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|New This Month in U.S. Museums
Johannes Cornelisz Verspronk
Andries Stilte as a Standard Bearer
|Art for the Nation: Collecting for a New Century
National Gallery of Art, Washington, D.C.
Oct. 1-Feb. 4, 2001
140 acquisitions from the last decade, with particular emphasis on Renaissance art, 17th century Dutch art and 19th century painting -- Botticelli, Dürer, Raphael, Rubens, van Dyck, Rembrandt, Degas, Homer, Monet, van Gogh, Calder, Dubuffet, Johns, more.
Curator: Alan Shestack, National Gallery.
Catalogue: $50 (soft cover).
Funding: Verizon Foundation.
China, Western Han dynasty
|The Year One: Art of the Ancient World East and West
Metropolitan Museum of Art
Oct. 3-Jan. 14, 2001
From the museum's collection, nearly 150 works of art produced around the world in the period just before and after the Year One.
Curators: Elizabeth J. Milleker, Met; with the assistance of Christopher Lightfoot, Marsha Hill, Joan Aruz, Melanie Holcomb, and Julie Jones.
Catalogue: $45 (hardcover).
Simon Ungers with Thomas Kinslow
|The Un-Private House
Hammer Museum at UCLA
Oct. 4-Jan. 7, 2001
Models, computer generated images and digitally enhanced photos by a roster of international architects -- including Shigeru Ban, Francois de Menil, Hariri & Hariri, Rem Koolhaas and MVRDV -- whose designs reflect the transformation of the home in response to social phenomena such as changing demographic patterns, shifting definitions of privacy and new concepts of work and leisure. Also on view are: "Three New Hammer Projects" (works commissioned for the museum by British filmmaker Simon Henwood, yBa painter Paul Morrison and L.A.-based sculptor Pentti Mokkonen) and "Live Dangerously" (designs for life in the 21st century by UCLA faculty members in collaboration with graduate students in the department of Architecture and Urban Design).
Curator: Terence Riley, MoMA (where the show first appeared).
Catalogue: 151 pp., $29.95.
Funding: J.P. Morgan; Lily Auchincloss Fund for Contemporary Architecture.
Norma Shearer standing beside antique commode
Oct. 5-Feb. 4, 2001
Almost 200 vintage prints by the American photographer -- portraits, fashion, landscapes, advertising, combat -- as well as rarely seen examples of Steichen's work as painter, designer of textiles and curator of exhibitions (46 shows as director of photography at MoMA).
Curator: Barbara Haskell, Whitney Museum.
Catalogue: 127 pp., available in hardcover.
Funding: HSBC Bank USA; Henry Luce Foundation; National Committee of the Whitney Museum of American Art; New York Community Trust; Wallace Reader's Digest Special Projects Fund; Aaron and Betty Lee Stern Foundation.
Set of six chairs, NH;
|Creating Perfection: Shaker Objects and their Affinities
Seattle Art Museum
Oct. 5-April 29, 2001
19th century Shaker art juxtaposed with post-1950s Minimalism -- 100 objects, primarily furniture, textiles and about 40 works on paper.
Curators: John T. Kirk, art historian, lecturer, cabinetmaker and author; Trevor Fairbrother, SAM; Rock Hushka, formerly of SAM.
Catalogue: $60. Written by co-curator John T. Kirk.
Funding: Ruth and Bill True; King County Arts Commission; Charles Simonyi Exhibition Endowment; SAM Annual Fund.
John Frederick Kensett
Berkeley Rock, Newport
|Humanizing Landscapes: Geography, Culture and the Magoon Collection
Vassar College, Frances Lehman Loeb Art Center
Oct. 5-Dec. 20, 2000
From the Old World to the Hudson Valley -- 70 oil paintings, watercolors, prints and drawings by 55 artists -- Frederic Edwin Church, Sanford Robinson Glifford, Asher B. Durand, more -- purchased directly or commissioned by Elias Magoon before he sold them to Matthew Vassar in 1864 in the benevolent interest of art education.
Curators: David Lowenthal, University College, London; Karen Lucic, Vassar College; Harvey Flad, Vassar College.
Catalogue: 108 pp., available in soft cover for $25.
Funding: Andrew W. Mellon Foundation.
