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      New This Month in U.S. Museums
 
 
 
Graciela Iturbide
Angel Woman (Mujer angel), Sonora Desert
1979
  Images of the Spirit: Photographs by Graciela Iturbide
The National Museum of Women in the Arts
June 1-Sept. 24, 2000
The first major U.S. exhibition of the important Mexican photographer, featuring 100 gelatin silver prints documenting the turbulent events in her native country.
Curator: The Alfred Stieglitz Center of the Philadelphia Museum of Art.
Catalogue: Aperture in association with the Philadelphia Museum of Art.
 
 
 
Walker Evans
Automated Photo Booth
1934
  Walker Evans
San Francisco Museum of Modern Art
June 2-Sept. 12, 2000
Photographs of America during the Depression (including Evans' collaboration with writer/poet James Agee on Let Us Now Praise Famous Men), little-known early experimental photographs, his subway series, Fortune magazine photo essays and never-before-exhibited color Polaroid prints from his final years.
Curator: Jeff L. Rosenheim, Metropolitan Museum of Art.
Catalogues: Walker Evans, essays by Rosenheim and Maria Morris Hambourg, the Metropolitan Museum of Art, and Walker Evans Anthology, including selections from Evans' writings.
 
 
 
Hariri & Hariri
The Digital House, Project
1998
  The Home Show
Walker Arts Center, Minneapolis
June 4-Aug. 20, 2000
Four-part exhibition featuring the Walker's Idea House projects of the late 1940's; the Museum of Modern Art's the Un-Private House; Design Studio, a functional design studio and lab featuring work from the University of Minnesota College of Architecture and Landscape Architecture; and Mark Bennett's detailed floor plans for famous television homes.
Curators: Andrew Blauvelt, Anastasia Shartin, and Siri Engberg, Walker Arts Center, and Terence Riley, Museum of Modern Art.
 
 
 
Gary Winogrand
Untitled
ca. 1975
  The Social Scene
The Museum of Contemporary Art at California Plaza, Los Angeles
June 4-Aug. 20, 2000
More than 300 photographs from the Ralph M. Parsons Foundation collection at MOCA of photography made between the 1930s and 1980s by major artists working within the documentary tradition. Featuring portfolios by Diane Arbus, Brassaï, Robert Frank, Lee Friedlander, Helen Levitt, Danny Lyon, Roger Mertin, John Pfahl and Garry Winogrand.
Curator: Connie Butler, MOCA.
 
 
 
Bill King
Candy Darling, Jed Johnson, Andy Warhol, Corey Tippin and Donna Jordan
1971
  The Warhol Look
The Warhol Museum
June 4-Sept. 3, 2000
The last stop of the traveling trunk show focusing on the sources and inspirations for Warhol's art, and its influence on the culture at large. The exhibition features works made during each period of Warhol's career, from sketches and snapshots to major paintings, as well as film and video, as well as examples by other artists, designers and photographers.
Curators: Mark Francis and Margery King.
Catalogue: Essays by Francis and King.
 
 
 
Gabriel Orozco
Extension of Reflection
1992
  Gabriel Orozco
The Museum of Contemporary Art
June 4-Sept. 3, 2000
Over 100 works in the first major survey of the Mexican conceptualist, featuring his sculptures, photographs and large-scale works.
Curator: Alma Ruiz, MOCA.
Catalogue: Bilingual essays by Damián Ortega, Benjamin H.D. Bucholh, Abraham Cruzvillegas, Gabriel Kuri, Molly Nesbit and Ruiz.
 
 
 
Michael Sherrill
Turning Leaves (set of nine bottles)
1998
  Color and Fire: Defining Moments in Studio Ceramics, 1950-2000
Los Angeles County Museum of Art
June 4-Sept. 17, 2000
200 works selected from LACMA's vast holdings survey the major stylistic movements in ceramic history during the last half of the 20th century.
Curator: Jo Lauria, Los Angeles County Museum of Art.
Catalogue: Essays by Lauria, Garth Clark, Susan Peterson and Peter Selz.
 
 
    Adolph Gottlieb and the West
El Paso Museum of Art
June 7-July 30, 2000
50 paintings and works on paper made during Gottlieb's brief sojourn out West.
Curators: Joanne Stuhr and Sanford Hirsch.
 
