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      New This Month in U.S. Museums
 
 
 
Andy Warhol
Last Supper
1986
  Andy Warhol: The Last Supper
Guggenheim Museum SoHo
July 1-indefinite
The artist's monumental final series, consisting of variations of the celebrated Leonardo da Vinci fresco, on view upstairs in the last remaining SoHo Guggenheim galleries.
Funding: The Brant Foundation and the Ayn Foundation.
 
 
 
Edouard Vuillard
The Cook
1899
  Post-Impressionist Prints: Paris in the 1890s
Los Angeles County Museum of Art
July 1-Sept. 13, 1999
The most prolific period in the French graphic arts via 122 prints by 33 artists, including Degas, Gauguin and Toulouse-Lautrec.
Curator: Victor Carlson, LACMA senior curator.
Organized by the Philadelphia Museum of Art.
 
 
 
Shigeru Ban
Curtain Wall House
Tokyo, 1995
  The Un-private House
Museum of Modern Art
July 1-Oct. 5, 1999
26 architectural models of contemporary homes explore the notion of privacy in light of new technology, shifting demographic patterns and changing notions of work, leisure and domesticity.
Curator: MoMA architecture and design curator Terence Riley.
Funding: Lily Auchincloss Fund for Contemporary Architecture.
 
 
 
Winslow Homer
The Sharp-Shooter
1862
  Winslow Homer: Illustrating America
Brooklyn Museum of Art
July 2-Oct. 10, 1999
115 wood engravings made between 1857 and 1878, including genre scenes, images of the Civil War and illustrations for Harper's Weekly.
Curators: Marilyn Kushner, Linda S. Ferber and Barbara Dayer Gallati, all of the BMA.
 
 
    Beyond Technology
Brooklyn Museum of Art
July 2-Oct. 10, 1999
Installations by Brooklyn-based artists Rico Gatson, Perry Hoberman, Roxy Paine, Fatimah Tuggar and Janet Zweig, using computers, video equipment and electronic media.
Curator: Charlotta Kotik, BMA.
Funding: AT&T and FUNd.
 
 
 
Edward Sorel
Stalin and Churchill
  Edward Sorel: Unauthorized Portraits
National Portrait Gallery, Smithsonian Institution, Washington, D.C.
July 2-Nov. 7, 1999
(Note: May be extended until Jan. 2, 2000)
Approximately 40 satirical works by the New Yorker caricaturist Edward Sorel, including drawings, color posters and magazine covers.
Curator: Wendy Wick Reaves, NPG.
 
 
 
Ivan Shagin
Sports Parade, Red Square, Moscow
1932
  Propaganda and Dreams: Photographing the 1930s in the USSR and the US
The Corcoran Gallery of Art
July 3-Oct. 3, 1999
Over 200 works explore the similarities between FDR's Farm Security Administration photography and Socialist Realism.
Curator: Leah Bendavid-Val.
Funding: Chemonics International.
 
 
 
William Wegman
Lunar
1998
  William Wegman: Drawing, Video, Painting, Photography
Williams College Museum of Art, Williamstown, Mass.
July 3-Sept. 6, 1999
Dogs and more in over 50 works from the 1970s, '80s and '90s.
Curator: Ian Berry, assistant curator, WCMA.
 
 
 
Vishnu
South India, Tamil Nadu
(Tanjore District)
11th century
(detail)
  God, Refuge, and Protector: Images of Vishnu
Virginia Museum of Fine Arts
July 6, 1999- Feb 13, 2000
Paintings, sculptures and textiles featuring the Hindu god and his two avatars, Rama and Krishna.
Curators: Joseph M. Dye III, E. Rhodes and Leona B. Carpenter, all of the VMFA.
 
 
 
Jacqueline Baum
Untitled: Peephole
1998
  Artist in the Marketplace: 19th Annual Exhibition
Bronx Museum of the Arts
July 8-Oct. 31, 1999
Works by 36 emerging artists from the New York metropolitan area.
Curators: Marysol Nieves and Lydia Yee, Bronx Museum.
 
 
 
Bernard of Hollywood
Lili St. Cyr -- Goddess Head
from the Greek Goddess series, circa 1946
  Fame after Photography
Museum of Modern Art
July 8-Oct. 5, 1999
19th- and 20th-century photos, advertisements, postcards, newspapers, magazines, newsreels, movie stills, television clips and images from digital and electronic media explore the construction and representation of fame.
Curators: Marvin Heiferman and Carole Kismaric, directors of the New York cultural programming and publishing firm Lookout.
 
