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      New This Month in U.S. Museums
Beauford Delaney
The Sage Black (James Baldwin)
  Beauford Delaney: From New York to Paris
Greenville County Museum of Art
Aug. 1-Oct. 2, 2005
50 paintings charting the Tennessee-born artists oeuvre as he moved between the New York and Paris art worlds and figurative and Abstract Expressionist styles
Catalogue: 143 pp., $35
Tour: The show has already appeared at the Minneapolis Institute of Arts and the Knoxville Museum of Art, and subsequently travels to the Philadelphia Museum of Art, Nov. 12, 2005-Jan. 28, 2006.
Edgar Degas
Chanteuse de Café
ca. 1878
  Degas at Harvard
Arthur M. Sackler Museum, Cambridge
Aug. 1-Nov. 27, 2005
Ca. 70 paintings, sculptures, drawings, prints and photographs from Harvard University's collection of works by Edgar Degas
Curator: Edward Saywell, Charles C. Cunningham Sr., Stephan Wolohojian
Catalogue: 128 pp., $19.95
Donald Judd
Green Desk with Two Chairs (b97)
  Design ≠ Art: Functional Objects from Donald Judd to Rachel Whiteread
Aspen Art Museum
Aug. 5-Oct. 2, 2005
The design work of Minimalist and post-Minimalist artists, including Scott Burton, Donald Judd, Sol LeWitt, James Turrell, Richard Tuttle and Rachel Whiteread
Curator: Barbara Bloemink, Joseph Cunningham
Catalogue: 224 pp., with essays by Barbara Bloemink, Joseph Cunningham, Richard Tuttle, Donald Judd and Scott Burton, $49.95 hardcover, $39.95 softcover
Funding: Barbara and Morton Mandel, AAM National Council
Alfred Sisley
The Pike
  Old Masters/New Directions: A Decade of Collecting
Wadsworth Atheneum Museum of Art
Aug. 6-Dec. 31, 05
A broad spectrum of artworks acquired by the Atheneum over the last decade, from Old Master drawings to sculptures by Sol LeWitt
Cosmetic palette
Gandharan, 2nd-3rd century A.D.
  East Meets West
Dallas Museum of Art
Aug. 7Dec. 11, 2005
Some 30 small-scale works pairing objects of sculpture, painting and decorative pieces from the East and West, from a Gandharan Head of Buddha to a 20th-century Mark Tobey painting recalling Japanese calligraphy to a Mariko Mori image depicting the artist as a Tibetan holy figure
Curator: Anne Bromberg
Andrew Au
#6:Corrector: (Behaviorus Dictatum)
  2005 New Orleans Triennial
New Orleans Museum of Art
Aug. 7-Oct. 16, 2005
This years NOMA Triennial, open to artists from across the ten Southeastern states and Texas, is devoted to contemporary printmaking and judged by Marilyn Kushner, curator at the Brooklyn Museum
Also on view: "Reinventing Tradition: Maruyama Ôkyo (1733- 95) and his Followers," Aug. 14-Dec. 30, 2005
Henry Ossaw Tanner
Christ and His Disciples on the Sea of Galilee
ca. 1910
  An Enduring Legacy: Paintings Acquired Through the J. Harwood and Louise B. Cochrane Fund for American Art
Virginia Museum of Fine Arts
Aug. 10, 2005-ongoing
A special, rotating exhibition of artworks celebrating the generosity of two of the museums benefactors, including works by Thomas Hart Benton, William Merritt Chase, Jasper Cropsey, Frederick Carl Frieseke, Robert Henri, Henry Ossawa Tanner, John Trumbull and James McNeill Whistler
Curator: David Park Curry, Elizabeth O'Leary
Edgar Arceneaux
Place Is the Space
  New Work: Edgar Arceneaux
San Francisco Museum of Modern Art
Aug. 12-Nov. 27, 2005
Selections from Los Angeles-based artist Arceneauxs series "Borrowed Sun," which uses word play to unite a series of films, drawings and sculptures that make reference to Sun Ra, Sol LeWitt and the physicist Galileo
Curator: Jill Dawsey
Funding: Collectors Forum, Mimi and Peter Haas, Nancy and Steven Oliver, Robin Wright, the Betlach Family Foundation
Joan Snyder
  Joan Snyder: A Painting Survey 1969-2004
Jewish Museum
Aug. 12-Oct. 23, 2005
30 abstract paintings which serve as diary of three decades of the artists personal journeys
Curator: Katherine French
Catalogue: Essays by Hayden Herrera, Jenny Sorkin, Norman L. Kleeblatt, Abrams, 180 pp., $50
Tour: Danforth Museum of Art, Framingham, Mass., Nov. 1, 2005-Jan. 29, 2006
Bruce Goff
Selection from The Drunken Boat series
  The Drunken Boat: Paintings by Bruce Goff
Price Tower Arts Center, Bartlesville, Okla.
