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      New This Month in U.S. Museums
Belt Plaque with Bactrian Camel
North China
2nd-1st century BC
  Nomadic Art of the Eastern Eurasian Steppes: The Eugene V. Thaw and Other New York Collections
Metropolitan Museum of Art
Oct. 1, 2002-Jan. 5, 2003
More than 200 objects of metalwork and crafts dating from the first millenium
Curator: James C. Y. Watt, Met
Catalogue: Essays by Emma C. Bunker and Zhixin Jason Sun
Also on view: "Arts of the Spanish Americas, 1550-1850: Works from the Museum's Collection," Oct. 11, 2002-Apr. 6, 2003, and "The Prints of Vija Celmins," Oct. 15-Dec. 29, 2002
Harriet Beecher Stowe
  Reading Uncle Tom's Image: A Reconsideration of Harriet Beecher Stowe's 150 Year-old Character and his Legacy
New-York Historical Society
Oct. 1, 2002-Feb. 9, 2003
25 different early editions of the novel, abolitionist pamphlets, proslavery books, plus works by John Rogers and Kara Walker in honor of the 150th anniversary of Uncle Tom's Cabin
Curator: Kathleen Hulser, N-YHS
Also on view: "Degrees of Latitude: Maps of America from the Colonial Williamsburg Collection," Oct. 1, 2002-Feb. 2, 2003
Daigu Ryokan
Poem about a crazy monk
Edo Period
  The Written Image: Japanese Calligraphy and Painting from the Sylvan Barnet and William Burto Collection
Metropolitan Museum of Art
Oct. 1, 2002-Mar. 2, 2003
60 works from the Nara (710-784) through the Edo (16115-1868) period are shown alongside calligraphy and paintings from the Met's holdings
Curator: Miyeko Murase and Masako Watanabe, Met
Funding: Toshiba International Foundation
Catalogue: 256 pp., 90 color and 50 black-and-white illustrations, published by the Met and Yale University Press, $55
Hyman Bloom
ca. 1947
  Color and Ecstasy: The Art of Hyman Bloom
National Academy of Design
Oct. 2-Dec.29, 2002
A retrospective of 60 paintings and drawings by the expressionist artist
Curator: Isabelle Dervaux
Catalogue: Fully illustrated, includes essays by John Updike, Matthew Baigell and artist Sigmund Abeles, chronology and complete bibliography
    Lawrence Weiner
Wexner Center for the Arts, Columbus
Oct. 3, 2002-2004
Site-specific text embedded in a walkway in Mirror Lake Hollow on the Ohio State Campus
Catalogue: Artist's book
Imogen Cunningham
ca. 1925
  Georgia O'Keeffe and the Calla Lily in American Art, 1860-1940
Georgia O'Keeffe Museum, Santa Fe
Oct. 3, 2002-Jan. 14, 2003
Celebrating the museum's fifth anniversary, 54 works by 33 artists, including Imogen Cunningham, Charles Demuth, Marsden Hartley, Joseph Stella, Edward Weston and, of course, O'Keeffe, who became known as"The Lady of the Lily" in the 1920s
Catalogue: Yale, softcover, $30
Tour: Memphis Brooks Museum of Art, Feb. 23-May 4, 2003; Muscarelle Museum of Art, Williamsburg, Va., May 31-Aug. 10, 2003
Funding: Burnett Foundation, others.
