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Lewis Hine
Grady Carroll
October 1913
Amon Carter Museum, Fort Worth, Texas
Amon Carter Museum
Jan. 7–July 7, 2006
55 photographs depicting child labor in Texas in 1913
Also on view: "Creative Space: Fifty Years of Robert Blackburn's Printmaking Workshop," Jan. 7-Mar. 19, 2006

Anya Gallacio’s Time is our choice of how to love and why (russet) at Lehmann Maupin Gallery, 2004
Sculpture Center, Long Island City
Jan. 8-Apr. 3, 2006
The center’s 50-foot-high clerestory is occupied by a weeping cherry tree, which the artist reassembled after it was cut down, leaving visible the engineering required to support it
Funding: Bloomberg, National Endowment for the Arts, British Council

Designer Unknown
Buzzcocks' Orgasm Addict
1977
Lent by Carol McCranie and Xavier Magri
Parsons, the New School for Design
Jan. 10-Apr. 2, 2006
Furniture, fashion and graphic design produced in New York City from the turbulent, bankrupt mid-1970s to the go-go ‘80s, organized in conjunction with "The Downtown Show" (see below)
Curator: Christopher Mount

Jane Dickson
Paradise Alley
1982
Grey Art Gallery
Jan. 10-Apr. 1, 2006
Ca. 375 paintings, sculptures, drawings, graffiti, videos and photographs -- as well as over 70 items from NYU’s Fales Library – celebrating the bohemian rhapsody of the downtown Manhattan art scene in SoHo and the East Village, with work by Vito Acconci, Karen Finley, Nan Goldin, Leon Golub, Robert Longo, Carolee Schneemann, Lawrence Weiner and many others
Curator: Carlo McCormick
Catalogue: "The Downtown Book: The New York Art Scene, 1974–1984," 208 pp., $29.95
Funding: Andy Warhol Foundation for the Visual Arts, New York State Council on the Arts, Philip Aarons and Shelley Fox Aarons, M.D., Buhl Foundation, New York University Humanities Council, Abby Weed Grey Trust
Tour: Andy Warhol Museum, Pittsburgh, May 20-Sept. 3, 2006; Austin Museum of Art, Nov. 11-Jan. 28, 2007

Pablo Picasso
Homards et Poissons
1949
Baltimore Museum of Art
Jan. 11-Apr. 16, 2006
The artist in his studio, via ca. 40 prints made between 1945 and 1968
Curator: Jay Fisher
Funding: Mercantile Bank & Trust

Artists’ books from the Chicago MCA
Museum of Contemporary Art, Chicago
Jan. 13-Apr. 23, 2006
Celebrating Beckett’s birth, via a film of his 15-minute play Not I, Bruce Nauman’s film Slow Angle Walk (Beckett Walk) (1968), a site-specific work by Tania Bruguera and artists’ books by Marcel Duchamp, John Baldessari, John Cage and others
Curator: Tricia Van Eck

Space 1026
Scratch Off the Serial
2002
Yerba Buena Center for the Arts
Jan. 13–Mar. 26, 2006
Three art collectives in action, via 80 collaborative paintings by the members of the Royal Art Lodge (Marcel Dzama, Michael Dumontier and Neil Farber), an environmental work of art by the Philadelphia-based group Space 1026, and BASS Bench, a custom-made lounge and DJ station by the six-person Toronto group Instant Coffee
Curator: Berin Golonu

Rendering of Servo’s experimental exhibition design for "Dark Places" at the Santa Monica Museum of Art
Santa Monica Museum of Art
Jan. 14-Apr. 22, 2006
Crime and violence in the city and suburbs, via works by 75 artists from around the world, ranging from Vito Acconci, Franz Ackermann and Francis Alÿs to Wim Wenders, Charlie White and Heimo Zobernig, all in an installation designed by Servo, an architectural collaborative
Curator: Joshua Decter

