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      New This Month in U.S. Museums
"Edge of Desire"
at the Asia Society
  Edge of Desire: Recent Art in India
Asia Society
Mar. 1-May 1, 2005
The first major U.S. show of contemporary Indian artists, co-presented with the Queens Museum (where "Fatal Love: South Asian American Art Now" is on view, Feb. 27-June 5, 2005), features 80 works by 38 artists and artists' groups
Curator: Chaitanya Sambrani (Australian National University)
Catalogue: 180 pp., Philip Wilson Publishers, $38
Tour: The show premiered at the Art Gallery of Western Australia in Perth, the co-organizing institution, and subsequently appears at the Tamayo Museum, Mexico City, Aug. 18-Nov. 20, 2005; Museum of Contemporary Art, Monterrey, Mexico, Nov. 2005-January 2005; and a final venue in India
Funding: Reliance Group, Andy Warhol Foundation, NEA, others
Also on view: "Bodhi Obfuscatus (Space-Baby) Michael Joo," Mar. 1-May 1, 2005
Sue de Beer
Production still from Black Sun
  Sue de Beer: Black Sun
Whitney Museum of American Art at Altria
Mar. 3-June 17, 2005
Teenage desire, via a new video installation by the neo-Goth pioneer
Curator: Shamim M. Momin
Thomas Demand
Diving Board (Sprungturm)
  Thomas Demand
Museum of Modern Art
Mar. 4-May 30, 2005
Major works from 1993 to the present by the German artist (b. 1964) who photographs realistic models of everyday settings constructed from cardboard and colored paper
Curator: Roxana Marcoci
Funding: Angelo, Gordon & Co., Mimi and Peter Haas, Ninah and Michael Lynne, others
Johann Karl Kretschmar
Portrait of Amalie Beer
ca. 1803
  The Power of Conversation: Jewish Women and their Salons
Mar. 4-July 10, 2005
Jewish Museum
The role of 14 remarkable women, from Madame de Bambouillet in the 1780s to Gertrude Stein and Florine Stettheimer in the early 20th century, in contemporary culture and politics in Vienna, Berlin, Paris, New York and elsewhere, via almost 200 items, including portraits, manuscripts, letters, furniture, musical scores and films
Catalogue: 266 pp., $50
Funding: Andrea & Charles Bronfman Philanthropies, Dorot Foundation, Leo and Julia Forchheimer Foundation, The Lucius N. Littauer Foundation, Sara Lee Schupf and Tillie K. Lubin, and the Blanche & Irving Laurie Foundation
A sampler from the U.S.A.,
  Hella Jongerius Selects: Works from the Permanent Collection
Cooper-Hewitt National Design Museum
Mar. 4-Sept. 4, 2005
Samplers from the collection selected by Dutch designer Hella Jongerius
Andreu Osika
Duane Smith of Vessel
  Blobjects & Beyond: The New Fluidity in Design
San Jose Museum of Art
Mar. 5-July 10, 2005
Curvy design from 1990 to the present, via objects by Yves Bhar, Ross Lovegrove, Marc Newson, Karim Rashid, Philippe Starck, others
Curator: Mara Skov Holt, Steven Holt Skov
Catalogue: 256 pp., Chronicle Books, $35
George Herms
  George Herms: Hot Set
Santa Monica Museum of Art
Mar. 5-May 14, 2005
45 sculptures, collages and assemblage works, dating from 1959 to the present, by the pioneering California Beat artist and poet
Curator: Walter Hopps
Bugatti Type 59 Grand Prix
The Ralph Lauren Car Collection
  Speed, Style and Beauty: Cars from the Ralph Lauren Collection
Museum of Fine Arts, Boston
Mar. 6-July 3, 2005
16 automobiles owned by the designer, including a 1938 Bugatti Atlantic Coupe and a 1930 "Count Trossi" Mercedes-Benz