Patty Chang
  Mirror Mirror
Massachusetts Museum of Contemporary Art
Oct. 5, 2002-tba
Nine works using mirrors, by Felix Gonzalez-Torres, Jeff Koons, Christian Marclay, others
Curator: Jane Simon, Williams/Clark
Also on view: "Mark Taylor's Grave Matters," opening Oct. 31, 2002
Lauren Greenfield
Sheena tries on clothes with Amber, 15,
in a department store dressing room,
San Jose, California

  Lauren Greenfield's Girl Culture
Center for Creative Photography, Tucson
Oct. 5-Dec. 8, 2002
57 photographs of young girls, dealing mainly with body image and accompanied by audio interviews
Curator: Trudy Wilner Stack with assistance from Cass Fey, CCP
Catalogue: 156 pp., 100 photographs, ten interviews, $40
Tour: Snite Museum of Art at the University of Notre Dame, Davenport Museum of Art at Cornell University, dates tba
Jacob Lawrence
"The Migration series"
panel no. 57
  Over the Line: The Art and Life of Jacob Lawrence
Museum of Fine Arts, Houston
Oct. 6, 2002-Jan. 5, 2003
The final stop for 200 works spanning Lawrence's entire career gathered from over 80 lenders
Curator: Alvia Wardlaw, MFAH
Catalogue: 336 pp., eight essays, $50
Funding: ExxonMobil
Also on view: "French Impressionism: Masterpieces form Copenhagen's Ordrupgaard Collection," and "Alfred Stieglitz: Known and Unknown," Oct. 6, 2002-Jan. 5, 2003
Albrecht Dürer
Portrait of Emperor Maximilian I
ca. 1519
  Painted Prints: The Revelation of Color
Baltimore Museum of Art
Oct. 6, 2002-Jan. 5, 2003
100 hand-colored prints from the 16th and 17th centuries, including 27 pairings of colored Albrecht Dürer prints next to their uncolored counterparts, on loan from American and European museums and private collections
Curators: Dr. Susan Dackerman and Thomas Primeau, BMA
Catalogue: 320 pp., new research on artists who specialized in hand coloring with social and economical studies on Renaissance and Baroque printmaking, clothbound $50, paperback $29.95
Funding: Brown Investment Advisory
Dave Muller
Night Music
  Catherine Sullivan, Dave Muller, Tomoko Takahashi
UCLA Hammer Museum
Oct. 6, 2002-Jan. 5, 2003
Three shows of work by Los Angeles-based artists
Curator: Amanda Cruz
    Gary Simmons
Studio Museum in Harlem
Oct. 9, 2002-Jan. 5, 2003
Last venue for a 35-piece survey of the artist's work from the past two years, including two new works -- a sculpture and a large-scale, site-specific wall drawing
Curator: Thelma Golden
Catalogue: First monograph on Simmons, essays by Thelma Golden and Maurice Berger, interview by Franklin Sirmans, $25
Ah Xian
China, China -- Bust 35
  China Refigured: The Art of Ah Xian
Asia Society
Oct. 9, 2002-Feb. 9, 2003
U.S. debut of an award-winning Chinese artist who creates individually cast, life-size portrait busts-in porcelain, lacquer and cloisonné -- 37 busts are featured with 20 porcelain works from the Rockefeller Collection
Curator: Melissa Chiu, Asia Society
Judy Chicago
Hypatia test plate from The Dinner Party
  Judy Chicago
National Museum of Women in the Arts
Oct. 11, 2002-Jan. 5, 2003
Over 90 works from the 1960s to the present by the feminist pioneer
Curators: John Bullard, New Orleans Museum of Art, Viki Wylder, FSU, and Susan Fisher Sterling, NMWA
Catalogue: 100 color illustrations, interview with the artist by Lucy R. Lippard
Lorna Simpson
  Lorna Simpson
Whitney Museum of American Art
Oct. 11, 2002-Jan. 26, 2003
Two concurrent exhibitions of the artist's latest film and photographic work
Curator: Sylvia Wolf, Whitney
Mark Catesby
  Urban Neighbors: Images of New York City Wildlife
New York Public Library
Oct. 11, 2002-Feb. 3, 2003
More that 220 items from the mid-17th century to the present, by zoological artists of the variety of fauna in the city
Curator: Miriam T. Gross
Dagobert Peche
ca. 1920
  Dagobert Peche and the Wiener Werkstätte
Neue Galerie, New York
Oct. 11, 2002-Feb. 10, 2003
The museum's first major loan exhibition is devoted to the decorative arts and consists of over 400 drawings and objects, including furniture, jewelry, ceramics, fabrics and wallpaper that places Peche's design work in the context of the Austrian design collective
Curator: Dr. Witt-Dörring
Adolph Gottlieb
Mariner's Incantation
  Adolph Gottlieb
Jewish Museum
Oct. 11, 2002-Mar. 2, 2003
31 works datingfrom 1934 to 1973
Curator: Gottlieb Foundation head Sanford Hirsch
Catalogue: 137 pp., published by IVAM Centre Julio González, 39 color illustrations, $25
Nixons greeted in Ecuador
  The Tumultuous Fifties: A View from the New York Times Photo Archives
Tang Teaching Museum and Art Gallery, Skidmore College, Saratoga Springs, N.Y.
