Sigmar Polke: Works on Paper, 1963-1974 Museum of Modern Art Apr. 1-Jun. 16, 1999
Approximately 180 drawings and gouaches and 20 sketch books by the German pop artist, many of which have rarely been seen outside of the artist's studio.
Curator: Margit Rowell.
Catalogue essays: Rowell; Bice Curger, Parkett; Michael Semff, National Drawings Collection, Munich.
Next stop: Kunsthalle, Hamburg, July 16-Oct. 17, 1999.
Funding: Anna Maria and Stephen Kellen Foundation.
Jim Isermann "Fifteen" Santa Monica Museum of Art Apr. 1-May 29, 1999 A major survey of the Californian artist's artsy-craftsy abstract works, including hooked rugs, tapestiries, quilts, "shag paintings," stained glass windows, mobiles, ceiling lights and paintings.
Curator: David Pagel.
Catalogue essays: Michael Darling.
Tour: Institute of Contemporary Art, Philadelphia, Fall 1999.
Picturing Old New England: Image and Memory National Museum of American Art
Apr. 2-Aug. 22, 1999
Over 150 paintings, sculptures, prints, photographs and decorative arts made between 1865 and 1945.
Funding: Fidelity Investments.
Mariko Mori: Empty Dream Brooklyn Museum of Art Apr. 8-Aug. 15, 1999
Large-scale computer generated photographs and multimedia installations by the Japanese artist.
Curator: Charlotta Kotik.
The latest version of the touring Mori show.
Special assistance to the exhibition has been provided by Kanji Murakami, Chairman and Director of GIT Co., Ltd., Tokyo; CSK Sega Group, Tokyo; Atsuko Koyanagi, Gallery Koyangai, Tokyo; and Jeffrey Deitch, Deitch Projects, New York; and the FUNd at the Brooklyn Museum of Art, created by a gift from the Elizabeth Firestone Graham Foundation.
Afterimage: Drawing through Process Museum of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles Apr. 11-Aug. 22, 1999 An investigation of Process Art through 160 works on paper by 24 American artists, including Eva Hesse, Bruce Nauman and Sol LeWitt.
Curator: Connie Butler.
Catalogue essays: Butler, Pamela M. Lee, associate professor of art history, Stanford University.
Funding: Jeanne C. Thayer.
Goya: Another Look Philadelphia Museum of Art
Apr. 11-July 11, 1999
35 paintings plus works on paper, including tapestry cartoons.
Curator: Arnauld Brejon de Lavergnée, Musée des Beaux Arts, Lille, and Joseph J. Rishel, PMA.
Tour: The exhibition premiered at the co-organizing institution, the Musée des Beaux Arts, Lille.
Brassaï: The Eye of Paris J. Paul Getty Museum Apr. 13-July 3, 1999 More than 150 photographs, drawings, sculptures and books by the Parisian "street photographer."
Curator: Anne Wilkes Tucker, Museum of Fine Arts, Houston.
Catalogue essays: Anne Wilkes Tucker, Richard Howard.
Tour: Originated at the Museum of Fine Arts, Houston; next stop National Gallery of Art, Washington, D.C. (Sept. 4-Nov. 28, 1999).
Guardians of the Longhouse: Art in Borneo Metropolitan Museum of Art
April 13 - Jan. 16, 1999
The Kenyah-Kayan peoples' supernatural methods of physical defense, via more than 60 objects in wood, leopard skin, hornbill ivory and glass beads.
Curator: Eric Kjellgren.
Alfred Stieglitz, Georgia O'Keeffe and the American Modernism Wadsworth Atheneum, Hartford, Conn.
Apr. 16-Jul. 11, 1999
112 photographs and photogravures by Steiglitz, five paintings by O'Keeffe and 70 paintings and photographs by artists in their circle, including Edward Steichen and Arthur Dove.
Curator: Elizabeth Mankin Kornhauser.
Catalogue essays: Kornhauser, Amy Ellis, Maura Lyons.
Funding: Lincoln Financial Group.
Georgia O'Keeffe: The Poetry of Things Phillips Collection, Washington, D.C.
Apr. 17-July 18, 1999
An examination of the artist's affinity for fruit, leaves, flowers, shells, bones, crosses and doors, via 69 paintings and works on paper from 1908 to 1963, co-organized by the Dallas Museum of Art.
Curator: Elizabeth Hutton Turner, Phillips Collection.
Catalogue essays: Hutton Turner, Marjorie B. Crozier.
