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      New This Month in U.S. Museums
 
 
 
Ryan McGinley
Lizzy
2002
  The Kids Are Alright: Photographs by Ryan McGinley
Whitney Museum of American Art
Feb. 1-May 18, 2003
Large-scale color photographs of Lower East Side youth culture, on view as part of the museum's "First Exposure" series
Curator: Sylvia Wolf (Whitney)
Also on view: "Diller + Scofidio," Feb. 27-June 1, 2003
 
 
 
Juan Muñoz
Many Times
(detail)
2000
  Juan Muñoz
Contemporary Arts Museum, Houston
Feb. 1-Mar. 30, 2003
60 sculptures, installations and drawings spanning the late artist's career in a show that originated at the Hirshhorn
Curator: Neal Benezra
 
 
 
Martha Graham
EKSTASIS
1935
  Seeing the Unseen: Abstract Photography, 1900-40
Princeton University Art Museum
Feb. 1-May 18, 2003
Experimental photography by Berenice Abbott, Karl Blossfeldt, Imogen Cunningham, Gyorgy Kepes, Dora Maar, László Moholy-Nagy, Paul Outerbridge, Alfred Steiglitz and Edward Weston
Curator: Anne McCauley
 
 
 
Hydria
ca. 530-520 BC
  Magna Graecia: Greek Art from South Italy and Sicily
Tampa Museum of Art
Feb. 2-Apr. 20, 2003
81 works from ancient Greek colonies, many from the 6th and 5th centuries BC in a show that originated at the Cleveland Museum
Curators: Michael Bennett (CMA), and Aaron J. Paul (TMA), in collaboration with Mario Iozzo
Catalogue: The first English-language sourcebook for Magna Graecia, $50
 
 
 
Ansel Adams
Oak Tree, Snow Storm, Yosemite
1948
  Ansel Adams at 100
Los Angeles County Museum of Art
Feb. 2-Apr. 27, 2003
114 photographs drawn largely from 1920-40s, marking the 100th anniversary of Adams' birth
Curator: John Szarkowski
Catalogue: 192 pp., 114 tritone and 23 duotone illustrations, with an Adams reproduction print
Funding: Hewlett-Packard
Also on view: "Sargent and Italy," Feb. 2-May 9, 2003
 
 
 
Prince Hongming (1705-1767) of the Qing dynasty
  Worshiping the Ancestors: Chinese Commemorative Portraits
Andy Warhol Museum
Feb. 2-Apr. 27, 2003
30 large-scale ancestor portraits created in China between 1451 and 1943, organized by the Smithsonian's Arthur M. Sackler Gallery
Curators: Jan Stuart, Shen Fu
Catalogue: Essays by Jan Stuart and Evelyn Sakakida Rawski, $75
 
 
 
Alfred Stevens
The Porcelain Collector
1868
  Picturing French Style: 300 Years of Art and Fashion
Norton Museum of Art, Palm Beach
Feb. 4-Apr. 27, 2003
Over 130 Paintings, sculptures, costumes drawn from U.S. museums demonstrating the relationship between French fashion and art
Curator: Jill Berk Jiminez, Roger Ward
Catalogue: Essays by Jiminez, Kimberly Campbell, Melissa Leventon and Sean Ulmer
 
 
 
Montien Boonma
House of Hope
1996-97
  Montien Boonma: Temple of the Mind
Asia Society
Feb. 4-May 11, 2003
Retrospective of the Thai artist includes soil drawings, candle and perfume paintings and herbal installations
Curator: Apina Poshyananda
 
 
 
Thomas Struth
Pantheon
1990
  Thomas Struth
Metropolitan Museum of Art
Feb. 4-May 18, 2003
70 works from the past two decades, many large-scale, by the German photographer, in a show that has already appeared in Los Angeles and Dallas
Curator: Charles Wylie (Dallas Museum)
Catalogue: Essays by Wylie, Ann Goldstein, Maria Morris Hambourg, Douglas Eklund, $50
Funding: Philip Morris
Tour: Chicago MCA, June 28-Sept. 28, 2003
Also on view: "Klee the Voyager" and "Recent Acquisitions: works on Paper," Feb. 4-May 4, 2003
 