Oct. 12-Dec. 16, 2002
Over 200 black-and-white vintage photographs documenting McCarthyism, Cold War politics, Abstract Expressionism, more.
Curators: Douglas Dreishpoon, Albright-Knox, Alan Trachtenberg, Yale
Catalogue: Yale, 272 pp., 200 illustrations, essays by Luc Sante, Dreishpoon, Trachtenberg
Also on view: "Fred Wilson: Objects and Installations 1979-200," Oct. 26- Dec. 31, 2002
Andrew Gursky
99 Cent
  Embracing the Present: The UBS PaineWebber Collection
Portland Art Museum
Oct. 12, 2002-Jan. 5, 2003
National touring exhibition of 57 paintings, sculptures and photographs by a range of artists including Alighiero e Boetti, Gregory Crewdson, Cy Twombly, David Salle, Cindy Sherman and Gerhard Richter
Curators: Bruce Guenther, PAM, and Matthew Armstrong, UBS PaineWebber
Catalogue: Brochure
Gerhard Richter
  Gerhard Richter: Forty Years of Painting
San Francisco Museum of Modern Art
Oct. 12, 2002-Jan. 14, 2003
140 paintings in the full-scale U.S. survey of the German pop artist
Curator: Robert Storr, MoMA, with Madeleine Grynsztejn, SFMoMA
Catalogue: 336 pp., MoMA/D.A.P., $75
Tour: Hirshhorn Museum, Feb. 20-May 18, 2003
    Anne Vallayer-Coster: Painter to the Court of Marie Antoinette
Dallas Museum of Art
Oct. 13, 2002-Jan. 5, 2003
60 paintings, miniatures and works on paper by one of only four women admitted to the French Royal Academy of Painting and Sculpture
Curator: Dr. Eik Kahng, Walters
Catalogue: 245 pp., fully illustrated, hardcover
Tour: Frick Collection, Jan. 21-March 23, 2003
    Art in the Age of Rubens and Rembrandt
North Carolina Museum of Art
Oct. 13, 2002-Jan. 5, 2003
Five exhibitions in one -- "Jan Miense Molanaer: Painter of the Dutch Golden Age," "Virginia Camp Smith Seventeeth Century Flemish Kunstkamer," "Dutch Seventeeth-Century Biblical Paintings," "Rembrandt's Etchings of the Bible" and a conservation exhibition
Curator: Dennis P. Weller
Edgar Degas
Dancer Looking at the Sole of her Right Foot
ca. 1895-1910
  Edgar Degas: Figures in Motion
Memorial Art Gallery, Rochester
Oct. 13, 2002-Jan. 5, 2003
The two-part exhibition is comprised of 73 sculptures, one of only four complete sets of the artist's bronzes in existence, in a show organized by International Arts, Memphis, Tenn., plus paintings, pastels, prints and photographs culled from Memorial's collection
Curator: Joseph S. Czestochowski, Memphis
Catalogue: Reproductions of all 73 bronzes and introduction by the late J. Carter Brown, former director of the National Gallery of Art
Funding: Verizon Wireless
Tour: Meseo Nacional de San Carlos, Mexico City, and the San Diego Museum of Art, dates tba
Sam Durant
Quaternary Field/Associative Diagram
  Sam Durant
Los Angeles Museum of Contemporary Art at California Plaza
Oct. 13, 2002-Jan. 19, 2003
Four installations dating back to 1994 plus the debut of a new installation -- an upside-down forest
Curator: Michael Darling, MoCA
Catalogue: 120 pp., available in English and German, $24.95
Also on view: "Erratum Errata by Paul D. Miller"
De Scott Evans
Homage to a Parrot
ca. 1890
  Deceptions and Illusions: Five Centuries of Trompe l'Oeil Painting
National Gallery of Art
Oct. 13, 2002-March 2, 2003
Trompe l'oeil from its origins in classical antiquity to its impact on 20th-century artists, via 115 works by Samuel van Hoogstraten, Cornelis Gijsbrechts, Charles Willson Peale, others
Curator: Sybille Ebert-Schisserer
Catalogue: Edited by Sybille Ebert-Schisserer, essays by Wolf Singer, Paul Staiti, Alberto Veca and Arthur Wheelock Jr
Funding: Mary Jo and Robert L. Kirk
Katsukawa Shun'ei
The Actor Ichikawa Danjuro V in a "Shibaraku" Role
  Masterful Illusions: Japanese Prints from the Anne van Biema Collection
Arthur M. Sackler Gallery, Washington, D.C.
