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Hank Willis Thomas and Kambui Olujimi
Stills from Winter in America
2005
Orange County Museum of Art
Orange County Museum of Art
Oct. 1-Dec. 31, 2006
31 California artists, via 150 new works organized into six categories: "Extreme Objectmakers," "Social Interactions," "Urban Ecologies," "Historical Consciousness," "Impulsive Surrealism" and "Refracted Identities"
Curators: Elizabeth Armstrong, Karen Moss, Rita Gonzalez
Catalogue: $29.95, with cover writing changes from white to pink with exposure to light
Funding: James B. Pick and Rosalyn M. Laudati, Deutsche Bank

John Constable
The White Horse (Full-size Sketch)
ca. 1818
National Gallery of Art
National Gallery of Art
Oct. 1-Dec. 31, 2006
55 landscapes by Constable, including several six-foot paintings and the full-sized oil sketches upon which they are based
Curators: Anne Lyles, Franklin Kelly
Catalogue: $55 (cloth), $40 (paper), 224 pp.
Funding: General Dynamics, General Dynamics United Kingdom, Ltd.
Tour: This show has already appeared at the Tate Britain; it continues to the Huntington Library, Feb. 3-April 29, 2007

Cimabue (Cenni di Peppo)
The Flagellation of Christ
ca. 1280
Frick Collection
Frick Collection
Oct. 3-Dec. 31, 2006
Cimabue’s Flagellation of Christ from the Frick, displayed with its companion piece, The Virgin and Child Enthroned with Two Angels from London’s National Gallery, alongside panels, manuscripts and gilded glass
Curators: Holly Flora, Denise Allen
Catalogue: $15.95, 54 pp.
Funding: Jon and Barbara Landau, Council of the Frick Collection, Helen Clay Frick Foundation

John Brewster Jr.
Woman in Gray Dress
1814
American Folk Art Museum
Oct. 4, 2006-Jan. 7, 2007
Ca. 50 works by early American portraitist John Brewster Jr. (1766–1854)
Curator: Stacy C. Hollander
Catalogue: $35, 208 pp.
Funding: American Folk Art Society, Robert and Katharine Booth, Jon and Becky Zoler, others
Tour: This show has already appeared at the Fenimore Art Museum, Cooperstown, N.Y.

Photo of Steve Reich by Jeffrey Herman
Whitney Museum of American Art
Oct. 4, 2006-15, 2006
Sound and video work focusing on three definitive historical moments: the 1937 Hindenburg crash, the nuclear bomb tests at the Bikini atoll in 1949 and the cloning of sheep "Dolly" in 1997

Maria Fernanda Cardoso
Woven Water: Submarine Landscape
2003
Museum of Contemporary Art, Sydney
Chelsea Art Museum
Oct. 5-Dec. 9, 2006
A selection of work by Colombia-born Australian artist Maria Fernanda Cardoso, employing bones, dried insects, sea coral, starfish, feathers and natural fibres
Curators: Julia Draganovic, Manon Slome, Georgia Connolly

Caspar David Friedrich
The Cross in the Mountains (The Tetschen Altarpiece)
1807-08
J. Paul Getty Center
Oct. 5, 2006-Apr. 29, 2007
Paintings from Dresden’s Galerie Neue Meister, including 12 works by Gerhard Richter from 2005 and several significant paintings by Caspar David Friedrich
Catalogue: 29.95, 96 pp., includes interview with Gerhard Richter
Also on view: Public Faces/Private Spaces: Recent Acquisitions," Oct. 10, 2006-Feb. 4, 2007; "Guercino: Mind to Paper," Oct. 17, 2006-Jan. 21, 2007; "Where We Live: Photographs of America from the Berman Collection," Oct. 24, 2006-Feb. 25, 2007; "The Gospels in Medieval Manuscript Illumination," Oct. 31, 2006–Jan. 7, 2007

Catalogue for "Gilded Splendor" at the Asia Society
Asia Society
Oct. 5-Dec. 31, 2006
Over 200 recently excavated objects from Inner Mongolia, from the Liao Dynasty period (907–1125)
Curator: Hsueh-man Shen
Catalogue: $75, 391 pp., contributions by Hsueh-man Shen, Dieter Kuhn, Nicola di Cosmo, Nancy Steinhardt, Sun Jianhua, Ta La
Funding: Morgan Stanley, John H. J. Guth, E. Rhodes and Leona B. Carpenter Foundation, National Endowment for the Humanities, National Endowment for the Arts

