Abakanowicz on the Roof Metropolitan Museum of Art May 1-late fall 1999 (weather permitting)
An outdoor installation of large-scale sculptures by Polish artist Magdalena Abakanowicz.
Curators: Lowery Stokes Sims, curator of 20th-century art at the Met, and Anne L. Strauss, research associate in 20th-century art at the Met.
Funding: Lita Annenberg Hazen Charitable Trust.
Degas and New Orleans: A French Impressionist in America New Orleans Museum of Art May 1-Aug. 29, 1999
More than 30 works created during the artist's stay with his Louisianan relatives, 1872-1873.
Curator: Gail Feigenbaum, NOMA curator of paintings.
Catalogue essays: Feigenbaum, Jean Sutherland Boggs, Marilyn Brown, Christopher Benfey, and Christina Vella.
Tour: Ordupgaard, Copenhagen (Sept. 16-Nov. 28, 1999).
Funding: Lazard Fréres & Co. LLC, et al.
Charles Ray Chicago Museum of Contemporary Art May 1-July 4, 1999 The traveling retrospective of 35 sculptures, photos and a film installation by the trippy L.A. Minimalist, organized by the Los Angeles Museum of Contemporary Art. The exhibition features Oh! Charley, Charley, Charley, his notorious daisy-chain sculpture with eight figures all cast from the artist's body.
Curator: Paul Schimmel, Los Angeles Museum of Contemporary Art.
Catalogue essays: Schimmel and Lisa Phillips.
Last stop: The show previously appeared at the Whitney Museum and the L.A. MOCA.
Funding: Mr. And Mrs. Martin E. Zimmerman and the Lannan Foundation.
May Stevens: Images of Women Near and Far Boston Museum of Fine Arts May 1-Aug. 8, 1999 More than a dozen large-scale political paintings and drawings.
Curator: Barbara Stern Shapiro, MFA curator of special projects.
Roads Less Traveled: American Paintings, 1833-1935 Birmingham (Ala.) Museum of Art
May 2-July 4, 1999
A tribute to highly respected yet lesser known artists, featuring 69 works, many of which are seascapes, landscapes or still lifes.
Organized by the Herbert F. Johnson Museum of Art, Cornell University.
Funding: The Birmingham News/Birmingham Post-Herald.
Picturing the Medieval Family J. Paul Getty Museum May 4-July 18, 1999
Manuscripts from Italy, France, Spain, Silesia, Flanders and Germany illustrating marriage, sexual relations, child rearing and lineage.
Pomo Indian Basket Weavers: Their Baskets and the Art Market Museum of the American Indian, New York, N.Y. May 9-Aug. 15, 1999
More than 100 baskets made by the northern California peoples, plus historical photographs.
Curators: Hunter College professor Sally McLendon and University of Pennsylvania Museum of Archaeology and Antrhopology research associate Judith Berman.
Funding: National Endowment for the Humanities.
Prayer Book for a Queen: The Hours of Jeanne d'Evreux Metropolitan Museum of Art May 11-Aug. 29, 1999
32 images from the celebrated Medieval manuscript. On view in conjunction with "Devotions and Diversions: Prints and Books from the Late Middle Ages in Northern Europe."
Curator: Met medievalist Barbara Drake Boehm.
Tour: Originated at the J. Paul Getty Museum of Art.
Otto Fried: Spheres and Atmospheres Portland (Ore.) Art Museum
May 13-July 18, 1999
Recent paintings, drawings and sculpture by the abstractionist and former Portland resident.
Curator: Portland Art Museum.curator of contemporary art Kathryn Kanjo.
Funding: Richard Florsheim Art Fund.
Daido Moriyama San Francisco Museum of Modern Art May 14-Aug. 3, 1999
Nearly 200 black-and-white photographs of postwar Tokyo by the radical Japanese artist. Curator: SFMOMA photo curator Sandra S. Philips.
Catalogue essays: Sandra Phillips and Alexandra Munroe, Japan Society, N.Y.
Tour: The exhibition travels to the Japan Society Galleries and the Metropolitan Museum of Art, N.Y.; Fotomuseum Winterthur, Switzerland; Museum Folkwang, Essen, Germany; Fogg Art Museum, Harvard University; Museum of Photographic Arts, San Diego.
Stop Asking/We Exist: 25 African American Craft Artists American Craft Museum, New York
May 14-Oct. 10, 1999
70 mixed media works focusing on ethnic and social themes.