 
    Paul Pfeiffer
MIT List Visual Arts Center
Feb. 6-Apr. 6, 2003
The most substantial exhibition ever devoted to Pfeiffer premieres a number of new works
Curators: Jane Farver and Dominic Molon
Catalogue: 64 pp., includes conversation between Pfeiffer and John Baldessari (MCA, Chicago/MIT)
Funding: GUCCI and ArtPace
Also on view: "Runa Islam: Rapid Eye Movement," Feb. 6-Apr. 6, 2003
 
 
 
Imogen Cunningham
Margrethe Mather and Edward Weston
1922
  Edward Weston and Margrethe Mather: A Passionate Collaboration
AXA Gallery
Feb. 8-Apr. 19, 2003
Prints by Mather are shown alongside some of Weston's early photographs to demonstrate their close working relationship
Curator: Beth Gates Warren (Santa Barbara Museum of Art)
Catalogue: 160 pp., written by Warren, $39.95
 
 
 
James A. McNeill Whistler
The Piazzetta
1880
  Whistler and his Circle in Venice
Corcoran Gallery of Art
Feb. 8-May 5, 2003
120 small works, including etchings, pastels, watercolors and some oils by Whistler, John Singer Sargent, Alfred Stieglitz, Robert Blum and others
Curator: Erik Denker
Catalogue: Essays by Denker, Kenneth Myers and Charles L. Freer (Merrell Publishers)
Also on view: "Joseph Mills: Inner City," Feb. 15-Apr. 14, 2003
 
 
 
Tabaimo
Japanese Commuter Train
2001
  How Latitudes Become Forms
Walker Art Center
Feb. 9-May 4, 2003
29 Artists from Brazil, China, Japan, India, Turkey, South Africa and other countries demonstrate the impact of global change on art
Curators: Philippe Vergne, Douglas Fogle and Olukemi Ilesanmi
Catalogue: 336 pp., biographical information on the artists, $29.95
Funding: Bush Foundation
 
 
 
Lucian Freud
Frank Auerbach
1975-76
  Lucian Freud
Museum of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles
Feb. 9-May 25, 2003
Retrospective of 110 paintings, drawings, watercolors and prints from 60 years of work, organized by Tate Britain
Curators: William Feaver, Paul Schimmel (MoCA)
Catalogue: 240 pp., 156 color plates, essays by Feaver and Frank Auerbach, $45
 
 
 
Amedeo Modigliani
Servant Girl
1918
  Modigliani and Montparnasse
Kimbell Art Museum
Feb. 9-May 25, 2003
First major Modigliani show in the U.S. in 40 years features 60 Modigliani paintings, sculptures and works on paper with 22 works by his Montparnasse contemporaries such as Matisse, Brancusi and Picasso, the exhibition debuted at the Albright-Knox Art Gallery
Curator: Kenneth Wayne
Catalogue: 224 pp., 200 color and black-and-white images with interview with one of Modigliani's last models, Paulette Jourdain
Tour: Los Angeles County Museum of Art, June 29-Sept. 28, 2003
 
 
 
Michel Larionov
Costume design for Leonide Massine as the sun (Yarik) from "Soleil de nuit"
1915
  Art of the Ballets Russes
Baltimore Museum of Art
Feb. 12-May 4, 2003
Nearly 200 paintings, drawings and costumes from the Serge Lifar collection
Curator: Kathy Rothkopf (Baltimore)
Catalogue: 352 pp., written by Alexander Schouvaloff, published by Yale University Press, $75
 
 
 
Maria Sibylla Merian
Surinam Lizard
  Picturing Natural History: Flora and Fauna in Drawings, Manuscripts and Printed Books
Morgan Library
Feb. 12-May 4, 2003
The last major exhibition before the library closes for a two-year expansion showcases works from the Renaissance and Middle Ages to 19th-century American naturalism
Curator: Kathleen Stuart (Morgan)
Funding: Fay Elliot Foundation
 
 
 
Edgar Degas
Little Dancer, Aged Fourteen
1878-81
  Degas and the Dance
Philadelphia Museum of Art
Feb. 12-May 11, 2003
144 paintings, works on paper and sculptures focused on the ballet that debuted at the Detroit Institute of Arts
Curators: Richard Kendall, Jill DeVonyar
Catalogue: 304 pp., 190 colorplates and 125 black-and-white illustrations, text by Kendall and DeVonyar, hardcover $49.95, paperback $35
 
 
 