Francesca Gabbiani
White Book
2005
Courtesy the artist and Lora Reynolds Gallery
Frances Lehman Loeb Art Center
Oct. 6-Dec. 17, 2006
Artists’ books by Brian Belott, Jonathan Callan, Russell Crotty, Miriam Dym, Simon Evans, Francesca Gabbiani, Carlos Garaicoa, David Hammons, Beatriz Milhazes, Takashi Murakami, Paul Noble, Monique van Genderen and Martin Wilner
Curator: Mary-Kay Lombino
Catalogue: essay by Mary-Kay Lombino, poems by Michael Joyce, Joshua Beckman
Funding: Friends of the Frances Lehman Loeb Exhibition Fund

Rubens Gerchman
Cover for the album Tropicália ou Panis et Circencis, 1968
Collection Frederico Oliveira Coelho
Bronx Museum of the Arts
Oct. 7, 2006-Jan. 28, 2007
The Brazilian Tropicália art movement, including a re-creation of the 1967 "New Brazilian Objectivity" exhibition, with works by Lygia Clark, Lygia Pape and Antônio Dias, films, excerpts from concerts and examples of advertising, fashion, television clips and artist-designed theater sets
Curators: Carlos Basualdo, Julie Rodrigues Widholm
Funding: Harris Family Foundation in memory of Bette and Neison Harris, Altria Group, Inc., Andy Warhol Foundation for the Visual Arts, Etant donnés: The French-American Fund for Contemporary Art
Tour: This show has already appeared at the Museum of Contemporary Arts, Chicago

Alexandre Calame
Chalets at Rigi
1861
Collection of Asbjorn R. Lunde
Sterling and Francine Clark Art Institute, Williamstown, Mass.
Oct. 8-Dec. 31, 2006
26 paintings and sketches by Swiss landscape painter Alexandre Calame (1810-1864), alongside works by contemporaries like Caspar Wolf, François Diday and Johann Gottfried Steffan
Curator: Alberto de Andrés
Catalogue: $19.95, 88 pp.
Funding: Toblerone

Plate with peaches and bats
Qing dynasty, approx. reign of the Qianlong emperor (1736–1795)
Avery Brundage Collection
Asian Art Museum, San Francisco
Oct. 7-Dec. 31, 2006
140+ porcelains, jades and textiles, exploring the role of double meanings and symbolism in Chinese art
Curator: Terese Tse Bartholomew
Catalogue: 352 pp.
Funding: E. Rhodes and Leona B. Carpenter Foundation, Bei Shan Tang Foundation, Mrs. Elsie R. Carr, Fred M. and Nancy Livingston Levin, Shenson Fund, a gift in memory of Dr. K. S. Lo, Jade Circle

Miguel Pou y Becerra
Raza soñadora -- Retrato de Ciquí (A Race of Dreamers -- Portrait of Ciquí)
1938
Museo de Arte de Ponce
Worcester Art Museum, Worcester, Mass.
Oct. 8, 2006-Jan. 14, 2007
42 portraits, still-lifes, landscapes and genre scenes by Puerto Rican painters José Campeche (1751-1809), Francisco Oller (1833-1917) and Miguel Pou (1880-1968)
Curators: Marimar Benítez, Cheryl Hartup
Catalogue: 104 pp.

Lucio Fontana
Concetto spaziale, Moon over Venice (Concetto spaziale, La luna a Venezia)
1961
Sanpaolo Imi Collection
Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum
Oct. 10, 2006-Jan. 21, 2007
42 works, drawing from both Fontana’s series of Venice paintings and his New York metal works
Curator: Luca Massimo Barbero
Catalogue: contributions from Enrico Crispolti, Paolo Campiglio, Barbara Ferriani, Luca Massimo Barbero
Funding: Regione del Veneto, Italian Trade Commission, others