Curator: Darcy Kuronen
Catalogue: 240 pp., $60
Funding: Merrill Lynch
Carlos Garaicoa
De la serie Nuevas arquitecturas (From the series New Architectures)
  Carlos Garaicoa
Los Angeles Museum of Contemporary Art, Pacific Design Center
Mar. 6-June 12, 2005
Recent work by the Cuban artist who addresses politics through his architectural sculptures
Curator: Alma Ruiz
Funding: Jumex Fund for Contemporary Latin American Art, Katherine S. Marmor Award, David Hockney, Jennifer McSweeney and Peter Reuss, City of West Hollywood
Sean Foley (shot with artist)
Parasite and Host
  Invitational Exhibition of Painting & Sculpture
American Academy of Arts and Letters
Mar. 7, 2005-April 10, 2005
Works by 30 invited contemporary artists, including large-scale installations by Phong Bui, Sean Foley, Tamiko Kawata and Pheobe Washburn as well as works by Richard Anuszkiewicz, Eve Aschheim, Jake Berthot, Thomas Brouillette, Kendall Buster, Lynn Davis, James Esber, Richard Haas, Sylvia Plimack Mangold and David Reed
Curators: Selected by a committee of academy members
Diane Arbus
Teenage Couple on Hudson Street, N.Y.C
  Diane Arbus: Revelations
Metropolitan Museum of Art
Mar. 8-Oct 30, 2005
Ca. 180 photographs by the somber poet of the human freakshow
Curators: Sandra S. Phillips (SFMOMA), Jeff L. Rosenheim (Metropolitan Museum), Elisabeth Sussman
Catalogue: 352 pp., Random House, $100
Tour: The show has already appeared in San Francisco, Los Angeles and Houston; next up is the Museum Folkwang, Essen, June-Sept. 2005; Victoria and Albert Museum, London, Oct. 2005-Jan. 2006; Walker Art Center, July-Oct. 2006
Also on view: "A Curator's Eye: J. Stewart Johnson at the Met, 1990-2004," Mar. 1-Nov. 6, 2005; and "Cameo Appearances," 100 cameos dating from Greco-Roman antiquity to the 19th century, Mar. 8-Oct. 30, 2005
Kiyomi Iwata
Orange Box
  High Fiber
Renwick Gallery, Smithsonian American Art Museum
Mar. 11-July 10, 2005
Fiber art from the museum collection, by Anni Albers, Lia Cook, Ed Rossbach, Claire Ziesler, others.
Curator: Kenneth R. Trapp, Rebecca A. T. Stevens, Robyn Kennedy
Funding: James Renwick Alliance, Stephen D. Thurston Memorial Fund, Samuel J. and Eleanor T. Rosenfeld
Atelier DOra
  Portraits of an Age: Photography in Germany and Austria, 1900-1938
Neue Galerie
Mar. 11-June 6, 2005
Over 100 vintage prints by ca. 35 photographers, from Pictorialism to the Bauhaus, in the gallery's first photo exhibition
Curator: Monika Faber (Albertina, Vienna)
Catalogue: 176 pp., Hatje Cantz, $45
Larry Clark
Untitled, from Teenage Lust
  Larry Clark
International Center of Photography
Mar. 11-June 5, 2005
Photographs, collages, books, films and videos by the auteur of reckless, hypersexed youth
Funding: Andy Warhol Foundation, Elaine Dannheisser Foundation, others
Lizzie Himmel
Jean Michel Basquiat
Brooklyn Museum
Mar. 11-June 5, 2005
Ca. 70 paintings and 20 works on paper, including a suite of 32 drawings once owned by Swiss dealer Thomas Ammann and now on view in the U.S. in its entirety for the first time
Curators: Marc Mayer, Fred Hoffman (MOCA Los Angeles), Kellie Jones (Yale), Franklin Sirmans
Catalogue: 224 pp., Merrell, $49.95
Tour: LAMOCA, July 15-Oct. 9, 2005; Houston MFA, Nov. 18, 2005-Feb. 12, 2006
Funding: JP Morgan Chase
