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      New This Month in U.S. Museums
Gottfried Helwein
  The Darker Side of Playland: Childhood Imagery from the Logan Collection
San Francisco Museum of Modern Art
Sept. 1-Jan. 2, 2001
Over 30 playful but nightmare-inducing works (including a mutilated Rug Rat by Heidi Zumbrum and a monstrous Mickey by Gottfried Helnwein) drawn from the collection of L.A. contemporary art patrons Kent and Vicki Logan. Other artists are David Levinthal, Laurie Simmons, Yoshitomo Nara and Hung Tung-Lu.
Curator: Heather Whitmore Jain, SFMOMA.
Catalogue: 44 pp., with essay by Jain and an interview of the Logans by Janet Bishop, SFMOMA.
Robert Colescott
Les Demoiselles d'Alabama vestidas
  The Lighter Side of Bay Area Figuration
San Jose Museum of Art
Sept. 3-Nov. 26, 2000
70 works by 16 artists -- including Robert Arneson, Roy De Forest, Wayne Thiebaud, Robert Colescott, M. Louise Stanley and James Albertson.
Curator: Susan Landauer, SJMA.
Catalogue: 70 pp., with artists' biographies and an essay by Landauer.
Tour: The show premiered at the Kemper Museum of Contemporary Art in Kansas City.
Funding: Deborah and Andy Rappaport; Adaptec.
Frederick Arthur Bridgman
Cleopatra on the Terraces of Philae
  A Distant Muse: Orientalist Works from the Dahesh Museum of Art
Dahesh Museum, New York
Sept. 5-Dec. 30, 2000
The Far East in 19th-century European Orientalist paintings, via work by Jean-Léon Gérôme, Charles-Théodore Frère, Ernst Koerner, Edwin Longsden Long, Frederick Arthur Bridgeman, George Clairin and Gustav Bauernfeind.
Curator: Stephen Edidin, Dahesh Museum.
Catalogue: 50 pp.
Tour: Flagler Museum, Palm Beach, Jan.-April, 2001.
Claude Lorrain
Apollo Watching the Herds of Admetus
  Claude and the Ideal Landscape
Morgan Library
Sept. 5-Oct. 29, 2000
Drawings of Rome by the Neo-Classicist avatar, marking the 400th anniversary of his birth.
Curator: Cara Dufour Denison, Morgan Library.
Frederic Church
Twilight, "Short Arbiter Twixt Day and Night"
  Treasures of 19th Century American Art
Newark Museum
Sept. 6-Dec. 3, 2000
A small exhibition of works from the museum collection, including Frederic Church's Twilight, "Short Arbiter Twixt Day and Night," Winslow Homer's Near Andersonville, Fitz Hugh Lane's The Fort and Ten Pound Island, Gloucester and paintings by the Hudson River School on view while the ground floor galleries undergo renovation.
Curators: Joseph Jacobs and Holly Pyne Connor, Newark Museum.
    Amazons of the Avant-Garde
Guggenheim Museum
Sept. 8-Jan. 7, 2000
More than 70 paintings and works on paper by six women who were key figures in the development of Russian modernism -- Alexandra Exter, Natalia Goncharova, Liubov Popova, Olga Rozanova, Varvara Stepanova and Nadezhda Udaltsova.
Curators: Matthew Drutt, Guggenheim; John E. Bowlt, University of Southern California; Zelfira Tregulova, independent curator, Moscow.
Tour: The show opened at the Deutsche Guggenheim Berlin in July 1999 and is the first project to have traveled to every Guggenheim venue. It was also shown at the Royal Academy of Arts, London.
Catalogue: Available in German, English, Italian, Russian and Spanish editions.
Funding: Deutsche Bank.
Allen Kaprow hitting a punching bag that releases animated sounds in his installation "No Rules Except" created with his son Bram Crane-Kaprow
  Made in California: NOW
Los Angeles County Museum of Art
Sept. 7, 2000-Sept. 9, 2001
Experimental, interactive installations designed by 11 artists -- including Eleanor Antin, Jim Isermann and Allan Kaprow -- specifically to engage children and their families. The show anticipates the grand museum-wide exhibition "Made in California: Art, Image, and Identity, 1900-2000, " due to open Oct. 22, 2000.
