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      New This Month in U.S. Museums
 
 
 
Jennifer Steinkamp
SWELL
in collaboration with Bryan Brown
1995
  Wonderland
Saint Louis Art Museum
July 1-Sept. 24, 2000
Sensurround spectacles by ten contemporary artists, including Ernesto Neto and Pipilotti Rist, via video projection, audio recordings, computer-generated effects and super graphics.
Curator: Rochelle Steiner, Saint Louis Art Museum.
Funding: Andy Warhol Foundation for the Visual Arts, Inc., Enterprise Rent-A-Car Foundation.
 
 
 
Tobias Rehberger
Matrix 180/Sunny-side up
1999
  Tobias Rehberger: Landscape Garden Sculpture
Museum of Contemporary Art, Chicago
July 1 to the first frost of the year
A large abstraction on the MCA plaza and steps made with plants -- herbs, spices, pumpkins, watermelon, broccoli, sunflowers, more.
 
 
 
Mikhail
Icon: The Entry into Jerusalem
late 16th-early 17th century
  Stroganoff: The Palace and Collections of a Russian Noble Family
Kimbell Art Museum, Fort Worth
July 2-Oct. 1, 2000
More than 200 works, most of which have never been shown out of Russia, including paintings by Sandro Boticelli, Anthony van Dyck, Bernardo Strozzi, Nicolas Poussin, Claude Lorrain, Luca Giordano, Antoine Watteau, Jean-Baptiste Greuze and a selection of Russian icons from the Stroganoff School.
Coordinating Curator: Penelope Hunter-Stiebel, formerly of the Metropolitan Museum.
 
 
 
Vincent van Gogh
The Zouave
1888
  Van Gogh: Face to Face
Museum of Fine Arts, Boston
July 2-Sept. 24, 2000
More than 70 of the artist's portraits, culled from collections around the world.
Curators: Georges Keyes, Detroit Institute of Arts; George T. M. Shackelford, Museum of Fine Arts, Boston; Joseph J. Rishel, Philadelphia Museum of Art.
Catalogue: 272 pages; published by the Detroit Institute of Arts and Thames & Hudson; $50.
Tour: The show opened at the Detroit Institute in March
Final stop: Philadelphia Museum (Oct. 22, 2000-Jan. 14, 2001).
Funding: DaimlerChrysler.
 
 
 
Ludovico Carracci
The Lamentation
ca. 1582
  The Birth of Baroque: Caracci at the Metropolitan
Metropolitan Museum of Art
July 7-Sept. 17, 2000
The foundation of Baroque art, via 4 paintings, 19 drawings and 25 prints by the Carracci -- Annibale, Agostino and their cousin Ludovico -- dating from 1580 to 1610.
Curator: Keith Christiansen, Metropolitan.
 
 
 
Sam Doyle
Brother Hood
ca. 1979
  Local Heroes: Paintings and Sculpture by Sam Doyle
High Museum of Art, Atlanta
July 8-Oct. 14, 2000
70 portraits with subjects ranging from Miss Luckie Food Stamp and Onk Sam to Martin Luther King and Ray Charles, done in house paint on old roofing tin by Sam Doyle (1906-1985), who lived his entire life near the small community of Frogmore on St. Helena Island, S. C.
Tour: The show originated at the Portland (Ore.) Art Museum; following its appearance in Fort Worth, it travels to the Musée des Arts Décoratif, Paris, and the Hermitage Museum, St. Petersburg.
Funding: American Airlines.
 
 
 
Tom Friedman
Hot Balls
1992
  Tom Friedman
Museum of Contemporary Art, Chicago
July 8-Sept. 24, 2000
More than 30 extraordinary and humorous objects made by the "prolific tinkerer," (Jerry Saltz).
Curator: Ron Platt, Weatherspoon Art Museum in Greensboro, N. C.
Tour: After opening at the MCA, the show appears at the Yerba Buena Center for the Arts, San Francisco, Nov. 4-Jan. 28, 2001; the Aspen Art Museum, Aspen, Feb. 16, 2001- Apr. 15, 2001; SECCA, Winston-Salem, N. C., July 14-Sept. 24, 2001; and the New Museum, New York, Oct. 11, 2001- Jan. 17, 2002.
 
