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      New This Month in U.S. Museums
Ed Ruscha
5000 W. Carling Way
  Overhead/Underfoot - The Topographical Perspective in Photography
Whitney Museum
July 1-Sept. 25, 2005
Ca. 30 examples of aerial photography by Bourke-White, Heizer, Ruscha, Turrell, others, from the museum collection
Also on view: "Past Presence: Childhood and Memory," July 7 October 13, 2005
Jacob Matham's Diana in the Clouds (16th century) paired with Robert Mapplethorpe's
Lisa Lyon (1981)
  Robert Mapplethorpe and the Classical Tradition: Photographs and Mannerist Prints
Guggenheim Museum
July 1-Aug. 24, 2005
Exhibition exploring the relationship between Mapplethorpes photography and classical art, pairing Mannerist works from the Hermitage with photos from the Guggenheim
Curator: Germano Celant, Arkady Ippolitov
Catalogue: 231 pp., $50
Funding: Solomon R. Guggenheim Foundation, State Hermitage Museum, Deutsche Bank
Tour: The show has already appeared in Berlin and Moscow
Also on view: "Oteiza: Myth and Modernism," July 1-Aug. 24, 2005
Dan Flavin
Monument 4 those who have been killed in ambush (to P.K. who reminded me about death)
  Dan Flavin: A Retrospective
Museum of Contemporary Art, Chicago
July 2-Oct. 20, 2005
50-plus objects and installations, along with more than 100 drawings, sketches and collage-constructions
Curator: Michael Govan
Catalogue: 208 pp., $45
Tour: The show premiered at the NGA and closed last month at the Modern Art Museum of Fort Worth; dates and venues for a European tour are to be announced
Funding: Altria Group
      Emilio Pucci
Phoenix Art Museum
July 2, 2005-Nov. 6, 2005
Psychedelia-styled prints by the fashion designer known as the "King of Casual Couture."
John Walkers North Branch at the Portland Art Museum
  John Walker: Works on Paper
Portland (Me.) Museum of Art
July 2-Aug. 28, 2005
Oils, watercolors, monotypes and sketches by the 65-year-old British expressionist who was short-listed for the Turner Prize in 1986
Curator: Susan Danly
Tour: Luther W. Brady Art Gallery, Washington, D.C., Sept. 6-Oct. 30, 2005
Funding: Barry A. Berkus and family, Maine Art Leasing, Knoedler
      Masterpieces from the Permanent Collection
Metropolitan Museum of Art
July 2, 2005-Nov. 29, 2005
Traces the evolution of Japanese arts, including prehistoric pottery, ink monochrome painting, woodblock prints and contemporary ceramics
Richard Tuttle
K 1
  The Art of Richard Tuttle
San Francisco Museum of Modern Art
July 2-Oct. 16, 2005
The first full-scale retrospective of the whimsical Minimalist features 300-plus works dating from the mid-1960s to the present
Curator: Madeleine Grynsztejn
Catalogue: 388 pp., $65 hardcover, $35 softcover
Tour: Whitney Museum, Nov. 2005-Feb. 2006, Des Moines Art Center, Mar.-June 2006, Dallas Museum of Art, July-Oct. 2006, Museum of Contemporary Art, Chicago, Nov. 2006-Feb. 2007
Funding: Henry Luce Foundation, Mimi and Peter Haas, Edward E. Hills Fund, Helen and Charles Schwab, Agnes Gund and Daniel Shapiro.
  Trimpin: Phffft
Henry Art Gallery, Seattle
July 2-Oct. 2, 2005
Nearly 200 air-activated reeds, flutes, pitched pipes, whistles and other instruments hung from the gallery ceiling in a recreation of the sound artist Trimpins 1992 installation
Curator: Sara Krajewski
Funding: ArtsFund, 4Culture/King County Lodging Tax Fund, Boeing Company, PONCHO, donors to the Contemporary Art Fund
Also on view: "Seeing the Unseen," July 2-Oct. 2, 2005
Winslow Homer
The Coming Storm
  Winslow Homer in the National Gallery of Art
National Gallery of Art
July 3, 2005-Feb. 20, 2006
Oil paintings, watercolors, drawings and prints by the from the museum collection
Funding: Siemens
Samuel Miller (attributed to)
ca. 1845
  Little Women, Little Men: Folk Art Portraits of Children from the Fenimore Art Museum
Clark Art Institute
July 4, 2005-Oct. 15, 2005
12 paintings of children by American itinerant portrait artists, including Ammi Phillips, Erastus Salisbury Field, Joseph Whiting Stock and William Matthew Prior
Lauren Greenfield
The "damas" (maids of honor) go from the church to the reception in a Ford Explorer limousine at Ruby's "quinceaera," Huntington Park, California; from the Girl Culture series
  Artists Interrogate: Race and Identity
Milwaukee Art Museum
July 7-Oct. 9, 2005
More than 80 objects exploring themes of race, including works by Tina Barney, Caren Heft, Luis Jiménez, Glenn Ligon, Danny Lyon, Jaune Quick-to-See Smith, Art Spiegelman and Roger Shimomura
Curator: Sarah Kirk
Patty Chang
Video stills from Shangri-La
  Patty Chang: Shangri-La
New Museum of Contemporary Art
July 8-Sept. 10, 2005
Video installation investigating issues of the body, tourism and utopia in a rural village in Chinas Yunnan province
Funding: Peter Norton Family Foundation, American Center Foundation
      Sounds of the Silk Road: Musical Instruments of Asia
Museum of Fine Arts, Boston
July 9-Jan. 5, 2006
150 intricately designed instruments from throughout Asia, featuring artifacts from the MFAs collections augmented by loans
Catalogue: 144 pp., $24.95
Jar with designs of peonies and mythical animals
Red River Delta Later Le dynasty, 15th century
  Vietnamese Ceramics from the Red River Delta
Freer Gallery of Art
July 9, 2005-continues indefinitely
22 works bringing together Vietnamese ceramics in the Freer collection from the 12th- to 16th-century.