 
    In Memory of My Feelings: Frank O' Hara and American Art
The Museum of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles
July 11- Nov. 14, 1999
More than 100 works by 26 artists reflect the influence of the poet in New York, ca. 1950-1966.
Curator: Russell Ferguson, MOCA associate curator.
Tour: The exhibition travels to the Wexner Center for the Arts, Colombus, Oh. (Jan. 28-Apr. 16, 2000) and the Parrish Art Museum, Southampton, N.Y. (June 11-July 23, 2000).
Funding: Dedalus Foundation, the National Endowment for the Arts, Thornton S. Glide Jr. and Katrina D. Glide Foundation.
 
 
 
Arthur Wesley Dow
A Bend in the River
ca. 1895
  Arthur Wesley Dow and American Arts & Crafts
Iris and B. Gerald Cantor Center for the Arts, Stanford University, Stanford, Ca.
July 13-Sept. 19, 1999
15 works by the American printmaker, photographer and educator, and 110 by his students, who include Georgia O'Keeffe and Max Weber.
Curator: Nancy Green, Cornell University Herbert F. Johnson Museum of Art.
Catalogue essays: Nancy Green; Jessie Poesch, Tulane University.
Tour: The exhibition travels to the Terra Museum of American Arts, Chicago (Oct. 8, 1999-Jan. 2, 2000) and the Blanden Memorial Art Museum, Fort Dodge, Iowa (July 7-Oct. 1, 2000).
 
 
 
Albert Bierstadt
Mountain Lake
1865
  All That is Glorious Around Us: Hudson River School Paintings
National Academy, Museum and School of Fine Arts, New York
July 14-Sept. 12, 1999
19th-century Romantic American landscape paintings by 60 artists.
Curator: John Driscoll, Westmoreland Museum of Art, Greensburg, Penn.
 
 
    Lee Mullican: Selected Drawings 1948-1980
UCLA at the Armand Hammer Museum of Art and Cultural Center
July 14-Sep. 26, 1999
Around 40 works by the late California abstract surrealist, on view in conjunction with "Drawn from Artists' Collections," July 14-Sept. 26, 1999.
Catalogue essay: Allan McCollum
 
 
    Joseph-Théodore Deck: The Art of Ceramics in 19th-Century France
The Detroit Institute of Arts
July 14-Nov. 7, 1999
Innovative glazed ceramic works by the master chemist.
Curator: Tracey Albainy, DIA associate curator.
 
 
 
Sam Taylor-Wood
Noli Me Tangere
1998
  Directions: Sam Taylor-Wood
Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden, Smithsonian Institution, Washington, D.C.
July 15-Oct. 17, 1999
The 1998 Turner Prize nominee's two-sided floor-to-ceiling projected-video installation Noli Me Tangere.
Curator: Hirshhorn associate curator Olga M. Viso.
Funding: The Elizabeth Firestone Graham Foundation and Lannan Foundation.
 
 
 
Keith Piper
still from CD-Rom
1997
  Keith Piper: Relocating the Remains
New Museum of Contemporary Art
July 15- Oct.17, 1999
Earlier works by the British artist are presented within interactive, evolving multimedia installations.
Curator: Dan Cameron, New Museum of Contemporary Art.
Funding: British Council, Director's Council, and the William R. Olander Fund.
 
 
 
Consuelo Castaneda
Untitled from Speed-Split series
1998
  The Time of Our Lives
New Museum of Contemporary Art
July 15-Oct. 17, 1999
Age and aging via works by over 60 artists, including Jeff Wall, Cindy Sherman, Jacqueline Hayden, Keiko Ibi, Susan Unterberg and Johnny Symons. Performances and a film and video series accompany the exhibition.
Curator: Marcia Tucker, founder and former director of the New Museum.
Catalogue essays: Marcia Tucker, Anne Barlow, Xochitl Dorsey, Anne Ellegood, Philip Koplin and Anja Zimmermann.
Funding: The Leonard and Susan Bay Nimoy Foundation, The Rockefeller Foundation, and the Penny McCall Foundation.
 
 
 
Snuff boxes in the shape of Chinese figures, ca. 1740
  Discovering the Secrets of Soft-Paste Porcelain at the Saint-Cloud Manufactory, ca. 1680-1766
The Bard Graduate Center for Studies in the Decorative Arts, New York
July 15-Oct. 24, 1999
The history and impact of the renowned French faience factory is explored through 300 objects.
Curator: Bertrand Rondot, Musée des Arts Décoratifs, Paris.
Catalogue essays: Rondot, Gérard Mabille, Atoine d'Albis, Clare Le Corbeiller, Christine Lahaussois, Giles Grandjean, Geneviève Le Duc, Régine de Plinval de Guillebon, Carolyn Sargentson and Maureen Cassidy-Geiger.
 