Brooklyn Museum of Art
Oct. 6-Jan. 7, 2001
60 paintings, collages and drawings on loan from major collections around the world in the first major retrospective of this American painter's work since her death in 1984.
Curators: Robert Hobbs, Virginia Commonwealth University; Charlotta Kotik, BMA. Organized by Independent Curators International (ICI).
Tour: Began at Los Angeles County Museum of Art in October 1999, traveled to Des Moines Art Center and then the Akron Art Museum, where it has been on view since June 2000. BMA will be the final stop in its national tour.
Catalogue: Includes an essay by Hobbs and an introduction by B.H. Friedman, an early champion of the artist, that features previously unpublished excerpts from his diaries.
Funding: Phillip Morris Companies Inc.
Daughter of one of the dancers for the Haitian Flag Day ceremonies on May 18th, 1999
|Indivisible: Stories of American Community
Terra Museum of American Art, Chicago
Oct. 6-Nov. 26, 2000
A documentary project featuring the work of 22 photographers that explores grassroots community action throughout the U.S.
Curators: Tom Rankin, Duke University; Trudy Wilner Stack, Center for Creative Photography, University of Arizona.
Tour: After its premiere at the Terra Museum, the exhibition travels to Akron Art Museum (Dec.16- Feb. 25, 2001); Center for Creative Photography, Tucson (July 14 -Sept. 30, 2001); North Carolina Museum of Art, Raleigh (Oct. 21-Jan. 6, 2002); Museum of Contemporary Art, San Diego, La Jolla (Jan. 27-April 21, 2002); John and Mable Ringling Museum of Art, Sarasota; (May 11-July 13, 2002); Philadelphia Museum of Art (Aug. 10 -Oct. 6, 2002); Anchorage Museum of History and Art (Oct. 28-Dec. 31, 2002).
Funding: The Pew Charitable Trusts.
Rue Galande, Paris, April 15, 1899
|Eugène Atget: The Pioneer
International Center of Photography, 1130 Fifth Avenue, New York City
Oct. 7-Jan. 21, 2001
Over 160 images by the turn-of-the-century Parisian photographer and the artists whose work he influenced -- Walker Evans, Bill Brandt, Marcel Duchamp, Bernd and Hilla Becher, Paul Strand and August Sander. On loan from the collections of the Bibliotheque Nationale de France, the Musee Carnavalet and the Bibliotheque Historique de la Ville de Paris -- institutions that rarely lend materials for foreign exhibitions -- this is a rare opportunity to view the documentarian's views of Paris in the first three decades of the 20th century.
Curators: Jean-Claude Lemagny, with the collaboration of Pierre Bohomme and Yannick Vigouroux.
Funding: Andrew and Marina Lewin; Lepercq, de Neuflize & Co., Inc.
Cabinet from dining room of the pavillion L'Art Nouveau Bing
|Art Nouveau, 1890-1914
National Gallery of Art, Washington, D.C.
Oct. 8-Jan. 28, 2001
A comprehensive overview of the turn-of-the-century art movement, featuring more than 350 masterpieces in art and design. Among the highlights are a Glasgow luncheon room designed by Charles Rennie Mackintosh and a Paris Metropolitan entrance (ca. 1898) by Hector Guimard.
Curator: Paul Greenhalgh, Victoria and Albert Museum, London.
Tour: The show premiered at the Victoria and Albert, April 6-July 30, 2000 and subsequently appears at the Tokyo Metropolitan Museum, April 12-July 8, 2001.
Catalogue: 464 pp.; $35 (softcover) and $75 (hardcover).
Funding: DaimlerChrysler Corporation Fund; Terra Foundation of the Arts; Robert P. and Arlene R. Kogod; Eleanor and Donald Taffner.
Sound of Two Hand Angel
|2000 BC: The Bruce Conner Story Part II
Museum of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles
Oct. 8-Jan. 14, 2001
A survey of the San Francisco-based artist's films and works in assemblage, painting, drawing, sculpture, collage, printmaking and photography. Among the approximately 150 works on view are early Beat assemblages and films from the 1950s that have been newly restored or are being shown publicly for the first time in decades.
