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      New This Month in U.S. Museums
Detail of Ohi (Buddhist Priest's Stole)
Japanese Edo period, 1615-1868
  Robes of Deliverance: Ritual Garments of the Buddhist Priests of Japan
Baltimore Museum of Art
Sept. 1, 1999-Feb. 27, 2000
Kesa (mantles) and ohi (stoles) worn by Buddhist priests from the 18th century to the present, from the BMA's textile collection.
Curators: Anita Jones and Frances Klapthor, BMA.
Funding: BMA's Jean and Allan Berman Textile Endowment Fund.
Gaetano Gandolfi
Studies of Five Heads
  Old Master Drawings from the Suida-Manning Collection
Jack S. Blanton Museum of Art
Sept. 2-Oct. 24, 1999
100 Old Master drawings from the High Renaissance to the 18th century.
Palace Banquet
late 10th-11th century
  The Artist as Collector: Masterpieces of Chinese Painting from the C. C. Wang Family Collection
Metropolitan Museum of Art
Sept. 3, 1999-Jan. 9, 2000
Scholarly painting in the Song and Yuan dynasties, 10th to 14th centuries.
Nina Levy
Spare Parts #3
  Brooklyn, New York
Cincinnati Contemporary Arts Center
Sept. 4-Oct. 31, 1999
Nine artists who relocated to Williamsburg, Brooklyn, after exorbitant rents drove them out of Manhattan.
Hanne Darboven
For Rainer Werner Fassbinder
installation view
  Hanne Darboven: Works 1969/1972/1983
Harvard University Busch-Reisinger Museum
Sept. 4-Nov. 7, 1999
The German contemporary artist uses handwritten and typewritten texts, collaged photographs, postcards, lithographs and films to explore the relationship between time, history and society.
Curators: Peter Nisbet, Busch-Reisinger Museum, Brigid Doherty, Johns Hopkins University.
Deanna Sirlin
  Deanna Sirlin: Retracings
High Museum of Art
Sept. 4-Nov. 7, 1999
The museum's windows are transformed into abstract works of art based on landscape and sky imagery.
Funding: Colorchrome Atlanta, Inc., Ilford.
French, ca. 1804-1814
  Costume and Character in the Age of Ingres
Metropolitan Museum of Art
Sept. 9-Nov. 21, 1999
A showcase of early 19th-century style, coinciding with the Met's exhibition, "Portraits by Ingres: Image of an Epoch," Oct. 5, 1999-Jan 2, 2000.
Funding: Yves Saint Laurent.
    Sam Bookatz
Corcoran Gallery of Art
Sept. 11-Nov. 28, 1999
Figurative and Cubist-inspired paintings and drawings by the Washington artist.
Curator: William Christenberry, Corcoran School of Art.
Funding: Evelyn Stefansson Nef.
Amadeo De Souza Cardoso
  At the Edge: A Portuguese Futurist, Amadeo de Souza Cardoso
Corcoran Gallery of Art
Sept. 11-Nov. 28, 1999
35 paintings and 20 works on paper by the leader of Portuguese modernism.
Catalogue essays: José-Augusto França, Kenneth Silver, Rosemary O'Neill, Laura Coyle.
Tour: The exhibition travels to the Arts Club of Chicago in January 2000.
Ellsworth Kelly
Study for Gaza
  Ellsworth Kelly: The Early Drawings, 1948-1955
Art Institute of Chicago
Sept. 11-Dec. 5, 1999
A survey of the American artist's classic reduced geometric forms, including 222 works on paper.
Curator: Mark Pascale, Art Institute of Chicago.
Tour: The exhibition travels to Kuntmuseum Winterthur, Städtische Galarie im Lenbachhaus and Kuntmuseum Bonn.
Funding: Alexander S. Beal, Robert L. Beal and Bruce A. Beal Exhibition Fund, Douglas Cramer Foundation, et al.
Strip Cloth
Asante peoples, Ghana
  Wrapped in Pride: Ghanian Kente and African American Identity
National Museum of African Art
Sept. 12, 1999-Jan. 2, 2000
An examination of the history and use of traditional kente cloth and the impact of contemporary kente production in Africa and the United States. "Kente in Washington, D.C. runs concurrently at the Anacostia Museum in Washington.
