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      New This Month in U.S. Museums
 
 
 
Pablo Picasso
Bust of a Woman
1909
  Picasso: The Cubist Portraits of Fernande Olivier
National Gallery of Art
Oct. 1, 2003-Jan. 18, 2004
Some 50 Cubist portraits of Picasso's mistress made in 1909, including the NGA's recent acquisition, a bronze Head of a Woman (Fernande)
Curator: Jeffrey Weiss
Catalogue: 192 pp., Princeton University Press, $39.95 softcover
Tour: Nasher Sculpture Center, Dallas, Feb. 15, 2004-May 9, 2004
 
 
 
Jay DeFeo
The Eyes
1958
  Beside The Rose: Selected Works by Jay DeFeo
Whitney Museum
Oct. 2, 2003-Feb. 29, 2004
Approximately 25 works by the legendary Bay Area artist Jay DeFeo (1929-89)
Curator: Dana Miller
Catalogue: Jay DeFeo and "The Rose," 224 pp., Whitney Museum/University of California, $45 hardcover
Funding: Dan and Anna Benton
Also on view: "In Conversation," 30 photographs by Aaron Siskind, Oct. 4, 2003-Feb. 1, 2004
 
 
 
Kthe Kollwitz
Never Again War!
1923-24
Staatsgalerie Stuttgart
  Kthe Kollwitz: The Art of Compassion
Frances Lehman Loeb Art Center, Vassar College
Oct. 3-Dec. 14, 2003
72 drawings and prints plus five sculptures in a show organized and circulated by the Art Gallery of Ontario
Curator: Brenda Rix (AGO)
Also on view: "Views of Women: Prints in Germany, 1880-1905"
 
 
 
Ignacio Zulooga y Zabaleta
Portrait of Anita Ramirez in Black
1916
  About Time: 700 Years of European Painting
Brooklyn Museum of Art
Opening Oct. 3, 2003
A new installation of 100 of the museum's European paintings, ranging from a ca. 1325 Last Supper to Picasso's Woman in Gray (1942), in the recently renovated Beaux Arts Court
Curator: Judith F. Dolkart
Funding: Iris and B. Gerald Cantor Foundation, Spencer Hays, Arthur Richenthal
 
 
 
Lee Bontecou in her New York studio, 1963.
Photo by Ugo Mulas
  Lee Bontecou: A Retrospective
UCLA Hammer Museum
Oct. 5, 2003-Jan. 11, 2004
Approximately 50 sculptures and 75 drawings by the American artist Lee Bontecou (b. 1931), known for organic wall abstractions built on a welded 3D steel armature. The show is co-organized with the Museum of Contemporary Art, Chicago
Curators: Elizabeth Smith (MCA), Anne Philbin (Hammer)
Tour: MCA Chicago, Feb. 14-May 30, 2004; MoMA QNS, July 28-Sept. 27, 2004
Funding: Altria, Henry Luce Foundation, NEA
Catalogue: Lee Bontecou: A Retrospective of Sculpture and Drawing, 1958-2000, essays by Smith, Mona Hadler, Robert Storr, 212 pp., Abrams, $45 hardcover
 
 
 
Victory over Mara
Tibet
ca. 11th century
Los Angeles County Museum of Art
  The Circle of Bliss
Los Angeles County Museum of Art
Oct. 5, 2003-Jan. 4, 2004
160 Tibetan, Nepalese, Mongolian, Indian and Chinese paintings, manuscripts, sculptures, textiles and ritual implements that illuminate the ideals and teachings of the Chakrasamvara Tantra and other key Himalayan Buddhist tantras
Curators: Stephen Markel (LACMA), John C. Huntington (Ohio State U), Dina Bangdel (Western Michigan U)
Tour: The exhibition is organized with the Columbus Museum of Art, where it appears Feb. 6-May 9, 2004
Funding: E. Rhodes and Leona B. Carpenter Foundation, NEA, others
Also on view: "Luxury Textiles East and West: Dress and Identity," Oct. 30, 2003-July 5, 2004
 
 
 
