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Stephan von Huene, Tap Dancer, 1967, collection of Nancy Reddin Kienholz, photo by Sebastian Hartz
J. Paul Getty Museum
Oct. 1, 2011-Feb. 5, 2012
The nominal lead exhibition of Southern California’s Getty-funded historical art fest (involving some 60 institutions) gives an overview of Southern California’s postwar art scene via 79 objects by more than 45 artists who were based in Los Angeles between 1950-70, including Larry Bell, Vija Celmins and Richard Diebenkorn
Curators: Andrew Perchuk, Rani Singh, Glenn Phillips, Catherine Taft
Catalogue: 352 pp., $59.95
Funding: Getty Foundation
Tour: The show travels to its co-organizing institution, the Martin-Gropius-Bau, Berlin, from Mar. 15-June 10, 2012
Also on view: “Greetings from L.A.: Artists and Publics, 1950-1980,” Oct. 1, 2011-Feb. 5, 2012; “Lyonel Feininger: Photographs, 1928-1939,” Oct. 25, 2011-Mar. 11, 2012

Gertrud and Otto Natzler, Bowl, 1943, Los Angeles County Museum of Art
Los Angeles County Museum of Art
Oct. 1, 2011-Mar. 25, 2012
The modern California home, via more than 350 objects from furniture and textiles to ceramics and jewelry, plus a period re-creation of Charles and Ray Eames’ living room, in a show designed by the Hodgette + Fung studio
Curators: Wendy Kaplan, Bobbye Tigerman
Catalogue: MIT Press, 360 pp., $60
Funding: Getty Foundation (Pacific Standard Time), Henry Luce Foundation, Debbie and Mark Attanasio, Martha and Bruce Karsh, others
Also on view: “Monet/Lichtenstein: Rouen Cathedrals,” Oct. 1, 2011-Jan. 1, 2012; “Mural Remix: Sandra de la Loza,” Oct. 15, 2011-Jan. 22, 2012; “Glenn Ligon: AMERICA,” Oct. 23, 2011-Jan. 22, 2012

Edward Ruscha, The Back of Hollywood, 1977, oil on canvas, 22 x 80 in., collection of Musée d'Art Contemporain de Lyon, France, courtesy of the artist
Museum of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles
Oct. 1, 2011-Jan. 16, 2012
A massive survey with more than 500 photographs, paintings, sculptures, installations and more by 130 artists, including Jas Ban Ader’s last work, In search of the Miraculous (1975), and Eleanor Antin’s first video installation, The Nurse and the Hijackers (1977)
Curator: Paul Schimmel
Catalogue: DelMonico Books/Prestel, 312 pp., $60
Funding: Getty Foundation (Pacific Standard Time), Kathi and Gary Cypres, Mandy and Cliff Einstein, others
Also on view: “Theaster Gates: An Epitaph for Civil Rights,” Oct. 1, 2011-Jan. 16, 2012

Edgar Degas, The Dance Class, ca. 1873, Corcoran Gallery of Art, Washington, D.C.
Phillips Collection
Oct. 1, 2011-Jan. 8, 2012
30 paintings, works on paper and bronzes, culminating in the artist’s masterpiece, Dancers at the Barre (early 1880s-ca. 1900)
Curator: Eliza Rathbone
Catalogue: Yale University Press, 144 pp., $45
Funding: Lockheed Martin, Pernod Ricard, Perry and Euretta Rathbone

Louise Nevelson, Untitled, 1967, printed by Anthony Ko, published by the Tamarind Lithography Workshop, Norton Simon Museum
Norton Simon Museum
Oct. 1, 2011-Apr. 2, 2012
150 prints from June Wayne’s Tamarind Lithography Workshop (David Hockney, Lee Mullican, Louise Nevelson, Ed Ruscha), Jean Milant’s Cirrus Editions (Chris Burden, John Baldessari, Greg Card) and more
Curator: Leah Lehmbeck
Catalogue: J. Paul Getty Museum Publications, 256 pp., $60
Funding: Getty Foundation (Pacific Standard Time)
Also on view: “The Original Print: An Introduction to Printmaking in the Postwar Period,” Oct. 1, 2011-Apr. 2, 2012