Curators: Doran Ross, Fowler Museum; Anne Marsh Spencer, Newark Museum; Bryna Freyer, National Museum of African Art; Deborah Willis-Kennedy, Anacostia Museum.
Tour: From Washington, the exhibition travels to the Charles H. Wright Museum of African American History in Detroit, Anchorage Museum of History and Art, Field Museum in Chicago, Oakland Museum of California and Michael C. Carlos Museum, Emory University, Atlanta.
Funding: National Endowment for the Humanities, National Endowment for the Arts, the Getty Grant Program.
Antonio del Castillo y Savedra
Study of Four Male Heads
ca. 1660-1668
  Juanes to Goya: Spanish Drawings 1560-1825
J. Paul Getty Museum
Sept. 14-Nov. 28, 1999
Designs for paintings, prints and monumental sculptures by the quintessential Iberian Old Master.
Paul Klee
Cold City
  Klee Paintings
Metropolitan Museum of Art
Sept. 14, 1999-Jan. 2, 2000
Works made from 1920 to 1937, from the Met's vast Beggruen Klee Collection.
Jasper Johns
  Jasper Johns: New Paintings and Works on Paper
San Francisco Museum of Modern Art
Sept. 15, 1999-Jan. 2, 2000
The king of flags is still alive and kicking.
Curator: Elise S. Haas, SFMoMA.
Catalogue Essays: Richard S. Field, Joachim Pissaro.
Tour: The exhibition travels to the Yale University Art Gallery and then to the Dallas Museum of Art.
Mbongeni Richman Buthelezi
  Liberated Voices: Contemporary Art from South Africa
Museum for African Art
Sept. 17, 1999-Jan. 2, 1999
Over 65 paintings, sculptures, installations, photographs and videos made since the end of Apartheid in 1994, including works by Sue Williamson and Zwelethu Mthethwa.
Rufino Tamayo
Still Life
  Art in Post-Revolutionary Mexico, 1920-1950
Dallas Museum of Art
Sept. 16, 1999-Feb. 13, 2000
More than 50 paintings, drawings, prints and photographs by Mexican artists such as José Clemente Orozco, Diego Rivera, David Alfaro Siqueiros and Rufino Tamayo, as well as works created in Mexico by Edward Weston, Paul Strand and other American artists.
Curator: Cheryl Hartup, DMA.
Queen Ankh-nes-meryre II and Her Son King Pepi II
ca. 2246-2152 B.C.E.
  Egyptian Art in the Age of the Pyramids
Metropolitan Museum of Art
Sept. 16, 1999-Jan. 9, 2000
Highlights from the 3rd to the 6th dynasty, the first great era of Egyptian art, including sculpture, portrait-like limestone "reserve" heads, relief scenes, stone vessels and furniture.
Tour: The exhibition orginated at the Grand Palais in Paris and travels to the Royal Ontario Museum in Toronto.
Funding: Lewis B. and Dorothy Cullman.
    The Nature of Islamic Ornament, Part IV: Figural Representation
Metropolitan Museum of Art
Sept. 16, 1999-Jan. 2, 2000
Around 25 objects in mixed media chosen from the Met's permanent collection.
Funding: Hagop Kevorkian Fund.
Thomas Schütte
  Thomas Schütte: In Medias Res
Dia Center for the Arts
Sept. 16, 1999-Feb., 2000
The last in a three-part exhibition of the German conceptual artist's work is comprised of ceramics, several monumental sculptures and a new suite of works on paper.
Funding: Andy Warhol Foundation for the Visual Arts, Consulate General of the Federal Republic of Germany, members of the Dia Art Council, the Next Decade Fund with additional assistance from Marian Goodman Gallery.
    Talavera Poblana: Four Centuries of a Mexican Ceramic Tradition
Americas Society Art Gallery
Sept. 17-Dec. 12, 1999
Mexican Talavera ceramics -- tin-glazed earthenware -- from its Spanish roots through contemporary works.
Curator: Margaret Connors McQuade, Hispanic Society of America.
