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Andy Warhol's bedroom
photo: Ken Hayman
courtesy of Sotheby's
  Possession Obsession: Objects from Andy Warhol's Personal Collection
Andy Warhol Museum, Pittsburgh
Mar. 2-May. 19, 2002
300 objects from Warhol's personal collection of furniture, sculpture, jewelry and folk art, selected to provide insight to the famed Pop artist's "ideas about history, nostalgia, popular culture and consumerism."
Curator: John W. Smith (Warhol).
Catalogue: Possession Obsession: Andy Warhol and Collecting, 152 pp., $39.95 (pub date July 15, 2002), with essays by Kenneth Ames, Frederick Brandt, Ted Coe.
Also on view: "Silent Spring: Warhol's Endangered Species and Vanishing Animals," Mar. 24-June 23, 2002.
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Rembrandt
Portrait of Man in Red Doublet
1633
  Art and Home: Dutch Interiors In the Age of Rembrandt
Denver Art Museum
Mar. 2-May. 19, 2002
The Dutch invent the domestic sphere as a site of virtue and family life, via 50 paintings by Rembrandt, Vermeer, Steen, Terborch, others, plus 70 decorative objects, in a show organized jointly with the Newark Museum of Art.
Curator: Mariët Westermann (Newark), Timothy J. Standring (Denver).
Catalogue: 256 pp., 100 color and 180 black and white photographs.
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Peter Eisenman
House VI
ca. 1976
  Perfect Acts of Architecture
Mar. 2-Jun. 30, 2002
130 two-dimensional works from 1977-87 by architects Rem Koolhaas, Peter Eisenman, Daniel Libeskind, Thom Mayne and Bernard Tschumi, in a show organized by the Wexner Center for the Arts.
Curator: Jeffrey Kipnis.
Catalogue: 180 pp., $45.
Also on view: "Edward Weston," Mar. 2-Jul. 9, 2002.
 
 
 
William Kentridge
still from the film
Shadow Procession
1999
  William Kentridge
Contemporary Arts Museum, Houston
Mar. 2-Jun. 2, 2002
The New Museum traveling show features 11 animated films, over 60 drawings, two sculptural installations and video documentation of theater and opera productions designed by the artist.
Funding: Philip Morris.
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Daniel Froeschl
Sunflower Seen from the Back
from Codice Casabona illuminated manuscript
date unknown
  The Flowering of Florence: Botanical Art for the Medici
National Gallery of Art
Mar. 3-May 27, 2002
68 examples of botanical art in a show focusing on work by the Florentine artists Jocopo Ligozzi (1547-1626), Giovanna Garzoni (1600-1670) and Bartolomeo Bimbi (1648-1729).
Curators: Lucia Tongiorgi Tomasi (University of Pisa, Italy), Gretchen A. Hirschhauer (NGA).
Catalogue: 144 pp., $65.
 
 
 
Alfred Stieglitz
The Hand of Man
1902
  Railroad Vision
J. Paul Getty Museum
Mar. 5-Jun. 23, 2002
Two parallel inventions of the 1830s, photography and the railroad, are examined via 80 photographs, ranging from Edouard Baldus images of French railroads in 1860 to Winston O. Link's photos of steam-powered trains in the 1950s.
Curator: Anne Lyndon (Getty).
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Hiroshi Senju
forest
2001
  The New Way of Tea
Japan Society, Asia Society
Mar. 6-May 19, 2002
Contemporary practice of the highly esthetized traditional Japanese tea ceremony, which can encompass garden design and ritual performance as well as notions of art and connoisseurship, via a joint, two-part exhibition at the two museums, featuring seven teahouses by traditional and contemporary designers from Japan, China and Korea and over 100 utensils.
Curator: Masakazu Izumi, second son of Soshitsu Sen, the 15th grand master of the Urasenke School of Tea and director of International Chado Culture Foundation, with utensils selected by art-of-tea scholar Seizo Hayashiya.
Funding: Ito En.
 
 
 
Figure on Pedestal
Late Shang period
ca. 1200 B.C.
  Treasures from a Lost Civilization: Ancient Chinese Art from Sichuan
Metropolitan Museum of Art
Mar. 6-Jun. 16, 2002
A selection of 128 bronze deities, figurines, vessels, ceramics and jades uncovered in the last 15 years, many seen in the U.S. for the first time, in a show organized by the Seattle Art Museum in cooperation with the Bureau of Cultural Relics, Sichuan Province of the People's Republic of China.
Curator: Jason Sun, Met.
Catalogue: 360 pp., Princeton University Press, $60 ($42 on Amazon).
Funding: Boeing.
 
