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      New This Month in U.S. Museums
 
 
 
Edward Weston
Chambered Nautilus
1927
  Edward Weston: Photography and Modernism
Phillips Collection
June 1-Aug. 18, 2002
Over 140 vintage prints by Weston dating from 1920-48, with additional works by Alfred Stieglitz, Imogen Cunningham, Charles Sheeler, Willem de Kooning and more. This show is the third in a series organized by the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, from the collection of Mrs. William H. Lane; it has been touring since 1999.
Catalogue: 229 pp., introduction by Theodore Stebbins Jr., additional essays by Karen Quinn and Leslie Furth, $75.
 
 
 
Paul and Henri Vever
Owl Comb
French
1900
  Matières de Rêves: Stuff of Dreams from the Paris Musée des Arts Décoratifs
Wadsworth Atheneum
June 1-Sept. 1, 2002
100 works of silver, ivory, porcelain, glass, jewelry and furniture of French design, organized by the Portland Museum of Art
Curators: Penelope Hunter-Stiebel (Portland), Odile Nouvel (Musée des Arts Decoratifs), Linda H. Roth (Wadsworth)
Catalogue: 134 pp. by Hunter-Stiebel and Nouvel
Funding: Florence Gould Foundation
Tour: Birmingham (Ala.) Museum of Art, Sept. 22, 2002-Jan. 5, 2003.
 
 
 
Reuben Kadish
Lamentation
1935
  On-Ramps: Transitional Moments in California Art
Pasadena Museum of California Art
June 1-Sept. 1, 2002
127 works of art, architecture and design from the 1850s to the present arranged by historical themes in the museum's inaugural exhibition
Curators: Nancy Moure, Michael Duncan, Peter Frank, Thomas Solomon
 
 
 
Hulleah J. Tsinhnahjinnie
Nobody's Pet Indian
detail
1990-1993
  Parallels and Intersections: Art/Women/California, 1950-2000
San Jose Museum of Art
June 1-Nov. 3, 2002
90 women artists, from Eleanor Antin to Catherine Opie and Kara Walker, in an exhibition highlighting historical correspondences
Curator: Diana Fuller
Catalogue: 350 pp., essays by Angela Davis, Karin Higa, Rosa Fregosa, others
 
 
 
Alfred Stieglitz
Self-portrait
1907
  Alfred Stieglitz: Known and Unknown
National Gallery of Art
June 2-Sept. 2, 2002
Approximately 100 photographs celebrating the NGA's new catalogue of the 1,600-photo Alfred Stieglitz Collection
Tour: Museum of Fine Arts, Houston, Oct. 6, 2002-Jan. 5, 2003
Funding: Eastman Kodak
 
 
 
Robert Venturi
Sainsbury Wing, National Gallery, London
1985-91
  Out of the Ordinary
Museum of Contemporary Art, San Diego
June 2-Sept. 8, 2002
Postmodern architecture and design by Robert Venturi, Denise Scott Brown and Associates
Curators: Kathryn B. Hiesinger with Professors David B. Brownlee and David G. DeLong (Philadelphia Museum)
Catalogue: 320 pp., 375 illustrations
Funding: Sue K. and Dr. Charles C. Edwards
 
 
 
Frederic Edwin Church
n.d.
lithograph by Sarony, Major & Knapp N.Y.
  Fire and Ice: Treasures from the Photographic Collection of Frederic Church at Olana
Dahesh Museum of Art
June 4-Aug. 24, 2002
55 photographs compiled by the great 19th-century landscapist of his subjects in the Americas and the Caribbean, along with the artist's oil sketches and designs
Curator: Thomas Weston Fels
 
 
 
Paul Cézanne
  David to Cézanne: Nineteenth-Century French Drawings
Morgan Library
June 6-Sept. 8, 2002
Nearly 100 drawings by Ingres, David, Degas, Cézanne, others
Curator: Cara Dufour (Morgan)
Also on view: "A Love Affair with Line Drawings by Al Hirschfeld," opening June 6
 