Alan Berliner
Gathering Stones
  To the Rescue: 8 Artists in an Archive
Miami Art Museum
Sept. 18, 1999-Jan. 2, 2000
Magdalena Abakanowicz, Alan Berliner, Wendy Ewald, Leon Goulb, Pepón Osorio, Gilles Peress, Fred Wilson and Terry Winters present new work in response to the photographic archives of the American Jewish Joint Distribution Committee, a humanitarian relief organization founded in 1914.
Originally organized for the International Center for Photography.
Curators: Marvin Heiferman, Carole Kismaric.
Funding: MAM's Annual Exhibition Fund.
Claude Monet
Water Lilies (Nymphéas)
  Monet at Giverny: Masterpieces from the Musée Marmottan
Phoenix Art Museum
Sept. 18, 1999-Jan. 2, 2000
Large works painted between 1903 and 1926 inspired by the famed gardens of the French impressionist's home.
Funding: Bank One, APS and the Kemper and Ethel Marley Foundation, Dillard's, KTVK-3TV, KEZ Radio and, Biltmore Fashion Park, Heather and Michael Greenbaum, Barbara Turner Hitchcock, museum members.
Winslow Homer
Fox Hunt
  Paris 1900: The "American School" at the Universal Exposition
Montclair Art Museum
Sept. 18, 1999-Jan. 16, 2000
A recreation of the paintings installation at the historical American expo, which definitively put artists like Whistler, Winslow Homer, Sargent, Eakins and Inness on par with their European contemporaries.
Curator: Diane P. Fischer, Montclair Art Museum.
Catalogue essays: Diane P. Fischer, Gail Stavitsky, Gabriel P. Weisberg, Linda J. Docherty, Robert W. Rydell.
Tour: The exhibition travels to the Pennsylvania Academy of Fine Arts, Columbus Museum of Art, Elvehjem Museum of Art and Musée Carnavalet in Paris.
Funding: Florence Gould Foundation, Henry Luce Foundation, Inc., National Endowment for the Arts, New Jersey State Council on the Arts/Department of State, PNC Bank.
  Spirit Country: Australian Aboriginal Art from the Gantner Myer Collection
California Palace of the Legion of Honor
Sept. 18, 1999-Jan. 9, 2000
Approximately 125 works of contemporary Australian Aborignal art, including acrylic on canvas and traditional bark paintings and sculpture.
Curators: Kathleen Berrin, Fine Arts Museum of San Francisco, Jennifer Isaacs, Gantner Myer Collection.
Julie Taymor
Juan Darién
  Julie Taymor: Playing with Fire
Wexner Center for the Arts
Sept. 18, 1999-Jan. 2, 2000
25 years of stage sets, costumes, masks and puppets by the award-winning theater and film artist and director of Disney's The Lion King.
Tour: The exhibition travels to the National Museum of Women in the Arts.
Funding: Ford Motor Company, Agnes Gund and Daniel Shapiro, the Columbus Foundation.
Bronze plaque inlaid with turquoise
Eriltou culture (c. 1900-1500 B.C.)
from Gedangtou, Yanshi, Henan Province
  The Golden Age of Archaeology: Celebrated Discoveries from the People's Republic of China
National Gallery of Art
Sept. 19-Nov. 28, 1999
More than 175 works from the Neolithic Period through the Liang Dynasty (5000 B.C. to A.D. 960), excavated since the 1950s.
Curator: Xiaoneng Yang, Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art.
Tour: The exhibition travels to the Museum of Fine Arts, Houston, and Asian Art Museum of San Francisco.
Funding: Eastman Kodak Company.
Diego Rivera
Nocturnal Landscape
  Diego Rivera: Art and Revolution
Museum of Fine Arts, Houston
Sept. 19-Nov. 28, 1999
More than 80 paintings and drawings in a variety of media by the Mexican social idealist.
Organized by the Consejo Nacional para la Cultura y las Artes, Mexico, and Cleveland Museum of Art.
Tour: Museuo de Arte Moderno, Mexico City, (Dec. 17-Mar. 19, 2000).
