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      New This Month in U.S. Museums
 
 
 
Pierre Bonnard
The Red Checkered Tablecloth or The Dog's Lunch
(detail)
1910
  Bonnard
Denver Art Museum
Mar. 1-May 25, 2003
110 paintings, prints, photos, books, folding screens and sculptures, in a traveling show organized by the Phillips Collection
Curator: Elizabeth Turner
Catalogue: 256 pp., Philip Wilson Pub., $45.
 
 
 
Diller + Scofidio
Blur Building
2002
  Scanning: The Aberrant Architectures of Diller and Scofidio
Whitney Museum of American Art
Mar. 1-June 1, 2003
Retrospective of works by the husband and wife architectural team who designed the new Boston ICA and the cloudlike Blur Building on the Swiss lake
Curators: Aaron Betsky (Netherlands Architecture Institute) and K. Michael Hays (Whitney)
Catalogue: 244 pp., includes interview with the architects by Laurie Anderson
 
 
 
Paul Klee
Untitled (Nachlass)
1940
  A Passion for Paul Klee: The Djerassi Collection
San Francisco Museum of Modern Art
Mar. 1-June 8, 2003
145 watercolors, drawings, etchings and lithographs including 85 works given to the museum by Dr. Carl Djerassi, inventor of the birth control pill
Curator: Janet Bishop (SfMoMA)
Catalogue: 100 illustrations, $59.95
Also on view: "2002 SECA Art Award," Mar. 20-July 27, 2003, and "Earthly Bodies: Irving Penn's Nudes, 1940-50" Mar. 22-July 27, 2003
 
 
 
Rashid Masharawi
Waiting
2002
  One Ground 4 Palestinian & 4 Israeli Filmmakers
UCR/California Museum of Photography
Mar. 1-June 14, 2003
Metaphors of exile, belonging and home from eight artists: Michal Rovner, B.Z. Goldberg, Ori Gersht, Mona Hatoum, Avi Mograbi, Emily Jacir, Rashid Masharawi, Elia Suleiman
 
 
 
Tino Rodriguez
Spring Lullaby
2002
  The Darkening Garden
San Jose Museum of Art
Mar. 1-June 14, 2003
The first solo museum show of work by the San Francisco artist Tino Rodriguez includes 40 hyper-realistic, dreamlike paintings
Curator: Susan Landauer (SJMA)
 
 
 
Yanagi Miwa
Elevator Girl House If
(detail)
1997
  The History of Japanese Photography
Museum of Fine Arts, Houston
Mar. 2-Apr. 27, 2003
The first-ever comprehensive survey of 150 years of Japanese photography features more than 200 photos, books, scrolls and albums by 110 artists
Curators: Anne Tucker (MFAH), Dana Friis-Hansen (Austin Museum), Joe Takeba (Nagoya City Art Museum) and Ryuichi Kaneko (Tokyo Metropolitan Museum of Photography)
Catalogue: 432 pp., Yale University Press, $65
Funding: Continental Airlines
Tour: Cleveland Museum of Art, May 25-July 20, 2003
Also on view: "American Modern: 1920s and 30s Design," Mar. 15-July 20, 2003, and "Strange Messenger: The Work of Patti Smith" Mar. 28-June 15, 2003
 
 
 
Ernst Ludwig Kirchner
Nina Hard
1921
  Ernst Ludwig Kirchner, 1880-1938
National Gallery of Art
Mar. 2-June 1, 2003
The first major exhibition of Kirchner's art in 30 years features 140 paintings, sculptures and works on paper organized with the Royal Academy of Arts, London
Curator: Andrew Robison (NGA), Jill Lloyd, Magdalena Moeller (Brucke-Museum, Berlin), Norman Rosenthal (RA)
Catalogue: 254 pp., $39.95
Funding: Anna-Maria and Stephen Kellen Foundation, Porsche Cars North America
Tours: Royal Academy of Arts, London, June 28-Sept. 21, 2003
 
 
 