 
 
Ken Feingold
If/Then
2001
  Whitney Biennial
Whitney Museum of American Art
Mar. 7-May 26, 2002
The most diverse biennial yet features works by 113 artists from 20 states and Puerto Rico, ranging in age from 24 to 71.
Curators: Lawrence Rinder, Chrissie Iles, Christiane Paul, Debra Singer.
Catalogue: Abrams, $39.95. Includes CD inset on the cover, which reproduces a score by Meredith Monk.
Funding: Phillip Morris.
 
 
 
Rachel Whiteread
Untitled (Basement)
2001
  Rachel Whiteread: Transient Spaces
Guggenheim Museum
Mar. 7-Jun. 5, 2002
Two new sculptures, Untitled (Basement) and Untitled (Apartment), cast from the artist's new home and studio, originally commissioned by and exhibited at the Deutsche Guggenheim Berlin .
Curator: Lisa Dennison (Guggenheim).
Catalogue: 170 pp., Abrams, $60 ($42 on Amazon), with essays by Lisa Dennison, Vassar art historian Molly Nesbit and Princeton prof Beatriz Colomina, with fictional text by A.M. Holmes and an interview with the artist by Craig Houser.
Funding: Deutsche Bank.
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José Clemente Orozco
Queensboro Bridge
1928
  José Clemente Orozco in the United States, 1927-1934
San Diego Museum of Art
Mar. 9-May 19, 2002
Mexico's radical meets U.S. modernism, in the first-ever show devoted to Orozco's work from this period, via 120 paintings, prints and drawings.
Curators: Renato González Mello (National Autonomous University of Mexico), Diane Miliotes (Hood).
Catalogue: 384 pp., W.W. Norton, $50 ($35 on Amazon; pub. date Apr. 2002), with essays by Dawn Ades, Alicia Azuela, Rita Ede, others.
Tour: Hood Museum of Art, Dartmouth, Jun. 8-Dec. 15, 2002.; Museo de Arte Carrillo Gil, Mexico City, Jan. 25-Apr. 13, 2003.
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Ansel Adams
Evening Clouds and Pool, East Side of the Sierra Nevada, from the Owens Valley, California
1962
  The Ansel Adams Centennial: Classic Images and A Portrait of Ansel Adams
Center for Creative Photography, Tucson
Mar. 9-Jul. 7, 2002
A pair of exhibitions drawn from the Adams archive at CCP, featuring the photographer's own favorite pictures and a selection of unique objects from the archive, including cameras, letters and photographs of Ansel by his contemporaries.
Curator: Leslie Calmes (CCP).
Catalogue: Ansel Adams: Classic Images, 111 pp., New York Graphic Society, 1986, $40 ($28 on Amazon).
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    Michel Auder: A Retrospective
Renaissance Society, Chicago
Mar. 10-Apr. 21, 2002
Continuous screenings of over 18 works in the first U.S. retrospective devoted to the work of the single-channel video pioneer who married Viva Superstar.
 
 
 
Josef Sima
Hot Air Balloon
1926
  Central European Avant Gardes: Exchange and Transformation, 1910-1930
Los Angeles County Museum of Art
Mar. 10-Jun. 2, 2002
Over 300 examples of painting, sculpture, works on paper, photographs and applied art objects by art movements that include Czech Cubism, International Constructivism, Kineticism, Artificialism and Poetism.
Curator: Timothy O. Benson (LACMA) with Monika Król.
Catalogue: 464 pp., MIT press, $59.95 ($41.96 on Amazon; pub. date May 1, 2002). Plus, Between Worlds: A Sourcebook on the Central European Avant-Gardes, 1920-1930, forthcoming.
Tour: Haus der Kunst, Munich; Martin-Gropius-Bau, Berlin.
 
 
 
Francisco Goya y Lucientes
Naked Maja (Maja Desnuda)
ca. 1797-1800
  Goya: Images of Women
National Gallery of Art
Mar. 10-Jun. 2, 2002
Maya naked and clothed, plus other representations of women, via 115 paintings, drawings, prints, tapestry cartoons and tapestries in seven thematic categories, drawn from the collections of the Prado, where the show first appeared.
Curator: Janis A. Tomlinson, freelance Goya scholar.
Catalogue: 368 pp., Yale, $65 ($45,50 on Amazon, pub. date Mar. 1, 2002).
Funding: Catherine B. Reynolds Foundation; General Dynamics.
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Bartolomé Esteban Murillo
Saint Susta
ca. 1665
  Bartolomé Esteban Murillo (1617-1682): Paintings from American Collections
Kimbell Art Museum
Mar. 10-Jun. 16, 2002
34 paintings of everyday life and portraits by the 17th-century Spanish master, organized by the Kimbell and the Los Angeles County Museum.
Curator: Suzanne L. Stratton-Pruitt.
Catalogue: Abrams, $60 ($42 on Amazon), with essays on Murillo's life and works by Claire Barry, Jonathan Brown, Peter Cherry, William B. Jordan, Suzanne L. Stratton-Pruitt.
Tour: LACMA, July 14-Oct. 6, 2002.
 
