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      New This Month in U.S. Museums
Joan Vidal Ventossa
Portrait of Fernande Olivier, Pablo Picasso and Ramón Reventós
  Degas to Picasso: Painters, Sculptors and the Camera
Dallas Museum of Art
Feb. 1-May 7, 2000
The role of photography, from Kodak snapshots to postcards, in the work of late 19th- and early 20th-century artists, from Pierre Bonnard and Constantin Brancusi to Fernand Khnopff and Edvard Munch.
Curator: Dorothy Kosinski, DMA.
Catalogue: 300 pages, Dallas Museum of Art and Yale University Press, essays by Kosinski, Elizabeth Childs, Douglas Nickel, Ulrich Pohlmann.
Tour: The exhibition originated at the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art and travels to the Guggenheim Museum Bilbao, Spain (June 12-Sept. 10, 2000).
Funding: Bank of America.
Walker Evans
Alabama Tenant Farmer Wife
  Walker Evans
Metropolitan Museum of Art
Feb. 1-May 14, 2000
The American photographer's long-awaited first comprehensive retrospective, featuring 175 vintage photos and including newly available material acquired by the Met in 1994. On view in conjunction with "Perfect Documents: Walker Evans and African Art, 1935."
Curators: Maria Morris Hambourg and Jeff L. Rosenheim, both of the Metropolitan.
Catalogues: A monograph published by Princeton University Press and an anthology of materials from the Walker Evans Archive published by Scalo accompany the exhibition.
Tour: The exhibition travels to the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art (June 2-Sept. 12, 2000) and Museum of Fine Arts, Houston (Dec. 17, 2000-Mar. 4, 2001).
Funding: Prudential Securities.
Walker Evans
Figure surmounting a calabash
  Perfect Documents: Walker Evans and African Art, 1935
Metropolitan Museum of Art
Feb. 1-Sept. 3, 2000
50 vintage images of the Museum of Modern Art's landmark exhibition "African Negro Art," which Evans was hired to photograph in 1935, along with several of the African sculptures he captured on film.
Curator: Virginia-Lee Webb and Alisa La Gamma, both of the Metropolitan Museum.
Catalogue: 112 pages, Abrams, $24.95, essays by Virginia-Lee Webb.
Rock in the form of a seated tiger
  The World of Scholars' Rocks: Gardens, Studios and Paintings
Metropolitan Museum of Art
Feb. 1-Aug. 20, 2000
An examination of the Chinese appreciation of sublimely shaped rocks, featuring around 90 paintings and 30 actual rocks.
Curator: Maxwell K. Hearn, Metropolitan Museum of Art.
Mark Gotbaum
"Ford to New York 'Drop Dead'"
Public Employee Press
Dec. 5, 1975
  New York on the Brink: The City's Fiscal Crisis of the 1970s
New-York Historical Society
Feb. 1-May 7, 2000
Cartoons, posters and other artifacts from personal archives -- including that of Mayor Edward Koch -- that examine the social and economic events that led to the city's near bankruptcy.
John Currin
Nadine Gordimer
  Examining Pictures: Exhibiting Paintings
UCLA Hammer Museum
Feb. 2-Apr. 2, 2000
Works by contemporary artists, including Vanessa Beecroft, Damien Hirst, Laura Owens and John Currin, are displayed with works by artists such as Francis Bacon, David Hockney, Sigmar Polke and Ed Ruscha in order to explore the relationship between an older and younger generation.
Curators: Francesco Bonami, Museum of Contemporary Art, Chicago, and Judith Nesbitt, Whitechapel Art Gallery, London.
Catalogue: 80 pages, with essays by Bonami and Nesbitt.
Tour: The exhibition originated at the Museum of Contemporary Art, Chicago.
Cornelia Parker
Thirty Pieces of Silver
  Cornelia Parker
Institute of Contemporary Art, Boston
Feb. 12-Apr. 9, 2000
The 1997 Turner Prize nominee's conceptual works on paper and sculptures.
