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      New This Month in U.S. Museums
Rudolf Stingel
  Commodification of Buddhism
Bronx Museum of the Arts
Apr. 3-June 15, 2003
Works by Sanford Biggers, Nam June Paik, Ruben Ortiz-Torres and nine other artists exploring the commercial uses of Buddhism in Western pop culture
Also on view: "Theresa Hak Kyung Cha (1951-1982)," Apr. 3-June 15, 2003
Elie Nadelman
ca. 1918-19
  Elie Nadelman: Sculptor of Modern Life
Whitney Museum of American Art
Apr. 3-July 20, 2003
200 sculptures in bronze, marble, ceramic, wood and plaster, as well as works on paper and photographs
Curator: Barbara Haskell (Whitney)
Catalogue: 240 pp., $60 hardcover
Also on view: "Dario Robleto: Say Goodbye to Substance," Apr. 17-July 3, 2003
    Hooking: Folk Art to Fiber Art
Wadsworth Atheneum Museum of Art
Apr. 4-Oct. 5, 2003
21 rugs, including works from the Wallace Nutting collection, small mats produced by Grenfell Labrador Industries and works by nine contemporary artisans
Curator: Carol Dean Krute
Henri Matisse
  Old Masters, Impressionists and Moderns: French Masterworks from the State Pushkin Museum, Moscow
High Museum of Art
Apr. 5-June 29, 2003
76 paintings, 52 in the United States for the first time, in a show that premiered at the Houston MFA
Curator: David Brenneman (High)
Catalogue: 272 pp., softcover $40, hardcover $60
Funding: Altria
Tour: Los Angeles County Museum of Art, July 27-Oct. 13, 2003
Atom Egoyan and Juliao Sarmento
  Reel Sculpture: Film Into Art
San Francisco Museum of Modern Art
Apr. 5-Aug. 3, 2003
Film installations by Eija-Liisa Ahtila, Atom Eyogan and Abbas Kiarostami
Curator: Benjamin Weil
Funding: James Family Foundation
    The Stage of Drawing: Gesture and Act Selected from the Tate Collection
The Drawing Center, New York
Apr. 5-May 31, 2003
145 works on paper spanning three centuries
Curators: Artist Avis Newman in collaboration with Drawing Center director Catherine de Zegher
Also on view: "Street Selections," Apr. 12-May 31, 2003, public art projects by young artists installed on the street outside the gallery; and a solo show by Rza El-Hassan, June 14-July 26, 2003
Edgar Degas
  Paris in the Age of Impressionism: Masterworks from the Musée d'Orsay
Museum of Fine Arts, Houston
Apr. 6-June 29, 2003
Over 100 works arranged thematically into seven categories (Art Nouveau, the Dark Side, the Eiffel Tower, Grand Theatres, High Society, New Directions and Views of the City), in a show organized by the High Museum of Art
Curator: David Brenneman (High)
Catalogue: 172 pp., 98 color plates, introduction by Mary G. Morton, cloth $35
Funding: GE Power Systems
Also on view: "Ellsworth Kelly: Red Green Blue," Apr. 27-July 27, 2003
Buddha Tria plaque
from Anapchi, Kyongju, Korea
Late 7th century
  Transmitting the Forms of Divinity: Early Buddhist Art from Korea and Japan
Japan Society
Apr. 9-June 22, 2003
The path of Buddhism from Korea to Japan, via 92 works in an unusual artistic collaboration between two neighboring countries that have been long estranged
Curators: Washizuka Hiromitsu (Nara National Museum), Park Youngbok (Gyeongju National Museum), Kang Woo-bang (Ewha Woman's University, Seoul)
Catalogue: 384 pp., with essays by curators and 11 additional scholars from Korea, Japan and the United States
Noguchi working on the bust of Mary Poore
  Noguchi: Contours
UBS Paine Webber Art Gallery
Apr. 9-June 22, 2003
27 Scroll drawings, portrait heads and abstract stone sculptures by Isamu Noguchi
Micah Lexier
Touch to Change (Micah from Baba Sarah)
  Contemporary Art/Recent Acquisitions
Jewish Museum
Apr. 11-July 27, 2003
Video, installation art and photography by artists such as Nan Goldin, William Kentridge, Nancy Spero, Omer Fast, AA Bronson and Fred Wilson, acquired by the museum in the past two years
Curator: Karen Levitov
Katarzyna Józefowicz
  Architectures of Gender: Contemporary Women's Art in Poland
SculptureCenter, Long Island City, N.Y.
