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      New This Month in U.S. Museums
 
 
    As American As...
Parrish Museum of Art, Southampton, N.Y.
Aug. 1-Sept. 19, 1999
100 works from the museum's permanent collection of American Art.
Curator: Parrish curator Alicia Longwell; guest curator Klaus Kertess.
Funding: Cowles Charitable Trust, et al.
 
 
    Yoshida Hiroshi: Japanese Prints of India and Southeast Asia
Arthur M. Sackler Gallery, Washington, D.C.
Aug. 1-Oct. 17, 1999
32 prints of monuments and sites made by the Japanese artist while traveling with his son in 1931-32.
 
 
    French Manuscript Illumination of the Later Middle Ages
J. Paul Getty Museum
Aug. 3-Sept. 26, 1999
Books, leaves and cuttings from 1375 to 1525, including work by the Boucicaut Master, Jean Fouquet and Simon Marmion.
 
 
 
Thomas Fletcher
Punch bowl
1829
  Glimmers of the Past: Presentation Silver from the Collection of the New-York Historical Society
The New-York Historical Society
Aug. 3-Dec. 5, 1999
Pitchers, serving dishes, trophies, dinner services and more, all commemorating historical American events.
Funding: New York State Council on the Arts, NYC Department of Cultural Affairs.
 
 
 
Philip Renteria
Sky Mind Triptych II
(one of three)
1989-90
  Intrinsic Radiance: The Paintings of Philip Renteria
The Museum of Fine Arts, Houston
Aug. 5-Sep. 12, 1999
Meditations on light via three paintings and more than a dozen works on paper by the late Houston artist (1947-1999), as part of a series honoring the Glassell School of Art faculty.
Funding: Mr. and Mrs. Robert A. Lahr, Friends of Philip Renteria.
 
 
 
Georgia O'Keeffe
Slightly Open Clam Shell
1926
  Georgia O'Keeffe: The Poetry of Things
Georgia O'Keeffe Museum, Santa Fe
Aug. 6-Oct. 17, 1999
64 still lifes made from 1908 to 1963, exhibited with objects similar to those in the paintings.
Tour: Co-organized by the Phillips Collection and the Dallas Museum of Art, the show next appears at the California Palace of the Legion of Honor.
 
 
 
Andy Warhol
Happy Bug Day
1954
  Andy Warhol Drawings, 1942-1987
Walker Art Center, Minneapolis
Aug. 8-Nov. 28, 1999
More than 200 works surveying the Pop icon's entire career.
Curators: Walker curators Mark Francis, Dieter Koepplin.
Catalogue essays: Francis, Koepplin.
Tour: The exhibition was organized by the Andy Warhol Museum and the Kunstmuseum Basel, and tours internationally following its premiere at the Walker.
 
 
 
Girl's 2-Piece Dress
England, c. 1885
  The Fashionable Child of the 19th Century
Los Angeles County Museum of Art
Aug. 12, 1999-Jan. 17, 2000
An exploration of changing attitudes towards children via 29 children's costumes.
Curator: Dale Carolyn Gluckman, LACMA curator of costumes and textiles.
 
 
 
Harry Callahan
Seaside, Florida
1987-88
  Harry Callahan Photographs
High Museum of Art, Atlanta
Aug. 14-Nov. 6, 1999
The beach, the city and grasses in 85 works by the Atlanta artist, including his famed 1992 "Peachtree Series."
Funding: Met-Life, Georgia Pacific Corporation.
 
 
 
Malick Sidibé
Drissa Balo Wedding Party
1965
  Malick Sidibé
Museum of Contemporary Art, Chicago
Aug. 14-Nov. 7, 1999
Around 70 black-and-white images of everyday life in Bamako, Mali, in the 1960s and '70s by the African photographer.
Curator: MCA curator Andre Magnin.
 
 
 
Laylah Ali
Untitled (Greenheads)
1998
  Small Aggressions: Works on Paper by Laylah Ali
Museum of Contemporary Art, Chicago
Aug. 14-Nov. 7, 1999
The African-American artist addresses images of racial discrimination and stereotyping in pastel-colored cartoon-like images.
Curators: MCA senior curator Francesco Bonami, curatorial assistant Heather Felty.
 
 
 
Gustave Caillebotte
Skiffs
1877
  Around Impressionism: French Paintings from the National Gallery of Art
Los Angeles County Museum of Art
Aug. 15-Nov. 29, 1999
69 landscapes, portraits, interiors and cityscapes in yet another effort to satisfy the public's appetite for late-19th-century French art.
Organized by the National Gallery of Art.
LACMA curator: J. Patrice Marandel.
 
