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Zhao Shaoang
Baoguo Temple on Mount Emei
1959
Chu-tsing Li Collection
Arthur M. Sackler Museum
Nov. 3, 2007-Jan. 27, 2008
60+ Chinese ink paintings from the second half of the 20th century, from the collection of Chinese art historian Chu-tsing Li
Curators: Robert D. Mowry, Janet Baker, Claudia Brown
Catalogue: 224 pp., $50
Funding: Art Mentor Foundation Lucerne, E. Rhodes and Leona B. Carpenter Foundation, others
Tour: Phoenix Art Museum, June 28-Sept. 14, 2008; Norton Museum of Art, Oct. 11, 2008-Jan. 4, 2009; Spencer Museum of Art, University of Kansas, Lawrence, Kans., Feb. 11-May 24, 2009

Jasper Johns
Target
1958
Collection Mr. and Mrs. Andrew Saul
Art Institute of Chicago
Nov. 3, 2007-Jan. 6, 2008
More than 130 paintings, sculptures, prints and drawings from 1955 to the present, in a show that examines Johns’ use of the color gray
Curators: James Rondeau, Douglas Druick
Catalogue: 320 pp., $65
Funding: Kenneth and Anne Griffin, Bette and Neison Harris, National Endowment for the Arts
Tour: Metropolitan Museum of Art, Feb. 5-May 4, 2008

Vito Acconci
Stretch
1969
Museum of Contemporary Art, Chicago
Museum of Contemporary Art, Chicago
Nov. 3, 2007-Mar. 2, 2008
The use of maps by contemporary artists for personal exploration, artistic expression, communication and social change (this show is part of Chicago’s citywide "Festival of Maps")
Curator: Tricia Van Eck

Brian Finke
Untitled, Cheerleading 19
2001
James A. Michener Art Museum, Doylestown, Pa.
Nov. 4, 2007-Mar. 2, 2008
Photographer Brian Finke explores the American ritual of football
Curator: Brian H. Peterson
Catalogue: 128 pp., $35
Funding: Eastcom Wireless, Tom Newman, Wachovia Securities

William Steig
Untitled (page of faces)
ca. 1980s
Collection of the William Steig Estate
Jewish Museum
Nov. 4, 2007-Mar. 16, 2008
Original drawings for Steig’s famous New Yorker cartoons and children’s books such as Sylvester and the Magic Pebble and Shrek!, alongside his lesser-known mid-career "symbolic drawings"
Curator: Claudia Nahson
Catalogue: 208 pp., $40
Funding: Eugene and Emily Grant Family Foundation, Melvin R. Seiden, Goldie and David Blanksteen Foundation, Joseph and Joan Cullman Foundation for the Arts, Winnick Family Foundation, Skirball Fund for American Jewish Life Exhibitions, Horace W. Goldsmith Foundation

Martin Puryear
Ladder for Booker T. Washington
1996
Modern Art Museum of Fort Worth
Museum of Modern Art
Nov. 4, 2007-Jan. 14, 2008
Ca. 45 sculptures, following the development of Puryear's work from 1977 to the present
Curator: John Elderfield
Catalogue: 192 pp., $60
Funding: CIT, Agnes Gund, Daniel Shapiro, others
Also on view: "75 Years of Architecture at MoMA," Nov. 14, 2007-March 10, 2008; "Multiplex: Directions in Art, 1970 to Now," Nov. 21, 2007-July 28, 2008; "New Perspectives in Latin American Art, 1930-2006: Selections from a Decade of Acquisitions," Nov. 21, 2007-Feb. 25, 2008; "Projects 86: Gert & Uwe Tobias," Nov. 28, 2007-Feb. 25, 2008

Nava Lubelski
Side Dish
2004
Museum of Arts and Design
Nov. 8, 2007-Mar. 9, 2008
Embroidery as contemporary art by 40 artists from around the world, including Mattia Bonetti, Andrea Deszo, Maira Kalman, Nava Lubelski, Elaine Reichek, Tilleke Schwarz and Benji Whalen
Curator: David McFadden
Catalogue: contribution by David McFadden
Also on view: "Cheers! A MAD Collection of Goblets," Nov. 8, 2007-Mar. 9, 2008

Morris Louis
Floral V
1959-60
Private collection
Denver Art Museum
Nov. 9, 2007-Feb. 3, 2008
40 Color Field paintings by artists such as Sam Francis, Helen Frankenthaler, Morris Louis, Kenneth Noland, Jules Olitski, Larry Poons, Mark Rothko, Frank Stella and Clyfford Still
Curator: Karen Wilkin
Catalogue: $45, 128 pp.
Funding: Henry Luce Foundation, National Endowment for the Arts
Tour: Smithsonian American Art Museum, Feb. 29-May 26, 2008; Frist Center for Visual Arts, Nashville, June 20-Sept. 21, 2008

Jim Lambie’s Danceteria V
Museum of Fine Arts, Boston
Nov. 10, 2007-May 25, 2008
Installation by the Scottish contemporary artist incorporating 80 chairs that emerge from a wall of the museum’s West Wing Galleria
Curator: William Stover
Funding: The Contemporaries
Also on view: "Sumo: Japan's Big Sport," Nov. 10, 2007-Aug. 3, 2008

