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      New This Month in U.S. Museums
 
 
 
Ana Mendieta
Untitled (Body Tracks)
1974
  Ana Mendieta: Earth Body Sculpture and Performance 1972-1985
Whitney Museum of American Art
July 1-Sept. 19, 2004
A survey of the late Cuban American feminist performance artists 15-year career
Curator: Olga Viso
Tour: This exhibition was organized by the Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden, where it opens in October
Funding: Henry Luce Foundation, Latino Initiatives Pool, Smithsonian Center for Latino Initiatives, Andy Warhol Foundation for the Visual Arts, Bruce T. Halle Family Foundation, Judith Rothschild Foundation
Also on view: Pop/Concept: Highlights from the Permanent Collection, July 1-Oct. 24, 2004; LOT-EK: Mobile Dwelling Unit, July 1-Sept. 19, 2004
 
 
 
Otto Dix
Cardplayers
1920
  German Drawings and Prints from the Weimar Republic (191933)
Metropolitan Museum of Art
July 2-Oct. 3, 2004
20 works from the museums collection, including sheets by Otto Dix, Georges Grosz, Max Beckmann, Karl Hubbuch and Rudolf Schlichter
Also on view: Hidden Jewels: Korean Art from the Mary Griggs Burke Collection, July 3Jan. 9, 2005; Artists' Artists, July 2Oct. 3, 2004
 
 
 
Albert Bierstadt
On the Sweetwater Near the Devil's Gate
1860
  Into the Storm: Expressions in the American Landscape, 1800-1940
National Academy of Design Museum
July 2Sept. 26, 2004
70 turbulent landscape paintings, drawings and prints, including a special selection of works by William Trost Richards
Curator: Mark D. Mitchell
Also on view: Contemporary Prints from the Collection of the National Academy Museum, July 2-Sept. 26, 2004
 
 
 
Rob Voerman
Printcenter
2001
  Rob Voerman
UCLA Hammer Museum
July 7-Oct. 17, 2004
The Dutch artist presents sculptures made from discarded office equipment, and prints of hectic cityscapes
Curator: James Elaine
Funding: Mondriaan Foundation
 
 
 
Jean Shin
Study for Wishing Well
2004
  Counter Culture
New Museum of Contemporary Art
July 10-Aug. 14, 2004
Site-specific installations by six artists, including Raul Vincent Enriquez, Flux Factory, Jean Shin, Julianne Swartz, Marion Wilson and Ricardo Miranda Zuñiga, who take viewers on a self-guided walking tour
Curator: Melanie Cohn
Funding: Producers Council
 
 
 
Joan Livingstone
Eben
1990
  Soft Edge
Museum of Contemporary Art, San Diego
July 10-Oct. 31, 2004
Tactile and political anti-form sculpture by feminist artists, including Polly Apfelbaum, Lynda Benglis, Cat Chow, Dnell Larson, Joan Livingstone, Michelle Stuart, Diane Simpson and Jackie Winsor.
Curator: Staci Boris
Funding: Elizabeth F. Cheney Foundation
Also on view: S.M.S. The Letter Edged in Black Press, July 3-Aug. 1, 2004
 
 
    Seeds and Roots
Studio Museum in Harlem
July 14-Sept. 25, 2004
30 works from the museums permanent collection, including paintings by Beauford Delaney and Norman Lewis, alongside works by David Hammons, Lorna Simpson, Chris Ofili, Tracey Rose and Malik Sidibe
Also on View: Artists-in-Residence 2003-2004, July 14 Sept. 25, 2004
 
 
 
Jac Leirner
Adhesive 18 (Yellow) (detail)
2001
  Jac Leirner
Miami Art Museum
July 16-Oct. 10, 2004
The São Paulo-based artist applies advertising stickers that she has collected over 20 years to two, 40-foot-long rows of windows
Curator: Cheryl Hartup
Funding: State of Florida, Department of State, Division of Cultural Affairs, Florida Arts Council, National Endowment for the Arts, others
 
 
 
Marepe
Cabeça Acústica (Acoustic Head)
1995
  How Latitudes Become Forms: Art in a Global Age
Contemporary Arts Museum, Houston
July 16-Oct. 3, 2004
28 international artists explore ways that globalization has affected international art
Catalogue: 336 pp., $29.95 cloth
Tour: This show was organized by the Walker Art Center
 
 
 
William Pedersen, Kohn Pedersen Fox Associates
Kowloon Station Tower
Kowloon, Hong Kong, China
design, 200-03; projected completion, 2007
  Tall Buildings
MoMA QNS
July 16-Sept. 27, 2004
Models, drawings and photos of 25 skyscrapers designed within the last decade.
Curators: Terence Riley (MoMA), Guy Nordenson
Funding: Lily Auchincloss Fund for Contemporary Architecture
 
 
 
Jug
ca. 1820
  American Fancy: Exuberance in the Arts, 1790-1840
Peabody Essex Museum, Salem, Mass.
July 17-Oct. 24, 2004
200 highly decorated examples of paintings, furniture, textiles and quilts, glass, ceramics, light-casting lanterns and photography
Curator: Sumpter T. Priddy III
Tour: This exhibition was organized by Chipstone Foundation and Milwaukee Art Museum
 
