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      New This Month in U.S. Museums
 
 
 
Log Cabin Quilt
1931
  Luxury Textiles East and West: Opulent Interiors
Los Angeles County Museum of Art
Aug. 5, 2004-Jan. 30, 2005
One of a series of shows celebrating LACMAs costume and textile collection on its 50th anniversary, featuring a 15th-century Flemish millefleur tapestry, a 17th-century Mughal velvet tent panel and more.
Curators: Dale Gluckman, Sandra Rosenbaum
 
 
 
Shitao (1642-1718)
Pine Trees on Green Cliffs
  Fantastic Mountains: Ming and Qing Dynasty Paintings from the Shanghai Museum
Honolulu Academy of Arts
Aug. 5-Oct. 3, 2004
Symbolic mountains in 80 traditional landscape paintings from the Ming (1366-1644) and Qing (1644-1911) dynasties, all from the Shanghai Museum
Tour: Organized by the Art Gallery of New South Wales in Sydney, the exhibition has also appeared at the Asian Civilizations Museum in Singapore
 
 
 
Jean-Baptiste Greuze
Sketch for The Well-Loved Mother
1765
  Pastels of the 18th Century: Recent Acquisitions
National Gallery of Art
Aug. 6-Sept. 26, 2004
Seven works from the the golden age of pastel, including a masterwork by Jean-Étienne Liotard and works by Jean-Baptiste Greuze and John Singleton Copley
 
 
 
Olafur Eliasson's The Weather Project at the Tate Modern in London, 2003
  Olafur Eliasson: I only see things when they move
Aspen Art Museum
Aug. 6-Oct. 3, 2004
A site-specific installation commissioned for the museum's 25th anniversary.
 
 
 
Santiago Cucullu
Entrance into Otherwise
2000
  Santiago Cucullu
UCLA Hammer Museum
Aug. 14-Jan. 2004
A "project space" installation, using contact paper collaged onto the wall, about the Libertarian Federation of Argentina, an anarchist library in the artists hometown of Buenos Aires
Curator: James Elaine
Funding: Horace W. Goldsmith Foundation, Annenberg Foundation, Los Angeles County Arts Commission, Hammer Circle
 
 
 
Léon Bonvin
Study of a Plant, Possibly Thistle
1862
  Nature Sublime: Landscapes from the 19th Century
Cleveland Museum of Art
Aug. 15-Nov. 14, 2004
Over 120 prints and drawings from the collection, charting the evolution of the landscape through Romanticism, realism, Impressionism, Post-Impressionism and Symbolism
Curator: Heather Lemonedes
 
 
 
Five Artists * Five Faiths: Spirituality in Contemporary Art at the Ackland Art Museum in Chapel Hill, N.C.
  Five Artists * Five Faiths: Spirituality in Contemporary Art
Ackland Art Museum, Chapel Hill, N.C.
Aug. 15, 2004-Jan. 16, 2005
Buddhism, Christianity, Hinduism, Islam and Judaism as represented in works by Stephen Antonakos, Helne Aylon, Kim Sooja, Ahmed Moustafa and Pamela Singh, part of an ongoing "Five Faiths" project at the University of North Carolina
Curators: Carol Gillham, Christine Huber
 
 
      No lo llames performance/Dont Call It Performance
El Museo del Barrio
Aug. 18-Nov. 7, 2004
Performance work by over 40 younger artists, presented via six screens and many live events
Curator: Paco Barragan
Tour: Organized at the Centro de Arte Reina Sofia Nacional in Madrid in 2003, the show has appeared in Seville and Murcia, and travels to the Museum of Conceptual Art in Stockholm
 
 
 
William Eggleston
Memphis
1965
  William Eggleston: Los Alamos
San Francisco Museum of Modern Art
Aug. 21, 2004-Jan. 4, 2005
88 prints from the Memphis-born photographers travels through the southern U.S. during 1964-74, in a show that was assembled by the Ludwig Museum in Cologne
Curator: Corey Keller
Catalogue: 224 pp., $65 (cloth)
Tour: Dallas Museum of Art, Feb. 16-Apr. 10, 2005
 
 
 
Gary Hill.
Tall Ships (detail)
1992
  WOW (The Work of the Work)
Henry Art Gallery, Seattle
Aug. 21, 2004-Feb. 6, 2005
The quest for a powerful and fundamental art experience, via works by Anne Appleby, Candice Breitz, Olafur Eliasson, Gary Hill, Callum Innes, Steve McQueen, Kim Sooja, Hannah Villiger and Catherine Yass
Curator: Elizabeth A. Brown
Funding: Allen Foundation, PONCHO, John and Shari Behnke Contemporary Art Fund.
Also on view: "Emmet Gowin: Changing the Earth," Aug 21-Nov. 7, 2004
 
 
 
Tamara de Lempicka
Young Woman in Green
ca. 1927
  Art Deco: 1910-1939
Museum of Fine Arts, Boston
Aug. 22, 2004-Jan. 9, 2005
More than 240 works divided into eight thematic sections, tracing the styles emergence in Paris prior to World War II through its spread around the globe by the end of the 1930s
Tour: Organized by the Victoria and Albert Museum, the show makes its final appearance in Boston
Funding: Merrill Lynch; Boston Phoenix
 
 
      Memorials of War
Whitney Museum of American Art
Aug. 26-Nov. 28, 2004
Prints, photographs and sculptures from the museum collection, including works by Chris Burden, Jon Haddock, Edward Kienholz, Robert Morris and others.
Curator: David Kiehl
Also on view: "War! Protest in America, 1965-2004," Aug. 26-Oct. 24, 2004, a film series featuring works by Emile de Antonio, Jean-Luc Goddard, D.A. Pennebaker about the Vietnam War, plus two recent films on protest against the current war in Iraq
 
 
 
Marie Watt
Flag
2003
  Continuum: Marie Watt
National Museum of the American Indian, Smithsonian Institution
Aug. 28-Nov. 28, 2004
The penultimate installment of an 18-month-long series of shows by contemporary Native artists features an 18-foot-high installation of folded blankets by the Seneca artist from Portland, Oreg.
Curators: Truman Lowe, Anya Montiel
 
 
 
April Gornik
Lightening at Twilight
1993
  April Gornik
Neuberger Museum of Art, Purchase, N.Y.
Aug. 29, 2004-Feb. 15, 2005
Approximately 50 paintings and drawings by the New York artist known for her luminous, romantic landscapes
Curator: Dede Young, Lucinda H. Gedeon
Catalogue: 144 pp., $50 (cloth), with essay by Donald Kuspit
Tour: Art Gallery of Nova Scotia, June 4-Aug. 7, 2005; Sheldon Memorial Art Gallery, Aug. 27- Oct. 23, 2005