Curators: Robert L. Sain, LACMALab; Lynn Zelevansky, LACMA.
Funding: Boeing Company Charitable Trust; Fox Consumer Products; Panasonic Disc Services Corporation.
Albrecht Dürer
The Lamentation of Christ
  Dürer's Passions
Busch-Reisinger Museum, Harvard University
Sept. 9-Dec. 3, 2000
Scenes from the Passion of Christ -- the artist's lifetime obsession -- as drawn and printed in six series throughout his career. The Fogg's extensive collection is enhanced by loans from the British Museum, Boston MFA and collections in Frankfurt, Berlin and Bremen.
Curator: Jordan Kantor, Harvard.
Catalogue: Several scholarly essays.
James Welling
Stoughten House, Cambridge, MA, 1882-83
  James Welling: Photographs 1974-1999
Baltimore Museum of Art
Sept. 10-Dec. 10, 2000
Formalist inquiries into light, subject and surface by the recondite Postmodernist.
Curator: Sarah J. Rogers, former director of exhibitions at the Wexner Center for the Arts.
Catalogue: Essay by Michael Fried, art critic and Johns Hopkins professor.
Tour: The exhibition is organized by the Wexner Center for the Arts, the Ohio State University, and travels to the Museum of Contemporary Art in Los Angeles, Apr. 6-Aug. 26, 2001.
Funding: Ohio Arts Council; John S. Kobacker and Catherine Chapin Kobacker; Elizabeth M. Ross; Wexner Center Foundation.
Cass Gilbert
The Woolworth Building from City Hall Park
early presentation drawing
ca. 1910
  Inventing the Skyline: The Architecture of Cass Gilbert
New-York Historical Society
Sept. 12-Jan. 21, 2000
Conceptual sketches, architectural drawings and models of Gilbert's most celebrated structures -- the Woolworth Building, the U.S. Custom House at Bowling Green and the U.S. Army Supply Base in Brooklyn.
Catalogue: 312 pp., with essays by Margaret Heibrun, Betsy Gotbaum and Hugh Hardy.
Funding: Arthur Ross Foundation; Furthermore; New York State Council for the Humanities; New York State Council on the Arts.
Frederic Baron Leighton of Stretton
The Villa Malta, Rome
ca. 1860s
  A Brush with Nature: The Gere Collection of Landscape Oil Sketches
Frick Collection
Sept. 12-Nov. 12, 2000
Approximately 60 plein-air oil sketches of Italy's landscape by Eduoard Bertin, Giovanni Boldini, Baptiste-Camille Corot, Edgar Degas, Simon Denis and others.
Coordinating Curator: Susan Grace, Frick Collection.
Catalogue: Features the memoir of art historian Charlotte Gere and an essay by Christopher Riopelle, curator of 19th century painting at the National Gallery.
Tour: The first stop in its three-stop venue was London's National Gallery, 1999; after the Frick it goes to another U.S. venue, dates and location TBA.
Funding: Fellows of The Frick Collection.
    The OPulent Eye of Alexander Girard
Cooper-Hewitt, National Design Museum
Sept. 12-Mar. 18, 2001
The first major retrospective of the postwar American designer, most famous for his innovations in textiles.
Organizers: This exhibition was developed with the cooperation of the Vitra Design Museum in Weil am Rhein, Germany.
Funding:; Herman Miller Inc.; Maharam; Mr. and Mrs. J. Irwin Miller; Hallmark; Claire Weiss.
Jorge Pardo
  Jorge Pardo: "Project"
Dia Center for the Arts
Sept. 13-June 17, 2000
A reconfiguration of Dia's first floor -- including a revamped bookstore with comfortable seating and enhanced selection of titles -- by the Los Angeles-based artist.
Curator: Lynne Cooke, Dia.
Catalogue: Yes.
Funding: Lannan Foundation; Andy Warhol Foundation for the Visual Arts; Peter Norton Family Foundation; Lily Auchincloss Foundation; Fabric Workshop and Museum, Philadelphia; members of the Dia Art Council.
