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      New This Month in U.S. Museums
 
 
 
Alexis Rockman
Man Eating Plant
2000
  The 177th Annual Exhibition
National Academy of Design
May 1-Jun. 9, 2002
Over 135 works by 95 U.S. artists, arranged into four disciplines (painting, sculpture, printmaking, architecture), in a contemporary survey designed to give the "2002 Whitney Biennial Exhibition" a run for its money. Participants include Emma Amos, Bruce Connor, John De Andrea, David Deutsch, Louise Fishman, Sam Messer, Dorothea Rockburne, Alexis Rockman, Susan Rothenberg and Terry Winters
Catalogue: 120 pp., $10
Funding: Peter Jay Sharp Foundation
 
 
 
Works by Claes Oldenburg and Coosje van Bruggren on the Metropolitan Museum roof garden
Photo Mark Morosse
  Oldenburg and van Bruggren on the Roof
Metropolitan Museum of Art
May 1-Nov. 17, 2002
Four recent, large-scale works in painted metal and fiberglass by Claes Oldenburg and Coosje van Bruggen, installed in the B. Gerald Cantor Roof Garden
Also on view: "New York, New York: Photographs from the Collection" and "As It Happened: Photographs from the Gilman Paper Company Collection," opening May 7, 2002
 
 
 
Sebastian Diaz Morales
Still from
15,000,000 Parachutes
  Tele-Journeys
MIT List Visual Arts Center
May 2-Jul. 7, 2002
Nine young performance and installation artists working in Western Europe, most alumni of the Rijksakademie van Beeldende Kunsten in Amsterdam, including Carlos Amorales, Runa Islam, Tomoko Take and Fiona Tan
Curators: Jane Farver (List), Joan Jonas
Catalogue: Jens Hoffman with introduction by Joan Jonas and Jane Farver
 
 
 
Isaac Julien
still from
The Attendant
1993
  The Film Art of Isaac Julien
Yerba Buena Center for the Arts
May 4-July 14, 2002
The West-coast debut of the artist's new body of film work with related photography
Also on view: "The Cockettes," a new film on the gender-bending theater troupe; "Straight to Hell: 10 Years of Dyke Action Machine," collaborative work by Sue Schaffner and Carrie Moyer, the only specifically lesbian art project in existence; and "2000 Dragons: Don Ed Hardy," a 500-foot-long scroll by the celebrated tattooist, opening May 4, 2002
 
 
 
Donald Moffett
Untitled (We the People #1)
2001
  Donald Moffett: What Barbara Jordan Wore
Museum of Contemporary Art, Chicago
May 4-Sept. 1, 2002
Nine new paintings along with an audio installation of speeches by the late Texas Senator, known for her stirring orations
Curator: Elizabeth Smith (MCA)
Catalogue: Essays by Elizabeth Smith and novelist Jim Lewis
 
 
 
Edward Wislow
Sugar Box
Boston, Ma.
1702
  An American Vision: Henry Francis du Pont's Winterthur Museum
National Gallery of Art
May 5-Oct. 6, 2002
300 works of furniture, textiles, paintings, prints and drawings, ceramics, glass and metal work from the Delaware museum opened by Henry du Pont in 1951
Curator: Wendy A. Cooper (Winterthur)
Catalogue: hardcover, 242 pp., $60 list
Funding: Louisa and Robert Duemling, DuPont
 
 
 
Alfred Stieglitz
Katherine
1905
  Priceless Children: American Photographs 1890-1925/Child Labor and the Pictorialist Ideal
Grey Art Gallery, NYU
May 7-July 13, 2002
Idealistic portraits of childhood by six Pictorialists (F. Holland Day, Gertrude Käsebier, Edward Steichen, Alfred Stieglitz, Edward Weston, Clarence White) juxtaposed with images of working-class kids by Lewis Hine, in a show organized by the Weatherspoon Art Museum
Curator: George Dimock (UNC)
Catalogue: Weatherspoon, 64 pp., $22.50 list
 
 
 
