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      New This Month in U.S. Museums
A photo of a quantuum corral taken with a scanning tunneling microscope
  Beyond Appearances: Imagery in Science at the Millennium
Paine Webber Art Gallery, New York
Jan. 7-Mar. 31, 2000
Photographs made with scientific instruments such as the radio-telescope, transatmospheric telescope and electron microscope.
Sean Scully
10.3.98 Barcelona
  Sean Scully
Metropolitan Museum
Jan. 11-Mar. 12, 2000
Recent watercolors, pastels and photographs by the American artist, including his etchings Pomes Penyeach, which accompany a suite of James Joyces' poems, and photos taken in Scotland in 1990.
Curator: Lowery Stokes Sims, Metropolitan Museum of Art.
    Female Images, Female Lives in Asian Art
Yale University Art Gallery, New Haven, Conn.
Jan. 11-Apr. 16, 2000
Chinese and Japanese paintings, ceramics, prints and calligraphy either depicting women, such as female deities, or by women.
Vernon Fisher
Nose Pressed Against the Glass
  Vernon Fisher's File 00
Houston Museum of Fine Arts
Jan. 13-Mar. 5, 2000
Conceptual works interweaving image and text by the Texas artist.
Curator: Valerie Loupe Olsen, Glassell School of Art, Houston Museum of Fine Arts.
    Iñigo Manglano-Ovalle: Banks in Pink and Blue
Henry Art Gallery, Seattle
Jan. 14-Apr. 16, 2000
The post-minimalist artist addresses issues of genetics, ethics and esthetics via a sculptural installation composed of sperm banks, a liquid nitrogen tank, monitor and video player, framed contracts and abstract DNA portraits.
17th century
  Worlds of Transformation: Tibetan Art of Wisdom and Compassion
Kimbell Art Museum, Fort Worth
Jan. 16-Mar. 26, 2000
60 paintings from the recently assembled collection of Shelley and Donald Rubin, premiere connoisseurs of Tibetan art.
Milton Avery
Three Friends
  Welcome Home Milton!
Neuberger Museum of Art, Purchase, New York
Jan. 16-April 23, 2000
28 of Milton Avery's figurative and landscape paintings dating 1929-61, from the collection of the museum's founding patron Roy R. Neuberger, who acquired more than 100 of the artist's works in the early 1940s.
Sergei Eisenstein
Snake Dancer, Harlem
  The Body of the Line: Eisenstein's Drawings
The Drawing Center, New York
Jan. 18-Mar. 1, 2000
100 drawings by Russian filmmaker Sergei Eisenstein (1898-1948), who made such films as The Battleship Potemkin.
Curator: Jean Gagnon, Daniel Langlois Foundation for Art, Science and Technology, Montreal.
Valie Export
  Valie Export: Ob/De + Con(Struction)
Goldie Paley Gallery, Moore College of Art and Design, Philadelphia
Jan. 18-Feb. 27, 2000
30 years of the Viennese feminist performance artist's work, via photography, drawing, installations and films.
Catalogue essays: Robert Fleck, Chrissie Iles, Gary Indaina, Kristine Stiles.
Rose-Marie Guillaume
Portrait of Mlle. Breuil
  Overcoming All Obstacles: Women of the Académie Julian
Dahesh Museum, New York
Jan. 18-Mar. 12, 2000
Paintings by female artists of the Académie Julian, the 19th-century alternative to the Ecole des Beaux-Arts, which did not admit women until 1897, including Cecilia Beaux, Elizabeth Gardner Bouguereau, Anna Klumpke, Marie Bashkirtseff, Käthe Kollwitz and Mary-Helen Carlisle.
Curators: Gabriel Weisberg, guest curator; Jane Becker, formerly of the Dahesh; Catherine Fehrer, Académie Julian scholar.
Catalogue essays: Jane Becker, Catherine Fehrer, Tamar Garb, Gabriel Weisberg.
    Poussin Landscapes by Leon Kossoff
J. Paul Getty Museum
Jan. 18-Apr. 16, 2000
The British artist's drawings and etchings on view with the source of their inspiration, Nicolas Poussin's paintings Landscape with a Calm (National Gallery, London) and Landscape with a Man Killed by a Snake (National Gallery, Washington, D.C.). On view in conjunction with "Drawn to Painting: Leon Kossoff's Drawings and Prints after Nicolas Poussin" at the Los Angeles County Museum of Art.
Curator: John Walsh, Getty Museum director.
Leon Kossoff
Bacchanal before a Herm #3
  Drawn to Painting: Leon Kossoff's Drawings and Prints after Nicolas Poussin
Los Angeles County Museum of Art
Jan. 20-Apr. 2, 2000
Kosoff's recent 40-drawing homage to the 17th-century French painter. A complementary exhibition of Kosoff's landscapes is currently on view at the Getty Museum.