Benvenuto Barovier
Mosaico (Flowered Vase)
  Venetian Glass: 20th Century Italian Glass from the Olnick Spanu Collection
American Craft Museum
Sept. 13-Jan. 7, 2001
More than 250 glass objects, including Carlo Scarpa's architecture and design work, Paolo Venini's "handkerchief" vases, the Vistosi company's abstract glass birds from the 1960s. Also showing, "Memories of Murano: American Glass Artists in Venice," the works of American artists who studied in Venice after WWII.
Curators: David McFadden, AMC (for the "Venetian Glass" exhibition); Ursula Ilse-Neuman, AMC (for the "Murano" exhibition).
Catalogue: Designed by N.Y.-based Italian designers Lella and Massimo Vignelli. Essays by David Revere McFadden, Suzanne Franz and Marino Barovier and statements by artists in the exhibition, including Tobia Scarpa, Yoichi Ohira and Christian Bianchin.
Horace Pippin
Holy Mountain III
  The Collection in Context: Horace Pippin's "Holy Mountain III"
Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden
Sept. 14-Mar. 5, 2001
An interpretive analysis of the symbolically potent 1945 painting by the self-taught African American artist -- plus archival materials, photographs and other works by the artist.
Curator: Judith Zilczer, Hirshhorn Museum.
Pierre et Gilles
Dans Le Port du Havre
  Pierre et Gilles
The New Museum
Sept. 15-Jan. 7, 2001
The first museum survey of the French collaborative team's campy, strange, hand-painted photographs.
Curator: Dan Cameron, New Museum.
Tour: The exhibition travels to the Yerba Buena Center for the Arts in San Francisco, Feb.10-May 6, 2001.
Catalogue: $35, 120 pp. Includes new, unpublished work and portraits of pop culture icons Yves Saint-Laurent, Iggy Pop, Catherine Deneuve and others.
Funding: Etants donnés, the French-American Fund for Contemporary Art; Cultural Services of the French Embassy, New York; Empire magazine (media sponsor).
Makoto Nakamura
Art Director/DesignerKyobeni (rouge)
  Face to Face: Shiseido and the Manufacture of Beauty, 1900-2000
Grey Art Gallery, New York University
Sept. 15-Oct. 28, 2000
Makeup in Japan and the West -- 250 prints, posters, photographs, product designs, print and TV ads and more from the collection of the Japanese cosmetics corporation.
Curator: Lynn Gumpert, Grey Art Gallery.
Catalogue: Essays by Japanese and American scholars.
Funding: Shiseido Co., Ltd.
Joseph Maruska
Untitled (doll face as portrait of collectors)
  East of the River: Chicano Art Collectors Anonymous
Santa Monica Museum of Art
Sept. 15-Nov. 18, 2000
Community-based art collecting in Los Angeles, on view at Bergamont Station Arts Center.
Curator: Chon A. Noriega, UCLA professor.
Catalogue: Essays by Noriega, KarenMary Davalos, Rita González, Jennifer Gonzàles and photographs by Harry Gamboa, Jr.
Funding: Rockefeller Foundation; ARCO; California Community Foundation; National Endowment for the Arts; Pasadena Arts Alliance; City of Santa Monica Community Arts Program.
Roni Horn
Still Water (The River Thames, for Example)
  Roni Horn: Still Water (The River Thames, for Example)
Whitney Museum of American Art
Sept. 16-Jan. 14, 2001
15 large photographs of the Thames' surface combined with various texts -- song lyrics, excerpts from police reports, literary quotes, her own thoughts -- about water and its metaphoric relationship to human nature.
Curator: Sylvia Wolf, Whitney Museum.
Shirin Neshat
  Shirin Neshat: Two Installations
Wexner Center, Columbus, Oh.
Sept. 16-Dec. 31, 2000
The Iranian artist's evocative and beautiful large-scale, two-screen video projections Rapture (1999) and Fervor (2000) -- the latter originally commissioned by the Wexner and premiering at this year's Whitney Biennial.
Curator: Bill Horrigan, Wexner Center.