André Gill
Mlle Nillson (Ophélie) (cover of L’Éclipse)
Apr. 5, 1868
Legion of Honor Museum, San Francisco
Jan. 14-Apr. 30, 2006
Large, hand-colored lithographic portraits by the satirical French artist André Gill, taken from his four-sheet newspaper La Lune and its successor L’Éclipse!, published in 1860s France under the reign of Napolean III

Glenn Ligon
Condition Report
2000
Contemporary Arts Museum Houston
Jan. 14-Apr. 9, 2006
50 works including Ligon’s landmark text paintings, sculpture, prints, installations, videos and mixed-media work, exploring the concept of "revision" in his ouvre, and including the new work, Negro Sunshine
Curators: Wayne Baerwaldt, Thelma Golden
Catalogue: 204 pp., $49.95
Funding: Andy Warhol Foundation for the Visual Arts, Horace W. Goldsmith Foundation, Peter Norton Family Foundation, Albert and Temmy Latner Foundation, Toby Devan Lewis, others
Tour: Andy Warhol Museum. Sept. 30–Dec. 31, 2006; Wexner Center for the Arts, Jan. 27–Apr. 22, 2007; Mudam -- Musée d’Art Moderne
Grand-Duc Jean, Luxembourg, Oct. 6–Dec. 17, 2007
Also on view: "Perspectives 150: Robyn O’Neil," Jan. 27-Mar. 26, 2006

Charles Sheeler
Suspended Power
1939
Dallas Museum of Art
Dallas Museum of Art
Jan. 15-Apr. 9, 2006
A suite of six paintings, plus photo studies and other material, for a photo essay commissioned in 1938 by Fortune magazine to illustrate "humanity’s attempt to harness the forces of nature"
Also on view: "Concentrations 49: Miguel Angel Rios," Jan. 29-May 14, 2006

Robert Selwyn
Untitled (House)
2003
courtesy DFN Gallery
Katonah Museum of Art
Jan. 15-Apr. 9, 2006
Paintings, photography, sculpture and video exploring America’s ambiguous relation to the suburbs, featuring work by Mark Bennett, Jason Falchook, Todd Hido, David Hockney, Bill Owens, Joel Sternfeld, Larry Sultan, Lane Twitchell, others
Curator: Ellen Keiter
Catalogue: $25
Funding: Bank of New York, Julia B. Fee Real Estate, New York Council for the Arts, Westchester Arts Council, Exhibition Patrons of the Katonah Museum of Art

Ed Ruscha
Purely Polyester
1977
collection of the Kemper Museum of Contemporary Art
Kemper Museum of Contemporary Art, Kansas City
Jan. 17–July 14, 2006
Exploration of the ways that technological advances affect human reality, through works by Damien Hirst, John Kalymnios, others
Curators: Angela Bohnenkamp Lewis, Elizabeth Dunbar

Edgar Degas
Dancers in Rose
1900
Museum of Fine Arts, Boston
Museum of Fine Arts Boston
Jan. 18-July 23, 2006
More than 280 works from the permanent collection, some newly acquired and others rarely on view, in a "kaleidoscopic survey of European art from 1900 to the 1960s"
Curators: Clifford S. Ackley, Carl Shapiro, George Shackelford
Also on view: "Tradition and Transformation: Japanese Art 1860-1940," Jan. 27-July 2, 2006

Ricky Swallow
Killing Time (detail)
2005
P.S.1
Jan. 19-Mar. 20, 2006
Wood sculptures and carvings from the artist who represented Australia at the 2005 Venice Biennale, including Killing Time, a detailed, life-size sculptural interpretation of his family dining table
Curator: Klaus Biesenbach
Funding: Australian Council

Malcolm Morley
Theory of Catastrophe
2004
Hall Collection
Museum of Contemporary Art, North Miami
Jan. 20-Apr. 16, 2006
Over 40 works dating from the 1960s to the present by the obstreperous British artist who in 1984 was the first winner of the Turner Prize
Curator: Bonnie Clearwater