Cindy Sherman
Untitled Film Still #3 (Woman in kitchen)
1977
Los Angeles County Museum of Art
Los Angeles County Museum of Art
Oct. 12, 2006–Jan. 7, 2007
Self-portraits by Cindy Sherman, Yasumasa Morimura, Pierre Molinier and 27 other artists from 1850 to the present
Curator: Deborah Irmas
Also on view: "Long Exposures: Contemporary Photo Essays from the Permanent Collection," Oct. 12, 2006-Jan. 7, 2007

Bruce Nauman
Mean Clown Welcome
1985
Udo and Annette Brandhorst Collection
Museum of Contemporary Art, North Miami
Oct. 13, 2006-Jan. 7, 2007
6 of Nauman’s word play and identity signs, fluorescent light environments and figurative neons, from the 1960s through the mid-1980s
Curator: Joseph D. Ketner
Catalogue: $26.95, 96 pp.
Funding: Andy and Carlene Ziegler, others
Tour: This show has already appeared at the Milwaukee Art Museum; it continues to the Henry Art Gallery, Seattle, Musee d’art contemporain de Montreal, Australian Centre for Contemporary Art, Queensland Art Gallery

Robert Ryman
To Gertrude Mellon
1958
Private collection, courtesy PaceWildenstein
Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts
Oct. 13, 2006-Jan. 28, 2007
26 rarely exhibited works, from the artist’s early years to the present
Curator: Alex Baker

Quilt: feathered vine pattern
ca. 1810-40
Courtesy of the General Artemas Ward House
Fogg Art Museum
Oct. 14, 2006-Feb. 11, 2007
Late 18th- to early 20th-century art and objects from the house of Revolutionary War commander Artemas Ward (1727–1800)
Curators: Ivan Gaskell, Laurel Thatcher Ulrich
Funding: Office of the Provost, Harvard University

Pipilotti Rist
Ever is Overall (still)
1997
Museum of Modern Art
Contemporary Arts Museum Houston
Oct. 14, 2006-Jan. 28, 2007
The first U.S. survey of Rist’s video works, including I’m Not the Girl Who Misses Much (1986), Sip My Ocean (1996) and Ever is Overall (1997)
Curator: Paola Morsiani
Catalogue: 150 pp., essays by Paola Morsiani and Rachel Teagle, interview between Linda Yablonsky and Pipilotti Rist
Tour: Museum of Contemporary Art, San Diego
Also on view: "Perspectives 153: Demetrius Oliver," Sept. 15-Nov. 26, 2006

Salvador Dali
La Reve (The Dream)
1931
Cleveland Museum of Art
Cleveland Museum of Art
300+ artworks explore the 71-year period (1868-1939) during which Barcelona rose to prominence as a center of modern art
Curator: William Robinson
Catalogue: $65, 528 pp.
Funding: Federal Council on the Arts and the Humanities, Institut Ramon Llull, Generalitat de Catalunya, National Endowment for the Arts, Getty Research Institute, others
Tour: Metropolitan Museum of Art, Mar.7-June 3, 2007ne

Peter Kogler
Untitled
1992
Museum of Modern Art
Oct. 15, 2006-Jan. 1, 2007
Prints, books and multiples by European artists including Georg Baselitz, Joseph Beuys, Marcel Broodthaers, Hanne Darboven, Olafur Eliasson, Richard Hamilton, Damien Hirst, Martin Kippenberger, Peter Kogler, Sarah Lucas, Mangelos, Dieter Roth and Franz West
Curators: Deborah Wye, Wendy Weitman
Catalogue: $65, 324 pp.
Funding: Sue & Edgar Wachenheim Foundation, Anna Marie and Robert F. Shapiro, David Teiger, others

Josh Azzarella
Untitled 6
2006
Aldrich Contemporary Art Museum, Ridgefield, Conn.
Oct. 15, 2006-Feb. 25, 2007
Azzarella alters historical documents to produce alternate versions of past events
Also on view: "David Haislip: Artists at The Aldrich," Oct. 15, 2006- Jan. 21, 2007