Catalogue: 56 pp., with an artist statement and essays by Horrigan and Sherri Geldin, director of the Wexner Center.
Funding: Wexner Center Foundation; Peter Norton Family Foundation; National Endowment for the Arts.
Ray Johnson
Elvis Presley 2
  Ray Johnson: Correspondences
Wexner Center, Columbus, Oh.
Sept. 16-Dec. 31, 2000
Five decades of work from the legendary collage and mail artist. Also on view at the Wexner are collage paintings by young Thai artist Udomsak Krisanimis. Curator: Donna De Salvo, Tate Modern (and former curator-at-large at the Wexner).
Tour: The show premiered at the Whitney Museum in 1999.
Catalogue: 224 pp., $50 (hardcover) and $39.95 (softcover). Essays by Mason Klein, Lucy R. Lippard, Henry Martin and other art critics and historians who were friends (and correspondents) of Johnson.
Funding: The Andy Warhol Foundation for the Visual Arts; Elizabeth Firestone Graham Foundation; Judith Rothschild Foundation; Ohio Arts Council; Chuck and Joyce Shenk; Fifth Floor Foundation; Wexner Center Foundation.
Otto Baumberger
  Graphic Design in the Mechanical Age: Selections from the Merrill Berman Collection
Henry Art Gallery, Seattle
Sept. 16-Feb. 18, 2001
A selection of over 200 works produced between WWI and WWII, most never before shown or reproduced in the U.S., from artists such as Kurt Schwitters, Laszlo Moholy-Nagy, Aleksander Rodchenko, Man Ray and others.
Curators: Deborah Rothschild, Williams College Museum of Art; Ellen Lupton, Cooper-Hewitt; Darra Goldstein, Williams College professor.
Catalogue: $55, 206 pp.
Funding: Mead Corporation; Andrew W. Mellon Foundation; Henry Art Gallery Special Exhibitions Initiative donors; University of Washington's Center for the Humanities.
Page Laughlin
Untitled (Mirror, Mirror)
North Carolina Museum of Art, Raleigh
Sept. 17-Dec. 3, 2000
12 contemporary artists -- including painters Andrea Mai Lekberg and Page H. Laughlin, photographers Elizabeth Matheson, Stephen Aubuchon and Alex Harris and installation artist Brad Thomas -- explore the notion of the interior.
Curator: Huston Paschal, North Carolina Museum of Art.
Catalogue: Features an essay by Paschal.
Funding: Litho Industries; North Carolina Museum of Art Foundation.
A mirror from the Carter Collection
  Chinese Bronze Mirrors from the Carter Collection
Cleveland Museum of Art
Sept. 17-Nov. 26, 2000
100 examples spanning two millennia.
Curator: Ju-hsi Chou, Cleveland Museum of Art.
Catalogue: Includes metallurgical analyses by chief conservator D. Bruce Christman.
Duane Michals
René Magritte
  The Masters Series: Duane Michals "What Not All"
School of Visual Arts Museum
Sept. 18-Oct. 21, 2000
A retrospective exhibition celebrating the photographer as the 14th recipient of the Master Series Award of the School of Visual Arts.
Pierre-Louis Pierson
A Game of Madness
ca. 1863-66
  "La Divine Comtesse": Photographs of the Countess de Castiglione
Sept. 19-Dec. 31, 2000 Metropolitan Museum
Over 90 photographic portraits documenting the "public life and private fantasies" of the famed 19th c. cult figure and mistress of Napoleon.
Curators: Pierre Apraxine, Gilman Paper Company Collection; Malcolm Daniel, Metropolitan Museum.
Tour: "La Divine Comtesse" is a smaller version of the exhibition "La Comtesse de Castiglione par elle-même," which was presented at the Musée d'Orsay in Paris from Oct. 12, 1999-Jan. 23, 2000.
Catalogue: By Pierre Apraxine and Xavier Demange. Essays by Françoise Heilbrun, Michael Falzone de Barbarò.
