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      New This Month in U.S. Museums
Model wearing flowing crepe by Vionnet (detail),
Vogue, Nov. 15, 1931
Metropolitan Museum of Art
May 1-Aug. 3, 2003
The Costume Institute's "toga party" features 120 outfits inspired by classical Greece, ranging from sheer dresses from the Napoleonic era to contemporary designs by Alexander McQueen and Tom Ford
Curator: Harold Koda (Met)
Catalogue: Goddess: The Classical Mode, 192 pp., Yale, $35.95
Funding: Gucci, Condé Nast
Roy Lichtenstein
House III
  Roy Lichtenstein on the Roof
Metropolitan Museum of Art
May 1-Nov. 2, 2003
Displayed on the Met's glorious 10,000-square-foot roof terrace, six sculptures from the 1990s by the late Pop artist, including a 30-foot-tall Brushstrokes from wife Dorothy's front lawn and a newly fabricated 17-foot-wide House
Funding: Lita Annenberg Hazen Charitable Trust
Robert Cottingham
  The 178th Annual Exhibition
National Academy of Design
May 2-June 15, 2003
This year's exhibition by academy members includes works by Gregory Amenoff, Jim Dine, Janet Fish, Red Grooms, Wolf Kahn and Miriam Schapiro
Juan Muñoz
Many Times
  Juan Muñoz
Museum of Contemporary Art at the Geffen Contemporary
May 2-June 15, 2003
60 sculptures, installations and drawings spanning the late artist's career in a show that originated at the Hirshhorn Museum
Curator: Neal Benezra
Catalogue: Essays by Benezra, Olga Viso and Michael Brenson, $24.95
Also on view: "Yutaka Sone: Jungle Island," May 4-July 27, 2003
Polly Apfelbaum
  Polly Apfelbaum
Institute of Contemporary Art, University of Philadelphia
May 3-Sept. 7, 2003
A comprehensive survey of "fallen paintings" -- works constructed of psychedelic layers of dyed fabric, often arranged on the floor -- plus wallpaper custom-designed for the ICA installation
Curators: Claudia Gould, Ingrid Schaffner (ICA)
Catalogue: 80 pp., introduction by Gould, essays by Schaffner, Irving Sandler and Tim Griffin
Tour: Contemporary Art Center, Cincinatti, Dec. 5- 2003-Feb. 29, 2004; Kemper Museum of Contemporary Art, Kansas City, Mo. , June 4-Sept. 5, 2004
Also on view: "s(how)," and "Das Hochzeitshaus (The Wedding House)," May 3-July 27, 2003
Isamu Noguchi
  Isamu Noguchi and Modern Ceramics
Arthur M. Sackler Gallery, Washington, D.C.
May 3-Sept. 7, 2003
Issues of personal and national identity after World War II, via the first major museum presentation of Noguchi's ceramics, which includes 38 of his clay sculptures with 36 works by nine Japanese artists, including Kitaoji Rosanjin and Yagi Kazuo
Curator: Louise A. Cort
Funding: Feinberg Foundation, Sachiko Kuno, Ryuji Ueno, S&R Foundation, others
Fred Wilson
  Fred Wilson: Objects & Installations, 1979-2000
Blaffer Gallery, University of Houston
May 3-July 20, 2003
The Venice Biennale artist's first retrospective, organized by the Fine Arts Gallery of the University of Maryland
Curator: Maurice Berger
Also on view: "Robert Knox: Non-Fiction Paintings," May 24-Aug. 31, 2003
John Currin
  John Currin
Museum of Contemporary Art, Chicago
May 3-Aug. 24, 2003
Bosomy gals and bearded gents in the first solo U.S. museum show of the hot New York figurative painter
Curators: Staci Boris (MCA), Rochelle Steiner (Serpentine Gallery)
Tour: Serpentine Gallery, London, Sept. 9-Oct. 26, 2003; Whitney Museum of American Art, Nov. 20, 2003-Feb. 22, 2004
Also on view: "Paul Pfeiffer," May 3-Aug. 31, 2003
Hiro Yamagata
installation at COSI Columbus
Wexner Center for the Arts
May 3-Sept. 1, 2003
Light installation by laser artist Hiro Yamagata
Funding: AT&T
Funerary Mask of Wenudjebauendjed
Egyptian, 21st Dynasty
1039-991 B.C.
  The Quest for Immortality: Treasures of Ancient Egypt
Kimbell Museum
May 4-Sept. 14, 2003
100 artifacts from the royal tomb at Tanis in Northern Egypt, including a reconstruction of the tomb of Thutmose III, in a show that premiered at the National Gallery of Art in Washington, D.C.