Organized by the Society for Contemporary Crafts, Pittsburgh.
Curator: fiber and performance artist Joyce J. Scott.
Catalogue essay: Joyce J. Scott.
Spirits of the Cloth: Contemporary Quilts by African American Artists American Craft Museum, New York May 14-Oct. 10, 1999
Fiber art by over 30 major male and female artists from the Women of Color Quilter's Network (WCQN).
Curators: Carolyn L. Mazloomi, president of WCQN, David McFadden, chief curator, American Craft Museum.
Catalogue essay: Carolyn L. Mazloomi.
The Royal Academy in the Age of Queen Victoria (1837-1901) Denver Art Museum
May 15-Aug. 15, 1999
A traveling exhibition featuring 70 paintings and 12 sculptures from one of England's premier art institutions, including works by Alma-Tadema, Landseer, Lord Leighton and Millais.
Curators: Royal Academy curators MaryAnne Stevens and Helen Valentin; Yale Center for British Art curator Malcolm Warner.
Future stops: Frye Art Museum, Seattle; Norton Museum of Art, West Palm Beach, Fla.; National Academy Museum and School of Fine Art, New York; Cincinatti Art Museum.
Funding: American Associates of the Royal Academy Trust.
Self-Taught Artists of the Twentieth Century Wexner Center for the Arts, Columbus, Oh.
May 15-Aug. 8, 1999
More than 200 works by over 31 artists working outside the confines of art schools and museums, including Ken Grimes, Grandma Moses, Horace Pippin, Elijah Pierce and Purvis Young.
Curators: Elsa Longhauser (Moore College of Art, Philadelphia) and Harald Szeemann (Kunsthaus Zurich).
Catalogue essays: Maurice Berger, Arthur Danto, folklorist Gerald Davis.
Last stop on five-city tour.
Funding: Lila Wallace-Reader's Digest Fund; Henry Luce Foundation, Inc.
Willem de Kooning: Drawing Seeing/Seeing Drawing Wexner Center for the Arts, Columbus, Oh. May 15-Aug. 8, 1999
Rarely exhibited drawings by the Abstract Expressionist, including large-scale tracings on vellum and small sketches of women.
Curator: Klaus Kertess.
Past Stops: Drawing Center, New York, Addison Gallery, Massachusetts.
Funding: Robert Lehman Foundation, Inc.
The Medieval Housebook: The Real and the Ideal -- A 15th-Century View of Life The Frick Collection May 18-July 25, 1999
A view of life in a princely court via secular texts and pen-and-ink illustrations, along with approximately 20 drypoint etchings by the Master of the Amsterdam Cabinet, the artist believed to be responsible for several of the illustrated pages in the Housebook, manuscripts related to the book, prints by contemporary masters and stained glass.
Curator: Met curator of medieval art Timothy Husband; Frick associate curator Susan Grace Galassi.
Catalogue: Venus and Mars: The World of the Medieval Housebook.
Tour: Previously appeared at the National Gallery of Art, Washington, D.C. (Nov. 8, 1998 -Jan. 31, 1999).
New York Collects: Drawings and Watercolors, 1900-1950 Morgan Library, New York May 20-Aug. 29, 1999
140 works on paper by 32 modern artists, including Picasso's Man with a Pipe (1912) and de Kooning's Portrait of Elaine (ca. 1940-1941).
Curator: William M. Griswold, Morgan Library.
Beyond the Square: Color and Design in Amish Quilts Museum of American Folk Art May 22- Nov. 7, 1999
20 quilts from Pennsylvania, Indiana and Ohio reflect the variety of Amish cultural traditions.
Curator: Elizabeth V. Warren.
Funding: Philip Morris Companies, Inc.
Peter Alexander: In this Light Orange County Museum of Art
May 22-Sept. 12, 1999
65 of the Los Angeles artist's sculptures and paintings from the 1970s to the present.
Curators: Naomi Vine, director of the OCMA; Dave Hickey.
Tour: Donna Beam Fine Art Gallery, University of Nevada, Las Vegas (Oct. 9-Nov. 28, 1999).
Funding: The Irvine Company.
Eleanor Antin Los Angeles County Museum of Art
May 23-Aug. 23, 1999
A survey of the work of the first-generation feminist artist, including her text-based conceptual works, consumer goods "portraits," postcard art, photographic narratives, video installations, recorded performances, films and a one act play staring the artist on June 1st.