Curator: Victor Carlson, LACMA.
Roy Lichtenstein
Study for Vicki
  Seattle Collects Lichtenstein
Seattle Art Museum
Jan. 20-May 14, 2000
25 examples of the Pop artist's paintings, drawings, sculpture and prints.
Curator: Trevor Fairbrother and Mary Shirley of SAM.
Salvador Dalí
Disappearing Bust of Voltaire
  Savador Dalí's Optical Illusions
The Wadsworth Atheneum, Hartford
Jan. 21-Mar. 26, 2000
The Wadsworth -- the first museum ever to purchase a painting by Dalí and the first to present a major exhibition of Surrealist work -- continues its tradition with a survey of the artist's trompe l'oeil work.
Curator: Dawn Ades, Surrealism scholar.
Funding: United Technologies Corporation.
Douglas Gordon
Confessions of a Justified Sinner
  Interventions: New Art in Unconventional Spaces
Milwaukee Art Museum
Jan. 21-Apr. 23, 2000
Works by contemporary artistes Rineke Dijkstra, Robert Gober, Douglas Gordon, Martin Honert, Ilya Kabakov, Cheonae Kim, Sharon Lockhart, Inigo Manglano-Ovalle, Cornelia Parker and Elizabeth Peyton "unconventionally" installed in the museum permanent collection galleries.
William Gedney
  Short Distances and Definite Places: The Photographs of William Gedney
San Francisco Museum of Modern Art
Jan. 21-May 16, 2000
Images from the mid-1960s to early 1970s of coal miner's families in Kentucky, hippies in Haight-Ashbury, street scenes in Indian cities and the view from Gedney's Brooklyn apartment.
Curator: Sandra S. Phillips, SFMoMA.
Catalogue essays: Margaret Sartor, Geoff Dyer, Maria Friedlander.
    A Concrete Vision: Oshgobo Art in the 1960s
National Museum of African Art, Washington, D.C.
Jan. 23-Oct. 22, 2000
The artistic renaissance in Oshgobo, Nigeria, via works by 10 Yoruba artists, including Adebisi Akanji, Rufus Ogundele, Twins Seven-Seven and Asiru Olatunde.
Curator: David Binkley, National Museum of African Art.
Thomas Hirschhorn
Swissair Landing
  Thomas Hirschhorn
The Art Institute of Chicago
Jan. 23-Apr. 19, 2000
A new installation made of "found" refuse by the Swiss-born artist.
Curator: James Rondeau, Art Institute of Chicago.
Nils Norman
Thompkins Square Park Monument to Civil Disobedience
  Small World: Dioramas in Contemporary Art
San Diego Museum of Contemporary Art
Jan. 23-Apr. 30, 2000
Models of real or imaginary environments by Michael Ashkin, Helen Cohen, Mat Collishaw, Liz Craft, Mark Dion, Bridget and Tina Marrin, Tony Matelli, Nils Norman, Alexis Rockman, Hiroshi Sugimoto and Clara Williams.
Curator: Toby Kamps, MCA, San Diego.
Funding: Lannan Foundation, Dr. Charles C. and Sue K. Edwards, et. al.
    Donald Sultan
Brooks Museum of Art, Memphis
Jan. 23-Apr. 9, 2000
20 large-scale still-life paintings by the contemporary American artist.
Curator: Dana Holland-Beickert, Brooks Museum of Art, Memphis.
Tour: The exhibition travels to the Corcoran Gallery, Kemper Museum of Art, Polk Museum of Art and Scottsdale Museum of Contemporary Art.
Funding: Fed Ex.
Joyce J. Scott
Ghost of a Drag Queen Haunting Me
  Joyce J. Scott: Kickin' It with the Old Masters
Baltimore Museum of Art and the Maryland Institute, College of Art
Jan. 23-Apr. 9, 2000
100 socially critical works including prints, jewelry, installation pieces and performance art by Baltimore artist Joyce J. Scott.
Curator: George Ciscle, Maryland Institute.
Catalogue essays: Leslie King-Hammond, Mel Watkins, Keith Morrison and Mary Jane Jacob.
Sponsor: AT&T et al.
Elisabetta Gut
Book in a Cage
  Book as Art XII: Artists' Books from the Permanent Collection
National Museum of Women in the Arts
Jan. 24-July 1, 2000
The 12th annual exhibition featuring more than 500 limited-edition mixed media works by American and international artists.
Curator: Krystyna Wasserman, NMWA.
Funding: Library Fellows.
Rev. Ethan Acres
Miracle at La Brea
  Faith: The Impact of Judeo-Christian Religion on Art at the Millennium
Aldrich Museum of Contemporary Art
Jan. 24-May 2000
Contemporary art by Barbara Broughel, Christof Klute, Andres Serrano, James Turrell, Allan Wexler and Jo Yarrington, among others.