 
 
Edward Steichen
Rodin-Le Penseur, Paris
1902
  The Public Portrait: Photographs by Edward Steichen, Richard Avedon and Irving Penn
Museum of Fine Arts, Houston
July 9-Oct. 22, 2000
Portraits of eminent personalities from Greta Garbo to Auguste Rodin, from H. L. Mencken to Winston Churchill.
 
 
 
John Singer Sargent
Ena and Betty, Daughters of Asher and Mrs. Wertheimer
1901
  John Singer Sargent: Portraits of the Wertheimer Family
Virginia Museum of Fine Arts, Richmond
July 11-Oct. 29, 2000
12 portraits of the prominent British Jewish art dealer and his family, painted between 1898 and 1908.
Curators: Norman L. Kleeblatt and Michelle Lapine, Jewish Museum. Tour: The show originated at the Jewish Museum, New York; its final stop is at the Seattle Art Museum, Dec. 14-Mar. 18, 2001.
Catalogue: essays by Norman L. Kleeblatt, Kathleen Adler, Trevor Fairbrother, and Michelle Lapine, and a selection from the novella The Practical Heart by Allan Gurganus.
 
 
 
After Albrecht Dürer, Workshop of Veit Hirsvogel the Elder
The Annunciation
ca. 1504-5
  Painted on Light: Drawings and Stained Glass in the Age of Dürer and Holbein
J. Paul Getty Museum
July 11-Sept. 24, 2000
More than 60 stained-glass panels and their preparatory drawings dating from the late Gothic and Renaissance periods in Germany and Switzerland (from 1480 to 1530).
Curators: Lee Hendrix, Getty; Barbara Butts, Saint Louis Art Museum. Tour: Co-organized with the Saint Louis Art Museum, where the show appears, Nov. 4, 2000-Jan. 7, 2001.
 
 
 
Mongolian ceremonial mask
  Dancing Demons: Ceremonial Masks of Mongolia
Asia Society, New York
July 12-Sept. 17, 2000
More than 60 masks depicting deities or fantastic animal heads, decorated with silk and gilt bronze ornaments, that were used to drive away evil spirits and conjure good luck during the traditional Lamaist Buddhist dance ceremonies of Mongolia in the 19th to early 20th century.
Curator: Jan Fontein, former director of the Museum of Fine Art in Boston.
 
 
 
Barbara Kruger
Untitled
1994
  Barbara Kruger
Whitney Museum of American Art
July 13-Oct. 22, 2000
Power, sexuality and representation addressed via photographic prints, etched metal plates, audio and video installations, and billboards. New work specially made for the exhibition is also included.
Tour: A larger version of the show debuted at MOCA in Los Angeles last fall.
Catalogue: Essays by Rosalyn Deutsche, Katherine Dickman, Ann Goldstein, Steven Heller, Gary Indiana and Carol Squiers.
 
 
 
Tony Oursler
The Darkest Color Infinitely Amplified
2000
  The Darkest Color Infinitely Amplified
Whitney Museum of American Art
July 13-Oct. 31, 2000
A new commission from video magician Tony Oursler, billed as the first major artwork to make use of a new technology that allows three-dimensional projections to appear in free space, liberated from the screen and floating in mid-air.
Curator: Maxwell L. Anderson, Whitney Museum director.
 
 
 
Cathy de Monchaux
Sovereign
1999
  Directions -- Cathy de Monchaux
Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden, Washington, D.C.
July 13-Oct. 22, 2000
Funding: Elizabeth Firestone Graham Foundation, the British Council, the Henry Moore Foundation.
 
 
 
Carol Beckwith and Angela Fisher
Voodoo Dancer Whirling into Possession
  Passages: Photographs in Africa by Carol Beckwith & Angela Fisher
Brooklyn Museum of Art
July 14-Sept. 24, 2000
95 large-scale color photographs by two photographers who spent 30 years in Africa, with special focus on customs, rites of passages, and aspects of ceremonial life.
Curators: William Siegmann, curator of the arts of Africa at the BMA, with Barbara Head Millstein, curator of photography.
 
 
    Max Beckmann Prints
Metropolitan Museum of Art
July 14, 2000-Jan. 7, 2001
New acquisitions dating from between 1914 and 1922 by the German master.
Curator: Sabine Rewald.
 