 
 
Ed Ruscha
An Exhibition of Gasoline Powered Engines
1993
  2000 ½: Going Forward Looking Back
Seattle Art Museum
June 8-July 16, 2000
The challenging diversity of contemporary art, ranging from sculpture, paintings, photographs and works on paper to installation, sound and video art.
Curator: Trevor Fairbrother, Seattle Art Museum.
 
 
 
Eastman Johnson
Study of Mme. Gautreau
ca. 1884
  Eastman Johnson: Painting in America
Seattle Art Museum
June 8-Sept. 10, 2000
73 paintings and 35 drawings ranging from rural genre subjects to interiors and portraits, in a show that debuted at the Brooklyn Museum.
Curators: Trevor Fairbrother and Rock Hushka, Seattle Arts Museum.
Catalogue: Essays by Teresa A. Carbone and Patricia Hills, Brooklyn Museum of Art, and Jane Weiss, Sarah Burns and Anne C. Rose.
 
 
 
Robert Gober
Untitled
1990
  Robert Gober: Sculpture + Drawing
San Francisco Museum of Modern Art
June 9-Sept. 5, 2000
The first large-scale overview of Gober's oeuvre juxtaposes more than 100 drawings with examples of his sculpture, illuminating the complex psychological and formal roots of his work.
Curator: Richard Flood, Walker Art Center.
Catalogue: Interview of Gober by Flood, essays by Ann Temkin, Phildadelphia Museum of Art, and Gary Garrels, San Francisco Museum of Modern Art.
 
 
 
Ben Shahn
Greenwich Village (New York City)
1932-34
  Ben Shahn's New York: The Photography of Modern Times
The Phillips Collection
June 10-Aug. 27, 2000
Approximately 100 works focusing on the pivotal but little examined body of photographic work from the 1930s by the celebrated American Social Realist.
Curator: Dr. Elizabeth Hutton-Turner, the Harvard University Art Museums.
 
 
 
Wayne Thiebaud
Three Machines
1963
  Wayne Thiebaud: A Paintings Retrospective
California Palace of Legion of Honor, San Francisco
June 10, 2000-September 3, 2000
First major retrospective in nearly two decades celebrating the 80th birthday of the quintessential California figurative painter, featuring 100 of the artist's oil paintings, watercolors and pastels.
Curator: Dr. Steven A. Nash, Fine Arts Museums of San Francisco.
 
 
 
Winslow Homer
Breezing Up (A Fair Wind)
1873-1876
(detail)
  A Fair Wind: Maritime Paintings by Winslow Homer
Chrysler Museum of Art
June 10-Sept. 3, 2000
The exhibition brings together ten of the painter's most celebrated works of the rocky coast of New England.
Curator: The Chrysler Museum.
 
 
 
Elaine De Kooning
Frank O'Hara
1962
  "In Memory of my Feelings": Frank O'Hara and American Art
The Parrish Art Museum
June 11-July 30, 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.
 
 
    At the Edge: A Portuguese Futurist -- Amadeo de Souza Cardoso
AXA Gallery
June 15-Sept. 16, 2000
First U.S. exhibition of this early modernist painter's brief career features 31 paintings, 19 works on paper and archival materials.
Curator: Dr. Jack Cowart.
Catalogue: Essays by Laura Coyle, Corcoran Gallery of Art, Professor José-Augusto França, Universidade Nova de Lisboa, Rosemary O'Neill, Parsons School of Design, and Kenneth Silver, New York University.
 
 
 
Robert Gwathmey
Children Dancing
  Robert Gwathmey: Master Painter
Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts
June 17-Aug 13, 2000
This retrospective of five decades and more than 60 paintings and graphics explores the life and work of one of the first white artists to produce unsentimental depictions of African-American life.
Curator: The Butler Institute of American Art.
 
 
 
Andy Warhol
Mao
1972
  Andy Warhol: Social Observer
Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts
June 17-Sept. 21, 2000
Warhol's critical observations of American society, via 85 paintings, prints, photographs, and one film, as well as archival material borrowed from the Andy Warhol Museum.
Curator: The Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts.
 
 
 
Norman Rockwell
Going and Coming, The Saturday Evening Post
  Norman Rockwell: Pictures for the American People
Corcoran Gallery of Art
June 17-Sept. 24, 2000
The first major exhibition dedicated to this celebrated illustrator in 30 years features approximately 70 paintings, 322 Saturday Evening Post covers and photographs and sketches.
 
