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Anonymous
Detail of Cairo Police Academy
1927
  Mapping Sitting: On Portraiture and Photography
Grey Art Gallery, NYU
Jan. 11-Apr. 2, 2005
20th-century portrait photography from Lebanon, Egypt and Iraq selected from the archives of Arab Image Foundation in Beirut by contemporary artists Walid Raad and Akram Zaatari
Funding: Islamic World Arts Initiative, Abby Weed Grey Trust
Catalogue: 284 pp., Mind the Gap/Arab Image Foundation
 
 
 
Ruth Duckworth
Untitled
2002
  Ruth Duckworth, Modernist Sculptor
Museum of Arts & Design, New York
Jan. 13- Apr. 3, 2005
Approximately 90 vessels, figurative works and sculptures in the first major retrospective of the 85-year-old Chicago ceramist
Curators Thea Burger, Jo Lauria
Catalogue: 160 pp., Lund Humphries Publishers, $60
Funding: Target
 
 
 
Thomas Moran
A Midsummer Day, East Hampton, Long Island
1903
  Guild Hall: An Adventure in the Arts
UBS Art Gallery
Jan. 13-Mar. 25, 2005
More than 80 works dating from 1878 to 1994 by artists who lived on the East End of Long Island, ranging from Thomas Moran to David Salle, all from the collection of Guild Hall in East Hampton
 
 
 
Berthe Morisot
Eugene Manet and his Daughter in the Garden at Bougival
1881
  Berthe Morisot: An Impressionist and her Circle
National Museum of Women in the Arts
Jan. 14-May 8, 2005
More than 75 paintings and drawings from the Denis and Annie Rouart Collection at the Musée Marmottan in Paris, many on view in the U.S. for the first time
Curator: Jordana Pomeroy
Catalogue: 123 pp., $40
Tour: Speed Art Museum, Memphis Brooks Museum of Art
Funding: General Dynamics, Mary Ross Taylor
 
 
 
Mark Sheinkman
9.5.2004
2004
  New Works by Mark Sheinkman
Kemper Museum of Contemporary Art
Jan. 14-Apr. 10, 2005
Six large abstractions by the New York painter, a "visiting artist" at the Kansas City museum
Catalogue: Essay by Robert Edelman
Funding: Muriel McBrien Kauffman Foundation, Richard J. Stern Foundation for the Arts, Commerce Bank
 
 
 
Peter Paul Rubens
Centaur Tormented by Cupid
ca. 1606-08
  Peter Paul Rubens (1577-1640): The Drawings
Metropolitan Museum of Art
Jan. 15-Apr. 3, 2005
The first major retrospective of drawings by the Flemish artist includes 115 works, including many of exceptionally large size, in a show co-organized with the Albertina in Vienna
Curators: Anne-Marie Logan, Michiel C. Plomp
Catalogue: 400 pp., Yale, $75
Funding: Government of Flanders, Fortis Bank, Schiff Foundation
 
 
 
Stuart Davis
Swing Landscape
1938
  Stuart Davis and American Abstraction: A Masterpiece in Focus
Philadelphia Museum of Art
Jan. 15-Apr. 17, 2005
Davis' 1938 mural, Swing Landscape, which represents the Gloucester harborfront but has been housed at the Indiana University Art Museum in Bloomington since 1941, is presented along with 15 accompanying works by Davis (a Philadelphia native), plus works by his contemporaries, from the Philadelphia Museum collection
Curators: Kathleen Foster, Michael Taylor
 
 
 
Barry Le Va
On Center Shatter - or - Shatterscatter (within the Series of Layered Pattern Acts)
1968-71
  Accumulated Vision, Barry Le Va
Institute of Contemporary Art, Philadelphia
Jan. 15-Apr. 3, 2005
100 works in a survey of four decades of art-making by the New York Postminimalist
Curator: Ingrid Schaffner
Catalogue: 256 pp., $45
Funding: Philadelphia Exhibitions Initiative, others
 
 
 
Eugene Delacroix
Tiger Drinking
1835
  Intimate Visions: Small-scale European Paintings of the 15th to 19th Centuries
Wadsworth Atheneum Museum of Art
Jan. 15-Sept. 11, 2005
70 works from the permanent collection, ranging from an Annunciation by Caracciolo to Barbizon landscapes by Camille Corot
Curators: Eric M. Zafran, Rena Hoisington
 
 
 
Jane and Louise Wilson
The New Brutalism II
2004
  Jane and Louise Wilson: Erewhon
Blaffer Gallery, Houston
Jan. 15-Mar. 5, 2005
A new video installation (showing projections of film shot in vacated hospital buildings and in a dilapidated miner's town juxtaposed with footage of archival photos of women's exercise classes from the 1910s and 20s), plus related photos, developed during a residency in New Zealand
Also on view: "Ant Farm 1968-78" and "J.D. Okhai Ojeikere: Hairstyles"
 
 
 
Robert Smithson
Spiral Jetty
1970
  Robert Smithson
Dallas Museum of Art
Jan. 16-Apr. 3, 2005
130 works made between 1955 and 1973 in the traveling retrospective organized by the Museum of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles
Curators Eugenie Tsai, Connie Butler
Tour: Whitney Museum, June 23-Oct. 16, 2005
Catalogue: 228 pp., $34.95
Funding: Ahmanson Foundation, Henry Luce Foundation, Altria
Also on view: "Daniel Roth, Zones of Dissolution," Jan. 21-Apr. 10, 2005
 
 
 