 
 
Tibor Kalman
Talking Heads
Remain in Light
  Tiborocity: Design and Undesign, 1979-1999
San Francisco Museum of Modern Art
July 16-Oct. 19, 1999
Over 200 works by the late graphic designer Tibor Kalman, set in galleries redesigned as a "mythical village."
Curators: SFMoMA curator Aaron Betsky.
Funding: Mr. and Mrs. Leonard Riggio.
 
 
 
Rembrandt Bugatti
Panter Walking
1903
  Bugatti
The Cleveland Museum of Art
July 18-Sep. 19, 1999
Furniture, bronze animal sculptures, silverworks and six automobiles designed by three generations of the Milanese family.
Curator: Henry Hawley, CMA.
Catalogue essays: Hawley, Véronique Fromanger des Cordes, Mickey Mishne and L'Ebe Bugatti.
Funding: Park-Ohio Industries and KeyCorp.
 
 
 
Matthew Barney
production still from Cremaster 2
1998
  Cremaster 2
Walker Art Center, Minneapolis
July 18-Oct. 10, 1999
The premiere of the artist's fourth film in his ongoing series of "operas," screened regularly and accompanied by related sculptures and photographs.
Catalogue essay: Richard Flood, Walker chief curator.
Tour: The film shows in Florence, Italy, on Sept. 22, 1999, and at the Film Forum in New York, N.Y., Oct. 13-15, 1999.
Funding: Peggy and Ralph Burnet.
 
 
 
Hat
Lega peoples, Democratic Republic of the Congo
  Hats Off!: A Salute to African Headwear
National Museum of African Art, Smithsonian, Institution, Washington, D.C.
July 18-Oct. 17, 1999
A display of traditional hats, headresses and masks.
Curator: Andrea Nicolls, UCLA Fowler Museum of Cultural History.
 
 
 
Michelle Stuart
Baltic Boat Book
1985
  Book as Art XI
The National Museum of Women in the Arts
July 19-Dec. 31 1999
The 11th annual exhibition includes books by 50 artists.
 
 
    Nadar/Warhol: Paris/New York
J. Paul Getty Museum
July 20-Oct. 10, 1999
An examination of the way the two artists used portrait photography as a tool to create and document celebrities, including a total of over 90 photographs.
Catalogue essay: Richard Brilliant.
Tour: The exhibition travels to the Andy Warhol Museum in Pittsburgh (Nov. 6, 1999-Jan. 30, 2000) and to the Baltimore Museum of Art (Mar. 12-May 28, 2000).
 
 
    Postmodern Transgressions: Artists Working Beyond the Frame
Yale University Art Gallery
July 20-Oct. 17, 1999
Works that challenge traditional conceptions of art, including pieces by Alice Neel, Gerhard Richter and Kiki Smith, all from the gallery's permanent collection.
Curators: Richard S. Field and Joachim Pissarro, both of the Yale University Art Gallery.
 
 
 
Ron Herron
Walking City, New York
1965
  ARCHIGRAM: Experimental Architecture 1961-1974
Henry Art Gallery, Seattle
July 22-Oct. 10, 1999
Nearly 200 photos, drawings and models of the pop, utopian constructions of the British group of architects.
Organized by Thread Waxing Space, New York and the Pratt Institute, New York.
Funding: J.M Kaplan Fund, et al.
 
 
    Different Roads: Automobiles for the Next Century
The Museum of Modern Art
July 22-Sep. 21, 1999
Eight models of new cars address the future of auto design for the middle-class consumer.
Curator: Christopher Mount and Phil Patton (MoMA).
 
 
 
Victor Grippo
Analogia IV
1972
(detail)
  Cantos Paralelos: Visual Parody in Contemporary Argentinian Art
Phoenix Art Museum
July 24-Sep. 16, 1999
70 experimental works by nine artists influenced by the political tumult in Argentina over the past 40 years.
Tour: The exhibition was organized by and premiered at the Jack Blanton Museum at the University of Texas at Austin.
Funding: The Nathan Cummings Foundation.
 
 
 
Philip Guston
The Studio
1969
  Examining Pictures
The Museum of Contemporary Art, Chicago
July 24-Sep. 19, 1999
The evolution of painting over four generations via works by 56 artists, including John Baldassari, Peter Doig, Ilya Kabakov, Anselm Kiefer, Sean Landers, Elizabeth Peyton, Robert Ryman and Andy Warhol.
Curators: Francesco Bonami, Chicago MoCA senior curator, and Judith Nesbitt, head of programming at Whitechapel Art Gallery, London.
Catalogue essays: Bonami and Nesbitt.
 
