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      New This Month in U.S. Museums
 
 
 
Jenny Hearn
Stars on Rocks
1998
  Six Continents of Quilts: The American Craft Museum Collection
UBS PaineWebber Art Gallery
July 3-Sept. 13, 2002
More than 50 quilts from around the world focusing on work by contemporary artists
Curator: Ursula Newman, American Craft Museum
 
 
    Warm Up 2002: Playa Urbana/Urban Beach
P.S.1 Contemporary Art Center
July 6-Aug. 31, 2002
Reflecting pools, showers, and works of interactive architecture by William E. Massie are installed in the courtyard of the museum to play host to live Saturday performances by acts including Antibalas, Fischerspooner, Kid Koala, DJ Spooky, Los Amigos Invisibles and the Anti Pop Consortium
 
 
 
Gustave Le Gray
The Great Wave, Sète
1857
  Gustave Le Gray, Photographer
J. Paul Getty Museum
July 9-Sept. 29, 2002
The largest exhibition ever of Le Gray works consists of more than 100 rare photographs, dating from 1850-67 and depicting atmospheric landscapes, Egyptian temples, Mediterranean seascapes and portraits of the Parisienne elite
Curator: Gordon Baldwin, Getty
Catalogue: Gustave Le Gray, 1820-1884, 416 pp. with 237 color illustrations and 113 black-and-white illustrations, by Sylvie Aubenas, hardcover $100, softcover $50
Also on view: "Songs of Praise: Illuminated Choir Books," opening July 23
 
 
 
Beauford Delaney
Portrait of James Baldwin
1963
  Beauford Delaney: Color Yellow
Studio Museum in Harlem
July 10-Sept. 22, 2002
30 abstract and figurative works dating from the1940s into the early 70s and using thecolor yellow as a symbolic device

Curator: Richard J. Powell, Duke University
Also on view: "Ironic/Iconic," "Edgar Arceneaux : Drawings of Removal," opening July 10
 
 
 
Michal Rovner
Still from Overhanging
1999
  Michal Rovner
Whitney Museum of American Art
July 11-Oct. 13, 2002
Over 60 photographic works, 11 monoprints and three video installations in the Israeli-born artist's mid-career survey
Curator: Sylvia Wolf
Catalogue: 220 pp. with 95 color illustrations, a transcript of a conversation between Rovner and Leon Golub and essays by Sylvia Wolf and Michael Rush
Also on view at the Philip Morris branch: "Paul Henry Ramirez: Space Addiction," and "Outer City, Inner Space: Teresita Fernandez, Stephen Hendee and Ester Partegas," opening July 18
 
 
 
Flag Gate
Jefferson County, New York
ca. 1876
  American Anthem Part II: Masterworks from the American Folk Art Museum
American Folk Art Museum
July 11-Jan. 5, 2002
225 objects, a third of which were made by self-taught 20th-century artists, in the second of three inaugural exhibitions celebrating the museum's new building
Curators: Stacy C. Hollander and Brooke Davis Anderson
Catalogue: 432 pp., foreword by museum director Gerard C. Wetkin, essays by the curators and others, published in association with Harry N. Abrams
Funding: Philip Morris
Also on view: "Painted Saws/Jacob Kass," opening July 20
 
 
 
Leah Gilliam
Agenda for a Landscape
2002
  Leah Gilliam: Agenda for a Landscape
New Museum of Contemporary Art
July 11-Sept. 22, 2002
The Zenith Media Lounge is transformed into an abandoned NASA command center complete with Martian footage
Funding: Creative Capital
 
 
 
Jeff Koons
Mountains
2000
  Jeff Koons: Easyfun -- Ethereal
Guggenheim Museum, New York
July 12-Sept. 3, 2002
Seven large-scale pop art paintings commissioned by the Deutsche Guggenheim Berlin
Curators: Lisa Dennison and Robert Rosenblum, Guggenheim
Catalogue: 80 pp. with essays by David Sylvester and Robert Rosenblum, hardcover $45
 
 
 
John Singer Sargent
Mrs. Henry White
1883
  The Gilded Cage: Views of American Women, 1873-1921
Corcoran Gallery of Art
July 13-Aug. 27, 2002
Turn-of-the-century art featuring images of women by Mary Cassatt, Childe Hassam, John Singer Sargent and Edmund Tarbell
Curator: Sarah Cash, Corcoran
Also on view: "Peripheral Vision: The Art of William Newman" and "Stanley Tretick: The Kennedy Years," opening July 1
 
 
 
W. Eugene Smith
Untitled
(Sixth Street Bridge over Allegheny River)
ca. 1955
  Dream Street: W. Eugene Smith's Pittsburgh Photographs
Center for Creative Photography, Tucson
July 13-Sept. 29, 2002
195 photographs from Smith's unfinished 1955-57 documentation of Pittsburgh
Curator: Sam Stephenson, Duke University, and Linda Batis, Carnegie Museum
Catalogue: 176 pp. edited by Sam Stephenson, $39.95
 
 
 
Kinderchuldigung
(children's hommage to Kaiser)
May 21, 1908
  Prelude to a Nightmare: Art, Politics and Hitler's Early Years in Vienna 1906-1913
Williams College Museum of Art
July 13-Sept. 29, 2002
150 paintings, drawings, watercolors, prints, posters, photographs, books and ephemera exploring four centuries of Viennese art and culture in the context of Nazi politics and esthetics. The exhibition is part of the "Vienna Project," a collaboration of 11 arts and cultural institutuions in the Berkshires
Curator: Deborah Rothschild, WCMA
Catalogue: A gallery guide will be available at the exhibition, as will be Brigitte Hamann's Hitler's Vienna, the book that inspired the show
 