Apr. 11-June 8, 2003
Installations by 16 artists, in a show co-presented with the Polish Cultural Institute of New York in association with Poland's National Museum in Warsaw
Curator: Aneta Szylak
Head of Queen
Mid-Dynasty XII
ca. 1876-1842 BC
  Egypt Reborn: Art for Eternity
Brooklyn Museum of Art
Apr. 12, 2003
More than 600 objects from the celebrated BMA collection in a new installation
Curator: James F. Romano
Aaron Draper Shattuck
Crimson Vines Running Over a Gray Rock, Lake George
  Hudson River School
Frances Lehman Loeb Art Center, Vassar College
Apr. 12-June 15, 2003
40 19th-century drawings by John Frederick Kensett, Aaron Draper Shattuck, James D. Smillie and others, collected by artist Dan Flavin for the Dia Art Foundation
Takashi Murakami
DOB in the Strange Forest
  My Reality: Contemporary Art and the Culture of Japanese Animation
Norton Museum of Art
Apr. 12-June 15, 2003
30 works involving anime by 18 artists, from Mariko Mori and Takashi Murakami to Paul McCarthy, Tom Sachs and Charlie White, in a traveling show organized by the Des Moines Art Center and Independent Curators International
Curator: Jeff Fleming and Susan Lubowsky Talbott (Des Moines)
Catalogue: Essays by curators and Takashi Murakami, $22
Winslow Homer
Boy Fishing
  Casting a Spell: Winslow Homer, Artist And Angler
Amon Carter Museum, Fort Worth
Apr. 12-June 22, 2003
65 works -- mostly watercolors -- featuring fly-fishing in a show that premiered at the Fine Arts Museums of San Francisco
Curators: Patricia Junker (Amon Carter), Sarah Burns (Indiana University)
Catalogue: 240 pp., $45 hardcover, $24.95 paper
Mel Ramos
Captain Midnight
  Splat Boom Pow! The Influence of Cartoons in Contemporary Art
Contemporary Arts Museum, Houston
Apr. 12-June 29, 2003
80 works of art by 35 international artists, including Laylah Ali, Roy Lichtenstein, Takashi Murakami, Elizabeth Murray, Chris Ofili, Peter Saul and Kenny Scharf
Curator: Valerie Cassel (CAMH)
Catalogue: Essays by Cassel, London-based journalist Roger Sabin and writer Bernard Weldt, with a timeline of the history of cartoons by James Coleville
Frederic Remington
The Scout: Friends or Foes?