 
    John Gutmann Bequests
M.H. de Young Memorial Museum, Fine Arts Museums of San Francisco
July 24-Oct. 3, 1999
The German artist's works on paper and collection of African sculpture.
Curators: Kathleen Berrin and Robert Flynn Johnson, both of the FAMSF.
 
 
 
Roy Lichtenstein
Nude with Yellow Flower
1994
  Roy Lichtenstein: Interiors
Museum of Contemporary Art, Chicago
July 24-Oct. 10, 1999
Several of the pop artist's monumental paintings of interiors, along with their corresponding drawings, collages, source materials and sketch books.
Curator: MCA director Robert Fitzpatrick with Dorothy Lichtenstein.
Funding: Sara Lee Foundation, Northern Trust Corporation and the Orbit Fund.
 
 
 
Master of the Treasury Italo-Byzantine
active second third of 13th century
Saint Francis and Four Posthumous Miracles
ca. 1240
(detail)
  The Treasury of St. Francis of Assisi
Fine Arts Museum of San Francisco
July 24-Oct. 24 1999
Medieval and Renaissance panel painting, sculpture, goldsmith's work, textiles and manuscript illumination lent by the Basilica of San Francesco, Italy and private collections.
Organized by the Metropolitan Museum of Art in conjunction with the Sacro Convento di San Francesco di Assisi, Biblioteca Apostolica Vaticana and Ministero per I Beni e le Attività Culutali.
Curators: Laurence B. Kanter, Metropolitan Museum of Art, and Pia Palladino.
Funding: Robert Lehman Foundation; Alitalia; Monte dei Paschi di Siena.
 
 
    Eija-Liisa Ahtila
The Museum of Contemporary Art, Chicago
July 24-Nov. 14, 1999
Several short psychological films by the Finnish representative at the Venice Biennale.
Curator: Dominic Molon, Chicago MoCA.
 
 
 
Getrude Käsebier
The Heritage of Motherhood
1900-1904
  Where the Girls Are: Photographs by Women from the DIA's Collection
The Detroit Institute of the Arts
July 25-Nov. 7, 1999
Over 90 examples of documentary photographs, photojournalism, portraiture, still life, landscape and digitial imagery by more than 50 women, including Imogen Cunningham, Julia Margaret Cameron, Kiki Smith and Carrie Mae Weems. The exhibition runs in conjunction with "Women Printmakers: Selections from the Permanent Collections," July 11 - September 26, 1999, at the DIA.
 
 
 
Grace Albee
Manhattan Backwash
1938
  Grace Albee: An American Printmaker, 1890-1985
The National Museum of Women in the Arts, Smithsonian Institution, Washington, D.C.
July 26-Nov. 21, 1999
Woodblocks and prints of 1930s New York, landscapes of rural Pennsylvania and the Rhode Island coast, and portraits, still lifes and botanicals.
 
 
 
Sir Joshua Reynolds
Sarah Siddons as the Tragic Muse
1794
  A Passion for Performance: Sarah Siddons and her Portraitists
J. Paul Getty Museum
July 27-Sept. 19, 1999
10 paintings of the British actress, including Joshua Reynolds' famed 1784 rendition, on view in collaboration with "Cultivating Celebrity: Portraiture as Publicity in the Career of Sarah Siddons," prints, drawings and watercolors at the Huntington Library in San Marino, Ca., July 27-Sept. 19, 1999 and the performance of Frank Dwyer's new play The Affliction of Glory: A Comedy about Tragedy, at the Getty Center, Aug. 14-Sept. 5, 1999.
Curators: Huntington Library research associate Robyn Asleson; Huntington curator Shelley Bennett; Mark Leonard, Getty conservator of paintings.
Catalogue essays: Asleson, Bennett and Shearer West, head of the art history department at the University of Birmingham, England.
 
 
    Arizona Collects Arneson
Phoenix Art Museum
July 31-Oct. 24, 1999
Ceramics, works on paper, and bronze sculpture by the late Bay Area "funk" artist.
 
 
 
Bubble Cut Barbie
1961
  Girlfriend! The Barbie Sessions with David Levinthal
San Jose Museum of Art
40 large-format Polaroid photographs of Barbie dolls from the 1960s to the present.
Curator: Patricia Hickson, SJMA assistant curator.