Vincenzo Catena
The Rest on the Flight into Egypt
n.d.
Norton Simon Foundation
Norton Simon Museum, Pasadena
Jan. 20–Apr. 17, 2006
12 works showcasing art’s ability to tell stories, including Edgar Degas’ The Rape of the Sabines, Vincenzo Catena’s The Rest on the Flight into Egypt, Hamlet-inspired lithographs by Eugene Delacroix and Goya’s The Disasters of War
Curator: Nancy Gubin

Richard Long
Su XuXu Stones (A Thirteen Day Walk in Sardinia)
2005
© Richard Long
San Francisco Museum of Modern Art
Jan. 21-Apr. 25, 2006
Stone sculptures, mud works, photographs and texts relating to a recent three-week walk the artist took along the Pacific Crest Trail in California's Sierra Nevada mountains, in a project sponsored by the new For-Site Foundation, an organization devoted to "art about place"
Curator: Sandra S. Phillips
Funding: For-Site Foundation
Also on view: "1906 Earthquake: A Disaster in Pictures," Jan. 21-May 30, 2006

Carsten Hoeller’s "Amusement Park" at MASS MoCA
MASS MoCA
Jan. 21-Jun. 21, 2006
The first of a two-part installation, in which Hoeller will install a carnival in MASS MoCA’s giant Building 5, asking visitors to comment on the environment and incorporating their comments into the final design of the project, to open June. 21

Janet Fish
Treille
1996
Detroit Institute of Arts
Jan. 25-Apr. 2006 
Exploring new realms of whimsical topicality, this show, timed to coincide with the lead-up to the Super Bowl, presents large artistic bowls and vessels by Dale Chihuly, Michael Glancy, Edward & Philip Moulthrop, Lucie Rie and Beatrice Wood, along with works on paper, prints, drawings and photographs depicting bowls by William Bailey, Janet Fish, André Kertész, Charles Sheeler and David Teniers the Younger

Kazimir Malevich
Analytical Chart
ca. 1925
Museum of Modern Art
Jan. 25-Apr. 24, 2006
The first of two MoMA shows of work from the museum drawing collection, presented not by date but by "sequences of forms" in an effort to trace the development of motifs and themes
Curator: Luis Peréz-Oramas
Also on view: "The Compulsive Line: Etching 1900 to Now," Jan. 25-Apr. 17, 2006

Andrea Zittel
A-Z Homestead Unit with Raugh Furniture
2000-05
New Museum of Contemporary Art
(at the Chelsea Art Museum)
Jan. 26-May 27, 2006
Living Units, Escape Vehicles and the complete line of A-Z Personal Uniforms from A-Z Administrative Services, in a show that debuted at the Contemporary Arts Museum in Houston
Curators: Paola Morsiani, Trevor Smith
Catalogue: Prestel, 245 pp., $39.95
Tour: Albright-Knox Art Gallery, Oct. 6, 2006-Jan. 76 2007; MOCA, Los Angeles, Mar. 4-May 21, 2007; Vancouver Art Gallery, June 9-Sept. 16, 2007

Tal Gur
Eash floor lamps
2000
Cooper-Hewitt, National Design Museum
Jan. 27-Apr. 23, 2006
Approximately 25 prototypes, experimental objects and production pieces by 19 Israeli designers, including Eilon Armon, Tal Gur, Safi Hefetz, Nati Shamia-Opher and Zivia
Curator: Ezri Tarazi, Ellen Lupton
Funding: Connie and Harvey Krueger, Barbara and Morton Mandel, Isaac Kaye, others

Getty Villa, Malibu
Jan. 28-May 8, 2006
Celebrating the acquisitions of the 350-item Oppenländer collection of ancient glass, presented as one of the three shows inaugurating the newly renovated Getty Villa
Also on view: "The Getty Villa Reimagined" and "Antiquity & Photography: Early Views of Ancient Mediterranean Sites," both Jan. 28-May 1, 2006

