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      New This Month in U.S. Museums
Noël-Nicolas Coypel
Allegory of Death
date unknown, ca. 1733-34
  From Callot to Greuze: French Drawings From Weimar
Frick Collection
June 1-Aug. 7, 2005
Approximately 70 drawings by Claude Lorrain, Simon Vouet, Franois Boucher, others, in a collection originally inspired by Johann Wolfgang von Goethe and now housed in Weimar's Stiftung Weimarer Klassik und Kunstsammlungen
Curator: Pierre Rosenberg
Catalogue: The first full inventory of the collection, featuring all 107 works, G& H Verlag, Berlin, 348 pp., $65
Tour: Musée Jacquemart-André, Paris, Mar. 14-June 26, 2006
Funding: Christian Humann Foundation, Florence Gould Foundation, Henry Clay Frick Foundation
Lucy T. Pettway
"Drunkard's Path" Variation (Snowball)
ca. 1950
  The Quilts of Gee's Bend
Museum of Fine Arts, Boston
June 1-Aug. 21, 2005
Some 60 quilts made by four generations of artists in the isolated community of Gee's Bend in Southwest Alabama, in the traveling exhibition organized by the Museum of Fine Arts, Houston
Catalogue: Tinwood Books, 192 pp., $45
"Fresh Paint" © Julius Friedman
  Art á la Carte
Virginia Museum of Fine Arts
June 1-Aug. 31, 2005
22 posters featuring images of food by Audrey Flack, Wayne Thiebaud, Man Ray, others
Funding: Council of the Virginia Museum of Fine Arts
Also on View: "Photographs from a Photographer's Private Collection," June 17-Aug. 26, 2005
Verner Panton
Heart Cone Chair
  Verner Panton The Collected Works
AXA Gallery
June 2-Oct. 1, 2005
Furniture, fabric, light fixtures and chairs from legendary Danish designer, in a show organized by the Vitra Design Museum in Weil am Rhein, Germany
Steve DiBenedetto
  Remote Viewing: Invented Worlds in Recent Painting and Drawing
Whitney Museum of American Art
June 2-Oct. 9, 2005
Virtual reality, the "deep unconscious," public space and more, via works by eight artists, including Steve DiBenedetto, Carroll Dunham and Julie Mehretu
Curator: Elisabeth Sussman
Catalogue: Essays by Katy Siegel, Caroline Jones and Ben Marcus, 140 pp., $45
Stuart Davis
Portrait of a Man
  Villa America: American Moderns, 1900-1950
Orange Country Museum of Art, Newport Beach, Ca.
June 4-Oct. 2, 2006
Works by Stuart Davis, Charles Demuth, Arthur Dove, Marsden Hartley, Georgia O'Keeffe, Charles Sheeler and Grant Wood, all from the Myron Kunin collection
Curator: Elizabeth Armstrong
Catalogue: 150 pp.
Funding: Victoria and Gilbert E. LeVasseur, Jr., Twyla R. and Charles D. Martin, Jean and Tim Weiss
Jacques-Louis David
Bonaparte Crossing the Alps at Grand-Saint-Bernard
  Jacques-Louis David: Empire to Exile
Sterling and Francine Clark Art Institute
June 5-Sept. 5, 2005
54 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 J. Paul Getty Museum (where it has already appeared)
Curators: Charlotte Eyerman, Scott Schaefer, Jon Seydl
Catalogue: 356 pp., $75 cloth, $49.50 paper
"Friedlander" at the Museum of Modern Art, New York
Museum of Modern Art
June 5-Aug. 29, 2005
An impressive collection of 483 photographs by Lee Friedlander, dating from the 1960s to the present and organized in groups, plus six early color portraits of jazz musicians and 25 examples of the artist's books, editions and portfolios
Curator: Peter Galassi
Catalogue: 480 pp., $75 cloth, $55 paper
Tour: Haus der Kunst, Nov. 12, 2005-Feb. 12, 2006; other European venues and dates to be announced
Funding: William Randolph Hearst Endowment Fund, John Szarkowski Publications Fund, BNP Paribas
Rembrandt Harmensz van Rijn
The Apostle Bartholomew (detail)
  Rembrandt's Late Religious Portraits
J. Paul Getty Museum
June 7-August 28, 2005
16 dramatic portraits of apostles, evangelists, saints, monks, Christ and the Virgin Mother, all dating from the late 1650s and early 1660s, exploring the possibility that these portraits may have formed a series, in a show that debuted at the National Gallery of Art
Catalogue: 150 pp., $40
Also on view: "Shrine and Shroud: Textiles in Illuminated Manuscripts," June 28-Oct. 2, 2005
Mark di Suvero by Richard Bellamy
photo © George Bellamy