El Greco
Portrait of an Elderly Gentleman
Late 1580s or 1590s
Museo Nacional del Prado, Madrid
  El Greco
Metropolitan Museum
Oct. 7, 2003-Jan. 11, 2004
The first retrospective in more than 20 years devoted to the work of Domenikos Theotokopoulos (1541-1614) includes approximately 80 works, and makes passing reference to El Greco's influence on Pablo Picasso, Jackson Pollock and other contemporary artists
Curator: Independent scholar David Davies, with Gabriele Finaldi (Museo del Prado), Xavier Bray (National Gallery) and Keith Christiansen (Met)
Catalogue: Yale University Press, $65 hardcover, $40 paperback
Tour: National Gallery, London, Feb. 11-May 23, 2004
Funding: Iris and B. Gerald Cantor Foundation
 
 
 
Franois Boucher
Recumbent Female Nude (detail)
ca. 1742-43
  The Drawings of Franois Boucher
Frick Collection
Oct. 8-Dec. 14, 2003
Celebrating the 300th anniversary of the artist's birth, approximately 75 works on paper, in a show organized by the American Federation of Arts
Curator: Alastair Laing (National Trust, London)
Catalogue: 264 pp., AFA/Scala, $55 hardcover, $37.50 softcover
Tour: Kimbell Art Museum, Jan. 17-Apr. 18, 2004
Funding: Fino Family Foundation, Samuel H. Kress Foundation, Pfizer Foundation, Peter Jay Sharp Foundation, others
 
 
 
Eugne Delacroix
Greece on the Ruins of Missolonghi
1826
  Crossing the Channel: British and French Painting in the Age of Romanticism
Metropolitan Museum of Art
Oct. 8, 2003-Jan. 4, 2004
100 paintings, 35 works on paper by Constable, Turner, Delacroix, Géricault, others, charting the post-Napoleon cultural exchange between Britain and France between 1820 and 1840
Curator: Patrick Noon (Minneapolis Museum)
Tour: The show has already appeared at Tate Britain and the Minneapolis Museum of Art
Funding: United Technologies Corporation
 
 
 
Sanford B. Gifford
Sunset over the Palisades on the Hudson (detail)
1879
  Hudson River School Visions: The Landscapes of Sanford R. Gifford
Metropolitan Museum of Art
Oct. 8, 2003-Feb. 8, 2004
Approximately 70 paintings by the master of the atmospheric landscape, Sanford Robinson Gifford (1823-1880), who worked in the 10th Street Studio Building in New York after the Civil War and who in 1880 was the subject of the Met's very first monographic exhibition
Curators: Franklin Kelly (NGA) and Kevin J. Avery (Met), with Claire A. Conway (Met)
Catalogue: Yale, $60 hardcover
Tour: Amon Carter Museum, Fort Worth, Mar. 6-May 16, 2004; National Gallery of Art, June 27-Sept. 26, 2004
Funding: Alamo Rent A Car, Inc., William Cullen Bryant Fellows of the Metropolitan Museum
Also on view: "A Private Passion: 19th-Century Paintings and Drawings from the Grenville L. Winthrop Collection, Harvard University," Oct. 23, 2003-Jan. 25, 2004
 
 
 
Henri Toulouse-Lautrec
Aristide Bruant in Cabaret
1893
  Artists and Prints: Masterworks from the Museum of Modern Art
AXA Gallery, New York
Oct. 9, 2003-Jan. 24, 2004
Nearly 90 prints by Toulouse-Lautrec, Munch, Nolde, Picasso, Johns, Lichtenstein, Baselitz and Bourgeois
Curator: Deborah Wye (MoMA)
 
 
 
Statuette of a Centaur
Greek, Attic
ca. 530 BC
bronze
Princeton University Art Museum
  The Centaur's Smile: The Human Animal in Early Greek Art
Princeton University Art Museum
Oct. 11, 2003-Jan. 18, 2004
Nature vs. culture via centaurs, satyrs, sphinxes, sirens and more, in the first U.S. exhibition on the art-historical theme
Curators: J. Michael Padgett, William Childs
Catalogue: 275 pp., with 100 catalogue entries by 27 classical scholars, Yale University Press, $65 hardcover, $40 softcover
Tour: Museum of Fine Arts, Houston, Feb. 22-May 16, 2004
 