Kehinde Wiley, Sleep, 2008, courtesy of Rubell Family Collection, Miami
Corcoran Gallery of Art
Oct. 1, 2011-Feb. 12, 2012
76 paintings, sculptures, drawings, photographs and videos, made during the last three decades by 31 (not 30) African American artists, from David Hammons and Jean-Michel Basquiat to Shinique Smith, whose works shed light on issues of racial, sexual and historical identity, in a show organized from the collection of Miami-based collectors Don and Mera Rubell
Curator: Sarah Newman
Catalogue: Rubell Family Collection, 232 pp., $39.95
Funding: Rubell Family Collection, Altria Group, Morgan Stanley Smith Barney, others
Tour: The show has appeared at the Rubell Family Collection in Miami, its organizing institution
Also on view: “Hank Willis Thomas: Strange Fruit,” Oct. 1, 2011-Jan. 16, 2012; “Gordon Parks: Photographs from the Collection,” Oct. 1, 2011-Jan. 16, 2012

David Hammons, America the Beautiful, 1968, Oakland Museum
UCLA Hammer Museum
Oct. 2, 2011-Jan. 8, 2012
A long overdue assessment of the black art scene in Southern California, via 140 works by 35 artists, including David Hammons, John Outterbridge, Alonzo Davis, Betye Saar and Charles White
Curator: Kellie Jones
Catalogue: Delmonico/Prestel, 350 pp., $60
Funding: Getty Foundation (Pacific Standard Time), Eileen Harris Norton Foundation, Kenneth T. and Eileen L. Norris Foundation, Ina Coleman and Alan Wilson, others
Also on view: “Recent Acquisitions from the Grunwald Center for the Graphic Arts,” Oct. 15, 2011-Jan. 22, 2012

Tseng Kwong Chi, Bill T. Jones Body Painting with Keith Haring, 1983, Paul Kasmin Gallery, New York, photo by Tseng Kwong Chi; New York Body drawing by Keith Haring, 1983, Estate of Keith Haring, New York
Institute of Contemporary Art, Boston
Oct. 7, 2011-Jan. 16, 2012
100 works in video, photography, drawing and sculptural objects by 48 artists, as well as a series of live performances in the galleries and theater, that trace the “journey of the line,” from democratizing and “deskilling” changes in drawing in the 1960s to the emergence of overlap between art and dance
Curator: Helen Molesworth
Catalogue: Hatje Cantz, 140 pp., $36
Funding: Andy Warhol Foundation, Ronald and Ronni Casty, HBB Foundation, Jacqueline Bernat and Adam Hetnarski
Tour: Following its debut at the ICA Boston, the exhibition travels to the Frances Young Tang Teaching Museum and Art Gallery at Skidmore College, Saratoga Springs, N.Y., July 14-Dec. 30, 2012
Also on view: “Isaac Julien: Ten Thousand Waves,” Oct. 28, 2011-Mar. 4, 2012; “Jessica Jackson Hutchins,” Oct. 28, 2011-Mar. 4, 2012

Edgar Degas, After the Bath, Woman Drying Her Neck, 1886–95, Musée d'Orsay, photo courtesy of the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston
Museum of Fine Arts, Boston
Oct. 9, 2011-Feb. 5, 2012
The first major look at the subject features 165 paintings, pastels, drawings, monotypes, etchings, lithographs and sculptures, including 145 by Degas himself and 20 by Eugene Delacroix, Mary Cassatt, Gustave Caillebotte, Henri Matisse and other contemporaries and followers
Curators: George T.M. Shackelford, Xavier Rey
Catalogue: 336 pp., $65
Tour: After its debut at the MFA, the exhibition travels to the Musée d’Orsay, its co-organizing institution, Mar. 12-July 1, 2012
Also on view: “Beauty as Duty: Textiles and the Home Front in WWII Berlin,” Oct. 8, 2011-May 28, 2012; “Aphrodite and the Gods of Love,” Oct. 26, 2011-Feb. 20, 2012