  Richard Bellamy and Mark di Suvero
Storm King Art Center
June 8-Nov. 13, 2005
Over 50 black-and-white photos of di Suvero sculptures taken by his longtime dealer, Richard Bellamy, complemented by a special installation of several di Suvero sculptures in addition to those in Storm King's "di Suvero Fields"
Curator: David R. Collens
      Tutankhamun and the Golden Age of the Pharoahs
Los Angeles County Museum of Art
June 16-Nov. 15, 2005
The much-ballyhooed return of the treasures of King Tut, via 130 objects in a show organized by National Geographic and costing a controversial $25 for adult admission
Tour: Museum of Art, Fort Lauderdale, December 2005; Field Museum, Chicago, May 2006
      Young America: The Daguerreotypes Of Southworth & Hawes
International Center of Photography
June 17-Sept. 4, 2005
Over 150 works by the legendary masters of the daguerreotypes Albert Sands Southworth and Josiah Johnson Hawes, including self-portraits, landscape views and experimental works
Curator: Grant Romer and Brian Wallis
Catalogue: pp. 356, $120.00
John Singer Sargent
Garden Study of the Vickers Children
  Great Expectations: John Singer Sargent Painting Children
Portland (Ore.) Museum of Art
June 18-Sept. 11, 2005
42 works, ranging from commissioned portraits to genre paintings, in the traveling survey that originated at the Brooklyn Museum
Curator: Margaret Bullock
Catalogue: 251 pp., $60 cloth, $34.50 paper
Funding: Jan and Warren Adelson
      Christian Jankowski: Everything Fell Together
Des Moines Art Center
June 22-Aug. 28, 2005
13 major film and video installations, plus 54 photos, by the New York-based German artist
Curator: Jeff Fleming
Catalogue: 200 pp.
Tour: MIT List Visual Arts Center, Oct. 14-Dec. 30, 2005; Foundation for Art and Creative Technology, Liverpool, Feb. 9-Apr. 2, 2005 Funding: Altria Foundation, Institute for Museum and Library Services, Goethe-Institut
Rockwell Kent
Resurrection Bay, Alaska
ca. 1919
  Rockwell Kent: The Mythic and the Modern
Portland (Me.) Museum of Art
June 23-Oct. 16, 200
More than 150 works by the artist, illustrator and adventurer who sojourned to remote landscapes, in a show celebrating the 100th anniversary of the artists arrival on rugged Monhegan Island off the Maine coast
Curator Jake Milgram Wien
Catalogue: 200 pp., $50 cloth, $29.95 paper
Funding: Henry Luce Foundation, Wyeth Foundation, Scott and Isabelle Black, others
Henri Matisse
Purple Robe and Anemones
  Matisse, his Art and his Textiles: The Fabric of Dreams
Metropolitan Museum of Art
June 23-Sept. 25, 2005
30 paintings and 35 works on paper displayed alongside Matisse's personal collection of fabrics, costumes and carpets, which had been packed away since the artist's death in 1954 and is on view here for the first time
Curator: Ann Dumas, Hilary Spurling
Catalogue: Royal Academy of Arts, 216 pp., $65
Tour: The show has already appeared at its co-organizing institutions, Le Musée Matisse in France and the Royal Academy in London
Funding: Horace W. Goldsmith Foundation, Gail and Parker Gilbert Fund
Aernout Mik
  Aernout Mik: Refraction
New Museum of Contemporary Art
June 23-Sept. 10, 2005
The Dutch artist Aernout Mik makes his New York museum debut with Refraction, a new video work
Robert Smithson
Spiral Jetty
  Robert Smithson
Whitney Museum of American Art
June 23-October 23, 2005
The first comprehensive American retrospective of work by Smithson, bringing together sculptures, photographs, films, earthworks and a largely unknown group of paintings and drawings from 1957 to 1963
Curator: Chrissie Iles, with Eugenie Tsai and Connie Butler
Catalogue: 228 pp., with essays by Eugenie Tsai, Thomas Crow and Connie Butler, $34.95
Tour: The show has already appeared at its organizing institution, the Los Angeles Museum of Contemporary Art, Sept. 12-Dec. 3, 2004, and at Dallas Museum of Art, Jan. 14-April 3, 2005
Funding: Ahmanson Foundation, Henry Luce Foundation, Altria Group, Inc., The Barbara and Fred Kort Family Foundation in honor of Tom Unterman, Janet and Tom Unterman, Dwell, Fifth Floor Foundation, Emily Rauh Pulitzer.