Curators: Peter Boswell (former Walker Art Center curator and currently senior curator/assistant director for programs at the Miami Art Museum), Bruce Jenkins (former Walker film/video curator and currently curator, Harvard Film Archives); Joan Rothfuss, Walker Art Center, Minneapolis. Coordinated at MOCA by Colette Darnell.
Tour: Prior to its presentation at MOCA, the exhibition was on view at Walker Art Center, Minneapolis (Oct. 9-Jan. 2, 2000), Modern Art Museum of Fort Worth (Feb. 6-April 23, 2000) and the M.H. de Young Memorial Museum in San Francisco (May 21-July 30, 2000).
Catalogue: 280 pp.
Funding: Ann Hatch; Lannan Foundation; Andy Warhol Foundation for the Visual Arts; Ann and Barrie Birks; Rene and Veronica di Rosa Foundation; Audrey M. Irmas.
The Tetons and Snake River, Grand Teton National Park, Wyoming
|In Praise of Nature: Ansel Adams and Photographers of the American West
North Carolina Museum of Art, Raleigh
Oct. 8-Jan. 7, 2001
Nearly 130 images by some of America's most important photographers working between 1860 and 1960 -- more than 60 of them by Adams -- also includes Carleton Watkins, Eadweard Muybridge, Alvin Langdon Coburn, Edward Weston and Imogen Cunningham.
Curators: John Coffey, NCMA; Alexander Lee Nyerges, Dayton Art Institute.
Tour: Before Raleigh, the show was installed at the Dayton Art Institute (Oct. 30-Jan. 2, 2000), the Portland Museum (Jan. 20-March 19, 2000) and the Orlando Museum of Art (June 2-Aug. 11, 2000).
Catalogue: 250 pp., $60. Essays by Nyerges and James R. Guthrie, Wright State University.
Funding: Time Warner Cable; Midway Airlines; North Carolina Museum of Art Foundation.
|Radcliffe Bailey: The Magic City
Birmingham (Ala.) Museum of Art
Oct. 8-Dec. 31, 2000
The Atlanta based African-American artist has made eight paintings, five large-scale works on paper and one room sized installation, from combining photographs of the museum's African art collection, his own ancestral photographs and other referential imagery. Two concurrent exhibitions on view at the BMA are "Girlfriend! The Barbie Sessions" by David Levinthal and "Soirée in Bamako: Studio Photography in Mali."
Curator: David Moos, BMA.
Tour: Additional venues are Forum for Contemporary Art, St. Louis (March 23-May 12, 2001) and the Art Museum of the University of Houston (June 2-Sept. 2000).
Catalogue: 96 pp.; With essays by Moos, BMA; Shanon Fitzgerald, Forum for Contemporary Art in St. Louis; Dr. Manuel Jordán, BMA; Terrie Sultan, Blaffer Gallery, the Art Museum of the University of Texas.
Portrait of Mrs. Natasha Gelman
|Modern Masters of Mexico: Frida Kahlo · Diego Rivera · The Gelman Collection
Dallas Museum of Art
Oct. 8-Jan. 28, 2001
110 paintings, sculptures, photographs and works on paper from the icons of Mexican modernism.
Curator: Robert Littman, former director of the Centro del Arte Contemporaneo, Mexico. Coordinated at the DMA by Eleanor Jones Harvey.
Tour: After leaving Dallas, the exhibition will be presented at the Phoenix Museum (April 7-July 1, 2001).
Catalogue: 200 pp., softcover. Essays by art historian and critic Pierre Schneider and art critic Sylvia Navarette. Artist entries by Mexican art writer/novelist Olivier Debroise.
|Masterpieces from the Vitra Design Museum: Furnishing the Modern Era
Smithsonian Cooper-Hewitt, National Design Museum, New York
Oct. 10-Feb. 4, 2001
The special role of the chair in everyday modern life. Features designs by Marcel Breuer, Le Corbusier, Frank Lloyd Wright, Charlotte Perriand, Charles and Ray Eames, Gilbert Rohde, Eero Saarinen and others.
Curators: Peter Dunas and Mathias Schwartz-Clauss, Vitra Design Museum.
Catalogue: 270 pp., written and edited by Dunas and Schwartz-Clauss with Alexander von Vegesack. Additional essays by Matthias Kries, Petra Rohde and Christopher Wilk.