Arieto (Harry) Bertoia, Knoll International, “Bird” Lounge Chair and Ottoman, after 1952; private collection
Museum of Art and Design
Oct. 12, 2011-Jan. 15, 2012
Works by Alexander Calder, Isamu Noguchi, Ray and Charles Eames, Dorothy Liebes, Jack Prip and others in all craft media, from clay, fiber, wood and metal to glass and alternative materials, made in the period between 1940 and 1969
Curators: Jeannine Falino, Jennifer Scanlan
Catalogue: Harry N. Abrams, 388 pp., $65
Funding: Henry Luce Foundation, Center for Craft, Creativity and Design, Windgate Charitable Foundation

Charles Demuth, I Saw the Figure 5 in Gold, 1928, the Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York
Metropolitan Museum of Art
Oct. 13, 2011-Jan. 2, 2012
Almost 200 paintings, sculptures, drawings and prints made by American and European modernists, including Constantin Brancusi, Arthur Dove, Gino Severini, and Pablo Picasso, supplemented by photographs by the Photo-Secessionists and publications by Stieglitz, in the first large-scale presentation of the Stieglitz estate, now in the Met collection
Curator: Lisa Mintz Messinger
Catalogue: Yale University Press, 360 pp., $65
Funding: Iris & B. Gerald Cantor Foundation
Also on view: “Photographic Treasures from the Collection of Alfred Stieglitz,” Oct. 12, 2011-Feb. 26, 2012

Pierre Auguste Renoir, Bathers with Crab, ca. 1890–99, Carnegie Museum of Art, Pittsburgh; photo by Tom Little
Milwaukee Art Museum
Oct. 14, 2011-Jan. 12, 2012
More than 100 lesser-known drawings, watercolors and pastels by Manet, Pissarro, Seurat, Cézanne, Gauguin, Toulouse-Lautrec and others, many of which were included in the eight Impressionist exhibitions held in Paris between 1874 and 1886
Curators: Christopher Lloyd, Laurie Winters
Catalogue: 179 pp., $39.95
Funding: Lynde and Harry Bradley Foundation, Einhorn Family Foundation, Nancy and Arthur Laskin, others
Tour: Following its debut at MAM, the exhibition travels to the Vienna Albertina, its co-organizing institution, from Feb. 9-May 13, 2012

Caravaggio, The Cardsharps, ca. 1595, Kimbell Art Museum
Kimbell Art Museum
Oct. 16, 2011-Jan. 8, 2012
Ten works by Caravaggio plus more than 40 made by artists living and working in Rome in the first three decades of the 17th century, including Orazio Gentileschi, Jusepe de Ribera, Simon Vouet and Peter Paul Rubens
Curator: Nancy E. Edwards
Catalogue: Yale University Press with the National Gallery of Canada, Ottawa, 224 pp., $50
Funding: Fort Worth Star-Telegram, others
Tour: The exhibition comes to the Kimbell from the National Gallery of Canada, Ottawa, its co-organizing institution

Shabti of Tutankhamun, 18th Dynasty, © Sandro Vannini, Museum of Fine Arts, Houston
Museum of Fine Arts, Houston
Oct. 16, 2011-Apr. 15, 2012
100 treasures from ancient Egypt, most of which have not previously been seen in the U.S., associated with the most important rulers of the country’s 30 dynasties, including Khafre, builder of the Great Sphinx and the Giza Pyramids, as well as the largest likeness of King Tut ever discovered and a National Geographic documentary short narrated by actor Harrison Ford
Curators: Zahi Hawass, David Silverman
Catalogue: National Geographic, 264 pp., $40
Funding: National Geographic
Also on view: “Gifts of the Sultan: The Arts of Giving at the Islamic Courts,” Oct. 23, 2011-Jan. 16, 2012

