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      New This Month in U.S. Museums
Lisa Yuskavage
True Blonde
  Lisa Yuskavage
Institute of Contemporary Art, Philadelphia
Dec. 2, 2000-Feb. 4, 2001
18 large-scale paintings, a series of hydrocal-cast figurines and approximately 40 small paintings, monotypes and works on paper from the Philadelphia native best known for her colorful paintings of anatomically incorrect nymphets.
Curator: Claudia Gould, ICA, Philadelphia.
Catalogue: 80 pp., $25. Features an introduction by Gould and essays by frequent Artforum contributor Katy Siegel and Temple University prof Marcia B. Hall.
Funding: Marianne Boesky; Seema Boesky; Spiegel Family Foundation; Glenn R. Fuhrman; Phyllis and William L. Mack; Howard Rachofsky; AG Rosen and Debi Sonzogni; Linda Lee Alter; Roy and Niuta Titus Foundation; Jennifer and David Stockman; Ann Tenenbaum; Horace W. Goldsmith Foundation; Commonwealth of Pennsylvania Council on the Arts; the Advisory Board, friends, members of the Institute of Contemporary Art and the University of Pennsylvania.
Stephen Keene
"The Miracle Half-Mile: Ten Thousand Paintings"
  The Miracle Half-Mile: Ten Thousand Paintings by Stephen Keene
Santa Monica Museum of Art
Dec. 2, 2000-Jan. 27, 2001
The Brooklyn artist's assembly-line, performance-based artworks, some produced on-site and purchasable for $3 to $25.
Curator: Elsa Longhauser, SMMOA.
Catalogue: Features an original painting by Keene.
Vija Celmins
  Cross-Section: Works from the Permanent Collection, 1962-2000
Museum of Contemporary Art, San Diego
Dec. 2, 2000-Feb. 20, 2001
Includes significant works from the 1960s by Agnes Martin and Ellsworth Kelly through contemporary works such as Mat Collishaw's projected video diorama Shrunken Heads (1998) and Charles Long's anthropomorphized extension cord sculpture Fred (1999).
Curator: Toby Kamps, MCA San Diego.
Funding: Institute for Museum and Library Services; City of San Diego (Commission for Arts and Culture); California Arts Council; Members of MCA San Diego.
George Seeley
The White Screen
ca. 1910
  Painterly Photographs: The Raymond E. Kassar Collection
Santa Barbara Museum of Art
Dec. 2, 2000-Feb. 11, 2001
33 works by Alvin Langdon Coburn, Heinrich Kuehn, George Seeley, Edward Steichen, Alfred Stieglitz and Clarence White, including rare, large-format exhibition prints, most of which were made during 1900-1910.
Curator: Karen Sinsheimer, SBMA.
Funding: Northern Trust.
Patrick Nagatani and Andrée Tracey
Unlikely Earthquake
  Nagatani/Tracey Collaboration, 1983-1989
Center for Creative Photography, Tucson
Dec. 2, 2000-Feb. 11, 2001
Commemorates CCP's acquisition of the only complete set of the 40 collaborative works of photographer Patrick Nagatani and painter Andrée Tracey. Also on view, "Ryoichi/Nagatani Excavations" -- working from the field journals of Japanese architect Ryoichi, large color photographs that reveal the presence of automobile culture at such disparate places as the Yucatan and Herculeneum.
Curator: Kathleen Stewart Howe, University of New Mexico.
Funding: Lende Foundation.
Brad Kahlhamer
Happy Girls with Eggs USA
  Brad Kahlhamer: Almost American
Madison (Wisc.) Arts Center
Dec. 3, 2000-Feb. 11, 2001
The Native American expressionist's first solo museum exhibition features eight large paintings of American landscapes, several drawings and a sculpture installation.
Curator: Sara Karajewski, MAC.
Tour: The show travels to Aspen Art Museum (June 1-July 22, 2001.)
Catalogue: 92 pp., $24.95 (softcover). Essays by Krajewski and MoMA curator Laura Hoptman.
Funding: Ameritech Foundation; Dane County Cultural Affairs Commission; Madison Community Foundation; Overture Foundation; Art League of the Madison Art Center; Exhibition Initiative Fund; Madison Art Center's 2000-2001 Sustaining Benefactors; Wisconsin Arts Board with funds from the State of Wisconsin.
Geneviève Cadieux
Elle et Lui (avec main de femme)
  Geneviève Cadieux
Americas Society, New York
Dec. 5, 2000-March 4, 2001
Six recent large photographs of nature and the body in extreme close-up and one sculptural work of delicate blown glass by the Montreal-based artist.