Deborah Kass
Cindy Sherman
1994
  Likeness: Portraits of Artists by Other Artists
Institute of Contemporary Art, Boston
Jan. 19-May 1, 2005
Over 50 works made during the past three decades by artists from the U.S. and Europe, ranging from Matthew Antezzo, Roy Arden and David Armstrong to Wolfgang Tillmans, James Welling and Neil Winokur
Curator: Matthew Higgs
Catalogue: 72 pp., $22.95 Tour: Co-organized with the CCA Wattis Institute of Contemporary Arts, San Francisco, and Independent Curators International Also on view: "Momentum 3: Kanishak Raja"
 
 
 
Romuald Hazoumé
Zanzibrrrrace
2003
  Deep Wells and Reflecting Pools
Menil Collection
Jan. 21-Apr. 17, 2005
Houston artist David McGee selects works from the museum's little-seen trove of art and artifacts chronicling racial bigotry and African American identity, called "The Image of the Black in Western Art," for a show mounted in conjunction with "Double Consciousness: Black Conceptual Art since 1970" at the Contemporary Art Museum Houston
Funding: City of Houston
Also on view: "Romuald Hazoume: La Bouche du Roi," Jan. 29-May 8, 2005
 
 
      Double Consciousness: Black Conceptual Art since 1970
Contemporary Arts Museum Houston
Jan. 22-Apr. 17, 2005
Curator: Valerie Cassel Oliver
Catalogue: 112 pp., $24.95
Also on view: "Perspectives 145: Bodys Isek Kingelez," Jan. 28-May 1, 2005
 
 
 
Gustave Courbet
Bonjour Monsieur Courbet
1854
  Bonjour Monsieur Courbet! The Bruyas Collection from the Musée Fabre, Montpellier
Fine Arts Museums of San Francisco
Jan. 22-Apr. 3, 2004
40 paintings, 20 drawings and six sculptures by Courbet, Delacroix, Ingres, Millet, Cabanel, Barye and others, in the final stop of a four-city U.S. tour
Catalogue: 256 pp., $60
 
 
 
Cy Twombly
Nicola's Iris
1990
  Cy Twombly: 50 Years of Works on Paper
Whitney Museum
Jan. 27-May 8, 2005
Works in paint, crayon and collage, dating from the "chalkboard" period of the early 1970s to the present, in a show that was organized by the State Hermitage Museum in St. Petersburg and that has already appeared in Munich, Paris and London
Curator: Julie Sylvester
Catalogue: Cover designed by the artist, essay by Simon Schama, reprint of Roland Barthes' Non Multa Sed Multum (1976)
U.S. tour: Menil Collection, May 27-Sept. 4, 2005, other venues to be announced
Funding: Neil G. Bluhm, Horace W. Goldsmith Foundation, Frances and John Bowes
Also on view: "Ellen Gallagher: deluxe," Jan. 27-May 15, 2005
 
 
 
William Hodges
Tomb and Distant View of the Rajmahal Hills
1781
  William Hodges, 1744-1797: The Art of Exploration
Yale Center for British Art
Jan. 27-Apr. 24, 2005
The first retrospective of the globetrotting landscape painter, whose career took him to India with the East India Company and to Polynesia, Antarctica, New Zealand and the South Pacific with Captain James Cook, includes nearly 50 paintings, in a show that was organized by the National Maritime Museum in Greenwich, England, where it appeared last summer
Curator: Geoff Quilley
Catalogue: 212 pp., Yale, $60
Also on view: "Nobleness and Grandeur: Forging Historical Landscape in Britain, 1760-1850," Jan. 27-Apr. 24, 2005
 
 
 
Calixte Dakpogan
Parrot
2002
  African Art Now: Masterpieces from the Jean Pigozzi Collection
Museum of Fine Arts, Houston
Jan. 29-May 8, 2005
33 artists from 15 countries, assembled by Swiss entrepreneur and photographer Jean Pigozzi with the collaboration of Paris-based curator André Magnin
Funding: Continental Airlines, Fulbright & Jaworski, Luther King Capital Management, the Boeing Company, others
 
 
 
Alberto Korda
Guerilla Heroica
1960
  Revolution & Commerce: The Legacy of Korda's Portrait of Che Guevara
UCR/California Museum of Photography
Jan. 29-May 28, 2005
Alberto Korda's iconic photograph of Che, taken in 1960 and titled Guerilla Heroica, via over 40 photographs (by Vic Muniz, Rubén Ortiz Torres, Annie Lebowitz, Martin Parr and others), 30 historic posters from the Center for the Study of Political Graphics in Los Angeles, and 50 banners, memorabilia and other artifacts relating to in a show organized with the Centro de la Imagen, Mexico City, and www.zonezero.com
Curator: Trisha Ziff
Also on view: "Observaciones: Enrique Méndez de Hoyos"
 
 
      Landscape Confection
Wexner Center for the Arts
Jan. 29-May 1, 2005
40 contemporary works by 13 artists specializing in unconventional, idealized and imaginary landscapes, including Rowena Dring, Pia Fries, Michael Raedecker, Lisa Sanditz and Amy Sillman
Curator: Helen Molesworth
Catalogue: 100 pp., $24.95
Funding: Univar USA, Scotts Company, Nancy and David Gill, others
 
 
 
Rembrandt van Rijn
Self-Portrait as the Apostle Paul
1658
  Rembrandt's Late Religious Portraits
National Gallery of Art
Jan. 30-May 1, 2005
17 dramatic portraits of apostles, evangelists, saints, monks, Christ and the Virgin Mother, shown together for the first time
Tour: J. Paul Getty Museum, June 7-Aug. 28, 2005
 
 



 
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