Funding: IKEA; Vitra; Elise Jaffe and Jeffrey Brown; Artur Walther; the Consulate General of the Federal Republic of Germany.
Star Trails around the South Celestial Pole
|Night Skies: The Art of Deep Space
Oct. 11-Feb. 25, 2001
40 large-scale photographs of star clusters, nebulae and galaxies taken by astronomical photographer David Malin.
Project Director: Juliann Muller, Alice Leonard Dreyfuss Planetarium.
Funding: Geraldine R. Dodge Foundation; Qantas.
Devidasa, Punjab Hills, Jammu-Napur, worked at Bashoi
Shiva, ever solicitous
|Power and Desire: South Asian Paintings from the San Diego Museum of Art: Edward Binney 3rd Collection
Asia Society at Midtown, New York City
Oct. 12-Jan. 7, 2001
More than 70 examples of Indian court painting created between the 16th and 19th centuries from the late Edward Binney 3rd's -- heir to the Crayola fortune -- extensive collection of more than 1, 450 South Asian paintings.
Curators: Caron Smith, SDMA; Vishakha N. Desai, Asia Society; independent scholar Kavita Singh.
Tour: The exhibition will travel to Art Gallery of New South Wales, Sydney, April 6-June 3, 2001.
Funding: Dr. and Mrs. Purnendu Chatterjee; Mr. And Mrs. Rohit M. Desai; Mr. & Mrs. Laurence F. Whittemore; The Cynthia Hazen Polsky and Leon B. Polsky Fund; Mr. And Mrs. Robert M. Beningson; Arvind Raghunathan and Sribala Subramanian; Mary Wallach.
Airliner of the Future
from "Focal Exhibit on Transportation for New York's World's Fair"
|Utopia: The Search for the Ideal Society in the Western World
The New York Public Library, Fifth Avenue and 42nd Street
Oct. 14-Jan. 27, 2001
From the biblical Garden of Eden to metaworlds in cyberspace -- 550 objects encompassing literature, art, architecture, design and cartography. A collaboration between the New York Public Library and the Bibliothèque nationale de France.
Curator: Roland Schaer, Rouen. Coordinated at the NYPL by Holland Goss.
Catalogue: 400 pp., $49.95 for the clothbound edition, $27.50 for softcover.
Funding: Florence Gould Foundation; Pinewood Foundation; Sue and Edgar Wachenheim III; Delta Airlines; Andreas C. Dracopolous; Grand Mariner Foundation; the cultural Services of the French Embassy; the Nash family Foundation, Inc.; New York Council for the Humanities.
Find a Fifth Pig
|The Art of the Puzzle: Astounding and Confounding
Katonah (N.Y.) Museum of Art
Oct. 15-Jan. 7, 2001
The jigsaw puzzle since its invention in the mid 1700s and the centuries' old mechanical puzzle. In all, 342 puzzles from around the world -- selected for their historical importance, ingenuity of design, beauty, craftsmanship and mathematical and scientific interest. The mechanical puzzles are hands on, but be wary of the Victorian trick lock (ca. 1880). On view in the Sculpture Garden are David Colbert's puzzling pieces made of stainless steel.
Curators: Anne Douglas Williams, Bates College; Jerry Slocum, independent curator and author.
Funding: New York Council for the Humanities; Association of Game and Puzzle Collectors; Westchester Arts Council; Exhibition Patrons of Katonah Art Museum.
Valerii Gerlovin and Rimma Gerlovina
a2 + b2=c2
|Forbidden Art: The Postwar Russian Avant-Garde
McMullen Museum of Art, Boston College
Oct. 15-Dec. 10, 2000
More than 70 "unofficial" paintings, sculptures, photographs and works on paper from the private collection of Russian émigré Yuri Traisman -- from the Stalin era to the time before glasnost. Includes work from Grisha Bruskin, Eric Bulatov, Ilya Kabakov, Mikhail Chemiakin, Oleg Vassiliev and many others.
Curator: Robin Berg, Curatorial Assistance.
Tour: The exhibition has been on display in two museums in Russia; it has also been shown in California and Ohio.