Jan de Bray
Banquet of Antony and Cleopatra
  Jan de Bray and the Classical Tradition
National Gallery of Art
Mar. 13-Aug. 14, 2005
The 17th-century Haarlem portraitist, a contemporary of Frans Hals, who specialized in portraits of his family and friends as well as antique costume dramas, in a show that debuted at the Currier Museum of Art
Tour: Speed Art Museum, Louisville, Sept. 6-Dec. 6, 2005
Funding: Greg and Candy Fazakerley/The Cottura Foundation
Paul Chan
My birds... trash... the future
  Greater New York 2005
P.S.1 Contemporary Art Center
Mar. 13-Sept. 26, 2005
The Museum of Modern Art's answer to the Whitney Biennial, in a show whose roster of ca. 150 artists has been a closely guarded secret, for some stupid reason
Catalogue: 266 pp., $50
Funding: Altria Group, Inc., Lily Auchincloss Foundation, Pamela and Richard Kramlich
James Huckenpahler
  The 48th Corcoran Biennial: Closer to Home
Corcoran Gallery of Art
Mar. 19-June 27, 2005
Works by the Rev. Ethan Acres, Chakaia Booker, Matthew Buckingham, Colby Caldwell, George Condo, Adam Fuss, James Huckenpahler, John Lehr, Iñigo Manglano-Ovalle, Richard Rezac, Dana Schutz, Jeff Spaulding, Kathryn Spence, Austin Thomas and Monique van Genderen
Curators: Jonathan P. Binstock, Stacey Schmidt
Catalogue: 80 pp.
Claude Gelée
Landscape with Nymph and Satyr Dancing (detail)
  The Splendor of Ruins in French Landscape Painting, 1630-1800
Allen Memorial Art Museum, Oberlin, Ohio
Mar. 19-June 19, 2005
Triumphs and mysteries of the ancients, via 36 paintings by Claude Lorrain, Hubert Robert and 18 other artists
Curator: Stephen D. Borys
Tour: Houston MFA, July 17-Oct. 16, 2005
Funding: NEA, Kress Foundation, others
Henri de Toulouse-Lautrec
At the Moulin Rouge
  Toulouse-Lautrec and Montmartre
National Gallery of Art
Mar. 20-June 12, 2005
More than 250 works by the artist and some 50 of his peers, in a show co-organized with the Art Institute of Chicago
Curators: Richard Thomson (University of Edinburgh)
Catalogue: 320 pp., Princeton University Press, $60
Tour: AIC, July 16-Oct. 10, 2005
Funding: Time Warner, Catherine B. Reynolds Foundation
James Gillray
  Quack, Quack, Quack: The Sellers of Nostrums in Prints, Posters, Ephemera & Books
Philadelphia Museum of Art
Mar.19-June 26, 2005
Patent medicine advertised or satirized, via 75 works by Jacques Callot, Jules Chret, Honor Daumier, William Hogarth, Maxfield Parrish, others, from the 17th-19th centuries
Curators: William H. Helfand, John Ittman
Catalogue: 256 pp., Winterhouse Editions, $40
Daniel Buren
  The Eye of the Storm: Works in situ by Daniel Buren
Guggenheim Museum
Mar. 25-June 8, 2005
Stripe "paintings" from the ‘60s, a new work for the windows in the third- and fourth-floor Thannhauser galleries, a new installation in the museum rotunda, plus more by the French conceptualist
Curators: Susan Cross, Lisa Dennison, Alison Gingeras
Catalogue: 80 pp., $40
Funding: Chivas Regal 18, Cultural Services of the French Embassy, L'Association Franaise d'Action Artistique
Gilbert Stuart
The Skater (Portrait of William Grant) (detail)
  Gilbert Stuart
National Gallery of Art
Mar. 27-July 31, 2005
91 works by the colonial portraitist, in a show organized by the National Portrait Gallery and the Metropolitan Museum, where it premiered
Catalogue: 352 pp., $65
Funding: Target