  Frederic Remington: The Color of Night
National Gallery of Art
Apr. 13-July 13, 2003
60 paintings made between 1901 and the artist's death in 1909 exploring the technical and esthetic aspects of paintings scenes set at night
Tour: Gilcrease Museum, Tulsa, Aug. 10-Nov. 9, 2003; Denver Art Museum, Dec. 13, 2003-Mar. 14, 2004
Funding: Target Stores
Shah Zav Enthroned
Page from Shahnama
ca. 1330
  The Legacy of Genghis Khan: Courtly Art and Culture in Western Asia 1256-1353
Los Angeles County Museum of Art
Apr. 13-July 27, 2003
200 works, including textiles, ceramics, jewelry, metalwork, stone and woodwork and books, notably 30 pages from the luxuriously illustrated Great Mongol epic Shahnama (Book of Kings), in an exhibition that premiered at the Metropolitan Museum
Curator: Stefano Carboni (Met), and Linda Komaroff (LACMA)
Catalogue: Yale, 424 pp., 200 color plates, cloth $60
Ugo Rondinone
From the series "I Don't Live Here Anymore"
  Not Neutral: Contemporary Swiss Photography
Grey Art Gallery
Apr. 15-July 19, 2003
Works by eight contemporary photographers, on view as part of the "Swiss Peaks" festival
Curator: Urs Stahel (Fotomuseum Winterthur)
Bill Brandt
  Bill Brandt: A Retrospective
Yale Center for British Art, New Haven
Apr. 18-July 20, 2003
155 photographs, ranging from photojournalism to portraits and Surrealist experiments, organized by the Bill Brandt archive
Curator: John-Paul Kernot
James Abbott McNeil Whistler
Symphony in Flesh Color and Pink: Portrait of Mrs. Frances Leyland
  Whistler, Women and Fashion
Frick Collection
Apr. 22-July 13, 2003
Eight full-length portraits of women and 63 prints, drawings, pastel studies, costume designs, etchings and watercolors as well as fashion plates and costumes of the period
Curator: Susan Grace Galassi (Frick), Margaret F. MacDonald (University of Glasgow)
Catalogue: 224 pp., 140 color and 40 black-and-white illustrations, $50 hardcover, $30 softcover
Bob Sabiston
(flat black films)
Waking Life
  National Design Triennial: Inside Design Now
Cooper-Hewitt, National Design Museum
Apr. 22-Aug. 3, 2003
Work by over 80 designers and firms, including Asmyptote, Peter Eisenman, Gaetano Pesce, Paula Scher and Isabel Toledo
Curators: Ellen Lupton, Donald Albrecht, Susna Yelavich, Mitchell Owens
Catalogue: Inside Design Now (Cooper-Hewitt/Princeton U.)
Funding: BP
Fred Brown
Romare Bearden
  Frederick J. Brown: Portraits in Jazz, Blues and Other Icons
Studio Museum in Harlem
Apr. 23-June 29, 2003
More than 30 paintings dating from 1970 to the present, in the first major retrospective of the expressionistic painter of the Jazz and Blues scene
Curator: Lowery Stokes Sims (Studio Museum)
Funding: Fleet, Herman Goldman Foundation
Carolyn DeMeritt
Mary Jones, Jena Choctaw Elder, Jena, La.
  As Long as the Waters Flow: Native Americans in the South and East
Virginia Museum of Fine Arts
Apr. 24-July 20, 2003
Selenium toned gelatin-silver prints of Native Americans by Carolyn DeMeritt, produced in collaboration with writer Frye Gaillard
Catalogue: 242 pp., 79 black-and-white illustrations, $21.95
Carrie Mae Weems
I Beseech You
  Visual Poetics: Art and the Word
Miami Art Museum
Apr. 25-Nov. 16, 2003
50 works involving the interaction of words and image by Jenny Holzer, Ed Ruscha, Carrie Mae Weems, others
Curator: Cheryl Hartup (MAM)
Yin Xiu Zhen
International Flight
  Time After Time: Asia and Our Moment
Yerba Buena Center for the Arts, San Francisco
Apr. 26-July 13, 2003
Painting, sculpture, photography and video by artists from Korea, Thailand, Japan, Taiwan and China
Curator: Doryun Chong and Eungie Joo
    Single Channel: Collaborating with the Moving Image
Blaffer Gallery, Houston
Apr. 26-May 4, 2003
Films and videos by artists, including Yuri A., Michelle Beck and Jorge Calvo, J.D. Beltran, Julie Christine Fortier, Tina Gonsalves, Kasumi, Lev, Evan Mather, Baerbel Neubauer, Mark O'Connell, John Palmer and Larilyn Sanchez
Curator: Patrick Kwiatkowski, founder of Microcinema International
Andy Goldsworthy
Three Cairns
Des Moines, Iowa
  Andy Goldsworthy: Three Cairns
Museum of Contemporary Art, San Diego
Apr. 27-Aug. 26, 2003
Photographs, drawings and sculpture documenting temporary and permanent cairns at three museums, MCASD, Des Moines Art Center and the Neuberger Museum of Art
Curators: Susan Lubowsky Talbott (Des Moines), Chris Gilbert, Stephanie Hanor (MCASD) and Dede Young (Neuberger)