Curator: Jessica Morgan, ICA.
Tobias Rehberger
  Against Design
Institute of Contemporary Art, Philadelphia
Feb. 5-April 16, 2000
12 contemporary artists, including, Jorge Pardo, Joep van Lieshout, Tobias Rehberger and Andrea Zittel, explore the boundaries between architecture, art and interior décor in light of major design movements of the 20th century.
Curator: Steven Beyer, ICA.
Albrecht Dürer
Musical Satyr and Nymph with Baby
  Revivals, Reveries and Reconstructions: Images of Antiquity in Prints from 1500-1800
Philadelphia Museum of Art
Feb. 5-Apr. 16, 2000
Ancient Rome immortalized in around 70 woodcuts, engravings and etchings, including work by Albrecht Durer, Marcantonio Raimondi, Rembrandt and Giovanni Battista Piranesi. The exhibition complements "The Splendor of 18th-Century Rome," slated for Mar. 16-May 28, 2000.
Curator: Wendy Thompson, PMA.
Humbert Howard
African Dancers
  An Exuberant Bounty: Prints and Drawings by African Americans
Philadelphia Museum of Art
Feb. 5-Apr. 16, 2000
A chronological survey of modern and contemporary works on paper in the museum's collection, many by Philadelphia artists, including Charles Burwell, Quentin Morris and Howardena Pindell, along with recent acquisitions by such artists as Romare Bearden, Elizabeth Catlett and Charles White.
Curator: Innis Howe Shoemaker, PMA, and Jean Woodley, Philadelphia School District.
Ben Shahn
Greenwich Village (New York City)
  Ben Shahn's New York: The Photography of Modern Times
Arthur M. Sackler Museum, Cambridge, Mass.
Feb. 5-Apr. 30, 2000
A look at the photograph as a primary tool of social research via 150 works from 1931-36 drawn from over 5,000 Shahn works in the Harvard museum's archive. A database of digitized images in the archive can be accessed through
Curator: Deborah Martin Kao, Harvard Art Museums; Laura Katzman, Randolph-Macon Woman's College; Jenna Webster, Fogg Art Museum.
Catalogue: 350 pages, Yale University Press, essays by Martin Kao, Katzman and Webster.
Joseph Beuys
We Are the Revolution
  Joseph Beuys: Multiples
San Jose Museum of Art
Feb. 6-Apr. 16, 2000
Around 300 of the German artist's 625 editioned works, which he began making in 1965 in the hopes of effecting social change.
Curator: Joan Rothfuss, Walker Art Center.
Tour: This is the final stop of a two-year tour.
Funding: Knight Ridder.
A Lute (qin)
China, Song dynasty (960-1279)
  The Dragon's Moan
Freer Gallery of Art, Washington, D.C.
Feb. 6-Oct. 1, 2000
Musical paraphernalia, paintings, pottery, poetry and prose trace the 1,500-year evolution of the qin -- a lute-like Chinese instrument.
Barry McGee
Installation detail
  Margaret Kilgallen and Barry McGee
UCLA Hammer Museum
Feb. 6-Apr. 2, 2000
Large-scale wall drawings and installations resembling old American signage by Kilgallen and a graffiti mural by McGee, a tagger known by his street name "Twist." Both artists are San Francisco-based and showed at Deitch Projects in New York in 1999.
Funding: Ahmanson Foundation; Horace W. Goldsmith Foundation; Peter Norton Family Foundation.
Donald Moffett
  Power Up: Sister Corita and Donald Moffett, Interlocking
UCLA Hammer Museum
Feb. 6-Apr. 2, 2000
Politically-charged graphic design works by the radical nun Corita Kent (1918-1986) and darkly humorous photo-text montages by AIDS-activist Moffett (b. 1955).
Curator: Artist Julie Ault.