Pierre-Auguste Renoir
Woman with a Parasol and a Small Child on a Sunlit Hillside
  Monet, Renoir and the Impressionist Landscape
Virginia Museum of Fine Arts
Sept. 19-Dec. 10, 2000
More than 65 works, ranging in date from the 1830s to about 1905.
Exhibition Coordinator: Malcolm Cormack, VMFA.
Tour: The exhibition has appeared at Nagoya/Boston Museum of Fine Arts, Nagoya, Japan (Apr. 17-Sept. 26 1999) and National Gallery of Ottowa (June 1-Aug. 27, 2000). Its final stop is Museum of Fine Arts, Houston (Jan. 21-Apr. 15, 2001).
Catalogue: 208 pp.; Written by George Shackleford, chair of the department of the art of Europe at the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston.
Thomas Sully
Queen Victoria
  Queen Victoria and Thomas Sully
Metropolitan Museum
Sept. 19-Dec. 31, 2000
Approximately 35 works documenting the creation of Sully's 1838 portrait of the Queen. Also on view in the Henry R. Luce Center is "Thomas Sully in the Metropolitan," (Sept. 19-Jan. 7, 2001), a selection of approximately 30 paintings and drawings by the influential 19th-century portraitist.
Curator: Carrie Rebora Barrat, Metropolitan Museum.
Catalogue: Written by Carrie Rebora Barrat and includes an edited version of Sully's London journal.
Funding: Crown Equipment Corporation.
Gina Pankowski
Vertebrae Necklace #5
  Under the Influence: Northwest Jewelry and Ethnographic Objects
Tacoma Art Museum
Sept. 19-Jan. 1, 2001
Spinal cord necklaces and porcupinal brooches -- 17 contemporary Northwest jewelry artists whose work reflects an influence of one or more cultural traditions. Including Flora Book, Ron Ho and Ramona Solberg.
Curator: Mia McEldowney.
William Sidney-Mount
Farmer's Nooning
  Rave Reviews: American Art and its Critics (1826-1925)
National Academy of Design, New York
Sept. 20-Dec. 31, 2000
Critical successes and failures at the National Academy of Design's annual exhibitions of contemporary art. Features the works of Thomas Cole, Winslow Homer, John Singer Sargent, Thomas Eakins, and John Sloan, among others.
Curator: David Dearinger, National Academy of Design.
Catalogue: 304 pp.; essays by William Gertz, CUNY
professor; Kenneth Meyer, Freer curator; Avis Berman, art historian.
Funding: Henry Luce; the catalogue was made possible by the Lucelia Foundation.
Cy Twombly
Winter's Passage: Luxor, Porto Ecole
  Cy Twombly: The Sculpture
The Menil Collection, Houston
Sept. 20-Jan. 7, 2001
65 of the artist's three-dimensional works, including many sculptures never before publicly shown.
Curators: Katharina Schmidt, Kunstmuseum Basel; Paul Winkler, former director of the Menil Collection.
Tour: Following Houston, the exhibition travels to its only other U.S. venue, the National Gallery, Washington D.C., before appearing at the Museum Ludwig, Cologne.
Catalogue: $55. Published in German and English with essays by Christian Klemm, Kunsthaus Zurich and Schmidt.
Bridget Riley
Cataract 3
  Bridget Riley: Reconnaissance
Dia Center for the Arts Sept. 21-June 17, 2001
Paintings from the 1960s and 70s by the British Op artist. Her work will also be on view at PaceWildenstein in "Paintings 1982-2000 and Early Works on Paper" from Sept. 22-Oct. 21, 2000.
Curator: Lynne Cooke, Dia Center.
Catalogue: Essays by John Elderfield, Cooke.
Funding: Lannan Foundation; the British Council; members of the Dia Art Council.
Beastie Boys
"Intergalactic Costume"
  Hip-Hop Nation: Roots, Rhymes, and Rage
Brooklyn Museum of Art
Sept. 22-Dec. 31, 2000
A multimedia exhibition celebrating Brooklyn hip-hop -- includes clothing and accessories worn by artists such as Puff Daddy, Run-DMC, the Beastie Boys, Salt N' Pepa and Tupac Shakur, manuscripts of lyrics, audio components used by Grandmaster Flash, photographs, interactive DJ stations and video installations.
