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      New This Month in U.S. Museums
Giovanni Battista Tiepolo
The Miracle of the Holy House of Loretto ca. 1774
J. Paul Getty Museum
  For Your Approval: Oil Sketches by Tiepolo
J. Paul Getty Museum
May 3-Sept. 4, 2005
10 sketches and an altarpiece fragment on loan from the Courtauld Institute in London, plus several more sketches from the Getty collection
Curator: John L. Sedyl
Catalogue: 96 pp., $19.95
Also on view: Light and Water: Drawing in 18th-Century Venice, May 17-Aug. 21, 2005
Gabrielle Chanel
evening ensemble
ca. 1932
Metropolitan Museum of Art
May 5-Aug. 7, 2005
Over 60 designs by the French fashion icon Gabrielle "Coco" Chanel (1883-1971) as well as by Karl Lagerfeld, who became director of the fashion house in 1983
Curators: Andrew Bolton, Harold Koda, Olivier Saillard
Catalogue: 176 pp., $39.95
Funding: Chanel, Condé Nast
Rodney Carswell
Red Circle White Center
Albright Knox Art Gallery
  Natalie and Irving Forman Collection
Albright Knox Art Gallery
May 6-July 3, 2005
Monochromes and more by Josef Albers, John Beech, Burgoyne Diller, Marcia Hafif, Joseph Marioni, and others, in a sampling of the 2003 gift by the Santa Fe collectors
Curators: Louis Grachos, Karen Lee Spaulding
Funding: Charles E. Balbach, The Margaret L. Wendt Foundation
John Townsend
High Chest
Metropolitan Museum of Art
  John Townsend: Newport Cabinetmaker
Metropolitan Museum of Art
May 6-Sept. 25, 2005
Newport furniture design via 40 works by the 18th-century American cabinetmaker, plus 20 more works by his contemporaries
Catalogue: 264 pp., $75
Funding: Chilton Foundation, Americana Foundation, Stanley and Judith Zabar, Philip Holzer, Inc., Alamo Rent A Car
artist unknown
Amitayus, Bodhisattva of Limitless Life
ca. 19th century Philadelphia Museum of Art
  Mongols, Manchus, and Monks: The Art of Tibetan Diplomacy
Philadelphia Museum of Art
May 7-Oct. 2005
Two monumental Tibetan-Buddhist paintings, commissioned for Emperor Qianlong's 70th birthday in 1780, acquired by the museum in 1959 and exhibited here for the first time, along with other works from the collection
Curator: Katherine Paul
      Three Roads Taken: The Photographs of Paul Strand
Getty Museum
May 10-Sept. 4, 2005
More than 70 photographs by the American modernist, plus the famous short film Manhatta
Curator: Anne M. Lyden
Catalogue: 144 pp., $17.50
Also on view: "The Photographs of Frederick Sommer: A Centennial Tribute," May 10-Sept. 4, 2005, 37 works by the American Surrealist from the museum collection
carpet with tree pattern (Northern India, reign of Shah Jahan)
ca. 1960
Frick Collection
  Gardens of Eternal Spring: Two Newly Conserved Mughal Carpets
Frick Collection
May 10-Aug. 14, 2005
On view in the museum's Oval Room, two silk and cashmere carpets from the Islamic Empire of the Mughals (1526-1856) originally bought by Duveen from Baron Maurice de Rothschild
Curator: Andrew W. Mellon Fellow, Xavier F. Salomon
Catalogue: anticipated publication 2006
Funding: Ahmanson Foundation, Helen Clay Frick Foundation, Fellows of the
Frick Collection
      Sturtevant: The Brutal Truth
MIT List Visual Arts Center, Cambridge
May 11-July 10, 2005
The first major museum exhibition of works by the U.S.-born, Paris-based woman artist who since the 1960s has made replicas of artworks by male artists, including Joseph Beuys, Marcel Duchamp, Jasper Johns, Anselm Kiefer, Roy Lichtenstein, Felix Gonzalez-Torres and Andy Warhol Catalogue: The show is accompanied by a two-volume catalogue designed by the artist, '65
Tour: The show was originally organized by Udo Kittlemann and Mario Kramer for the Museum fr Moderne Kunst, Frankfurt/Main
