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Yoon Kwang-cho
Heart Sutra
  Mountain Dreams: Contemporary Ceramics by Yoon Kwang-cho
Philadelphia Museum of Art
Sept. 2, 2003-Dec. 31, 2004
The first American museum exhibition of work by the Korean ceramic artist features 30 objects shown alongside sketchbooks and Korean art works from the museum's collection
Curator: Felice Fischer (Philadelphia)
Tour: Birmingham Museum of Art (Spring 2004)
 
 
 
Hippolyte Flandrin
Polites
1834
  French Artists in Rome: Ingres to Degas, 1830-1873
Dahesh Museum of Art
Sept. 3-Nov. 2, 2003
Debuting in the Dahesh Museum's new headquarters in the former IBM Gallery at 57th Street and Madison Avenue is a loan show of 130 paintings, sculptures and drawings gathered by the Villa Medici, including works by Prix de Rome winners, students and celebrated artists
Curator: Olivier Bonfait
Catalogue: 64 pp., 63 color plates, edited by Roger Diederen
Also on view: "Reframing Academic Art: Masterworks of the Dahesh Museum of Art"
 
 
 
Reagan Louie
Mei Ling and Chun Li, Macau
2000
  The Photographs of Reagan Louie: Sex Work in Asia
San Francisco Museum of Art
Sept. 4-Dec. 7, 2003
The lives of prostitutes in China, Japan, Thailand and other Asian countries, via 70 large-scale photos by the Bay Area-based Chinese American photographer, accompanied by 50 related works selected by the artist from the SFMoMA collection
Curator: Sandra S. Phillips
Catalogue: Orientalia: Sex in Asia (powerHouse Books, $35), with 100 photos and a narrative by the artist
Also on view: "33 RPM," Sept. 6-Sept. 14, 2003
 
 
 
Patti Smith
Auto Portrait 2
2003
  Strange Messenger: The Work of Patti Smith
Institute of Contemporary Art, Philadelphia
Sept. 4-Dec. 7, 2003
Drawings and other works by the punk diva, in a show organized by the Andy Warhol Museum
Curator: John Smith (Warhol)
Also on view: "Gillian Wearing," "Virgil Marti: The Flowers of Romance" and "Traces of Friday," Sept. 4-Dec. 14, 2003
 
 
 
Frida Kahlo
My Grandparents, My Parents and I
1936
  Frida Kahlo's Intimate Family Picture
Jewish Museum
Sept. 4, 2003-Jan. 4, 2004
The painting My Grandparents, My Parents and I is shown with a reproduction of Henri Rousseau's The Present and the Past and a selection of photographs taken by Kahlo's father
Also on view: "Signs from Berlin: A project by Stih and Schnock," and "Erwartung/Expectancy: A Video Installation by Dara Birnbaum"
 
 
 
Barbara Ess
Wildlife
1996
  I Am Not This Body: Photographs by Barbara Ess
The Galleries at Moore, Moore College of Art and Design, Philadelphia
Sept. 5-Oct. 26, 2003
20 years of pinhole photography by the New York artist, in a show organized by the Aperture Foundation
Catalogue: 96 pp., Aperture, $40 cloth, essays by Guy Armstrong, Michael Cunningham and Thurston Moore
Also on view: "Ode: A Project by Sarah Beck"
 
 
 
Gehry Partners
Model, Astor Place Hotel, New York
2001
  Frank O. Gehry: Work in Progress
Museum of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles
Sept. 7, 2003-Jan. 26, 2004
10-12 projects "currently in the office," including designs and maquettes for the new Museum of Tolerance in Jerusalem, the Venice Gateway complex at the airport in Venice, Italy, and the Marques de Riscal Hotel and Winery in Elciego, Spain
Curator: Brooke Hodge
Funding: Merrill Lynch
 
 
 
Polly Apfelbaum
Love Boat
1998
  Celebrating Sculpture: Modern and Contemporary Works from Dallas Collections
Dallas Museum of Art
Sept. 7, 2003-Mar. 28, 2004
100 works by artists ranging from Auguste Rodin and Jean Arp to Alexander Calder and Matthew Barney, presented in conjunction with the opening next month of the 54,000-square-foot, Renzo Piano-designed Nasher Sculpture Center on a block adjacent to the museum
Curator: Charles Wylie, Dorothy Kosinski (DMA)
 
 
    The Paper Sculpture Show
SculptureCenter, Long Island City
Sept. 7-Dec. 7, 2003
Do-it-yourself paper sculptures designed by 29 contemporary artists, from Janine Antoni to Olav Westphalen, for visitors to cut, fold and construct themselves, in a show jointly organized with Cabinet Magazine and Independent Curators International
Curators: SculptureCenter director Mary Ceruti, artist Matt Freedman, Cabinet editor Sina Najafi
Catalogue: The Paper Sculpture Book, 160 pp., D.A.P., $29.95
Tour: Carnegie Mellon University, DiverseWorks, Bellevue Art Museum, Contemporary Art Center of Virginia, and at least seven more venues
 
