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      New This Month in U.S. Museums
Giovanni Zuccarelli
Jadmone's Quarters: Set design for the ballet Rodope
  Staging the Orient: Visions of the East at La Scala and The Metropolitan Opera
Dahesh Museum, New York
Mar. 2-May 30, 2004
20 costumes, architectural models and over 200 works on paper from the Oriental-themed operas performed at Teatro alla Scala in Milan
Curators: Stephen R. Edidin, Vittoria Crespi Morbio
Funding: Italian Cultural Institute of New York
Catalogue: 40 pp., $24.99
Iona Rozeal Brown
blackface #37
  Iona Rozeal Brown/MATRIX 152
Wadsworth Atheneum Museum
Mar. 4-June 13, 2004
15 paintings of the ganguro -- geishas, kabuki actors and samurai in blackface and bling-bling
Curator: Joanna Marsh
Funding: Matrix Coalition, Janice and Mickey Cartin, Howard and Sandra Fromson, Robinson and Nancy Grover, Carol and Sol LeWitt, Ritter Foundation, Robin and Philip Schonberger, Walter Wick and Linda Cheverton Wick
Rachel Whiteread
Untitled (One Hundred Spaces)
  Singular Forms (Sometimes Repeated): Art from 1951 to the Present
Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum
Mar. 5-May 19, 2004
The third in the Gugg's series of exhibitions highlighting its holdings begins with Robert Rauschenberg's epochal White Painting (1951) and ranges through Minimalism and Postmodernism
Curators: Lisa Dennison, Nancy Spector
Catalogue: essays by the curators and six other scholars, 250 pp., $45 hardcover
Also on view: "Seeing Double: Emulation in Theory and Practice," Mar. 18-May 16, 2004
Jean-Honor Fragonard
Study After Giovanni Battista Tiepolo: Immaculate Conception (from the Aracoeli)
  An Artist's Education: Fragonard and the Old Masters
Norton Simon Museum
Mar. 5-June 7, 2004
20 black chalk drawings of Old Master works by the Rococo genius
Curator: Gloria Williams
Franois-Marie Banier
I am only an eye
  Franois-Marie Banier
Bass Museum of Art, Miami
Mar. 5-May 30, 2004
Photographs and sketches ranging from banal scenes of urban life to celebrity portraits of Kate Moss, Johnny Depp and Samuel Beckett by the French poet, novelist and New Yorker contributor
Also on view: "The Salon: 18th and 19th Century Portraits from the Collection," Mar. 19-Sept. 19, 2004
Russell Crotty
Summer Triangle over Knolltop Estates
  Russell Crotty: Global Drawings
Miami Art Museum
Mar. 5-Jun. 27, 2004
The first solo museum exhibition by the California-based artist and amateur astronomer includes ten drawings on massive globes
Curator: Lori Mertes
Funding: Funding Arts Network
Frida Kahlo
Self-Portrait with Cropped Hair
  MoMA at El Museo: Latin American and Caribbean Art from the Collection of the Museum of Modern Art
El Museo del Barrio
Mar. 5-July 25, 2004
150 drawings, sculptures and prints dating from the 1930s to the present, including work by Diego Rivera, Frida Kahlo, Cildo Meireles, Vik Muniz and the "destructivist" installation artist Rafael Montanez Ortiz
Curators: Miriam Basilio, Fatima Bercht, Deborah Cullen, Gary Garrels, Luis Enrique, Prez, Oramas
Funding: Bloomberg, Altria, Jacques and Natasha Gelman Foundation
Catalogue: 185 pp., $35 cloth
Joseph H. Greenwood
  An American Impressionist: Joseph H. Greenwood
Worcester (Mass.) Art Museum
Mar. 6-Aug. 8, 2004
25 rural scenes of the central New England and Massachusetts coastline by the Worcester County-based painter
Curator: Nicole Nicas
Funding: UnumProvident Corporation, Worcester Telegram & Gazette, others
Muriel Hasbun
Triptych I (Mes enfants/Photographe Sanitas, 1943)
  Memento: Muriel Hasbun Photographs
Corcoran Museum of Art
Mar. 6-June 7, 2004
The Salvadoran artist explores, through photocollage, her heritage as a woman of mixed Jewish and Palestinian decent
