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      new this month in u.s. museums
 
 
 
The Birth of Toussaint L'Ouverture,
May 20, 1743

Jacob Lawrence
1937-38
  Celebrating 60 Years: "The Toussaint L'Ouverture Series"
by Jacob Lawrence


Newark Museum, Newark, N.J.
Jan. 2-Mar. 28, 1999
Tracing the history of Africans in Haiti, Lawrence's 1930s series of small paintings, named for the leader who directed a slave revolt, is featured in commemoration of Black History Month.
Organized by the Aaron Douglas Collection of the Amistad Research Center in New Orleans.
 
 
 
Die Kuezigung Christi
Manuel Ocampo
1993
  At Home & Abroad: 20 Contemporary Filipino Artists
Contemporary Arts Museum, Houston
Jan. 8-Feb. 7, 1999
Paintings, sculpture, photography and installations deal with issues of identity and cultural heritage. Organized by the Asian Art Museum of San Francisco.
Curators: Corazon Alvina, Metropolitan Museum in Manila; Dana Friis-Hansen, Houston CAM; Jeff Baysa, independent curator in Honolulu.
 
 
 
Virgin Shroud
Dorothy Cross
1993
  Mirror Images: Women, Surrealism and Self-Representation
San Francisco Museum of Modern Art
Jan. 9-Apr. 20, 1999
Works by 22 women artists dating from 1928 to 1996, including Claude Cahun, Eva Hesse, Frida Kahlo and Kiki Smith. The exhibition compliments "Looking at Ourselves: Works by Women Artists from the Logan Collection," also on view at SFMOMA.
Organized by MIT List Visual Arts Center, Cambridge, Mass.
Catalogue: Essays by Dawn Ades, Whitney Chadwick, Salomon Grimberg, Katy Kline, Helaine Posner, Susan Rubin Suleiman and Kickran Tashjian.
 
 
 
Exquisite Corpse V
Shonagh Adelman
1998
  Looking at Ourselves: Works by Women Artists from the Logan Collection
San Francisco Museum of Modern Art
Jan. 9-Apr. 20, 1999
Over 20 works assembled by Vicki and Kent Logan, including pieces by Cady Noland, Sam Taylor-Wood and Lisa Yuskavage. The exhibition compliments "Mirror Images: Women, Surrealism and Self-Representation," also on view at the SFMOMA.
Curator: Daniela Salvioni.
 
 
 
Incidents in the Life of a Slave Girl
Tim Rollins + K.O.S.
1998
  Tim Rollins + K.O.S.
Berkeley Art Museum
Jan. 9-Apr. 25, 1999
The collaborative projects of Tim Rollins and his South Bronx-based students.
 
 
 
Hanover Square
Louis Lozowick
1929
  Treasures Revealed: 19th- and 20th-century American Works on Paper
National Academy Museum and School of Fine Arts, New York
Jan. 9-Mar. 7, 1999
More than 100 drawings, prints and watercolors from the museum's collection, including works by Jasper Johns, Ruth Gannett and Louis Lozowick.
Curator: Trudie Grace.
 
 
 
Life is Like the Moon: Now Full Now Dark
Ruth Thorne-Thomsen
1997
  Fabulists: Fictions in Word and Image by Philadelphia Artists
Levy Gallery, Moore College of Art and Design, Philadelphia
Jan. 12-Feb. 21, 1999
Paintings, drawings, photography, animation and sculpture by Charles Burns, Jerry Crimmins, Paul Fierlinger, Andy Leuzzi, Perry Steindel, Clint Takeda and Ruth Thorne-Thomsen.
 
 
 
The Buddha Shakyamuni
early 1900s
  Jade
Asian Art Museum of San Francisco
Jan. 13-ongoing
Over 200 Chinese jades used for rituals, as scholarly objects and as decorations, from the Neolithic period to the 20th century.
Curator: Michael Knight, Terese Bartholomew and Li He.
Funding: Marjorie Seller.
 
 
 
"Service Uni" white bordered dinner plate
Jean-Françoise Lacalmontie
  Art and Industry: Contemporary Porcelain from Sévres
American Craft Museum, New York
Jan. 14-May 2, 1999
Over 150 pieces of porcelain designed by 40 international artists for the Sèvres ceramics factory.
Curator: David Revere McFadden.
Organized in cooperation with the Manufacture Nationale de Sèvres.
 