Jonathan Monk
Deadman
2006
Renaissance Society
Nov. 11-Dec. 21, 2007
Works by Adel Abidin, Walead Beshty, Matt Davis, Daniel Heyman, Jenny Holzer, Maryam Jafri, Jannis Kounellis, Ann Messner and Jonanthan Monk, examining the ongoing conflict in Iraq
Curator: Hamza Walker

Kori Newkirk
Void of Silence
2001
Studio Museum in Harlem
Nov. 14, 2007-Mar. 9, 2008
30 works by the Bronx-born, Los Angeles-based artist, including video, installations and Newkirk’s signature bead-curtain paintings
Curator: Thelma Golden
Catalogue: contributions by Huey Copeland, Dominic Molon, Deborah Willis, Thelma Golden
Funding: Fellows of Contemporary Art, Altria, Horace W. Goldsmiths Foundation
Also on view: "Jacob Lawrence’s Migration Series: Selections from the Phillips Collection," Nov. 14, 2007-Jan. 6, 2008; "Harlem Postcards, Fall/Winter 2007-08," Nov. 14, 2007-Mar. 9, 2008

Bis Pole
Mid-20th century, New Guinea, Irian Jaya
Metropolitan Museum of Art
Metropolitan Museum of Art
Nov. 14, 2007-ongoing
425+ works from Polynesia, Micronesia, Melanesia, Australia and Island Southeast Asia in the Met’s redesigned galleries
Curators: Eric Kjellgren, John A. Friede
Catalogue: Oceania: Art of the Pacific Islands in the Metropolitan Museum of Art, 368 pp., $45
Also on view: "Abstract Expressionist Drawings," Nov. 1, 2007-Feb. 2008; "Asian Lacquer: Masterpieces from the Florence and Herbert Irving Collection," Nov. 3, 2007-May 11, 2008; "New Gallery for the Art of Native North America," Nov. 14, 2007-ongoing; "Silversmiths to the Nation: Thomas Fletcher and Sidney Gardiner, 1808-1842," Nov. 20, 2007-May 4, 2008

Eugène Boudin
Beach Scene at Trouville
1863
National Gallery of Art
Virginia Museum of Fine Arts
Nov. 14, 2007-Jan. 27, 2008
49 works by the French painter Eugène Boudin (1824-1898), known as an influence on painters such as Manet and Courbet
Curators: Florence E. Coman, Mitchell Merling
Funding: Philip Morris USA, Paul Mellon Endowment of the Virginia Museum of Fine Arts

Lawrence Weiner
Iron & Gold in the Air Dust & Smoke on the Ground
1995
WWII Memorial, Middelheim, Antwerp
Whitney Museum of American Art
Nov. 15, 2007-Feb. 10, 2008
Works on paper, films, videos, books, posters, public commissions, multiples and audio works by the New York-based Conceptual Art pioneer
Curator: Donna De Salvo, Ann Goldstein
Catalogue: 416 pp., $60
Funding: Glenn Fuhrman and John and Amy Phelan, Aaron and Barbara Levine, Altria
Tour: Museum of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles, Apr. 13-July 14, 2008

Martin Kobe
Untitled
2003
Rubell Family Collection
Kemper Museum of Contemporary Art, Kansas City
Nov. 16, 2007-Feb. 3, 2008
Paintings by Tilo Baumgärtel, Tim Eitel, Martin Kobe, Neo Rauch, Christoph Ruckhäberle, David Schnell and Matthias Weischer
Curators: Mark Coetzee, Laura Steward Heon
Catalogue: 143 pp., $30
Tour: This show has already appeared at Site Santa Fe, the Katzen Arts Center Museum, Washington, D.C., the Frye Art Museum, Seattle, and the Salt Lake Art Center, Salt Lake City

Dan Flavin
Untitled (to Jan and Ron Greenberg)
1972–73
Albright-Knox Art Gallery
Nov. 16, 2007-Feb. 24, 2008
70+ works from the collection of Count Giuseppe Panza di Biumo, including pieces by Anne Appleby, Dan Flavin, Robert Irwin, Bruce Nauman, David Simpson, Phil Sims and Anne Truitt
Curators: Louis Grachos, Douglas Dreishpoon
Catalogue: contribution by David Bonetti
Funding: Judge and Mrs. John T. Elfvin, anonymous donor

United States Jefferson National Expansion Memorial, St. Louis, Missouri, under construction, 1965
From the Collections of Arteaga Photos Ltd.
Cranbrook Art Museum, Bloomfield Hills, Mich.
Nov. 17, 2007-Mar. 30, 2008
International projects by legendary architect, as well as his furniture designs and plans for civic centers and universities
Catalogue: 408 pp., $65
Tour: This show has already been seen in Helsinki, Oslo and Brussels; it continues to the National Building Museum, Washington, D.C.; the Minneapolis Institute of Arts and Walker Art Center, Minneapolis; the Mildred Lane Kemper Art Museum, St. Louis; and venues in New York, Los Angeles, New Haven

