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Henri de Toulouse-Lautrec
Divan Japonais
1893
gift of Mrs. Harry Lynde Bradley
photo by Larry Sanders
Milwaukee Art Museum
June 1-Sept. 9, 2012
“Affichomanie,” or “poster mania,” in late-19th-century Paris via more than 100 poster designs by Jules Cheret, considered the father of the medium, as well as Henri de Toulouse-Lautrec, Pierre Bonnard and Alphonse Mucha, supplemented by rare preparatory studies and maquettes
Curator: Mary Weaver Chapin
Funding: PNC Bank, Bud and Sue Selig in honor of Jeffrey H. Loria, Milwaukee Art Museum Friends of Art
Tour: Following its debut in Milwaukee, the exhibition travels to the Dallas Museum of Art

Poster advertising the first L.A. biennial, “Made in L.A.,” 2012, courtesy of the Hammer Museum, Los Angeles
Hammer Museum
June 2-Sept. 2, 2012
The first Los Angeles biennial is organized by the Hammer Museum in collaboration with LAXART and the Municipal Art Gallery and features 60 emerging and under-represented artists from the L.A. region
Curators: Anne Ellegood, Lauri Firstenberg, Malik Gaines, Cesar Garcia, Ali Subotnik
Funding: Wells Fargo, Annenberg Foundation, Fundacion Jumex, Bloom Family, Gail and Stanley Hollander, others

Jasper Johns
Figure 1
1969
© Jasper Johns and Gemini G.E.L.
Phillips Collection
June 2-Sept. 9, 2012
More than 100 lithos, intaglios, lead relief prints and silkscreens -- including the iconic targets and flags --made by the Pop master over five decades, plus a documentary about the artist narrated by John Cage, in a show organized by the Phillips in collaboration with the John and Maxine Belger Foundation
Curator: Renee Maurer
Also on view: “Antony Gormley: Drawing Space,” June 2-Sept. 9, 2012

Sharon Lockhart, production still from Five Dances and Nine Wall Carpets by Noa Eshkol, 2011; Blum & Poe, Los Angeles and Barbara Gladstone Gallery, New York
Los Angeles County Museum of Art
June 4-Sept. 9, 2012
This two-person exhibition brings to light the largely unknown work of Israeli dance composer and textile artist Noa Eshkol (1924-2007) as seen through the eyes of L.A.-based artist Sharon Lockhart (b. 1964), who has supplemented a selection of Eshkol’s carpets, scores and archival drawings with her own five-channel film installation and a series of photographs
Curators: Stephanie Barron, Britt Salbesen
Catalogue: DelMonico Books/Prestel
Funding: Wells Fargo, Jewish Federation of Greater Los Angeles’ Tel Aviv-Los Angeles Partnership, Daniel Greenberg, Susan Stein Hauser, others
Tour: The show debuted at the Israel Museum, its co-organizing institution, in December 2011, and subsequently travels to the Jewish Museum in New York

Ellsworth Kelly
Wild Grape
1961
private collection
Metropolitan Museum of Art
June 5-Sept. 3, 2012
The first major museum exhibition dedicated to the celebrated abstract painter’s drawings of plants, flowers and leaves, with 75 works on paper that he has made since his 1948 sojourn in Paris
Curator: Marla Prather
Catalogue: Lothar Schirmer, 240 pp., $95
Funding: Gail and Parker Gilbert Fund, Jane and Robert Carroll Fund

John Taylor Arms
Venetian Filigree
1931
Lawrence Hitchcock Fund
Cleveland Museum of Art
June 9-Sept. 30, 2012
Celebrating the 50-year career of John Taylor Arms (1887-1953), the renowned American printmaker known for his documentation of Europe’s great Gothic churches, with 60 prints, drawings and copper plates, as well as documentary material including the artist’s diaries, printmaking tools and albums of family photographs
Funding: Cuyahoga Arts and Culture

George Bellows
Stag at Sharkey's
1909
The Cleveland Museum of Art
National Gallery of Art
June 10-Oct. 8, 2012
The first comprehensive survey in 30 years of the work of American realist George Bellows (1882-1925) unites 150 paintings, drawings and lithographs, and includes examples of his most celebrated street scenes and boxing match paintings as well as his Maine seascapes, sporting scenes, World War I subjects and family portraits
Curators: Charles Brock, Franklin Kelly, Barbara Weinberg, Lisa Messinger, Ann Dumas
Catalogue: DelMonico Books/Prestel, 336 pp., $65
Funding: Nippon Television Network Corporation, Tokyo, Henry Luce Foundation, Terra Foundation for American Art, Cordover Family Foundation, others
Tour: Following its run in D.C., the show travels to its co-organizing institution, the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York, and then to co-organizing institution the Royal Academy of Arts in London in March 2013
Also on view: “In the Tower: Barnett Newman,” June 1, 2012-Feb. 24, 2013

Arnaldo Roche Raball
We Have to Dream in Blue
1986
Collection of John Belk & Margarita Serapion
photo by Walter Otero Gallery
El Museo del Barrio
June 12-Jan. 6, 2012
Cultural, economic, political and social developments of the Caribbean basin and its diaspora, via more than 500 artworks spanning 400 years, in a show co-organized by and appearing concurrently at El Museo del Barrio, the Queens Museum of Art and the Studio Museum in Harlem
Curators: Edward J. Sullivan, Lowery Stokes Sims, Gerald Alexis, Yolanda Wood Pujols
Catalogue: Yale University Press, 496 pp., $65
Funding: MetLife Foundation, The Reed Foundation, Rockefeller Brothers Fund, Bacardi USA, Institut Francais, others

