Gustave Moreau: Between Epic and Dream Metropolitan Museum of Art June 1-Aug. 22, 1999
Nearly 175 paintings, drawings and watercolors lent by the Musée Gustave Moreau, Paris.
Curators: Geneviève Lacambre, Musée d'Orsay; Douglas W. Druick and Larry J. Feinberg, Art Institute of Chicago; Susan Alyson Stein and Rebecca A Rabinow, Metropolitan Museum; Marie-Laure de Conenson, Musée Gustave Moreau, Paris.
Catalogue essays: Lacambre, Feinberg, de Contenson and Druick.
Tour: The exhibition premiered at the Grand Palais, Paris and traveled to the Art Institute of Chicago.
Funding: Isaacson-Draper Foundation.
Defining Eye: Women Photographers of the 20th Century UCLA Hammer Museum of Art and Grunwald Center, Los Angeles June 2-Aug. 22, 1999
Photographs by over 80 artists, including Diane Arbus, Tina Modotti and Carrie Mae Weems.
Curator: Olivia Lahs-Gonzales, Saint Louis Art Museum.
Catalogue essays: Lucy Lippard; Olivia Lahs-Gonzales; Martha Sandweiss.
Stenberg Brothers: Constructing a Revolution in Soviet Design UCLA Hammer Museum of Art and Grunwald Center
June 2-Aug. 22, 1999
Over 100 works by the Russian avant-garde designers, including movie and propaganda posters, magazines and journals, designs for theatrical sets and costumes, and early Constructivist paintings, drawings and sculptures.
Curator: Christopher Mount, assistant curator, Museum of Modern Art.
Catalogue essays: Christopher Mount, Peter Kenez.
Tour: Originated at MoMA.
Funding: Laboratory All Fashion Art Co., Ltd.
The Art of Nellie Mae Rowe: Ninety-Nine and a Half Won't Do National Museum of Women in the Arts, Washington, D.C.
June 3-Sept. 12, 1999
The self-taught African American artist's chewing gum sculptures, dolls, found object installations, photo-collages and works on paper.
Curator: Lee Kogan.
Catalogue essays: Lee Kogan; Kinshasha Conwill.
Tour: The show originated at the Museum of American Folk Art and is scheduled to appeared at the High Museum of Art, Atlanta, (Nov. 20, 1999-Feb. 26, 2000) and the African American Museum in Dallas, (Mar. 18-May 14, 2000).
Funding: Andy Warhol Foundation for the Visual Arts; Judith Rothschild Foundation; New York State Council on the Arts; LEF Foundation.
Roy Lichtenstein: Sculpture and Drawings Corcoran Gallery of Art
June 4-Sept. 30, 1999
Over 200 works by the American Pop artist, including the Lichtenstein Art Car from the 1977 Le Mans race.
Curator: Outgoing Corcoran chief curator Jack Cowart.
Catalogue essays: Jack Cowart, Dorothy Lichtenstein, Cassandra Lozano, Naomi Spector and Agustin Arteaga.
Funding: BMW, et. al.
Surrealism: Two Private Eyes, The Nesuhi Ertegun and Daniel Filipacchi Collections Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum June 4-Sept. 12, 1999
Almost 700 objects from one of the largest private holdings of Surrealist art.
Curators: Thomas Krens, Tracey Bashkoff, Karole P.B. Vail and Lisa Dennison, all of the Guggenheim.
Catalogue essays: Jacques Baron, Timothy Baum, Rosalind Krauss, José Pierre, Werner Spies and Jean Toulet.
Funding: Lagardère Group.
Land of the Winged Horsemen: Art in Poland, 1572-1764 Art Institute of Chicago June 5-Sept. 6, 1999
Nearly 150 works of fine and decorative art drawn from over 35 public collections throughout Poland.
Curators: Ellen Reeder, Walters Art Gallery; Jan Ostrowski, Wawel Royal Castle, Cracow; Andrzej Rottermund, Royal Castle, Warsaw.
Tour: The exhibition originated at the Walters Art Gallery, Baltimore.
Funding: Polish National Alliance.
Mary Cassatt National Gallery of Art, Washington, D.C. June 6-Sept. 6, 1999
50 paintings and 10 prints by the only American to exhibit with the Impressionists. The show includes several key works from the National Gallery's collection, which are only on view at this venue.
Tour: The exhibition premiered at the Art Institute of Chicago and traveled to the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston.
Catalogue essays: Judith A. Barter, Erica E. Hirshler and George T.M. Shackelford.
The Nude in Contemporary Art The Aldrich Museum of Contemporary Art, Ridgefield, Conn.
