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Stanley Marcus
A French Waitress, Paris, France
1961
Dallas Museum of Art
Dallas Museum of Art
Jan. 2-Mar. 30, 2008
Ca. 40 works by Dallas-based photographer Stanley Marcus (1905-2002), one-time president and CEO of Neiman Marcus
Curator: William Keyse Rudolph
Catalogue: $60, 192 pp., introduction by Oscar de la Renta
Funding: Marcus family

Thomas Eakins
Self-Portrait
1902
National Academy Museum
National Academy Museum
Jan. 7-Feb. 8, 2008
Portraits from the National Academy collection by Thomas Eakins, Emanuel Gottlieb Leutze, George Tooker, Elihu Vedder, Andrew Wyeth, others

JoAnn Verburg
Somewhere in Texas
1988
Walker Art Center
Walker Art Center
Jan. 12-Apr. 20, 2008
70 photographs and videos from the 25-year career of American photographer Verburg, in an exhibition that originated at the Museum of Modern Art
Curator: Susan Kismaric
Catalogue: 184 pp. $50
Funding: UBS

Erwin Redl
MATRIX II (installation view)
2000
Museum of Contemporary Art, San Diego
Photography by Ira Lippke
Museum of Contemporary Art, San Diego
Jan. 17-May 4, 2008
Redl’s room-size space filled with LED lights, presenting the illusion of infinitely receding space, a recent MCASD acquisition

American Photographic Postcard collection
ca.1900-1920
Orange County Museum of Art
Orange County Museum of Art
Jan. 17-Apr. 27, 2008
A collaborative installation by curator Margo Bistis, author Norman Klein and artist Andreas Kratky, described as a "historical science-fiction novel" and featuring a large-scale interactive projection of 2,200 images culled from different visual archives (the work also exists as a book and a DVD-ROM)
Curators: Margo Bistis, Norman Klein, Andreas Kratky

Tacita Dean
Roh: Baby Lotion
2002
International Center of Photography
International Center of Photography
Jan. 18-May 4, 2008
Subtitled "Uses of the Document in Contemporary Art," works by approximately 20 artists who turn to photography "to rethink the meaning of identity, history, memory and loss," including Christian Boltanski, Hans-Peter Feldman, Felix Gonzalez-Torres, Zoe Leonard, Robert Morris, Walid Raad, Lorna Simpson and Andy Warhol
Curator: Okwui Enwezor
Catalogue: 224 pp., ICP/Steidl
Also on view: "The Collections of Barbara Bloom," Jan. 18-May 4, 2008

Irving Penn
Pablo Picasso
1957
Morgan Library & Museum
Morgan Library & Museum
Jan. 18-Apr. 13, 2008
The Morgan shows off a major 2007 acquisition with an exhibition of almost 70 portraits by the legendary photographer Irving Penn (b. 1917), ranging from a 1944 photo of Giorgio de Chirico to a 2006 portrait of Jasper Johns
Curator: Peter Barberie
Funding: Richard and Ronay Menschel
Also on view: "Highlights from the Morgan’s Collections," featuring works by Penn’s subjects, and "Michelangelo, Vasari and their Contemporaries: Drawings from the Uffizi," Jan. 25-Apr. 20, 2008

Dennis Oppenheim
Theme for a Major Hit
1974
Institute of Contemporary Art, Philadelphia
Institute of Contemporary Art, Philadelphia
Jan. 18-Mar. 30, 2008
Puppets by 28 contemporary artists, ranging from a 1974 installation by Dennis Oppenheim to a new animation by Nathalie Djurberg
Curators: Ingrid Schaffner, Carin Kuoni
Catalogue: $35
Tour: Santa Monica Museum of Art, May 16-Aug. 9, 2008; Contemporary Museum, Honolulu, Sept. 5-Nov. 23, 2008; Houston CAM, Jan. 17-Apr. 12, 2009; Frye Art Museum, Seattle, May 16-Sept. 13, 2009.
Funding: Barbara B. & Theodore R. Aronson, Philadelphia Exhibitions Initiative, Etant donnes, Susquehanna Foundation, others

Chantal Akerman
Video still from South (Sud)
1999
Blaffer Gallery
Blaffer Gallery, University of Houston
Jan. 19-Mar. 29, 2008
Five major film and video installations, including a new work made for the exhibition, by the Paris-based Belgian avant-garde feminist filmmaker, in an exhibition co-organized with the MIT List Visual Arts Center and the Contemporary Art Museum St. Louis
Tour: After premiering at the Blaffer, the exhibition appears in Cambridge and St. Louis
Funding: Andy Warhol Foundation, CIFO, French Consulate of Houston, others

