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      New This Month in U.S. Museums
 
 
 
Andy Goldsworthy
Two Rivers
1999
(detail)
  Andy Goldsworthy and Ernesto Neto
SITE Santa Fe
Apr. 1-May 28, 2000
Site-specific installations by British earthworks artist Goldsworthy and Neto, the spice-meister from Rio. Check out Neto at the Wexner Center this month, too.
Curator: Luis Grachos, SITE Santa Fe.
 
 
 
Vasilii Kandinsky
Improvisation 209
1917
  Painting Revolution: Kandinsky, Malevich and the Russian Avant-Garde
Phoenix Art Museum
Apr. 1-July 2, 2000
Around 85 works from Russian state museums by the pioneers of Suprematism, the only avant-garde movement supported by a state government. Organized by the Foundation for International Arts & Eduction and the Ministry of Culture of the Russian Federation, Moscow. Also on view in conjunction with the exhibition is "The Revolution in Print: Russian Political Posters from the Elinor Fagan Collection."
 
 
    A Practical Dreamer: The Photographs of Man Ray
Walker Art Center, Minneapolis, Minn.
Apr. 2-June 25, 2000
From New York to Paris to Hollywood, over 100 vintage prints dating from 1916 to the '50s by the Surrealist photographer who also lensed movie stars and fashion models.
Curator: Kate Ware, formerly of the J. Paul Getty Museum.
Funding: Project Imagine; Goldman Sachs & Co.
 
 
 
Tony Oursler
Crying
1996
  Introjection: Tony Oursler Mid-Career Survey 1976-1999
Museum of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles
Apr. 2-July 9, 2000
Neurosis and creepiness via 25 installations combining video, sculpture and performance.
Curator: Deborah Rothschild and Ian Berry, both of the Williams College Museum of Art.
Catalogue: Published by the Williams College Museum of Art, with a timeline by the artist, interviews with collaborators Mike Kelley and Elizabeth Janus, and essays by Rothschild, Ian berry, Laura Heon and Constance DeJong.
Tour: The exhibition travels to the Des Moines Art Center, Sept. 2000-Jan. 2001.
 
 
 
Pugin designers
Encaustic floor tile with King
1843-56
  Modern Gothic: The Revival of Medieval Art
Yale University Art Gallery, New Haven, Conn.
Apr. 4-July 30, 2000
A look at what made Gothic Revival furniture so popular in the 19th century, featuring around 100 paintings, sculptures, architectural drawings and examples of decorative arts.
Curator: Susan B. Matheson, Yale University Art Gallery; Derek D. Churchill, Yale doctoral candidate.
Catalogue: $15.95, with essays by Matheson and Churchill.
 
 
 
Max Halberstadt
Sigmund Freud
1921
  Sigmund Freud: Conflict and Culture
J. Paul Getty Museum
Apr. 4-July 25, 2000
The touring examination of the life, ideas and influence of Mr. Penis Envy, featuring original manuscripts, vintage photos, prints, film and television clips and the doctor's collection of antiquities. Organized by the Library of Congress, Sigmund Freud-Museum, Vienna, and Freud Museum, London.
Curator: Michael S. Roth, Getty Research Institute.
Tour: The exhibition traveled to the Library of Congress, Washington, D.C., Jewish Museum, New York, and Austrian National Library.
Funding: Discovery Communications, Inc., et al.
 
 
 
Mona Hatoum
Entrails Carpet
(detail)
1997
  Vanitas: Meditations on Life and Death in Contemporary Art
Virginia Museum of Fine Arts
Apr. 4-June 18, 2000
The impermanence of being as addressed by Miroslaw Balka, Christian Boltanski, Leonardo Drew, Tony Feher, Robert Gober, Felix Gonzalez-Torres, Mona Hatoum, Jim Hodges, Anish Kappoor, Jac Leirner, Zoe Leonard, Gabriel Orozco, Rachel Whiteread and Yukinori Yanagi.
Curator: Johm B. Ravenal, VMFA.
 
 
 
Solomon Joseph Solomon
St. George
ca. 1906
  Art in the Age of Queen Victoria
National Academy of Design, New York
Apr. 6-June 30, 2000
75 paintings and sculptures made in Britain from 1837 to 1901, when the RA ruled the art world, including works by Thomas Gainsborough, Frederic Lord Leighton, John Everett Millais and Joshua Reynolds.
Curator: Mary Anne Stephens, Royal Academy, London.
 
 
 
Norman Foster
Subway Entrance
Bilbao, Spain
  Bilbao: The Transformation of a City
Art Institute of Chicago
Apr. 7-July 16, 2000
Photos, drawings, models and plans trace the northern Spanish city's architectural renaissance, at the heart of which is Frank Gehry's Guggenheim Museum.
Co-organized with the Diputacion Foral de Bizkaia and Bilbao Metropoli-30.
Curator: Martha Thorne, Art Institute.
 