 
 
Vito Acconci
Adjustable Wall Bra
1990-91
  Vito Acconci/Acconci Studio: Acts of Architecture
Aspen Art Museum
June 7-Sept. 15, 2002
Approximately ten sculptures from the 1980s and 90s, as well as a display system for models, photo-documentation and selected texts relating to various public works and architectural projects
Curator: Dean Sobel, Milwaukee Art Museum
Catalogue: 98 pp., essays by Dean Sobel and Sanford Kwinter
 
 
 
Miriam Backstrom
Exhibitions and Presentations, Model homes, Stockholm, 1998
1998-2000
  Out of Place: Contemporary Art and the Architectural Uncanny
Museum of Contemporary Art, Chicago
June 8-Aug. 11, 2002
Displacement and the unheimlich, via works by 14 artists, including Miriam Bäckström, Johanna Bresnick, Monica Bonvicini, Miles Coolidge, Sam Durant, Julia Fish and others
Curator: Dominic Molon (MCA)
Tour: Samuel P. Harn Art Museum, Gainesville, Fla, Sept. 3-Dec. 1, 2002
 
 
 
José Clemente Orozco
Queensboro Bridge
1928
  José Clemente Orozco in the United States, 1927-1934
Hood Museum of Art, Hannover, N.H.
June 8-Dec. 15, 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 list, with essays by Dawn Ades, Alicia Azuela, Rita Ede, others
Tour: Museo de Arte Carrillo Gil, Mexico City, Jan. 25-Apr. 13, 2003 (the exhibition debuted at the San Diego Museum of Art)
 
 
 
H. C. Westermann
Memorial to the Idea of Man if He Was Idea
1958
  H.C. Westermann
Los Angeles Museum of Contemporary Art at the Geffen Contemporary
June 9-Sept. 8, 2002
The first posthumous retrospective of the artist includes approximately 130 sculptures, 20 works on paper and ephemera in a traveling show organized by the Chicago MCA
Curators: Lynne Warren, Michael Rooks (MCA)
Catalogues: 212 pp. exhibition catalogue and a 398 pp. catalogue raisonné
 
 
    Banaras: The Luminous City
Asia Society
June 11-Aug. 18, 2002
Nineteenth-century and contemporary photographs of Banaras, the sacred city situated on the banks of the Ganges, plus a multi-media installation exploring the spiritual and social aspects of the city that includes an "e-rickshaw" that allows viewers to navigate the streets of a projected view of Banaras by moving the handlebars
 
 
 
Artemisia Gentileschi
Judith Slaying Holofernes
1612-13
  Orazio and Artemisia Gentileschi: Father and Daughter Painters in Baroque Italy
Saint Louis Art Museum
June 14-Sept 15, 2002
Approximately 50 works by Orazio, Caravaggio's most gifted follower, and 35 by Artemisia, his daughter and the most celebrated female painter of the century, in a show that has already appeared at the Met
Curators: Judith Mann (Saint Louis Museum), Keith Christiansen (Met), Rossella Vodret (Soprintendenza per i Beni Artistici e Storici de Roma)
Tour: Museo del Palazzo di Venezia, Rome, Oct. 15-Jan. 6, 2002;
Catalogue: 480 pp., $70 (Yale)
Funding: Gail and Parker Gilbert Fund, NEA
 
 
 
James Koehler
Summer Dances III
2002
  The Renwick Invitational: Four Discoveries in Craft
Smithsonian American Art Museum, Renwick Gallery
June 14-Oct. 14, 2002
50 objects by four artisans: James Koehler, Gyöngy Laky, Kristina Logan and Kim Rawdin Curator: Kenneth Trapp (Smithsonian)
 
 
    Michael Sweerts 1618-1664: Flemish Master of the Sacred and Profane
California Palace of the Legion of Honor
June 15-Aug. 25, 2002
40 paintings and 20 engravings by the European artist known for his intriguing images of artists at work in the studio
Tour: This is the second stop of a show that was coorganized with the Rijksmuseum, Amsterdam, where it premiered, and the Wadsworth Athenaeum, where it opens Sept. 1, 2002
 