Aug. 12-Oct. 2, 2005
Large-scale watercolors depicting verses from Arthur Rimbaud's poem The Drunken Boat by the Oklahoma-based architect, who died in 1982
Funding: ConocoPhillips, Oklahoma Arts Council, National Endowment for the Arts
Also on view: "Structures of Our Times: 31 Buildings That Changed Modern Life," Aug. 12-Oct. 2, 2005
Rose Owens
Round Rug
  Blanket Statements
Denver Art Museum
Aug. 13, 2005-Dec. 31, 2006
10 Navajo textiles woven in the 1980s and early 1990s, including Isabel Johns intricate scenes of Navajo reservation life and Irene Clarks collaborations with Kenneth Noland
Xul Solar
Jefa (Patroness)
  Brought to Light: Recent Acquisitions in Latin American Art
Museum of Fine Arts, Houston
Aug. 13, 2005-April 3, 2006
Recent additions to the museums Latin American Art collection
Also on view: "Recent Accessions in Modern and Contemporary Design," Aug. 27, 2005-Jan. 1, 2006
Else Thalemann
Eiffelturm Paris No. 30893/Paris Eiffel Tower
ca. 1930
  Paris: Photographs from a Time That Was
Art Institute of Chicago
Aug. 13Nov. 6, 2005
100 images of Paris from the 1850s to the 1950s, featuring work by Eugne Atget, Brassa, Henri Cartier-Bresson, Robert Doisneau, André Kertész and Jacques Henri Lartigue
Also on View: "City and Country: Views of Urban and Rural Japan by Modern Japanese Print Artists," Aug. 6Oct. 9, 2005
Robert Rauschenberg
Brew (Hoarfrost)
  Robert Rauschenberg: The Hoarfrosts Series
Guild Hall, East Hampton
Aug. 13Oct. 23, 2005
The artists "Hoarfrosts Series" from the mid-1970s, works that feature image transfers on various types of fabrics, from cheesecloth to silk
Curator: David White
Also on view: "Cindy Sherman: A Survey," Aug. 13Oct. 23, 2005
Thomas Wilmer Dewing
The Carnation
  Pretty Women: Freer and the Ideal of Feminine Beauty
Freer Gallery of Art
Aug. 13, 2005Sept. 17, 2006
34 images of beautiful women collected by museum founder Charles Lang Freer, including works by James McNeill Whistler, Thomas Wilmer Dewing and Abbott Handerson Thayer
Also on view: "Perspectives: Mei-ling Hom," Aug. 27, 2005Mar. 5, 2006
John Marin
Brooklyn Bridge
  The Spirit of 291
Amon Carter Museum, Austin
Aug. 13, 2005Feb. 5, 2006
A small-scale exhibition focusing on the influence of Alfred Stieglitzs Little Galleries of the Photo-Sucession, including works by Paul Strand, John Marin, Marsden Hartley, Arthur Dove and Georgia O'Keeffe
Also on view: "Into the Night," Aug. 13, 2005Feb. 5, 2006
Installation view of "Jean Prouvé: Three Nomadic Structures," showing Kangaroo chair (1951), wall light (1951-52), facade panel with portholes (1949), and ventilated wall panel (1951-52) mounted on exhibition displayscape membrane designed by architect Evan Douglis
  Jean Prouvé: Three Nomadic Structures
MOCA Pacific Design Center, Los Angeles
Aug. 14-Nov. 27, 2005
Furniture, architectural elements and photographs relating to three of French designer Prouvés modular buildings, presented in a uniquely designed displayscape
Warrington Colescott
The Hollandale Tapes: At the Agri-Business Ball
  Warrington Colescott Prints and Watercolors: A Brief History
Milwaukee Art Museum
Aug. 18-Sept. 18, 2005
Prints and watercolors from the late 1940s to the present, putting on display the satirical style and broad range of this well-respected and influential Wisconsin-based artist, whose work has been collected by the Whitney, MoMA and the Met, among others
Curator: Sarah Kirk
Annie Han and Daniel Mihalyo
Billboard Sketch #7
  Minus Space: Lead Pencil Studio
Henry Art Gallery, Seattle
Aug. 19Nov. 20, 2005
Installation by Seattle artist-architects Annie Han and Daniel Mihalyo, including photographs by Mihalyo and sketches from the pairs inventive architecture firm, Lead Pencil Studio
Curator: Elizabeth Brown
Funding: Contemporary Art Fund
Ansel Adams
Rose and Driftwood, San Francisco, California
  Ansel Adams
Museum of Fine Arts, Boston
Aug. 21-Dec. 31, 2005
Works highlighting the breadth of Adams art, including everything from original prints of his most iconic images to giant mural-sized prints, an early Sierra Club album and an Adams coffee can
Funding: RBC Dain Rauscher.
