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      New This Month in U.S. Museums
 
 
 
Jasper Johns
Ten Numbers (detail)
1960-71
  Jasper Johns: Numbers
Los Angeles County Museum of Art
Feb. 1-Apr. 18, 2004
The artist's classic work via lithographs and etchings from LACMA's permanent collection
Curator: Jennifer Spears Brown
Tour: This show was organized by the Cleveland Museum of Art; LACMA is its final venue
Also on view: "Diane Arbus Revelations," Feb. 29-May 31, 2004
 
 
 
Bartolomeo Coriolano
Sleeping Cupid
mid-17th c.
  Poets, Lovers and Heroes in Italian Mythological Prints
Metropolitan Museum of Art
Feb. 3-May 2, 2004
More than 100 woodcuts, engravings and etchings by artists ranging from Mantegna to Tiepolo, depicting the bawdy adventures of Cupid, Hercules and the rest of the Gods, in an exploration of the revival of antiquity during the Italian Renaissance
Curator: Wendy Thompson
Funding: Schiff Foundation
Also on view: "Echoing Images: Couples in African Sculpture," Feb.10-Sept. 5, 2004; "Chocolate, Coffee, Tea," Feb. 3-July 11, 2004
 
 
 
Umberto Boccioni
Materia
1912
  Boccioni's Materia: A Futurist Masterpiece and the Avant-garde in Milan and Paris
Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum
Feb. 6-May 9, 2004
Juxtaposing Materia, a masterpiece of Italian Futurism, with Cubist works by Georges Braque, Robert Delaunay, Marcel Duchamp, Albert Gleizes, Juan Gris, Fernand Lger and Pablo Picasso
Curator: Laura Mattioli Rossi
Funding: City of Milan and Tenaris, Leadership Committee for Materia, Maurice Kanbar, Italian Cultural Institute
Catalogue: 158 pp., $55 cloth
 
 
 
Paul Kos
Pawn (detail)
1991
  Everything Matters: Paul Kos: A Retrospective
Museum of Contemporary Art San Diego
Feb. 5-May 2, 2004
Playful new work by the Bay Area conceptual video art pioneer
Curator: Constance M. Lewallen
Tour: The show was organized by the University of California, Berkeley
 
 
 
James Wyeth
Portrait of John F. Kennedy
1967
  JFK and Art
Norton Museum of Art, West Palm Beach
Feb. 6-May 2, 2004
Camelot as envisioned by Hans Hofmann, Marisol, Jasper Johns, Robert Rauschenberg, Andy Warhol and others
Curator: Jonathan Stuhlam, Bruce Museum
Catalogue: 45 pp., $24 softcover
Funding: Priscilla and John Richman Endowment for American Art
 
 
 
Kerry James Marshall
7 a.m. Sunday Morning
2003
  Kerry James Marshall: One Thing, Mediations on Black Aesthetics
Miami Art Museum
Feb. 6-Apr. 15, 2004
Mid-career retrospective of videos, paintings, sculptures and photographs inspired by the Civil Rights movement and the Alabama-born African-American artist's personal experience
Curator: Lorie Mertes
Funding: Joyce Foundation, Rockefeller Foundation, Peter Norton Family Foundation, Boeing Company
 
 
 
Lotte Jacobi
Lotte Lenya
1928
  Focus on the Soul: The Photographs of Lotte Jacobi
Jewish Museum, New York
Feb. 6-Apr. 11, 2004
Over 90 vintage photographs, including celebrity portraits of Marc Chagall, Peter Lorre, Lotte Lenya and the elusive J.D. Salinger, taken by the German-American photographer
Curator: Kurt Sundstrom
Funding: Bank of New Hampshire, Ernst & Young, New Hampshire State Council on the Arts
Tour: This show was organized by the Currier Museum of Art, New Hampshire. Its next stop is the National Museum of Women in the Arts, Washington, D.C., June 18-Sept. 5, 2004
 
 
 
Altoon Sultan
Tractor and Disc Harrow, Pawlet, VT
1987
  The Artist's Eye: Wolf Kahn as Curator
National Academy of Design, New York
Feb. 6-Apr. 18, 2004
Contemporary, modern and 19th-century works selected by the celebrated New York colorist
Also on view: "Wolf Kahn: Nature and Color" and "Bold Strokes: California Watercolors," Feb. 6-Apr. 18, 2004
 
 
 
John Waters
Farrah (detail)
2000
  John Waters: Change Of Life
New Museum of Contemporary Art
Feb. 7-Apr. 15, 2004
80 photographs, sculptures and three previously unscreened films by the "Pope of Trash"
Curators: Marvin Heiferman and Lisa Phillips
Funding: New Line Cinema, Harvey S. Shipley Miller
Also on view: "Point of View: A Contemporary Anthology of the Moving Image," Feb. 27-Apr. 11, 2004
 
 
 