Curators: Erik Hornung (University of Basel), Betsy M. Bryan (Johns Hopkins)
Catalogue: 256 pp, Prestel, $65 hardcover, $35 softcover
Tour: New Orleans Museum of Art, Oct. 19, 2003-Feb. 25, 2004; other venues to be announced
Funding: American Airlines, Fort Worth Star-Telegram, NBC5
Jean-Antoine Houdon
Robert Fulton (1765-1815)
  Jean-Antoine Houdon (1741-1828): Sculptor of the Enlightenment
National Gallery of Art
May 4-Sept. 7, 2003
The first monographic exhibition of the great 18th-century portrait sculptor features more than 66 works, including depictions of George Washington, Voltaire and the goddess Diana
Tour: J. Paul Getty Museum, Nov. 4, 2003-Jan. 25, 2004; Musée national du château de Versailles, Mar. 1-May 30, 2004
Funding: Catherine B. Reynolds Foundation, others
William Pope.L
Eating the Wall Street Journal
Portland (Ore.) Institute for Contemporary Art
May 7-July 26, 2003
A 25-year survey of the work by provocative performance artist William Pope.L, which originally appeared at the Institute of Contemporary Art in Portland, Me.
Curators: Mark H.C. Bessire, Stuart Horodner, Diane Barber, Sara Kellner
George Johnson
Colca Valley, Peru
  The New World's Old World: Photographic Views of Ancient America
AXA Gallery, New York
May 8-July 19, 2003
Approximately 100 Images of ancient American archeology by Josef Albers, Martin Chambi, Edward Ranney, Max Vargas and others, made over the last 160 years
Curator: May Castleberry
Catalogue: 265 pp., University of New Mexico Press
Yasumasa Morimura
To My Little Sister: Cindy Sherman
  Influence, Anxiety and Gratitude
MIT List Visual Arts Center
May 8-Aug. 17, 2003
Art about art, late-20th-century-style, via works by Matthew Antezzo, Jennifer Bolande, Carol Bove, Jessica Diamond, AA Bronson, Luis Gispert, Richard Hamilton, Deborah Kass and 15 other artists
Curator: Bill Arning
Catalogue: Online catalogue
Priest-king (detail)
Mesopotamia, ca. 3300-3000 B.C.
  Art of the First Cities: The Third Millennium B.C. from the Mediterranean to the Indus
Metropolitan Museum of Art
May 8-Aug. 17, 2003
Approximately 400 items from the Royal Graves of Ur, the palace and temples of Mari, the citadel of Troy, the cities of the Indus Valley and other ancient sites, in a show that gains an uncertain new currency in the wake of the conquest of Iraq
Curator: Joan Aru (Met)
Catalogue: 600 pp., Yale, $75
Funding: Dorothy and Lewis B. Cullman, Hagop Kevorkian Fund
Also on view: "Max Beckmann's 'Hell'" and "Charles Demuth," May 9-Aug. 10, 2003, and "Central Park: A Sesquicentennial Celebration," May 15-Aug. 31, 2003.
Andy Warhol
Salvador Dali
  Andy Warhol: Screen Tests
Museum of Modern Art, Queens
May 8-Sept. 1, 2003
Three- to five-minute-long screen tests of artists, actors, writers, models and factory visitors, including Dennis Hopper, Salvador Dal, Lou Reed and Edie Sedgwick
Curator: Mary Lea Bandy, Natalie Hirniak (MoMA)
Andy Warhol
Cow Wallpaper
  On the Wall: Wallpaper and Tableau
Fabric Workshop and Museum
May 9-Sept. 13, 2003
Wallpapers by John Baldessari, Nicole Eisenman, Jenny Holzer, Roy Lichtenstein, Takashi Murakami, Jorge Pardo, Do Ho Suh, Andy Warhol and William Wegman
Curator: Judith Tannenbaum
Robert Frank
  Robert Frank: London/Wales
Corcoran Gallery of Art
May 10-July 14, 2003
90 black-and-white photographs of bankers, workers, children and Welsh coal miners in post-war England
Curator: Philip Brookman (Corcoran)
Catalogue: 208 pp., essay by Brookman, published by Scalo
William Wegman
Of the Sea
  In Response to Place: Photographs from The Nature Conservancy's Last Great Places
Indianapolis Museum of Art
May 11-Aug. 3, 2003
130 landscape works by 12 photographers, including William Wegman, Annie Leibovitz, Sally Mann and Mary Ellen Mark
Curator: Andy Grundberg
Catalogue: 160 pp., hardcover $60, softcover $35
Funding: Merrill Lynch
Also on view: "The Lay of the Land," May 20-Sept. 28, 2003, and "Picture Show: James Casebere," May 31-Aug. 17, 2003
Taryn Simon
The Innocents
  Taryn Simon: The Innocents
P.S.1 Contemporary Art Center