 
 
Jean Siméon Chardin
The House of Cards
ca. 1735
  The Age of Watteau, Chardin and Fragonard: Masterpieces of French Genre Painting
National Gallery of Art
Oct. 12, 2003-Jan. 11, 2004
More than 100 key paintings spanning the 18th century in the first comprehensive survey of genre painting in French art of the Old Regime, including works by Watteau, Boucher, Chardin, Greuze, Fragonard and Boilly
Curator: Philip Conisbee (NGA) with Colin B. Bailey (Frick) and Thomas W. Gaehtgens (Deutsches Forum fr Kunstgeschichte, Paris)
Catalogue: 384 pp., Yale, $65
Tour: The show debuted at the National Gallery of Canada, Ottawa; it subsequently appears at the Staatliche Museen zu Berlin, Gemldegalerie, Feb. 8-May 9, 2004
Funding: Florence Gould Foundation
Also on view: "Colorful Impressions: The Printmaking Revolution in 18th-Century France," Oct. 26, 2003-Feb. 16, 2004
 
 
 
Gabriel Orozco
La Oficina
1992
  Work Ethic
Baltimore Museum of Art
Oct. 12, 2003-Jan. 4, 2004
Challenging the rules of both the art world and the workplace, via nearly 80 objects by artists ranging from Andy Warhol to David Hammons and Gabriel Orozco
Curator: Helen Molesworth (Wexner)
Catalogue: 244 pp., Pennsylvania State University Press, $30 hardcover
Funding: Emily Hall Tremaine Exhibition Award, Andy Warhol Foundation, others
Tour: Des Moines Art Center, May 15, 2004-Aug. 1, 2004; Wexner Center for the Arts, Sept. 17, 2004-Jan. 2, 2005
 
 
 
Mike Kelley
Pay for Your Pleasure
1988
  Sitings: Installation Art, 1969-2002
Los Angeles Museum of Contemporary Art, Geffen Contemporary
Oct. 12, 2003-Sept. 13, 2004
Installation art from the collection, including works by Vito Acconci, John Bock, Dan Flavin, Thomas Hirschhorn, Mike Kelley, Paul McCarthy, Gabriel Orozco, Allan Sekula, Diana Thater and Doug Wheeler
Curators: Paul Schimmel, Michael Darling
Funding: Nimoy Fund for Emerging Artists, Bank of America
Also on view: Gregor Schneider, "Dead House ur," Oct. 12-Sept. 13, 2003
 
 
 
Sunbeam Mixmaster
USA, 1995
  Treasures from the Collection
Cooper-Hewitt, National Design Museum
Oct. 14, 2003-Apr. 18, 2004
150 works, ranging from a 1st-century AD Roman glass bowl to a contemporary flower necklace by Gijs Bakker, inaugurating the Cooper-Hewitt's new gallery for its permanent collection, named after trustees Nancy and Edwin Marks
Curator: Paul Warwick Thompson
 
 
    Hunt for Paradise: Court Arts of Iran, 1501-1576
Asia Society
Oct. 16, 2003-Jan. 18, 2004
The first comprehensive international exhibition of the arts of the 16th-century Safavid dynasty (1501-1786), which united the country under Shi'ite rule and fostered an artistic renaissance, features more than 75 objects
Curator: Sheila Canby (British Museum)
Tour: Museo Poldi Pezzoli and the Palazzo Reale, Milan, Mar. 4-Jan. 27, 2004
Also on view: "Toomba," a double-screen video installation by Shirin Neshat, Oct. 12, 2003-Feb. 15, 2004
 
 
 
Y. David Chung
Bruce
2003
  Black Belt
Studio Museum in Harlem
Oct. 16, 2003-Jan. 4, 2004
Works by 19 contemporary artists, including Sanford Biggers, Iona Rozeal Brown, Luis Gispert and David Hammons, inspired by Bruce Lee, kung fu and Eastern martial arts
Curator: Christine Y. Kim
Catalogue: 100 pp., with essays by Kim, Latasha Natasha Diggs, Vijay Prashad
Funding: Peter Norton Family Foundation, MTV Networks, Martin and Rebecca Eisenberg
Tour: Venues to be announced
Also on view: "Aaron Siskind: Harlem Document," photos from the 1930s and '40s, exhibited Oct. 16, 2003-Jan. 4, 2004, as part of the Aaron Siskind Centennial Celebration
 
