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|Another City for Another Life: Constant's New Babylon
Nov. 2-Dec. 30, 1999
Plans, photos and more from "New Babylon," a utopian city (1956-74) proposed by Dutch artist and Situationist International member, Constant Nieuwenhuys.
Curator: Mark Wigley, Princeton University.
Catalogue essays: Catherine de Zegher, Benjamin Buchloh, Thomas McDonough, Martha Rosler, Rosalyn Deutsche, Anthony Vidler, Mark Wigley, Bernard Tschumi, Elizabeth Diller.
Still Life (Pears with Apples)
|Four Painters of the Steiglitz Circle: 1907-1925 Arthur Dove, John Marin, Marsden Hartley and Georgia O'Keeffe
Georgia O'Keeffe Museum
Nov. 2, 1999-Feb. 28, 2000
More than 30 works by the artists Steiglitz promoted during his 40 years of organizing modern art shows in New York City.
Curator: Barbara Buhler Lynes, Georgia O'Keeffe Museum.
The Wicked Witch
|1999 Carnegie International
Carnegie Museum of Art, Carnegie Museum of Natural History, Carnegie Library of Pittsburgh
Nov. 6, 1999-Mar. 26, 2000
The Carnegie's 53rd triennial survey of contemporary art features works by 41 international artists, from Franz Ackermann and Matthew Barney to Jane and Louise Wilson and Chen Zhen.
Curator: Madeleine Grynsztejn, Carnegie Museum of Art.
Catalogue essays: Jonathan Crary, Jean Fisher, Saskia Sassen, Slavoj iek and Madeleine Grynsztejn.
Funding: Mellon Bank.
Portrait of Sarai
|Contemporary American Realist Drawings: The Jalane and Richard Davidson Collection
Art Institute of Chicago
Nov. 6, 1999-Jan. 2, 2000
Over 125 drawings collected since 1975, including work by William Bailey, Jack Beal, Rackstraw Downes, Alex Katz, Michael Mazur and Philip Pearlstein.
Curator: Mark Pascale, AIC.
Catalogue essay: Ruth Fine, National Gallery of Art.
Freedom of Speech
High Museum of Art, Atlanta
Nov. 6, 1999-Jan. 30, 2000
More than 70 oil paintings and 322 Saturday Evening Post covers by the king of kitsch.
Curators: Anne Knutson, High Museum of Art guest curator; Maureen Hart Hennessey, Norman Rockwell Museum; Judy L. Larson, Art Museum of Western Virginia (formerly of the High Museum of Art).
Catalogue essays: Robert Coles, Dave Hickey, Robert Rosenblum, Neil Harris, Wendy M. Corn, Karal an Marling, Steven Heller, Thomas Hoving, Peter Rockwell, Laurie Norton Moffatt, Ned Rifkin.
Tour: The exhibition travels to the Chicago Historical Society (Feb. 26-May 21, 2000), Corcoran Gallery of Art, Washington, D.C. (June 17-Sept. 24, 2000), San Diego Museum of Art (Oct. 28-Dec. 31, 2000), Phoenix Art Museum (Feb. 21-May 6, 2001), Norman Rockwell Museum, Stockbridge, Mass. (June 9-Oct. 8, 2001), and Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum, New York, N.Y. (Nov. 7, 2001-Feb. 11, 2002).
Funding: The Ford Motor Company.
|Andy Warhol: Photography
Andy Warhol Museum, Pittsburgh
Nov. 6, 1999-Jan. 30, 2000
Warhol's photo-booth pictures, Polaroids, stitched photographs and more.
Organized in conjunction with the Hamburger Kunsthalle and Andy Warhol Foundation for the Visual Arts.
|Nadar/Warhol: Paris/New York
Andy Warhol Museum
Nov. 6, 1999-Jan. 30, 2000
A comparison of bohemian milieus on both sides of the Atlantic, with 44 works by Nadar and 43 by Warhol. Originally seen at the J. Paul Getty Museum.
|The Shadow of Gradiva: Last Excavation Campaign through the Collections of the Getty Research Institute, by Anne and Patrick Poirier
J. Paul Getty Museum, Los Angeles
Nov. 6, 1999-Jan. 3, 2000
Installation with video and "archaeologist's room" inspired by the novel Gradiva by Wilhem Jensen.
|Children of Berlin
P. S. 1 Contemporary Arts Center, Long Island City, N.Y.
Nov. 7, 1999-Jan. 2, 2000
A look at the shifting pop-cultural scene since the fall of the Berlin Wall in 1989, including works by Thomas Demand and Tobias Rehberger.
