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Joseph Cornell
A Swan Lake for Tamara Toumanova
(Homage to the Romantic Ballet)
1946
© The Joseph and Robert
Memorial Foundation
Joseph Cornell
Menil Collection, Houston
Oct. 3, 1997 - Jan. 4, 1998
Medici Slot Machine (1942), A Swan Lake for Tamara Toumanova (1946), Untitled (Pharmacy) (1950) and more than 70 other constructions and collages, plus films.
Curator: Walter Hopps
Organizer: The Menil Collection
 


Robert Capa
Immigrants from Europe
Arriving in Haifa
1949
Robert Capa: Photographs
Philadelphia Museum of Art
Oct. 4, 1997 - Jan. 4, 1998
The first true retrospective of the great war photographer who was killed by a land mine in 1954 while on assignment for Life in Indochina. The show features 161 new prints plus 25 vintage prints from the Spanish Civil War.
Curator: Aperture Foundation head Michael E. Hoffman and Richard Whelan
Catalogue essay: Richard Whelan
Stops: Museum of Photographic Arts, San Diego. A parallel exhibition will tour Europe.
Sponsor: Pew Charitable Trusts
 


Fairfield Porter
Laurence Typing
1952
Fairfield Porter from the Permanent Collection of the Parrish Art Museum
Parrish Art Museum, Southhampton
Oct. 5 - Nov. 16, 1997
28 paintings that take your breath away (the museum got 250 from the Porter estate in 1979).
Guest Curator: William C. Agee
Tour: Sordoni Art Gallery, Wilkes-Barre, PA.
Sponsors: Henry Luce Foundation
 


Richard Diebenkorn
Cigar Box Lid No. 3
1976
Richard Diebenkorn
Whitney Museum of American Art
Oct. 9, 1997 - Jan. 11, 1998
Ca. 150 works by the late California artist who began with Matisse and ended in Ocean Park.
Curator: Jane Livingston
Cat. Essays: Jane Livingston, Ruth Fine, John Elderfield
Stops: Modern Art Museum, Forth Worth, the Phillips Collection, Washington, D.C., and the San Francisco MOMA.
Sponsor: J.P. Morgan & Co. Inc.
 


Stanley Spencer
Self-Portrait
1959
Stanley Spencer: An English Vision
Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden
Oct. 9, 1997 - Jan. 11, 1998
More than 60 paintings by the British painter (1891-1959) known for Biblical allegories, WWI scenes and unsparing nudes.
Curators: James T. Demetrion and Andrea Rose
Catalogue essay: Fiona MacCarthy
Tour: California Palace of the Legion of Honor, San Francisco
Sponsor: Howard and Roberta Ahmanson Fieldstead and Company.
 


Helmet Mask
Kuba, Democratic Republic of Congo
African Faces, African Figures: The Arman Collection
Museum for African Art, New York
Oct. 9, 1997 - April 19, 1998
An assemblage of a different kind from the French Noveau Realiste: more than 180 masks and sculptures, most from West and Central Africa.
Organizer: Alain Nicolas
Catalogue essays: Alain Nicolas and Jacques Kerchache
Sponsor: Arman Foundation for Traditional Art.
 


Tracey Moffatt
Night Cries - A Rural Tragedy
1989
Tracey Moffat's Free-falling
Dia Center for the Arts
Oct. 9, 1997 - June 14, 1998
Photos and videos by the Australian artist.
Curator: Lynne Cooke
Sponsors: Lannan Foundation, Andy Warhol Foundation for the Visual Arts, Embassy of Australia, Australia Council for the Arts.
 


Egon Schiele
Kneeling Male Nude (Self-Portrait)
1910
Egon Schiele: The Leopold Collection, Vienna
Museum of Modern Art
October 12, 1997 - Jan. 4, 1998
A prodigious display of some 150 works by the renowned Austrian draughtsman who died of the flu at age 28.
Curator: Magdalena Dabrowski
Catalogue essays: Magdalena Dabrowski and Rudolf Leopold
Sponsors: Robert Lehman Foundation, Inc., Jo Carole and Ronald S. Lauder.
 


Nepalese
Padmapani, the Lotus Bearer
late 14th - early 15th century
A Grand Design: The Art of the Victoria and Albert Museum
Baltimore Museum of Art
Oct. 12, 1997 - January 18, 1998
From London's heralded Victoria and Albert Museum comes 250 treasures from around the world. Cool Britannia!
Curatorial team: Brenda Richardson, Arnold Lehman, Michael Conforti, Malcolm Baker, Anne Poulet, Craig Clunas and Charles Saumarez Smith.
Catalogue essays: Michael Conforti, Anthony Burton, Craig Clunas, Rafael Cardoso Denis, Partha Mitter, Charles Saumarez Smith, Timothy Stevens, Peter Trippi, Christopher Wilk.
Stops: Boston MFA; Royal Ontario Museum, Toronto; Houston MFA; California Palace of the Legion of Honor, San Francisco; V&A Museum, London.
Sponsors: Visa U.S.A., Lockheed Martin, Ryland, the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation.
 