Giovanni Antonio Canal, called Canaletto
Westminster Bridge, with the Lord Mayor’s Procession on the Thames
1746-47
Yale Center for British Art
Yale Center for British Art
Focusing on Canaletto’s time living and working in England (1746-1756), via 60 paintings and drawings
Curator: Charles Beddington
Catalogue: essays by Charles Beddington, Brian Allen, Francis Russell
Tour: Dulwich Picture Gallery, London, Jan. 24-Apr. 15, 2007
Also on view: "Art & Music in Britain: Four Encounters, 1730-1900," Oct. 5-Dec. 31, 2006

Annie Leibovitz
Nicole Kidman, New York
2003
Courtesy of Vogue
Brooklyn Museum
Oct. 20, 2006-Jan. 21, 2007
200+ photographs of figures as diverse as George W. Bush, William S. Burroughs, Demi Moore, Nelson Mandela, Agnes Martin and Jack Nicholson
Curator: Charlotta Kotik
Catalogue: "A Photographer’s Life: 1990-2005," $75, 472 pp.
Funding: American Express
Tour: San Diego Museum of Art, Feb. 10-Apr. 22, 2007; High Museum of Art, Atlanta, May 12-Sept. 9, 2007; Corcoran Gallery, Washington, D.C., Oct. 13, 2007-Jan. 13, 2008; de Young Museum, San Francisco, Feb. 9-May 11, 2008; Maison Européenne de la Photographie, Paris, June-Sept., 2008; National Portrait Gallery, London, Oct., 2008-Jan. 2009

Anselm Kiefer
Resurrexit
1973
Private collection
San Francisco Museum of Modern Art
Oct. 20, 2006-Jan. 21, 2007
40 paintings, watercolors, books and sculptures from 1969-2005
Organizing curator: Michael Auping
Catalogue:, $65, 186 pp.
Tour: This show has already appeared at the Modern Art Museum of Fort Worth and the Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Park, Washington, D.C.
Funding: UBS
Also on view: "Charged Space: Jane and Louise Wilson/Fikret Atay," Oct. 20, 2006-Jan. 21, 2007

Utagawa Kunisada
The kabuki actor Ichikawa Danjūrō VII (Sanjō), Naka Theater, Osaka
1829
New York Public Library
New York Public Library
Oct. 20, 2006-Feb. 4, 2007
Buddhist sutras, painted manuscripts, portraits, landscapes, calligraphic verse and photographic books, with related drawings and woodblock prints, covering 1,200 years of history
Curator: Roger S. Keyes
Catalogue: $50, 250 pp.
Funding: E. Rhodes and Leona B. Carpenter Foundation, others

Thomas Hirshhorn
Cavemanman
2002
Courtesy the artist and Gladstone Gallery
Walker Art Center
Oct. 21-Jan. 14, 2007
Three environments exploring darkness as a metaphor, by Kai Althoff, Ellen Gallagher and Edgar Cleijne, and Thomas Hirschhorn
Curator: Philippe Vergne, Yasmil Raymond
Catalogue: $27, 96 pp., essay by Philippe Vergne, interviews with Althoff, Gallagher & Cleijne, Hirschhorn

Federico Barocci
Head of Girl, Study for a Figure in the Madonna del Popolo
ca. 1575-79
Yale University Art Gallery
John and Mable Ringling Museum of Art, Sarasota, Fla.
Oct. 21, 2006-Jan. 7, 2007
85 drawings from the late 15th to the mid-19th centuries, by Gian Lorenzo Bernini, François Boucher, Edgar Degas, Jean-Honoré Fragonard, Jean-Baptiste Greuze, Guernico, Jacob Jordaens, Claude Loraine, Domenico Tiepolo and Jean-Antoine Wateau
Curators: Suzanne Boorsch, John Marciari
Funding: Florence B. Selden Fund, Samuel H. Kress Foundation, others
Tour: Blanton Museum of Art, Austin, Tex., June 1-Aug. 12, 2007; Yale University Art Gallery, New Haven, Conn., Feb. 12-June 8, 2008

Dr. Atl (Gerardo Murillo)
Untitled (Red Volcano) [From the portfolio "The Katunes"]
Ca. 1917-20
Philadelphia Museum of Art
Philadelphia Museum of Art
Oct. 21, 2006-Jan. 14, 2007
125 prints and posters by 50 Mexican and foreign-born artists, including work by José Clemente Orozco, Diego Rivera, David Alfaro Siqueiros and Rufino Tamayo
Curators: John Ittmann, Lyle Williams
Catalogue: $65, 300 pp.
Funding: National Endowment for the Arts
Tour: Frist Center for the Visual Arts, Nashville, Feb. 1-Apr. 15, 2007; Phoenix Art Museum, June 29-Sept. 16, 2007; McNay Art Museum, San Antonio, Tex., Oct. 3, 2007-Jan. 6, 2008