    Edward Weston and Modernism
Cleveland Museum of Art
Sept. 19-Nov. 28, 1999
150 vintage prints exemplify the photographer's abstract and naturalist styles. Organized by the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston.
John Constable
Salisbury Cathedral from the Bishop's Grounds
ca. 1824-25
  Constable's Salisbury Cathedral: Two Versions Reunited
Frick Collection
Sept. 21-Dec. 31, 1999
The Frick's finished oil painting, Salisbury Cathedral from the Bishop's Garden paired with the Metropolitan Museum's full-scale oil study of the same subject.
Curator: Susan Grace Galassi, Frick Collection.
Funding: Fellows of the Frick Collection.
    Tania Mouraud: Wall Painting
UCLA Hammer Museum of Art and Cultural Center
Sept. 22, 1999-Jan. 2, 2000
A site-specific wall painting of highly charged words and isolated catch-phrases by the Paris-based artist.
Funding: Association Française d'Action Artistique (Programme A La Carte), French Cultural Services, French-American Fund for Contemporary Art.
James Tissot
The Ball on Shipboard
  James Tissot: Victorian Life/Modern Love
Yale Center for British Art
Sept. 22-Nov. 28, 1999
An examination of the British reception of the 19th-century French society painter via 40 paintings, 40 prints and 20 watercolors.
Tour: The exhibition travels to Musée du Québec, Canada and Albright-Knox Art Gallery, Buffalo, N.Y.
Hiroshi Sugimoto
Earliest Human Relatives (American Museum of Natural History)
  Sweet Victorians: Contemporary Artists and a 19th-Century Vision
UCLA Hammer Museum and Cultural Center
Sept. 22, 1999-Jan. 2, 2000
Victorian esthetics in the work of such artists as Saint Clair Cemin, Sally Mann and Kara Walker.
Curators: Melissa E. Feldman, Ingrid Schaffner.
Kara Walker
  Kara Walker
UCLA Hammer Museum and Cultural Center
Sept. 22, 1999-Jan. 2, 2000
Narrative tableaux in silhouette paper cutouts that explore the racial and sexual legacies of slavery, plantation life and African American character stereotypes.
Funding: Capp Street Projects of the CCAC Institute at the California College of Arts and Crafts.
Napoleon Sarony
Oscar Wilde
  Oscar Wilde
UCLA Hammer Museum and Cultural Center
Sept. 22, 1999-Jan. 2, 2000
Books, manuscripts, proofs, letters and photographs as well as art, illustrations and material by and about the flamboyant Victorian Irish writer.
Organized by the UCLA Grunwald Center for the Graphic Arts and the UCLA William Andrews Clark Memorial Library.
Daido Moriyama
Kita-Senju, Tokyo
from the series Japan: A Photo Theater
  Daido Moriyama: Stray Dog: Daido Moriyama: Hunter
Japan Society Gallery, New York; Metropolitan Museum of Art
Sept. 23, 1999-Jan. 2, 2000
Concurrently running at both the Japan Society Gallery and the Met, these retrospective exhibitions focus on the internationally recognized Japanese post-war photographer.
Catalogue essays: Sandra S. Phillips, Alexandra Munroe.
Tour: The exhibition travels to the Fogg Art Museum of Harvard University; the Museum of Photographic Arts, San Diego; the Fotomuseum, Winterthur, Switzerland and the Museum Flokwang, Essen, Germany.
Funding: The W.L.S. Spencer Foundation, the Lila Wallace-Reader's Digest Endowment Fund, the Friends of the Japan Society Gallery.
Andy Warhol
Debbie Harry
  About Face: Andy Warhol Portraits
The Wadsworth Atheneum
Sept. 23, 1999-Jan. 30, 2000
A look at the Pop artist's fascination with the cult of celebrity.
Catalogue essays: Nicholas Baume, Douglas Crimp, Richard Meyer.
Funding: Greater Hartford Arts Council, Connecticut Commission on the Arts.
    A Durable Momento: Portraits by Augustus Washington, African American Daguerreotypist
National Portrait Gallery
Sept. 24, 1999-Jan. 2, 2000
Approximately 30 daguerreotypes exploring the early photographer's personal history as a free person of color in antebellum America.