 
 
Paul Kos
Chartres Bleu
1983-86
  Everything Matters: Paul Kos, A Retrospective
NYU Grey Art Gallery
Sept. 9-Dec. 6, 2003
20 works incorporating video, sound and interactivity by the pioneering Bay Area conceptual artist, in a show that originated at the Berkeley Art Museum
Curator: Constance Lewallen (Berkeley Art Museum)
Catalogue: Essays by Lewallen, Charles Desmarais, Ron Meyers and Rachel Teagle
 
 
 
Yto Barrada
Girlonfootstool
1999
  ICP Triennial
International Center of Photography
Sept. 12-Nov. 30, 2003
Themed around the concept "Strangers," the first ICP Triennial features some 100 works by 40 artists from 20 countries, and debuts new work by Justine Kurland, Olivio Barbieri and Rineke Dijkstra as well as a large-scale public frieze by Beat Streuli on the ICP's faade
Curators: Brian Wallis, Christopher Phillips, Carol Squiers, Edward Earle
 
 
 
Kim MacConnel
Touristic
1980
  Parrot Talk: A Retrospective of Works by Kim MacConnel
Santa Monica Museum of Art
Sept. 13-Nov. 15, 2003
50 paintings, sculptures, collages by one of the founders of the Pattern and Decoration movement, on view in conjunction with P&D shows at several Bergamot station galleries
Curator: Michael Duncan
Catalogue: Essays by Duncan, MacConnel, Robert Kushner and Amy Goldin
Also on view: "Project Room: Virgil Marti," Sept. 13-Nov. 15, 2003
 
 
 
Chuck Close
Georgia
1984
  Chuck Close Prints: Process and Collaboration
Blaffer Gallery, University of Houston
Sept. 13-Nov. 23, 2003
The first comprehensive survey of Close's prints features 118 works dating from 1872 to 2002, in the museum's most ambitious project to date
Curator: Terrie Sultan (Blaffer)
Catalogue: Interviews with the artist and printers by Terrie Sultan, essay by Richard Shiff (160 pp., Princeton University Press, 49.95 cloth, $35 paper)
Funding: Neuberger Berman Foundation
Tour: Metropolitan Museum of Art, Miami Art Museum, Knoxville Museum of Art, Mint Museum of Art, Addison Gallery of American Art, University of Michigan Museum of Art, Modern Art Museum of Fort Worth, Bellevue (Wa.) Art Museum, Fine Arts Museums of San Francisco
 
 
 
Ghada Amer
Blanc/Noir -- Maureen
2000
  Ghada Amer
Indianapolis Museum of Art
Sept. 13-Nov. 30, 2003
Works exploring female sexuality and gender politics by the Egyptian-born artist now working in New York
 
 
 
J. Seward Johnson
Confrontational Vulnerability
2003
  Beyond the Frame: Impressionism Revisited, the Sculptures of J. Seward Johnson
Corcoran Gallery of Art
Sept. 13, 2003-Jan. 5, 2004
15 famous Impressionist paintings are reinterpreted as life-sized sculptural installations
Catalogue: 128 pp., interview with Red Grooms and essay by Petra Ten-Doesschate Chu, Bullfinch Press
Funding: Amtrak
 
 
 
Van je vrienden moet je 't hebben! Nijmegen, Enschede, Arnhem (With Friends like these who needs Enemies!)
1944
  Weapons of Mass Dissemination: The Propaganda of War
The Wolfsonian, Miami Beach
Sept. 13, 2003-March 21, 2004
Wartime propaganda from the U.S. and abroad from the first half of the 20th century, featuring posters, housewares and children's books and games
Curators: Marianne Lamonaca, Sarah Schleuning
 
 
 
Romare Bearden
Tomorrow I may be far away
1967
  The Art of Romare Bearden
National Gallery of Art
Sept. 14, 2003-Jan. 4, 2004
The most comprehensive survey to date of Bearden's career includes approximately 130 works, including Mauritius (1969), the artist's only sculpture, and the 10 x 16 ft. Berkeley mural from the city council chambers there
Curator: Ruth Fine
Catalogue: 352 pp., Abrams, $50 cloth
Funding: AT&T
Tour: San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, Feb. 7-May 16, 2004; Dallas Museum of Art, June 20-Sept. 12, 2004; Whitney Museum of American Art, Oct. 14, 2004-Jan. 9, 2005; High Museum of Art, Atlanta, Jan. 29-April 24, 2005
 
 
 