Jacques-Louis David
Marat (Marat assassiné)
1793–94
Musée du Louvre
Phoenix Art Museum
Jan. 20-May 4, 2008
Examining repeating motifs in 19th- and 20th-century French art, via works by David, Delacroix, Gérôme, Corot, Millet, Monet, Degas, Cézanne, Matisse and others, featuring 13 "case studies" that compare different versions of well-known images
Tour: This show has already been seen at the Walters Art Museum, Baltimore
Also on view: "Richard Avedon: Photography," Jan. 12-Apr. 20, 2008

Lee Friedlander
Central Park, New York City, New York
1992
Metropolitan Museum of Art
Metropolitan Museum of Art
Jan. 22-May 11, 2008
Ca. 40 photographs made in both public parks and private estates designed by Frederick Law Olmsted, in celebration of the 150th anniversary of the 1858 design of Central Park, commonly considered Olmsted’s masterpiece
Curator: Jeff L. Rosenheim
Catalogue: Lee Friedlander Photographs: Frederick Law Olmsted Landscapes, $85

Jan De Cock
Denkmal 25, Haus Konstruktiv, Selnaustrasse 25, Zurich, 2006, Fig. 3-038
2006
Museum of Modern Art
Museum of Modern Art
Jan. 23-Apr. 14, 2008
In the museum’s third-floor photography galleries, an installation of photos of MoMA’s collection interspersed with plywood sculptural modules, in the 31-year-old Belgian artist’s first U.S. museum exhibition
Curator: Roxana Marcoci
Funding: Society of Friends of Belgium in America
Also on view: "Selections from the Richard Bellamy Papers," Jan. 9-Feb. 25, 2008

Stephen Antonakos
White Hanging Neon
1966
Milwaukee Art Museum
Milwaukee Art Museum
Jan. 24, 2008-ongoing
MAM’s contemporary galleries reopen with an installation tracking the development of Kinetic and Op art, including Stanley Landsman’s Infinity Chamber (1968) and Erwin Redl’s LED installation Matrix (2007)

Richard Diebenkorn
Untitled (Albuquerque)
1951
Grey Art Gallery
Grey Art Gallery, NYU
Jan. 25-Apr. 5, 2008
Ca. 40 early works by the celebrated California landscapist, made between 1950 and 1952 when he was a grad student at the University of New Mexico in Albuquerque under the G.I. Bill, in an exhibition organized by the Harwood Museum of Art in Taos
Curators: Charles M. Lovell, Charles Strong
Catalogue: 154 pp.
Funding: Thaw Charitable Trust, Richard Diebenkorn Estate, Abby Weed Grey Trust, others

Marsden Hartley
Pueblo Mountain
1918
Georgia O’Keeffe Museum
Georgia O’Keeffe Museum
Jan. 25-May 11, 2008
The first exhibition bringing together the work of Marsden Hartley’s New Mexico period, 1918-24
Curator: Heather Hole
Catalogue: Yale, 208 pp., $50
Tour: Amon Carter Museum, San Jose Museum
Funding: Burnett Foundation, others

Sam Taylor-Wood
Bram Stoker’s Chair II
2005
Museum of Contemporary Art Cleveland
Museum of Contemporary Art Cleveland
Jan. 25-May 11, 2008
The British artist’s first major U.S. solo museum show includes 29 works ranging from the 1990s to the present
Curator: Margo A. Crutchfield
Catalogue: D.A.P.
Tour: Contemporary Arts Museum Houston, Aug. 2-Oct. 5, 2008
Funding: National City, Donley’s, John P. Murphy Foundation, Forest City Enterprises, others

An-My Lê
Small Wars: Explosion
1999-2002
San Francisco Museum of Modern Art
San Francisco Museum of Modern Art
Jan. 26-May 4, 2008
50 large-format, black-and-white images by the Vietnamese-American artist capturing Vietnam War reenactors in the woods of Virginia and soldiers training for war at the 29 Palms military complex in California
Tour: This show has already appeared at the Museum of Contemporary Photography, Chicago
Also on view: "Gabriele Basilico," Jan. 26-June 15, 2008

Jean-Luc Mylayne
No. 300, March April 2005
2005
Henry Art Gallery
Henry Art Gallery, Seattle
Jan 26-Apr. 27, 2008
23 large-scale color photographs taken over the course of two years’ work along migratory bird paths in the countryside surrounding Fort Davis, Texas
Funding: Lannan Foundation, others
Tour: This show has already appeared at the Blaffer Gallery, Houston; it continues to the Museum of Contemporary Art Cleveland and the Krannart Art Museum in Urbana-Champagne
Also on view: "Dawn Cerny: We’re All going to Die (except You)," Jan. 26-Apr. 27, 2008

Percy Wyndham Lewis
Room No. 59
ca. 1921–22
Carnegie Museum of Art
Carnegie Museum of Art
Jan. 26-May 18, 2008
80+ prints, drawings, and watercolors by figures including John Constable, Thomas Gainsborough, Thomas Rowlandson and J.M.W. Turner

