Magazine Home  |  News  |  Features  |  Reviews  |  Books  |  People  |  Horoscope  
     
      New This Month in U.S. Museums
 
 
 
Mara Adamitz Scrope
concept drawing for Back to Nature
2003
  A River Half Empty: Artists Engage Connecticut's Environment
Aldrich Museum of Contemporary Art
June 1-Aug. 31, 2003
10 contemporary artists reflect on nature with installations at the museum and Weir farm, in honor of the 25th anniversary of the Connecticut Fund for the Environment
Curators: Jessica Hough, Richard Klein, Harry Philbrick (Aldrich)
Also on view: "Nina Levy: Portrait Gallery" and "Elizabeth Demaray: 2003 Aldrich Emerging Artist Award Recipient," June 1-Aug. 31, 2003
 
 
 
Christian Marclay
Guitar Drag
2000
  Christian Marclay
UCLA Hammer Museum
June 1-Aug. 31, 2003
Over 60 works, including installations, album-cover collages, sculptures and videos by the artist and experimental musician
Curator: Russell Ferguson (Hammer)
Catalogue: Essays by Ferguson, Miwon Kwon, Douglas Kahn, Alan Licht and Madeleine Schuppli
Tour: Bard College Center for Curatorial Studies, Sept. 28-Dec.19, 2003, Seattle Art Museum, Feb. 5-Apr. 25, 2004, Kunstmuseum Thun, Switzerland, summer 2004
 
 
 
Charles Sheeler
Wheels
1939
  The Photography of Charles Sheeler
Metropolitan Museum of Art
June 3-Aug. 17, 2003
120 rare vintage prints focusing on work from 1915-39, in a show organized by the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston
Curator: Theodore E. Stebbins, Jr. (Harvard University Art Museums), Gilles Mora and Karen Haas (MFA, Boston)
Catalogue: Essays by curators, English edition published by Bulfinch Press, $75
Also on view: "Charles Sheeler's Contemporaries," June 3-Aug. 17, 2003; "Manet and the American Civil War: The Battle of U.S.S. 'Kearsarge' and C.S.S. 'Alabama'," June 3-Aug. 17, 2003; "Celebrating Saint Petersburg," June 11, 2003-Jan. 25, 2004; "A Notable Acquisition of Japanese Textiles of the Edo Period (1615-1868)," June 25-Sept. 21, 2003
 
 
 
Zaha Hadid
The Rosenthal Center for Contemporary Arts, Cincinnati
  Zaha Hadid
Artists Space
June 4-July 26, 2003
A survey of 20 years of the architect's work, coinciding with the opening of Hadid's first built project in the U.S. -- the Rosenthal Center for Contemporary Arts in Cincinnati
Funding: Donna Karan, Karan-Weiss Foundation
 
 
 
Virginia Beahan
View toward mangrove swamp and Desembarco del Granna from Campisno popular (tourist cabins) Villa Las Coloradas
2002
  Cuba on the Verge: An Island in Transition
International Center of Photography
June 6-Aug. 31, 2003
Over seventy works by 14 American, Cuban and Cuban-American photographers, including Carlos Garaicoa, Abelardo Morell, Manuel Pia, and Carrie Mae Weems, among others
Curator: Terry McCoy
Catalogue: Introduction by William Kennedy, an epilogue by Arthur Miller and essays about the contemporary Cuban experience by Russell Banks, Susan Orlean, Abilio Estvez and others
Also on view: "Dreaming in Pictures: The Photography of Lewis Carroll" and "New Histories of Photography 5, Poetic Images: Literary Illustrations from the Richard and Ronay Menschel Library" June 6-Aug. 31, 2003
 
 
 
Isaac Julien
Baltimore
2003
  Isaac Julien: Baltimore
Aspen Art Museum
June 6-July 27, 2003
A three-screen video homage to blaxploitation films by the celebrated British film artist, filmed on location at three museums in Baltimore -- the Walters Art Museum, the Peabody Museum and the Great Blacks in Wax Museum
Curator: Dean Sobel
 
 
    Illuminating the Renaissance: The Triumph of Flemish Manuscript Painting in Europe
J. Paul Getty Museum
June 6-July 27, 2003
130 objects, including manuscripts, drawings and paintings from 1467-1561 culled from 50 lenders from 14 countries, in a show that argues for a new importance for early Renaissance manuscript painting
Curator: Thomas Kren (Getty)
Catalogue: 640 pp., 232 color and 153 black-and-white illustrations, hardcover $125.00, softcover $50
 
 
 
Wayne Thiebaud
Cakes & Pies
1994-95
  Wayne Thiebaud: Fifty Years of Painting
Kemper Museum of Contemporary Art
June 6-July 27, 2003
The only venue for a retrospective of more than 40 works from the past five decades by the artist, who is currently artist in residence at the museum
Curator: Dana Self (Kemper)
Catalogue: Illustrated with interview with Wayne Thiebaud, $25
 