 
 
Saint Michael Overcoming Satan and Saint George and the DragonDosso Dossi
ca. 1540
  Dosso Dossi, Court Painter in Renaissance Ferrara
Metropolitan Museum
Jan. 14-Mar. 28, 1999
The first monographic exhibition of the 16th-century Renaissance painter, who worked for the count of Ferrara, features approximately 60 works.
Funding: Andrew W. Mellon Foundation.
 
 
 
Untitled
(James Dean in the Rain)

Ray Johnson
ca. 1955-58
  Ray Johnson: Correspondences
Whitney Museum
Jan. 14-Mar. 21, 1999
Collages, paintings, objects and silhouette portraits from the founder of the New York Correspondence School.
Curator: Donna de Salvo, Wexner Center for the Arts, Columbus, Oh.
Catalogue: Texts by Mason Klein, Lucy Lippard and Wendy Steiner.
Tour: The exhibition will go to the Wexner Center for the Arts, the organizing institution, in Jan., 2000.
 
 
 
Anemones vase
  Rörstrand: Swedish Art Nouveau Porcelain from the Schreiber Collection
American Craft Museum, New York
Jan. 14-May 23, 1999
A rare collection of Art Nouveau porcelain from Rörstrand in Sweden, the second oldest ceramic firm in Europe.
Curator: David McFadden.
Catalogue: Essay by David McFadden, photography by Noël Allum.
Funding: Scandinavian Airlines System; Stora North America.
 
 
 
Marcher draped in the American flag Selma to Montgomery March
James Karales
1965
  Appeal to This Age: Photography of the Civil Rights Movement, 1954-1968
Frances Lehman Loeb Center at Vassar College, Poughkeepsie, N.Y.
Jan. 15-Mar. 7, 1999
A survey of the photography of the Civil Rights movement from 1954 to 1968, including works by Gordon Parks, Richard Avedon and Robert Sengstacke.
Tour: Originated at the Howard Greenberg Gallery in New York.
Funding: Smart Family Foundation.
 
 
 
Untitled
Jim Isermann
1987
  Post-Hypnotic
University Galleries of Illinois State University, Normal, Ill.
Jan. 12-Feb. 21, 1999
The use of optical effects is examined in the paintings of 28 contemporary artists including Yayoi Kasuma, Walter Robinson and Philip Taaffe.
Tour: The exhibition will travel to the McKinney Avenue Contemporary Museum in Dallas, the Chicago Cultural Center and the Tweed Museum, Duluth, Minn.
 
 
 
Cow Jump Over the Mone
Nellie Mae Roe
1978
  The Art of Nellie Mae Roe: Ninety-Nine and a Half Won't Do
Museum of American Folk Art, New York
Jan. 16-May 16, 1999
The self-taught African American artist's chewing gum sculptures, dolls, found object installations, photo-collages and vibrant works on paper.
Curator: Lee Kogan.
Funding: Andy Warhol Foundation for the Visual Arts, et al.
 
 
 
Untitled
KCHO
1993
  Contemporary Art from Cuba: Irony and Survival on the Utopian Island
Yerba Buena Center for the Arts, San Francisco
Jan. 30-May 2, 1999
A humorous exploration of cultural isolation via works by 20 contemporary Cuba artists.
Curator: Arizona State University Museum director Marilyn A. Zeitlin.
 
 
 
Untitled
Richard Gorman
1997
  A Measured Quietude: Contemporary Irish Drawings
Berkeley Art Museum
Jan. 16-Apr. 25, 1999
In conjunction with the museum's exhibition of Irish paintings.
Curators: Lynn Gumpert, Grey Art Gallery, NYU, and Ann Philbin, UCLA/Hammer.
 
 
      Transmute: A Collection Exhibition
Museum of Contemporary Art, Chicago
Jan. 16-Apr. 18, 1999
A multimedia project involving touch-screen computer kiosks that enable the viewer to interact with artworks in the museum's collection.
Curator: Joshua Decter, New York based art critic and curator.
Funding: Lila Wallace-Reader's Digest Fund.
 