 
 
New Balance
Cushioning
1999
  Design Afoot: Athletic Shoes 1995-2000
San Francisco Museum of Modern Art
July 15-Oct. 17, 2000
150 pairs from Adidas, Converse, Nike, Oakley, Polo, Prada, etc. Curator: Aaron Betsky, SFMOMA and Steven Skov Holt, frogdesign.
 
 
 
Henri Matisse
Self-Portrait
1937
  Matisse from the Baltimore Museum of Art
Birmingham (Ala.) Museum of Art
July 16-Sept. 10, 2000
The exhibition marks the largest U.S. tour of Matisse works from the Cone Collection at the Baltimore Museum of Art in more than 20 years.
Curator: Dr. David Moos, Birmingham Museum; Jay Fisher Baltimore Museum.
 
 
 
Head of Nefertiti
Egypt, Amarna
  Pharaohs of the Sun: Akhenaten, Nefertiti, Tutankhamen
Art Institute of Chicago
July 17-Sept. 24, 2000
200 objects plus a 20-foot 3-D model of Akhenaten's capital of Amarna.
Curator: Rita Freed, Boston MFA.
Tour: The exhibition premiered last fall at the Boston MFA.
Future stops: LACMA, Mar. 19-June 4, 2000; Rijksmuseum Leiden, The Netherlands, Nov. 23, 2000-Feb. 18, 2001.
Catalogue: 320 pages, 400 color photos, 14 essays.
 
 
    New Work: William Wegman -- Fashion Photographs
Miami Art Museum
July 21-Oct. 8, 2000
50 large-scale color Polaroids of Wegman's Weimaraners in evening wear.
Catalogue: Published by Harry N. Abrams with a foreword by William Wegman and Ingrid Sischy.
 
 
 
Sol LeWitt
Five-Pointed Star with Bands of Color
1991
  Sol LeWitt: A Retrospective
Museum of Contemporary Art, Chicago
July 22-Oct. 29, 2000
200 works by the conceptual art pioneer.
Curator: Gary Garrels, Museum of Modern Art, New York.
Catalogue: Essays by Martin Friedman, Gary Garrels, Andrea Miller-Keller, Brenda Richardson, Anne Rorimer, John Weber, Adam Weinberg.
Tour: Whitney Museum, Nov. 30, 2000-Feb. 25, 2001; Castello Di Rivoli, Turin, dates to be announced.
 
 
 
Tressmanes & Vogt. Limoges, France
Plate from the Harrison White House service
1892
  From Tabletop to TV Tray: China and Glass in America, 1880-1980
Dallas Museum of Art
July 23-January 7, 2001
More than 500 objects, from pressed glass and refrigerator ware to fine china and crystal, trace the cultural history of the United States.
Curators: Charles Venable and Stephen Harrison, Dallas Museum.
 
 
 
Maurice Prendergast
Central Park
ca. 1908-10
  Parks and Promenade: Maurice Prendergast in the Metropolitan Museum of Art
Metropolitan Museum of Art
July 25-Oct. 22, 2000
The Met's entire collection of Prendergast's work, from cursory pencil drawings of incidental Parisian life to oil paintings of recreational activities on the Massachusetts shore and in New York's Central Park.
Funding: Robert Lehman Foundation, Inc.
 
 
    Van Gogh to Mondrian: Dutch Works on Paper
Museum of Fine Arts, Boston
July 25-Nov. 5, 2000
100 works on paper by more than 40 Dutch artists.
 
 
 
Georgia O'Keeffe
Blue Shapes
1919
  O'Keeffe on Paper
Georgia O'Keeffe Museum, Santa Fe
July 29-Oct. 29, 2000
55 watercolors, pastels and charcoals celebrating the publication of the two-volume O'Keeffe catalogue raisonné.
Curator: Barbara Buhler Lynes, Emily Fisher Director of the Georgia O'Keeffe Museum Research Center.
 
 
    The Arts of Hon'ami Kòetsu, Japanese Renaissance Master
Philadelphia Museum of Art
July 29-Oct. 29, 2000
Works of the celebrated early 17th-century Japanese artist drawn from collections throughout Japan, Europe and the United States.
Curator: Felice Fischer.