Curated by Klaus Biesenbach.
Paul Mellon viewing Edgar Degas' Dressed Ballet Dancer
|An Enduring Legacy: Masterpieces from the Collection of Mr. and Mrs. Paul Mellon
National Gallery of Art
Nov. 7, 1999-Feb. 27, 2000
Around 100 works, including a special section devoted to Edgar Degas.
Curator: Alan Stestack, National Gallery.
Bow and arrow case
4th century BC
|Gold of the Nomads: Scythian Treasures from the Ancient Ukraine
San Antonio Museum of Art
Nov. 7, 1999-Jan. 30, 2000
More than 170 gold objects from the Scythians, warrior horsemen who roamed the European steppe from the 7th to 3rd centuries BC.
Curators: Ellen Reeder, Walters Art Gallery; Gerry Scott III, San Antonio Museum of Art.
Catalogue essays: Ellen Reeder; Esther Jacobson; Michael Treister.
Tour: The exhibition travels to the Walters Art Gallery, Baltimore, Md. (Mar. 7-May 28, 2000), Los Angeles County Museum of Art (July 2-Sept. 24, 2000), Brooklyn Museum of Art (Oct. 29, 2000-Jan. 21, 2001), Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art, Kansas City, Mo. (May 27-Aug. 11, 2001), and the Grand Palais, Paris (Sept. 25-Dec. 31, 2001).
Martin E. Thompson
Façade of the Branch Bank of the United States, 1822-24
|Celebrating the American Wing: Notable Acquisitions, 1980-1999
Metropolitan Museum of Art
Drawings, watercolors, textiles, miniatures, furniture and more on view in honor of the 75th anniversary of the American Wing.
Funding: The Bank of New York.
Mulackstrabe 37: Former Jewish residence, 1932
|Sites Unseen -- Shimon Attie: Photographs and Public Projects, 1992-1998
Institute of Contemporary Art, Boston
Nov. 10, 1999-Jan. 2, 2000
A mid-career survey of 42 works by the photographer and installation artist.
Curator: Ellen Fleurov, ICA, Boston.
Tour: The exhibition travels to the California Center for the Arts, Escondido.
|Far Out: Bay Area Design: 1967-1973
San Francisco Museum of Modern Art
Nov. 12, 1999-Feb. 20, 2000
Posters, clothing, fabrics, jewelry and furniture demonstrate how 40 artists transformed consumer products into art objects. The show includes posters for the Grateful Dead, Jefferson Airplane and Big Brother and the Holding Company.
Curator: Aaron Betsky, SFMoMA.
Personification of Time
|Millennial Dreams: Vision and Prophecy in American Folk Art
Museum of American Folk Art
Nov. 13, 1999-May 14, 2000
More than 75 spiritual and secular otherworldly renderings, including Shaker spirit drawings, angel Gabriel weathervanes, Adventist charts, Pennsylvania German fraktur and New Mexican santos.
Curator: Gerard C. Wertkin, Museum of American Folk Art.
Funding: Fireman's Fund Insurance Company.
Series 9 (1-3)
The Contemporary Arts Center, Cincinnati
Nov. 13, 1999-Jan. 16, 2000
A 20-year survey of furniture, models and projects on paper by the architect-cum-sculptor.
Organized by the Atlanta College of Art and the City Gallery at Chastain.
E. M. Lilien
Poster for Berliner Tageblatt
|Berlin Metropolis: Jews and the New Culture, 1890-1918
Nov. 14, 1999-Mar. 5, 2000
Over 250 paintings, drawings, posters, books, film clips, letters and theater memorabilia that reflect the energy and diversity of modern art in Berlin at the turn of the century, from Vasily Kandisnsky and Ernst Ludwig Kirchner to Giacoma Bala and Max Liebermann.
Curator: Emily D. Bilski, guest curator.
Catalogue essays: Joan Rosenbaum, Emily D. Bilski, Sigrid Bauschinger, Inka Bertz, Barbara Hahn, Peter Jelavich, Paul Mendes-Flohr, Peter Paret and Chana Schutz.
Funding: Lucius N. Littauer Foundation, National Endowment for the Arts, et. al.