 
 
Josef Hoffmann
Mustard Pot
1902
  Viennese Silver: Modern Design, 1780-1918
Neue Galerie, New York
Oct. 17, 2003-Feb. 16, 2004
Proto-modernist objects from the Hapsburg royalty, Biedermeier, Wiener Werksttte, Josef Hoffmann and Koloman Moser
Curator: Christian Witt-Drring
Tour: Kunsthistorisches Museum, Vienna, opening November 2004
 
 
    The Passionate Adventure of the Real: Collage, Assemblage and the Object in 20th-Century Art
Museum of Fine Arts, Houston
Oct. 17, 2003-Feb. 8, 2004
60 works largely from the MFAH collection, featuring recent acquisitions of works by Thorton Dial, Anselm Kiefer and Robert Rauschenberg
Curators: Alison de Lima Greene, with Mari Carmen Ramirez, Cindi Strauss and Alvia J. Wardlaw
 
 
 
James Rosenquist
Welcome to the Water Planet
1987
  James Rosenquist: A Retrospective
Guggenheim Museum
Oct. 17, 2003-Jan. 25, 2004
Nearly 200 works in the first comprehensive survey of the Pop artist's output in more than 30 years
Curators: Walter Hopps, Sarah Bancroft
Catalogue: 472 pp., Guggenheim Museum, $65 hardcover, $45 softcover
Tour: The show premiered at the Menil Collection and the Museum of Fine Arts in Houston
 
 
 
Jrg Immendorff
Beuysland
1965
  German Art Now
Saint Louis Art Museum
Oct. 18, 2003-Jan. 11, 2004
More than 40 works from the museum collection, including 16 recent acquisitions
Curator: Cornelia Homburg
Catalogue: 160 pp., Merrell, $39.95 hardcover, $24.95 softcover
Tour: Stdelsches Kunstinstitut und Stdtische Galerie, Frankfurt
Funding: Altana Kulturforum
 
 
 
Deep teabowl with chrysanthemum design
Momoyama period, 17th century
  Turning Point: Oribe and the Arts of 16th-Century Japan
Metropolitan Museum
Oct. 21, 2003-Jan. 11, 2004
The first major show in the West of Momoyama-period artistic innovations, via nearly 200 items, focusing on the Oribe ceramics made for the tea ceremony traditionally associated with warrior and tea master Furuta Oribe (1543/44-1615)
Curators: Miyeko Murase, Jun'ichi Takeuchi, Masako Watanabe
Catalogue: 356 pp., Yale University Press, $65
Funding: Nomura, Toshiba International Foundation, Japan Foundation
 
 
 
Julia Margaret Cameron
The Whisper of the Muse/Portrait of G.F. Watts
1865
  Julia Margaret Cameron, Photographer
Getty Center
Oct. 21, 2003-Jan. 11, 2004
More than 100 images by pictorialist photographer Julia Margaret Cameron (1815-1879), celebrated for elaborately staged photo tableaux as well as portraits of Victorian personalities (including Alfred, Lord Tennyson, Robert Browning, William Holman Hunt, Charles Darwin, William Makepeace Thackeray and Thomas Carlyle)
Tour: The exhibition has already appeared at the National Portrait Gallery in London and the National Museum of Photography in Bradford, England, its organizing institutions
Also on view: "Images in Light: Newly Acquired Stained Glass," Oct. 28, 2003-Apr. 4, 2004
 
 
 
Wassily Kandinsky
1911
  Schoenberg, Kandinsky and the Blue Rider
Jewish Museum
Oct. 24, 2003-Feb. 12, 2004
60 paintings, including works by Kandinsky inspired by Schoenberg's music, plus more than 40 letters, photographs and other documents, in the first museum exhibition to explore the friendship and dialogue of the two modernist pioneers
Curators: Fred Wasserman (Jewish Museum), Esther da Costa Meyer (Princeton)
Catalogue: Joan Rosenbaum, Schoenberg, Kandinsky and the Blue Rider, 224 pp., including CD, Scala, $49.95
 