May 11-Aug., 2003
50 Photographs of men who were exonerated from death row
Curator: Klaus Biesenbach and Amy Smith Stewart
Catalogue: Illustrated with case profiles by civil rights attorneys Peter Neufeld and Barry Scheck, published by Umbrage Editions
Also on view: "Jene Highstein," "Breaking Away: 2002-2003 National and International Studio Program Exhibition" and "Special Project: Zilvinas Kempinas," opening May 11
    Kazimir Malevich: Suprematism
Guggenheim Museum
May 13-Sept. 7, 2003
120 paintings, drawings and objects, many previously unseen in the West
Curator: Matthew Drutt (Menil)
Catalogue: 272 pp., Abrams, $65 hardcover, $45 softcover
Tour: Menil Collection, Oct. 3, 2003-Jan. 11, 2004
Funding: Alfa Bank
Lygia Clark
Pedra e Ar
  Pulse: Art, Healing and Transformation
Institute of Contemporary Art, Boston
May 14-Aug. 31, 2003
Art every day keeps the doctor away? Works by Joseph Beuys, Lygia Clark and 13 other artists
Catalogue: Essays on art and therapy, published by Steidl
Funding: Harvard Pilgrim Health Care
Rafael de Soto
Blood on My Doorstep
  Pulp Art: Vamps, Villains and Victors from the Robert Lesser Collection
Brooklyn Museum of Art
May 16-Aug. 31, 2003
More than 100 paintings created for the covers of mid-century pulp-fiction titles like Terror Tales, The Shadow and Famous Fantastic Mysteries
Curator: Anne Pasternak (Creative Time)
László Moholy-Nagy
AL 3
  From Europe to California; Galka Scheyer and the Avant-Garde
Norton Simon Museum, Pasadena, Ca.
May 16-Sept. 8, 2003
160 paintings, drawings and prints by European and American artists -- from Archipenko and Kirchner to Rivera and Weston -- collected by the artist and patron best known for her enthusiasm for the "Blue Four" (Feininger, Jawlensky, Kandinsky and Klee) and now housed at the Norton Simon Museum
Also on view: "Artistic Exchange: Works by Mexican and Californian Artists," May 16-Sept. 8, 2003, and "Treasures from the Himalayas: Sacred Images from Tibet, Nepal and Northern India," May 30-Oct. 27, 2003
James Henry Beard
North Carolina Immigrants: Poor White Folks
  The Cincinnati Wing: The Story of Art in the Queen City
Cincinnati Art Museum
May 17, 2003
Celebrating the opening of an 18,000-square-foot new wing, over 400 works by artists who were born or lived in Cincinnati
Curator: Anita J. Ellis (CMA)
Liberty Bell in Liberty Bell Pavilion, 1976 and Marcel Duchamp, The Bride Stripped Bare by Her Bachelors, Even (The Large Glass)
  Museum Studies 7: Christian Marclay, The Bell and Glass
Philadelphia Museum of Art
May 17-July 6, 2003
Site-specific installation with sound performance by Relâche Ensemble based on the Liberty Bell and Marcel Duchamp's The Bride Stripped Bare by her Bachelors, Even (The Large Glass)
Curators: Susan Rosenberg (Philadelphia Museum), Thaddeus Squire (Relâche)
Catalogue: 96 pp., edited by Susan Rosenburg
James Rosenquist
Welcome to the Water Planet IV (Close Lightning)
  James Rosenquist: A Retrospective
Museum of Fine Arts, Houston
May 17-Aug. 17, 2003
Almost 170 paintings, collages, drawings and sources
Curators: Walter Hopps, Sarah Bancroft
Catalogue: Archival photography, extensive essays on themes and working processes, hardcover $65, softcover $45
John Currin
Autumn Lovers
  New Work 7: John Currin, Works on Paper
Aspen Art Museum
May 23-July 27, 2003
30 drawings made between 1991 and 2002
Curator: Dean Sobell
Yanagi Miwa
Elevator Girl House If
  The History of Japanese Photography
Cleveland Museum of Art
May 25-July 20, 2003
More than 200 photos, books, scrolls and albums by 110 artists in the first comprehensive survey of Japanese photography
Curators: Anne Tucker (MFAH), Dana Friis-Hansen (Austin Museum), Joe Takeba (Nagoya City Art Museum), Ryuichi Kaneko (Tokyo Metropolitan Museum of Photography)
Catalogue: 432 pp., Yale, hardcover $65, softcover $50
Funding: Continental Airlines
    Sights Unseen: The Photographic Constructions of Masumi Hayashi
Japanese American National Museum
May 31-Sept. 14, 2003
Panoramic collages by the Japanese American photographer