Marcel Breuer: A Centennial Celebration Archives of American Art, New York City
Apr. 5-Jun. 29, 2002
Papers, letters, files, photographs and printed material documenting the career of the Hungarian architect and Whitney Museum designer.
Curator: Jean Fitzgerald, Archives.
Catalogue: New release by Isabelle Hyman, published by Abrams.
Souvenirs of A Veteran Collector: The Samuel Putnam Avery Collection New York Public Library
Apr. 5-Jun. 29, 2002
Salon-style installation of 230 prints selected from the major 1900 gift of nearly 18,000 prints by Avery, a dealer and collector who headed the American section of the Paris 1867 Exposition.
Curator: Roberta Waddell, NYPL.
Also on view: "Victorians, Moderns and Beats: New in the Berg Collection, 1994-2000," opening Apr. 26, 2002.
Gregg Bordowitz: Drive
Museum of Contemporary Art, Chicago
Apr. 5-Jul. 7, 2002
A soapbox car covered in AIDS-drug company logos, posters advocating global public access to HIV medications and film screenings of Habit, a documentary chronicling AIDS activism. The exhibition is part of the "Hope=Life" series.
Curator: Michael Rooks, MCA.
Funding: Abbott Laboratories.
Star Wars: The Magic of Myth
Brooklyn Museum of Art
Apr. 5-Jul. 7, 2002
130 models, props, costumes and characters used to create the Star Wars films are included in one of the most visited Smithsonian exhibitions of all time.
Curator: James F. Romano, BMA.
Catalogue: The 1997 hardcover edition, written by National Air and Space Museum curator Mary S. Henderson, is out of print; the 224 pp., Bantam Doubleday Dell paperback lists at $24.95.
Tour: Powerhouse Museum, Sydney, Australia, opening September 2002.
Gene (sis): Contemporary Art Explores Human Genomics
Henry Art Gallery, University of Washington
Apr. 6-Aug. 25, 2002
More than 50 works by Eduardo Kac, Jill Reynolds, Margi Geerlinks, others.
Curator: Robin Held.
Tour: Berkeley Art Museum, Aug. 26-Nov. 16, 2003; Frederick Weisman Museum of Art, Minneapolis, Jan. 25-May 2, 2004.
Matrix 197: Sanford Biggers -- Psychic Windows Berkeley Art Museum, Pacific Film Archive
Apr. 7-Jun. 2, 2002
New sculpture exploring black history, including a three-dimensional mandala.
Curator: Heidi Zuckerman Jacobson.
Also on view: "Komar and Melamid's Asian Elephant Art and Conservation Project," Apr. 10-Jul. 14, 2002
Rev. McKendree Robbins Long: Picture Painter of the Apocalypse
North Carolina Museum of Art
Apr. 7-Aug. 25, 2002
Doomsday paintings and portraits of the lady in red by the devout preacher and Outsider artist.
Curators: David Steel, Brad Thomas.
Catalogue: 120 pp., includes all the images in show and essays by the curators.
San Francisco Museum of Modern Art
Apr. 11-July 28, 2002
A four-channel video installation, the film Up an Out, Video Quartet and other video works.
Curator: Benjamin Weil, SFMoMA.
Funding: James Family Foundation.
A Century on Paper: Prints by Art Students League Artists 1901-2001 UBS PaineWebber Art Gallery, New York
Apr. 11-June 21, 2002
Works by Will Barnet, George Bellows, Dorothy Dehner, Joseph Pennell, John Sloan and other artists associated with the venerable art school on West 57th Street in New York, many from a trove of portfolios only recently discovered in a long-forgotten closet at the school.
Curator: Pam Koob, Art Students League.
Sponsor: UBS PaineWebber.
Gifts and Blessings: The Textile Arts of Madagascar National Museum of African Art, Washington, D.C.
Apr. 14-Sept. 2, 2002
Wraps, burial shrouds, marriage cloths, fashion and textile art exhibited in a historical context.
Curators: Christine Mullen Kreamer, Sarah Fee.
The Sacred Spaces of Pieter Saenredam
J. Paul Getty Museum
Apr. 16-Jul. 7, 2002
The only American venue for this collection of 64 drawings and paintings of Utrecht churches. Organized by the Centraal Museum, Utrecht, the Netherlands.
Curators: Lee Hendrix, Scott Schaefer, Getty.
Catalogue: 304 pp., 97 color illustrations, 27 black-and-white illustrations, edited by Liesbeth M. Helmus with sections written by Arie de Groot, Geraldine can Heemstra and Michiel C. Plomp.
Also on view: "The Geometry of Seeing: Perspective and the Dawn of Virtual Space," opening Apr. 16.
Five by Five: Contemporary Artists on Contemporary Art
Whitney Museum of American Art
Apr. 18-Jul. 5, 2002
New works by Reed Anderson, Rina Banerjee, Susan Graham, Ryan Humphrey and Larry Krone shown together and inspired by five works from the Whitney collection by Mike Kelley, Donald Lipski, Charles Ray, Tom Sachs and Chris Wool.
Catalogue: Free brochure with introduction and interviews by Shamim M. Momin.
Paula Rego: Celestina's House
Yale Center for British Art
Apr. 18-Jul. 5, 2002
Figurative pastels and lithographs by the muscular London-based figurative painter.
Curator: Gillian Forrester, Yale.
Catalogue: 84 pp., introduction by Fiona Bradley.
The Collective Zilkha Gallery, Wesleyan University, Middletown, Conn.
Apr. 19-May 19, 2002
Drawn and painted portraits of women found in flea markets, second-hand stores and low-end auctions, dating from the turn of the century to the 1950s, collected over the last 13 years.
Curator: Nina Felshin, Zilkha.
Trembling: An Installation by Francisco Ruiz de Infante Blaffer Gallery, Houston
Apr. 20-June 9, 2002
The first major U.S. museum installation by the France-based Basque artist, constructed on site by the artist, transforms the first floor of the museum into a parcours of dislocation and anxiety.
Curator: Terrie Sultan, Blaffer.
Sponsor: Association Franais D'Action Artistique/Ministry of Foreign Affairs.
Edwin Dickinson: Dreams and Realities
Albright-Knox Art Gallery
Apr. 27-July 14, 2002
Retrospective of landscapes, self-portraits, nudes, still lifes, and large-scale works by the mysterious painter's painter.
Curator: Douglas Dreishpoon, Albright-Knox.
Tour: Pennsylvania Academy of the Arts, Sept. 14-Nov. 24, 2002; National Academy of Design, Jan. 29-Apr. 13, 2003; Sheldon Memorial Art Gallery, Lincoln, Neb., Aug. 29-Nov. 9, 2003.
ABCD: A Collection of Art Brut
High Museum of Art
Apr. 27-Aug. 24, 2002
More than 100 works by Outsider artists and those inspired by them, including Jean Dubuffet, Pablo Picasso, Paul Klee and Max Ernst, in a show that originated at the American Museum of Folk Art in New York.
Curator: Brooke Anderson, MAFA; Jenifer Borum, art historian and writer.
Catalogue: 375 pp.
Funding: Sam and Betsey Farber.
New York: Capital of Photography
Apr. 28-Sept. 2, 2002
More than 100 photographs from private and public collections by 60 Jewish photographers, including Alfred Stieglitz, Diane Arbus and Walker Evans.
Curator: Critic and photographer Max Kozloff; coordinated by Karen Levitov, Jewish Museum.
Catalogue: 216 pp., biographies of photographers, 15 color plates, 86 full page duotone plates, 30 additional duotone illustrations, softcover $35, hardcover $50.