 
 
Kerry James Marshall
Color Blind Test
  Kerry James Marshall: One True Thing, Meditations on Black Aesthetics
Museum of Contemporary Art, Chicago
Oct. 24, 2003-Jan. 25, 2004
Works in various mediums by the Chicago artist, with contributions as well from Damon Lamar Reed, Senga Nengudi and Leonardo (L'Eduardo) Aliaga
Curator: Elizabeth Smith
Catalogue: 104 pp., $29.95
Tour: Miami Art Museum, Feb. 6-Apr. 25, 2004; Baltimore Museum, June 20-Sept. 5, 2004; Birmingham (Ala.) Museum of Art, Feb. 3-Apr. 24, 2005
Funding: Harris Family Foundation, Joyce Foundation, Rockefeller Foundation, Peter Norton Family Foundation, Boeing
 
 
 
Diane Arbus
Woman with a Veil on Fifth Avenue, N.Y.C.
1968
  Diane Arbus Revelations
San Francisco Museum of Modern Art
Oct. 25, 2003-Feb. 8, 2004
A long-awaited survey of work by the notorious 1960s photographer of outsiders and eccentrics, overseen by the artist's daughter, Doon Arbus
Curators: Sandra S. Phillips, Elisabeth Sussman
Catalogue: 359 pp., Random House, $100 hardcover, $50 paperback
Tour: Los Angeles County Museum of Art; Museum of Fine Arts, Houston; Metropolitan Museum of Art; Museum Folkwang, Essen; Victoria and Albert Museum; Centre George Pompidou; Walker Art Center
Funding: Evelyn D. Haas Exhibition Fund, Charles Schwab, others
 
 
 
Robert Lazzarini
Skull I
2000
  Robert Lazzarini
Virginia Museum of Fine Arts
Oct. 25, 2003-Jan. 4, 2004
The Whitney Biennial vet's first solo museum show features sculptures and drawings made since 1997
Curator: John Ravenal
Catalogue: 64 pp., $24.95
 
 
 
Rembrandt van Rijn
Self-Portrait (detail)
1659
National Gallery of Art
  Rembrandt's Journey: Painter, Draftsman, Etcher
Museum of Fine Arts, Boston
Oct. 26, 2003-Jan. 18, 2004
An examination of the etchings in the context of the artist's paintings and drawings, via 22 paintings and oil sketches, 35 drawings and 160 etchings and plates
Curators: Clifford S. Ackley, Ronni Baer, Thomas E. Rassieur, William W. Robinson
Catalogue: 304 pp., MFA, $60
Tour: Art Institute of Chicago, Feb. 14-May 9, 2004
Funding: Merrill Lynch
 
 
 
Portrait of Eudora Welty, 1930s
  Passionate Observer: Photographs by Eudora Welty
National Museum of Women in the Arts
Oct. 27, 2003-Feb. 29, 2004
Over 50 black-and-white photographs from the 1930s, some done for Life magazine and the Works Progress Administration, by the Pulitzer Prize-winning Mississippi native, who died in 2001
Curator: Rene Paul Barilleaux (Mississippi Museum)
Catalogue: Passionate Observer: Eudora Welty among Artists of the Thirties, 84 pp., $30 hardcover
Tour: The show appeared earlier this year at the Mississippi Museum, its organizing institution
 
 
    Philip Guston
Metropolitan Museum of Art
Oct. 28, 2003-Jan. 4, 2004
More than 75 paintings and drawings dating from 1930, when the artist was 17, to 1980, the year of his death, in a show organized by the Modern Art Museum of Fort Worth
Curator: Michael Auping
Catalogue: Philip Guston Retrospective, Thames & Hudson, $50 hardcover, $39.95 softcover
Tour: The exhibition has already appeared in Fort Worth and San Francisco; it subsequently appears at the Royal Academy of Arts, Jan. 24-Apr. 12, 2004