John Latham
Cluster No.11
1992
Courtesy John Latham Estate and Lisson Gallery, London
P.S.1 Contemporary Art Center
Oct. 22, 2006-Jan. 8, 2007
30 works by the late British artist Latham, spanning 50+ years, combining art, science and philosophy
Curator: David Thorp
Catalogue: contributions by Alanna Heiss, Stephen Foster, David Thorp, Noa Latham
Tour: This show has already been seen at the John Hansard Gallery, Southhampton, U.K.
Also on view: "Katrín Sigurdardóttir: High Plane V," Oct. 22-May 7, 2006; "Defamation of Character," Oct. 22, 2006-Jan. 8, 2007

Vincent van Gogh
Wheat Field
1888
Honolulu Academy of Arts
Dallas Museum of Art
Oct. 22, 2006-Jan. 7, 2007
Paintings, drawings and personal letters from Van Gogh, focusing around the theme of wheat, along with paintings on similar themes by Émile Bernard, Jules Breton, Charles-François Daubigny, Julien Dupré, Paul Gauguin, Léon Augustin L’Hermitte, Jean-François Millet, Claude Monet, Camille Pissarro and Félix Edouard Vallotton
Curator: Dorothy Kosinski
Catalogue: 119 pp.
Funding: Wachovia, others

Thomas Eakins
The Writing Master
1882
Metropolitan Museum of Art
Metropolitan Museum of Art
Oct. 24, 2006-Jan. 28, 2007
100 oil paintings by 37 American artists who worked in Paris in the late 19th century, including Mary Cassatt, Thomas Eakins, Winslow Homer, James John Singer Sargent and McNeill Whistler
Curators: Kathleen Adler, Erica E. Hirshler, H. Barbara Weinbeg
Catalogue: $60 (cloth), $40 (paper)
Funding: Bank of America
Tour: This show has already appeared at the National Gallery, London, and the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston
Also on view: "Children’s Book Illustrations," Oct. 17, 2006-Jan. 7, 2007; "Coaxing the Spirits to Dance: Art of the Papuan Gulf," Oct. 24, 2006-Sept. 3, 2007

Domenico Tiepolo
Jesus in the Garden of Gethsemane: The Second Prayer
Private Indiana Collection, on loan to the Indiana University Art Museum
Frick Collection
Oct. 24, 2006-Jan. 7, 2007
60 drawings from Tiepolo’s New Testament cycle, illustrating the events of early Christianity through the foundation of the Church
Curator: Adelheid Gealt
Catalogue: $75, 888 pp., contributions by by Adelheid M. Gealt, George Knox
Funding: Peter Jay Sharp Foundation, Homeland Foundation, others

Franz West
Caiphas & Kepler
2005
Courtesy Gagosian Gallery
Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden
Oct. 26, 2006-Jan. 7, 2007
Conceptual sculpture from Andrea Cohen, Björn Dahlem, Isa Genzken, Mark Handforth, Rachel Harrison, Evan Holloway, Charles Long, Mindy Shapero and Franz West
Curator: Anne Ellegood
Catalogue: contributions by Johanna Burton, Anne Ellegood
Funding: Hirshhorn Board of Trustees, Barbara and Aaron Levine
Also on view: "Collection In Context," Oct. 26, 2006-Jan. 7, 2007

Brice Marden
4 and 3 Drawing
1979-81
Collection Phil Schrager
Museum of Modern Art
Oct. 29, 2006-Jan. 15, 2007
100+ paintings and drawings, highlighting the development of Marden’s work over his entire career
Curator: Gary Garrels
Funding: Lehman Brothers, others
Tour: San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, Feb. 17, 2007-May 13, 2007
Also on view: "Eija-Liisa Ahtila: The Wind," Oct. 25, 2006-Jan. 29, 2007  


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