June 6-Sept. 12, 1999
Paintings, photography, drawings and sculpture by Karen Finley, Paul Cadmus, Chuck Close, Jenny Saville, Spencer Tunick, Lisa Yuskavage and more, in a show originally slated to appear at the Whitney Museum as part of "The American Century."
John Twachtman: An American Impressionist Cincinnati Art Museum
June 6-Sept. 4, 1999
More than 50 paintings and pastels by the Cincinnati native.
Organized by the High Museum of Art, Atlanta.
Curator: John D. Wilson, Cincinnati Art Museum curator of paintings.
Tour: The exhibition travels to the Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts (Oct. 9, 1999-Jan. 2, 2000) and the High Museum of Art, Atlanta (Feb. 26-May 21, 2000).
Funding: Henry Luce Foundation; Otto M. Budig Family Foundation.
Revealing the Holy Land: The Photographic Exploration of Palestine Dahesh Museum, New York
June 8-Aug. 28, 1999
Vintage prints of the Middle East, ca.1850-1880, by European photographers and writers.
Curator: Karen Sinsheimer, Santa Barbara Museum of Art.
Catalogue essays: Karen Sinsheimer, Kathleen Stewart Howe, Nitza Rosovsky.
Funding: Ralph M. Parsons Foundation; Albert R. Broccoli Charitable Foundation.
Myth, Dreams and Realities in Contemporary Argentine Photography International Center of Photography, New York
June 12-Sept. 26, 1999
Mostly black and white allegorical, social documentary, street and landscape photos by 11 photographers.
Curator: Anne Wilkes Tucker, Museum of Fine Arts, Houston, for the Pan American Cultural Exchange.
Ringing Thunder: Tomb Treasures from Ancient China San Diego Museum of Art
June 12-Aug. 29, 1999
An examination of aristocratic life in feudal China via 2,400-year-old objects excavated in the Hubei province over the last 20 years, and a model of the Marquis Yi of Zeng's elaborate tomb.
Curators: San Diego Museum of Art curators Caron Smith and Sung Yu.
Ed Ruscha: Editions 1958-1999 Walker Art Center, Minneapolis
June 12-Sept. 5, 1999
Print projects including books, art magazines, album covers, posters and a screenprint installation.
Curator: Siri Engberg.
Catalogue essay: Engberg.
Funding: Lannan Foundation, et al.
Chokwe! Art and Initiation Among Chokwe and Related Peoples Baltimore Museum of Art
June 13-Sept. 5, 1999
Figures, scepters, masks, pottery, basketry and more from the Chokwe peoples of Central Africa.
Curator: Manuel Jordán.
Tour: The exhbition originated at the Birmingham (Ala.) Museum of Art.
Hands & Minds: The Art and Writing of Young People in 20th Century America Levy Gallery, Moore College of Art and Design, Philadelphia
June 13-July 30, 1999
A look at the preoccupations of America's youth, in celebration of the 75th anniversary of the Scholastic Art and Writing Awards.
Curator: Maurice Berger, critic and senior fellow at the New School for Social Research.
Larry Clark's "Tulsa" The Chrysler Museum of Art, Norfolk, Va.
June 15-Aug 22, 1999
50 photos of drug addicts, slackers and sociopaths in Oklahoma from 1963-71, taken by the gritty American photographer/filmmaker.
Earthworks: Land Reclamation as Sculpture Seattle Art Museum
June 17, 1999-May 2000
Models, plans, drawings and photos from a 1979 competition to rehabilitate gravel pits, surface mines and landfills, including works by artists Herbert Bayer, Iain Baxter, Richard Fleischner, Lawrence Hanson, Mary Miss, Dennis Oppenheim and Beverly Pepper.
Maxfield Parrish, 1870-1966 Pennsylvania Academy of the Arts, Philadelphia
June 19-Sept. 25, 1999
Over 100 paintings, drawings, prints, models, photos and ephemera by the American artist, famed for his fantastical, semi-erotic book, magazine and poster illustrations.
Curator: Pennsylvania Academy of Arts chief curator Sylvia Yount.
Catalogue essays: Sylvia Yount and Mark F. Bockrath.
Tour: Currier Gallery of Art (Nov. 6, 1999-Jan. 23, 2000); Memorial Art Gallery (Feb. 19-Apr. 30, 2000); Brooklyn Museum of Art (May 26-Aug. 6, 2000).
Funding: Henry Luce Foundation, Inc.
Structure and Surface in Contemporary Japanese Textiles St. Louis Art Museum
June 19-August 15, 1999
25 of the most influential textile designers, fashion designers and fiber artists working in Japan today interpret the ancient Japanese art of textile making.
Curators: Matilda McQuaid, Museum of Modern Art and Cara McCarty, Saint Louis Art Museum.
Catalogue essays: McQuaid and McCarty.