Ernst Ludwig Kirchner
Three Nudes in the Forest
1908
Stedelijk Museum, Amsterdam
Philadelphia Museum of Art
June 20-Sept. 3, 2012
An exhibition exploring the theme of an earthly paradise, or Arcadia, which has been popular in theater, poetry, music and art since antiquity and was frequently illustrated in mural-sized paintings commissioned for public viewing, anchored by Paul Gauguin’s Where Do We Come From? What Are We? Where Are We Going? (1898), Paul Cézanne’s The Large Bathers (1906), and Henri Matisse’s Bathers by a River (1909-17), with works by Ernst Ludwig Kirchner, Pablo Picasso and Paul Signac
Curator: Joseph J. Rishel
Funding: Mrs. Louis C. Madeira IV, Margaret A. Cargill Foundation, Annenberg Foundation Fund for Exhibitions, others

David Shrigley
I'm Dead
2010
collection Hamilton Corporate Finance Limited
photo by Alexander Newtown
Yerba Buena Center for the Arts
June 22-Sept. 23, 2012
Organized by the Hayward Gallery in London, the largest survey of the Glasgow-based comic artist’s work to date includes crude drawings, sculptures made from unusual materials and characterized by incongruities of scale, as well as a selection of the animations and photographs
Curator: Cliff Lauson
Funding: Bold Italic, Abundance Foundation, Adobe, Mike Wilkins and Sheila Duigan, Meridee Moore and Kevin King, others

Josiah McElheny
Czech Modernism Mirrored and Reflected Infinitely
2005
The Institute of Contemporary Art/Boston
photo by Tom Van Eynde
Institute of Contemporary Art, Boston
June 22-Oct. 14, 2012
The first mid-career museum survey of the Brooklyn-based artist (b. 1966) known for his exacting blown-glass sculptures, features 21 works, including film, photography and performance, as well as a brand new seven-foot tall sculpture, The Center is Everywhere, which hangs from the ceiling in a glittering column of crystal and brass
Curator: Helen Molesworth
Catalogue: Hatje Cantz Verlag, 144 pp., $50        
Funding: Andrew W. Mellon Foundation, Fotene Demoulas and Tom Cote, Maisie and Jamie Houghton, others

Amanda Ross-Ho
Teeny-Tiny Woman
2012
Museum of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles
Museum of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles
June 23-Sept. 23, 2012
Courtesy of the Chicago-born, Los Angeles-based artist (b. 1975), a “massive looping architectural exchange,” via 17 wall panels equivalent to the exact interior measurement of the artist’s downtown L.A. studio, on which are exhibited a “flux of data” including large-scale paintings, fabricated objects, textiles and photographs
Curator: Rebecca Morse
Catalogue: 122 pp., $49.95
Funding: Christopher Yin, John Yoon, Marc J. Lee, Charles S. Cohen

Shan Goshorn
Educational Genocide: The Legacy of the Carlisle Indian Boarding School
2011
courtesy of the artist
Museum of Arts and Design
June 26-Oct. 21, 2012
The third in the museum’s series of contemporary Native North American art exhibitions features 70 artists from the Northeastern and Southeastern United States and Canada, with 130 works ranging from site-specific installation and video to sculpture and jewelry, all made in the last seven years
Curators: Ellen Taubman, David McFadden
Catalogue: 160 pp., $40
Tour: Following its New York premiere, the show travels to the Memorial Art Gallery at the University of Rochester, N.Y., and the McMichael Collection in Ontario, Canada

Adolph Gottlieb
Vigil
1948
Whitney Museum of American Art, New York
Whitney Museum
June 28-Oct. 28
Paintings, sculptures, drawings, prints and photographs from the mid-1940s to the end of the 1950s that demonstrate the figurative and calligraphic signs and symbols frequently present in work from this period, with contributions from well-known Ab-Ex practitioners like Jackson Pollock, Adolph Gottlieb, Lee Krasner and Robert Motherwell as well as artists less immediately associated with the movement, such as Ivan Le Lorraine Albright, Will Barnet, Forrest Bess and Steve Wheeler
Curators: Donna De Salvo, Jane Panetta
Also on view: “Sharon Hayes: There’s So Much I Want to Say to You,” June 21-Sept. 9, 2012; “Oskar Fischinger: Space Light Art – A Film Environment,” June 28-Oct. 28, 2012

Richard Diebenkorn
Ocean Park #83
1975
Corcoran Gallery of Art, Washington, DC
Corcoran Gallery of Art
June 30-Sept. 23, 2012
Co-organized with the Orange County Museum of Art and the Modern Art Museum of Fort Worth, the first museum exhibition to focus on the California artist’s most celebrated body of work, made during 1967-88, unites 80 works, including large-scale paintings, smaller paintings on cigar box lids, mixed-media drawings on paper, monotypes and prints
Curator: Sarah C. Bancroft
Catalogue: Orange County Museum of Art and DelMonico Books/Prestel, 250 pp., $65
Funding: Henry Luce Foundation, MNY Mellon Wealth Management, Lilly and Paul Merage, others<

Fikret Atay
Tinica
2004
Galerie Chantal Crousel, Paris
Museum of Contemporary Art, Chicago
June 30-Sept. 23, 2012
Featuring approximately 70 works in video, film, sculpture, painting and photography by contemporary artists including Vito Acconci, Roger Brown, Chris Burden, Claes Oldenburg and Andy Warhol, all of which take as their subject the form, technology, myth, message and image of that iconic building structure, the skyscraper, with particular emphasis on Chicago, the birthplace of the architectural type
Curators: Michael Darling, Joanna Szupinska
Catalogue: 112 pp., $35
Funding: Harris Family Foundation, Caryn and King Harris, Katherin Harris, Toni and Ron Paul, Pam and Joe Szokol, others

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