 
 
Landscape
Jim Hodges
1998
(detail)
  Jim Hodges: Every Way
Museum of Contemporary Art, Chicago
Jan. 16-Apr. 11, 1999
Installations using silver chains, silk flowers and shattered mirrors, as part of the MCA's three-year series, "Hope=Life: Living in the New Age of AIDS."
Curator: Amada Cruz.
Funding: Abbot Laboratories.
 
 
 
A Woman with a Baby in her Lap, and a Small Child
Pieter de Hooch
1658
  Pieter de Hooch, 1629-1684
Wadsworth Atheneum, Hartford, Ct.
Dec. 17, 1998-Feb. 28, 1999
37 domestic and urban images by the Dutch naturalist. The exhibition premiered at the Dulwich Picture Gallery, London.
Curator: Peter C. Sutton.
Sponsor: United Technologies Corporation et al.
 
 
 
Purist Still Life
Roy Lichtenstein
1975
  Roy Lichtenstein: A Tribute
San Francisco Museum of Modern Art
Jan. 16-Apr. 25, 1999
29 of the pop artist's figurative and abstract works.
Curators: Garry Garrels and Elise S. Haas.
 
 
 
Clean Victorian Chairs
Robert Wilson
1974
(installation detail)
  The Theater of Drawing: Early Artworks of Robert Wilson
Museum of Contemporary Art, Chicago
Jan. 16-Mar. 14, 1999
Four multimedia works by the Minimalist theater impressario.
Organizing Institution: Harvard University Graduate School of Design.
Curator: Brooke Hodge, Harvard Design School.
 
 
 
Woman with Foxfur,
Avenue des Acacias

Jacques-Henri Lartigue
1911
  Bystander: A History of Street Photography
San Jose Museum
Jan. 17-Apr. 4, 1999
65 images by Berenice Abbott, Diane Arbus, Paul Strand, Walker Evans and others from the collection of the Art Institute of Chicago.
Curator: Patricia Hickson (SMJA).
Catalogue essays: Colin Westerbeck and Joel Meyerowitz.
Sponsors: Wilson Sonsini Goodrich & Rosati; Bank of America Foundation.
 
 
 
Study for Portrait IV
Francis Bacon
1953
  Francis Bacon: The Papal Portraits of 1953
Museum of Contemporary Art, San Diego
Jan. 17-Mar. 28, 1999
Bacon's 1953 series of eight papal images, Study for Portrait I-VIII (originally posed for by critic David Sylvester) along with his famed Study After Velázquez's Portrait of Pope Innoncent X.
Curator: Hugh M. Davies.
Funding: AT&T.
 
 
 
Boy on a Car,
Kansas City, Kansas

Joel Sternfeld
1983
  Future-Present: Photographs of Children from Reader's Digest Collection
Aldrich Museum of Contemporary Art, Ridgefield, Ct.
Jan. 17-Mar. 14, 1999
73 photographs of children from 1980 to the present, including works by Sally Mann, Nick Waplington and Carrie Mae Weems.
Curators: Richard Klein, Aldrich; Marianne Brunson Frisch, Reader's Digest; Jill DeVonyar-Zansky, Reader's Digest.
 
 
 
Cadillac Hotel
John Register
1984
  John Register: A Retrospective
San Jose Museum of Art
Jan. 17-May 9, 1999
Vacant interiors of diners, waiting rooms and offices, in 55 works dating from 1973 to 1996 by L.A. realist painter John Register. A two-year national tour will begin after the exhibition's debut (venues and dates to be announced).
Curators and catalogue contributors: Cathy Kimball (SMJA) and author Barnaby Conrad III.
Sponsors: Wilson Sonsini Goodrich & Rosati; Bank of America Foundation; Citibank; 3Com.
 
 
 
Learning Curve
Gary Hill
1993
  Selections from the Permanent Collection: The 1990s
Museum of Contemporary Art, San Diego
Jan. 17-Jun. 2, 1999
The first exhibition in a series surveying by decade the holdings of the San Diego MCA, since it started collecting in 1950, including works by Matthew Barney, Kim Dingle and James Luna.
Funding: Henry Luce Foundation.
 
