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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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).
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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