Diego Rodríguez de Silva y Velázquez
The Buffoon Don Juan de Austria
1632-33
  Manet/Velázquez: The French Taste for Spanish Painting
Metropolitan Museum of Art
Mar. 4-June 8, 2003
Nearly 240 paintings and works on paper by El Greco, Velázquez, Ribera and other Spanish artists alongside French works by artists such as Delacroix, Courbet, Millet, Degas and Manet
Curator: Gary Tinterow (Met)
Catalogue: 600 pp., Yale University Press, hardcover, $75
Funding: Accenture
Also on view: "Great Waves: Chinese Themes in the Arts of Korea," Mar. 1-Aug. 17, 2003
 
 
 
Steve DiBenedetto
Psycopter
2000-01
  Invitational Exhibition of Painting and Sculpture
American Academy of Arts and Letters
Mar. 6-Apr. 6, 2003
Over 80 works by 31 artists, including Chris Burden, R. Crumb, Donald Moffett, Richard Tuttle and Tom Otterness, chosen by academy members
 
 
 
Robert Whitman
Window
1963
  Robert Whitman: Playback
Dia Center for the Arts
Mar. 6-June 15, 2003
The first retrospective for the performance artist includes sculptures, drawings, a laser installation and video screenings
Curator: Lynne Cook
Catalogue: Essays David Joselit, George Baker and Ben Portis plus a DVD produced by Artpix, hardcover $45
Tour: Museu d'Art Contemporani de Barcelona, fall 2004, and Museum of Contemporary Art at the Serralves Foundation, Porto, Portugal, summer 2004
 
 
 
Mieczyslaw Koscielniak
Roll Call at Auschwitz
1944
  The Last Expression: Art and Auschwitz
Brooklyn Museum of Art
Mar. 7-June 15, 2003
More than 200 works made by prisoners in the concentration camp, in an exhibition that was organized by the Mary and Leigh Block Gallery at Northwestern University
Curators: David Mickenberg and Corinne Granof (Mary & Leigh Block Museum of Art)
Catalogue: 300 pp., Northwestern U. Press, $55
 
 
 
Gregory Crewdson
Untitled
from the "Twilight Series"
1999
  Fantastic
Massachusetts Museum of Contemporary Art
Mar. 8, 2003-Spring 2004
Works by Miguel Calderón, Gregory Crewdson, Alicia Framis, Nils Norman and artist collective Temporary Services explore utopia and the paranormal
Curator: Nato Thompson (MASSMoCA)
Catalogue: Tabloid-style with essay by philosopher Peter Lamborn Wilson
 
 
 
Exit Art's New Space
  Exit Biennial: The Reconstruction
Exit Art
Mar. 8-May 4, 2003
The non-profit inaugurates its new space with 34 site-specific installations by 45 emerging artists including Robert Chambers, Orly Genger, Christoph Draeger and Jenny Polak
Curators: Papo Colo and Jeanette Ingberman
 
 
 
Ammann
Bronx-Whitestone Bridge
  The Art of Structural Design: A Swiss Legacy
Princeton University Art Museum
Mar. 8-June 15, 2003
Drawings, photographs, paintings, models and design objects by Robert Maillart, Othmar Ammann, Heinz Isler and others
Curators: David P. Billington (Princeton) and Susan Taylor
Catalogue: 200 illustrations, hardcover $55, softcover $35
 
 
 
Aaron Siskind
Chicago 224
1953
  The Drama of Pictures: Aaron Siskind's Photography
Center For Creative Photography, Tucson
Mar. 8-July 6, 2003
From early modern landscape details from the 1930s to minimalist lava and tar photographs from the 1980s, culled from the CCP Siskind archive of over 900 prints
Curator: Sheryl Conkelton
 
 
 
Bodhisattva Avalokitesvaia
Sri Lanka
8th-9th century
  The World of Buddhism
Asia Society
Mar. 11-Oct. 19, 2003
Works from the permanent collection covering many schools of thought and a meditation room hung with Buddhist paintings
Curators: Colin Mackenzie (Asia Society) and Kathryn Selig Brown
 
 
 