 
 
Roberto Matta
A Grave Situation
1946
  Matta in America
Museum of Contemporary Art, Chicago
July 13-Oct. 20, 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 with MCA, Los Angeles
Curators: Elizabeth Smith and Colette Datnall
Catalogue: 88 pp., MCA Chicago, $25, with texts by Elizabeth A.T. Smith, James W. Alsdorf and Colette Cartnall, with additional text by MoMA curator emeritus William Rubin
 
 
 
Ellsworth Kelly
Spectrum Colors Arranged by Chance VII
1951
  Ellsworth Kelly
San Francisco Museum of Modern Art
July 13, 2002-Jan. 5, 2003
58 works spanning the artist's 50-year career, featuring 22 works recently acquired by the museum from the artist
Curator: Madeline Grynsztejn, SFMOMA
Catalogue: 100 pp., $29.95
Also on view: "Taken by Design: Photographs form the Institute of Design, 1937-1971," opening July 20
 
 
    Traditional Arts of Mexico: Beauty from the Hand
Seattle Art Museum
July 13, 2002-Apr. 27, 2003
Folk art with displays of textiles and dance masks and special section of works drawn from the collection of Leslie Grace
 
 
 
Weegee with his Speed Graphic camera
1944
  Weegee's World: Life, Death and the Human Drama
Cincinatti Art Museum
July 14-Sept. 15, 2002
Over 100 photographs by the cutting-edge New York photojournalist in a show organized by the International Center of Photography
Curator: Ellen Handy, ICP
Catalogue: 264 pp., essays by Ellen Handy and Alain Bergala, $75 hardcover
Funding: Ashland
 
 
 
Bartolomé Esteban Murillo
Saint Susta
ca. 1665
  Bartolomé Esteban Murillo (1617-1682)
Los Angeles County Museum of Art
July 14-Oct. 6, 2002
34 portraits and paintings of everyday life by the 17th-century Spanish master, in a show organized with the Kimbell Art Museum
Curator: Suzanne L. Stratton-Pruitt
Catalogue: Abrams, $60, with essays on Murillo's life and works by Claire Barry, Jonathan Brown, Peter Cherry, William B. Jordan, Suzanne L. Stratton-Pruitt
 
 
 
The Grafters Sisters with Bee Keeping Helmet
  The Grafter's Shack
Wave Hill, the Bronx
July 14-Oct. 29, 2002
An outdoor installation about bee keeping by artist J. Morgan Puett
Curator: Jennifer McGregor
 
 
 
Tiffany déor cup and saucer
1898-99
  Hungarian Ceramics from the Zsolnay Manufactory, 1853-2001
Bard Graduate Center for Studies in the Decorative Arts, Design and Culture, New York
July 17-Oct. 13, 2002
More than 200 objects as well as a selection of archival material that showcases ceramic arts and design
Catalogue: Historical introduction with 19 essays and a glossary of ceramics production techniques
 
 
 
Furoshiki
early Shôwa period
ca. 1926-35
  Fukusa and Furoshiki: A Gift of Splendid Japanese Gift Covers and Wrapping Cloths
Art Institute of Chicago
July 17-Oct. 13, 2002
Gift cloths (fukusa) and wrapping cloths (furoshik) from the Ralph and Mary Hays Collection of Japanese textiles
Curator: Christa C. Thurman
 
 
 
Ron Mueck
Untitled (Big Man)
2000
  Directions: Ron Mueck
Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden
July 18-Oct. 27, 2002
Four sculptures -- a man's head, a baby, an old woman and an old man -- are featured in the first solo U.S. museum show of work by the yBa celebrated for an uncanny realism
Curator: Sidney Lawrence, Hirshhorn
 
 
 
William Kentridge
Film still from Shadow Procession
1999
  William Kentridge
Los Angeles County Museum of Art
July 21-Oct. 6, 2002
11 animated films, over 60 drawings, two sculptural installations and more in a show that originated at the New Museum in New York
Curator: Stephanie Barron, LACMA
Catalogue: 176 pp., produced by the New Museum and MCA, $45
Funding: Philip Morris
 
 
    Great Masters of Mexican Folk Art from the Collection of Fomento Cultural Banamex
National Museum of the American Indian, New York
July 21, 2002-Mar. 15, 2003
181 artists from all 31 states of Mexico, including 21 indigenous cultures from 19 of those states, on display with pre-Columbian objects
Curator: Candida Fernadez de Calderon, Fomento
Funding: Banamexciti, Fomento Cultural, Corona, Conaculta, Tequila Harradura and Aeromexico
 
 
 
Munakata Shiko
Kintaro
from the two-panel screen
Kintaro;Momotaro
1953
  Munakata Shiko: Japanese Master of the Modern Print
Philadelphia Museum of Art
July 27-Nov. 10, 2002
More than 100 prints from all phases of the artist's career, along with a selection of his paintings, calligraphy, and ceramics
Curators: Dr. Felice Fischer and John Ittmann, Philadelphia
Catalogue: Bilingual, co-authored by Dr. Felice Fischer, Robert T. Singer, Hollis Goodall and Kawai Masatomo