Curator: Paul Roth
Tamara de Lempicka
Jeune Fille en Vert
ca. 1927
  Art Deco 1910-1939
Fine Arts Museum of San Francisco
Mar. 6-July 4, 2004
300 examples of Art Deco objects and artworks, from Cartier jewelry to paintings by Tamara de Lempicka, Sonia Delaunay and Joseph Stella
Curator: Charlotte Benton, Tim Benton, Ghislaine Wood
Catalogue: 416 pp., $65 cloth
Tour: This show was organized by the Victoria and Albert Museum in London and travels to the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston
Takizawa Shigenobu
Courtesan in Robes with Calligraphic Motifs
ca. 1720
  An Enduring Vision: 17th to 20th Century Japanese Painting from the Gitter-Yelen Collection
Japan Society
Mar. 9-June 20, 2004
76 paintings from the Edo to Meiji periods (17th-early 20th century) in a show organized by the New Orleans Museum of Art
Curator: Tadashi Kobayashi
Funding: E. Rhodes & Leona B. Carpenter Foundation, Nomura Holding America, Mary Livingston Griggs, Mary Griggs Burke Foundation
Catalogue: 320 pp., $45 cloth
Amy Cutler
  2004 Whitney Biennial Exhibition
Whitney Museum of American Art
Mar. 11-May 30, 2004
Youth meets age and the new Goth meets psychedelia via works by 108 artists in the season's most anxiously awaited exhibition
Curators: Chrissie Iles, Debra Singer, Shamim M. Momin
Funding: Altria, Banc of American Securities, Melva Bucksbaum, Emily Fisher Landau, Leonard A. Lauder
Catalogue: 272 pp., $50 cloth
Christopher Morris
Charlie Company Pass A Secondary Explosion en Route to Baghdad, Iraq, April 2003
  War in Iraq: The Coordinates of Conflict Photographs by VII
International Center of Photography, New York
Mar. 12-May 30, 2004
Over 50 images of war, from the 9/11 to Baghdad, by renowned photojournalists James Nachtwey, Christopher Anderson, Alexandra Boulet, Lauren Greenfield and other members of the VII agency
Curators: Peter Howe, Ed Earle
Catalogue: War: US-Afghanistan-Iraq, 416 pp., $96 hardcover
Funding: Canon USA
Also on view: "Gustav Klutsis and Valentina Kulagina: Photography and Montage after Constructivism," and "Expanding Vision: Lszl Moholy-Nagy's Experiments of the 1920s," and "The Art of Science Imaging the Future," Mar. 12-June 30, 2004
Dieter Roth
Literaturwurst (Martin Walser: Halbzeit) (Literature sausage [Martin Walser: Halftime])
  Roth Time: A Dieter Roth Retrospective
Museum of Modern Art, Queens, and P.S.1
Mar.12-June 7, 2004
375 artworks, including five large-scale installations, made over five decades in the first comprehensive survey of the Swiss Fluxus artist for an American museum since 1984
Curator: Klaus Biesenbach, Gary Garrels
Funding: Schaulager Basel, Laurenz Foundation, Kathleen and Richard Fuld, Novartis, others
Catalogue: Roth Time: The Art of Dieter Roth, 290 pp., $45 paper
Tour: MoMA organized this show in cooperation with Schaulager Basel and the Museum Ludwig in Cologne; MOMA QNS is its final venue
Art of the Osage
ca. 1950
  Art of the Osage
Saint Louis Art Museum
Mar. 12-Aug.8, 2004
The first museum show devoted to the art of this Louisiana-based Native American tribe
Curator: John Nunley
Funding: Henry Luce, Edward L. Bakewell Jr., Aileen and Lyle Woodcock Fund
Catalogue: 221 pp., $30 cloth
Barry McGee
Untitled Installation
  Beautiful Losers: Contemporary Art and Street Culture
Contemporary Art Center, Cincinnati
Mar. 13-May 30, 2004
Art inspired by "street" subcultures of skateboarding, graffiti, punk and hip-hop, including the multi-media work of Shepard Fairey, Barry McGee, Ryan McGinness and Stephen Powers (ESPO)
Curators : Aaron Rose and Christian Strike
Elin Wikstrm
What Does a Human Being Do When There is Nothing to Be Done?
