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      New This Month in U.S. Museums
 
 
 
Jacques-Louis David
Bonaparte Crossing the Alps at Grand-Saint-Bernard
1801
  Jacques-Louis David: Empire to Exile
J. Paul Getty Museum
Feb. 1-Apr. 24, 2004
50 drawings and paintings in the first U.S. survey of the French Neoclassicist who became Napoleon's foremost image-maker, in a show organized with the Clark Art Institute
Curators: Charlotte Eyerman, Scott Schaefer, Jon Seydl
Catalogue: 356 pp., $75 cloth, $49.50 paper
Tour: Sterling and Francine Clark Art Institute, Williamstown, Mass., June 5-Sept. 5, 2005
Also on view: "Drawn to Rome: French Neoclassical Sketchbooks and Prints," Feb. 1-Apr. 24, 2004, and "A Revolutionary Age: Drawing in Europe 1770-1820," Jan. 18-May 1, 2005, plus, "All the Mighty World: The Photographs of Roger Fenton, 1852-1860," Feb. 1-Apr. 24, 2005
 
 
 
Fra Filippo Lippi
Portrait of a Woman and a Man at a Casement
ca. 1440
  From Filippo Lippi to Piero della Francesa: Fra Carnevale and the Making of a Renaissance Master
Metropolitan Museum of Art
Feb. 1-May 1, 2005
Tracing the development of the mid-15th-century Florentine Renaissance via nearly 50 works, in a show that includes all the works by the little-known Fra Carnevale
Curators: Keith Christiansen (Met), Matteo Ceriano (Pinacoteca di Brera), Emanuele Daffra (Patrimonio Storico Artistico e Etnoantropologico, Milan)
Catalogue: 384 pp., Yale, $65
Funding: Bracco, William Randolph Hearst Foundation, Gail and Parker Gilbert Fund
Also on view: "Christo and Jeanne-Claude from the Roof: The Gates Project in Central Park, Feb. 12-27, 2005
 
 
 
Woodbury and Page
Sultan and Sultana of Solo, Java
ca. 1875
  First Seen: Photographs of the World's Peoples, 1840-1880
Dahesh Museum of Art
Feb. 1-May 1, 2005
250 19th-century photographs of people from around the world, drawn from the Wilson Centre for Photography in London, in a show organized by the Santa Barbara Museum of Art
Curator: Karen Sinsheimer (Santa Barbara Museum), Kathleen Stewart Howe (Pomona College Museum of Art)
Tour: Santa Barbara Museum, Sept. 10-Dec. 4, 2005; University of New Mexico at Albuquerque, February-April 2006
 
 
 
Francesco Clemente
Perseverance
1981
  Contemporary Voices: Works from the UBS Art Collection
Museum of Modern Art
Feb. 4-Apr. 25, 2005
Works by 51 artists, from Willem de Kooning and Philip Guston to Neo Rauch and Christopher Wool, including 43 works donated to the museum and 31 lent from the extensive art holdings of the banking giant (and all drawn from the former PaineWebber Art Collection, assembled by ceo Donald B. Marron, who also is a MoMA trustee), in the fist show to be installed in the museum's sixth-floor exhibition galleries
Curator: Ann Temkin
Catalogue: 264 pp., $45
Tour: to be announced
 
 
 
John Szarkowski
Schoolhouse, Town of Lincoln, Bayfield County, Wisconsin
1949
  John Szarkowski: Photographs
San Francisco Museum of Modern Art
Feb. 5-May 15, 2005
75 gelatin silver prints by the former director of photography at the Museum of Modern Art (1962-1991), dating from both before and after his tenure there
Curator: Sandra S. Phillips
Catalogue: 156 pp., Bulfinch Press, $60
Tour: Center for Creative Photography, Tucson, June 11-Sept. 5, 2005; Milwaukee Art Museum, Sept. 30, 2005-Jan. 1, 2006; MoMA, Feb. 1-Apr. 30, 2006; MFA, Houston, June 18-Sept. 10, 2006
Funding: Charlotte and David Winton
 
 
 
Matt Johnson
Bread Face
2004
  Thing: New Sculpture from Los Angeles
Hammer Museum
Feb. 6-June 5, 2005
Innovative work from 20 L.A.-based artists, including Kate Costello, Hannah Greely, Matt Johnson, Nathan Mabry, Chuck Moffit and Lara Schnitger
Curators: James Elaine, Aimee Chang, Christopher Miles
Funding: Fellows of Contemporary Art, Murray and Ruth Gribin Foundation, Fifth Floor Foundation
 
 
 
Neo Rauch
  Neo Rauch Works 1994-2002: Leipziger Volkszeitung Collection
Honolulu Academy of Arts
Feb. 10-April 19, 2005
23 largely monumental works, done in oil on paper on canvas, from the collection of the German publishers
Curator: Stephen Little
 