Catalogue: $65 hardcover; $40 for paperback.
|Romanticism and the School of Nature: Nineteenth-Century Drawings and Paintings from the Karen B. Cohen Collection
Metropolitan Museum of Art
Oct. 17-Jan. 21, 2001
More than 100 paintings, drawings and oil sketches -- from Prud'hon, Seurat, Couture, Gericault, Dabigny, Rousseau, Delacroix, Courbet, Constable and more -- on loan from the New York collector.
Curator: Colta Ives, Met.
Catalogue: $45, hardcover.
Oct. 20-Jan. 17, 2001
25 years worth of streamlined fashion, 250 ensembles -- with special emphasis on the pivotal impact of the "modern, androgynous look."
Curators: Germano Celant, Guggenheim; Harold Koda, Metropolitan Museum.
Tour: Guggenheim Museum Bilbao, March 13-Aug. 26, 2001.
Catalogue: 400 pp., $75 hardcover and $49.95 softcover. Two special editions will be covered with four types of Armani fabric, $175 with a box, $150 without. Contributors include Suzy Menkes, Martin Scorcese and Ingrid Sischy.
Funding: In Style Magazine.
Turn Him Loose, Bill!
|Painters and the American West
Denver Art Museum
Oct. 21-Jan. 21, 2001
A collection of more than 100 privately held works -- Frederic Remington, Charles Marion Russell, Thomas Moran, Albert Bierstadt and more.
Curators: Joan Carpenter Troccoli, Denver Art Museum.
Catalogue: 218 pp.; $45 hardcover. Essays by Joan Carpenter Troccoli and Sarah Anschutz Hunt.
Tour: The exhibition travels to Cocoran Museum of Art (May 9-July 30, 2001), the Joslyn Art Museum, Omaha (Nov. 3-Jan. 13, 2002) and the Chicago Art Institute, Summer 2003.
The Long Road to Mazatlan
Museum of Contemporary Art, Chicago
Oct. 21-Jan. 7, 2001
The British independent filmmaker's most recent video installation "The Long Road to Mazatlan" (1999), made in collaboration with London-based dancer and choreographer Javier de Frutos during Julien's residency at ArtPace, San Antonio. Also on view, a suite of his photographs that probe issues of masculinity and desire in relation to the mythologies of the West -- including the iconic figure of the cowboy and the American landscape.
Curator: Organized by Sylvia Chivaratanond, MCA.
|To The Rescue: Eight Artists in an Archive
Contemporary Arts Museum, Houston
Oct. 21-Dec. 3, 2000
Magdelena Abakanowicz, Alan Berliner, Wendy Ewald, Leon Golub, Pepon Osorio, Gilles Peress, Fred Wilson and Terry Wilson create new works in response to the archives of the American Jewish Joint Distribution Committee (JDC).
Curators: Marvin Heiferman, Lookout; Carole Kismaric, Lookout.
Catalogue: 96 pp., $20.
Funding: Estate of Emil Lang; Andy Warhol Foundation for the Visual Arts; The Skirball Foundation; the Friends of the JDC: Andrea and Charles Bronfman; the Samuel Bronfman Foundation; Judy and Nick Bunzl; Rita and Fred Richman; Elizabeth and Michael Varet; Marshall M. Weinberg; Jane and Weitzman; MJM Creative Services, Inc. For the exhibition at Houston: Mindy and Stephen Brown; Beverly and Howard Robinson; Leslie and Russ Robinson; Minette and Jerome Robinson; the Contemporary Arts Museum's Exhibition Fund.
Democratic Republic of the Congo, Shoowa Subgroup
Double panel of a cut-pile and stem-stitch embroidery
|Designing in Raffia: Kuba Embroideries from the Democratic Republic of the Congo
North Carolina Museum of Art, Raleigh
Oct. 21-Jan. 7, 2001
Showcases the museum's collection -- 24 objects, including five cut-pile embroidery panels, men's and women's skirts, hats and hat pins, belts and belt ornaments, beaded accessories and two decorated bars of tukula powder.
Curator: Rebecca Martin Nagy, NCMA.
Funding: North Carolina Museum of Art Foundation.
|Made in California: Art, Image, and Identity, 1900-2000
Los Angeles County Museum of Art
Oct. 22-Feb. 25, 2001
After five years in the making, more than 800 works of art from the past 100 years -- arranged in five chronological sections spanning approximately 20 years each. Presented in tandem with relevant (regional) ephemera and multimedia stations featuring film footage, music selections and California murals.