Curator: Howard N. Fox, LACMA curator of contemporary art.
Catalogue Essays: Howard N. Fox, Lisa E. Bloom.
Funding: KKGO, Hotel Nikko at Beverly Hills.
House of Sculpture Modern Art Museum of Fort Worth
May 23-Aug. 22, 1999
A survey of sculpture from the 1960s to the present, including works by Eva Hesse, Donald Judd, Ron Mueck and Kiki Smith.
Curator: MAMFW chief curator Michael Auping.
Portraits by Ingres: Image of an Epoch National Gallery of Art, Washington, D.C.
May 23-Aug. 22, 1999
The first American exhibition of the famed 19th-century draftsman, including almost 40 paintings and 60 drawings.
Curator: National Gallery of Art senior curator of European paintings Philip Conisbee; Met curator of European paintings Gary Tinterow; National Gallery, London, curator of 19th-century art Christopher Riopelle.
Catalogue essays: Geroges Vigne, Andrew Shelteon, Hans Naef, Robert Rosenblum.
Tour: National Gallery, London, (through Apr. 25, 1999); Metropolitan Museum of Art (Oct. 5, 1999-Jan. 2, 2000).
Funding: Airbus Industrie.
Monet at Giverny: Masterpieces from the Museé at Marmottan Albright-Knox Gallery, Buffalo, N.Y.
May 23-Aug. 29, 1999
22 paintings of the artist's home and garden and famed water lily pond.
Organized in conjunction with the Montreal Museum of Fine Arts and the Phoenix Art Museum.
Advance ticket sales available.
Funding: M&T Bank.
Cézanne to Van Gogh: The Collection of Dr. Gachet Metropolitan Museum of Art
May 25-Aug. 15, 1999
50 Impressionist and Post-Impressionist paintings and drawings from the Musee d'Orsay and 12 paintings and 30 works on paper from the Van Gogh Museum and private European collections, all formerly belonging to Vincent van Gogh's physician, friend and patron, Dr. Paul-Ferdinand Gachet (1828-1909). Also on view are several works by Dr. Gachet himself, van Gogh's sketchbook from his Auvers period, letters and photographs.
Curators: Met associate curator Susan Alyson Stein; Musée D'Orsay chief curator Anne Distel.
Tour: Previously appeared at the Grand Palais, Paris (Jan. 30-Apr. 26, 1999); next stop Van Gogh Museum, Amsterdam (Sept. 24-Dec. 5, 1999).
Funding: Janice H. Levin.
Manet's The Dead Toreador and The Bullfight: Fragments of a Lost Salon Painting Reunited The Frick Collection, New York, N.Y.
May 25-Aug. 22, 1999
Two fragments of Incident in a Bullfight (ca. 1864), which Manet destroyed, will be temporarily reunited, and shown along with photographs of x-rays. The Bullfight, a section from the top right hand corner of the original painting hangs in the Frick Collection, and Dead Toreador, the bottom half of the same painting, is on loan from the National Gallery, Washington.
Curator: Susan Grace Galassi, associate curator, Frick Collection.
Splendors of Ancient Egypt Virginia Museum of Fine Arts, Richmond
May 25-Nov. 28, 1999
Mummy cases, mummies, papyrus scrolls, jewelry, wall carvings, ceramics and more from the 5th century BCE to the 7th century AD, from the collection of the Pelizaeus Museum, Hildesheim, Germany.
Tour: Previously appreared at the Portland Museum of Art and the Phoenix Art Museum.
Funding: First Union.
When Time Began to Rant and Rage: Figurative Painting from 20th-Century Ireland Grey Art Gallery, New York University
May 25-July 24, 1999
An exploration of Irish identity via 60 figurative paintings and drawings.
Curator: James Steward, director of the University of Michigan Museum, Ann Arbor.
Catalogue essays: James Steward, Sighle Bhreathnach-Lynch, Marianne Hartigan, Kenneth McConkey, Caoimhin Mac Gilooa Leith, Peter Murray and Colm Tobin.
Funding: National Endowment for the Humanities.
Waxing Poetic: Encaustic Art in America Montclair Museum of Art, Montclair, N.J.
May 25-Aug. 15, 1999
75 paintings, sculptures, and works on paper by major 20th-century artists, including Arthur Dove, Jasper Johns and Robert Rauschenberg.