Jean-François Millet
Le Départ Pour le Travail
  Charles Meyron and Jean-Francois Millet: Etchings of Urban and Rural 19th-Century France
Carnegie Museum of Art, Pittsburgh
Feb. 6-Apr. 23, 2000
The industrial revolution as depicted in Meyron's prints of Parisian buildings and bridges and Millet's prints of peasants in rural Barbizon. The exhibition was organized by the Georgia Museum of Art.
    Northern Renaissance Drawings and Illuminations in the Robert Lehman Collection
Metropolitan Museum of Art
February 8, 2000-May 21, 2000
15th- and 16th-century German, French and Netherlandish drawings and illuminations.
George Schneeman
  175th Annual Exhibition
National Academy of Design Museum, New York
Feb. 9-Mar. 26, 2000
Over 160 works by this year's winners of America's oldest, continuously held juried competition in the fields of painting, sculpture, graphics and architecture, along with work by special guests Joel Shapiro, George Schneeman, Louise Fishman and others.
Curators: National Academicians James Bohary, Françoise Gilot, Paul Russutto.
Remedios Varo
Woman Leaving the Psychoanalyst
  The Magic of Remedios Varo
National Museum of Women in the Arts, Washington, D.C.
Feb. 10-May 29, 2000
The Mexican Surrealist's first U.S. retrospective, including over 80 of her paintings and drawings.
Curator: Luis-MartÍn Lozano, Mexican art scholar; Susan Fisher Sterling, NMWA.
Tour: The exhibition travels to the Mexican Fine Arts Center Museum, Chicago (June 16-Aug. 20, 2000).
Funding: Sears Roebuck and Co.; National Endowment for the Arts.
William Samuel Schwartz
Watchman's Tower
  Shifting Ground: Transformed Views of the Landscape
Henry Art Gallery, Seattle
Feb. 10-Aug. 20, 2000
150 years of American pastoral and urban landscapes by 75 artists, from Winslow Homer and Stuart Davis to Arthur Dove and Edward Hopper.
Curator: Rhonda Lane Howard, Henry Art Gallery.
Catalogue: 80 pages, essays by Rhonda Lane Howard, Julie. R. Johnson, Laura Landau, Marta Lyall, Raymond William Rast, Leroy Searle, Phillip Thurtle.
Funding: Henry Luce Foundation, Inc.; Museum Loan Network, et. al.
Tilman Riemenschneider
Saint Lawrence
ca. 1502
  Tilman Riemenschneider: Master Sculptor of the Late Middle Ages
Metropolitan Museum of Art
Feb. 10-May 14, 2000
Around 60 wood and stone sculptures by the technical virtuoso, celebrated for his ability to combine religious and humanistic themes, and several works by his predecessors and contemporaries, including Niclaus Gerhaert von Leiden, Michel Erhart and Veit Stoss.
Curator: Julien Chapuis, Metropolitan Museum.
Catalogue: 352 pages, distributed by Yale University Press, essays by Chapuis, Timothy B. Husband, Michael Baxandall and others.
Funding: Bayerische Landesbank.
Jacob Hoefnagel (1575–ca. 1630)
Orpheus Charming the Animals
  From Bruegel to Rubens: Netherlandish and Flemish Drawings
Morgan Library, New York
Feb. 11-Apr. 30, 2000
Around 100 works on paper spanning the Gothic to Baroque periods, all from the library's collection.
Funding: Melvin R. Seiden.
Nam June Paik and John Godfrey
Detail from Global Groove
  The Worlds of Nam June Paik
Guggenheim Museum
Feb. 11-Apr. 26, 2000
Four decades of work by the pioneering Korean-born multimedia artist, including site-specific laser and video installations designed to transform the museum's rotunda into a pulsing electronic environment.
Curators: John G. Hanhardt and Jon Ippolito, both of the Guggenheim.
Catalogue: Funded by the Andy Warhol Foundation for the Visual Arts, published by the Guggenheim and Harry N. Abrams, $60 hardcover, $40 softcover, with essays by Hanhardt.
Funding: Merrill Lynch.
