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Thomas Nozkowski
24 Paintings: Thomas Nozkowski
Corcoran Gallery
Sept. 1-Nov. 1, 1997
Intimately scaled abstractions from the last five years.
Curator: Jack Cowart.
Catalogue essay by Peter Schjeldahl.
Stops: Ulrich Museum, Wichita, Jan. 15-Mar. 1, 1998.
Sponsors: Baumgartner Galleries, Washington, D.C.; Max Protetch
Gallery, New York.

Robert Gober
Installation view
Robert Gober
Los Angeles Museum of Contemporary Art
Sept. 7-Dec. 14, 1997
At the Geffen Contemporary, an installation designed exclusively for MOCA, including a
life-size concrete sculpture of the Virgin
Mary standing on a sewer grate and a waterfall running down a staircase.
Curator: Paul Schimmel.
Catalogue essay by Hal Foster.
Funding: Audrey and Sydney Irmas Charitable Foundation; Lannan
Foundation; Ruth and Jake Bloom; Douglas S. Cramer; Paul Randall
and Cormac O'Herlihy, Jon Douglas Company, Malibu.

Pablo Picasso
The Blind Man's Meal
Picasso: The Early Years 1892-1906
Boston Museum of Fine Arts
Sept. 10, 1997-Jan. 4, 1998
"A comprehensive survey of the artist's formative years (11-25)."
The second and final stop of the National Gallery's spring blockbuster.
157 works.
Curators: Mark Rosenthal (NGA),
George Shackelford (MFA) and
Robert Boardingham (MFA).
Sponsor: Bell Atlantic.

Cindy Sherman
Untitled Film Still
Eye of the Beholder: Photographs from the Avon Collection
International Center of Photography, New York
Sept. 12-Nov. 13, 1997
90 photographs by women, from Berenice Abbott and Imogen Cunningham to Laurie
Simmons and Lorna Simpson.
"Diverse and changing concepts of beauty."
Avon Collection curators: Sandi Fellman and Shelly Rice.

Hendrick ter Brugghen
A Man Playing a Lute
Masters of Light: Dutch Painters in Utrecht during the Golden Age
California Palace of the Legion of Honor, San Francisco
Sept. 13-Nov. 30, 1997
80 17th-century paintings.
First major U.S. show.
Curators: Joaneath Spicer (Walters Art Gallery, Baltimore) and Lynn
Federle Orr (Fine Arts Museums of San Francisco).
Subsequent itinerary: Walters Art Gallery, Jan. 11-Apr. 5, 1998;
National Gallery, London, May 6-Aug. 2, 1998.
Funding: NEA, NEH.

Lorna Simpson
Lorna Simpson: Interior/Exterior, Full/Empty
Wexner Center for the Arts, Columbus, Oh.
Sept. 19-Jan. 4, 1998
Simpson's first installation using film.
Culminating her tenure as Wexner Center Resident.
Funding: Peter Norton Family Foundation; NEA; WBNS-TV.

Robert Rauschenberg
Robert Rauschenberg: A Retrospective
Guggenheim Museum
Sept. 19, 1997-Jan. 7, 1998.
C. 400 works in both New York facilities.
Curators: Walter Hopps, Susan Davidson (Menil Collection, Houston).
Stops: Houston; Cologne; Bilbao; elsewhere.
Sponsors: Philip Morris; Hugo Boss.

Joseph Beuys
Felt TV
Joseph Beuys: Multiples
Walker Art Center, Minneapolis
Sept. 21-Jan. 4, 1998
300 multiples
English-language version of Jörg Schellmann's catalogue raisonné copublished with Harvard
University Museums. Tree-planting project, inspired by Beuys' 7000 Oaks, to plant more than 1,000 trees in Minneapolis area.
Curator: Joan Rothfuss.
Travels to Omaha, Neb., Dublin, two other European cities.
Funding: Ceridian Corp.

John Wesley Jarvis
Portrait of Solomon Isaacs
(early 19th century)
Facing the New World: Jewish Portraits in Colonial and Federal

Jewish Museum, New York
Sept. 21, 1997-Jan. 11, 1998
87 works dating from 1700 through the 1830's by Gilbert Stuart,
Thomas Sully, Charles Wilson Peale, others.
Curator: Richard Brilliant, Columbia U.
Tour: Maryland Historical Society, Baltimore, Feb. 19-May 24, 1998.
Sponsors: Skirball Foundation; Maurice Amado Foundation; Morris S.
and Florence H. Bender Foundation; Bank of New York; Erica Jesselson
and Family; Roy J. Zuckerberg Family Foundation; Carol and Arthur

Richard Serra
Double Torqued Ellipse
Richard Serra, Torqued Ellipses
Dia Center, New York
Sept. 15, 1997-June 14, 1998
20 sculptures.
Marks debut of Dia's new space at 545 W. 22nd.
New work with "the delicacy of finely folded ribbon" done at Beth Ship rolling mill at
Sparrow's Point outside Baltimore.
Catalogue author: Mark Taylor.

Steve Wheeler
The Oracle Visiting the Twentieth Century
Steve Wheeler: The Oracle Visiting the 20th Century
Montclair Art Museum, Montclair, N.J.
Sept. 28, 1997-Jan. 4, 1998
First museum retrospective devoted to the paintings and works on paper of Steve Wheeler (1912-92), a member of the Indian Space Painters in New York in the late 1940s.
Curators: Gail Stavitsky and Twig Johnson.
Sponsors: NEA; Judith Rothschild Foundation.

Thomas Moran
The Grand Canyon of the Yellowstone(detail), 1872
Thomas Moran
National Gallery of Art, Washington, D.C.
Sept. 28, 1997-Jan. 11, 1998.
100 watercolors and oils.
The first major retrospective of the artist whose image of Yellowstone inspired Congress
to establish the first national park.
Stops: Gilcrease Museum, Tulsa, Feb. 8-May 10, 1998; Seattle Art Museum, June 11-Aug. 30, 1998.
Sponsor: Boeing Company.

Jeff Koons
Pink Panther
On the Edge: Contemporary Art from the Werner and Elaine
Dannheisser Collection

Museum of Modern Art
Sept. 30 - Jan. 20, 1998
85 works by 33 artists -- 10 by Nauman, nine by Gober, six by Polke, six by Gonzalez-Torres -- given to the museum by the famed New York collectors.
Curator: Robert Storr.