 
 
Issa Ibrahim
Superman on the Rocks
  Slowdive: Sculpture and Performance in Real Time
Queens Museum of Art
Mar. 10-Jul. 7, 2002
Works by residents of the Creedmoor Psychiatric Center in Queens Village Living Museum.
Curator: Valerie Smith (QMA).
 
 
 
Photo by Martha Cooper
  Missing: Streetscape of a City in Mourning
New-York Historical Society
Mar. 12-Jun. 9, 2002
Documentation of the City after the World Trade Center presented in collaboration with City Lore: The New York Center for Urban Folk Culture.
 
 
 
The Miraculous Draft of the Fishes
from a nine-piece set of the Acts of the Apostles
designed by Raphael
1516
woven ca. 1545-57
  Tapestry in the Renaissance: Art and Magnificence
Metropolitan Museum of Art
Mar. 12-Jun. 19, 2002
The first major survey of tapestry production between 1460 and 1560, the exhibition features 45 tapestries as well as 20 preparatory drawings and cartoon fragments drawn from 30 collections in 13 countries.
Curator: Thomas P. Campbell (Met).
Catalogue: 600 pp., Yale, $75 ($52.50 on Amazon, pub. date Apr. 11, 2002).
 
 
 
Francis Hoffman
Union Planters Bank, Miami
1958
Photo Robin Hill
  Beyond the Box: Mid-Century Modern Architecture in Miami and New York
Municipal Art Society, New York
Mar. 13-May 10, 2002
Cast concrete boomerangs, accordion fin walls and cheese-hole masonry, from the Fontainebleau Hilton in Miami Beach to Lincoln Center in New York, in an exhibition designed to spur preservation of the form.
Sponsors: Urban Arts Committee of Miami Beach.
 
 
 
Sven Wingquist
Skf ball bearing
1907
photo Moderna Museet
  Utopia and Reality: Modernity in Sweden , 1900-1960
Bard Graduate Center for Studies in the Decorative Arts, Design and Culture, New York City
Mar. 14-Jun. 16, 2002
200 works, including fine art, furniture, film, glass, industrial designs, textiles and architectural studies, by Bruno Mathsson, Josef Frank, others.
Curator: Cecilia Widenheim (Moderna Museet, Stockholm).
 
 
 
Jack Pierson
The Call Back
1990
  Jack Pierson, Regrets
Museum of Contemporary Art, Miami
Mar. 15-June 30, 2002
First major U.S. mid-career survey of artist known for lush, sexually charged color photographs as well as furniture tableaux and sculptures made from sign fragments.
Curator: Bonnie Clearwater.
Funding: Dr. Jules Oaklander.
Also on view: "Salvador Dali: Dream of Venus" and "Hernan Bas: It's Super Natural."
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Giles Gilson
Sunset
1989
  Wood Turning since 1930
Smithsonian American Art Museum, Renwick Gallery
Mar. 15-Jul. 14, 2002
130 examples, ranging from hobby production and studio rosewood bowls in the '30s to contemporary art by Michael Hosaluk and Craig Nutt, in a show organized by the Wood Turning Center, Philadelphia, and Yale University Art Gallery.
Funding: Barra Foundation; others.
 
 
 
Head of King Menkaure (Mycerinus)
Alabaster
Egypt, Giza
Dynasty 4
ca. 2532-2510 B.C.
  Egypt in the Age of the Pyramids
Cincinnati Art Museum
Mar. 17-Jun. 2, 2002
Subtitled "Highlights from the Harvard University-Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, Expedition," this show features over 125 objects from excavations conducted at Giza from 1905 through the 1930s under the leadership of pioneering archeologist George Reisner (1867-1942).
Curator: Rita Freed, Yvonne Markowitz and Joyce Haynes (MFA Boston).
Catalogue: 144 pp., paper, $29.95 ($20.96 on Amazon, pub. date Mar. 15, 2002).
Funding: Cinergy.
 