Curator: Ann M. Shumard, National Portrait Gallery.
Tour: The exhibition travels to the Connecticut Historical Society.
Hank Murta Adams
  Glass! Glorious Glass!
Renwick Gallery, National Museum of American Art
Sept. 24, 1999-Jan. 30, 2000
56 objects showcasing the methods and techniques of contemporary glasswork.
Funding: Smithsonian's Special Exhibition Program, the Art Alliance for Contemporary Glass, Elmerina and Paul Parkman.
Richard Diebenkorn
  Richard Diebenkorn's 41 Etchings
California Palace of the Legion of Honor
Sept. 25, 1999-Jan. 16, 2000
One of the first publications of Crown Point Press installed with prints from the museum's Crown Point Press Archive.
Kenneth Josephson
  Kenneth Josephson: A Retrospective
Art Institute of Chicago
Sept. 25, 1999-Jan. 16, 2000
125 abstract works by the conceptual photographer.
Curator: Sylvia Wolf, Art Institute of Chicago.
Funding: LaSalle National Bank, Lannan Foundation.
Nic Nicosia
Love & Lust #11
  Nic Nicosia: Real Pictures 1979-1999
Contemporary Arts Museum, Houston
Sept. 25, 1999-Jan. 23, 2000
Spanning 20 years of photographic and video work by the Texas native, this exhibition focuses on his ironic take on contemporary middle-class American life.
Curators: Dana Friis-Hansen, Lynn M. Herbert.
Edward Hopper
  Renoir to Rothko: The Eye of Duncan Phillips
Phillips Collection
Sept. 25, 1999-Jan. 23, 2000
250 works assembled by the Phillips Collection, ranging from Bonnard and Braque to Picasso and Rothko.
Curator: Eliza Rathborne, Phillips Collection.
Funding: Merrill Lynch.
Darth Vader
photo by Eric Lang and Mark Avino
  Star Wars: The Magic of Myth
San Diego Museum of Art
Sept. 25, 1999-Jan. 2, 2000
Original paintings, drawings, models, costumes and props from the archives of Lucasfilm, Ltd.
Tour: From San Diego, the exhibition travels to the Minneapolis Institute of Arts, Field Museum of Natural History, Museum of Fine Arts, Houston, Toledo Museum of Art and the Brooklyn Museum of Art.
Edward Ruscha
Trademark with Eight Spots
  The American Century: Art & Culture 1900-2000, Part II (1950-2000)
Whitney Museum of American Art
Sept. 26, 1999-Feb. 23, 2000
More than 500 works from the Beat Generation to experiments in new media.
Curators: Lisa Philips, now director of the New Museum of Contemporary Art; Susan Harris, Karl Willers, Chrissie Iles, of the Whitney; Maurice Berger, guest-curator.
Funding: Intel Corporation, National Endowment for the Arts, National Committee of the Whitney Museum, Booth Ferris Foundation, Lauder Foundation, Evelyn and Leonard Lauder Fund.
Annibale Carracci
Four Studies of Heads Drawn Over a Figure of Saint John the Evangelist after Corregio
ca. 1585
  Annibale Carracci
National Gallery of Art
Sept. 26, 1999-Jan. 9, 2000
Drawings by the renown Italian Baroque draftsman.
Curator: Margaret Morgan Grasselli, National Gallery of Art.
Catalogue essays: Diane De Grazia.
Funding: Republic National Bank of New York, Safra Republic Holdings S.A., Luxembourg.
Sol LeWitt
  "Drawing is another kind of language": Recent American Drawings from a New York Private Collection
Parrish Art Museum
Sept. 26-Nov. 14, 1999
Nearly 100 drawings from the Werner H. Kramarsky Collection, including works by Carl Andre, Japsper Johns, Brice Marden and Agnes Martin.
Curator: Klaus Kertess.
Catalogue essays: Dieter Schwarz, director of the Kunstmuseum Winterthur, Switzerland, and Christian Schneegass, art professor at the Berlin Akademie der Künste.
Organized by the Harvard University Art Museums.