 
 
Wheatfield with a Reaper
Vincent van Gogh
1889
  Van Gogh's Van Goghs: Masterpieces from the Van Gogh Museum, Amsterdam
Los Angeles County Museum of Art
Jan. 17-Apr. 4, 1999
70 paintings from the Dutch museum. Also at LACMA: "Van Gogh and the Japanese Print."
Timed and dated ticket required.
Curator: Philip Conisbee (NGA), J. Patrice Marandel (LACMA).
Catalogue essays: Richard Kendall; John Leighton (Van Gogh Museum).
Tour: Originated at the National Gallery, Washington, D.C.
Funding: Washington Mutual.
 
 
 
Love Betrayed
John Roddam Spencer-Stanhope
n.d.
  A Victorian Salon: Paintings from the Russell-Cotes Art Gallery and Museum, Bournemouth, England
Dahesh Museum, New York
Jan. 19-Apr. 17, 1999
35 British paintings from the collection of Sir Menton Russell-Cotes, a famed Victorian collector. On view are Pre-Raphaelite, neo-Classical, Orientalist, and Social Realist works.
Tour: The exhibition will travel to the Frick Art & Historical Center, Pittsburgh.
 
 
 
Wall of Petitions
Anaida Hernandez
1998
  Anaida Hernandez: Juegos Illegales/Illegal Games
New Museum, New York
Jan. 21-Apr. 11, 1999
The illegal immigrant's entrance into the United States presented as a labyrinth of casino-like games by Puerto Rican-born installation artist Anaida Hernandez.
Conceived by Raina Lampkins-Fielder and organized by guest curator Henry Estrada.
Sponsors: Charles E. Culpeper Foundation; Jerome Foundation.
 
 
 
Heads
David Wojnarowicz
1984
  Fever: The Art of David Wojnarowicz
New Museum, New York
Jan. 21-June 20, 1999
A world of outsiders -- documented in over 100 works, including paintings, collages and writings, by the late East Village street artist David Wojnarowicz.
Curator: Dan Cameron.
Catalogue essays: Critic John Carlin, C. Carr, Dan Cameron.
Sponsors: Henry Luce Foundation; Andy Warhol Foundation; Judith Rothschild Foundation; William T. Olander Fund, New Museum.
 
 
      Sight Gags: Humor, Satire and Grotesque in Modern Contemporary Drawing
Museum of Modern Art
Jan. 21-May 4, 1999
Examples of satirical sketches, grotesques, straight comic illustration and visual puns from MoMA's collection of works on paper.
Curator: Laura Hoptman.
 
 
      Shaker Gifts, Shaker Genius: The Collections of the Shaker Museum and Library
Paine Webber Art Gallery, New York, N.Y.
Jan. 21-Apr. 2, 1999
Religious objects, documents prints, photographs, drawings, furniture and costumes explore the cultural legacy of the American Shakers, also known as the Society of Believers in Christ's Second Appearing.
Organizing Institution: Shaker Museum and Library, Old Chatham, N.Y.
 
 
 
Courtesan
Keisai Eisen
ca. 1820's
  Van Gogh and the Japanese Print
Los Angeles County Museum of Art
Jan. 21-Apr. 4, 1999
In conjunction with "Van Gogh's Van Goghs" at LACMA, approximately 35 Japanese woodblock prints that Van Gogh reinterpreted in his own work, or are known to have been in his collection, on view in the museum's Japanese Pavillion.
Curators: Robert Singer, Hollis Goodall.
 
 
 
Kitetail Cocktail
Jacqueline Matisse
  Jacqueline Matisse: Kitetail Cocktail
Goldie Paley Gallery, Moore College of Art and Design, Philadelphia
Jan. 22-Mar. 14, 1999
A room-sized installation of kinetic sculptures by the granddaughter of Henri Matisse and stepdaughter of Marcel Duchamp.
Catalogue: Essay by Anne d'Harnoncourt, director of the Philadelphia Museum of Art.
 