Henri Matisse
Music
1939
  Matisse Picasso
Museum of Modern Art
Feb. 13-May 20, 2003
Charting the relationship between the two artists via 140 works, culled from the collaborating museums -- MoMA, Tate Modern, Musée Picasso, Centre Pompidou -- and supported by loans from private and public collections
Curators: Kirk Varnedoe, John Elderfield
Catalogue: Fully illustrated, introduction by John Golding, essays by all six curators from the collaborative museums and chronology
Funding: Merrill Lynch
 
 
 
Andreas Gursky
Swimming Pool, Ratingen
1987
  Andreas Gursky
San Francisco Museum of Modern Art
Feb. 13-May 20, 2003
More than 45 photographs dating from 1984 to the present by the contemporary German artist known for his highly detailed large color prints in a show that premiered at the Museum of Modern Art in 2001
Curator: Peter Galassi (MoMA), Douglas R. Nickel (SFMoMA)
Catalogue: $65 (hardcover); $35 (softcover)
Funding: William Randolph Hearst Endowment Fund
 
 
 
Robert Mangold
Plane/Figure Series A (Double Panel) Study
1993
  Robert Mangold: Paintings, 1990-2002
Aspen Art Museum
Feb. 14-Apr. 13, 2003
Colorful, geometric works from five different series
Curator: Dean Sobel
Catalogue: 80 pp., essays by Sobel, Richard Shiff
Also on view: "Robert Mangold: The Attic Series, Studies on Paper," Feb. 14-Apr. 13, 2003
 
 
 
Helen Frankenthaler
Ruth's Manet
2002
  Frankenthaler: Paintings on Paper (1949-2002)
Museum of Contemporary Art, North Miami
Feb. 14-June 1, 2003
80 works, including a number of early and recent paintings on paper that have never been publicly exhibited
Curator: Bonnie Clearwater
Tour: Royal Scottish Academy in Edinburgh, Scotland, Aug. 13-Oct. 26, 2003
 
 
 
Elsa Brady
Blue Pot
  Great Pots: Contemporary Ceramics from Function to Fantasy
Newark Museum
Feb. 14-June 1, 2003
175 ceramic works divided into three sections -- beauty, utility and wisdom
Curator: Ulysses Grant Dietz
Catalogue: 200 pp., full color, published by Guild Publishing
 
 
 
Christina Robertson
Portrait of Grand Duchess Olga Nikolaevna
1841
  An Imperial Collection: Women Artists from the State Hermitage Museum
National Museum of Women in the Arts
Feb. 14-June 18, 2003
49 oil paintings, watercolors and sculptures dating from the 18th century
Tour: Frye Art Museum, July 26-Nov. 30, 2003
 
 
 
Vik Muniz
Action Painter II After Rudy Burkhardt from Pictures of Chocolate
2002
  Vik Muniz
Indianapolis Museum of Art
Feb. 15-Apr. 13, 2003
Photographs of images made from chocolate syrup, thread, dust and sugar
Curator: Lisa Freiman
 
 
 
Margaret Bourke-White
Oliver Chilled Plow: Plow Blades
1930
  Margaret Bourke-White: The Photography of Design, 1927-1936
Phillips Collection
Feb. 15-May 20, 2003
Approximately 140 photographs, including modernist compositions, by the celebrated photojournalist
Curator: Stephen Bennett Phillips (Phillips)
Catalogue: 208 pp., with illustrated chronology and transcripts of radio interviews, published by Rizzoli International
Tour: John and Mable Ringling Museum of Art, Sarasota, Oct. 25, 2003-Jan. 4, 2004, Mint Museum of Art, Charlotte, Feb. 14-May 2, 2004, Fort Wayne (Ind.) Museum of Art, Nov. 13, 2004-Jan. 9, 2005, Portland (Me) Museum of Art, Jan. 22-Mar. 27, 2005, other venues TBA
 
 
 
Chen Zhen
Autel de lumiere
2000
  Chen Zhen: A Tribute
P.S.1 Contemporary Art Center
Feb. 16-May 25, 2003
Installations, drawings and sculptures by the Chinese-born artist who died in 2000
Curators: Antoine Guerrero
Also on view: "First Steps: Emerging Artists from Japan" and "After Matisse Picasso," opening Feb. 16, 2002
 
 
 