"The NEO Show," 2005
  The NEO Show
Cleveland Museum of Art
July 10-Sept. 4, 2005
A juried exhibition of artists from the North East Ohio area, culled from 1300 submissions, and featuring work in all media.
The Grand Salon from the Htel Gaillard de la Bouxire
  The Grand Salon from the Htel Gaillard de la Bouxire
Minneapolis Institute of Arts
July 14, 2005-continues indefinitely
The debut of the Grand Salon from the Htel Gaillard de la Bouexire (c. 1735), one of the most intact existing interiors from early eighteenth-century Paris.
Funding: Carolyn and Franklin Groves and The Groves Foundation
Jean Hélion
Nude Leaning on Elbow
  Jean Hélion
National Academy Museum, New York
July 14-Oct. 9, 2005
35 paintings by French painter Hélion, illustrating his influence on the development of abstract art in the United States
Catalogue: 216 pp., $50.00
Tour: Centre Pompidou, Paris, Dec. 8 2004-Mar. 6, 2005; Picasso Museum, Barcelona, Mar. 18-June 19, 2005
Katharina Grosse
  Extreme Abstraction
Albright Knox Art Gallery
July 15-Oct. 16, 2005
Abstract art lives! More than 150 works by nearly as many artists, including Polly Apfelbaum, Ingrid Calame, Arturo Herrera, Damien Hirst, Liam Gillick, Katharina Grosse, Jim Isermann, David Reed and Franz West, including several site-specific installations and special commissions
Curators: Claire Schneider, Louis Grachos
Catalogue: Designed by artist Pae White
Funding: John R. Oishei Foundation
Jim Dine
Very Picante
  Jim Dine Prints: 1985-2002
Frances Lehman Loeb Art Center, Vassar College
July 16-Sept. 11, 2005
An exhibition of 46 large-scale prints featuring variations on signature themes, such as hand tools and hearts, along with newer motifs such as owls and Pinocchio, accompanied by a selection of works from the centers permanent collection
Curator: Patricia Phagan
Catalogue: 256 pp., $65.00
Funding: The Smart Family Foundation, Inc.
Simon Vouet
Bust of Woman Holding an Urn
ca. 1644
  Poussin to Cézanne: French Drawings from the Prat Collection
Philadelphia Museum of Art
July 16-Sept. 25, 2005
100 drawings reflecting the three centuries of French draftsmanship leading up to 1900, selected by former Louvre director Pierre Rosenberg
Curator: Innis Shoemaker
Catalogue: 327 pp., essays by Rosenberg, Louis-Antoine Prat
Funding: Pew Charitable Trusts, Robert Montgomery Scott Endowment, Kathleen C. and John J. F. Sherrerd Endowment; Jean-David Levitte, Ambassador of France to the United States (Honorary Patron)
Tour: The show has already appeared at the Los Angeles County Museum of Art and the Toledo Museum of Art
Also on view: "Mavericks of Color: Photographs from the Collection," July 30-Nov. 27, 2005
Jean-Michel Basquiat
Museum of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles
July 17-Oct. 10, 2005
Major retrospective of the career of Jean-Michel Basquiat, featuring 100-plus works
Catalogue: 224 pp., $24.95
Tour: The show premiered at the Brooklyn Museum and subsequently appears at the Museum of Fine Arts, Houston, Nov. 18-Feb. 12, 2006
Funding: JPMorgan Chase, Fernwood Art Foundation, Ahmanson Foundation
Also on view: "The Blake Byrne Collection," July 3-Oct. 10, 2005
Etienne Allegrain
Landscape with a Lake
ca. 1700
  The Splendor of Ruins in French Landscape Painting, 1630-1800
Museum of Fine Arts, Houston
July 17-Oct. 16, 2005
35 pictures from 18 artists, featuring works by Claude Lorrain, Hubert Robert and others focusing on the depiction of ruins in the 17th and 18th centuries
Curator: Stephen D. Borys
Catalogue: 97 pp.