 
 
Isamu Noguchi
Sun at Noon
1969
  Isamu Noguchi: Master Sculptor
Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden
Feb. 10-May 8, 2005
On the occasion of the 100th anniversary of Noguchi's birth, a traveling retrospective that premiered at the Whitney Museum
Curator: Valerie Fletcher
Catalogue: 235 pp., Scala, $45
 
 
 
Tim Hawkinson
Emoter
2002
  Tim Hawkinson
Whitney Museum of American Art
Feb. 11-May 29, 2005
Robots, kinetic self-portraits, sound machines, photos, drawings, paintings and prints in the first major museum survey of works by the San Francisco bricoleur, organized in collaboration with the Los Angeles County Museum of Art
Curator: Lawrence Rinder
Catalogue: 244 pp., $60
Tour: LACMA, June 26-Sept. 25, 2005
 
 
 
Robert Bechtle
'61 Pontiac
1968 - 69
  Robert Bechtle: A Retrospective
San Francisco Museum of Modern Art
Feb. 12-June 5, 2005
Suburban America and hilly San Francisco via 91 paintings and works on paper by the pioneering Photo Realist,
Curator: Janet Bishop
Catalogue: 208 pp., University of California, $50
Tour: Modern Art Museum of Fort Worth, June 26-Aug. 28, 2005
Funding: Evelyn D. Haas Exhibition Fund, Bernard Osher Foundation, Estates of Emily and Lewis S. Callaghan, Richard Florsheim Art Fund, others
 
 
 
Louise Bourgeois
Untitled
2002
  Louise Bourgeois: Stitches in Time
Museum of Contemporary Art, Miami
Feb. 12-March 27, 2005
Life-sized hand-sewn busts, surrealistic scenes in vitrines, wood and bronze sculptures and works on paper by the 93-year-old French-born New Yorker, in a show organized by the Irish Museum of Modern Art in Dublin
Curators: Francis Morris (Tate Modern), Brenda McParland (IMMA)
Funding: Northern Trust, Gillette, Monica and Jorge Tchinnosian, Nancy and Michael Gifford, Francie Bishop Good and David Horvitz, Lewis E. Nerman Philanthropic Fund of Greater Kansas City, Samuel I. Adler Family Foundation
 
 
 
Jeff Koons
Kiepenkert
1987
  Universal Experience: Art, Life and the Tourist's Eye
Museum of Contemporary Art, Chicago
Feb. 12- June 5, 2005
The artist as tourist, via works by Anish Kapoor, Jeff Koons, Rem Koolhaas, Catherine Opie, Gabriel Orozco, Rikrit Taravanija and Thomas Struth.
Curator: Francesco Bonami
Catalogue: Set up like a travel guidebook, $29.95
 
 
 
Jennifer Steinkamp
Swell
1995
  Visual Music
Museum of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles
Feb. 13-May 22, 2005
100 years of art and music, via 80 works by over 40 artists, from Kandinsky and Klee through Jennifer Steinkamp and Leo Villareal, in a show co-organized with the Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden
Curators: Kerry Brougher (Hirshhorn), Ari Wiseman (MOCA), Jeremy Strick (MOCA), Judith K. Zilczer (Hirshhorn)
Catalogue: 272 pp., Thames & Hudson, $50
Tour: Hirshhorn Museum, June 23-Sept. 11, 2005
 
 
 
Mark Rothko
No. 46
1957
  Into the Unknown: Abstraction from the Collection 1940-1960
Museum of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles
Feb. 13-June 13, 2005
A survey of Abstract Expressionsm.
Curators: Rebecca Morse, Paul Schimmel
 
 
 
Kunz Lochner
Armor for man and horse
1548
  The Armored Horse in Europe, 1480-1620
Metropolitan Museum of Art
Feb. 15, 2005-Jan. 15, 2006
40 examples of horse armor from the museum's collection
Curators: Stuart W. Pyhrr, Donald J. La Rocca, Dirk H. Breiding
Catalogue: 64 pp., Yale, $14.95
 
 
 
Massimiliano Soldani Benzi
Leda and the Swan with Cupid
ca.1717
  Renaissance and Baroque Bronzes from the Fitzwilliam Museum, Cambridge
Frick Collection
Feb. 15-Apr. 24, 2005
36 works by Vincenzo and Gian Girolamo Grandi, Alessandro Algardi, Massimiliano Soldani Benzi and others, collected by Lieutenant Colonel Boscawen (1892-1958), the younger son of the 7th Viscount Falmouth
Curator: Denise Allen
Catalogue: 341 pp., $75
Funding: Peter and Sofia Blanchard, Lawrence and Julie Salander, Helen Clay Frick Foundation, others
Also on view:Animals in Combat: Giovanni Francesco Susini's Lion Attacking a Horse and Leopard Attacking a Bull
 