 
 
Zbigniew Libera
Lego Concentration Camp
  Mirroring Evil: Nazi Imagery/Recent Art
Jewish Museum, New York
Mar. 17-June 30, 2002
Works by 13 artists in a show that has already provoked more than its share of right-wing tabloid controversy, notably for parody gas canisters by Tom Sachs and an ersatz Lego concentration camp by Zbigniew Libera. Other artists in the show include Boaz Arad, Christine Borland, Mat Collishaw, Rudolf Herz, Elke Krystufek, Mischa Kuball, Roee Rosen, Alan Schechner, Alain Séchas, Maciej Toporowicz and Piotr Uklanski.
Curator: Norman L. Kleeblatt (Jewish Museum).
Catalogue: 164 pp., Rutgers University Press, $30.
Funding: Animating Democracy Initiative, a program of Americans for the Arts.
Also on view: "An Artist’s Response to Evil: 'We Are Not the Last' by Zoran Music," paintings and watercolors by the European painter based on memories of his two-year internment at Dachau, Mar. 17-June 30, 2002.
 
 
    Matta in America: Paintings and Drawings of the 1940s
Miami Art Museum
Mar. 20-Jun. 2, 2002
The Chilean-born Surrealist's New York decade of exile (from World War II), via 40 paintings and drawings in a show co-organized by the Museum of Contemporary Art, Chicago, and the Museum of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles.
Curator: Lorie Mertes (MAM).
Catalogue: 88 pp., CAM Chicago, $25 ($17.50 on Amazon), with texts by co-curators Elizabeth A.T. Smith, James W. Alsdorf and Colette Cartnall, with additional text by MoMA curator emeritus William Rubin.
Tour: Museum of Contemporary Art, Chicago, July 13-Oct. 20, 2002.
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Ernesto Neto
Walking in Venus Blue Cave
2001
  Directions -- Ernesto Neto
Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden
Mar. 21-Jun. 23, 2002
A new site-specific installation by the Brazilian artist.
Curator: Olga Viso (Hirshhorn).
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Igor Terentev
Zdanevich Fakt (fact)
1919
  The Russian Avant-Garde Book, 1910-1934
Museum of Modern Art
Mar. 21-May. 21, 2002
300 books organized around three major themes: "A Slap in the Face of Public Taste," "Transform the World," and "Building Socialism: Agitation Art."
Curators: Deborah Wye (MoMA), Margit Rowell.
Catalogue: 600 illustrations and essays by show curators as well as Jared Ash, Nina Gurianova and Gerald Janecek.
 
 
 
Vito Acconci
Convertible Clam Shelter
1990
  Vito Acconci: Acts of Architecture
Milwaukee Art Museum
Mar. 22-Jun. 16, 2002
Traveling survey of the artist's work since 1980 through 20 works emphasizing audience interaction.
Curator: Dean Sobel, Aspen Art Museum.
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Barnett Newman
Ulysses
1952
(detail)
  Barnett Newman
Philadelphia Museum of Art
Mar. 24-Jun. 23, 2002
The first comprehensive retrospective in 30 years includes 65 paintings, six sculptures and 65 works on paper.
Curator: Ann Temkin (Philadelphia).
Catalogue: 354 pp., Yale, $65 ($45 on Amazon).
Tour: Tate Modern, Sept. 19, 2002-Jan. 5, 2003.
Funding: Ace INA.
Also on view: "Out of the Box: 20th-century Print Portfolios," Mar. 30-June 23, 2002.
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Hanging (detail)
linen with silk Chechaoven
ca. mid-1800s
  The Fabric of Moroccan Life
Indianapolis Museum of Art
Mar. 24-Jun. 23, 2002
150 rare embroideries, hangings and rugs from the 18th-20th centuries, drawn from the museum collection and under the High Patronage of His Majesty Mohammed VI, King of Morocco.
Curator: Niloo Imami-Paydar (IMA).
Catalogue: 300 pp.
Tour: Smithsonian's National Museum of African Art. Jun. 15-Aug. 30, 2003.
 
 
 
Miguel de Herrera
Portrait of a Lady
1782
  The Grandeur of Viceregal Mexico: Treasures from the Museo Franz Meyer
Museum of Fine Arts, Houston
Mar. 24-June 23, 2002
Mexican art from 1521-1821, including paintings, sculpture, furniture, metalwork, porcelain and earthenware from the collection of Franz Mayer.
Curator: David Warren (MFAH).
Catalogue: 384 pp., U. of Texas Press.
Also on view: "Questioning the Line: Gego, A Selection, 1955-1990," Mar. 17-May, 2002; "Dancer: 1999 Nudes by Irving Penn," Mar. 17-June 16, 2002; "2002 Core Artists in Residence Exhibition," Mar. 22-Apr. 21, 2002; and "Cultural Exchange: The Linking of Houston and Mexico City," Mar. 24-Aug. 4, 2002.