 
 
Souvenir IV
Kerry James Marshall
1998
  Kerry James Marshall: Mementos -- New York
San Francisco Museum of Modern Art
Jan. 22-Apr. 6, 1999
Four large allegorical paintings, photographs, a funerary floral arrangement, a video installation and sculptural objects are arranged as a commentary on black culture in contemporary American society.
Organizer: Brooklyn Museum of Art curator Charlotta Kotik.
Catalogue: Text by cultural historian Huston A. Baker, Jr.
Tour: The exhibition originated at the Brooklyn Museum of Art.
Sponsor: Sarah Lee Foundation, Susan and Lewis Manilow.
 
 
 
Figure Study II
Francis Bacon
1945-46
  Francis Bacon: A Retrospective Exhibition
Yale Center for British Art, New Haven
Jan. 23-Mar. 21, 1999
A full scale retrospective featuring 60 of the British artist's paintings. Inaugurates renovated museum.
Curator: Dennis Farr, Courtauld Institute Galleries, London
Catalogue: Essay by Dennis Farr and interview with artist Michael Peppiatt.
Tour: The exhibition is scheduled to visit the Minneapolis Institute of Art (Apr. 8-May 27, 1999 and the M.H. de Young Memorial Museum in San Francisco (June 13-Aug. 2, 1999).
 
 
 
Family Group
Henry Moore
1947
  Henry Moore and the Heroic
Yale Center for British Art, New Haven
Jan. 23-Mar. 21, 1999
Over 20 of the British artist's heroic, modern sculptures from the 1930s to 1970s.
Curator: Patrick McCaughey
 
 
 
Kai
Lucian Freud
1991-92
  Lucian Freud Etchings from the Paine Webber Collection
Yale Center for British Art, New Haven
Jan. 23-Mar. 21, 1999
42 etchings by British realist Lucian Freud.
Curator: Scott Wilcox.
 
 
 
Figure 5 from
Color Numerals Series
Jasper Johns
1969
  Jasper Johns: Process and Printmaking
Philadelphia Museum of Art
Jan. 23-Apr. 4, 1999
125 prints from Johns' personal collection, including 30 works shown alongside their preliminary proofs.
Exhibition coordinator: Philadelphia Museum curator John Ittmann.
Organizer: Museum of Modern Art.
Sponsors: Philip Morris; NEA.
 
 
 
Albanian Woman with
Folded Head Cloth, Ellis Island

Lewis Hine
1905
  An American Photography: From Dry-Plate to Digital Selections from the Hallmark Photographic Collection
Phillips Collection, Washington, D.C.
Jan. 23-Mar. 28, 1999
A survey of photography from the mid 1880s to the present, from the massive collection of Hallmark Cards, Inc.
Curator: Keith F. Davis, Hallmark Cards, Inc.
Catalogue: Written by Keith F. Davis.
Tour: The exhibition is scheduled to visit the Joslyn Art Museum, Omaha, Neb., Denver Art Museum, Seattle Art Museum, Columbus Museum of Art, Columbus, Oh.
 
 
 
whitecloth
(studio view)
Ann Hamilton
1998
  Ann Hamilton: The 1998 Larry Aldrich Foundation Award Exhibition
The Aldrich Museum of Contemporary Art, Ridgefield, Ct.
Jan. 24-May 23, 1999
Ann Hamilton, the 1998 Larry Aldrich Foundation Award recipient, presents whitecloth, an installation of organic materials, objects and gestures.
Catalogue: Text by MacArthur grant recipient and poet Anne Lauterbach.
 
 
      Elizabeth Catlett Sculpture: A 50-Year Retrospective and Dancing at the Louvre: Faith Ringgold's French Collection And Other Story Quilts
Baltimore Museum of Art
Jan. 27-Apr. 11, 1999
A joint exhibition that focuses on the experience of African American women in commemoration of Black History Month.
The Catlett exhibition was organized by the Neuberger Museum of Art curated by Lucinda H. Gedeon and funded by Henry Luce Foundation; the Ringold exhibition was organized and curated by Dan Cameron at the New Museum of Contemporary Art in New York, and funded by AT&T.
 
 
      New Worlds from Old: 19th-Century Australian and American Landscapes
Corcoran Gallery of Art
Jan. 27-Apr. 19, 1999
A major survey of paintings documenting the exploration and celebration of land in America and Australia, including works by Albert Bierstadt, Frederic Edwin Church, Thomas Cole and Winslow Homer.
Curator: Sarah Cash.
 