 
 
Salvador Dali
My Wife, Nude, Contemplating her own Flesh Becoming Stairs, Three Vertebrae of a Column, Sky and Architecture
1945
  Dalí
Philadelphia Museum of Art
Feb. 16-May 15, 2005
Celebrating the centennial of Salvador Dalí's birth in 1904, over 200 works of art, including examples of theater design, filmmaking and literature, in a show co-organized with the Palazzo Grassi, Venice, where it has already appeared
Curators: Dawn Ades, Montse Aguer Teixidor, Michael Taylor,
Funding: Advanta, Gisela and Denis Alter, Annenberg Foundation, Pew Charitable Trusts
Catalogue: 560 pp., $48 (paper), $75 (cloth)
Also on view: "The Silver Garden," Feb. 19-July 17, 2005, more than 50 photos from the collection, on the occasion of the city's annual flower show
 
 
 
Federico Castellon
The Return of the Prodigal
ca. late 1930s
  Surrealism USA
National Academy Museum
Feb. 17- May 8, 2005
120 works by Peter Blume, Alexander Calder, Joseph Cornell, Jackson Pollock, David Smith, Kay Sage, Dorthea Tanning and others, in an installation overseen by the Parsons School of Design and inspired by Duchamp's "string galleries" of 1942 and Frederick Kiesler's biomorphic rooms from Petty Guggenheim's Art of This Century Gallery
Curator: Isabelle Dervaux
Travel: Phoenix Art Museum
 
 
 
Kendell Geers
"Hung, Drawn, and Quartered"
  Kendell Geers: Hung, Drawn and Quartered
Aspen Art Museum
Feb. 18- April 10, 2005
Works inspired by the Iraqi war by the provocative South African-born political artist
Curator: Matthew Distel
Also on view: "Carlos Garaicoa," 30 architectural models
 
 
 
Georgia O'Keeffe
Red Hills, Lake George
1927
  In the American Grain: The Stieglitz Circle at the Phillips Collection
Norton Museum of Art, West Palm Beach
Feb. 19-May 8, 2005
Works by Alfred Stieglitz along with works by Arthur Dove, Marsden Hartley, John Marin, Georgia O'Keefe and others
Curator: Elizabeth Hutton Turner
Funding: William R. and Norma Kline Tiefel
 
 
 
Edgar Degas
Little Dancer, aged fourteen
1878-1881
  Degas Sculptures
Milwaukee Art Museum
Feb. 19-June 5, 2005
All 73 bronze works by the Impressionist master from the Museu de Arte de Sao Paulo, with 20 paintings, pastels and drawings added for the Milwaukee showing of the traveling exhibition
Curator: Joseph S. Czestochowski
Tour: International Arts
Catalogue: 288 pp., $65
Funding: Northwestern Mutual Foundation, Argosy Foundation
 
 
 
Catherine Mosbach
Water Garden (detail)
2000-2002
  Groundswell: Constructing the Contemporary Landscape
Museum of Modern Art
Feb. 25-May 16, 2005
23 landscape design projects that reclaim and transform urban spaces -- many derelict and in need of rehabilitation -- into public parks and gardens
Curator: Peter Reed
Catalogue: 176 pp., $35
Funding: Lily Auchincloss Fund for Contemporary Architecture, Estate of Florene M. Schoenborn, Evelyn and Walter Haas, Jr. Fund
 
 
      George Catlin and his Indian Gallery
National Museum of the American Indian, New York
Feb. 26-Sept. 5, 2005
More than 100 works from Catlin's "Indian Gallery" of more than 500 paintings
Curator: George P. Horse Capture
Tour: Organized by the Smithsonian American Art Museum, the show has previously appeared in Kansas City, Los Angeles and Houston; this is its final stop
 
 
      SlideShow
Baltimore Museum of Art
Feb. 27-May 15, 2005
19 installations dating from the 1960s to now, by James Coleman, Jan Dibbets, Dan Graham, Nan Goldin, Fischli & Weiss, others, in the first major exhibition to focus on slide projections in contemporary art (Louise Lawler's External Stimulation appears on the museum façade during evening rush hour)
Curator: Darsie Alexander
Catalogue: Pennsylvania State University, $29.95
Tour: Cincinnati CAC, July 2-Sept. 11, 2005; Brooklyn Museum, Oct. 7, 2005-Jan. 8, 2006
Also on view: "Richard Cleaver: Gathering at the Latrobe Spring House," Feb. 23-Apr. 3, 2005, more than 100 ceramic figures
 
 



 
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