Bruce Nauman
Life, Death, Love, Hate, Pleasure, Pain
1983
MCA, Chicago
Milwaukee Art Museum
Jan. 28-Apr. 9, 2006
Approximately 15 works, ranging from Neon Templates of the Left Half of My Body Taken at Ten-inch Intervals (1966) and Corridor with Mirror and White Lights (1971) to Hanged Man (1985)
Curator: Joseph D. Ketner II
Catalogue: MIT, 96 pp., $26.95
Tour: Indianapolis Museum of Art; Museum of Contemporary Art, North Miami; Henry Art Gallery, Musee d’art contemporain de Montreal, Australian Centre for Contemporary Art; Queensland Art Gallery
Funding: Carlene and Andy Ziegler

Henri Matisse
Laurette with Long Locks
1916
Norton Museum of Art
Jan. 28-Apr. 16, 2006
20 paintings and numerous related drawings, focusing on the period 1916-1919 when Matisse first began to paint in series
Funding: Melvin and Claire Levine, Anne and Harold Smith, Dr. Henry and Lois Foster Endowment for the Exhibition of Contemporary Art, others

Paul Cézanne
Bend in the Road
1900-06
National Gallery of Art
National Gallery of Art
Jan. 29-May 7, 2006
Marking the centenary of the death of Paul Cézanne (1839-1906) via ca. 100 paintings and watercolors made in his native Aix-en-Provence, including depictions of Jas de Bouffan, Mont Sainte-Victoire, the Mediterranean coast at L'Estaque, the dramatic quarry at Bibémus and the Château Noir, as well as the monumental Bathers from the National Gallery, London, in a show co-organized with the Musée Granet and the Communauté du Pays d'Aix, Aix-en-Provence, and the Réunion des musées nationaux, Paris
Curators: Philip Conisbee, Denis Coutagne
Catalogue: Yale, 312 pp., $60 cloth, $45 paper
Tour: Musée Granet, Aix-en-Provence, June 9-Sept. 17, 2006
Funding: DaimlerChrysler

Dennis Oppenheim
The Assembly Line (With By-Products from a Mechanical Trance)
1980
Neuberger Museum of Art
Jan. 29-May 19, 2006
Part of Oppenheim’s "Factory Series," The Assembly Line consists of large industrial fans which push air from a central, neon-lit stage to spinning turbines, with the whole mechanism intended as a metaphor for the creative process
Curator: Jacqueline Shilkoff
Funding: Westchester Arts Council, New York State Council on the Arts, Friends of the Neuberger Museum of Art
Also on view: "Facing Abstraction: Refiguring the Body in the Twentieth Century," Jan. 15-July 16, 2006; "Sharon Louden: Character," Jan. 29-May 21, 2006

Lucy McKenzie
Deathwatch (detail)
2004
Cabinet, London/Galerie Daniel Buchholtz, Cologne
Museum of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles
Jan. 29-Apr. 17, 2006
Seven younger artists -- Kai Althoff, Gillian Carnegie, Mark Grotjahn, Lucy McKenzie, Rodney McMillian, Ivan Morley and Anselm Reyle -- whose works demonstrate varying styles and varying conceptual frameworks
Curator: Michael Darling
Funding: MOCA Contemporaries, Frederick R. Weisman Art Foundation, others

Alejandro Xul Solar
Ña Diáfana
1923
Museum of Fine Arts, Houston
Jan. 29-Apr. 16, 2006
Ca. 100 artworks and documents in the first major North American exhibition devoted to the pivotal Argentinian modernist, in a show organized by Malba-Colección Costantini in partnership with Pinacoteca do Estado de São Paulo  
Curator: Patricia Artundo
Catalogue: Yale, 268 pp., $50
Also on view: "Andrea Bowers: Letters to an Army of Three," Jan. 6-Mar. 5, 2006; "From the Printed Page: Photographs from the Manfred Heiting Collection," Jan. 20-Apr. 30, 2006; "Nineteenth- and Twentieth-Century Etchings and Engravings from the MFAH Permanent Collection," Jan. 21-Apr. 21, 2006


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