Sept. 15, 2002-Jan. 19, 2003
138 prints depicting actors, courtesans, warriors, landscapes and natural and supernatural subjects from the Edo period (1615-1868), selected from a promised gift to the Sackler Gallery
Catalogue: fully illustrated, 362 pp., Sackler/U. of Washington
    Louis Comfort Tiffany
Metropolitan Museum of Art
Opening Oct. 15, 2002
A new permanent exhibition space for Tiffany opens In the recently named Deedee Wigmore Galleries, with a collection of 70 glass, pottery, furniture and jewelry work alongside a selection of design drawings from the collection tthat will be displayed on a rotating schedule
Andrew Zittel
Prototype for A-Z Pit Bed
  Touch: Relational Art from the '90s to Now
San Francisco Art Institute
Oct. 17-Dec. 14, 2002
Features sculptural, installation and performance-based art that encourages viewer interaction or creates a social space -- artists include Jorge Pardo, Rirkrit Tiravanija and Liam Gillick
Curator: Nicolas Bourriaud
Funding: French Embassy
Large dish with Chinese poem
Edo period
  Kazari: Decoration and Display in Japan, 15th-19th Centuries
Japan Society
Oct. 17-Dec. 31, 2002
200 decorative works in all major media erranged in six chronological and thematic sections -- Chinese Taste and the Shogun's Court, Swagger of the New Military Elites, Styles of the Wealthy Merchants, Samurai Women's Kazari, The Floating World on Display and Spectacular Festivals
Curators: Dr. Nicole Coolidge Rousmaniere and Professor Tsuji Nobuo
Catalogue: 250 pp., fully illustrated, published by Japan Society and the British Museum Press
Funding: Fidelity Investments
Rosemarie Trockel
Beyond the Valley of the Dolls
  Rosemarie Trockel: Spleen
Dia Center for the Arts
Oct. 17, 2002-June 15, 2003
New suite of video projections connected by cantilevered aluminum walls in warm ambient light
    Cézanne in Focus: Watercolors from the Henry and Rose Pearlman Collection
Princeton University Art Museum
Oct. 19, 2002-Jan. 12, 2003
16 watercolors, rarely shown due to their sensitivity to light
Curator: Laura M. Giles, Princeton
Catalogue: Some essays provided by graduate students at Princeton University
Roxy Paine
Psilcybe Cubens in field
  Roxy Paine/Second Nature
Contemporary Arts Museum, Houston
Oct. 19, 2002-Jan. 12, 2003
Large-scale art-making machines and nature installations of mushrooms and plants organized in conjunction with the Rose Art Museum, where the show had its debut
Curators: Joseph D. Ketner, Rose, and Lynn M. Herbert, CAMH
Also on view: "See America First: The Prints of H.C. Westermann," Oct. 4-Nov. 17, 2002
Gillian Wearing
  Gillian Wearing: Mass Observation
Museum of Contemporary Art, Chicago
Oct. 19, 2002-Jan. 19, 2003
First solo museum exhibition by the Turner Prize winner
Also on view: "Archigram: Experimental Architecture 1961-1974," Oct. 19, 2002-Jan. 19, 2003, and "Franz Ackermann: The Waterfall," Oct. 19, 2002-Sept. 28, 2003
Edgar Degas
Little Dancer, Aged Fourteen
  Degas and the Dance
Detroit Institute of the Arts
Oct. 20, 2002-Jan. 12, 2003
144 paintings, works on paper and sculptures focused on the ballet
Curators: Richard Kendall and Jill DeVonyar