Hans Haacke, Wide White Flow, 1967
MIT List Visual Arts Center
Oct. 21-Dec. 31, 2011
The “physical and biological systems” that were included in the German-born conceptual artist’s 1967 solo exhibition at MIT, many of them involving the staging of time-based events (such as water’s freezing process), are brought together for the first time in 40 years, along with the scant amount of original photographic documentation that exists
Curator: Caroline A. Jones
Catalogue: 80 pp., $20
Funding: Barbara and Howard Wise Endowment for the Arts, Consulate General of the Federal Republic of Germany, others
Also on view: “Otto Piene: Lichtballett,” Oct. 21-Dec. 31, 2011

Tristan Lowe, Under the Influence, 2010, Museum of Art, Rhode Island School of Design; courtesy of the Philadelphia Museum of Art
Philadelphia Museum of Art
Oct. 22, 2011-Jan. 29, 2012
The Boston-born artist (b. 1966) exhibits two sculptures commissioned by the Museum of Art, Rhode Island School of Design in 2010: Lunacy, a 12-foot-in-diameter moon-like sphere made of white wool felt (shown at the American Academy of Arts 2011 invitational earlier this year), and Visither I, a neon light sculpture
Curator: Dilys Blum
Also on view: “Live Cinema/Peripheral Stages: Mohamed Bourouissa and Tobias Zielony,” Oct. 15, 2011-Jan. 16, 2012

Christopher Doyle, Christopher Doyle Identity Guidelines, 2008, Walker Art Center
Walker Art Center
Oct. 22, 2011-Jan. 22, 2012
Co-organized with the Cooper-Hewitt National Design Museum, the first major U.S. museum show on graphic design since 1996 turns its attention on graphics in the digital era
Curators: Ian Albinson, Andrew Blauvelt, Jeremy Leslie, Ellen Lupton, Armin Vit and Bryony Gomez-Palacio
Catalogue: 240 pp., $40
Funding: Judy Dayton, Deborah and John Christakos, others
Curator: David Hogge

Carsten Höller, Psycho Tank (installation view), 1999, Musee d’Art Contemporain, Marseille, photo by Attilio Maranzano
New Museum
Oct. 26, 2011-Jan. 15, 2012
The first New York survey of the Stockholm-based Belgian artist (b. 1961) occupies the three main gallery floors and the museum’s lobby with more than 25 works produced over the past 20 years, from his signature stroboscopic light installations that give the impression the room is spinning (Light Room, 2008), to “adapted amusement park rides” like his Mirror Carousel (2005), to Psycho Tanks, a sensory deprivation pool
Curator: Massimiliano Gioni
Catalogue: Rizzoli, 247 pp., $60
Funding: VICTORIA—the Art of being Contemporary Foundation and the Qatar Museums Authority, the LUMA Foundation, Ken Kuchin, others
Also on view: “Spartacus Chetwynd: Home Made Tasers,” Oct. 26, 2011-Jan. 1, 2012; “Museum as Hub: Steffani Jemison and Jamal Cyrus: Alpha’s Bet Is Not Over Yet,” Oct. 12-Dec. 4, 2011

Egon Schiele, Mime van Osen , 1910, The Ronald S. Lauder Collection, Neue Galerie
Neue Galerie
Oct. 27, 2011-Apr. 2, 2012
In celebration of the museum’s tenth anniversary, several hundred masterworks from the founder’s collection in six categories: medieval art, arms and armor, Old Master paintings, 19th- and 20th-century drawings, fine and decorative art of Vienna 1900, and modern and contemporary art
Catalogue: Prestel, 540 pp., $75

Luigi Lucioni, Paul Cadmus, 1928, Brooklyn Museum
Brooklyn Museum
Oct. 28, 2011-Jan. 29, 2012
140 works in painting, sculpture and photography by 68 American artists, including Thomas Hart Benton, Imogen Cunningham, Edward Hopper, Luigi Lucioni and Alfred Stieglitz, who explored a “new mode of modern realism” in the “Jazz Age,” the years bounded by the Great War and the Great Depression
Curator: Teresa A. Carbone
Catalogue: Skira Rizzoli, 304 pp., $60
Funding: Henry Luce Foundation, Martha A. and Robert S. Rubin Exhibition Fund, others
Also on view: “Lee Mingwei: The Moving Garden,” Oct. 5, 2011-Jan. 22, 2012

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