Tour: Georgia O'Keeffe Museum, Sante Fe (Aug., 7-Oct. 17, 1999); Dallas Museum of Art (Nov. 7, 1999-Jan. 30, 2000); California Palace of the Legion of Honor, San Francisco (Feb. 19-May 14, 2000).
Funding: Philip Morris Inc.
Introjection: Tony Oursler, 1976-1999 Williams College Museum of Art, Williamstown, Ma. Apr. 17-Oct. 24, 1999
26 humorously disturbing mixed media works by the video-projection artist.
Curators: Deborah Rothschild, Linda Shearer.
Catalogue essays: Tony Oursler, Mike Kelley, Deborah Rothschild, Ian Berry and Laura Heon.
Future stops: Contemporary Arts Museum, Houston; Museum of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles; Des Moines Art Center.
Funding: Andy Warhol Foundation; Kleiser-Walkczak Construction; Mead Corporation; ZUMA Digital.
Sigmund Freud: Conflict and Culture The Jewish Museum, New York Apr. 18-Sept. 9, 1999
More than 170 artifacts, including manuscripts, vintage photographs, prints and film and television excerpts trace the influence of the doctor and his ideas.
Caravaggio's St. John and Masterpieces from the Capitoline Museum in Rome Wadsworth Atheneum, Hartford, Conn. Apr. 20-June 20, 1999
22 Renaissance and Baroque paintings from the world's oldest public art museum, including works by Guercino, Guido Reni, Veronese and Velàzquez.
Curator: Patrizi Masini, Capitoline Museum.
Catalogue essays: Patrizi Masini, Sergio Guarino, and Maria Elisa Tittoni, all from the Capitoline Museum.
Tour: Art Gallery of Ontario, Toronto (July-Sept. 1999).
Funding: Traveler's Insurance.
Pacific Arcadia: Images of California, 1600-1915 Williams College Museum of Art, Williamstown, Ma. Apr. 17-Oct. 24, 1999
Iris & B. Gerald Cantor Center for Visual Arts, Stanford University, Stanford, Ca.
Apr. 21-June 27, 1999
Notions of an idealized west and the "California Dream" are explored through 250 paintings, maps, prints, photographs and advertisements.
Curator: Claire Perry.
Stops: San Diego Museum of Art, Joslyn Museum of Art.
Funding: Ford Motor Company.
The American Century: Art and Culture 1900-2000 Whitney Museum of American Art Apr. 22- Aug. 30, 1999
A major exploration of American identify through 1,200 works, accompanied by an extensive online, interactive exhibition and a film program.
Curators: Barbara Haskell, Lisa Phillips, Susan Harris and Karl Willers.
Catalogue: Two volume source book on American art.
Open House: Michael Smith and Joshua White New Museum of Contemporary Art, New York
Apr. 22-June 27, 1999
An installation recreating Smith's SoHo loft serves as a commentary on the changing neighborhood.
Curator: Dan Cameron.
Funding: Charles E. Culpeper Foundation.
A Voice of Conscience: The Prints of Jack Levine Brooklyn Museum of Art Apr. 23-Jun. 20, 1999
The New York City artist's first museum retrospective, including 69 prints made between 1942 and 1982.
Curator: Marilyn Kushner.
Funding: Joseph Alexander Foundation.
Beyond the Photographic Frame Art Institute of Chicago Apr. 24-Sept. 12, 1999
25 works by contemporary photographers, including Lorna Simpson, David Hockney and William Wegman, illustrate a range of experimental photographic techniques.
Nainsukh: Painter from the Punjab Hills Arthur M. Sackler Gallery, Washington, D.C.
Apr. 25-July 18, 1999
30 paintings by Nainsukh of Guler (1710-1778), an Indian artist who worked exclusively for the Rajput court.
Catalogue essays: B.N. Goswamy.
The Huguenot Legacy: English Silver, 1680-1760 Cooper Hewitt, National Design Museum
Apr. 27-Aug. 8, 1999
100 examples of 17th- and 18th-century English silver for court table settings, ambassadorial services, court dining rooms, salons and boudoirs.
Curator: Christopher Hartop, Christie's.
Funding: Constance and Harvey Krueger, et. al.
Dosso Dossi J. Paul Getty Museum
Apr. 27-July 11, 1999
Approximately 60 works by the 16th-century Renaissance painter who worked for the count of Ferrara, on view in conjunction with Ecole de' Roberti: The Renaissance in Ferrara, April 27-July 11, 1999, also at the Getty.