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      New This Month in U.S. Museums
 
 
 
Andy Warhol
Shadows
1979
(installation view)
  Shadows
Dia Center for the Arts, New York
Dec. 4, 1998-June 13, 1999
Andy Warhol's most mysterious and beautiful work, on view in Dia's annex space across the street from its main facility.
 
 
 
Bruce Davidson
from the series
"The Brooklyn Gang"
  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."
 
 
 
Caspar David Friedrich
Moonrise over the Sea
1822
  Guests of Honor: Masterpieces by Caspar David Friedrich from the Nationalgalerie, Berlin, and the Museum Folkwang, Essen
Kimbell Art Museum, Fort Worth
Dec. 5, 1998-Jan. 17, 1999
The German Romantic landscape artist's only painting in an American collection, Mountain Peak with Drifting Clouds, will be joined by three works on loan from Berlin and Essen.
Curator: Charles F. Stuckey.
 
 
 
Marie-Gabrielle Capet
Self-Portrait
  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
The Polar Night and
the Return of the Sun

1997
  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
Balloon Seller, Montsouris Park, Paris
1931-34
  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).
 
 
 
Madeleine Vionnet
Wedding gown
1929
  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.
 
 
 
Adolph Wolfli
Untitled (Angel)
1916
  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.
 
 
 
Carle Vernet
(1758-1836)
Two Harnessed Horses in a Storm
  Fiery Steeds: French Romantic Studies by Carle Vernet from the Ritzenberg Collection
Virginia Museum of Fine Arts, Richmond
Dec. 15, 1998-Mar. 14, 1999
The manifold roles of the horse -- on farms, on the battlefield and in urban settings -- via 82 sketches by the 18th-19th-century realist painter.
Curator: Malcolm Cormack.
 
 
 
Anselm Kiefer
Winter Landscape
(Winterlandschaft)

1970
  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
Cinema, 1963
  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.
 
 
 
Jean Blackburn
Cornered
  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
The Courtyard of a House in Delft, with a Woman and Child
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.
 
 
 
Duane Hanson
Man on a Lawn Mower
1995
  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
Child Labor in Tobacco Field
1916
  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.
 
 
 
Bell (didu)
Kongo peoples, Democratic
Republic of the Congo
  New Acquistions: Gifts from the Lawrence Gussman Collection
National Museum of African Art, Washington, D.C.
Dec. 18, 1998-April, 1999
Gussman, a collector of African art since 1965, has donated part of his collection from Gabon and the Congo to the museum.
 
 
 
Frans van Mieris the Elder
An Allegory of Painting
(Pittura)

1661
  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).
 
 
 
Arnold Genthe
The Street of Gamblers (Ross Alley)
1898
  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.
 
 
 
Jalisco, El Arenal Brown
Standing Warrior
200 B.C.-500 A.D.
  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.