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Small sarape beeldlei (blanket)
c. 1875
Woven by the Grandmothers: 19th-Century Textiles from the National Museum of the American Indian
National Museum of Women in the Arts, Washington, D.C.
Nov. 1, 1997 - Jan. 11, 1998
More than 40 weavings -- boldly patterned chief blankets, woven poncho sarapes, traditional two-piece dresses, women's striped shoulder blankets -- made between 1840-1880, the period when the Navajo people were moved by the U.S. government to the Navajo Indian Reservation in Mexico.
Co-curators: D.Y. Begay, Kalley Keams, Wesley Thomas
Stop: Heard Museum, Phoenix, Ariz.
Sponsor: Mobil
 


Cindy Sherman
Untitled Film Still #21
1978
Cindy Sherman
Museum of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles
Nov. 2, 1997 - Feb. 1, 1998
69 untitled film stills (1977-80) plus works from "Centerfolds" (1981), "Pink Robes" (1987), "Fairy Tales" (1985), "Disasters" (1986-89), "History Portraits" (1989-90), etc.
Curators: Elizabeth A.T. Smith (MOCA) and Amada Cruz (MCA Chicago)
Stops: Chicago, Feb. 28-May 31, 1998; Prague, June 25-Aug. 23, 1998; London, Sept. 10-Dec. 13, 1998; Bordeaux, Feb. 6-Apr. 25, 1999; Sydney, June 4-Aug. 29, 1999; Toronto, Oct. 1, 1999-Jan. 2, 2000.
Sponsors {in Chicago}: David and Suzanne Saperstein, Genevieve and Ivan Reitman, Jeanne C. Thayer, the Friends of MOCA and Agnes Fund.
 


Lorenzo Lotto
Annunciation
(detail)
1534-1535
Lorenzo Lotto: Rediscovered Master of the Renaissance
National Gallery of Art
Nov. 2, 1997 - Mar. 1, 1998
50 works by the hyper-sensitive Protestant sympathizer (ca. 1600-1557) who was the first subject of Bernard Berenson's new "scientific" connoisseurship in 1895.
Curator: NGA Italian Renaissance head David Alan Brown
Organizers: National Gallery of Art, Accademia Carrara di Belle Arti, Bergamo, Italy.
Catalogue contributors: Peter Humfrey, Mauro Lucco, Francesco Rossi, Giovanna Nepi Scirè, Carlo Bertelli.
Official carrier: United Airlines
Tour: Accademia Carrara, Bergamo, Apr. 2-June 28, 1998; Grand Palais, Paris, Oct. 11, 1998-Jan. 11, 1999
 


Richard Pousette-Dart
Now a Turning Orb
1987-90
Richard Pousette-Dart (1916-1992)
Metropolitan Museum of Art
Nov. 4, 1997 - Feb. 22, 1998
Ab-Ex meets New Age in this serenely sparse retrospective.
Curator: Met curator Lowery Stokes Sims
Sponsor: Judith Rothschild Foundation
 


Andy Warhol
Jerry Hall
1979
The Warhol Look: Glamour, Style, Fashion
Whitney Museum of American Art
Nov. 8, 1997 - Jan. 18, 1998
Warhol as circulating sign -- copies of his work by other artists, pictures of his crowd, clothes with his images, even mannequins dressed like him.
Catalogue contributions: Hilton Als, Judith Goldman, Bruce Hainley, Richard Martin, Glenn O'Brien, Barry Paris, John W. Smith, Thomas Sokolowski, Peter Wollen.
Organizer: Andy Warhol Museum, Pittsburgh
Sponsor: Bloomberg News
 


Roni Horn
When Dickinson Shut Her Eyes, No. 974
1993
Earths Grow Thick: Works after Emily Dickinson by Roni Horn
Henry Art Gallery, Washington
Nov. 13, 1997 - Feb. 1, 1998
Minimalist sculpture meets the poetry of solitude.
Curators: Amada Cruz and Judith Hoos Fox
Catalogue essays: Felix Gonzalez-Torres and Amada Cruz
Organizers: Wexner Center, Columbus, Oh.
Sponsors: Lannan Foundation, Ohio Arts Council, Wexner Center Foundation.
Tour: previously at Davis Museum, Wellesley, Mass.
 


Ansel Adams
Jose Clemente Orozco, New York City
1933
Ansel Adams, A Legacy: Masterworks from the Friends of Photography Collection
National Museum of American Art
Nov. 14, 1997 - Mar. 29, 1998
The late prints -- 115 photos spanning Adams' career, that he selected and printed for FOP.
Curator: Friends director Andy Grundberg
Stops: Tampa Museum of Art, Tampa, Florida, Fort Wayne Museum of Art, Fort Wayne, Indiana.
Sponsor: Metropolitan Life Foundation
 


Alexander Calder
Belt Buckle
1935
Flying Colors: The Innovation and Artistry of Alexander Calder
San Jose Museum of Art
Nov. 15, 1997 - Feb. 1, 1998
86 multimedia works by the inventor of the mobile -- including a video documentation of one of Calder's famous "circus act" performances.
Curator: Helen Ferrulli
Organizer: Whitney Museum
Sponsors: Anne Laurie Aitken Charitable Trust, Aspect Telecommunications, 3Com Corporation, Gray Cary Ware & Freidenrich.
 


From Picasso's collection:
Edmond Fortier
Types of Women
1906




Pablo Picasso
Study for "Les Demoiselles d'Avignon"
1907


The Dark Mirror, Picasso: Photography and Painting
Museum of Fine Arts, Houston
Nov. 16, 1997 - Feb. 1, 1998
200 photos, the earliest made in 1901, plus ca. 100 art works relating to them. Also included: photos from East Africa that were the inspiration for Les Demoiselles. Note: MFA is the only U.S. venue.
Co-curators: MFA director Peter C. Marzio and Musée Picasso curator Anne Baldassari
Stops: Musée Bunkamara, Tokyo and Musée Suntory, Osaka.
Sponsors: AT&T, Caroline Weiss Law, National Endowment for the Arts, et al.
 


Perugino
Christ and the Woman of Samaria
(detail)
1500-05
Perugino: Master of the Italian Renaissance
Grand Rapids Art Museum
Nov. 16, 1997 - Feb. 1, 1998
The Italian Renaissance comes to Michigan, via more than 30 paintings and drawings (including nine never seen outside Italy).
Co-curators: Porter Foundation curator Joseph Becherer, art historian Bruce Cole, Galleria Nazionale dell'Umbria director Vittoria Garibaldi.
Sponsor: The Jay & Betty Van Andel Foundation.
 


Nir Hod
Women Soldiers
1994
Desert Cliché: Israel Now -- Local Images
The Grey Art Gallery
Nov. 20, 1997 - Feb. 4, 1998
Commemorating the 50th anniversary of the founding of the state of Israel, this exhibition features 18 contemporary artists whose work humorously dissects myths regarding Israeli culture.
Co-curators: Former Tel-Aviv Museum curator Tami Katz-Freiman and Weatherspoon Art Gallery curator Amy Cappellazzo.
Catalogue essays: Tami Katz-Freiman, Amy Cappellazzo and Yael Zerubavel.
 


Steve McQueen
Five Easy Pieces
1995
Projects 62: Steve McQueen
Museum of Modern Art
Nov. 25, 1997 - Jan. 13, 1998
Video artist Steve McQueen engulfs viewers in his latest 16mm film, Deadpan.
Curator: MoMA film and video curator Barbara London
Sponsor: Peter Norton
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