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      New This Month in U.S. Museums
Gilbert Stuart
George Washington (Lansdowne Portrait)
National Portrait Gallery
  George Washington: A National Treasure
Minneapolis Institute of Arts
Aug. 1-Nov. 30, 2003
Gilbert Stuart's 205-year-old "Lansdowne Portrait" of George Washington, on a national tour organized by the National Portrait Gallery, comes to Minneapolis.
Funding: First American Funds
Also on view: "Russian Avant-Garde Books and Prints, Aug. 1, 2003-Jan. 1, 2004, and "Art That's Really Moving" by Tim Fort and "Can't Leave It Alone" by Gerald Smith, Aug. 1-Sept. 21, 2003.
"Aerospace Design: The Art of Engineering" at the Art Institute of Chicago
  Aerospace Design: The Art of Engineering from NASA's Aeronautical Research
Art Institute of Chicago
Aug. 2, 2003-Feb. 8, 2004
Commemorating the centennial of the Wright brothers' flight, approximately 90 artifacts from NASA, including designs and models for wind tunnels, morphing wings, self-healing vehicle "skins" and conceptual airplane designs
Curator: John Zukowsky (AIC)
Also on view: "Yokohama-e: 19th-century Prints of Americans in Japan," Aug. 7-Oct. 14, 2003, and "Wrapped in Fashion: Japanese Kimono," Aug. 28-Jan. 7, 2003
Laura Owens
  Laura Owens
Aspen Art Museum
Aug. 2-Sept. 28, 2003
Around 20 paintings and 15 drawings, including a group of new large-scale works created especially for this exhibition, organized by The Museum of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles
Curator: Paul Schimmel
Funding: The exhibition is made possible by the generous support of Mark S. Siegel, the Pasadena Art Alliance, Kathi and Gary Cypres, David Hockney and Betye Monell Burton
Outdoor pavilion by Stephen Kieran and James Timberlake
  Solos: SmartWrap
Cooper-Hewitt, National Design Museum
Aug. 5-Oct. 10, 2003
The museum's new exhibition series premieres with a 24-foot-high outdoor pavilion, designed by Philadelphia architects Stephen Kieran and James Timberlake and imagining walls made of thin plastic film imprinted with light and heating technology.
Funding: DuPont
Costantino Nivola
Feminine Figure
ca. 1984
  Costantino Nivola in Springs
Parrish Art Museum, Southampton
Aug. 9-Oct. 12, 2003
The first comprehensive retrospective of the Italian-born sculptor and artist Costantino Nivola (1911-88) includes approximately 50 works made at his studio in Springs, L.I.
Curator: Micaela Martegani (Parrish)
Also on view: "Frederick Kiesler: The Late Work Us, You, Me"
Bob Trotman
Cake Lady
  Food Matters: Explorations in Contemporary Art
Katonah Museum of Art
Aug. 10, 2003-Feb. 8, 2004
Food as overarching symbol and subject ("First we eat, then we do everything else," said M.F.K. Fisher) in works by Barton Lidice Benes, Maureen Connor, Ming Fay, Jaune Quick-to-see-Smith, Laurie Simmons, Sandy Skoglund and 16 other contemporary artists
Curator: Sarah Tanguy
Catalogue: 36 pp, $12
Ellsworth Kelly
Green, Blue, Red
  Ellsworth Kelly
Whitney Museum of American Art
Aug. 14-Nov. 2, 2003
The last stop ofthe show that originated at the Museum of Contemporary Art, San Diego, includes 14 paintings and 35 related drawings, collages and photos focusing on the pivotal 1958-65 period in the artist's career
Curator: Toby Kamps (MCASD)
Catalogue: 128 pp., essays by Kamps, critic Dave Hickey and scholars Roberta Bernstein and Sarah K. Rich
Funding: ResMed, Andor Capital Management, Horace W. Goldsmith Foundation, others
"Seated Avalokiteshvara (Guanyin)"
China, late Ming dynasty
16th-early 17th century
Cast brass with gilding, lacquer, and pigments
  Salvation: Images of the Buddhist Deity of Compassion
Los Angeles County Museum of Art
Aug. 14, 2003-Jan. 18, 2004
Avalokiteshvara, as seen in five major devotional sculptures made in ancient Pakistan, Central Asia, China, Japan and Tibet during a period spanning 1,500 years, plus an additional 15 small gilt bronzes and three paintings.