 
 
Jonas Akerlund/Madonna
Ray of Light
1998
  Speed of Vision
Aldrich Museum of Contemporary Art
June 18-Sept. 10, 2000
New works by Charles Atlas, Eiko & Koma and Kathy Rose, Matthew McCaslin and Raphael Montanez Ortiz exploring the way in which our sense of time can be manipulated through the video medium.
Curator: Matthew Yokobosky, Brooklyn Museum of Art.
 
 
    The Man in the Street: Eugène Atget in Paris
J. Paul Getty Museum
June 20-Oct. 8, 2000
More than 80 photographs dating from 1897 to 1927.
Curator: Gordon Baldwin, J. Paul Getty Museum.
 
 
    Tradition and Innovation: Recent Additions to the Photographs Collection
J. Paul Getty Museum
June 20-Oct. 8, 2000
Approximately 40 images selected from more than 500 photographs acquired by the Getty museum, including works by Diane Arbus, Chuck Close, David Hockney, Walker Evans, Dorothea Lange, Carleton Watkins and Gary Winogrand.
Curator: Julian Cox, J. Paul Getty Museum.
 
 
 
James Abbe
The Dolly Sisters
1927
  James Abbe
Chrysler Museum of Art
June 20-Nov. 5, 2000
The first American retrospective exhibition of the American photographer.
Curator: The Chrysler Museum.
Catalogue: Essays by Brooks Johnson, the Chrysler Museum, and Terence Pepper, the National Portrait Gallery in London.
 
 
 
Roman Opalka
1896176-1916613
(detail)
  Global Conceptualism: Points of Origin, 1950s-1980s
Miami Art Museum
June 23-Aug. 27, 2000
More than 135 artists are represented in this exhibition documenting conceptual art as a worldwide phenomenon that originated independently in many places around the globe, including Africa, Asia, Australia and New Zealand, Europe, Latin America, North America and the Soviet Union.
Curator: Queens Museum of Art, New York.
 
 
    Robert Overby: Parallel, 1978-1969
UCLA Hammer Museum
June 25-Sept. 3, 2000
Retrospective of the Californian artist who spent most of his life as a graphic designer before becoming a wildly inventive conceptual sculptor.
Curator: Terry R. Myers.
Catalogue: Essays by Myers and Marty Neumeier and photographs by Ralph Gibson and Steve Kahn.
 
 
 
Chardin
Girl with Shuttlecock
1737
  Chardin
Metropolitan Museum of Art
June 27-Sept. 3, 2000
In celebration of the 300th anniversary of the artist's birth, the first exhibition in New York devoted to Chardin and the first in the United States in more than 20 years features 66 works.
Curators: Pierre Rosenberg, Musée du Louvre and Katharine Baetjer, the Metropolitan Museum of Art.
Catalogue: Essays by Rosenberg and other noted scholars.
 
 
 
Ed Ruscha
Five Past Eleven
1989
(detail)
  Ed Ruscha
Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden
June 29-Sept. 17, 2000
The Californian artist's first American museum retrospective since 1982 features a selection of approximately 75 works from the early 1960s to the present and highlights his characteristic long-standing interest in language, vernacular culture and mass media.
Curators: Neal Benezra, Hirshhorn, and Kerry Brougher, Museum of Modern Art in Oxford, England.
 
 
    Amazons in the Drawing Room: The Art of Romaine Brooks
National Museum of Women in the Arts
June 29-Sept. 24, 2000
Major reassessment of the American painter's (dubbed "Thief of Souls" by a contemporary) portraiture and artistic interests, which were tied to ideas about personal identity, class, and sexuality.
Curator: Joe Lucchesi.
Catalogue: Essays by Whitney Chadwick and Lucchesi.
 
 
    Robert Rauschenberg's Synapsis Shuffle
Whitney Museum of American Art
June 29-Oct. 8, 2000
Unusual project consisting of 52 paintings intended to be composed and recomposed by different people each time the work goes on view. For this presentation, the participants are David Byrne, Chuck Close, Merce Cunningham, Renee Fleming, Walter Hopps, Robert Hughes, Mthilde Krim, Michael Ovitz, Edwin Schlossberg, Ileana Sonnabend, Martha Stewart and Mike Wallace.
Curator: Marla Prather, Whitney Museum