Le  Petit Trianon at Versailles
Legion of Honor, San Francisco
Nov. 17, 2007-Feb. 17, 2008
The contents of Marie-Antoinette’s private residence -- the "Petit Trianon" -- shown for the first time in an exhibition outside of France
Curator: Martin Chapman
Funding: Bank of America, others

Roy Lichtenstein
Desk Calendar
1962
Museum of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles
Museum of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles
Nov. 18, 2007-Jan. 21, 2008
Works by Nicolas de Stael, Jean Fautrier, Sam Francis, Robert Frank, Alberto Giacometti, Alfred Jensen, Franz Kline, Helen Levitt, Roy Lichtenstein, Lee Mullican, Claes Oldenburg, Jackson Pollock, Ad Reinhardt and Antoni Tapies
Curator: Bennett Simpson

Portrait of a Lady
Mughal or Bikaner, late 17th century
David T. Owsley Collection
Dallas Museum of Art
Nov. 18, 2007-Jan. 27, 2008
30+ Indian miniature paintings
Curator: Anne Bromberg
Also on view: "Phil Collins: the world won't listen," Nov. 9, 2007-Mar. 23, 2008; "Domains of Wonder: Selected Masterworks of Indian Painting," Nov. 18, 2007-Jan. 27, 2008; "When Gold Blossoms: Indian Jewelry from the Susan L. Beningson Collection," Nov. 18, 2007-Jan. 27, 2008; "Gabriel Orozco: Inner Circles of the Wall," Nov. 29, 2007-Mar. 30, 2008

Jenny Holzer’s installation at MASS MoCA
MASS MoCA
Nov. 18, 2007-Fall 2008
Holzer’s first indoor light projection in the U.S. transforms MASS MoCA’s Building 5 into "an engaging and provocative meeting place flooded with words, bodies and light"

Nan Goldin
CZ and Max on the beach, Truro, Mass.
1976
Private collection
Museum of Fine Arts, Houston
Nov. 18, 2007-Feb. 10, 2008
Slide shows and videos drawn from Goldin’s The Ballad of Sexual Dependency, All By Myself and Sisters, Saints and Sibyls, five large grids of photographs and 15 individual works
Also on view: "Traces of the Calligrapher: Islamic Calligraphy in Practice, ca. 1600-1900" and "Writing the Word of God: Calligraphy and the Qur´an," Nov. 3, 2007-Feb. 3, 2008; "Love Tokens: Portrait Miniatures from the Caroline A. Ross Collection," Nov. 3, 2007-Mar. 2, 2008; "Yuletide at Bayou Bend: Holiday Heroines," Nov. 17-Dec. 30, 2007

Ivory plaque with Pilate Washing His Hands, Christ Bearing the Cross, and Peter Denying Christ, Rome (from the Maskell ivories)
ca. 420-30
British Museum
Kimbell Art Museum, Fort Worth
Nov. 18, 2007-Mar. 30, 2008
Masterpieces of 3rd-to-6th-century Christian art, including a gem-encrusted gold cross presented by the emperor Justin II to Pope John III in the late 6th century, supposedly containing a fragment of the True Cross and on loan from the Vatican, as well as a silver reliquary from the Museo Diocesano of Milan, two plates depicting scenes from the life of David, the ivory diptych of Adam Naming the Animals and the Miracles of St. Paul, other treasures
Curator: Jeffrey Spier
Catalogue: 328 pp., $65

Tara Donovan
Untitled (Plastic Cups)
2006
Pace Wildenstein
Metropolitan Museum of Art
Nov. 20, 2007-Apr. 27, 2008
A new mylar-tape installation filling the 1,600-square-foot Gioconda and Joseph King Gallery by the contemporary artist known for aggregating everyday objects like Styrofoam cups and straws into large-scale, biomorphic sculptures
Curator: Anne L. Strauss

Deer Mandala
Japanese, 17th century
Philadelphia Museum of Art
Philadelphia Museum of Art
Nov. 24, 2007-Fall 2008
Celebrating the PMA’s commitment to Japanese art, via works including a 17th-century painting of a Deer Mandala, and a display of lacquer vessels, contemporary basketry, metalwork and ceramics
Curators: Felice Fischer
Also on view: "Costume and Textiles: Recent Acquisitions from A to Z," Nov. 3, 2007-Mar. 2008

Photo of Vladimir Ossipoff’s Liljestrand Residence by Victoria Sambunaris
Honolulu Academy of Arts
Nov. 29, 2007-Jan. 27, 2008
The "tropical modernism" of Vladimir Ossipoff (1907-1998), via drawings, architectural plans, archival photographs, personal ephemera, maquettes, photographs of completed projects by Victoria Sambunaris, and a specially commissioned documentary video by KDN Films
Curator: Dean Sakamoto
Catalogue: 328 pp., $65, contributions from Karla Britton, Kenneth Frampton, Don Hibbard, Spencer Leineweber, Stephen Little, Marc Treib, Dean Sakamoto
Tour: Deutsches Architekturmuseum, Frankfurt, Germany; Yale University School of Architecture Gallery, New Haven, Conn.


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