Bruce Davidson: The Brooklyn Gang, 1959 International Center of Photography, New York, N.Y.
Dec. 5, 1998-Mar. 7, 1999
The Magnum photographer's documentary portrait of a gang of street-smart Brooklyn teenagers called "the Jokers."
Mastery and Elegance: Two Centuries of French Drawings from the Collection of Jeffrey E. Horvitz Arthur M. Sackler Museum, Harvard University, Cambridge
Dec. 5, 1998-Jan. 31, 1999
115 examples of early French draftsmanship from the collection of Cleveland investor Jeffrey E. Horvitz, including works by Poussin, Watteau, Lorrain and Fragonard.
Organizers: Fogg Art Museum.
Curators: Alvin J. Clark, Jr. and William W. Robinson.
Catalogue: Essays by Marianne Roland Michel, Alain Mérot and Sophie Raux-Carpentier with additional material written by a team of 35 international scholars.
Tour: Art Gallery of Ontario, Toronto (Feb. 20-Apr. 18, 1999); Musée Jacquemart-André, Paris (May 1-June 25, 1999); National Gallery of Scotland, Edinburgh (July 9-Sept. 5, 1999); National Academy Museum and School of Fine Arts, New York, (Oct. 8-Dec. 12, 1999); Los Angeles County Museum of Art (Jan. 30-Mar. 25, 2000).
Jessica Bronson: World Picture Museum of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles
Dec. 6, 1998-Feb. 28, 1999
T.V. programming interrupted by real-time helicopter pursuit footage, via an installation by L.A. video artist, second winner of MOCA's Emerging Artist Award.
Sponsor: Mitsui Fudosan (USA), Inc.
Brassaï: The Eye of Paris Museum of Fine Arts, Houston
Dec. 6, 1998-Feb. 28, 1999
140 photographs, drawings, sculptures and books by the Hungarian-turned-Parisian "street photographer" Brassaï, including the "Paris at Night" series.
Curator: Anne Wilkes Tucker.
Catalogue essays: Anne Wilkes Tucker, Richard Howard.
Tour: J. Paul Getty Museum, Los Angeles (Apr. 13-July 1999); National Gallery of Art, Washington, D.C. (Sept. 4-Nov. 28, 1999).
Cubism and Fashion Metropolitan Museum Dec. 10, 1998-Mar. 14, 1999 Cubist ideas of geometry, collage and rotation through space transformed into elegant dresses by Madeleine Vionnet, Callot Soeurs, Gabrielle Chanel and others. Curator: Richard Martin. Sponsor: Prada.
Currents 76: Gabriel Orozco St. Louis Art Museum
Dec. 11, 1998-Feb. 7, 1999
Photographs from the past decade of patterns found in nature, including images from a recent trip to India.
Curator: Rochelle Steiner.
Private Worlds: Classic Outsider Art from Europe Katonah Museum of Art, Katonah, N.Y.
Dec. 13, 1998-Feb. 28, 1999
100 works by 19 artists, including Madge Gill, August Klett, Heinrich Muller and Adolf Wolfli.
Curators: University of Kent professor Roger Cardinal and John Beardsley.
Anselm Kiefer: Works on Paper, 1969-1993 Metropolitan Museum of Art
Dec. 15, 1998-Mar. 21, 1999
54 works, including woodcuts, painted photographs, lead collage works and watercolors, that relate German intellectual history to Nazi ideology and WWII. Albrecht Dürer's The Triumphal Arch of Maximilian (1515) was lent by the National Gallery to complement Kiefer's woodcuts.
Curator: Nan Rosenthal.
Sponsors: Reba and Dave Williams.
Two Centuries of Drawings from Bologna J. Paul Getty Museum, Los Angeles
Dec. 15, 1998-Feb. 28, 1999
Live model drawings and nature studies from the Caracci's academy, formed by the brothers Annibale, Agostino and Ludovico in the 16th century and continued into the 17th century by Guido Reni and Guercino, among others.
Curator: Krista Brugnara.
George Segal, a Retrospective: Sculptures, Paintings, Drawings Miami Art Museum
Dec. 17, 1998-Mar. 7, 1999
The artist's trademark plaster casts of human figures, as well as early figurative paintings, reliefs of the human body, pastels and portrait drawings from the 1960s to '90s.
Organizer: Montreal Museum of Fine Arts.
Curator: Marco Livingstone.
Tour: Hirshhorn Museum, Washington, D.C. (Feb. 19-May 17, 1998); Jewish Museum, New York (Jun. 14-Oct. 4, 1998).
Funding: BellSouth et al.
Working in Brooklyn: Domestic Transformations Brooklyn Museum of Art
Dec. 17, 1998-Mar. 14, 1999
The mercurial role of the home and family in contemporary life, via work by Brooklyn-based artists Ann Agee, Ron Baron, Jean Blackburn and Andy Yoder.
Curator: Charlotta Kotik.
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.
Duane Hanson: A Survey of His Work from the 30s to the 90s Whitney Museum of American Art
Dec. 17, 1998-Mar. 21, 1999
35 lifelike, narrative sculptures spanning the career of the late Photo-Realist sculptor, including the fatigued Traveler, the alarming, political Abortion and Man on a Lawn Mower.
Organizer: Museum of Art, Fort Lauderdale.
Curator: Laurence Pamer (MAFL).
Catalogue essays: Laurence Pamer, independent curator Marco Livingstone.
Tour: The exhibition premiered at the Museum of Art, Fort Lauderdale (Jan. 17-Aug. 2, 1998) and traveled to the Flint Institute of Art, Michigan, before arriving at the Whitney. Memphis Brooks Museum of Art, Tennessee is the final stop.
Lewis Wickes Hine: The Final Years Brooklyn Museum of Art
Dec. 18, 1998-Feb. 28, 1999
106 images of Ellis Island immigrants, factory workers and decaying tenements by realist photographer Lewis Wickes Hine (1874-1940), including a series documenting the construction of the Empire State Building.
Curator: Barbara Head Millstein.
Copper as Canvas: Two Centuries of Masterpiece Paintings on Copper, 1575-1775 Phoenix Art Museum
Dec. 19, 1998-Feb. 28, 1999
80 works on copper by 70 artists including Rembrandt, El Greco, Brueghel and Chardin.
Curator: Michael Komanecky.
Tour: Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art in Kansas City (Mar. 28-Jun. 13, 1999); Royal Cabinet of Paintings Mauritshuis, The Hague (Jun. 26-Aug. 22, 1999).
San Francisco's old Chinatown: Photographs by Arnold Genthe M.H. de Young Memorial Museum, San Francisco
Dec. 19, 1998-Mar. 28, 1999
30 images depicting San Francisco's thriving old Chinatown by the German-born photographer. The exhibition will travel to San Francisco's Chinese Culture Center in January 2000.
Curators: Karin Breuer (FAMSF) and San Francisco Sate University professor Rodger Birt.
Ancient West Mexico: Art of the Unknown Past Los Angeles County Museum of Art
Dec. 20, 1998-Mar. 29, 1999
225 entombed spiritual offerings from Ancient West Mexico (200 B.C.-800 A.D.), including earthenware sculptures, ceramic vessels, jade figures and shell jewelry.
Curator: Virginia Fields.
Organizer: Art Institute of Chicago.
Sponsor: NBD Corporation.