Also on view: "Robert Breer, 30 Years," Apr. 12-June 12, 2005
Georgia OKeeffe
Blue Flower
Georgia OKeeffe Museum
  Georgia O'Keeffe and Andy Warhol: Flowers of Distinction
Georgia O'Keeffe Museum
May 13, 2005-Jan. 2, 2006
O'Keeffe's iconic large-scale paintings of flowers compared to Warhol's pop counterparts, via ca. 40 works
Curator: Barbara Buhler Lynes
Catalogue: 80 pp., $35
Funding: American Express, Brown Foundation, Inc., Buckaroo Ball, Burnett Foundation, Frost Foundation, Ltd., Henry Luce Foundation, McCune Charitable Foundation, Thaw Charitable Trust
Miguel Angel Rios
video still from A MORIR (til Death)
  Marking Time/Moving Images
Miami Art Museum
May 13-Sept. 11, 2005
Works by Janine Antoni, Felix Gonzalez-Torres, Ann Hamilton, Alfredo Jaar, Paul Ramirez Jonas, Paul Pfieffer, Bill Viola, others
Curator: Lorie Mertes
Catalogue: 48 pp., $29.95
Funding: Mimi and Bud Floback
      Tony Oursler, Studio Seven Months of My Aesthetic Education (Plus More)
Metropolitan Museum of Art
May 17, 2005-undetermined
A mixed-media installation inspired by Gustave Courbet's The Artist's Studio (1855)
Thomas Cole
The Course of Empire (The Savage State)
  The Hudson River School at the New-York Historical Society: Nature and the American Vision
New-York Historical Society
May 17, 2005-Feb. 6, 2006
More than 100 paintings by Thomas Cole, Asher B. Durand, Albert Bierstadt and others, plus watercolors, prints and ephemera, all divided into 10 thematic sections
Curator: Linda S. Ferber
Chloe Piene
Black Mouth
  Getting Emotional
Institute of Contemporary Art, Boston
May 18-Sept. 5, 2005
The expression of emotion, via works by 32 artists, including Marina Abramović, Cecily Brown, John Currin, Marlene Dumas, Christian Jankowski, Chris Ofili, Elizabeth Peyton, Chloe Piene and Sam Taylor-Wood
Curator: Nicholas Baume
Catalogue: 146 pp., $35
Funding: NBT Charitable Trust
Also on view: "Momentum 4: Roe Ethridge"
John Singer Sargent
Madame Errazuriz
ca. 1883-84
  Capturing Beauty: American Impressionist and Realist Paintings from the McGlothlin Collection
Virginia Museum of Fine Arts
May 19-Sept. 18, 2005
35 paintings, watercolors, pastels, and sculptures by George Bellows, Mary Cassatt, Childe Hassam, Martin Johnson Heade, Winslow Homer, Maurice Prendergast, John Singer Sargent, others
Curator: David Park Curry
Catalogue: 88 pp., $21.95
Funding: Julia Louise Reynolds Fund
Frank Lloyd Wright
Table Lamp from the Susan Lawrence Dana House
ca. 1903
  The Arts and Crafts Movement in Europe and America, 1880-1920: Design for the Modern World
Milwaukee Art Museum
May 19-Sept. 5, 2005
Over 300 objects from 11 countries in a show that was last seen at the Los Angeles County Museum of Art
Curators: Glenn Adamson, Wendy Kaplan
Catalogue: 327 pp., $60
Funding: Jerome and Dorothy Holz Family Foundation, Sue and Bud Selig
Hilla Rebay
date unknown
Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum
  The Art of Tomorrow: Hilla Rebay and Solomon R. Guggenheim
Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum
May 20-Aug.10, 2005
Three neglected artists from Solomon Guggenheim's Art of Tomorrow group -- Hilla Rebay, Rudolf Bauer and Rolf Scarlett -- finally get some wall space at the Gugg, along with works by Arp, Hans Richter, Schwitters, others
Curator: Karole Vail (Peggy Guggenheim's grand-niece)
Travel: The show doubles in size and splits in two for a joint appearance at museums in Munich and Murnau, before shrinking down again for installation at the Deutsche Guggenheim Berlin
Funding: Deutsche Bank, Hilla von Rebay Foundation
Jim Lambie
Male Stripper installationview, Anton Kern Gallery)
  Concentrations 47: Jim Lambie
Dallas Museum of Art
May 20-Aug. 21, 2005