Curator: Kevin Powell, guest curator. The show is organized by the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame and Museum, Cleveland.
Funding: Levis; National Endowment for the Arts; Rolling Stone; 360; Hot 97 Radio.
    Jasper Johns to Jeff Koons: Masterworks from the Broad Collections
Los Angeles County Museum of Art
Sept. 23-Jan. 7, 2001
Formed largely in the 1980s, the collection of super-patron Eli Broad boasts 21 artists who exemplify important trends from the second half of the 20th-century -- such as Andy Warhol, Cy Twombly, Cindy Sherman, Hans Haacke, and L.A. artists John Baldessari, Edward Ruscha, Robert Therrien, Charles Ray and Sharon Lockhart.
Curators: Stephanie Barron and Lynn Zelevansky, both of LACMA.
Tour: The show will travel to venues in Europe and Asia.
Louise Dahl-Wolfe
In Sarasota
  Louise Dahl-Wolfe: The American Image
Center for Creative Photography (CCP), Tucson
Sept. 23-Nov. 26, 2000
Black & white fashion and portrait work of the American photographer supplemented by personal and professional memorabilia.
Curator: Trudy Wilner Stack, CCP.
Catalogue: 196 pp., with an introduction by Dorothy Twining Globus, essays by Vicky Goldberg and Nan Richardson and interviews with Richard Avedon, Suzy Parker, Eileen Ford, Lauren Bacall and others.
Mariana Cook
Willem and Elaine de Kooning
  Couples: Photographs by Mariana Cook
Center for Creative Photography, Tucson
Sept. 23-Nov. 26, 2000
Portraits of famous couples, including Elaine and Willem de Kooning, architect Philip Johnson and curator David Whitney, artist Maya Lin and art dealer Daniel Wolf.
Curator: organized by the photographer.
Catalogue: 132 pp., with an introduction by Paul Ricoeur.
Funding: Richard and Rhoda Goldman Fund.
Henri Matisse
  Degas to Matisse: Impressionist and Modern Masterworks from the Detroit Institute of Arts
Phillips Collection
Sept. 23-Jan. 21, 2001
The collection of Detroit Institute patron Robert Tannahill (1893-1967) is juxtaposed with that of his contemporary, Duncan Phillips.
Curator: Stephen Bennett Phillips, Phillips Collection.
Catalogue: Essays by critic Karen Wilkin and Charles Sawyer, a former museum director and friend of Tannahill.
Funding: Ford Motor Company.
Isaac Julien
The Attendant
  The Film Art of Isaac Julien
Center for Curatorial Studies, Bard College
Sept. 24-Dec. 15, 2000
Britain's preeminent black independent filmmaker's first solo museum exhibition.
Curator: Amada Cruz, Center for Curatorial Studies.
Catalogue: Essays by David Deitcher and David Frankel plus Julien's critical writings.
Funding: Andy Warhol Foundation for the Visual Arts; Rockefeller Foundation; Peter Norton Family Foundation; British Council of the Arts.
Claire Corey
Untitled Painting #9b10e6
  Ink Jet
Aldrich Museum, Ridgefield, Conn.
Sept. 24-Jan. 7, 2001
3 artists -- Matt Chansky, Claire Corey and Tom Moody -- use workplace technology to make art.
Curator: Richard Klein, Aldrich Museum.
Ingrid Calame
  Glee: Painting Now
Aldrich Museum, Ridgefield, Conn.
Sept. 24-Jan. 7, 2001
Young artists -- including painters Pedro Barbeito, Alex Brown, Ingrid Calame, Carl Fudge, Peter Halley and Yek -- whose work is influenced by, and flourishing in the face of new visual technologies.
Curators: Amy Cappellazzo, Palm Beach Institute of Contemporary Art; Jessica Hough, Aldrich Museum.
Tour: Palm Beach Institute of Contemporary Art, Feb. 3-April 15, 2001.
Lia Menna Barreto
Sleeping Doll
  UltraBaroque: Aspects of Post-Latin American Art
San Diego Museum of Contemporary Art
Sept. 24-Jan. 7, 2000
16 young Latin artists explore the influence and impact of the Baroque.