Catalogue: 304 pp., 190 colorplates and 125 black-and-white illustrations, text by Richard Kendall and Jill DeVonyar, hardcover $49.95, paperback $35
Funding: Atofina Chemicals, DaimlerChrysler, PNC
Tour: Philadelphia Museum of Art, Feb. 16-May 11, 2003
Amadeo Modigliani
Servant Girl
  Modigliani and Montparnesse
Albright-Knox Art Gallery, Buffalo
Oct. 22, 2002-Jan. 12, 2003
Debut of the first major Modigliani show in the U.S. in 40 years features 60 Modigliani paintings, sculptures and works on paper with 22 works by his Montparnesse contemporaries such as Matisse, Brancusi and Picasso
Curator: Kenneth Wayne
Catalogue: 224 pp., 200 color and black-and-white images with interview with one of Modigliani's last models, Paulette Jourdain
Tour: Kimbell Art Museum, Feb. 9-May 25, 2003, and the Los Angeles County Museum of Art, June 29-Sept. 28, 2003
Théodore Chassériau
The Toilet of Esther
  Théodore Chassériau
Metropolitan Museum of Art
Oct. 22, 2002-Jan. 5, 2003
The first retrospective of the 19th-century French painter and the pupil of Ingres features 54 paintings and 82 works on paper, fresh from a European tour of Paris and Strasbourg
Curator: Vincent Pomarède, Musée des Beaux-Arts de Lyon, Louis-Antoine Prat, Louvre, and Gary Tinterow, Met, with assistance from Kathryn Calley Galitz, Met
Catalogue: Published by the Met and distributed by Yale University Press
Funding: Isaacson-Draper Foundation
Charles Sheeler
  Charles Sheeler Photographs
Museum of Fine Arts, Boston
Oct. 23, 2002-Jan. 2, 2003
120 rare vintage prints drawn from the Lane Collection
Curator: Theodore E. Stebbins, Jr., Harvard
Also on view: "Sargent's Seven Sisters," Oct. 5, 2002-Jan. 5, 2003, and "French Royal Furniture" opening Oct. 9, 2002
Jasper Johns
  An American Legacy: A Gift to New York
Whitney Museum of American Art
Oct. 24, 2002-Jan. 26, 2003
The Whitney showcases its recent acquisition of formative works by Jasper Johns, Ellsworth Kelly, Robert Rauschenberg and other artists who achieved national acclaim during the 1950s and 1960s
Gaetano Pesce
  The Changing of the Avant-Garde: Visionary Architectural Drawings from the Howard Gilman Collection
Museum of Modern Art, Queens
Oct. 24, 2002-Jan. 6, 2003
173 architectural drawings, focusing on radical projects from the 1960s and 1970s, including work by Rem Koolhaas, Aldo Rossi and Archigram
Curator: Terence Riley, MoMA
Catalogue: Includes entire Howard Gilman Collection with an interview with Gilman Collection curator Pierre Apraxine by Paola Antonelli
Also on view: "Drawing Now: Eight Propositions," Oct. 17, 2002-Jan. 6, 2003
Giovanni Anselmo
Cato Destro
  Zero to Infinity: Arte Povera 1962-1972
Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden
Oct. 24, 2002-Jan. 20, 2003
140 works by 14 pivotal Italian artists of the 1960s -- Giovanni Anselmo, Giulio Paolini, Luciano Fabro, Michelangelo Pistoletto, Jannis Kounellis, Mario Merz, more -- in the final stop of the tour that debuted at the Tate Modern
Curator: Curators: Frances Morris, Tate, Richard Flood, Walker Art Center
Catalogue: 304 pp., with artists' writings, essays by Francesco Bonami, Carolyn Christov-Bakargiev, others
