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Josef Albers
Rhenish Legend
1921
Metropolitan Museum of Art
Whitney Museum of American Art
Nov. 2, 2006-Jan. 21, 2007
200+ paintings, sculptures, photographs, films and design objects from two masters of the Bauhaus tradition
Curator: Achim Borchardt-Hume
Catalogue: $60, 192 pp.
Tour: The show has already appeared at the Tate Modern, London

Painting from "David Novros and the Menil Collection"
Menil Collection
Nov. 3, 2006-Mar. 4, 2007
Site-specific, abstract "portable murals" by 1960s "Color as Structure" pioneer David Novros, including his large-scale painting 6:30 from 1966

Walton Ford
The Grand Tour
2000
Courtesy of Paul Kasmin Gallery
Brooklyn Museum of Art
Nov. 3, 2006-Jan. 28, 2007
50+ watercolor paintings of birds, animals and plants, with a satirical edge
Curator: Marilyn Kushner
Funding: Bloomberg
Also on view: "Ron Mueck," Nov. 3, 2006-Feb. 4, 2007

Morris Louis
Number 99
1959-1960
Cleveland Museum of Art
High Museum, Atlanta
Nov. 4, 2006-Jan. 24, 2007
27 canvases produced from 1951 through 1962, including significant examples from Louis’ Veils (1954, 1958–59), Unfurleds (1960–61) and Stripes (1961–62)
Curator: Marcella Louis Brenner, Diane Upright
Catalogue: 126 pp.
Funding: Marcella Louis Brenner, Harriet and Elliott Goldstein
Tour: Museum of Contemporary Art San Diego, Feb. 17-May 6, 2007

Edouard Manet
The Execution of the Emperor Maximilian of Mexico
1867-1868
Staatliche Kunsthalle, Mannheim
Museum of Modern Art
Nov. 5, 2006-Jan. 29, 2007
Tracing the evolution of Manet’s 1868-69 The Execution of Maximilian through sketches and related works
Curator: John Elderfield
Catalogue: $29.95, 200 pp.
Funding: Federal Council on the Arts and the Humanities, David Teiger, Patricia Phelps de Cisneros, Mex-Am Cultural Foundation, Inc.

Mark Rothko
No. 9 (Dark over light Earth/violet and yellow in Rose)
1954
Museum of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles
Museum of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles
Nov. 5, 2006-Jan. 21, 2007
8 Mark Rothko paintings, spanning the period from 1947 to 1970
Curator: Paul Schimmel
Also on view: "Skin + Bones: Parallel Practices in Fashion and Architecture," Nov. 19, 2006-Mar. 5, 2007

Amuletic plaque of Maat
1000 BCE
Egyptian Museum
Portland (Ore.) Art Museum
Nov. 5, 2006-Mar. 4, 2007
Ca. 115 objects from Egypt, with a life-sized reconstruction of the burial chamber of the New Kingdom pharaoh Thutmose III

Andrea del Sarto
The Sacrifice of Isaac
ca. 1527
Cleveland Museum of Art
Frick Collection
Nov. 8, 2006-Jan. 28, 2007
Paintings by Annibale Carracci, Caravaggio, Jacques-Louis David Valentin de Boulogne, Georges de La Tour, Francisco de Zurbarán, Andrea del Sarto, Diego de Velázquez, El Greco, Frans Hals, Fra Filippo Lippi, Nicolas Poussin and J. M. W. Turner
Curators: Colin B. Bailey, Margaret Iacono
Catalogue: essay by Margaret Iacono
Funding: Melvin R. Seiden, Mr. and Mrs. Walter A. Eberstadt

Walid Raad
Untitled and/or artillery I
2005. Chromogenic print.
Courtesy of the artist and Paula Cooper Gallery
Henry Art Gallery, Seattle
Nov. 10, 2006-Feb. 4, 2007
15 large-scale photographs taken during the 1982 Israeli invasion of Beirut, now warped and discolored by time
Curator: Sara Krajewski
Funding: Paul G. Allen Family Foundation, ArtsFund, Paula Cooper Gallery
Also on view: "Take the Cake: Celebrating Stranger Genius Award Winners 2003-2006," Nov. 2-Dec. 14, 2006; "Beyond Territory: neuroTransmitter," Nov. 10-Dec. 31, 2006

