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      New This Month in U.S. Museums
 
 
 
George Catlin
Buffalo Bull's Back Fat, Head Chief, Blood Tribe
1832
  George Catlin and his Indian Gallery
Renwick Gallery
Sept. 6, 2002-Jan. 19, 2003
The most comprehensive display of the artist's work in more than a century includes more than 400 artworks from Catlin's original Indian gallery
Catalogue: 120 plates, W.W. Norton & Co., $60 hardcover
Tour: Selected works will travel in 2004 to celebrate the bicentennial of the Lewis and Clark expedition, premiering at the Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art, Kansas city, Feb. 7-Apr. 18, 2004
 
 
 
Henry Scott Tuke
August Blue
1893-94
  Exposed: The Victorian Nude
Brooklyn Museum of Art
Sept. 6, 2002-Jan. 5, 2003
Male and female nudes in painting and sculpture, photography, popular illustration, advertising and caricature, in a show that premiered at the Tate in London
Also on view: "The Dinner Party," Sept. 20, 2002-Feb. 9, 2003, Judy Chicago's iconic feminist installation
 
 
 
Lucy T. Pettway
"Drunkard's Path" Variation (Snowball)
ca. 1950
  The Quilts of Gee's Bend
Houston Museum of Fine Arts
Sept. 8-Nov. 10, 2002
Some 70 quilts made by four generations of artists in the isolated community of Gee's Bend in Southwest Alabama, drawn from the collection of Tinwood Alliance, a nonprofit foundation that supports African-American vernacular art
Funding: Pfaff Sewing Machines
Tour: Whitney Museum, Nov. 21, 2002-Feb. 23, 2003
 
 
 
Pascal-Adolphe-Jean Dagnan-Bouveret
Wedding at the Photographer
1879
  Against the Modern: Dagnan-Bouveret and the Transformation of the Academic Tradition
National Academy of Design Museum
Sept. 12-Dec. 8, 2002
70 paintings and other works by Pascal-Adolphe-Jean Dagnan-Bouveret (1852-1929), who attempted to infuse academic studio practice with contemporary esthetic ideas, in a show organized for the Dahesh Museum of Art but presented at the National Academy while the Dahesh relocates to new quarters
Guest curator: Gabriel P. Weisberg (U. of Minnesota)
Tour: Society of the Four Arts, Palm Beach, Fla., Jan. 3-Feb. 9, 2003
 
 
    Jo Baer: "The Minimalist Years, 1960-1975"
Dia Center for the Arts
Sept. 12-June 15, 2003
20 paintings plus drawings and prints in the first U.S. museum show since 1975 of work by the Amsterdam-based New York expatriate known for hard-edge geometric abstractions confined to the sides and edges of her canvases
Funding: Lannan Foundation, Richard Florsheim Art Fund
Also on view: Gerhard Richter, "Refraction," and Jorge Pardo, "Project," opening Sept. 4
 
 
 
Jean-Baptiste Greuze
The Ungrateful Son
ca. 1777-78
  Greuze the Draftsman
J. Paul Getty Museum
Sept. 12-Dec. 1, 2002
70 drawings by Jean-Baptiste Greuze (1725-1805) culled from international collections, in a show that debuted this spring at the Frick Collection in New York
Curator: Edgar Munhal (Frick)
Catalogue: Merrell Publishers, 284 pp., hardcover $75, softcover $45
 
 
    Winogrand 1964
International Center for Photography, New York
Sept. 13-Dec. 1, 2002
An extensive series of over 150 vintage photos made during a cross-country trip in the year following the assassination of John F. Kennedy, drawn from the Garry Winogrand Archive at the Center for Creative Photography in Tucson (which organized the show)
Also on view: "Step Right this Way: The Photographs of Edward J. Kelty," pictures of circuses and circus performers, opening Sept. 13
 
 
 