Tour: The exhibition premiered at the Museum of Modern Art.
Sponsors: the AT&T Foundation and Dorothy and Lewis B.Cullman.
The Architecture of Reassurance: Designing the Disney Theme Parks Andy Warhol Museum, Pittsburgh
June 20-Oct. 10,1999
More than 350 objects from the archives of Walt Disney Imagineering, including plans, drawings, models, posters, photos and ads.
Curator: University of Minnesota professor, Karal Ann Marling.
Tour: The exhibition originated at the Canadian Centre for Architecture and traveled to the Cooper-Hewitt National Design Museum in New York.
Funding: Target Stores.
Bearing Witness: Contemporary Works by African American Women Artists Museum of Fine Arts, Houston
June 20-Aug. 15, 1999
25 artists from four generations explore issues of gender, ethnicity, religion and history through photography, mixed media installations, prints, drawings and sculpture.
Tour: The exhibition originated at the Museum of Fine Art in the Camille Hanks Cosby Academic Center at Spelman College in Atlanta, and wraps up at Washington State University in Pullman, Washington in Sept. 1999.
Facing West: Jews of Central Asia and the Caucasus Jewish Museum, New York
June 20-Oct. 17, 1999
Over 300 objects drawn from the collection of the Russian Ethnographic Museum in St. Petersburg, including jewelry, costumes, ceremonial art and domestic artifacts accompanied by historical photos.
Organized by the Russian Ethnographic Museum in St. Petersburg with the Jewish Historical Museum in Amsterdam.
Summer Season at P.S. 1 Contemporary Arts Center, Long Island City, N.Y. June 20-Sept. 23, 1999
The summer season kicks off with the exhibitions "0044," "Animal.Anima.Animus," "Anna Oppermann: Being different (Why is she so different?) 1970-1986," "David Reed: Motion Pictures" and a project by Claude Leveque; an outdoor DJ showcase every Saturday from 4 to 9 starting July 10; and a film and performance series alternating Thursdays beginning July 23.
John Walker: A Theater of Recollection and the Anthony and Madeleine Carter Gift Yale Center for British Art, New Haven
June 22-Sept. 26, 1999
The British artist's series of paintings based on his father's memories of World War I, in conjunction with 14 of his drawings and three of his paintings recently donated to the museum. Complementing this exhibition is "'Doomed Youth': The Poetry and the Pity of the First World War," an assembly of first editions, poetry manuscripts and memoirs related to the war.
Bill Viola San Francisco Museum of Modern Art
June 25-Sept. 12, 1999
40 works created by the media artist between 1972 and 1996, including large-scale installations, single-channel videos, video installations at San Francisco's Grace Cathedral (on June 20) and pages from Viola's notebooks.
Curators: SFMoMA director David Ross. Installation designed by theater director Peter Sellars.
Catalogue essays: David Ross, Bill Viola and Kira Perov.
Tour: The exhibition originated at the Whitney Museum of American Art, traveled to the Los Angeles County Museum of Art, and goes to the Art Institute of Chicago (Oct. 16, 1999-Jan. 9, 2000).
Takashi Murakami Bard Center for Curatorial Studies Museum, Annandale-on-Hudson, New York
June 27-Sept. 12, 1999
The Japanese artist's wry, cartoony paintings and large-scale, inflatable sculptures.
Curators: Bard Curatorial Studies director Amanda Cruz and Contemporary Arts Museum in Houston curator Dana Friis-Hansen.
John Singer Sargent Museum of Fine Arts, Boston
June 27-Sept. 26, 1999
180 of the artist's oil paintings, watercolors and drawings from his American and European careers. Organized in conjunction with the Tate Gallery, London, and the National Gallery of Art, Washington, D.C. Timed tickets available on the MFAB web site.
Curator: Nicolai Cikovsky, Jr., senior curator of American and British paintings, National Gallery of Art.
Tour: The exhibition premiered at the Tate Gallery, London, and stopped at the National Gallery of Art, Washington, D.C.
Catalogue essays: Richard Ormond and Elaine Kilmurray.
Funding: Ford Motor Company.
Beyond Paris: Rural France, 1800-1900 St. Louis Museum of Art
June 29-Sept. 19, 1999
Around 50 prints, drawings and photographs depicting the effects of the Industrial Revolution on the French countryside, including works by Paul Cézanne, Théodore Rousseau and Jean François Millet.
El Nuevo Mundo: The Landscape of Latino Los Angeles Cooper-Hewitt, National Design Museum, New York
June 29-Sept. 5, 1999
100 photographs by sociologist Camilo José Vergara document the transformation of Los Angeles County as its ethnicity changes.
Funding: Smithsonian Center for Latino Initiatives.