Nixons Greeted in Ecuador
1958
  The Tumultuous Fifties: A View from the New York Times Photo Archives
New-York Historical Society
May 7-Aug. 14, 2002
195 black-and-white photographs
Curators: Douglas Dreishpoon (Albright-Knox), Alan Trachtenberg (Yale)
Catalogue: Yale, 272 pp., 200 illustrations, essays by Luc Sante, Dreishpoon, Trachtenberg
Also on view: "Me, Myself and Infrastructure: Public Works and Private Lives," opening May 21, 2002
 
 
 
Tripod jar
Tang dynasty
8th century
  Art of the Tang Dynasty from the Sze Hong Collection
Denver Art Museum
May 11-Dec. 7, 2002
Tomb figures, metalwork, mirrors and sculptures from 618-907 AD
Curator: Ronald Y. Otsuka (DAM)
Also on view: "West Point/Points West," opening May 4, 2002; "Metamorphosis: Modernist Photographs by Herbert Bayer and Man Ray," opening May 21, 2002
 
 
 
Paul Perez
Cruise Night
Yuma, Az.
  Americanos: Latino Life in the United States
Museum of Fine Arts, Houston
May 12-Aug. 18, 2002
120 photographs taken by 30 award-winning photojournalists in a project sponsored by actor Edward James Olmos
Curators: Olmos, Lea Ybarra
Catalogue: 176 pp., with portraits, essays and commentary from the Latino community, hardcover, $39 list
Tour: The show is in the midst of an extensive tour, sponsored by SITES
Funding: AOL Time Warner, Qwest
Also on view: "Jasper Johns: Variations on a Theme," opening May 18, 2002, and "Natural Wonders: works by John James Audubon from the Stark Museum of Art," opening May. 19, 2002
 
 
 
Thomas Struth
Pantheon
1990
Rome
  Thomas Struth
Dallas Museum of Art
May 12-Aug. 18, 2002
100 photographs by the German artist known for his large-scale images of cities, art monuments and arcadian forests
Curator: Charles Wylie (DMA)
Catalogue: Thomas Struth: 1977-2002, Yale, 164 pp., $50 list. Essays by Wylie, Ann Goldstein (L.A. MoCA), Maria Morris Hambourg (Met), Douglas Eklund (Met)
Tour: L.A. MoCA, Sept. 15, 2002-Jan. 5, 2003; Metropolitan Museum, Feb. 4-May 15, 2003; Chicago MCA, June 28-Sept. 28, 2003
 
 
 
Margi Geerlinks
Gepettol
1999
  Skin: Surface Substance and Design
Cooper-Hewitt Design Museum
May 14-July 22, 2002
Artists and designers such as Margi Geerlinks, Matthieu Manche and Teppo Asikainen explore biotechnology and textures in a show whose installation is designed by the Architecture Research Office
Curator: Ellen Lupton
Catalogue: Princeton Architectural Press, 240 pp., $35 list
 
 
 
Jean-Baptiste Greuze
The Ungrateful Son
ca. 1777-78
  Greuze the Draftsman
Frick Collection
May 14-Aug. 4, 2002
70 drawings by Jean-Baptiste Greuze (1725-1805) culled from international collections
Curator: Edgar Munhal (Frick)
Catalogue: Merrell Publishers, 284 pp., hardcover $75 list, softcover $45 list
Tour: J. Paul Getty Museum, Sept. 10-Dec. 1, 2002
 
 
 
Joan Crawford in an evening gown by Gilbert Adrian for the film Letty Lynton, 1932
  Adrian: American Glamour
Metropolitan Museum of Art
May 14-Aug. 18, 2002
The Met's Costume Institute's spring show features more than 80 outfits and hats from Hollywood costumer Gilbert Adrian (born Adrian Adolph Greenburg), who dressed everyone from Greta Garbo and Katharine Hepburn to the cast of the Wizard of Oz.
Curator: Jane Trapnell Marino
 
 
 
Helen Frankenthaler
Tales of Genji, 1
1998
  Frankenthaler: The Woodcuts
Yale University Art Gallery
May 14-Sept. 9, 2002
23 woodcuts dating back to 1973
Tour: The show was organized by Judith Goldman for the Naples (Fla.) Museum of Art
 
 
    FOCUS: Steve McQueen
Art Institute of Chicago
May 15-Aug. 4, 2002
U.S. premiere of the Turner Prize winner's latest work, Nov. 7th (2001), a film projection of the scarred back of a man's head with an audio track of an accidental death.
Curator: James Rondeau
 