Christian Schad
Self-Portrait (Selbstbildnis)
1927
  Christian Schad and the Neue Sachlichkeit
Neue Galerie
Mar. 14-June 9, 2003
More than 100 paintings, drawings and photo-based works by the German-born artist who was part of the 1920s New Objectivity movement
Curators: Jill Lloyd and Michael Peppiatt
 
 
 
Frank Lloyd Wright
Sample window, Susan Lawrence Dana House
1902-4
  Light Screens: The Leaded Glass of Frank Lloyd Wright
Renwick Gallery, Smithsonian American Art Museum
Mar. 14-July 20, 2003
Almost 50 windows and 30 drawings, both original plans and back-lit transparencies, plus 30 original plates from the Wasmuth portfolio and 60 photographs will be on view
Curator: Julie L. Sloan
Funding: Steelcase
 
 
 
Brenton Spruance
The People Work -- Evening
1937
  The People Work: American Perspectives 1840-1940
Terra Museum of American Art
Mar. 15-May 25, 2003
70 selected works from the 1840s through the 1940s demonstrating the industrialization of America
Curator: Elizabeth Kennedy (Terra)
Tour: Musée d'Art Américain, Giverny, France, June 8-Aug. 17, 2003
Also on view: "Sargent to Motherwell: Masterworks from the New Britain Museum of American Art," Mar. 1-May 4, 2003
 
 
 
Wendy Ewald
Untitled
New Brunswick, Canada, Summer, 1973
  Secret Games: Wendy Ewald Collaborative Works with Children
Queens Museum of Art
Mar. 16-May, 2003
13 bodies of Multicultural Photographic work, organized in conjunction with the Addison Gallery, Andover, Mass.
Catalogue: 350 pp., Scalo Books, $49.95
 
 
 
Agnolo Bronzino
Portrait of Eleonora of Toledo with her son Giovanni
ca. 1545
  The Medici, Michelangelo and the Art of Late Renaissance Florence
Detroit Institute of the Arts
Mar. 16-June 8, 2003
180 works including sculptures and drawings by Michelangelo and paintings by Bronzino, Pontormo and others
Curators: Alan P. Darr (DIA), Marco Chiarini (Art Institute of Chicago)
Catalogue: 381 pp., Yale University Press, hardcover $60, soft cover $39.95
 
 
 
Laura Owens
Untitled
2000
  Laura Owens
Museum of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles
Mar. 16-June 22, 2003
New large-scale paintings
Curator: Paul Schimmel (MOCA)
Also on view: "Roy McMakin: A Door Meant as Adornment," Mar. 23-June 29, 2003
 
 
 
Shirin Neshat
Soliloquy Series
2000
  Shirin Neshat
Miami Art Museum
Mar. 20-June 1, 2003
Six video and sound installations and 12 large-scale photographs by the Iranian-born artist
Curator: Lorie Mertes
 
 
 
Pieter Bruegel
Wooded Landscape with a Distant View toward the Sea
1554
  Bruegel to Rembrandt: Dutch and Flemish Drawings from the Maida and George Abrams Collection
Fogg Art Museum, Harvard University
Mar. 22-July 6, 2003
More than 100 drawings from the 17th century, including Pieter Bruegel the Elder, Rembrandt van Rijn, Jacob van Ruisdael and Jacques de Gheyn II
Curator: William W. Robinson
Catalogue: 300 pp., with an essay by George Abrams, Yale University Press, softcover $40, hardcover $55
Also on view: "George Bellows and the Tragedies of War," Mar. 1-May 11, 2003
 
 
 
Seto Ware Horse-eye Plate
Edo period
late 18th-century-early 19th century
  Quiet Beauty: Fifty Centuries of Japanese Folk Ceramics form the Montgomery Collection
Bard Graduate Center for Studies in the Decorative Arts
Mar. 27-June 15, 2003
Over 100 ceramics dating from 3000 BC to 1985 drawn from the Montgomery Collection in Switzerland
Curator: Robert Moes
Catalogue: 244 pp., includes an essay by Rupert Faulkner, published by Art Services International