  Thin Skin: The Fickle Nature of Bubbles, Spheres & Inflatable Structures
Boise Art Museum
Mar. 13-June 23, 2004
20 international artists including Pipilotti Rist, Tom Friedman and Ernesto Neto working with malleable, inflatable materials, in a show organized by Indepedent Curators International
Curators: Barbara Clausen, Carin Kuoni
Funding: Beaux Arts Socit
James McNeill Whistler
Arrangement in Grey and Black: Portrait of the Painter's Mother
(a.k.a. "Whistler's Mother")
  American Attitude: Whistler and his Followers
Detroit Institute of Arts
Mar. 14-June 6, 2004
63 paintings by John Singer Sargent, William Merritt Chase, Henry Ossawa Tanner and 14 paintings by Whistler, including Arrangement in Grey and Black, No 1: Portrait of the Artist's Mother, which is owned by the Louvre and which was last seen in the United States in 1995
Curator: Jim Tottis
Funding: Comerica, Kenwal Steel, Michigan Council for Arts and Cultural Affairs
Catalogue: 272 pp., $60 cloth
Tour: This exhibition was organized by the High Museum, Atlanta
Eva Hesse
Metronomic Irregularity III
  A Minimal Future? Art as Object 1958-1968
Museum of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles
Mar. 14-July 3, 2004
150 works of Minimalist sculpture and painting from 1958-1968 by 40 artists, including Carl Andre, Richard Artschwager, Judy Chicago, Dan Flavin, Dan Graham, Sol LeWitt, Robert Mangold, Brice Marden, Agnes Martin and Frank Stella
Curator: Ann Goldstein
Funding: Sydney Irmas Exhibition Endowment, Audrey M. Irmas, Henry Luce Foundation, Maria Hummer and Bob Tuttle, others
Catalogue: 400 pp., $50 cloth
Edward Weston
Nude, Santa Monica
  Photographers of Genius at the Getty
J. Paul Getty Museum
Mar. 16-July 25, 2004
Commemorating the 20th anniversary of the Getty's photography collection are 151 images by 38 photographers, including Diane Arbus, Eugne Atget, Margaret Cameron, Walker Evans, Man Ray and Alfred Stieglitz
Curator: Weston Naef
Catalogue: $60 cloth
Todd Hido
House Hunting
  Terrain Vague: Photography, Architecture and the Post-Industrial Landscape
Carnegie Museum of Art
Mar. 20-June 20, 2004
Work by nine artists, including Martha Rosler, Catherine Opie and Philip-Lorca diCorcia, contemplating the marginal, neglected spaces in the American urban landscape, in a show organized by the Atlanta Contemporary Art Center
Curator: Ruth Dusseault, Chris Jarrett
Funding: Drue Heinz Trust
    Byzantium: Faith and Power (1261-1557)
Metropolitan Museum of Art
Mar. 23-July 4, 2004
Byzantium's 300-year-long artistic flowering, via 350 works from 30 nations, many of them cherished art treasures rarely seen outside churches and monasteries, in the first major museum exhibition to focus solely on the Palaiologan period
Curator: Helen C. Evans (Met)
Catalogue: Yale, $50 paper, $75 hardcover
Funding: Alpha Bank, J.F. Costopoulos Foundation, A.G. Leventis Foundation, Stavros S. Niarchos Foundation, others
Anna Atkins
Ulva latissima, from Photographs of British Algae
ca. 1850
  Ocean Flowers: Impressions from Nature
Drawing Center, New York
Mar. 25-May 22, 2004
Victorian prints and "photogenic drawings" including work by Anna Atkins, whose photograms inspired contemporary artist Margaret Honda. An installation by Honda is concurrently showing in the drawing room
Curators: Carol Armstrong, Catherine de Zegher
Catalogue: 272 pp., $50 cloth
Tour: Yale Center for British Art
Also on view: "Margaret Honda," Mar. 25-May 22, 2004
Elie Nadelman
ca. 1920-22
  My America: Art from the Jewish Museum Collection, 1900-1955
Jewish Museum
Mar. 26-July 25, 2004
70 works by 46 Jewish artists who were influential in the development of American art, including Robert Motherwell, Larry Rivers, Max Weber and Weegee
Curator: Karen Levitov
Funding: Eugene M. and Emily Grant Foundation, Joseph Alexander Foundation, Diane, Daniel and Matthew Wolf
Gustave Courbet
Bonjour Monsieur Courbet
  Bonjour, Monsieur Courbet! The Bruyas Collection from the Muse Fabre, Montpellier
Virginia Museum of Fine Arts
Mar. 26-June 13, 2004
The first U.S. venue for this exhibition consisting of nine paintings by Courbet, and others by Delacroix, Millet, Corot, Cabanel and Glaize
Curators: Kathleen M. Morris, Michael Brand
Tour: Organized by the Muse Fabre in Montpellier, France, the exhibition next appears at the Clark Art Institute in Williamstown, June 27-Sept. 6, 2004; the Dallas Museum of Art, Oct. 17, 2004-Jan. 2, 2005; and the Fine Arts Museum of San Francisco, Jan. 22-Apr. 3, 2005