Funding: National Endowment for the Arts, the Samuel H. Kress Foundation, the Ohio Arts Council, the Ohio Humanities Council, and Mr. John Stern, the Hamill Foundation
William Edmondson
  Bill Traylor, William Edmondson and the Modernist Impulse
Menil Collection
July 22-Oct. 2, 2005
50 drawings and paintings by Traylor and 25 sculptures by Edmondson, accompanied by photographs of the artists at work
Funding: Toni and Jeffery Beauchamp and Stephanie Smither, the City of Houston
Tour: This show has already been seen at the Krannert Art Museum, Oct. 22, 2004-Jan. 2, 2005; the Birmingham Museum of Art, Feb. 1-April 3, 2005; the Studio Museum of Art in Harlem, April 20June 26, 2005
Wangechi Mutu
The Naughty Fruits of My Evil Labor
  Wangechi Mutu
Miami Art Museum
July 22-Oct. 9, 2005
New work from Kenyan-born Brooklyn artist, whose collage-like paintings are accompanied by a video based on the hymn Amazing Grace
Curator: Peter Boswell
Funding: Peter Norton Family Foundation, Funding Arts Network
Shreve and Co.
Tea and Coffee Service
ca. 1910
  Eleven Decades of Modern Silver: A Taste for Coffee and Tea
Portland (Ore.) Art Museum
July 23, 2005-Jan. 29, 2006
Innovative pieces in silver design, with styles ranging from Arts and Crafts to Post-Modernism and including works by Mulholland Brothers, Georg Jensen, William Spratling and John Marshall.
Curator: Margo Grant Walsh, Marcella Peterson, Bruce Guenther, Margaret Bullock
Funding: Margo Grant Walsh
Janaina Tschpe
  Landscape Confection
Contemporary Arts Museum, Houston
July 23-Sept. 11, 2005
New and recent work from 13 artists exploring the potentials of landscape painting in different media, including Rowena Dring, Pia Fries, Jason Gubbiotti, Jim Hodges, David Korty, Kori Newkirk, Katie Pratt, Michael Raedecker, Neal Rock, Lisa Sanditz, Ranjani Shettar, Amy Sillman, Janaina Tschpe
Curator: Helen Molesworth
Catalogue: 81 pp., $29.95
Tour: The show has already appeared at its organizing institution, the Wexner Center for the Arts, and subsequently appears at the Orange County Museum of Art, Feb. 5-May 7, 2006
Retratos: 2,000 Years of Latin American Portraits
  Retratos: 2,000 Years of Latin American Portraits
Bass Museum of Art, Miami Beach
July 23-Oct. 2, 2005
100+ painted and sculpted portraits from seventy-six leading museums and private collectors in Mexico, Central and South America, the Caribbean, and the United States
Curator: Carolyn Kinder Carr, Miguel Bretos, Marion Oettinger Jr., Fatima Bercht
Catalogue: 300 pp., $65.00
Funding: Ford Motor Company Fund
Tour: This show has already appeared at El Museo del Barrio, Dec. 3, 2004March 20, 2005 and San Diego Museum of Art, April 16June 12, 2005. It will travel to National Portrait Gallery, Washington, D.C. Oct. 21, 2005January 8, 2006, San Antonio Museum of Art, Feb. 4April 30, 2006
Also on view: "Retratos De Carlos Luna,"July 7-Oct. 23, 2005; "Victoria Gitman: On Display," July 12-October 16, 2005
Chuck Close
  Chuck Close: Self-Portraits 1967-2005
Walker Art Center
July 24-Oct. 16, 2005
Major exhibition focusing on Close's self-portraits, including paintings, drawings, photographs, collages and prints from throughout his career.
Curators: Siri Engberg (Walker), Madeleine Grynsztejn (SFMOMA)
Tour: San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, Nov. 19-Feb. 28, 2006; Contemporary Arts Museum, Houston, Whitney Museum of American Art
Funding: UBS
Sabrina Raaf
Test People: Bad Camouflage
  Brides of Frankenstein
San Jose Museum of Art
July 31-Oct. 30, 2005
Experimental work by a new generation of female artists, Andrea Ackerman, Peggy Ahwesh, Erzsebet Baerveldt, Kirsten Geisler, Elizabeth King, Heidi Kumao, Kristin Lucas, Amy Myers, Patricia Piccinini, Sabrina Raaf, Tamara Stone, Camille Utterback, Gail Wight and Adrianne Wortzel
Curator: Marcia Tanner