 
 
Martine Franck
Tulku Khentrul Lodro Rabsel with his tutor, Schechen Monastery, Bodnath, Nepal
1996
  Our Turning World: Photographs 1989-1999
The New-York Historical Society, New York
Apr. 7-June 18, 2000
Celebrating the 50th anniversary of the Magnum Photo cooperative, with works by Cartier-Bresson, Eve Arnold, Josef Koudelka, Susan Meiselas, many more.
 
 
 
Maurizio Cattelan
Mini-Me
1999
  Age of Influence: Reflections in the Mirror of American Culture
Museum of Contemporary Art, Chicago
Apr. 8-June 4, 2000
More than 40 contemporary artists explore developments in American society over the past 40 years, including Matthew Barney, Inigo Manglano-Ovalle, Mariko Mori and Jane and Louise Wilson.
Curators: Elizabeth Smith and Francesco Bonami, both of the Chicago MCA.
Funding: Jory and Joseph Shapiro Fund.
 
 
 
Tony O'Malley
Good Friday Painting
1987
  An Irish Vision: Works by Tony O'Malley
Phillips Collection, New York
Apr. 8-July 9, 2000
28 paintings by the largely self-taught artist.
 
 
 
Corn Blue Room
(detail)
  Reservation X: The Power of Place
National Museum of the American Indian, New York
Apr. 9-Aug. 20, 2000
Multimedia installations by seven Native American artists explore the relationship between community and identity.
Curator: Gerald McMaster, NMAI.
 
 
 
Georgia O'Keeffe
Evening Star No. V
1917
  O'Keeffe on Paper
National Gallery of Art, Washington, D.C.
Apr. 9-July 9, 2000
Around 50 watercolors, charcoals and pastels, some from rarely exhibited private collections, commemorating the recent publication of the O'Keeffe catalogue raisonné.
Curator: Barbara Lynes, Georgia O'Keeffe Museum; Ruth Fine, National Gallery of Art.
Tour: Next stop, Georgia O'Keeffe Museum, Santa Fe, July 29-Oct. 2000.
Funding: Henry Luce Foundation; Georgia O'Keeffe Foundation; National Advisory Council of the Georgia O'Keeffe Museum.
 
 
 
Augustus Saint-Gaudens
Diana
1893-94
  Subjects and Symbols in American Sculpture: Selections from the Permanent Collection
Metropolitan Museum of Art
Apr. 11-Aug. 20, 2000
Themes typically idealized in the 19th-century -- those inspired by mythology, history and literature -- are represented in 35 works made between 1850 and 1935 by such artists as Hiram Powers, Augustus Saint-Gaudens and Paul Manship.
Curator: Thayer Tolles, Metropolitan Museum.
 
 
 
Kajiwara Hisako
Woman Holding a Flower
early 1920s
  Modern Masters of Kyoto: Nihonga from the Griffith and Patricia Way Collection
Los Angeles County Museum of Art
Apr. 13-July 31, 2000
More than 80 paintings by late 19th- and early 20th-century Japanese artists who sought to modernize their artistic traditions while continuing to use traditional mediums, calling their work "Nihonga" to distinguish it from Western-style painting. Organized by the Seattle Art Museum.
Catalogue: 300 pages, essays by Nihonga specialists, $50.
Funding: Freeman Foundation, et al.
 
 
 
Alice Neel
Frank O'Hara No. 2
1960
  In Memory of My Feelings: Frank O'Hara and American Art
Wexner Center, Columbus, Oh.
Apr. 14-May 28, 2000
More than 100 works by 26 artists, including O'Hara, Alex Katz, Joan Mitchell, Alice Neel and Larry Rivers, reflect the influence of the poet in New York in the 1950s and 60s.
Curator: Russell Ferguson, Museum of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles.
Catalogue: 160 pages, published by L.A. MOCA and University of California Press.
Funding: Dedalus Foundation, Inc., et al.
 
 
 
Germaine Krull
Self-portrait
1916
  Germaine Krull: Photographer of Modernity
San Francisco Museum of Modern Art
Apr. 14-July 30, 2000
The French "new vision" photographer's examination of technological and industrial changes after WW I, featuring around 100 vintage prints.
 
 
 
Ernesto Neto
Navedenga
1998
  Sister Naves: Ernesto Neto
Wexner Center for the Arts, Columbus, Oh.
Apr. 14-Aug. 13, 2000
Spicy sculpture by the Brazilian artist.
 
 
 
Venturi Scott Brown and Izenour
The Strip, Las Vegas
1978
  At the End of the Century: 100 Years of Architecture
Museum of Contemporary Art at the Geffen Contemporary, Los Angeles
Apr. 16-Sept. 24, 2000
A major survey of around 1,000 objects, organized into themes like "Culture of Spectacle: Cities of Fantasy, Tourism and Entertainment," "The House as an Esthetic Library," and "Colonialism in the Early 20th Century."
Curator: Richard Koshalek, former MOCA director and Elizabeth A.T. Smith, MCA Chicago (formerly of MOCA), along with architectural scholars Zeynep Celik, Jean-Louis Cohen, Beatriz Colomina, Margaret Crawford, Jorge Francisco Liernur, Anthony Vidler and Hajime Yatusuka.
Catalogue: 352 pages, co-published with Harry N. Abrams.
Tour: The exhibition was previously on view in Tokyo, Mexico City and Cologne, and at the Chicago, MCA.
Funding: Ford Motor Co.
 
