
Also on view: "Nic Nicosia," Jan. 25-Apr. 6, 2003
 
 
 
Charles Clough
  Charles Clough: Newportfolio
Newport Art Museum, Newport, R.I.
Jan. 25-Apr. 13, 2003
Studio notes, drawings, sculptures and watercolors from a new series by the Postmodernist artist who became known for his abstract paintings in the 1980s
Also on view: "Alexander Nesbitt: Entropy," Jan. 25-Apr. 13, 2003
 
 
 
Andy Goldsworthy
Three Cairns
Des Moines, Iowa
2002
  Andy Goldsworthy: Three Cairns
Neuberger Museum of Art, Purchase, N.Y.
Jan. 26-Apr. 13, 2003
Large-scale photos of the British environmental artist's hand-built stone Cairns, along with several works made from chestnut tree twigs, fern, bracken and other natural materials, in a show that is co-organized with the Des Moines Art Center and the Museum of Contemporary Art, San Diego
Curators: Hugh M. Davies, David C. Copley (MCA, San Diego), Dede Young and Jacqueline Shilkoff (Neuberger)
Also on view: "Hannelore Baron: Works from 1969 to 1987," Jan. 19-Mar. 23, 2003
 
 
 
Peter Doig
Girl in Tree
2001
  Peter Doig
Arts Club of Chicago
Jan. 27-Apr. 12, 2003
Large-scale oil paintings of landscapes as well as works on paper created in the past ten years
Curator: Kathy S. Cottong
 
 
 
Edwin Dickinson
Self-Portrait
1949
  Edwin Dickinson: Dreams and Realities
National Academy of Design, New York
Jan. 31-Apr. 13, 2003
68 paintings and 26 drawings of small landscapes, large-scale allegorical works, and a small selection of self-portraits in a show that originated at the Albright-Knox Art Gallery, Buffalo
Curator: Douglas Dreishpoon (Albright-Knox)
Catalogue: Essays by Elaine de Kooning, John Ashberry, Francis O'Connor, others
 
 
    Donald Judd: The Early Years, 1956-1968
Menil Collection, Houston
Jan.31-May 4, 2003
The only American venue for this comprehensive exhibition of Judd's early works of lesser-known figurative and semi-abstract paintings and drawings
Curator: Thomas Kellein (Kunsthalle Bieleveld)