Curator: J. Keith Wilson (LACMA)
Also on view: "Drawing on Faith: Ink Paintings for Korean Buddhist Icons," Aug. 21, 2003-Feb. 1, 2004
Iona Rozeal Brown
blackface #14
  Census 03: New Art from DC
Corcoran Gallery of Art
Aug. 15-Oct. 6, 2003
Established and younger artists from the D.C. area, including Iona Rozeal Brown, Graham Caldwell, Tim Doud, Randall Parker, Dan Steinhilber and Team Response, in a show presented by the Corcoran College of Art + Design
Curator: Paul Brewer
Anthony Friedkin
Surfboard Blanks
  Surf Culture: The Art History of Surfing
San Jose Museum of Art
Aug. 16-Nov. 2, 2003
Last chance to see the show that opened last summer at the Laguna Art Museum and traveled to Honolulu, featuring 100 works ranging from artifacts of early Polynesian surfer culture to art of the present, including works by Billy Al Bengston, Ashley Bickerton, Russell Crotty, Jeff Divine, Craig Kauffman, and Raymond Pettibone
Curator: Bolton Colburn (Laguna)
Catalogue: 240 pp., designed by graphic designer Dave Carson, Ginko Press
Nel Linssen
Necklace made from paper
  Beyond Ornament: Contemporary Jewelry from the Helen Williams Drutt Collection
Museum of Fine Arts, Houston
Aug. 16, 2003-May 9, 2004
Approximately 50 examples of jewelry from 1960-80 by Bernhard Schobinger, Albert Paley, Wendy Ramshaw and other international designers, in the first part of a two-part exhibition drawn from the 626-piece collection of Philadelphia art dealer and collector Helen Drutt (part two opens Dec. 15, and features work from 1980 to the present)
Curator: Cindi Strauss (MFAH)
Chuck Close
  Against the Grain: Woodcuts from the Collection
Cleveland Museum of Art
Aug. 17-Nov. 9, 2003
The history of the woodcut in Europe and America, via 170 woodcut prints dating from the 15th to the 20th century, from Albrecht Drer to Terry Winters
Roland Flexner
Neuberger Museum of Art
Aug. 17, 2003-Jan. 4, 2003
Breathing life into the gallery space with works based on material processes by Agnes Martin, Martin Puryear, Pat Steir, Sharon Louden, others
Curator: Dede Young (Neuberger)
Also on view: "Murray Zimiles: A Retrospective Exhibition," Aug. 17-Dec. 28, 2003
Girls going to school
Attic red-figure kylix attributed to the Painter of Bologna
ca. 460 BC
  Coming of Age in Ancient Greece: Images of Childhood from the Classical Past
Hood Museum of Art, Dartmouth
Aug. 23, 2003-Dec. 14, 2003
130 objects, including sculptures, grave monuments, ancient toys and baby feeders on loan from international collections
Curators: Jenifer Neils and John Oakley,
Catalogue: Essays on gender stereotyping, class distinctions, slavery, mentor relationships and more (Yale University Press)
Tour: Cincinnati Art Museum, May 1-Aug. 1, 2004; J. Paul Getty Museum, Sept. 14-Dec. 5, 2004
Asher B. Durand
White Mountain Scenery, Franconia Notch, New Hampshire
  The Course of Empire: Thomas Cole and the Hudson River School Landscape Tradition
New York State Museum, Albany, N.Y.
Aug. 23-Nov. 30, 2003
Thomas Coles five-painting series, "The Course of Empire," plus almost 50 paintings and works on paper by Frederick Edwin Church, Asher Durand, John Frederick Kensett and others, from the collection of the New-York Historical Society
Curator: Lee A. Vedder (N-YHS)
Ansel Adams
Evening Clouds and Pool, East Side of the Sierra Nevada, from the Owens Valley, California
ca. 1962
  Ansel Adams and his Legacy
High Museum of Art
Aug. 30-Oct. 26, 2003
81 prints of Adams' famous images of nature, architecture and portraits, most from the Adams archive at the Center for Creative photography, Tucson
Curator: Thomas W. Southall (High)
Funding: Global Payments
Also on view: "Classic Images" and "A Matter of Time: Edward Hopper from the Whitney Museum of American Art," Aug. 30-Oct. 26, 2003
Max Weber
Rush Hour
  Debating American Modernism: Stieglitz, Duchamp and the New York Avant-Garde
Terra Museum of American Art
Aug. 30-Nov. 30, 2003
Approximately 70 paintings, sculptures, photographs and works on paper created between 1915-29 by Stieglitz, Duchamp and their colleagues Georgia O'Keeffe, Man Ray and Charles Sheeler.
Curator: Elizabeth Kennedy, Terra
Pierre Huyghe
still from The Third Memory
  Reprocessing Information
San Francisco Museum of Art
Aug. 30-Nov. 30, 2003
Video works about mass media by Ant Farm, Anthony Discenza and Pierre Huyghe
Curator: Benjamin Weil
Also on view: "Reagan Louie: Sex in Asia," Aug. 23, 2003-Jan. 11, 2004