Manny Farber
Ingenius Zeus
2000
  Manny Farber: About Face
Museum of Contemporary Art, San Diego
Sept. 14, 2003-Jan. 4, 2004
Approximately 70 works dating from the 1950s to the present, by the painter who wrote on the movies for Artforum in the 1970s
Curator: Stephanie Hanor (MCASD)
Catalogue: 150 pp., with essays by Dr. Robert Polito, Dr. Jonathan Crary, Dr. Sheldon Nodelman and Robert Walsh
Tour: P.S.1 Contemporary Art Center
Also on view: "Alex Webb: Crossings," Sept. 21-Dec. 7, 2003
 
 
 
George Inness
Sunset Glow
1883
  George Inness and the Visionary Landscape
National Academy of Design Museum
Sept. 17, 2003-Jan. 4, 2004
40 landscape paintings by the Hudson River School artist who was a devotee of the Swedish mystic Emanuel Swedenborg
Curator: Adrienne Baxter Bell
Tour: San Diego Museum of Art, Jan, 24-Apr. 18, 2004
Also on view: "A Fine Line: Drawings by National Academicians," Sept. 7, 2003-Jan. 4, 2004
 
 
 
Kenny Scharf
The fun's Inside
1983
  Splat, Boom, Pow! The Influence of Cartoons in Contemporary Art
Institute of Contemporary Art, Boston
Sept. 17, 2003-Jan. 4, 2004
60 works of art by 35 artists, including Laylah Ali, Roy Lichtenstein, Takashi Murakami, Elizabeth Murray, Chris Ofili, Peter Saul and Kenny Scharf, in a show organized by the Houston CAM
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
Funding: Andy Warhol Foundation, Union Pacific
Also on view: "Douglas R. Weathersby: 2003 ICA Artist Prize," Sept. 17, 2003-Jan. 4, 2004
 
 
 
Zou Zhe
Landscapes
Late Ming to early Qing dynasty
  Passion for the Mountains: 17th Century Landscape Masterpieces from the Nanjing Museum
China Institute, New York
Sept. 18, 2003-March 8, 2004
60 paintings, including scrolls and album leaves, focusing on the work of the "Eight Masters of Jinling"
Curator: Hai Chang (China Institute)
 
 
 
Raymond Pettibon
No Title (oh me if)
1997
  American Short Stories: Saul Steinberg/Raymond Pettibon
Museum of Contemporary Art, North Miami
Sept. 19-Nov. 16, 2003
Works by the popular illustrative artists
Also on view: "Roberto Juarez: A Sense of Place," Sept. 14-Nov. 16, 2003 and "Mario Benjamin: Project," Sept. 14-Nov. 9, 2003
 
 
 
Rona Pondick
Dog
1998-2001
  Rona Pondick: Sculpture, 1992-2003
Cranbrook Art Museum, Bloomfield Hills, Mich.
Sept. 20-Nov. 30, 2003
Sculptures made from fabric, dirt and found objects and mixed-media including Dirt Head, a room-sized installation of 400 handcrafted elements embedded in 12 tons of earth
Curator: Joe Houston (Cranbrook)
 
 
 
Pierre Huyghe
The Third Memory
1999
  Image Stream
Wexner Center for the Arts
Sept. 20, 2003-Jan. 4, 2004
Eight narrative film and video works by artists Lorna Simpson, Pierre Huyghe, Matthew Barney
Curator: Helen Molesworth (Wexner)
Catalogue: 80 pp., essays by Molesworth, George Baker, Gregg Bordowitz, Aruna D'Souza, Bill Horrigan, Bruce Jenkins and Hamza Walker
 
 
    The Language of Native American Baskets
National Museum of the American Indian, Smithsonian
Sept. 20, 2003-Jan. 9, 2004
Over 200 native baskets from the museum collection
 
 
 
Vincent van Gogh
The Starry Night
1889
  The Heroic Century: The Museum of Modern Art Masterpieces, 200 Paintings and Sculptures
Museum of Fine Arts, Houston
Sept. 21, 2003-Jan. 4, 2004
209 works from the collection of the Museum of Modern Art in New York, including Vincent van Gogh's The Starry Night, Claude Monet's Water Lilies and Salvador Dali's The Persistence of Memory
Catalogue: Softcover $40, hardcover $65
Also on view: "Eye on the Third Ward: Yates High School Photography," Sept. 6-Dec. 29, 2003, "Western Landscapes by Albert Bierstadt and Thomas Moran from the Stark Museum of Art," Sept. 6, 2003-Feb. 1, 2004, "Luca Buvoli -- Flying Preparatory Exercises," Sept .12-Nov. 30, 2003, "First Down Houston: The Birth of an NFL Franchise," Sept. 21, 2003-Feb. 8, 2004
 
 
 