Curators: Stephanie Barron, LACMA; Sheri Bernstein, LACMA; Ilene Susan Fort, LACMA.
Catalogue: 344 pp., $34.95 paperback, $65 hardcover. Essays by Stephanie Barron, Sheri Bernstein, Michael Dear, Howard N. Fox, and Richard Rodriguez. Also available is an anthology of 400 pp., $24.95 paperback, $50 hardcover. Contributors are Blake Allmendinger, John P. Bowles, Margaret Crawford, Ilene Susan Fort, Howard N. Fox, Karin Higa, Paul J. Karlstrom, Norman M. Klein, Anthony W. Lee, Gerge Lipsitz, Chon A. Noriega, John Ott, Carolyn Peter, Dana Polan, Sarah Schrank, Peter Selz, Kevin Starr, Sally Stein, Tim B. Wride and Lynn Zelevansky.
Funding: S. Mark Taper Foundation; Donald Bren Foundation; National Endowment for the Arts; Bank of America; Helen and Peter Bing; Peter Norton Family Foundation; See's Candies; the Brotman Foundation of California; Farmers Insurance; FrameStore; KLON 88.1 FM; Gardner Lithograph; Appleton Coated LLC.
Vincent van Gogh
Portrait of Camille Roulin
Van Gogh: Face to Face
Philadelphia Museum of Art
Oct. 22-Jan. 14, 2001
The first comprehensive exhibition of his portraiture -- more than 70 gathered from private collections and museums around the world. The museum also has the only version of van Gogh's Sunflowers in North America.
Curators: George Keyes, Detroit Institute of the Arts; George T.M. Shackelford, MFA, Boston; Joseph J. Rishel, Philadelphia Museum of Art.
Tour: Premiered at the Detroit Institute of Arts (March 12-June 4, 2000), then traveled to Museum of Fine Arts, Boston (July 2-Sept. 24, 2000), its final stop is Philadelphia.
Catalogue: 272 pp.; in hardcover for $50 and in softcover for $29.95.
Funding: Aetna; First Union; Pew Charitable trusts; Amtrak; Greater Philadelphia Tourism Marketing Corporation; NBC 10 WCAU; The Philadelphia Inquirer; Philadelphia Daily News.
Joseph Anton Koch
Schmadribach Waterfall in the Lauterbrunnen Valley
Romantics, Realists, Revolutionaries: 19th Century German Masterpieces from the Museum of Fine Arts, Leipzig
Museum of Fine Arts, Houston
Oct. 22-Jan. 28, 2001
Works by Caspar David Friedrich, Arnold Böcklin, Max Klinger and others.
Curator: Edgar Peters Bowron.
Catalogue: $65 hardcover, $39.95 softcover.
Funding: Houston Endowment Inc.; Caroline Wiess Law; E.J. Hudson, Jr., and Lynne James; Tassie and Constantine Nicandros Foundation; Mr. Fayez Sarofim; Goldman, Sachs & Co.; Mr. And Mrs. Peter R. Coneway; Mr. And Mrs. Robert B. Tudor III.
Carol Conde and Karl Beveridge
...It's Still Priviledged Art
|Global Conceptualism: Points of Origin, 1950s-1980s
MIT List Visual Arts Center, Cambridge, Mass.
Oct. 24-Dec. 17, 2000
A survey of several generations of conceptual art. Features more than 200 works by over 130 international artists -- Mike Parr and Peter Kennedy (Australia), Lygia Clark (Brazil), Xu Bing (Mainland China), Yoko Ono (Japan), Peter Bartos (Slovak Republic), Art & Language (UK), Americans Eleanor Antin, John Baldessari, Mary Kelly and many others.
Curators: Jane Farver, MIT LVAC; Luis Camnitzer, artist, critic and independent curator; Rachel Weiss, independent curator and professor at the Art Institute of Chicago.
Tour: The exhibition debuted at the Queens Museum of Art in April 1999, traveled to the Walker Art Center, Minneapolis in Fall 1999, and the Miami Art Museum in Summer 2000. Following its presentation at MIT LVAC, the show will travel to the Vancouver Museum of Art, dates TBA.