 
 
Childe Hassam
Easthampton, Sidewalk
1926
  Portraits of Places: The Prints of Childe Frederick Hassam, an American Impressionist
Corcoran Gallery of Art
June 7-Aug. 4, 2003
50 etchings and lithographs and 12 paintings, pastels and drawings
Curator: Erik Denker (Corcoran) and Herbert L. Cooper
 
 
 
Brooks Stevens
Oscar Mayer Wienermobile
1958
  Industrial Strength Design: How Brooks Stevens Shaped Your World
Milwaukee Art Museum
June 7-Sept. 7, 2003
Works from 1930-70 by the designer who created the Oscar Meyer Wienermobile, the Miller Brewing logo and the wide-mouthed peanut butter jar
Curator: Glenn Adamson
 
 
 
Augustus Saint-Gaudens
Sherma Monument, Victory
1897-02, reduction 1912
  Augustus Saint-Gaudens: America Sculptor of the Gilded Age
Parrish Art Museum
June 8-Aug. 3, 2003
Approximately 100 sculptures and monuments, primarily depicting historical events and people, by America's leading 19th-century sculptor
 
 
 
Jean-Auguste-Dominique Ingres
Amédée-David, The Marquis de Pastoret
1826
  Crossing the Channel: British and French Painting in the Age of Romanticism
Minneapolis Institute of Arts
June 8-Sept. 7, 2003
More than 150 oil paintings and watercolors by artists such as Ingres, Constable, Delacroix, Turner, and Géricault
Curator: Patrick Noon (MIA)
Catalogue: Written by Patrick Noon with contributions by Stephen Bann, David Brown, Rachel Meredith, Christine Riding and Marie Watteau
Tour: The Metropolitan Museum of Art, Oct. 7, 2003-Jan. 4, 2004
 
 
 
Pierre-Auguste Renoir
Mademoiselle Fleury in Algerian Costume
1882
  Renoir and Algeria
Dallas Museum of Art
June 8-Aug. 31, 2003
15 works from Renoir's Orientalist period, in a show organized by the Sterling and Francine Clark Institute, supplemented at the DMA by 40 paintings, drawings and sculptures surveying the artist's career
Curators: Dorothy Kosinski (DMA)
Catalogue: 176 pp., Yale University Press, hardcover $45, softcover $29.95
Tour: Institut du Monde Arabe, Paris, Oct. 6, 2003-Jan. 18, 2004
 
 
 
Mu Xin
Spring Brilliance at Kuaiji
1977-78
  Landscape of Memory: The Art of Mu Xin
Asia Society
June 10-Sept. 7, 2003
Writings and landscape paintings created during two periods of imprisonment during the Chinese Cultural Revolution, drawn from the Rosenkranz Foundation and the artist's own collection
Curator: Alexandra Munroe (Japan Society), Wu Hung (Smart Museum of Art) and Harrie A. Vanderstappen (University of Chicago)
Catalogue: 152 pp., Yale, $55
 
 
 
Mary Cassatt
Maternal Caress
1891
  Whistler and Cassatt: Americans Abroad
Baltimore Museum of Art
June 11-Oct. 12, 2003
100 prints and drawings from the museum's collection of works done abroad by James Abbott McNeill Whistler and Mary Cassatt
Curator: Susan Dackerman (BMA)
 
 
 
Louis Faurer
"Happy," Cantrell St., South Philadelphia
1937
  Louis Faurer: A Photographic Retrospective
Philadelphia Museum of Art
June 14-Sept. 7, 2003
More than 100 photographs of Philadelphia street life taken between 1947-51, in a show organized by the Museum of Fine Arts, Houston (this is the last stop)
Curator: Anne Wilkes Tucker
Catalogue: 208 pp., 140 images, Merrell Publishers
Funding: Andrea Frank Foundation
Also on view: "Warren Rohrer: Paintings 1972-1993," June 22-Aug. 17, 2002
 
 
 
Louise Bourgeois
The Insomnia Drawings
(detail)
1994-95
  Louise Bourgeois: The Insomnia Drawings
Whitney Museum of American Art
June 14-Sept. 21, 2003
220 individual, red, blue and white drawings made during an eight-month period (Nov. 1994-June 1995) of sleep deprivation
Curator: Lawrence Rinder (Whitney)
 
 
 
Thomas Gainsborough
Self-Portrait
ca. 1787
  Thomas Gainsborough, 1727-1788
Museum of Fine Arts, Boston
June 15-Sept. 14, 2003
The first major retrospective to tour the U.S. includes 100 paintings and drawings of English landscapes and portraits, organized by Tate Britain
Curators: Michael Rosenthal and Martin Myrone
Catalogue: 272 pp., hardcover $60, softcover $45
 
 
 