Michael Asher’s floorplan for the SMMoA
Santa Monica Museum of Art
Jan. 26-Apr. 12, 2008
The legendary Los Angeles-based conceptual artist’s first major commissioned sculptural installation in decades constitutes the rebuilding with metal and wooden studs of every temporary wall constructed since the museum’s move to Bergamot Station in 1998, providing a "skeleton map of exhibition design" of some 40 exhibitions
Catalogue: essay by Miwon Kwon
Also on view: "Brody Condon," Jan. 26-Apr. 12, 2008

Lee Miller
Self Portrait in Headband
1932
Philadelphia Museum of Art
Philadelphia Museum of Art
Jan. 26, 2008-Apr. 27, 2008
140 images, mainly vintage photographs, charting the career of Lee Miller (1907-1977), from her youth as a model for the Surrealists and others, through her work as a war correspondent and the relative tranquility of the post-war years at home in England
Curator: Mark Haworth-Booth
Catalogue: $60, 224 pp.
Tour: This show has already appeared at the Victoria and Albert Museum, London; it continues to the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, July 1-Sept. 21, 2008, and the Galerie nationale du Jeu de Paume, Paris, Oct. 14, 2008-Jan. 11, 2009

Lorenzo Ghiberti
Gates of Paradise: Jacob and Esau Panel
1425-52
Seattle Art Museum
Seattle Art Museum
Jan. 26-Apr. 6, 2008
Three newly restored panels and four decorative pieces from Ghiberti’s "Gates of Paradise," on tour for the first time to the U.S. before being placed in a specially designed, hermetically sealed case in the Museo dell’Opera del Duomo in Florence, never to travel again
Curator: Gary M. Radke
Funding: Federal Council on the Arts and the Humanities, National Endowment for the Arts
Tour: This show has already appeared at the Art Institute of Chicago and the Metropolitan Museum of Art

Antonio Susini
Venus Drying Herself
late 16th-early 17th century
National Gallery of Art
National Gallery of Art
Jan. 27-May 4, 2008
Almost 50 bronzes, plus eight statuettes carved of boxwood or ivory, from the holdings of the NGA trustee emeritus
Curator: Nicholas Penny

Mask
Early 20th century, Woyo peoples, Democratic Republic of the Congo
Los Angeles County Museum of Art
Los Angeles County Museum of Art
Jan. 27-Nov. 2, 2008
30+ African artists, most from the late 19th and early 20th centuries
Curator: Polly Nooter Roberts

Suh Se-ok
Person
1996
Museum of Fine Arts, Houston
Museum of Fine Arts, Houston
Jan. 27-Apr. 20, 2008
Work by Korean modernist Suh Se-ok (b. 1929), leader of the progressive "Mungnimhoe," or "Ink Forest Group"
Also on view: "Passionate Vision: Celebrating the Life and Photographic Work of Beaumont Newhall," Jan. 15-May 4, 2008

Parmigianino
Antea
ca. 1531-34
Frick Collection
Frick Collection
Jan. 29, 2008-Apr. 27, 2008
Parmigianino’s hauntingly contemporary 16th-century portrait of a young woman -- possibly Antea, a celebrated Roman courtesan and the artist’s mistress -- lent by the Museo di Capodimonte in Naples, in a show organized with the Foundation for Italian Art & Culture
Catalogue: essay by Christina Neilson
Funding: Alexander Bodini Foundation, Fiduciary Trust Company International, others

Follower of the Housebrook Master
Design for a Quatrefoil with a Castle, Two Lovers, a Maiden Tempted by a Fool, a Couple Seated by a Trough and a Knight and His Lover Mounted on a Horse
ca. 1475-1490
Getty Center
Getty Center
Jan. 29-May 4, 2008
Drawings from the Getty collection, including a transfer-drawing by Paul Gauguin, 18th-century drawings by Guardi, Canaletto, Rosalba Carriera and the Tiepolos, and works by an Upper Rhenish Master and a follower of the Housebook Master

Unidentified Workshop Peru, Cuzco
The Child Mary Spinning
18th century
Blanton Museum of Art
Blanton Museum of Art
Jan. 29-Mar. 16, 2008
55 paintings from South America during the days of Spanish Colonialism in the Viceroyalty of Peru, which encompassed present-day Peru, Paraguay, Uruguay, Bolivia, Ecuador, Colombia, parts of Chile and Argentina, and Panama
Curator: Suzanne Stratton-Pruitt
Catalogue: 288 pp., $55
Funding: Clumeck Fund, funds established by the late Drs. A. Jess and Ben Shenso
Tour: This show has already appeared at the Cantor Arts Center, Tucson Museum of Art, Museo de Arte de Puerto Rico and the University of Toronto Art Center

Jasper Johns
Three Flags
1958
Whitney Museum of American Art
Whitney Museum of American Art
Jan. 30, 2008-June 1, 2009
The latest reinstallation of the Whitney’s permanent collection highlights four themes: fragmentation and abstraction of early modernism; realism; esthetics of industry, city and machine; and the convergence between mental state and bodily gesture


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