Catalogue: 280 pp., available in softcover for $35. Features essays by cultural historian Stephen Bann and art critic Apinan Poshyananda.
Funding: AT&T; Lannan Foundation; Rockefeller Foundation; Andy Warhol Foundation for the Visual Arts; Peter Norton Family Foundation; South Korea Foundation; Trust for Mutual Understanding; Japan Foundation; Asian Cultural Council; Institut für Auslandbezeihungenm, Shisheido Co., Ltd.; the British Council; National Endowment for the Arts; New York State Council on the Arts; New York Council for the Humanities.
The Grand Canyon
|Changing Visions of the North American Landscape
Allen Memorial Art Museum at Oberlin College, Ohio
Oct. 24-Jan. 28, 2001
Over 60 paintings, photographs and works on paper spanning from the late 17th century to now, explore the diversity of representation of a place -- including works by Thomas Moran, Ansel Adams, Edward Hopper, Alexander Calder, Robert Smithson, Jeff Wall, Christo, Gregory Crewsdon, more.
Curator: Marjorie E. Wieseman, the Allen.
Funding: Andrew W. Mellon Foundation; WCPN-FM, Cleveland.
Somewhere else - la chambre des certitudes
|Wolfgang Laib: A Retrospective
Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden, Washington, D.C.
Oct. 26-Jan. 22, 2001
24 sculptures and installations -- from the "milkstones," pollen pieces and other early signature works to his recent large-scale installations in beeswax. Also features 26 rarely exhibited drawings.
Curator: Klauss Ottmann, American Federation of Arts.
Tour: After its premiere at Hirshhorn, the show travels to Henry Art Gallery in Seattle, Feb. 13-May 6, 2001; Dallas Museum of Art, May. 29-Sept. 2, 2001; Scottsdale Museum of Contemporary Art, Oct. 5-Dec. 30, 2001; and Museum of Contemporary Art, San Diego/La Jolla, Jan. 25-April 21, 2002. The final presentation will be in Haus der Kunst, Munich, Oct. 8-Jan. 5, 2003.
Catalogue: 120 pp., hardcover. Price TBA. Includes essays by Ottman; Margit Rowell, formerly chief curator of the department of drawings at MoMA; and a conversation between the artist and Harald Szeemann.
Funding: American Federation of Arts; Parmalat.
Warren Sonbert in the '60s
|Friendly Witnesses: The Worlds of Warren Sonbert
San Francisco Museum of Modern Art
Oct. 26-Dec. 17, 2000
A retrospective of the work of the late avant-garde filmmaker -- featuring a selection of newly restored, rarely seen films, such as Amphetamine (1966) to Whiplash (1997), completed according to his instructions after his death from AIDS in 1995. Screenings of works by some of his contemporaries -- including Andy Warhol, Gerard Malanga, Stan Brakhage, Abigail Child and Douglas Sirk -- place Sonbert's ouvre in a larger social and creative context.
Curator: Jon Gartenberg, guest curator.
Tour: Originally premiered at the Guggenheim in New York City.
Funding: organized by Gartenberg Media Enterprises in conjunction with the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art. The preservation and exhibition of Sonbert's work was originally organized in cooperation with the Estate Project for Artists with AIDS, the Academy Film Archive, and the Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum.
Gorytos (bow and arrow) case
4th century BC
|Gold of the Nomads: Scythian Treasures from Ancient Ukraine
Brooklyn Museum of Art
Oct. 27-Jan. 21, 2001
The first exhibition to come to the U.S. since Ukraine achieved independence in 1991 features more than 170 pieces -- many of them excavated in the last decade -- such as articles of personal adornment, ceremony and battle created by Scythian artists and Greek goldsmiths.
Curators: Ellen Reeder, BMA; Gerry Scott III, San Antonio Museum of Art.
Tour: Opened at the San Antonio Museum of Art (Nov. 7-Jan. 30, 2000), then traveled to the Walters Art Gallery, Baltimore (Mar. 7-May 28, 2000) and the Los Angeles County Museum of Art (July 2-Sept. 24, 2000). After the BMA, the exhibition travels to Royal Ontario Museum (Feb. 18-April 29, 2001), Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art (May 27-Aug. 11, 2001) and Grand Palais, Paris (Sept. 25-Dec. 31, 2001).