Curators: Victor Zamudio-Taylor, independent art scholar and critic; Elizabeth Armstrong, MCA.
Catalogue: 212 pp., bilingual essays by Paulo Herkenhof, director of the XXIV Bienal de São Paulo and adjunct curator at MoMA; Serge Gruzinski, research director at the Center for Latin American Studies, University of Paris; and Zamudio-Taylor and Armstrong.
Funding: Rockefeller Foundation; National Endowment for the Arts; Andy Warhol Foundation for the Visual Arts; Consejo Nacional para la Cultura y las Artes.
Pueblo pottery
  From Earth, Fire and Spirit: Historic Pueblo Pottery from the Southwest Museum
Southwest Museum at Mt. Washington, Los Angeles
Sept. 24-June 17, 2001
400 years of ceramics crafted by the Pueblo Indians of Arizona and New Mexico.
Curator: Kathleen Whitaker, Ph.D., Southwest Museum.
Pectoral ornament
Middle Kingdom, 12th dynasty, probably reign of Senwosret II or III, 1897-1841 B.C.
probably from Dahshur
  Egyptian Art at Eton College: Selections from the Myers Museum
Metropolitan Museum
Sept. 26-Jan. 21, 2001
150 works from the extensive collection of ancient Egyptian decorative arts -- including Egyptian faience, for which the collection is especially renowned -- bequeathed to Eton by alumnus Major William Joseph Myers.
Curator: Catherine H. Roehrig, Metropolitan.
Tour: The exhibition was on view at Eton College, Windsor, until June 30, 2000.
Catalogue: Essays by Steven Spurr, Nicholas Reeves and Stephen Quirke.
Funding: Lewis B. and Dorothy Cullman.
Initiation Mask
Matupa, Lunda, Angola
  In the Presence of Spirits: Selections from the National Museum of Ethnology, Lisbon
Museum for African Art, New York
Sept. 27-Dec. 31, 2000
140 objects -- masks, combs, pipes and staffs used during initiation rituals, funerary figures and the seats of tribal chiefs -- endowed with spiritual or secular power.
Curator: Frank Herreman, Museum for African Art.
Tour: The exhibition travels to the Flint Institute of Arts in Flint Michigan; National Museum of African Art, Smithsonian Institution, Washington, D.C.; and the Birmingham Museum of Art, Alabama.
Catalogue: 192 pp., $68 (hardcover) and $38 (softcover) with essays by Frederick Lamp, Baltimore Museum of Art and Mary Nooter Roberts.
Aaron Shikler
Study for Official (post-humous) Portrait of President John F. Kennedy
  Power, Politics & Style: Art for the Presidents
Baltimore Museum of Art
Sept. 24-Jan. 7, 2001
The furnishings and fashions of American presidents.
Curator: James Abbott, BMA.
Funding: The Richard C. von Hess Foundation.
Pipilotti Rist
Ever is Over All
  Open Ends
Museum of Modern Art
Sept. 28-Jan. 2, 2001
Museum-wide exhibition of the last four decades of MoMA's holdings -- from the classics (Warhol, Johns) to the most contemporary (Rachel Whiteread, Pipilotti Rist) -- arranged into approximately 12 thematic exhibitions. The third and final cycle of "MoMA 2000."
Curators: Kirk Varnedoe, MoMA; Paola Antonelli, MoMA; Joshua Siegel, MoMA.
Catalogue: Yes.
Funding: Starr Foundation; Agnes Gund and Daniel Shapiro; Contemporary Exhibition Fund of the Museum of Modern Art; National Endowment for the Arts; Contemporary Arts Council; Junior Associates of MoMA; Rockefeller Brothers Fund; International Council of MoMA.
John Ruskin
  Ruskin's Italy, Ruskin's England
Morgan Library
Sept. 28-Jan. 7, 2001
The English critic's impact on the Victorian age -- explored through drawings, sketchbooks, photographs, diaries, letters and other objects.
Curator: Robert Parks, Morgan Library.
Funding: Fay Elliott Foundation.