Follower of Nicolas Poussin
Holy Family on the Steps
from the National Gallery
|A Painting in Focus: Nicolas Poussin's Holy Family on the Steps
Cleveland Museum of Art
Nov. 14, 1999-Jan. 23, 2000
Poussin's painting is examined via preparatory drawings and copies after the painting, including the National Gallery's, once thought to be the original, plus x-radiographs and four other works by the artist.
Curator: Diane De Grazia, CMA.
Catalogue essays: De Grazia, Marcia Steele, Richard Verdi.
Funding: Florence Gould Foundation.
Quartzite head of Nefertiti
|Pharaohs of the Sun: Akhenaton, Nefertiti and Tutankhamen
Museum of Fine Arts, Boston
Nov. 14, 1999-Feb. 6, 2000
Over 250 archeological objects recreate the Amrana Age of ancient Egypt (1353-1356), when King Akhenaten radically changed culture and art by introducing the worship of a single god, Aten.
Curator: Rita Freed, Boston MFA.
Tour: The exhibition premieres at the Boston MFA, then travels to the Los Angeles County Museum of Art, the Art Institute of Chicago and the Rijksmuseum van Oudheden, Leiden, The Netherlands.
Maya Deren and Sasha Hammid
|Inverted Odysseys: Claude Cahun, Maya Deren, Cindy Sherman
Grey Art Gallery, New York University
Nov. 16, 1999-Jan. 29, 2000
150 photographs and film stills by three women whose work explores identity and representation through self-portraiture.
Curators: Lynn Gumpert, Grey Art Gallery; Shelley Rice, independent art historian and critic.
Tour: The exhibition was co-organized by the Museum of Contemporary Art in North Miami, and will travel there following the Grey Art Gallery.
Funding: National Endowment for the Arts, Andy Warhol Foundation for the Visual Arts, et al.
Portrait of a Young Woman
|"Only the Best": Masterpieces of the Calouste Gulbenkina Museum, Lisbon
Metropolitan Museum of Art
Nov. 16, 1999-Feb. 27, 2000
Paintings, Egyptian sculpture, Roman medals, Islamic pottery, manuscripts, furniture, silver and a lot more from the collection of Armenian oil magnate Calouste Gulbenkina.
Funding: The Hagop Kevorkian Fund, the Kissak Family Foundation.
Diego Rodriguez de Silva y Velázquez
Camillo Astalli, Known as Cardinal Pamphili
|Velázquez in New York Museums
Frick Collection, New York
Nov. 16, 1999-Jan. 16, 2000
Six portraits brought together for the first time, in commemoration of the 400th anniversary of the birth of the Spanish Old Master.
Organized in conjunction with the Hispanic Society of America.
Curator: Jonathan Brown, New York University Institute of Fine Arts.
Catalogue essays: Jonathan Brown, Marcus B. Burke.
Funding: Fellows of the Frick Collection, Banco Santander Central Hispano, Consulat General of Spain in New York.
E. W. Godwin
Design for costumes for the Provost's guards and the Abbot in Juana
|E. W. Godwin: Esthetic Movement Architect and Designer
Bard Graduate Center, Annandale-on-Hudson, New York
Nov. 18, 1999-Feb. 27, 2000
Architectural drawings, furniture, ceramics, wallpaper, textiles and more by one of Britain's leading design reformers of the 19th century.
Curator: Susan Weber Soros, director and founder of the Bard Graduate Center.
Catalogue essays: Lionel Lambourne, Catherine Arbuthnott, Nancy Burch Wilkinson, Juiet Kinchin, Richard W. Hayes, Aileen Reid, Susan Weber Soros, Linda Parry, Joanna Banham, Fanny Baldwin.
Great Castigation Series: Coca-Cola
|Inside Out: New Chinese Art
Henry Art Gallery, Seattle and Tacoma Art Museum, Tacoma, Wa.
Nov. 18, 1999-Mar. 5, 2000
Cutting-edge contemporary Chinese art from painting and photography to video and installations. Organized by the Asia Society and San Francisco Museum of Modern Art.
Curator: Gao Minglu, Harvard University.
Tour: The exhibition rounds up its U.S. tour in Seattle, then travels to museums in Tokyo and Hong Kong.
Eye-i-ing those Armorial Bearings (No. 1)
Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden
Nov. 18, 1999-Feb. 21, 2000
The Pakistani-born artist's mural and 30 works on paper evocative of Muslim and Hindu miniatures.
Curator: Valerie Fletcher, Hirshhorn.