The hip Glasgow artist covers the gallery floor with strips of vinyl tape to manipulate the experience and perception of space
Curator: Suzanne Weaver
Funding: Claire Dewar, Nancy and Tim Hanley, Cindy and Howard Rachofsky
José Tapiró Baro
A Tangerian Beauty ca. 1876
Dahesh Museum
  The Dahesh Collection: Celebrating a Decade of Discovery
Dahesh Museum
May 24-Sept. 22, 2005
Works from the Ecole des Beaux Arts in Paris and other art academies, celebrating the museum's 10th anniversary
Funding: Joseph and Nouhad Hanna, Grgich Hills, Museums New York
Roger Fenton
Rievaulx Abbey (detail)
Metropolitan Museum of Art
  All the Mighty World: The Photographs of Roger Fenton, 1852-1860
Metropolitan Museum of Art
May 24-Aug. 21, 2005
The third stop of the traveling exhibition features ca. 90 photographs by the remarkable 19th-century photographic pioneer
Curators: Gordon Baldwin, Malcolm Daniel, Sarah Greenough,
Catalogue: 304 pp., $45 (softcover); $65 (hardcover)
Funding: Andrew W. Mellon Foundation
Tour: The show has already appeared at the National Gallery of Art in Washington, D.C., and the J. Paul Getty Museum; its next and final stop is Tate Britain, Sept. 21, 2005-Jan. 2, 2006
Elizabeth Catlett
Malcolm X Speaks for Us
  Disegno: The 180th Annual Exhibition
National Academy Museum
May 25-July 3, 2005
Works by member artists, including Gregory Amenoff, Robert Cottingham, Elizabeth Catlett, Lois Dodd, Janet Fish, Antonio Frasconi, Joyce Kozloff, Richard Meier, Miriam Schapiro, George Tooker, others
Curator: Nancy Malloy
Catalogue: 200 pp., $10
Funding: Peter Jay Sharp Foundation
      Japan Goes to the World's Fairs: Japanese Art at the Great Expositions in Europe and the United States, 1867-1904
Los Angeles County Museum
May 26-Oct. 10, 2005
145 examples of ceramic, lacquerware, metalwork, textiles and other craft works dating from 1868-1912
Curator: J. Keith Wilson
Catalogue: $24
Funding: Japan Airlines, Panasonic, Toyota, TV Japan, Consulate General of Japan, Los Angeles, Japan Foundation
James Tissot
The Thames
  Monet's London: Artists' Reflections on the Thames (1859-1914)
Brooklyn Museum
May 27-Sept. 4, 2005
11 paintings, 1 pastel and a sketchbook by Monet along with ca. 130 works by other artists, including Charles-Francoise Daubigny, Andre Derain, Childe Hassam, Winslow Homer, Camille Pissaro, James Tissot and James McNeil Whistler
Curators: Elizabeth A. Easton, Jennifer Hardin
Funding: DLA Piper Rudnick Gray & CaryUS LLP, Sweet 'N Low, Willkie Farr & Gallagher
Catalogue: 216 pp., $35
Tour: Museum of Fine Art, Florida, Jan.16-Apr. 24, 2005, Baltimore Museum of Art, Oct. 2-Dec. 31, 2005
Cy Twombly
  Cy Twombly: Fifty Years of Works on Paper
Menil Collection
May 27-Sept. 4, 2005
80 works by the sultan of scribble previously seen at the Whitney Museum
Curator: Julie Sylvester
Catalogue: 159 pp., $39.95
Funding: Nancy Allen, Brown Foundation, Inc., Sanford and Susie Criner, H. Fort Flowers Foundation, Barbara and Michael Gamson, City of Houston, Sara Dodd-Spickelmier and Keith Spickelmier, Sotheby's
Cy Twombly
  Cy Twombly: Lepanto
Museum of Fine Arts, Houston
May 27-Sept. 11, 2005
The 12-panel monumental series, inspired by the naval battle of Lepanto led by Venice against the Ottoman Empire in 1571 and made for the 2001 Venice Biennale
Curator: Barry Walker
Funding: Charles Butt, H. Fort Flowers Foundation, Merrill Lynch, Sara Dodd-Spickelmier and Keith Spickelmier
Banks Violette
Burning Church
Whitney Museum
  Banks Violette: Untitled
Whitney Museum of American Art
May 27-Oct. 2, 2005
A multimedia sculptural commission including the salt cast ruins of a church
Curator: Shamin M. Momin
Funding: Art for Art's Sake, Nancy and Stanley Singer