Catalogue: Written and edited by Reeder. Other contributors include Esther Jacobson, University of Oregon and Michael Treister, former curator of Moscow's Pushkin Museum.
The Mythic Being, I Embody Everything You Most Hate and Fear
|Adrian Piper: A Retrospective, 1965-2000
New Museum of Contemporary Art
Oct. 27-Jan. 21, 2001
Also on exhibit, "MEDI(t)Ations: Adrian Piper's Videos, Installations, Performances, and Soundworks 1968-1992" -- two separate shows bring all of the conceptual, political artist's work together under one roof for a comprehensive survey of her 35-year career.
Curators: Maurice Berger, Fine Arts Gallery, Baltimore ("Adrian Piper: A Retrospective") and Dara Myers-Kingsley, independent curator ("MEDI(t)Ations").
Catalogue: 218 pp., $25. Includes critical essays by Berger, Piper and critic Laura Cottingham.
Funding: "Adrian Piper: A Retrospective" is made possible by Peter Norton Family Foundation; Lannan Foundation; Andy Warhol Foundation for the Visual Arts; Maryland State Council. "MEDI(t)Ations" is distributed by Video Data Bank, Chicago.
Remembering Parlinguay (with Paulina Wallenberg-Olsson)
|Double Feature: New Works by Nick Crowe and Gary Hill
San Francisco Museum of Modern Art
Oct. 28-Jan. 15, 2001
Spotlights Crowe's installation The New Medium (2000), in which the web becomes a medium through which to speak with the dead and Hill's video piece, Remembering Paralinguay (2000), which explores the artist's more corporeal concerns.
Curator: Benjamin Weil, SFMOMA.
Herbert Bayer, designer
Das ferdende Aluminum-Môbel
(springy aluminum furniture)
|Aluminum by Design: Jewelry to Jets
Carnegie Museum of Art, Pittsburgh
Oct. 28-Feb. 11, 2001
All that aluminum has been and can be.
Curator: Sarah Nichols, Carnegie Museum of Art.
Tour: Following its Pittsburgh presentation, the exhibition will be seen at Cooper-Hewitt National Design Museum, Smithsonian Institution, New York; Musée des Beaux-Arts de Montréal; The Wolfsonian-Florida International University, Miami; Cranbrook Art Museum, Detroit; and the Design Museum, London, England.
Catalogue: 304 pp., $75 (hardcover). With Essays by Sarah Nichols, Robert Friedel, Dennis Dorrdan, Penny Sparke, Eric Schatzberg, Craig Vogel and Paola Antonelli.
Funding: Alcoa Foundation; the Roy A. Hunt Foundation; the Arthur Vining Davis Foundation; the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania.
Untitled #112 (MP#12)
|Snap! Photography from the Collections
Wadsworth Atheneum Museum of Art, Hartford, Conn.
Oct. 28-Oct. 7, 2001
A selection of approximately 70 photographs from the museum's collection explores photography from the 1930s to the present day. With John Coplans, Hans Haacke, Ana Mendieta, Andy Warhol, James Wellling and more.
Curator: Judy Kim, Wadsworth Atheneum.
Funding: Larsen Photographic Fund.
|Raphael and His Circle: Drawings from Windsor Castle
J. Paul Getty Museum
Oct. 31, 2000-Jan. 7, 2001
Features 66 drawings on loan from Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II's Royal Library. A contemporary exhibition, "Raphael and His Influence Across the Centuries" (Oct. 31-Jan. 7, 2001), will feature drawings from the Getty's collection of 17th-19th-century works -- including Peter Paul Rubens, Nicholas Poussin and Jean-Auguste-Dominique Ingres -- that have been influenced by this master.
Curator: Allegra Pesenti, Getty Museum.
Tour: The show first appeared at the Queen's Gallery, London (May 21-Oct. 10, 1999), traveled to the National Gallery of Art, Washington, D.C. (May 14-July 23, 2000) and the Art Gallery of Ontario, Toronto (Aug. 6-Sept. 15, 2000).
Catalogue: 224 pp.; $60 for the cloth-covered edition or $35 for paperback.