Leonardo da Vinci
Lady with an Ermine
1491
  Leonardo da Vinci and the Splendor of Poland
Milwaukee Art Museum
Sept. 13-Nov. 24, 2002
Subtitled "A history of collecting and patronage," this show features 77 paintings by Leonardo -- notably his Lady with an Ermine (1491) -- and others culled from public and private collections in Poland
Curator: Laurie Winters (Milwaukee)
Catalogue: Essays by Paul W. Knoll, Wojciech Kowalski, others (Yale)
Funding: We Energies, Christopher Seton Abele
Tour: Museum of Fine Arts, Houston, Dec. 8, 2002-Nov. 24, 2003; California Palace of the Legion of Honor, Mar. 8-May 15, 2003
 
 
 
Thomas Struth
Large Sunflower
1991
  Thomas Struth
Museum of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles
Sept. 15, 2002-Jan. 5, 2003
Over 90 photos dating from 1977 to the present by the celebrated German artist, in a show organized by the Dallas Museum of Art
Catalogue 189 pp., Yale, $50
Tour: Metropolitan Museum, Feb. 4, 2003-May 18, 2003; Chicago MCA, June-Aug. 2003
 
 
    The Native Born: Contemporary Aboriginal Art from Ramingining, Australia
Asia Society
Sept. 19-Jan. 5, 2003
Close to 200 Aboriginal paintings and sculptures, along with natural objects like stones and feathers, from the artists of Ramingining, the Aboriginal settlement in northern Australia, in an exhibition organized by the Museum of Contemporary Art, Sydney
Curator: Djon Mundine
Funding: Australia Council, Gordon Darling Foundation
 
 
 
Claude Lorrain
Study of Trees
ca. 1635-1640
  Poussin, Claude and Their World: Seventeeth-Century French Drawings from the École des Beaux-Arts, Paris
Frick Collection
Sept. 18-Dec. 1, 2002
Works by Poussin, Claude, Vouet, Le Sueur, Lebrun and some 30 artists from the 15,000-drawing collection of the oldest art school in the world (founded 1648)
Catalogue: English and French, foreword by Henry-Claude Cousseau and Samuel Sachs II, $49.95
Funding: Robert Lehman Foundation
 
 
 
Morteza Momayez
Tulips
ca. 1978-79
  Between Word and Image: Modern Iranian Visual Culture
Grey Art Gallery, NYU
Sept . 18-Dec. 7, 2002
Visual emblems of the 1979 Iranian revolution, plus other works from the 1960s and '70s, in a show organized in conjunction with the Hagop Kevorkian Center for Eastern Studies
Curators: Fereshteh Daftari and Lynn Gumpert in consultation with Shiva Balaghi, Peter Chelkowski and Haggai Ram
Catalogue: 144 pp., 20 color and 50 black-and-white illustrations
 
 
 
Chen Zhen
Jue Chang (Fifty Strokes to Each)
1998
  Chen Zhen: Inner Body Landscapes
Institute of Contemporary Art, Boston
Sept. 18-Dec. 31, 2002
A survey of the Chinese-born, Paris-based artist Chen Zhen (1955-2000), known for interactive installations of drums.
Also on view: "Alice Swinden Carter: 2002 ICA Artist Prize," Sept. 18-Dec. 31, 2002
 
 
 
Jean Fautrier
Vase of Flowers
1927
  Jean Fautrier
Haggerty Museum of Art, Milwaukee
Sept. 19-Dec. 29, 2002
The first North American museum exhibition of the French art informel painter Jean Fautrier (1989-1964) includes 40 paintings and works in other mediums
Curators: Curtis L. Carter, Karen Butler
Tour: Wallach Art Gallery, Columbia University, New York, Jan. 28-Mar. 29, 2003; Fogg Art Museum, Cambridge, Apr. 26-July 20, 2003
 
 
 