Richard Prince
Untitled (Cowboy)
  Fact/Fiction: Contemporary Art That Walks the Line
San Francisco Museum of Modern Art
Feb. 12-Apr. 16, 2000
Yasumasa Morimura, Thomas Demand, Sherrie Levine, Gerhard Richter, Stephanie Syjuco, Andy Warhol and others challenge the boundaries between representation and reality.
Curator: Janet Bishop, SFMoMA.
Alexandre Périgot
  Let's Entertain
Walker Art Center, Minneapolis
Feb. 12-Apr. 30, 2000
80 artists critique our pleasure-based culture's obsession with entertainment, from Cindy Sherman and Maurizio Cattelan to Martin Kippenberger and Takashi Murakami.
Curator: Philippe Vergne, Walker Art Center.
Catalogue: Let's Entertain: Life's Guilty Pleasures, D.A.P./Distributed Art Publishers, Inc. $22.95, essays by Greil Marcus, Neil Postman and others.
Tour: The exhibition travels the Portland Art Museum (July 7-Sept. 17, 2000), Centre Georges Pomipdou, Paris (Nov. 15-Dec. 18, 2000), Museo Rufino Tamayo, Mexico City (June 6-Aug. 8, 2001), and the Miami Art Museum (Sept. 14-Nov. 25, 2001).
western Han dynasty
ca. 113 B.C.
  The Golden Age of Archaeology: Celebrated Discoveries from the People's Republic of China
Museum of Fine Arts, Houston
Feb. 13-May 7, 2000
More than 200 of China's most important archaeological finds, from the Neolithic Period to the Liang dynasty (5000 BC-AD 923).
Curator: Xiaoneng Yang, Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art, Kansas City.
Catalogue: 500 pages, $75 hardcover, $39.95 softcover.
Tour: The exhibition originated at the National Gallery of Art, Washington, D.C., and travels to the Asian Art Museum of San Francisco (June 17-Sept. 11, 2000).
Funding: ENRON, Continental Airlines, et al.
Robert Heinecken
CBS Docudrama in Words in Pictures
(Peter Jennings and Deborah Norville)
  Robert Heinecken, Photographist: A 35-Year Retrospective
Los Angeles County Museum of Art
Feb. 13-Apr. 24, 2000
Around 100 examples of the Southern California artist's witty pastiches of imagery from advertisements, magazines, books and pornography.
Curator: Lynne Warren, Chicago Museum of Contemporary Art.
Catalogue: 149 pages, University of Chicago Press, $24.95, essays by Lynne Warren, A.D. Coleman, David Pagel, Susie Cohen Irene Borger.
Funding: National Endowment for the Arts.
Oliver Boberg
  On Site: Contemporary Photography of Place
Bard Center for Curatorial Studies, Annendale-on-Hudson, N.Y.
Feb. 13-27, 2000
Photographers Oliver Boberg, Sharon Harper, Tokihiro Sato and Andrea Robbins and Max Becher examine the post-industrial experience of landscape.
Curators: Bard students Eric Ahern, Tatiana Brockman, Krissy Foley, Andra Russek Kris Stanley, Tessa Van Der Werff.
    Carleton Watkins: From Where the View Looked Best
J. Paul Getty Museum, Los Angeles
Feb. 15-June 4, 2000
The American West from the 1860s to the 1880s via 63 photos of landscapes and cities. Not to be confused with "Carleton Watkins: The Art of Perception," a traveling exhibition currently at the National Gallery of Art, Feb. 20-May 7, 2000, organized by the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art.
Curator: Weston Naef, Getty Museum.
Portrait of a Young Woman
ca. AD 70
  Ancient Faces: Mummy Portraits from Roman Egypt
Metropolitan Museum of Art
Feb. 15-May 7, 2000
More than 70 encaustic panel paintings made for funerary vessels during the first through third century AD.
Curator: Dorothea Arnold and Marsha Hill, both of the Metropolitan Museum of Art.