Louis-Auguste Bisson
Bull
1850
  The Dawn of Photography: French Daguerreotypes, 1839-1855
Metropolitan Museum of Art
Sept. 23, 2003-Jan. 4, 2004
175 works of early photography with examples of portraits, landscapes, city views, genre scenes, scientific and ethnographic works
Also on view: "The Responsive Eye: Ralph T. Coe and the Collecting of American Indian Art," Sept.-Dec. 14, 2003, "Klee Abstract," Sept. 5-Dec. 7, 2003, "Small Bronzes," Sept. 5-Dec. 7, 2003, "Dreams of Yellow Mountain: Landscapes of Survival in Seventeenth-Century China," Sept. 13, 2003-Jan. 25, 2004
 
 
 
Dan Steinhilber
Untitled
2002
  Directions: Dan Steinhilber
Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden
Sept. 24, 2003-Jan. 6, 2004
Three sculptures are on view in the first museum solo show
by the Washington D.C.-based artist
 
 
 
John Baldessari
Strobe Series/Futurist: Girl with flowers falling from mouth (for Botticelli) #1
1975
  The Disembodied Spirit
Bowdoin College Museum of Art
Sept. 25-Dec. 7, 2003
Ghosts in art, via works by 19th-century photographers as well as contemporary artists, including Nancy Burson, Gregory Crewdson and Anna Gaskell
Curator: Alison Ferris
Catalogue: Essays by Ferris, Tom Gunning and Pamela Thurschwell
Funding: NEA, Elizabeth Firestone Graham Foundation, LEF Foundation
 
 
 
Lee Mingwei
  Projects 80: Lee Mingwei, The Tourist
Museum of Modern Art
Sept. 25-Nov. 24, 2003
Snapshots, souvenirs and recordings from tours of New York, given to the artist by voluntary tour guides. The tours continue for the duration of the show
Curator: Roxana Marcoci (MoMA)
Also on view: "Projects 79: Liam Gillick, Literally," Sept. 25-Dec. 1, 2003 and "Pencil: Drawings from the Collection," Sept. 18, 2003-March 8, 2004
 
 
 
Loretta Pettway
Medallion
ca. 1960
  The Quilts of Gee's Bend
Milwaukee Art Museum
Sept. 27, 2003-Jan. 4, 2004
The immensely popular exhibition of abstract quilts, made by generations of women from the African-American hamlet in Alabama, in an extensively traveling exhibition that was organized in 2002 by the Museum of Fine Arts, Houston
Tour: Six more stops to come
Funding: Argosy Foundation and Friends of Art
 
 
    Jewels and Gems
Renwick Gallery, Smithsonian American Art Museum
Sept. 28, 2003-Jan. 12, 2004
131 brooches, necklaces, bracelets and other craft objects by 97 contemporary artisans
Curator: Kenneth Trapp
Also on view: "The Jewelry of Robert Ebendorf: A Retrospective of Forty Years," Sept. 26-Jan. 19, 2004
 
 
 
Ernesto Neto
Arco Venturo
1967
  Ernesto Neto
Museum of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles
Sept. 28, 2003-Jan. 12, 2004
A new large-scale sculpture by the Brazilian artist, suspended from the ceiling and offering visitors interactive spaces
Curators: Alma Ruiz (MoCA)
Funding: Jumex Fund for Contemporary Latin American Art
 
 
 
Elsa Schiaparelli
Evening Coat
spring 1939
  "Shocking!" The Art and Fashion of Elsa Schiaparelli
Philadelphia Museum of Art
Sept. 28, 2003-Jan. 4, 2004
Designs for the modern woman, ca. 1920s-1954, including the outrageous 1931 tennis culottes for Lily dAlvarez and the 1936 wardrobe for aviator Amy Johnson, plus designs for society women and for more than 30 motion pictures
Curator: Dilys E. Blum
Catalogue: 312 pp., Yale University Press, $65
Funding: Carefree
 
 
 
Tom Friedman
cup and straws
1997
  The Invisible Thread: Buddhist Spirit in Contemporary Art
Snug Harbor Cultural Center
Sept. 30, 2003-March, 2004
The impact of Buddhism on art since the 1950s is explored through the works of artists such as John Cage, Morris Graves, Marina Abramovic, Xu Bing, Bill Viola, Tom Friedman and Terry Winters
Curator: Robyn Brentano, Roger Lipsey, Lilly Wei and Olivia Georgia
 
 
    Treasures of a Lost Art: Italian Manuscript Painting of the Middle Ages and Renaissance
Metropolitan Museum of Art
Sept. 30, 2003-Feb. 1, 2004
The first-ever presentation of manuscripts collected by Met patron Robert Lehman (1891-1969) features 101 single leaves and cuttings ranging from the 13th to the 16th century
Curator: Pia Palladino (Met)
Catalogue: 220 pp., Yale University Press, $50 cloth
 
 
 
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