 
    Stanley Tretick: The Kennedy Years
Corcoran Gallery
June 15-Aug. 19, 2002
Photos of the Kennedy family from the 1950s and '60s, plus pictures from the Korean War, by the late photojournalist and Hollywood still photographer
Curator: Philip Brookman (Corcoran)
 
 
 
Jacob Lawrence
Self-Portrait
1977
  Over the Line: The Art and Life of Jacob Lawrence
High Museum of Art
June 15-Sept. 8, 2002
Nearly 200 works by the leading 20th-century artist, in a show that premiered at the Phillips Collection
Funding: ExxonMobil, AT&T
 
 
 
David Byrne
More Songs about Buildings and Food
1978
  The LP Show
Andy Warhol Museum
June 16-Aug. 18, 2002
More than 2,000 record covers from more than 50 collections, chosen for their design and organized thematically
Curator: Carlo McCormick
Also on view: "Off Guard: The Photographs of Ron Galella," opening June 16, 2002
 
 
 
Frederick J. Brown
They had the Right to Sing the Blues
1995
  Frederick J. Brown: Portraits in Jazz, Blues, and Other Icons
Kemper Museum of Contemporary Art, Kansas City, Mo.
June 16-Sept. 1, 2002
Portraits of Louis Armstrong, B.B. King, Stagger Lee, Billie Holiday, some 25 others
Curator: Lowery Stokes Sims (Studio Museum)
Tour: New Orleans Museum of Art, Feb. 1-Mar. 16, 2003; Studio Museum of Harlem, Apr. 23-Jun. 29, 2003
 
 
 
Gustav Klimt
Orchard
1905
  Gustav Klimt: Landscapes
Clark Art Institute, Williamstown, Mass.
June 17-Sept. 2, 2002
15 large-scale landscapes are the focus of a region-wide series of exhibitions of Austrian art dubbed "The Vienna Project"
Curator: Stephan Koja (Galerie Belvedere), Richard Rand (Clark)
Catalogue: Essays by Christian Huemer, Stephan Koja, Peter Peer, Verena Perlhefter, Carl Schorske, Erhard Stöbe and Anselm Wagner, $65 hardcover, $35 softcover
Also on view: "Josef Hoffmann: Homes of the Wittgensteins," "Otto Wagner: The Academy of Fine Arts," "Bernardo Bellotto: Views of Imperial Vienna," opening June 17, 2002
Tour: Galerie Belvedere, Vienna, Oct. 23, 2002-Feb. 23, 2003
 
 
 
Thomas Eakins
Starting Out After Rail
1874
  Thomas Eakins
Metropolitan Museum of Art
June 18-Sept. 15, 2002
60 major works in oil as well as watercolors, drawings and sculptures, plus 120 photographs by Eakins and his circle. Organized by the Philadelphia Museum of Art
Curators: H. Barbara Weinberg and Jeff L. Rosenheim (Met), Darrel Sewell (Philadelphia)
Catalogue: Essays by H. Barbara Weinberg, Carol Troyen, Marc Simpson, others
Funding: Fleet
 
 
 
Paul Gauguin
Self-Portrait with Palette
(detail)
ca. 1894
  Gauguin in New York Collections: The Lure of the Exotic
Metropolitan Museum of Art
June 18-Oct. 20, 2002
Approximately 120 works drawn from New York public and private collections --including more than 60 from the Met's own holdings span the breadth of Gauguin's career.
Curators: Colta Ives and Susan Alyson Stein, Met.
Catalogue: Essays by the curators and the paintings conservator, Charlotte Hale
Funding: Suez
 
 
    The Age of Impressionism: European Painting from the Ordrupgaard Collection, Copenhagen
Metropolitan Museum of Art
June 18-Sept. 8, 2002
80 paintings by Degas, Gauguin, Monet, Pissarro and Danish artists.
Also on view: "Summer Selections: Scenes and Citizens of the Early Republic in Watercolor," opening June 4, 2002; "Herzfeld in Samarra," notebooks and drawings by the archeologist Ernst Emile Herzfeld, opening June 5, 2002
 