Michael Mazur
Wakeby Day II
  Michael Mazur: A Print Retrospective
Museum of Fine Arts, Boston
Feb. 16-Apr. 22, 2000
Around 100 woodcuts, etchings, power-tool engravings, monotypes and more by the New England artist.
Curator: Clifford S. Ackley, Boston MFA. The exhibition was organized by the Jane Voorhees Zimmerli Art Museum, Rutgers, N.J.
Ethnographic textile
(loincloth with glass beads embroidered on both ends, from Kalinga/Gadang people, late 19th century)
  Sheer Realities: Clothing and Power in 19th-century Philippines
Grey Art Gallery, New York University
Feb. 16-Apr. 22, 2000
Costumes, textiles, paintings and photographs explore the complex mesh of internal and external influences on Philippine identity.
Curator: Marian Pastor Roces, Asia Society.
Robert Gober
  Robert Gober: Sculpture + Drawing
Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden
Feb. 17-Apr. 23, 2000
Around 100 works by the playful Conceptual artist.
Tour: The exhibition originated at the Walker Art Center and travels to the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, May 21-Sept. 4, 2000.
Francesco Panini
St. Peter's, the Basilica and the Piazza
  The Age of Piranesi: Printmaking in Italy in the 18th Century
Los Angeles County Museum of Art
Feb. 17-May 14, 2000
The Age of Enlightenment in Italy via 100 works by Giovanni Battista Piranesi, along with etchings and engravings by other artists illustrating the very popular 18th-century "Grand Tour."
Curator: Victor Carlson and Sharon Goodman, both of LACMA.
George Stubbs
A Zebra
  George Stubbs in the Collection of Paul Mellon
Virginia Museum of Fine Arts, Richmond
Feb. 17-May 14, 2000
Paintings, anatomical illustrations and prints by the 18th-century British artist, known largely for his depictions of animals.
Utagawa Hiroshige
Sudden Shower over Shin-Ohashi Bridge and Atake
  Hiroshige: One Hundred Famous Views of Edo
Brooklyn Museum of Art
Feb. 18-Apr. 23, 2000
The complete set of the Japanese artist's 118 famed ukiyo-e (depictions of daily life) woodblock prints, produced between 1856 and 1858, and credited for affecting tremendous stylistic change in the work of Impressionists and Post-Impressionists.
Curator: Amy G. Postor, BMA.
Catalogue: Essays by Postor and Henry D. Smith II.
Grant Wood
Spring Turning
  Illusions of Eden: Visions of the American Heartland
Columbus Museum of Art, Columbus, Oh.
Feb. 18-Apr. 30, 2000
The Midwest as a cultural and geographic entity, as envisioned today by Malcolm Cochran, Maya Lin, Mary Lucier and Kerry James Marshall, and depicted historically by Thomas Hart Benton, Grant Wood, Charles Scheeler and others.
Curators: Robert Stearns, Arts Midwest; Nannette Maciejunes, Annegreth Nill, Catherine Evans, Michael D. Hall, all of the Columbus Museum of Art; Karal Ann Marlin, University of Minnesota.
Tour: The exhibition travels to the Museum of Modern Art, Vienna; Ludwig Museum, Budapest; Madison Art Center, Madison, Wisc.; and Washington Pavilion of Arts & Science, Sioux Falls, S.D.
Funding: Philip Morris Companies, Inc.
Honoré Daumier
The Legislative Belly
  Honoré Daumier
Phillips Collection, Washington, D.C.
Feb. 19-May 14, 2000
The long-overdue first U.S. retrospective to honor the 19th-century master of political satire and social critique features 245 examples of his ironic paintings, drawings, sculptures and lithographs, with no shortage of caricatures. The exhibition was co-organized by the Phillips Collection, the National Gallery of Canada and the Reunion des musées nationaux, Paris.
Curator: Eliza Rathbone, Phillips Collection.
Tour: The exhibition traveled to the National Gallery of Canada, Ottawa, in the summer of 1999, and the Grand Palais, Paris, Oct. 5-Jan. 3, 2000.