 
    An American Sampler
Seattle Art Museum
May 18, 2002
Silver objects from early colonial America shown alongside furniture and decorative arts from the collection of Ruth J. Nutt
Curators: Julie Emerson, Anne Wagner
 
 
 
Larry Rivers
A Vanished World: Garbo and Gilbert I
1994
  Larry Rivers: Art and the Artists
Corcoran Gallery of Art
May 18-July 22, 2002
Five decades of work by the famed Pop figurationist who was born Yitzroch Grossberg in 1925 and started his career as a jazz saxophonist
Curator: Jacquelyn Serwer (Corcoran)
Catalogue: Bulfinch Press (pub. date 9/02), $60 list. With essays by Serwer, Barbara Rose, David C. Levy
 
 
 
Ahmed Hilmi
Calligraphic lion
Ottoman, Turkey
1913
  Empire of the Sultans: Ottoman Art from the Khalili Collection
North Carolina Museum of Art
May 19-July 28, 2002
Approximately 200 objects, including copies of the Koran from every era of the Ottoman Empire, calligraphy, weapons, rugs and decorative objects
Curator: John Coffey (NCMA)
Catalogue: 302 pp., by J.M. Rogers, includes essays on Ottoman history and maps
 
 
 
Louise Bourgeois
Couple
2001
  Family
Aldrich Museum of Contemporary Art
May 19-July 28, 2002
Contemporary family life by 37 artists, including Louise Bourgeois, Sophie Calle, Nicole Eisenman, Nan Goldin and Mark Wallinger
Curators: Jessica Hough, Richard Klein and Harry Philbrick, with the artists Claudia Matzko and Matthew McCaslin
Catalogue: 96 pp., full color with a selection of poetry by ten contemporary poets
 
 
 
Milton Avery
Red Rock Falls
1947
  Milton Avery: The Late Paintings
UCLA Hammer Museum
May 21-Sept. 8, 2002
45 paintings from private and public collections produced between 1947-63
Curator: Robert Hobbs (Virginia Commonwealth University)
Catalogue: Abrams, 112 pp., $35 list, essays by Hobbs, Clement Greenberg
Tour: The show premiered last year at the Milwaukee Art Museum, and is being circulated by the American Federation of the Arts
 
 
 
Paul Cézanne
Mont Saint-Victoire Seen from the Bibemus Quarry
ca. 1897
  Cézanne and the Transformed Landscape
Baltimore Museum of Art
May 22-Aug. 25, 2002
Four paintings, one from the collection and three landscapes on loan from the Museum of Modern Art
Curator: Katy Rothkopf (BMA)
 
 
 
Jeff Ono
Fear Satan
1998
  Artists Imagine Architecture
Institute of Contemporary Art, Boston
May 22-Sept. 2, 2002
Exploring the boundaries between sculpture and architecture, via works by 19 artists, including Sam Durant, Shirley Tse and Dan Graham
Curator: Jessica Morgan (ICA)
Catalogue: The full-color catalogue by Jessica Morgan covers the history of architectural models and provides biographical information on the artists
Also on view: "Taylor Davis: 2001 ICA Artist Prize," opening May. 22, 2002
 
 
 
Andy Warhol
Mao
1973
  Andy Warhol Retrospective
Museum of Contemporary Art Los Angeles, and the Geffen Contemporary
May 25-Aug. 18, 2002
The only American venue for this retrospective of 200 paintings, drawings and sculptures, organized by the Neue Nationalgalerie, Berlin
Curator: Heiner Bastian
Catalogue: 239 color plates, essays by Heiner Bastian, Kirk Varnedoe, Donna De Salvo, Peter Klaus Schuster and Antje Dallmann, $44.99
Funding: Merrill Lynch
 
 
 
Michel Gerard
In Between Memories
1996-98
  Michel Gerard, The American Decade: 1989-1999
Neuberger Museum of Art, Purchase, N.Y.
May 25-Aug. 18, 2002
17 works of conceptual sculpture
Catalogue: Essays by Eleanor Heartney and Arthur Danto with foreword by Lucinda H. Gedeon
Also on view: "Grace Knowlton," opening May 26, 2001