 
 
Gregory Barsamian
The Scream
1998
  Innuendo Non Troppo: The Work of Gregory Barsamian
San Jose Museum of Art
Apr. 16-June 25, 2000
3-D mixed-media animated sculptures.
 
 
 
Albrecht Dürer
Head of an Old Man
1521
  Michelangelo to Picasso: Master Drawings from the Collection of the Albertina, Vienna
Frick Collection, New York
Apr. 18-June 18, 2000
45 drawings and watercolors from one of Europe's best collections of works on paper.
Curators: Konrad Oberhuber, former director of the Albertina; Barbara Dossi, Albertina; Katherine Lochnan, Art Gallery of Ontario.
Catalogue: Published by Prestel Verlag, essays by Dossi, $45.
Tour: The exhibition debuted at the Art Gallery of Ontario, Toronto.
 
 
 
Salvador Dalí
Apparition of Face and Fruit Dish on a Beach
1938
  Dali's Optical Illusions
Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden
Apr. 19-June 18, 2000
The use of elongated, oblique perspectives, hallucinatory images, holograms, and other skewing pictorial devices in 68 works, many rarely seen, demonstrate the Surrealist's interest in visual perception.
Curator: Dawn Ades, Surrealism scholar.
Tour: The exhibition originated at the Wadsworth Atheneaum, Hartford, Conn., and travels to the Scottish National Gallery of Modern Art, Edinburgh.
Catalogue
 
 
 
Shahzia Sikander
Riding the Ridden
2000
(detail)
  Shahzia Sikander: Acts of Balance
Whitney Museum of American Art at Philip Morris
Apr. 21-July 7, 2000
New wall paintings and a mural-sized, three-paneled painting combining Islamic, Hindu and Western traditions, suggesting narratives about cultural and gender identity.
Curator: Debra Singer, Whitney Museum of American Art at Philip Morris.
Funding: Philip Morris.
 
 
 
Rosalba Carriera
Young Lady with a Parrot
ca. 1730
  Maineri to Miro: The Regenstein Collection Since 1975
Art Institute of Chicago
Apr. 22-July 16, 2000
A selection of 46 works from the Regenstein Foundation, started in 1958 by Helen Regenstein specifically for the Art Institute, including works on paper by Claude Lorrain, Thomas Gainsborough and Auguste Renoir.
Curator: Suzanne McCullagh, Art Institute of Chicago.
 
 
 
Utagawa Toyokuni III
Actors Suzuki Mondo and Hashimotoya Shiraito
1852
  The Actor's Image: The C. Coleman McGehee Collection of Ukiyo-e Prints
Virginia Museum of Fine Arts
Apr. 25-June 25, 2000
100 theater-inspired Japanese woodblock prints by artists of the Utagawa School, including Toyokuni III, Kunisada II, and Hiroshige.
Curator: Jason Sun, VMFA.
 
 
 
Philip Guston
Table and Stretchers
1978
  Philip Guston: A New Alphabet
Yale University Art Gallery, New Haven
Apr. 25-July 30, 2000
40 paintings dating from 1986 to '72, when the artist abandoned lyrical abstraction for his rough-hewn figurative style. Center piece of the show is an installation of 30 paintings of individual objects -- cups, backs of heads, klansmen, cars, watches, light bulbs and clocks -- arranged as they were in Guston's studio in 1968.
Curator: Joanna Weber.
 
 
 
Basinjom mask and costume
Banyang, Cameroon
19th-20th century
  Art and Oracle: African Art and Rituals of Divination
Metropolitan Museum of Art
Apr. 26-July 30, 2000
Divine intervention and human fate are addressed through 200 objects dating from the 16th to the 20th centuries and from more than 50 African cultures. Organized in collaboration with the Rietberg Museum, Zurich.
Curator: Alisa LaGamma, Metropolitan Museum.
Catalogue: 80 pages, essays by LaGamma and John Pemberton III, Amherst College.
Funding: William Randolph Hearst Foundation.
 
 
    Likeness: Some Recent Portrait Drawings by David Hockney
UCLA Hammer Museum
Apr. 26-June 4, 2000
Drawings made using reflected images produced by the camera lucida, a small glass prism mechanism that Hockney has suggested was used by Old Masters. Laser-copy blow-ups of the drawings are also included.
 
 
 
Alexander Calder
Shiva (maquette)
1965
  Calder in Connecticut
Wadsworth Atheneum, Hartford, Conn.
Apr. 28-Aug. 6, 2000
Focusing on the American sculptor's versatility in many different mediums from 1926 to 1972, including numerous objects have never before exhibited publicly.
Curators: Eric Zafran and Cynthia Roman, both of the Wadsworth Atheneum.
Catalogue: Essays by Eric Zafran, Cynthia Roman, Elizabeth Mankin Kornhauser, and Alexander S.C. Rower. Published by Rizzoli.
Funding: Lincoln Financial Group.
 
 
 
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