Georg Baselitz
Elke
1976
Georg Baselitz: Portraits of Elke
Modern Art Museum, Fort Worth
Oct. 19, 1997 - Jan. 18, 1998
Over 50 paintings, drawings, watercolors and prints of Baselitz's wife, Elke.
Curator: Michael Auping
Stops: North Carolina Museum, Raleigh; Carnegie Museum, Pittsburgh; Museum of Contemporary Art, Monterrey, Mexico.
 


Selection of Shoes
Late 19th and 20th centuries
Made in United States, France and Italy
Photo The Philadelphia Museum
Best Dressed: 250 Years of Style
Philadelphia Museum of Art
Oct. 21, 1997 - Jan. 4, 1998
Princess Grace's wedding dress -- she came from Philadelphia! -- plus 200 costumes and accessories from around the world.
Curator: Dilys Blum
Catalogue Essays: Dilys Blum and Kristina Haugland
Sponsor: Women's Committee of the Philadelphia Museum of Art.
 


Renoir
Two Sisters (On the Terrace)
1881
Renoir's Portraits: Impressions of an Age
Art Institute of Chicago
Oct. 21, 1997 - Jan. 4, 1998
Monet at work, banker Paul Berard, Renoir's wife and children -- 65 paintings in all.
Curators: Gloria Groom and Douglas Druick
Catalogue essays: Colin B. Bailey, Linda Nochlin, Lila Acheson Wallace and Anne Distel
Organizer: National Gallery of Canada, Ottawa, in collaboration with Art Institute of Chicago and the Kimbel Art Museum
Stops: Kimbel Art Museum, Fort Worth
Sponsor: Ameritech
 


Jackson Pollock
Sketchbook III, page 4
ca. 1938-41
Jackson Pollock: Drawings
Metropolitan Museum of Art
Oct. 21, 1997 - Feb. 8, 1998
Pollock meets Jung, via the Met's collection of three early extant sketchbooks as well as 24 drawings.
Curator: Nan Rosenthal
Catalogue essays: Nan Rosenthal, Katharine Baetjer, Lisa Mintz-Messinger
Sponsor: Eugene V. and Clare E. Thaw Charitable Trust.
 

Christian Marclay
detail of fabric used
for bench cushion
1997
Photo John Berens
Pictures at an Exhibition: An Installation by Christian Marclay
Whitney Museum of American Art at Philip Morris
Oct. 24, 1997 - January 25, 1998
Works selected from the Whitney Museum permanent collection by the incorrigible Swiss sound artist.
Curator: Eugenie Tsai
Sponsor: Philip Morris
 

Ann Malmund, Chuck Sawyer
and Paul Torrigino
Model of the Chate‚u De La Belle
Au Bois Dormant
1990
The Architecture of Reassurance: Designing the Disney Theme Parks
Walker Art Center
Oct. 25, 1997 - Jan. 18, 1998
Who needs Jeff Koons? 350 plans, drawings, paintings and models plus Walt's vision of an ideal city.
Curator: Karal Ann Marling
Catalogue essays: Karal Ann Marling, Marty Sklar, Neil Harris, Erika Doss, Greil Marcus, Yi-Fu Tuan
Organizer: Canadian Centre for Achitecture, Montreal
Stops: UCLA Armand Hammer Museum; Cooper-Hewitt Museum, New York; Modern Art Museum, Fort Worth.
Sponsors: Target Stores; Dayton Hudson Corporation.
 


Cloth of Gold:
Winged Lions and Griffins
C. 1250
When Silk Was Gold: Central Asian and Chinese Textiles in the Cleveland and Metropolitan Museums of Art
Cleveland Museum of Art
Oct. 26, 1997 - Jan. 4, 1998
Featuring 64 textiles from the 8th through the early 15th centuries.
Curators: Anne E. Wardell and James C. Y. Watt
Catalogue essays: Morris Rossabi, Anne E. Wardell and James C. Y. Watt
Tour: Metropolitan Museum
Sponsors: The Kelvin and Eleanor Smith Foundation; National Endowment for the Humanities.
 


Filippino Lippi
Virgin and Child with Angels
Filippino Lippi
Metropolitan Museum of Art
Oct. 28, 1997 - Jan. 11, 1998
80 works by Filippino, plus 40 more by Botticelli, Piero di Cosimo, Raphael and others.
Curator: George R. Goldner and Carmen Bambach
Organizer: George R. Goldner.