Romare Bearden
Profile/Part II, the Thirties: Artist with Painting and Model
1981
  The Art of Romare Bearden
San Francisco Museum of Modern Art
Feb. 7-May 16, 2004
140 collages, photomontages, watercolors and monotypes dating from the 1940s to the '80s, in a show that originated at the National Gallery of Art, Washington
Curator: Ruth Fine
Catalogue: 352 pp., Abrams, $50 cloth
Tour: Dallas Museum, June 20-Sept. 12, 2004; Whitney Museum, Oct. 14, 2004-Jan. 9, 2005; High Museum, Jan. 29-April 24, 2005
Funding: AT&T, Koret Foundation, Catholic Healthcare West
 
 
 
William Wegman
Reading Two Books
1971
  The Last Picture Show: Artists Using Photography, 1960-1982
UCLA Hammer Museum
Feb. 8-May 9, 2004
Approximately 150 works by 57 artists, including Vito Acconci, Eleanor Antin, Gilbert and George, Adrian Piper and Cindy Sherman
Curator: Douglas Fogle
Catalogue: 304 pp., $44.95 cloth
Funding: Karen and Ken Heithoff, La Coleccin Jumex, Matthew O. Fitzmaurice, Carol and Judson Bemis, Jr., Harry M. Drake
Tour: The show was organized by the Walker Art Center and is scheduled to travel to the Museo de Arte Contemporaneo, Spain, June 4-Sept. 19, and the Fotomuseum Winterthur in Switzerland, Nov. 26, 2004-Feb. 13, 2005
 
 
 
Richard Hamilton
Adonis in Y Fonts
1963
  Richard Hamilton: Prints and Multiples, 1934-2004
Yale Center for British Art
Feb. 12-May 24, 2004
The first major print retrospective of the 81-year-old British Pop pioneer features over 200 works
Tour: Organized by the Kunstmuseum, Winterthur in Switzerland, this show appears in the U.S. only at this venue
Also on view: "Just what is it that makes British Pop Art so different, so appealing?" Feb. 12-May 9, 2004
 
 
 
Bruce Bemis
Bipolar Radiance
2003
  Son et Lumiere
MIT List Visual Arts Center
Feb. 12-Apr. 4, 2004
Six large sound and light installations by seven artists, including two artist-teams, Jennifer Allora & Guillermo Calzadilla and Michael Mittelman & Jessica Rylan
Curator: Bill Arning
Funding: David Bermant Foundation, Massachusetts Cultural Council, Council for the Arts at MIT
 
 
 
Douglas Gordon
Monster
1996-97
  Douglas Gordon
Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden
Feb. 12-May 9, 2004
The first survey of the Scottish video installation artist includes large-scale projected video installations, text pieces, still photographs, and filmed images on video monitors
Curator: Russell Ferguson
Catalogue: 128 pp., $42 cloth
Tour: The exhibition was organized for the Museum of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles, where it debuted in 2001
Funding: Susan Bay-Nimoy and Leonard Nimoy, Catharine and Jeffrey Soros, Thorton S. Glide Jr. and Katrina D. Glide Foundation, Peter Norton Family Foundation, others
 
 
 
Andrea del Verrocchio
David with the head of slain Goliath outside his right foot
ca. 1465
  Verrocchio's "David" Restored: A Renaissance Bronze from the National Museum of the Bargello, Florence
National Gallery of Art
Feb. 13-Mar. 21, 2004
The masterpiece of Renaissance sculpture on view in its original form for the first time in 527 years
Funding: Worldspan, L.P.
 
 
 
Ed Ruscha
Level as a Level
2002
  Ed Ruscha: Mountain Paintings
Aspen Art Museum
Feb. 13-Apr. 11, 2004
Approximately 12 large-scale palindrome paintings using imagery of snow-topped mountain peaks
Curator: Dean Sobel
Funding: Aspen Art Museum National Council
 
 
 
Milton Avery
Girl Writing (detail)
1941
  Discovering Milton Avery: Two Devoted Collectors, Louis Kaufman and Duncan Phillips
Phillips Collection
Feb. 14-May 16, 2004
Paintings and works on paper from the collections of two of Avery's friends and early supporters
Curator: Eliza Rathbone
Funding: Riva Yares Foundation, Wachovia Wealth Management, Wachovia Foundation
 
 
 
David Opdyke
The Grid (detail)
2003
  American Paradigms: David Opdyke and Lane Twitchell
Corcoran Gallery
Feb. 14-Apr. 5, 2004
25 sculptures and cut-paper drawings by the Brooklyn-based artists, commenting on contemporary consumerist society
Curator: Stacey Schmidt
Also on view: "Quilts of Gee's Bend," Feb. 14-May 17, 2004
 
 
 
Rembrandt van Rijn
An Allegory: the Phoenix
1658
  Rembrandt's Journey: Painter, Draftsman, Etcher
Art Institute of Chicago
Feb. 14-May 9, 2004
Organized by the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, the 200 works on view include approximately 20 paintings, 30 drawings and 150 prints
Curators: Clifford S. Ackley, Suzanne McCullagh, Anne Vogt Fuller, Marion Titus Searle
Funding: Merrill Lynch, Federal Council on the Arts and the Humanities, Rhoades Foundation/Julius Lewis Exhibition Fund, Abbott Laboratories Fund
 
 
 
