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      New This Month in U.S. Museums
 
 
 
Richard Artschwager
Woman with a Ball
1962
  Richard Artschwager: "Painting Then and Now"
Museum of Contemporary Art, North Miami
Dec. 3, 2003-Feb.15, 2004
Approximately 40 paintings, dating from 1960 to the present, by the maverick Minimalist and social satirist, who turns 80 this year
Curator: Bonnie Clearwater
Catalogue: $35 cloth
Funding: Citigroup Private Bank, Gillette, Nancy and Michael Gifford, Funding Arts Network, Miami-Dade County Department of Cultural Affairs and the Cultural Affairs Council, Miami-Dade Mayor and Board of County Commissioners
Also on view: "Inka Essenhigh: Recent Paintings" Dec. 3, 2003-Feb. 15 2004
 
 
 
Kiki Smith
Fountainhead
1991
  Kiki Smith: Prints, Books & Things
Museum of Modern Art, Queens
Dec. 5, 2003-Mar. 8, 2004
150 works, including the artists' lithographic portfolios, photogravures, prints, posters and removable tattoos
Curator: Wendy Weitman
Catalogue: 150 pp., MoMA, $45 cloth
Funding: Agnes Gund and Daniel Shaprio, Lily Auchincloss Foundation, Emily Fisher Landau, Jerry I. Speyer and Katerine G. Farley
 
 
 
Ray K. Metzker
Dordogne, France, from the Sojourn Series
1989
  Voyage of Discovery: The Landscape Photographs of Ray K. Metzker
Cleveland Museum of Art
Dec. 7, 2003-Feb. 29, 2004
The first major survey of Metzker's landscape photos, organized by the Philadelphia Museum of Art, presents 107 images taken between 1985 and '98
Curator: Evan H. Turner
Catalogue: 168 pp., Aperture, $50 cloth
 
 
 
Only Skin Deep: Changing Visions of the American Self
  Only Skin Deep: Changing Visions of the American Self
International Center of Photography
Dec. 12, 2003-Feb. 29, 2004
Photography and race, via 300 works arranged into five thematic groups: looking up/looking down, all for one/one for all, humanized/fetishized, assimilate/impersonate and progress/regress. Going online Dec. 12 is a website with works by nearly 200 contemporary artists
Curators: Coco Fusco, Brian Wallis
Catalogue: 416 pp., Abrams, $40 cloth
Funding: NEA, Corbis, Altria Group, Rockefeller Foundation, Ford Foundation, others
 
 
 
Neo Rauch
Gold
2003
  Currents 90: Neo Rauch
Saint Louis Art Museum
Dec. 12, 2003-Feb. 15, 2004
Five paintings by the retro-futuristic German artist are included in his first solo show at an American museum
Curator: Robin Clark
 
 
 
Yasumasa Morimura
Mona Lisa in Pregnancy
1998
  Supernova: Art of the 1990s from the Logan Collection
San Francisco Museum of Modern Art
Dec. 13, 2003-May 23, 2004
Over 80 works, ranging from Yasumasa Morimura and Kiki Smith to Damien Hirst and Franz Ackermann, make up this survey of 1990s art
Curator: Madeleine Grynsztejn, Elise S. Haas
Catalogue: 184 pp., Distributed Art Publishers, $50
 
 
 
Ann Hamilton
Detail from at hand
2001
  Ann Hamilton
MASS MoCA
Dec. 13, 2003-Oct. 2004
An installation involving 40 small vacuum contraptions installed in the ceiling of the Building 5 gallery which 'breath in' and 'exhale out' millions of sheets of white paper
Funding: Applebaum-Kahn Foundation, Atlas Copco
 
 
 
Matthew Ritchie
Off the Hook
2002
  Matthew Ritchie: Proposition Player
Contemporary Arts Museum, Houston
Dec. 13, 2003-Mar. 14, 2004
The first major museum show of Ritchie's multimedia art features four new installations, including an interactive craps game where the game's outcome determines the future of the universe
Curator: Lynn Herbert
Catalogue: 136 pp., Hatje Cantz
Funding: NEA, Fayez Sarofim & Co., others
Art/ Scholars Talks funded by Altria Group
 
 
 
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