Also on view: "Things I Love: The Many Collections of William I. Koch," Aug. 31-Nov. 13, 2005
Saira Wasim, Talha Rathore, Muhammad Imran Qureshi, Hasnat Mehmood, Aisha Khalid, Nusra Latif Qureshi
  Karkhana: A Contemporary Collaboration
Aldrich Contemporary Art Museum
Aug. 21, 2005Mar. 12, 2006
Works by six contemporary Pakistani artists -- Aisha Khalid, Hasnat Mehmood, Muhammad Imran Qureshi, Nusra Latif Qureshi, Talha Rathore and Saira Wasim -- centering on a series of collaboratively produced paintings
Also on view: "Jane Harris," Aug. 21, 2005 Mar. 12, 2006
Johann Karl Kretschmar
Portrait of Amalie Beer
ca. 1803
  The Power of Conversation: Jewish Women and Their Salons
McMullen Museum of Art, Boston
Aug. 22-Dec. 4, 2005
The role of 14 remarkable women, from Madame de Bambouillet in the 1780s to Gertrude Stein and Florine Stettheimer in the early 20th century, in contemporary culture and politics in Vienna, Berlin, Paris, New York and elsewhere, via almost 200 items, including portraits, manuscripts, letters, furniture, musical scores and films
Catalogue: 266 pp., $50
Funding: Andrea & Charles Bronfman Philanthropies, Dorot Foundation, Leo and Julia Forchheimer Foundation, The Lucius N. Littauer Foundation, Sara Lee Schupf and Tillie K. Lubin, and the Blanche & Irving Laurie Foundation
Tour: The show debuted at the Jewish Museum, Mar. 4-July 10, 2005
Michael C. McMillen
Red Trailer Motel
  Red Trailer Motel
Des Moines Art Center Downtown
Aug. 29Dec. 30, 2005
Los Angeles assemblage artist Michael C. McMillens large-scale installation of a dilapidated roadside motel in the middle of nowhere at night
Curator: Patricia Hickson
George Wesley Bellows
Forty-two Kids
  Encouraging American Genius: Master Paintings from the Corcoran Gallery of Art
Corcoran Gallery of Art
Aug. 27, 2005-Jan. 2, 2006
85 works from the museums collection of pre-1945 American art, including paintings by Thomas Cole, Frederic Church, John Singer Sargent, Mary Cassatt, Edward Hopper, Aaron Douglas and Albert Bierstadt
Curator: Sarah Cash
Catalogue: 286 pp., $39.95
Tour: Museum of Fine Arts, Houston, Feb. 12May 7, 2006; Parrish Art Museum, June 3Sept. 12, 2006; Mint Museum of Art, Oct. 7Dec. 31, 2006; John and Mable Ringling Museum of Art, Feb. 3April 29, 2007
Funding: Brown Foundation, Inc., Altria Group, Inc., an anonymous donor, President's Exhibition Fund
Francis Wheatley
The Oliver and Ward Families
ca. 1778
  The Worlds of Francis Wheatley
Yale Center for British Art
Aug. 31-Dec. 31, 2005
Paintings, watercolors and drawings including the series the Cries of London, as well as reproductive prints after the work of the Georgian period British artist