New Museum of Contemporary Art, New York
Nov. 19, 1999-Mar. 5, 2000
The late Brazilian Conceptual artist's interactive installations, environments and sculpture.
Curators: Dan Cameron, Gerardo Mosquera.
Catalogue essays: Dan Cameron, Jorge Luis Borges.
Tour: The exhibition travels to the Museum of Modern Art in São Paulo and to the Museum of Modern Art in Rio de Janeiro.
Funding: National Endowment for the Arts, the Ministry of Culture of Brazil.
Photograph of a tombstone entitled Unicorn and Lion Fighting located in a Jewish cemetery in Kuty.
|Within the Pale: Jewish Tombstones in the Ukraine and Moldova
Brooklyn Museum of Art
Nov. 19, 1999-Feb. 13, 2000
David Goberman's photographs of carved tombstones taken over the course of 75 years, along with maps of the villages where the tombs were found and a list of names of the deceased.
Curator: Barbara Head Millstein, Jewish Museum.
Philadelphia Institute of Contemporary Art
Nov. 20, 1999-Jan. 16, 2000
Enormous balloons dressed in feminine clothing.
Curator: Judith Tanenbaum, Philadelphia ICA.
Sky Cathedral #2
shown int the Lipman's home.
|The Eye of the Collector: Works from the Collection of Jean and Howard Lipman
Arizona State University Art Museum, Tempe
Nov. 20, 1999-Feb. 13, 2000
92 works from the collection of Jean Lipman, editor of Art in America for 30 years, and her husband Howard, ranging from Alexander Calder and Claus Oldenburg to Roy Lichtenstein and Richard Artschwager.
Curator: Carol G. Bombeck, Arizona State University.
|To Conserve a Legacy: American Art from Historically Black Colleges and Universities
Corcoran Gallery of Art
Nov. 20, 1999-Jan. 31, 2000
More than 100 works owned by Clark Atlanta, Fisk, Hampton, Howard, North Carolina Central and Tuskegee Universities.
Curators: Richard Powell, Duke University; Jock Reynolds, Yale University Art Gallery.
Tour: Future stops include the Art Institute of Chicago; Clark Atlanta University Art Collections with the High Museum of Art; North Carolina Central University Art Museum with Duke University Museum of Art and the Center for Documentary Studies, Duke University; Fisk University Art Galleries with the Tennessee State Museum; the Hampton University Art Museum with the Chrysler Museum.
Funding: AT& T and the Ford Motor Company.
|Museum Pieces: Bay Area Artists Envision the M. H. de Young Memorial Museum
M. H. de Young Memorial Museum, San Francisco
Nov. 20, 1999-Mar. 12, 2000
18 specially commissioned works that address the changing role of the museum in society, by David Ireland, Tom Marioni, Deborah Oropallo, Rigo '99 and more.
Curator: Glen Helfand, guest curator.
|Narratives of African-American Art and Identity: The David C. Driskell Collection
M. H. de Young Memorial Museum
Nov. 20, 1999-Feb. 12, 2000
100 works by key figures in 20th-century African-American art, borrowed from the collection of David C. Driskell, a pioneering scholar of African American art history at the University of Maryland.
Curator: Juanita Holland, the Art Gallery at the University of Maryland.
Nellie May Rowe
|The Art of Nellie May Rowe: Ninety-Nine and a Half Won't Do
High Museum of Art, Atlanta
Nov. 20, 1999-Feb. 26, 2000
Chewing-gum figures, hand-sewn dolls, drawings, collages, photos and more by the self-taught artist.
Curator: Lee Kogan, Museum of American Folk Art, New York.
Catalogue essays: Lee Kogan, Kinshasha Conwill.
Tour: After a long national tour, the exhibition makes a final stop at the African American Museum in Dallas, (Mar. 18-May 14, 2000).
Funding: Friends of Nellie Mae Rowe.
|Donald Judd, Untitled, 1976
Dia Center for the Arts, New York
Nov. 1999-June 2000
A work composed of 15 plywood boxes, acquired from the Chinati Foundation earlier this year.
|Modern Starts: Things
Museum of Modern Art
Nov. 21, 1999-March 14, 2000
The third installment of MoMA's millennial survey, focusing here on the importance of the object in early modernism, from Pablo Picasso's Guitar and Marcel Duchamp's readymades to Paul Cezanne's still lifes and Gerrit Rietveld's Red and Blue Chair.