Curator: Gail Stavitsky, chief curator, Montclair Museum of Art.
Catalogue essays: Ellen S. Harris, Stavitsky, and Danielle Rice.
Tour: Knoxville Museum of Art (Sept. 5, 1999-Jan. 9, 2000).
Funding: New Jersey State Council on the Arts.
Brice Marden, Works of the 1990s: Paintings, Drawings and Prints Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden
May 27-Sept. 6, 1999
Approximately 24 paintings and 24 works on paper by the handsome American artist.
Curator: Charles Wylie, Dallas Museum of Art.
Tour: Originated at the Dallas Museum of Art, and continues to the Miami Art Museum and the Carnegie Museum of Art, Pittsburgh, Pa.
Impressionists in Winter: Effets de Neige Brooklyn Museum of Art
May 28-Aug. 29, 1999
Snowy scenes by Monet, Pissarro, Sisley, Caillebotte and Gaugin.
Organized by the Phillips Collection, Washington, D.C.
Catalogue essays: Charles S. Mofett, Katherin Rothkopf and Joel Isaacson.
Tour: Previously appeared at the Fine Arts Museum of San Francisco and the Phillips Collection, Washington, D.C.
Funding: J.P. Morgan & Co. Incorporated.
The Pritzker Architecture Prize: 1979-1999 Art Institute of Chicago
May 28-Sept. 7, 1999
A look at 20 years of the "Nobel Prize of architecture," which has been won by Philip Johnson, Frank Gehry and Robert Venturi, among others.
Curator: Art Institute of Chicago associate architecture curator Martha Thorne.
Catalogue Essays: Martha Thorne, Colin Amery, William Curtis, William Lacy and J. Carter Brown.
Carleton Watkins: The Art of Perception San Francisco Museum of Modern Art
May 28-Sept. 7, 1999
Over 150 photos by the 19th-century American landscape photographer, including several panorama pictures, images in stereoscopes and interactive multimedia viewing stations.
Curator: Douglas R. Nickel, SFMOMA associate curator of photography.
Catalogue Essays: Peter E. Palmquist, Nickel and Hambourg.
Tour: Metropolitan Museum of Art (Oct. 11, 1999-Jan. 9, 2000); National Gallery of Art, Washington, D.C. (Feb. 6-Apr. 30, 2000).
Funding: Henry J. Luce Foundation; Chevron; National Endowment for the Humanities.
Masterpieces of Chinese Painting Freer Gallery of Art
May 29, 1999-Jan. 30, 2000
Handscrolls, hanging scrolls, murals, screen paintings and albums from the 10th to early 18th century.
Curator: Jenny So, Freer Gallery.
Treasures from the Royal Tombs of Ur Dallas Museum of Art
May 30-Sept. 5, 1999
Over 150 objects found in the excavation of the royal Mesopotamian cemetery in the 1920s. On view in conjunction with "Ancient Gold Jewelry from the Dallas Museum of Art."
Curator: Richard L. Zettler, associate-curator-in-charge, University of Pennsylvania Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology.
Future stops: Arthur M. Sackler Gallery, Washington, D.C.; Cleveland Museum of Art; Pierpont Morgan Library, New York, N.Y.; The Oriental Institute of Art, Detroit.
Catalogue essays: Zettler, Donald P. Hansen and Holly Pittman.
Ancient Gold Jewelry from the Dallas Museum of Art Dallas Museum of Art
May 30-Sept. 5, 1999
Jewelry from Greek, Roman, Etrucscan and Near Eastern civilizations. On view in conjunction with Treasures from the Royal Tombs of Ur.
Curator: Anne Bromberg, Dallas Museum of Art.
Catalogue essays: Bromberg, Barbara Deppert-Lippitz and John Dennis.
Future Stops: Santa Barbara Museum of Art; Chrysler Museum of Art, Norfolk, Va.
Diego Rivera: Art and Revolution Los Angeles County Museum of Art
May 30-Aug. 16, 1999
Approximately 100 paintings, prints and drawings surveying the life of the Mexican social idealist.
Organized by the Consejo Nacional para la Cultura y las Artes, Mexico, and the Cleveland Museum of Art.
Tour: Cleveland Museum of Art, (Feb. 14-May 2, 1999); Museum of Fine Arts, Houston, (May 30-Aug. 16, 1999); Museuo de Arte Moderno, Mexico City, (Dec. 17-Mar. 19, 2000).