Henri de Toulouse-Lautrec
Jane Avril
1899
  Toulouse-Lautrec: Master of the Moulin Rouge
Baltimore Museum of Art
Feb. 15-May 3, 2004
More than 100 rarely seen posters of the scandalous Parisian dance-hall
Curator: Susan Dackerman
Funding: Wilmington Trust
 
 
 
Edouard Manet
The Port at Calais
ca. 1868
  Manet and the Sea
Philadelphia Museum of Art
Feb. 15-May 31, 2004
Martine paintings by Manet and his contemporaries including Claude Monet, Auguste Renoir and Berthe Morisot
Curators: Douglas Druick, Gloria Groom, John Leighton, Joe Rishel, John Zarobell
Funding: Lincoln Financial Group, Delaware River Port Authority, Pew Charitable Trusts, Annenberg Foundation, others
Catalogue: 228 pp., $68 (cloth)
Tour: This show was organized by Art Institute of Chicago. Its next stop is Van Gogh Museum, Amsterdam, June 18-Sept. 26, 2004
 
 
    Turner and Venice
Kimbell Art Museum
Feb. 15-May 30, 2004
The only U.S. showing of the paintings, watercolors and drawings made by J.M.W. Turner during or after his three trips to Venice, in a show assembled by Tate Britain
Curator: Ian Warrell
 
 
 
Sofia Tekela-Smith
Savage Island Man with Pure
2003
  Paradise Now? Contemporary Art from the Pacific
Asia Society
Feb. 18-May 9, 2004
45 paintings, drawings, photographs and videos by 15 leading contemporary artists from New Zealand, New Caledonia, Torres Strait Islands, Hawaii, Samoa, Fiji and Niue
Curator: Melissa Chiu
Funding: Creative New Zealand, W.L.S. Spencer Foundation, Lion Foundation, Christensen Fund, Investment New Zealand, New Zealand Trade and Enterprise, Tourism New Zealand, Jenny Gibbs, Harriet Friedlander
Also on view: "Paradise Lost: Art from the Pacific," Feb. 10-May 2, 2004
 
 
 
Lauren Greenfield
Sheena tries on clothes with her friend Amber, 14, in a department store dressing room in San Jose, California
1999
  Lauren Greenfield: Girl Culture
Herbert F. Johnson Museum of Art, Ithaca, N.Y.
Feb. 21-May 16, 2004
57 photos of young girls in a touring exhibition that debuted in 2002
Curator: Trudy Wilner Stack
Also on view: "Double Takes: Transformations through the Lens," Mar. 20-July 11, 2004, and "The Allen Sisters: Pictorialist Photographs 1885-1920," Mar. 20 to May 30
 
 
 
George Bellows
The Picnic
1924
  Leaving for the Country: George Bellows at Woodstock
Georgia Museum of Art, Athens
Feb. 21-May 16, 2004
Paintings of the American artist's country home made between 1920-1924
Curator: Marjorie Seal
Funding: W. Newton Morris Charitable Foundation
 
 
 
Sol LeWitt
Marquette for Brick Structure, Two Domes, Vertical
2003
  Sol Lewitt: Recent Work
Katonah (New York) Museum of Art
Feb. 22-May 2, 2004
A new site-specific drawing, a selection of gouaches and prints, plus maquettes and designs for a new domed sculpture
Curator: Gary Garrells
 
 
    Tools of her Ministry: The Art of Sister Gertude Morgan
American Folk Art Museum
Feb. 25-Sept. 26, 2004
Over 100 biblical paintings and decorated objects by the self-taught Alabama missionary
Curator: William Fagaly
Funding: NEA, New York State Council on Arts, Andy Warhol Foundation for the Visual Arts, Judith Rothschild Foundation, Robert A. Roth and Cleo F. Wilson
Tour: New Orleans Museum of Art, Nov. 12, 2004-Jan. 16, 2005
 
 
 
Il Cavaliere d'Arpino
Judith with the Head of Holofernes
1603-1606
  Turning Corners
Berkeley Art Museum & Pacific Film Archive
Feb. 26-Aug. 31, 2004
Nayland Blake's 1987 untitled installation of paintboxes and whips, set in a room of old master paintings from the Berkeley Art Museum collections, including Cavaliere d'Arpino's Judith with the Head of Holofernes (1603-1606) and Giovanni Battista Caracciolo's The Young Saint John in the Wilderness (1610-1620)
Curator: Lucinda Barnes
Also on view: "Time's Shadow: Photographs from the Jan Leonard and Jerrold Peil Collection," Feb. 5-May 9, 2004
 
 
 
Paul Gauguin
Where Do We Come From? What Are We? Where Are We Going?
1897-98
  Gauguin Tahiti
Museum of Fine Arts, Boston
Feb. 29-June 27, 2004
Organized on the centenary of Gauguin's death, this show presents 150 works, including paintings, wooden sculptures, prints and drawings, along with the MFA's own 1897 allegorical masterpiece, Where do we come from? What are we? Where are we going?
Catalogue: 380 pp., $65 cloth
Funding: Fleet
Tour: This exhibition was organized in collaboration with the Runion des Muses Nationaux and the Muse d'Orsay, Paris. This is its final stop