 
 
Aventures prodigieuses de
Tartarin de Tarascon

Binding by Paul Bonet, 1957
Alphonse Daudet (1840-1897)
  The Wormsley Library: A Personal Selection by Sir Paul Getty, K.B.E.
Morgan Library, New York
Jan. 27-May 2, 1999
100 illuminated manuscripts, fine printed books, historic bookbindings and calligraphic manuscripts from the 12th-20th centuries, assembled by Sir Paul.
Curators: Anna Lou Ashby, H. George Fletcher, William M. Voelkle.
Organizing Institution: Pierpont Morgan Library.
 
 
      Life Cycles: The Charles E. Burchfield Collection
Queens Museum of Art
Jan. 27-Mar. 21, 1999
Works on paper by the 20th-century self-proclaimed romantic landscape painter.
Curator: Nancy Weekly, Burchfield-Penney Art Center.
Tour: The exhibition originated at the Burchfield-Penney Art Center in Buffalo.
 
 
      Julia Margaret Cameron's Women
Museum of Modern Art
Jan. 28-May 4, 1999
57 prints of women drawn from public and private collections, exploring Cameron's construction of femininity.
Curator: Sylvia Wolf.
Organizing Institution: Art Institute of Chicago.
Tour: The exhibition will travel to the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art.
Catalogue: Essays by Sylkvia Wolf, Phyllis Rose and Debra N. Namcoff.
Funding: American Airlines; National Endowment for the Arts.
 
 
 
from the Tourists on the Moon
Yoshio Itagaki
1997
  The First Steps: Emerging Artists From Japan
Grey Art Gallery, New York University, New York
Jan. 29-Mar. 10, 1999
Paintings, prints, photography and installation pieces by seven contemporary Japanese artists, selected from 1,600 entries by a panel of international jurors.
Funding: Philip Morris International.
 
 
 
Young Woman Holding
a Medallion

Gerrit van Honthorst
1625
  Sinners and Saints, Darkness and Light: Caravaggio and His Dutch and Flemish Followers
Milwaukee Art Museum
Jan. 29-Apr. 18, 1999
35 works by the inspired artists who brought 17th-century Roman painter's sense of drama to the North.
Curator: Dennis P. Weller.
Tour: The exhibition is scheduled to visit the North Carolina Museum of Art, Raleigh, the organizing institution, and the Dayton Art Institute in Ohio.
Catalogue: Essays by Dennis P. Weller, Leonard J. Slatkes and Roger Ward.
Funding: Argosy Foundation and Christopher Seton Abele.
 
 
      Sig-alert

Arizona State University Art Museum
Jan. 29-Mar. 20, 1999

Los Angeles artists promote the L.A. art community by finding alternative approaches to exhibiting.

Curator: John D. Spiak.
 
 
 
Paul Robeson
Winold Reiss
1925
  Paul Robeson: Artist & Citizen 1898-1976
National Portrait Gallery, Washington D.C.
Jan. 29-Apr. 18, 1999
More than 150 photographs, prints, paintings and memorabilia relating to the African American football player turned actor turned human rights activist, who eventually was branded a Communist by McCarthy.
Curator: Jeffery C. Stewart.
Funding: Rutgers Paul Robeson Centennial Project.
 
 
      The Long Twilight: An Installation by Lynne Yamamoto
Whitney Museum of American Art at Philip Morris
Jan. 29-Apr. 23, 1999
Objects, paper dolls and furniture recall the life of a young Japanese woman who disappeared mysteriously in the 1930s.
Curator: Eugenie Tsai.
 
 
 
Granite Cooktop Table
Bruce Tomb
1985
  On the Table: A Succession of Collections 3
Wexner Center for the Arts, Columbus, Oh.
Jan. 30-Apr. 18, 1999
American design and culture reflected in a group of 19th- and 20th-century tables and tableware, including a Federal-era "lady's work table" and a design by Maya Lin.
Curator: Mark Robbins.
 