Curators: Artists Christian Eckart and Osvaldo Romberg; Aldrich Museum director Harry Philbrick.
Armet with Mask Visor
German or Austrian
ca. 1520-25
  European Helmets, 1450-1650
Metropolitan Museum of Art
Jan. 25, 2000-Jan. 2001
The technology and fashion of European head protection via 70 helmets from the late Middle Ages and Renaissance.
Curator: Stuart Pyhrr, Metropolitan Museum.
Jasper Johns
  Jasper Johns: New Paintings and Works on Paper
Yale University Art Gallery
Jan. 25-Apr. 9, 2000
12 new works with empty, open fields of gray, suggestive of the artist's earlier impasto works.
Curator: Elise S. Haas, San Francisco Museum of Modern Art.
Catalogue essays: Richard S. Field and Joachim Pisarro.
Tour: The exhibition originated at the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art and travels to the Dallas Museum of Art.
    Masterpieces of Korean Ceramics from the Museum of Oriental Ceramics, Osaka
Metropolitan Museum of Art
Jan. 25-Mar. 26, 2000
48 pieces dating from the 12th to 19th centuries, including celadon wares of the Koryo dynasty and punch'ong stoneware from the Choson dynasty.
Curators: Ikutaro Itoh, Museum of Oriental Ceramics, Osaka; Judith Smith, Metropolitan Museum of Art.
  The Alan and Simone Hartman Collection of English Silver 1680-1760: The Huguenot Legacy
Museum of Fine Arts, Boston
Jan. 26, 2000-
111 pieces of silver made when Protestant immigrants including many skilled craftsmen, fled to England because of religious intolerance in France.
Curator: Ellenor Alcorn, MFA, Boston.
Funding: Alan and Simone Hartman and the Harriet J. Bradbury Fund.
Willem de Kooning
Untitled (Seated Woman on the Beach)
  Willem de Kooning: In Process
The Menil Collection, Houston
Jan. 27-Mar. 12, 2000
Tracings, photographs and drawings by the late Abstract Expressionist.
Curator: Klaus Kertess, independent art writer and curator of the 1995 Whitney Biennial.
Ernest C. Withers
Issac Hayes
  Pictures Tell the Story: Ernest C. Withers
Chrysler Museum of Art, Norfolk, Va.
Jan. 28-May 7, 2000
The first retrospective of the southern American photographer, renowned for his documentation of the Civil Rights Movement and the Memphis music scene.
Curator: Brooks Johnson, Chrysler Museum.
Catalogue essays: F. Jack Hurley, Brooks Johnson, Daniel Wolff.
Tour: The exhibition travels to the International Center of Photography, New York.
Funding: Metropolitan Life Foundation.
Camille Pissarro
Peasant Sitting in the Setting Sun
  Impressionism to the Present: Camille Pissarro and His Descendants
Museum of Art, Fort Lauderdale
Jan. 29-April 30, 2000
156 works by the "Father of Impressionism" and his heirs, including his son Lucien. The exhibition is a variation of "Camille Pissarro and the Pissarro Family," which was organized by the Japanese Association of Art Museums and toured internationally in 1998.
Curators: David S. Stern, Pisarro family specialist; Talma Zakai-Kanner, Impressionist and 20th-century art consultant.
Catalogue essays: Christopher Lloyd, Richard R. Bretell, Anne Thorold.
    David Byrne
Contemporary Arts Center, Cincinnati
Jan. 29-June 4, 2000
The musician-cum-artist's critique of mass media and pop culture with backlit photographs and Acoustiguides.
Helen Levitt
New York
  Crossing the Line: Photography Reconsidered
Art Institute of Chicago
Jan. 29-June 4, 2000
125 photographs from permanent collection that challenge the definitions of genre.
Curator: David Travis, Art Institute of Chicago.
Ray Johnson
Untitled (James Dean in the Rain)
ca. 1955-58
  Ray Johnson: Correspondences
Wexner Center for the Arts, Minneapolis
Jan. 29-April 16, 2000
Collages, paintings, objects and silhouette portraits from the founder of the New York Correspondence School.
Curator: Donna de Salvo, Wexner Center.
Tour: The exhibition appeared at the Whitney Museum of American Art.
Jim Dine
Two in the Darkness
  End Papers: Drawings, 1890-1900 and 1990-2000
Neuberger Museum of Art, Purchase, New York
Jan. 30-April 23, 2000
A comparison of the 19th- and 20th-century fin de siécle frame of mind via drawings from Pierre Bonnard and Käthe Kollwitz to Richard Artschwager and Sol Le Witt.
Curator: Judy Collischan, Neuberger Museum.