Edward S. Curtis
Haida of Massett
  The Master Prints of Edward S. Curtis: Portraits of Native America
Amon Carter Museum
Oct. 26, 2002-Jan. 5, 2003
65 prints of Native Americans photographed by Curtis between 1901 and 1930
Emmet Gowin
Aration Pond, Toxic Water Treatment Facility, Pine Bluff, Arkansas
  Emmet Gowin
Corcoran Gallery of Art
Oct. 26, 2002-Jan. 6, 2003
92 aerial photographs of nuclear facilities, vast irrigation systems, mines, coal pits, battlefields, missile silos and more
Curator: Jock Reynolds
Catalogue: Fully illustrated, with essays and an interview with the artist
Tour: Utah Museum of Fine Arts, April 18-July 13, 2003, Yellowstone Art Museum, Aug. 23-Nov. 20, 2003, James A. Michener Art Museum, Jan. 10-April 4, 2004, El Paso Museum of Art, May 2-July 18, 2004, Henry Art Gallery, University of Washington, Aug. 7-Nov. 7, 2004, Fogg Art Museum, Harvard University Art Museums (dates tba)
Also on view: "Fashioning Art: Handbags by Judith Leiber," Oct. 12-Dec. 30, 2002
ca. 530-520 BC
  Magna Graecia: Greek Art from South Italy and Sicily
Cleveland Museum of Art
Oct. 27, 2002-Jan. 5, 2003
81 works from ancient Greek colonies many from the 6th and 5th centuries BC
Curators: Michael Bennett, CMA, and Aaron J. Paul, TMA, in collaboration with Mario Iozzo
Catalogue: The first English-language sourcebook for Magna Graecia, $50
Tour: Tampa Museum of Art, Feb. 2-Apr. 20, 2003
Margaret Courtney-Clarke
Zahra Belarbi
  The Art of African Women: Empowering Traditions
Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture, New York
Oct. 28, 2002-Mar. 30, 2003
75 photographs by photojournalist Margaret Courtney-Clarke documenting women's artistic traditions in Africa from 20 years of research are shown alongside native arts and crafts, many of which appear in the photographs.
El Greco
The Agony in the Garden
  Masterpieces of European Painting from the Toledo Museum of Art
Frick Collection
Oct. 29, 2002-Jan. 5, 2003
Twelve paintings, by Piero di Cosimo, Jacopo Bassano, Francesco Primaticcio, El Greco, Thomas de Keyser, François Boucher, Thomas Gainsborough, Antoine-Jean Gros, Gustave Courbet, Camille Pissarro, James-Jacques-Joseph Tissot and Paul Cézanne
Curator: Colin B. Bailey, Frick, and Lawrence W. Nichols, Toledo
Catalogue: 20 pp., illustrated booklet, $10
Love Hotels, Japan
Registration desk
photo Peter Marlow
  New Hotels for Global Nomads
Smithsonian Cooper Hewitt, National Design Museum
Oct. 29, 2002-Mar. 2, 2003
The hotel as both design laboratory and fantasy via more than 35 examples, with full hotel-room installations by artists Tom Sachs, Joel Sanders, others. The show is organized into five themes -- urban hotels, hotels as global business, hotels on the move, natural hotels and fantasy hotels
Curator: Donald Albrecht, Cooper-Hewitt
Catalogue: Fully illustrated, designed by Alicia Cheng, $39.95
Carroll Dunham
Demon Tower
  Carroll Dunham
New Museum of Contemporary Art
Oct. 31, 2002-Feb. 2, 2003
40 paintings and drawings spanning a 20-year period
Curators: Lisa Phillips and Dan Cameron, New Museum
Also on view: "Videodrome II" and " 2002 Net Art Commissions," Oct. 2-Nov. 3, 2002