 
 
María Fernanda Cardoso
Cemetery -- Vertical Garden/Cementerio -- jardín vertical
(detail)
1992-99
  Ultrabaroque: Aspects of Post-Latin American Art
Miami Art Museum
June 20-Sept. 1, 2002
Painting, sculpture, photography video and installation by 16 contemporary artists from Brazil, Chile, Colombia, Mexico, Spain, Venezuela and the U.S, in a traveling show that premiered at the MCA San Diego
Curator: Cheryl Hartup (MAM)
 
 
 
Nikki S. Lee
The Hispanic Project
1998
  Open City: Street Photographs since 1950
Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden
June 20-Sept. 8, 2002
140 works by 19 artists including Nikki S. Lee, Jeff Wall and Catherine Opie
Curators: Kerry Brougher (Hirshhorn), Russell Ferguson (Hammer)
Catalogue: 205 pp., $35
 
 
 
Joan Mitchell
La Grande Vallée
1983
  The Paintings of Joan Mitchell
Whitney Museum of American Art
June 20-Sept. 29, 2002
60 works spanning the career of the Abstract Expressionist
Curator: Jane Livingston
Catalogue: Text by Jane Livingston, essays by Linda Nochlin and Yvette Lee
Tour: Birmingham (Ala.) Museum of Art, Fort Worth MMA, Phillips Collection
Also on view: "Claes Oldenburg Drawings, 1959-1977, Claes Oldenburg with Coosje van Bruggen Drawings, 1992-1998," opening June 7; "Visions from America: Photographs from the Whitney Museum of American Art," opening June 20; and "Jack Goldstein: Films and Performance," opening June 27
 
 
 
Nancy Burson
Baby Elvis
1989-90
  Seeing and Believing: The Art of Nancy Burson
Blaffer Gallery, Houston
June 22-Sept. 8, 2002
The "Age Machine, the "Human Race Machine" and other works by the conceptual photographer, in a show that premiered at the Grey Art Gallery, NYU
Also on view: "Michael Byron: The Amitin Notebook Project, June 22-Sept. 8, 2002
 
 
 
Gerhard Richter
Seascape (Sea-Sea) (Seestücky (See See))
1970
  Gerhard Richter: 40 Years of Painting
Art Institute of Chicago
June 22-Sept. 15, 2002
Nearly 200 works by the German postmodernist painter in an exhibition that debuted at the Museum of Modern Art
Curator: Robert Storr (MoMA), Neal Benezra (AIC)
Tour: San Francisco MoMA, Hirshhorn Museum
 
 
 
Yoko Ono
Cut Piece
1965
  Y E S Yoko Ono
San Francisco Museum of Modern Art
June 22-Sept. 15, 2002
Over 150 works spanning 40 years and many media, focusing on the beginning of the artist's career; Ono will perform Blue Room Event
Curator: Alexandra Munroe (Japan Society Gallery), Janet Bishop and Clara Kim have organized the SFMoMA presentation
Catalogue: 350 pp., including a CD
Also on view: "Willem de Kooning: Tracing the Figure," opening June 27, 2002
 
 
 
John Baldessari
Everything is Purged...
1966-68
  From Pop to Now
Frances Young Tang Art Gallery, Saratoga Springs, N.Y.
June 22-Sept. 29, 2002
100 works by 45 artists from the Sonnabend Collection, including Cy Twombly, Jime Dine, Anselm Kiefer, Andy Warhol and Jeff Koons
Curator: Charles Stainback (Skidmore)
Tour: Wexner Center for the Arts; Milwaukee Art Museum
 
 
    When 1 is 2: The Art of Alighiero e Boetti
Contemporary Arts Museum, Houston
June 22-Oct. 6, 2002
More than 60 works, nearly half of which are from a private Houston collection compromise the largest ever Boetti exhibition assembled in the U.S.
Curator: Paola Morsiani
Catalogue: 120 pp., essays by Morsiani and Barry Schwabsky
 