Curator: Organized by the Montreal Museum of Fine Arts and the Morris and Helen Belkin Art Gallery at the University of British Columbia, Vancouver.
Tour: Montreal Museum of Fine Arts; Belkin Art Gallery, Vancouver; Art Gallery of Hamilton in Ontario.
Funding: Canadian Consulate General, New York; Québec Government House, New York.
Robert Rauschenberg
  Robert Rauschenberg Combines: Painting + Sculpture
Baltimore Museum of Art
Dec. 6, 2000-May 20, 2001
Masterpieces from the 1950s through 1980s, including the assemblages Canyon (1959) and Rose Condor (1977).
Curator: Helen Molesworth, BMA.
F. Holland Day
Ethiopian Head Crowned
ca. 1897
  Art and the Camera: The Photographs of F. Holland Day
Museum of Fine Arts, Boston
Dec. 6, 2000-March 25, 2001
Approximately 150 objects, including 125 soft-focus images by the turn-of-the-century Boston-bred photographer of African Americans and male nudes.
Curators: Pamela Roberts, the Royal Photographic Society in Bath, England. Organized at the MFA Boston by Anne Havinga.
Tour: Van Gogh Museum, Amsterdam (April 20-June 24, 2001); Museum Villa Stuck, Munich (July 18-Sept. 30, 2001).
Catalogue: $39.95 (hardcover). Essays by curators Pamela Roberts and Anne Havinga; Verna Curtis, Library of Congress; Edwin Becker, Van Gogh Museum.
Funding: State Street Global Advisors; State Street Corporation; 90.9wbur; Robert Mapplethorpe Foundation.
Chuck Close
  Pollock to Today: Highlights from the Permanent Collection
Whitney Museum of American Art
Opens Dec. 7, 2000
Willem de Kooning, Robert Gober, David Hammons, Eva Hesse, Jasper Johns, Mike Kelley, Jeff Koons, Agnes Martin, Claes Oldenburg, Mark Rothko, Richard Serra, Paul Pfeiffer, Cindy Sherman, Pat Steir, more.
Curators: Marla Prather and Lawrence Rinder, Whitney Museum.
Sol LeWitt
Untitled Cube (6)
  Sol LeWitt: A Retrospective
Whitney Museum of American Art
Dec. 7, 2000-Feb. 25, 2001
40 years of wall drawings, sculptures, photos, prints and drawings from the conceptual artist, plus a structure specially designed for the museum's sculpture court.
Curator: Gary Garrels.
Tour: The show has already appeared at SFMOMA (Feb. 19-May 30, 2000) and MOCA Chicago (July 22-Oct. 22, 2000).
Catalogue: 416 pp., $75.00 (clothbound).
Funding: Henry Luce Foundation; National Endowment for the Arts; AXA Foundation Fund; Mr. & Mrs. James R. Hedges IV; Faith G. Golding Foundation; National Committee of the Whitney Museum of American Art.
Bruce Nauman
  Flashing into the Shadows: The Artist's Film after Pop and Minimalism 1966-1976
Whitney Museum of American Art
Dec. 7, 2000-April 14, 2001
Mel Bochner, Dan Graham, Robert Morris, Richard Serra, Robert Smithson, Lawrence Weiner, more.
Curator: Chrissie Iles, Whitney Museum, and Eric de Bruyn, SUNY Purchase.
Catalogue: Yes.
Vik Muniz
Pantheon (Harry Houdini, Magician)
  The 46th Biennial Exhibition: Media/Metaphor
Corcoran Gallery of Art, Washington, D.C.
Dec. 8, 2000-March 5, 2001
14 U.S.-based artists working in painting and photography -- Shimon Attie (Brooklyn), Victor Burgin (San Francisco), Y. David Chung (Washington, D.C.), Chuck Close (New York), Sharon Daniel (Oakland), Nan Goldin (New York), Vik Muniz (New York), David Reed (New York), Michal Rovner (New York), Ben Sakoguchi (Pasadena), Jennifer Steinkamp (Los Angeles), Hiroshi Sugimoto (New York) and Lisa Yuskavage (New York).
Curator: Philip Brookman, Corcoran.
Funding: Phillip Morris Companies, Inc.; Anna E. Clarke Fund; Anne and Ronald Abramson; President's Exhibition Fund.