 
 
Early Color Painting
#202-2

David Reed
1982-6
  David Reed Paintings: Motion Pictures
Wexner Center for the Arts, Columbus, Oh.
Jan. 30-Apr. 18, 1999
40 works by New York abstractionist David Reed including his installations that feature TVs playing movies with the artist's work digitally inserted in the bedroom scenes. The exhibition debuted at the Museum of Contemporary Art, San Diego.
Catalogue essays: San Diego MOCA curator Elizabeth Armstrong, Dave Hickey, Mieke Bal and Paul Auster.
Next stop: P.S.1, Long Island City, N.Y. (dates to be announced).
Sponsors: Andy Warhol Foundation; NEA; Thomas C. Ackerman Foundation.
 
 
 
Untitled (D)
Rirkrit Tiravanija
1995
  Rirkrit Tiravanija: Untitled 1999 (reading from right to left)
Wexner Center for the Arts, Columbus, Oh.
Jan. 30-Apr. 18, 1999
Four audience-driven installations by Thai conceptual artist Rirkrit Tiravanija, including a kitchen environment for making Thai curry, a fully-equipped rehearsal studio, a 1960s American motor home and a child-size replica of architect Philip Johnson's glass house for kids to draw and play in.
Consult the Wexner Center Ticket Office/Information Desk (614-292-3535) for curry prepartion times and free admission passes for musicians.
Sponsors: Shastar, Inc.; Toby Devan Lewis; Wexner Center Foundation.
 
 
 
Novocento (20th Century)
Maurizio Cattelan
1997
  Unfinished History
Museum of Contemporary Art, Chicago
Jan. 30-Apr. 4, 1999
A group of 23 international artists question the concept of the millennium through architecture, film, photography, sculpture, installations, video and electronic music.
Organizing institution: Walker Art Center, Minneapolis.
Curators: Douglas Fogle, Walker Art Center; Francesco Bonami, MCA.
Catalogue: Essays by Bonami and Fogle.

Funding: Rockefeller Foundation.
 
 
 
XXme Exposition du Salon des Cent
Alphonse Mucha
1896
  Alphonse Mucha: The Spirit of Art Nouveau
North Carolina Museum of Art, Raleigh
Jan. 31-Mar. 28, 1999
Paintings, theatrical posters, decorative panels and calendars, magazine covers, pastels, drawings and jewelry by the turn of the century Parisian decorative artist.
Curator: David Steel.
Catalogue: Full-scale monograph on the artist.
Tour: The exhibition is scheduled to travel to the Philbrook Museum of Art in Tulsa, Okla., the Nevada Museum of Art in Reno, the Worceter (Mass.) Art Museum and the Dixon Gallery and Gardens in Memphis.
 
 
 
Wall of the Protectors
Lo Manthang

Robert Powell
ca. 1992-98
(detail)
  Behind the Himalayas: Paintings of Mustang
Arthur M. Sackler Gallery, Washington, D.C.
Jan. 31-Sept. 26, 1999
19 watercolors of Himalayan architecture from Mustang region, Nepal, by Austrailian artist and architect Robert Powell.
Curator: Mary Slusser.
Catalogue: Text by the artist and Robert Vitali, scholar of Tibetan studies.
 
 
 
Child Playing with a Toy Truck
Pablo Picasso
1953
  Matisse and Picasso: A Gentle Rivalry
Kimbell Art Museum, Fort Worth
Jan. 31-May 2, 1999
A selection of 100 works that marks the competition between Matisse and Picasso from the end of the 1920s through the 1950s.
Curator: Yve-Alain Bois, Harvard University.
Catalogue: Critical study of the subject by Yve-Alain Bois.
Funding: Chase Private Bank.
 
 
 
The Carnavon Chalice
Dynasty 22
ca. 945-712 B.C.
  Gifts of the Nile: Ancient Egyptian Faience
Kimbell Art Museum, Fort Worth
Jan. 31-Apr. 25, 1999
Over 200 brilliantly colored ancient ceramic pieces from the pre and early dynastic times to the Greco-Roman era, including a reconstructed panel of 36,000 green tiles that lined a subterranean corridor of a 4,600 year-old pyramid.
Curator: Florence Dunn Friedman, R.I.S.D.
Tour: The exhibition originated at the Rhode Island School of Design Museum of Art, and visited the Cleveland Museum of Art.
Funding: NEH and NEA