Man Ray
Ridgefield Landscape
1913
  Conversion to Modernism: The Early Works of Man Ray
Montclair (N.J.) Art Museum
Feb. 16-Aug. 3, 2003
Around 80 paintings, photographs and works on paper trace Man Ray's formalist experiments
Curators: Francis M. Naumann, Gail Stavitsky
Catalogue: Fully illustrated book by Naumann, Man Ray and America: The New York and Ridgefield Years 1907-1921 (1988) with an essay Stavitsky on the Ridgefield-Grantwood colony, published by Rutgers University Press
Tour: Georgia Museum of Art, Athens, Sept. 20-Nov. 30, 2003, Terra Museum of American Art, Chicago, Jan. 23-April 4, 2004
Also on view: "Jonathan Santlofer: The Man Ray Series," Feb. 16-May 18, 2003
 
 
 
Matthew Barney
in Cremaster 2
1999
  Matthew Barney: The Cremaster Cycle
Guggenheim Museum
Feb. 21-June 11, 2003
All five films will be on view along with sculptures, photographs and drawings relating to the films in a show postponed from last season
Curator: Nancy Spector (Gugg)
Catalogue: 530 pp., comprehensive guide with essays by actors and actress published by Harry N. Abrams, $65, $45
Funding: Hugo Boss, Delta Airlines
 
 
 
Hiroshi Sugimoto
Marina City
2001
  Hiroshi Sugimoto
Museum of Contemporary Art, Chicago
Feb. 22-Aug. 3, 2003
Architecture photographs made since 1997 by the Japanese photographer
Curator: Francesco Bonami
Catalogue: Essays by Francesco Bonami, John Yau and Marco di Michelis
 
 
 
Augustus Saint-Gaudens
Diana
1894-95
  Augustus Saint Gaudens: American Sculptor of the Gilded Age
North Carolina Museum of Art, Raleigh
Feb. 23-May 11, 2003
75 works in cast bronze and studies for sculptures by the celebrated New York Beaux-Arts artist
Curator: John Coffey (NCMA)
Catalogue: Fully illustrated, essays by John H. Dryfhout and Henry Duffy
 
 
 
Arthur F. Mathews
Spring Dance
ca. 1917
  The Gilded Age: Treasures from the Smithsonian American Art Museum
Cleveland Art Museum
Feb. 23-May 18, 2003
60 paintings and sculptures by Childe Hassam, Winslow Homer, Henry O. Tanner, John Singer Sargent and others
Curator: Elizabeth Prelinger
Catalogue: 112 pp., fully illustrated, $19.95
Funding: Principal Financial Group
 
 
 
Adolf Wölfli
The Kander Valley in the Bernese Oberland
1926
  Adolf Wölfli
American Folk Art Museum
Feb. 25-Apr. 20, 2003
Over 100 works by the Swiss self-taught artist who lived in an asylum for most of his life
Curators: Elka Spoerri and Daniel Baumann
Catalogue: Published by Marquand Books
Also on view: "Franktur Treasures from the Schwenkfelder Library and Heritage," Feb. 1-May 11, 2003
 
 
    Surrealist Muse: Lee Miller, Roland Penrose and Man Ray
J. Paul Getty Museum
Feb. 25-June 15, 2003
100 photographs plus paintings and drawings tracing Lee Miller's relationship with Surrealist artists
 
 
 
Gerhard Richter
Seascape (Sea-Sea) (Seestücky (See-See))
1970
  Gerhard Richter: Forty Years of Painting
Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden
Feb. 27-May 18, 2003
More than 120 canvases by the German pop artist in a retrospective that debuted at the Museum of Modern Art
Curator: Robert Storr (MoMA)
Catalogue: 336 pp., $75 (MoMA/D.A.P.)
 
 
    How Human: Life in the Post-Genome Era
International Center of Photography
Feb. 28-June 8, 2003
Works on medical research, cloning and genetics by artists such as Richard Press, Manabu Yamanaka and Taryn Simon, coinciding with the anniversary of the discovery of the double helix structure of DNA
Curator: Carol Squiers
Also on view: "Bronzeville: Black Chicago in Pictures, 1941-43," Feb. 28-June 8, 2003
 
 
 
Egbert Trogemann
Cash
2001
  Living Inside the Grid
New Museum of Contemporary Art
Feb. 28-June 15, 2003
Thirty-six computer-based works, sculptures, videos, photographs and drawings by artists who work with the grid motif
Curator: Dan Cameron
Catalogue: 160pp., essay by Dan Cameron, excerpts from texts by John Broughton, Vannevar Bush, Mike Davis, Guy Debord, Ollivier Dyens, Hal Foster, Elizabeth Grosz, Lewis Mumford, Mark C. Taylor and Paul Virilio