 
 
SITE Santa Fe's Fifth International Biennial: Disparities and Deformations: Our Grotesque
SITE Santa Fe
  SITE Santa Fe's Fifth International Biennial: Disparities and Deformations: Our Grotesque
SITE Santa Fe
July 18, 2004-Jan. 9, 2005
The contemporary grotesque by artists ranging from Mike Kelley and Louise Bourgeois to Jenny Saville and John Waters
Curator: Robert Storr
Catalogue: 200 pp., $49.85 cloth
 
 
 
Unknown artist
Tile commemorating the pilgrimage to Mecca
17th century
  Palace and Mosque: Islamic Art from the Victoria and Albert Museum
July 18, 2004-Feb. 6, 2005
Over 100 works from one of the most celebrated Islamic collections outside the Middle East, with sections specifically designed to demonstrate Islam's history of religious tolerance and the links between Europe and the Islamic Middle East
Curator: Timothy Stanley (V&A)
Funding: H.R.H. Prince Bandar bin Sultan, ambassador of Saudi Arabia to the U.S.; Mohammad Jameel
Tour: Kimbell Art Museum, Apr. 3-Sept. 4, 2005; Setagaya Art Museum, Tokyo, Oct. 22-Dec. 11, 2005; Millennium Galleries, Sheffield, Jan. 14-Apr. 16, 2006
 
 
 
Kehinde Wiley
St. Francis Paola
2003
  Subway Series:
The New York Mets and Our National Pastime

July 18-Oct. 24, 2004
Queens Museum of Art
The New York Yankees and the American Dream
July 23-Oct. 24, 2004
Bronx Museum of Art
A dual exhibition of baseball memorabilia, material from team archives and artworks by Doublas Blau, Adam Cvijanovic, Baarbara Ess, Tony Fitzpatrick, Bill Gallo, Neil Jenney, Guy Pene du Bois, Kunie Sugiura, William Wegman, Kehinde Wiley and many others
Curators: Carlo McCormick, Thomas Solomon
Catalogue: 144 pp., published by Zingmagazine
 
 
 
Teresa Hubbard / Alexander Birchler
still from Single Wide
2002
  Teresa Hubbard / Alexander Birchler: Single Wide
Whitney Museum of Art at Altria
July 22-Oct. 22, 2004
The first U.S. museum exhibition of the collaborative Irish/Swiss filmmaking duo features Single Wide, their single-shot looped projection video of trailer park drama
Curator: Shamim M. Momin
Funding: Altria Group, Inc
 
 
    Twins: Mary Ellen Mark
Museum of Contemporary Photography, Chicago
July 23-Oct. 5, 2004
Drug culture, child prostitution, circuses, aging, rodeos, celebrities, mental health facilities and lots of twins
Curator: Rod Slemmons
Funding: Illinois Arts Council, Mayer & Morris Kaplan Family Foundation, City of Chicago Department of Cultural Affairs/Gallery 37, American Airlines, others
 
 
 
Rodney Graham
Vexation Island
1997
  Rodney Graham: A Little Thought
Museum of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles
July 25-Nov. 29, 2004
The first major North American museum exhibition of work by the Canadian artist includes eight major audio-visual installations and new film works, as well as props, notes, scripts and sound pieces
Curators: Grant Arnold, Connie Butler, Jessica Bradley
Catalogue: 200 pp., $39.95 cloth
Funding: Carol and David Appel, Audrey M. Irmas, Department of Foreign Affairs and International Trade of Canada
Tour: the exhibition originated at the Art Gallery of Ontario, Mar. 31June 27, 2004, and travels to the Vancouver Art Gallery, Feb. 5Apr. 1, 2005, and the Institute of Contemporary Art in Philadelphia, Sept. 10Dec. 23, 2005
 
 
 
Lee Bontecou
Untitled
1997
  Lee Bontecou: A Retrospective
Museum of Modern Art
July 30Sept. 27, 2004
The traveling retrospective of the reclusive artist comes to New York City at last
Curator: Elizabeth A.T. Smith, Ann Philbin, Lilian Tone
Catalogue: 212 pp., $50 cloth
Funding: Altria Group, Inc
Tour: This exhibition was organized by the Museum of Contemporary Art, Chicago, and the UCLA Hammer Museum, Los Angeles
Also on View: Tall Buildings, July 16-Sept. 27, 2004
 
 
 
Lebbeus Woods
D-QUAD. 190: geothermal living lab
1987
  Lebbeus Woods: Experimental Architecture
Carnegie Museum of Art
July 31, 2004Jan. 16, 2005
The largest exhibition of Woods drawings, models and human-scaled photographic blow-ups ever shown in the United States includes a site-specific installation that he describes as a drawing in space.
Catalogue: 59 pp., $16 paper
Funding: Ann and William Boyd, Jr. Fund for Architecture, Elise Jaffe, Jeffrey Brown, Graham Foundation for Advanced Studies in the Fine Arts, Chicago
 
 



 
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