Face Mask
Dan Peoples
Ivory Coast
  Facing the Mask
Museum for African Art
Sept. 19, 2002-March 2, 2003
The inaugural exhibition at the museum's new (and temporary) facility in Long Island City (located at 36-01 43rd Ave) focuses on the use of masks across several African cultures via some 70 examples plus ediucational and interactive programming
Curator: Frank Herreman
Catalogue: 64 pp., with essays by Herreman, Babatunde Lawal
 
 
    The Shape of Color: Joan Miró's Painted Sculpture
Corcoran Gallery of Art
Sept. 21, 2002-Jan. 6, 2003
The first museum exhibition to focus on the artist's late polychrome sculpture includes major works, maquettes and drawings, and documentary photographs and films of the artist at work
Curators: Laura Coyle (Corcoran), William Jeffett (Dali Museum)
Catalogue: essay by Joan Punyet-Miro, the artist's grandson, $29.95 paper
Tour: Dali Museum, St. Petersburg, Fla., Jan. 25-Apr. 7, 2003; more tba
 
 
 
Bill Viola
Going Forth by Day
2002
  Bill Viola: Going Forth by Day
Guggenheim Museum
Sept. 21, 2002-Jan. 12, 2003
A five-part, projected digital image cycle inspired by the Egyptian Book of the Dead and including "Fire Birth," "The Path," "The Deluge," "The Voyage" and "First Light." The installation was originally commissioned for the Deutsche Guggenheim Berlin
Curators: John G. Hanhardt, Maria-Christina Villaseñor
Catalogue: Abrams, $45
 
 
 
Pierre Bonnard
The Red Checkered Tablecloth o The Dog's Lunch
(detail)
1910
  Pierre Bonnard: Early and Late
Phillips Collection
Sept. 22, 2002-Jan. 19, 2003
60 paintings, 70 other works (17 of which come from the museum collection)
Tour: Denver Art Museum, Mar. 1-May 25, 2003
 
 
    Romare Bearden: Narrations
Neuberger Museum of Art
Sept. 22-Dec. 29, 2003
61 collages and watercolors from "Bayou Fever" (sets for an uncompleted Alvin Ailey ballet), "Jazz" (a never-published book) and "New York Jazz Scenes" (developed as a backdrop for the credits of John Cassavetes' film Gloria)
Curators: Lucinda H. Gedeon, Dede Young (Neuberger)
Tour: Flint (Mich.) Institute of Art, Feb. 9-Apr.13, 2003; Delaware Art Museum, May 22-July 20, 2003
 
 
    Adam Fuss
Museum of Fine Arts, Boston
Sept. 25, 2002-Jan. 12, 2003
More than 50 photograms by the celebrated contemporary artist in a show organized by the Kunsthalle Bielefeld in Germany
 
 
 
Richard Avedon
Marilyn Monroe, Actress, New York City, May 6, 1957
1957
  Richard Avedon: Portraits
Metropolitan Museum of Art
Sept. 26, 2002-Jan. 5, 2003
180 photographs of public figures, from Charlie Chaplin to the members of Andy Warhol's Factory
Curator: Maria Morris Hambourg
Catalogue: 644 pp., accordion-style design of 50 photographs with essays by Hambourg and Mia Fineman, $35
Also on view: "Arms and Armor: Notable Acquisitions, 1991-2002, opening Sept. 4; "Cultivated Landscapes, Reflections of Nature in Chinese Painting with Selections from the Collection of Marie-Hélène and Guy Weill," opening Sept. 10; "Portraits: A Century of Photographs," opening Sept. 10; and "Cityscapes by Klee and Feininger," opening Sept. 25
 
 
 
Hans Namuth
Jackson Pollock
1950
  Portrait of the Art World: A Century of ARTnews Photographs
New-York Historical Society
Sept. 27, 2002-Jan. 5, 2003
A selection of 100 memorable photos celebrating the centenary of the oldest art magazine in the U.S., in a show organized by the Smithsonian’s National Portrait Gallery
Catalogue: Yale University Press; essays by Peter Hamill, ARTnews publisher Milton Esterow
Funding: AXA Art Insurance Corporation