Charles Marville
Paris 13e Arrondisment
ca. 1865
  The Old Paris is No More. . .
Henry Art Gallery
June 24-Oct. 2, 2005
Early French photographs by Edouard-Denis Baldus, Charles Marville, others, documenting Haussman's transformation of Paris from a medieval city into a modern European capital
Curator: Sara Krajewski
      Where Gods and Mortals Meet: Continuity and Renewal in Urhobo Art
National Museum of African Art
June 24-Sept. 25, 2005
80 works of traditional Urhobo art, along with a selection of works by contemporary artist Bruce Onobrakpeya.
Curator: Perkins Foss
      War/Hell: Master Prints By Otto Dix And Max Beckmann
Neue Galerie
June 24-Sept. 26, 2005
Joint showing of the print portfolios Der Krieg (War), by Otto Dix, and Die Hölle (Hell), by Max Beckmann, both centering on depictions of World War I by these German Expressionist masters
Ibex frieze
5th century B.C.E.
  Caravan Kingdoms: Yemen and the Ancient Incense Trade
Freer Gallery of Art/Arthur M. Sackler Gallery
June 25-Sept. 11, 2005
129 archeological artifacts from the spice trade in ancient Yemen
Catalogue: 204 pp.
Funding: Mrs. Richard Helms, Hunt Oil Company, Occidental Petroleum Corporation, Hossein Afshar, Universal Group of Companies (Yemen), Friends of the Freer and Sackler Galleries
Jennifer and Kevin McCoy
Learning from Las Vegas
  CUT/Film as Found Object
Milwaukee Art Museum
June 25-Sept. 11, 2005
14 video works by Douglas Gordon, Pierre Huyghe, Christian Marclay, others, focusing on installations that recontextualize found film footage
Catalogue: 115 pp., $24.95
Tour: The show premiered at the Museum of Contemporary Art, North Miami, Nov. 13, 2004-Jan. 30, 2005
Paul Cézanne
Still Life with Soup Tureen (Nature morte à la soupière)
ca. 1877
  Pioneering Modern Painting: Cézanne and Pissarro 1865-1885
Museum of Modern Art
June 26-Sept. 12, 2005
Approximately 85 paintings and eight drawings tracing the 20-year-long artistic relationship of the two artists, who often worked side by side in Pontoise and Auvers and painted the same motifs
Curator: Joachim Pissarro
Catalogue: 200 pp., $60
Tour: LACMA, Oct. 20, 2005-Jan. 16, 2006; Musée d'Orsay, Paris, Feb. 27-May 28, 2006
Stephen Shore
West Ninth Avenue, Amarillo, Texas, October 2, 1974
Courtesy Aperture
  The Biographical Landscape: The Photography of Stephen Shore, 1968-1993
Armand Hammer Museum of Art and Cultural Center
June 26-Oct. 16, 2005
Approximately 120 works from the pioneering color photographer, including "Uncommon Places," his series on American vernacular landscapes taken between 1973 and 1982, in a show that was organized by Aperture and debuted in Europe
Curator: Stephan Schmidt-Wulffen
Tour: Presentation House Gallery, North Vancouver, Nov. 12, 2005-Jan. 15, 2006; Worcester (Mass.) Art Museum, Mar. 24, 2006-June 23, 2006
Also on view: Patty Chang, "Shangri-La," June 26-Oct. 16, 2005; Fiona Tan, "Correction," June 26-Oct. 16, 2005
Jacob van Ruisdael
Oak Tree and Dense Shrubbery at the Edge of a Pond
ca. 1646-1648
  Jacob van Ruisdael: Master of Landscape
Los Angeles County Museum of Art
June 26-Sept. 10, 2005
48 works by the 17th-century Dutch landscapist, many of which are being seen in the U.S. for the first time
Curator: Seymour Slive
Catalogue: Yale University Press, 288 pp., $60
Tour: Philadelphia Museum of Art, Oct. 23, 2005-Feb. 5, 2006; Royal Academy of Arts, London, Feb. 25-June 4, 2006
Also on View: "André Kertész," June 12-Sept. 5, 2005; "Tim Hawkinson," June 26-Aug. 28, 2005
      Gego, Between Transparency and the Invisible
Museum of Fine Arts, Houston
June 26-Sept. 25, 2005
Line and light in the works on paper and paperless 3D constructions of the German-born Venezuelan woman artist
Also on View: "Sports Photography from the Museum of Fine Arts, Houston," June 14-Oct. 2, 2005