Charles and Ray Eames
LCW (Low Chair-Wood)
  Charles and Ray Eames: A Legacy of Invention
Saint Louis Museum of Art
Feb. 19-May 14, 2000
More than 500 of the husband and wife team's mod furniture, drawings, models, photographs, films, videos, toys and prototypes. Organized by the Library of Congress and Vitra Design Museum.
Tour: The exhibition appeared this fall at the Cooper-Hewitt National Design Museum.
Funding: IBM; Hermann Miller Inc.; Vitra AG.
Sol LeWitt
Arcs in Four Directions
  Sol LeWitt: A Retrospective
San Francisco Museum of Art
Feb. 19-May 21, 2000
Over 200 works by the geometrically obsessed Conceptual art pioneer.
Curator: Gary Garrels, SFMOMA.
Catalogue: 368 pages, Yale University Press, $79 cloth edition, $39.93 softcover, essays by Garrels, Martin Friedman, Andrea Miller-Keller, Brenda Richardson, Anne Rorimer, John Weber and Adam Weinberg.
Tour: The exhibition travels to the Museum of Contemporary Art, Chicago, (July-Oct. 2000) and Whitney Museum of American Art (Oct. 2000-Feb. 2001).
Funding: Henry Luce Foundation; National Endowment for the Arts.
Russell Aikins
  Picturing Business: The Photography of Fortune, 1930-1965
International Center for Photography, New York
Feb. 19-May 14, 2000
Photos commissioned for Fortune magazine from Margaret Bourke-White, Walker Evans and others.
Curator: Ann Sass, ICP.
Gary Schneider
Dried Blood
  Gary Schneider: Genetic Self-Portrait
International Center for Photography, New York
Feb. 19-Apr. 9, 2000
55 enlarged molecular level photographs and X-rays created as a commentary on the Human Genome Project -- an attempt to map genes that compose human DNA.
ca. 1865-75
maker unknown
  Masterpieces of American Furniture from the Munson-Williams-Proctor Institute
Cincinnati Art Museum
Feb. 20-May 28, 2000
The stylistic evolution of 19th-century American workmanship through four themes, Neoclassical, Revival, Reform and Innovation.
Tour: The exhibition originated at the Munson-Williams-Proctor Institute, Utica, N.Y.
Funding: Henry Luce Foundation.
  Treasures from the Royal Tombs at Ur
Cleveland Museum of Art
Feb. 20-Apr. 23, 2000
Golden goodies from ancient Sumarian Queen Puabi's tomb, excavated in the 1920s.
Curators: Richard Zettler and Holly Pittman, both of the University of Pennsylvania Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology; Donald P. Hansen, Institute of Fine Arts, New York University; Kenneth J. Bohac, CMA.
Tour: After Cleveland, the exhibition travels to the Pierpont Morgan Library (May 2000-Sept. 2000), the Oriental Institute Museum, Chicago (Oct. 2000-Jan. 2001), and the Detroit Institute of Art (Feb. 2001-May 2001).
Robert Therrien
No title (White beds)
  Robert Therrien
Los Angeles County Museum of Art
Feb. 20-May 7, 2000
Six major sculptures by the Southern California artist known for combining Minimalist esthetics with pop Americana.
Curator: Lynn Zelevansky, LACMA.
Catalogue: 149 pages, with essays by Zelevansky, Thomas Frick and Norman Bryson.
Tour: The exhibition travels to SITE Santa Fe (June 6-Sept. 10, 2000), the Contemporary Art Museum, Houston (Dec. 16, 2000-Feb. 28, 2001) and the Museum of Contemporary Art, Monterey, Mexico, (spring 2001).
François Boucher
Juno Commanding Aeolus to Release the Storm Winds
mid-18th century
  Mastery and Elegance: Two Centuries of French Drawings from the Collection of Jeffrey E. Horvitz
Los Angeles County Museum of Art
Feb. 24-Apr. 23, 2000
An encyclopedic survey of 111 works by 70 artists, covering ground from Mannerism and Classicism to Rococo and Neoclassicism.