Neil Chowdury
Terraform Model I
Henry Art Gallery, Seattle
Dec. 8, 2000-April 19, 2001
In an interdisciplinary collaboration spearheaded by the University of Washington Center for Advanced Research Technology in the Arts and Humanities (CARTAH), computer-generated and computer-controlled light, video and audio projections are used to abstract space and time within the confines of the four physical walls of the gallery.
Curator: Richard Karpen, University of Washington.
Funding: UW Center for Advanced Research Technology in the Arts and Humanities (CARTAH); University of Washington Tools for Transformation grant; Apple Computers; Mackie Designs Audio Systems.
Keystone View Company
Looking Up at an Angle of the Great Pyramid
  Sight-seeing: Photography of the Middle East and Its Audiences, 1840-1940
Fogg Art Museum, Harvard University
Dec. 8, 2000-April 22, 2001
Travelers' albums, published works, stereo views, lantern slides, panoramas and postcards -- more than 90 images of the Middle East.
Curator: Julide Aker, Fogg.
Peter Doig
Heart of Old San Juan
  Currents 83: Peter Doig
Saint Louis Art Museum
Dec. 8, 2000-Feb. 18, 2001
Recent picaresque landscapes by the hot young YBA painter.
Curator: Rochelle Steiner, SLAM.
Tour: The show originated at University of California, Berkeley Art Museum (Feb. 13-April 9, 2000); then traveled to Museum of Contemporary Art, Miami (Sept. 17-Nov. 26, 2000).
Funding: Phyllis Wattis; UAM Council MATRIX Endowment; Ann M. Hatch; California Arts Council; Victoria Miro Gallery; British Airways.
Giorgions Sommer
Pesto, Tempo di Nettune
  Picturing the Past: Piranesi to Pearlstein
Santa Barbara Museum of Art
Dec. 9, 2000-Jan. 21, 2001
Over 50 prints, drawings and photographs on the theme of classic mythology, drawn from the Santa Barbara Museum of Art's (SBMA) permanent collection.
Curator: Robert Henning, SBMA.
Stan Douglas
Win, Place or Show
  Stan Doulgas
Museum of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles
Dec. 10, 2000-Jan. 21, 2001
Three recent films/video projections and approximately 40 color photographs by the Vancouver-based artist.
Curator: Ann Goldstein, MOCA.
Funding: Canada Council for the Arts; Department of Foreign Affairs (Canada); International Trade of Canada; New Media Project.
Georges Seurat
Study for "Une Baignade"
ca. 1883
  The Draftsman's Art: Master Drawings from the National Gallery of Scotland
Frick Collection, New York
Dec.12, 2000-Feb. 25, 2001
Approximately 80 works on paper, including examples by masters Leonardo da Vinci, Raphael, Peter Paul Rubens, François Boucher, William Blake, Jean-Auguste-Dominique Ingres and Georges Seurat. Also on view, in a single-picture exhibition, The Reverend Robert Walker Skating on Duddingston Loch (ca. 1784) by Sir Henry Raeburn.
Curators: Michael Clarke, National Gallery of Scotland. Coordinated at the Frick by Colin B. Bailey.
Tour: Museum of Fine Arts, Houston (March 16-June 10, 2001). Catalogue: 184 pages, $40 (soft cover).
Funding: American Federation of Arts; National Gallery of Scotland; Eugene V. & Clare E. Thaw Charitable Trust; Fellows of the Frick Collection.
Thierry Mugler
Two-Piece Suit
  A Century of Fashion, 1900-2000
Los Angeles County Museum of Art
Dec. 14, 2000-Jan. 6, 2003
The four-part, two-year exhibition of costumes from the museum's permanent collection opens with 30 mannequins showing the major silhouette changes in European, American and post-1980s Japanese design.
Curators: Sharon Takeda, Dale Gluckman, Sandy Rosenbaum and Kaye Spilker, LACMA.
John Singer Sargent
Madame Gautreau/Madame X
ca. 1884
(unfinished replica)
  John Singer Sargent
Seattle Art Museum
Dec. 14, 2000-March 18, 2001
120 works by the American expat society portrait painter. Features an exhibition within the exhibition, "The Wertheimer Portraits of John Singer Sargent," organized by the Jewish Museum in New York.
Curator: Trevor Fairbrother, SAM. Assisted by Rock Hushka, SAM.
Catalogue: 226 pages, $39.95 (hardcover).
Funding: Robert Lehman Foundation, Inc.; Seattle Post Intelligencer; Seattle Arts Commission; Allen Foundation for the Arts; Christie's; Citibank Private Bank; McCann-Erickson Seattle; Margery Friedlander Exhibition Endowment; Contributors to the Annual Fund. Additional funding for the Seattle Art Museum publication John Singer Sargent: The Sensualist provided by the William E. Weiss Foundation; Catherine and Paul Buttenwieser; the Harry and Joan Stonecipher Exhibition Endowment.