Ralph Fasanella
New York
1981
  The Perfect Game: America Looks at Baseball
Folk Art Museum
June 17, 2003-Feb. 1 2004
Over 100 art objects dating back to the 1840s, including score cards, arcade games, weathervanes, portraits, a portion of the original Yankee Stadium frieze, carnival figures and other ephemera
Curator: Elizabeth V. Welkin
Catalogue: 150 pp., 175 illustrations, published by Harry N. Abrams $29.95
 
 
 
Ali Tayar
Plaza Screen
1999
  USDesign 1975-2000
Museum of Arts and Design
June 19-Sept. 28, 2003
Three generations of American designers, including Robert Venturi, Frank Gehry, Steven Holl and Karim Rashid, in a show organized by the Denver Art Museum
Curator: R. Craig Miller
Catalogue: 256 pp., 280 color illustrations, published by Prestel, $65
Funding: Target, JPMorgan Chase
Tour: Memphis Brooks Museum of Art, Memphis, Tenn., and the National Building Museum, Washington, D.C.
 
 
 
James Van Der Zee
Portrait of Mother and Two Children
1934
  Generations: African-American Art in the VMFA Collection
Virginia Museum of Fine Arts
June 21-Nov. 30, 2003
60 20th-century works
Curator: Tosha Grantham (VMFA)
 
 
 
Donald Judd
Untitled
1984
  Artists' Gifts
Museum of Contemporary Art at California Plaza
June 22-Aug. 3, 2003
Gifts by artists such as Mike Kelley, Sam Francis and Robert Gober of their own work and works from their personal collections
Curator: Ann Goldstein (MoCA)
Also on view: "Mona Hatoum: Map," June 22-Aug. 3, 2003
 
 
 
Willem de Tetrode
Bacchus
modeled 1562-65
  Willem van Tetrode
Frick Collection
June 24-Sept. 7, 2003
Marbles and bronzes by the mid-16th-century Dutch sculptor
Curator: Fritz Scholten, Rijksmuseum, Amsterdam
Catalogue: 160 pp., 80 color and 70 black-and-white illustrations Willem van Tetrode
 
 
 
Hendrik Goltzius
after Cornelius Cornelisz van Haarlem
Phaeton, from the series The Four Disgracers
1588
  Hendrick Goltzius, Dutch Master (1558-1617): Drawings, Prints, and Paintings
Metropolitan Museum of Art
June 26-Sept. 7, 2003
The First major retrospective of the 17th century, Netherlandish mannerist contains 160 works in a variety of media, organized by the Rijksmuseum, Amsterdam
Curators: Jan Piet Filedt Kok, Huigen Leeflang and Ger Luijten (Rijksmuseum), Nadine M. Orenstein and Michiel C. Plomp (Met) and Lawrence W. Nichols (Toledo Museum of Art)
Catalogue: Essays by the curators, Waanders Publishers, $85
 
 
Max Beckmann
Self Portrait in Tuxedo
1927
  Max Beckmann
Museum of Modern Art, Queens
June 26-Sept. 29, 2003
The only U.S. showing of the first comprehensive survey of the artist consists of 115 works, focusing primarily on Beckmann's paintings but including examples of sculptures, drawings and prints
Curator: Robert Storr (NYU Institute of Fine Arts), Sean Rainbird (Tate Gallery), Didier Ottinger (Centre Pompidou)
 
 
 
Russell Crotty
The Leonid Meteor Shower
2002
  Perspectives 138: Russell Crotty
Contemporary Arts Museum, Houston
June 27-Oct. 5, 2003
14 cosmic drawings made on spheres between 1996-2003
Curator: Lynn Herbert (CAMH)
Funding: Altria Group
 
 
 
Philip Guston
Mother and Child
1930
  Philip Guston
San Francisco Museum of Modern Art
June 28-Sept. 28, 2003
More than 100 paintings and drawings dating from the 1930s to 1980, organized by the Modern Art Museum, Fort Worth
Curator: Michael Auping (Modern Art Museum)
Catalogue: published by Thames and Hudson, hardcover $50, softcover $40
 
 
 
Cecilia Beaux
Self-Portrait
1892
  Challenging Tradition: Women of the Academy, 1826-2003
National Academy of Design
June 28, 2003-Jan. 4, 2004
Over 60 paintings, sculptures and works on paper, including self-portraits, by Louise Bourgeois, Miriam Schapiro and other women artists
Curators: David Dearinger and Isabelle Dervaux
 
 
 
Amadeo Modigliani
Servant Girl
1918
  Modigliani and the Artists of Montparnasse
Los Angeles County Museum of Art
June 29-Sept. 28, 2003
The 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 Montparnesse contemporaries such as Matisse, Brancusi and Picasso
Curators: Kenneth Wayne (Albright-Knox) and Carol S. Eliel (LACMA)
Catalogue: 224 pp., 200 color and black-and-white images with an interview with one of Modigliani's last models, Paulette Jourdain