Tour: The Parrish Art Museum will be the only Tri-State venue (upcoming venues to be announced).
Sponsor: William Rosenwald Family Fund et al.
Thomas Struth
Galleria dell'Academia I, Venice
  The Museum as Muse: Artists Reflect
Museum of Contemporary Art, San Diego
Sept. 26, 1999-Jan. 9, 2000
Artists responses to the museum as an institution and its relationship to the art it contains.
Tour: The exhibition originated at the Museum of Modern Art.
Funding: Contemporary Exhibition Fund of the Museum of Modern Art, Lily Auchincloss, Agnes Gund and Daniel Shapiro, Jo Carole and Ronald S. Lauder.
Raymond Pettibon
No Title (We read about)
  Raymond Pettibon
Museum of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles
Sept. 26, 1999-Jan. 2, 2000
Punk cartoons by the Southern California artist.
Curators: Ann Temkin, Philadelphia Museum of Art, Susanne Ghez, University of Chicago.
Catalogue essays: Benjamin Buchloch, Peter Schjeldahl, Ann Temkin, Hamza Walker, Bernard Welt.
Tour: The exhibition traveled to the University of Chicago, Drawing Center, New York, and Philadelphia Museum of Art.
Funding: Lannan Foundation, National Endowment for the Arts, Andy Warhol Foundation for the Visual Arts, Gilbert B. Friesen.
    Playing Off Time: Contemporary Photographs in Dialogue with the Past
Aldrich Museum of Contemporary Art
Sept. 26, 1999-Jan. 9, 2000
11 artists photograph the same scenes pictured in vintage photos from the 1950s and '60s.
Funding: Connecticut Commission on the Arts, Ridgefield Bank.
Catherine McCarthy
Lady Slipper
  Upon a Lilac Sea: Paintings by Catherine McCarthy
San Jose Museum of Art
Sept. 26, 1999-Jan. 9, 2000
A mid-career survey Boston-based artist, whose works deal with issues of femininity, memory, art history, science and religion. Curator: Cathy Kimball, SJMA.
Martin Johnson Heade
Seascape: Sunrise
  Martin Johnson Heade
Museum of Fine Arts, Boston
Sept. 29, 1999-Jan. 16, 2000
70 paintings of both American landscapes and the tropics by the Hudson River School artist.
Curator: Theodore Stebbins, Jr., Boston MFA.
Tour: The exhibition travels to the National Gallery, Washington, D.C.(Feb. 13-May 7, 2000) and Los Angeles County Museum of Art (May 28-Aug. 17, 1999).
    The Art of Twentieth Century Zen: Paintings and Calligraphy by Japanese Masters
Los Angeles County Museum of Art
Sept. 29, 1999-Jan. 2, 2000
Painted and calligraphic works by Zen artists of the past 100 years, including scrolls, screens and other artifacts.
Curator: Audrey Yoshiko Sea and Stephen Addiss, Marsh Art Gallery, University of Richmond.
Funding: National Endowment for the Humanities, University of Richmond Cultural Affairs Committee.
    An American Century of Photography: From Dry-Plate to Digital, the Hallmark Photographic Collection
Seattle Art Museum
Sept. 30, 1999-Jan. 2, 2000
Nearly 250 photographs from Alfred Stieglitz to Andy Warhol from the corporate collection of the omnipresent greeting-card purveyor.
Curators: Keith F. Davis, Hallmark Cards fine art programs director, with SAM deputy director Trevor Fairbrother, and SAM curators Mary Shirley and Tara Reddy.
Tour: The exhibition has been traveling since 1994. Future stops include the Nelson-Atkins Museum, Kansas City, Mo.; Joslyn Museum, Omaha; Delaware Art Museum, Wilmington; Columbus Museum, Columbus, Georgia; Denver Art Museum.
Woman's Munisak robe
Central Asia, third quarter of 19th century
  IKAT: Splendid Silks from Central Asia
Art Institute of Chicago
Sept. 30, 1999-Jan. 9, 2000
Around 40 examples of ikats, finely woven, brilliant textiles created by repeatedly binding and dying individual threads.
Curator: Christa C. Thurman, Art Institute of Chicago.