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      New This Month in U.S. Museums
Richard Artschwager
Woman with a Ball
  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
  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
  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
  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
  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
  Ann Hamilton
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
  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