 
 
Sven Påhlsson
Sprawlville or Life at Highway Exit Ramp
2001
  Out of Site
New Museum of Contemporary Art
June 27-Oct. 13, 2002
Fictional architectural spaces and topographies, via works by Haluk Akakçe, Ricci Albenda, Aziz + Chucher, Nina Bovasso, Craig Kalpakjian, Patrick Meagher, Shirley Tse, others
Curator: Anne Ellegood
Funding: Altoids
 
 
 
Gustav Klimt
The Dancer
ca. 1916-18
  New Worlds: German and Austrian Art, 1890-1940
Neue Galerie, New York
June 28-Sept. 1, 2002
The inaugural show of works by Klimt, Schiele, Kokoschka and more returns to the new museum founded by Ronald S. Lauder and the late Serge Sabarsky
 
 
    Moving Pictures
Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum, New York
June 28, 2002-Jan. 28, 2003
Photography and film form the 1960s and 70s by conceptual artists such as Vito Acconci, Bruce Nauman, and Robert Smithson, with more recent work by artists such as Pierre Huyghe, William Kentridge and Shirin Neshat
Curators: Lisa Dennison, John Hanhardt and Nancy Spector (Guggenheim)
Catalogue: designed by Associates in Science
 
 
 
Pinin Farina
Cisitalia 202 GT
1946
  AUTObodies: Speed, Sport, Transport
MoMA QNS
June 29-Sept. 16, 2002
The Museum of Modern Art unveils its new Queens annex with a show of its collection of autos, plus four other exhibitions: "To Be Looked At: Painting and Sculpture from the Collection," "Tempo," "A Walk through Astoria and Other Places in Queens: Photographs by Rudy burckhardt" and "Projects 76: Francis Alÿs."
 
 
 
Dennis Oppenheim
Echo
1973
  Into the Light: The Projected Image in American Art, 1964-1977
Cleveland Museum of Art
June 30, 2002-Sept. 8, 2002
Film installations by Vito Acconci, Anthony McCall, Robert Morris, Burce Nauman, Dennis Oppenheim and several other pioneers of process and Body Art, in a show that premiered at the Whitney Museum last October
 
 
 
Jean Siméon Chardin
Still Life with Game
ca. 1760-65
  Anne Vallayer-Coster: Painter to the Court of Marie-Antoinette
National Gallery of Art
June 30-Sept. 25, 2002
The first retrospective of the 18th-century French still-life painter features 40 of her paintings plus works by Chardin, Vigée-Lebrun and other contemporaries, in a show organized by the Dallas Museum of Art
Tour: Dallas Museum, Oct. 13, 2002-Jan. 5, 2003, Frick Collection, Jan. 21-Mar. 23, 2003, Musée des Beaux Arts, Nancy, Apr. 20-July 13, 2003
 
 
 
Large pendant in the form of a bird
ca. late 16th-first quarter 17th century
  Treasury of the World: The Jeweled Arts in the Age of the Mughals
Museum of Fine Arts, Houston
June 30-Oct. 27, 2002
300 objects including the "Talisman of the Throne," a 249.31 carat ruby inscribed with the names of four of its owners from the al-Sabah Collection in Kuwait from the Indian empire
Curator: Manuel Keene (Kuwait National Museum), and Frances Marzio (MFAH)
Catalogue: 160 pp., written by Manuel Keene, $29.95 softcover
Also on view: "Imperial Portraits from the Mughal Courts from the Arthur M. Sackler Gallery, Smithsonian Institution," opening June 30, 2002; and "Glass of Imperial Rome from the John F. Fort Collection," opening June 4, 2002
 
 
 
Eliza Proctor
  ARTFRONT\WATERFRONT: Artists Explore the Staten Island North Shore
Snug Harbor Cultural Center
June 30, 2002-Jan. 2003
30 works by 20 artists commissioned to work with the Staten Island landscape and community