 
 
C. S. Tarpley
Water Vessel
(Cibola Series)
1997
  Head, Heart and Hands: Native American Craft Traditions in a Contemporary World
American Craft Museum, N.Y.
Aug. 19-Oct. 10, 1999
An examination of tribal traditions in contemporary society via 50 examples of pottery, glassware, weaving, painting, sculpture, jewelry, carving and blowing by Native American craft artists.
Curator: Brion Clinkingbeard, curator and director of exhibitions, Kentucky Art and Craft Foundation.
Funding: Philip Morris Companies, Inc.
 
 
    Modern Masters of Kyoto: Nihonga from the Griffith and Patricia Way Collection
Seattle Asian Art Museum
Aug. 19, 1999-Feb. 13, 2000
19th-and-20th century paintings by Japanese artists who sought to modernize their artistic traditions, calling their work "Nihonga" in distinction from Western-style oil painting.
Guest curator: Michiyo Mmorioka.
 
 
    Here's Looking at You: Portraits from the Collections
Wadsworth Atheneum, Hartford, Conn.
Aug. 20-Dec. 6, 1999
Sculpture, painting, drawings, prints, decorative arts, books and photographs from the Renaissance to the present.
 
 
    Transmute
Museum of Contemporary Art, Chicago
Aug. 21-Nov. 7, 1999
40 contemporary artworks along with on-site computer kiosks and a web page that allow guests to become virtual curators and artists.
Curator: Joshua Decter, independent curator, critic, theorist and educator.
Funding: Lila Wallace-Reader's Digest Fund.
 
 
    Painted with Light: Photographs by the Seattle Camera Club
Seattle Art Museum
Aug. 21, 1999-Feb. 6, 2000
Images from the 1920s and 1930s by such artists as Ella McBride, Frank Kunishige, Kyo Koike and others who promoted their work in the journal Notan.
Curators: Trevor Fairbrother, SAM curator of modern art and deputy director for Art/Jon, and SAM research associate Rock Hushka.
 
 
 
Francis Bacon
Figure Study II
1945-46
  Francis Bacon: A Retrospective Exhibition
Modern Art Museum of Fort Worth
Aug. 22-Oct. 24, 1999
50 paintings made between 1933 and 1990 by the British expressionist.
Organized by the Trust for Museum Exhibitions.
Curator: Dennis Farr, former director of the Courtauld Institute Galleries.
Catalogue essays: Dennis Farr, Sally Yard and Michael Peppiatt.
Tour: The exhibition originated at the Yale Center for British Art, and traveled to the Minneapolis Institute of Art and the M.H. de Young Memorial Museum in San Francisco.
 
 
 
Julia Margaret Cameron
The Echo
1868
  Julia Margaret Cameron's Women
San Francisco Museum of Modern Art
Aug. 27-Nov. 30, 1999
57 vintage prints explore the Victorian construction of femininity.
Curator: Whitney photography curator Sylvia Wolf, previously of the Art Institute of Chicago.
Tour: The exhibition originated at the Art Institute of Chicago and traveled to the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art.
Catalogue essays: Sylvia Wolf, Phyllis Rose, Debra N. Namcoff.
Funding: American Airlines; National Endowment for the Arts.
 
 
 
Barbara Westover
Summer Home for Stella
  Dog Haus: Architecture Unleashed
Oakland Museum of California
Aug. 28-Oct. 17, 1999
Doghouses designed by 24 California architects, including one for a dog who lives with a homeless person.
Organized in conjunction with the Oakland SPCA.
 
 
 
Joe Coleman
The Man Who Walked Through Walls (Harry Houdini)
1995
  Joe Coleman
Wadsworth Atheneum
Aug. 29-Nov. 14, 1999
The New York "fringe" artist's first major museum show includes 12 acrylic-on-masonite portraits of criminals, insane people, public figures and himself.
Curator: Nicholas Baume, Wadsworth contemporary curator.
Funding: Lannan Foundation.
 
 
 
John Singer Sargent
Six Head Studies for "Gassed"
1918-1919
  John Singer Sargent, Draughtsman: Works from the Corcoran Gallery of Art
Grey Art Gallery, New York University
Aug. 31-Oct. 30, 1999
More than 100 works \from childhood sketchbooks to mural decorations for Boston's Public Library.
Curator: Eric Denker, Corcoran curator of prints and drawings.
Funding: Abby Weed Grey Trust.
 
 
 
Thomas Davies
Niagra Falls
1759
  Putting it on Paper: 200 Years of American Drawings and Watercolors from the Collection of the New-York Historical Society
The New-York Historical Society
Aug. 31, 1999-Jan. 2, 2000
New York views and portraits of significant New Yorkers by artists who worked primarily in New York.