Natali Bendetti
New Approach
  Making Art in Miami: Travels in Hyperreality
Museum of Contemporary Art, Miami
Dec. 15, 2000-Jan. 28, 2001
Works by 22 artists who have emerged in Miami during the past five years.
Curator: Bonnie Clearwater, MoCA Miami.
Catalogue: 52 pp., $15 (softcover). Features essays by Clearwater and Gean Moreno, one of the exhibition's featured artists, and a critic for New Art Examiner.
Funding: Banana Republic: Leslie and Francis Rozencwaig.
Émile Gallé
ca. 1900
  Émile Gallé: Impressionist in Glass
High Museum of Art, Atlanta
Dec.16, 2000-June 24, 2001
31 pieces by the Art Nouveau master.
Curator: Donald Pierce, High Museum.
Walker Evans
Shop Front, New Orleans
  Walker Evans
Museum of Fine Arts, Houston
Dec. 17, 2000-March 4, 2001
More than 150 photographs, drawn from more than 20 private and public collections, and other material from the Walkers Evans Archive: magazines, postcards, signs and scrapbook pages. [Several of the American photographer's canonical pieces -- Let Us Now Praise Famous Men, his collaboration with the writer James Agee; documentation of the tenant families in Alabama and America during the Depression; early experimental photographs (1928-30); the subway series (1938-41); photo-essays in color and black and white for Fortune magazine (1945-65); and the heretofore unexhibited color Polaroid prints from his last years of work (1973-74).]
Curator: Anne Wilkes Tucker, MFAH.
Tour: This is the final stop of a tour that opened at the Metropolitan Museum (Feb. 1-May, 14, 2000) and then appeared at SFMOMA (June 2-Sept. 12, 2000).
Catalogue: 318 pp., $65 (hardcover), $45 (softcover). Edited by John P. Neill, Met Museum. Essays by Maria Morris Hambourg, Douglas Eklund, Jeff L. Rosenheim and Mia Fineman.
Funding: Charles Butt; The New York Community Trust-Neuberger Berman, LLC Fund; Mike and Linnet Deily; Vinson & Elkins, L.L.P.; Clive and Margie Fields; James Edward Maloney and Beverly Ann Young; James and Celia Munisteri.
William Merritt Chase
A Gray Day
ca. 1886
  William Merritt Chase: Modern American Landscapes, 1886-1890
Museum of Fine Arts, Houston
Dec. 17, 2000-March 9, 2001
35 oils and pastels by one of the masters of American Impressionism in a show that first appeared at the Brooklyn Museum of Art.
Curators: Dr. Barbara Dayer Gallati, Brooklyn Museum; Emily Ballew Neff, MFAH.
Catalogue: 192 pp.
Funding: Charles Butt; New York Community Trust-Neuberger Berman, LLC Fund; Mr. And Mrs. J. Long; Samuel F. Gorman.
Sarving perang Lombok, Kain Kompeni (tubular skirt depicting the battle for Lombok)
Java, Pekalongan
ca. 1920-30
  Fabric Enchantment: Indonesian Batik from the North Coast of Java
Cleveland Museum of Art
Dec. 17, 2000-Feb. 11, 2001
48 examples of batik made from the late 18th to the mid-20th century from an area of Java long overlooked by connoisseurs and scholars. The exhibition is drawn from the Inger McCabe Elliot Collection at the Los Angeles County Museum of Art.
Curator: Louise Mackie, Cleveland Museum.
Catalogue: 239 pp., $65 (hardcover), $29.95 (softcover).
Funding: Organized by LACMA.
Franz Marc
Genesis I, from the Bauhaus Portfolio "New European Graphics III: German Artists"
  The Blue Rider Artists: Works from the Busch-Reisinger Museum and other Harvard Collections
Busch-Reisinger Museum, Harvard University
Dec. 23, 2000-March 18, 2001
As a complement to Franz Marc: Horses (Aug. 17, 2000-Mar. 18, 2001), works on paper by members of the Munich-based avant-garde group, including Wassily Kandinsky, Paul Klee, August Macke, Franz Marc and others.
Curators: Peter Nesbitt, Busch-Reisinger with the assistance of Tawney Becker and Tanja Maka, Busch-Reisinger.
Funding: Charles L. Kuhn Fund.