Curator: The exhibition was organized by the Fogg Art Museum; Victor Carlson is the LACMA coordinating curator.
    Larry Poons
Aidekman Arts Center, Tufts University, Medford, Mass.
Feb. 24-Apr. 23, 2000
The abstract artist best-known best for his brightly colored lozenge shapes has his first museum retrospective, which features 18 large-scale paintings.
Curator: Susan Masuoka, Aidekman Arts Center.
C.R.W. Nevinson
The Arrival
  C.R.W. Nevinson
Yale Center for British Art, New Haven, Conn.
Feb. 25-May 7, 2000
Around 90 works by the English artist, including his celebrated gritty renditions of World War I and apocalyptic late works.
Tour: The exhibition was organized by the Imperial War Museum, London, where it was on view Oct. 1999-Jan. 2000.
Augustus Aaron Wilson
Orange Tiger and Gray Tiger
  The Guennol Collection: Cabinet of Wonders
Brooklyn Museum of Art
Feb. 27-May 7, 2000
Pre-Columbian and Asian jade carvings, ancient Egyptian and Near-Eastern sculptures, American folk art and works by Albert Pinkham Ryder and Joseph Cornell, all from the collection of Alastair Bradley Martin and Edith Park Martin, who named their collection "Guennol" after a small mammal in Wales, where they spent their honeymoon.
Curators: Diana Fane and Amy G. Poster, both of the Brooklyn Museum of Art.
Willem de Kooning
  Willem de Kooning
Museum of Art, Fort Lauderdale
Feb. 25-May 21, 2000
26 works by the Abstract Expressionist giant, including several paintings from his estate that have never before been exhibited.
Curator: Klaus Kertess.
Eastman Johnson
Catching the Bee
  Eastman Johnson: Painting America
San Diego Museum of Art
Feb. 26-May 21, 2000
Life during the Civil War and Reconstruction, via around 100 works by the American artist, including portraits, paintings of African Americans, Civil War scenes, domestic interiors and drawings of Native-American Ojibwe.
Curator: Teresa A. Carbone, Brooklyn Museum of Art; Patricia Hills, Boston University.
Catalogue: Published by Rizzoli.
Tour: The exhibition debuted at the Brooklyn Museum of Art and travels to the Seattle Art Museum ( June 8-Sept. 10, 2000).
Giovanni Battista Moroni
Portrait of Bartolommeo Bonghi
ca. 1560-63
  Giovanni Battista Moroni: Renaissance Portraitist
Kimbell Art Museum, Fort Worth, Tx.
Feb. 26-May 28, 2000
Around 12 works by the 16th-century painter, one of the first Italian Renaissance artists to concentrate solely on portraiture.
Curator: Peter Humfrey, Kimbell.
John Twatchman
Blue Brook
ca. 1895-1900
  John Twatchman: An American Impressionist
High Museum of Art, Atlanta
Feb. 19-May 14, 2000
More than 50 paintings and pastels by the Cincinnati native who is often compared to Claude Monet.
Curator: John D. Wilson, Cincinnati Art Museum.
Catalogue: 192 pages, $50, essays by Lisa N. Peters.
Tour: The exhibition originated at the Cincinnati Art Museum and traveled to the Pennsylvania Academy of Fine Arts, Philadelphia.
Funding: Raymond James.
Andy Warhol
ca. 1984-87
  Andy Warhol Drawings 1942-87
Andy Warhol Museum, Pittsburgh
Feb. 27-Apr. 30, 2000
Over 230 rarely exhibited works by the prolific draftsman.
Curators: Mark Francis, Andy Warhol Museum; Dieter Koepplin, Kunstmuseum Basel.
Tour: Pittsburgh is the last stop on a worldwide tour, from the Kunstmuseum Basel, to the Walker Art Museum.