Richard Serra
Stop Bush
2004
Fogg Art Museum
Nov. 11, 2006-Feb. 25, 2007
62 prints expressing political dissent, from Goya’s Los Caprichos to Richard Serra’s Stop Bush
Curator: Susan Dackerman
Funding: Anthony and Celeste Meier Exhibitions Fund

Eva Hesse
Untitled
1967
Estate of Eva Hesse, Hauser & Wirth Zürich London
Walker Art Center
Nov. 11, 2006-Feb. 18, 2007
150 Hesse works on paper, including sketches and working notes for many of her important sculptures, along with reliefs and test pieces
Curators: Catherine de Zegher, Elisabeth Sussman
Catalogue: 288 pp., $50, essays by Benjamin H.D. Buchloh, Catherine de Zegher, Bracha L. Ettinger, Briony Fer, Mignon Nixon, Elisabeth Sussman, Kathryn A. Tuma, Anne M. Wagner
Funding: Robert Lehman Foundation, others
Tour: This show has already appeared at the Menil Collection, Houston, the Drawing Center, New York, and the Museum of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles

John Galliano for Christian Dior Haute Couture
evening dress
Spring-Summer 2006 collection
Photo by Guy Marineau, courtesy of Christian Dior Couture
Museum of Fine Arts, Boston
Nov. 12, 2006-Mar. 18, 2007
Ca. 100 of the most provocative designs from the Paris runways, by Azzedine Alaїa, Hussein Chalayan, Chanel, Christian Dior, Christian Lacroix, Maison Martin Margiela, Rochas, Valentino, Viktor & Rolf and Yohji Yamamoto
Curator: Pamela Parmal
Catalogue: Fashion Show: Paris Style, $65 cloth, $45 paper, 192 pp.
Funding: State Street Global Advisors, Mondriaan Foundation
Also on view: "Fashion Photography," Nov. 18, 2006-Mar. 25, 2007

Master of the Saint Ursula Legend
Left to right: Virgin and Child and Three Donors
1486
Koninklijk Museum voor Schone Kunsten Antwerpen
National Gallery of Art
Nov. 12, 2006-Feb. 4, 2007
Ca. 40 pairs of Netherlandish panel paintings from the 15th and 16th centuries, including important work by Hans Memling, Michael Sittow and Rogier van der Weyden
Curator: John Oliver Hand, Catherine A. Metzger, Ron Spronk
Catalogue: $75, 352 pp.
Funding: Homeland Foundation, Inc., Flemish government
Tour: Koninklijk Museum voor Schone Kunsten, Antwerp, Mar. 3-May 27, 2007
Also on view: "Strokes of Genius: Rembrandt’s Prints and Drawings," Nov. 19, 2006-Mar. 18, 2007; " The Artist’s Vision: Romantic Traditions in Britain," Nov. 19, 2006-March 18, 2007

Christian Schad
Portrait of the Count Saint-Genois d’Anneaucourt
1927
Centre Georges Pompidou
Metropolitan Museum of Art
Nov. 14, 2006-Feb. 19, 2007
40 paintings and 60 works on paper by artists including Max Beckmann, Heinrich Maria Davringhausen, Otto Dix, George Grosz, Karl Hubbuch, Ludwig Meidner, Christian Schad, Rudolf Schlichter, Georg Scholz and Gert H. Wollheim
Curator: Sabine Rewald
Catalogue: $64, 304 pp.
Funding: Isaacson-Draper Foundation, Anna-Maria and Stephen Kellen Foundation
Also on view: "Annual Christmas Tree and Neapolitan Baroque Crèche," Nov. 21, 2006-Jan. 7, 2007; "Louis Comfort Tiffany and Laurelton Hall -- An Artist’s Country Estate," Nov. 21, 2006-May 20, 2007

Byzantine (Constantinople)
Icon with Saint Theodosia
First half of the 13th century
Holy Monastery of Saint Catherine
J. Paul Getty Center
Nov. 14, 2006-Mar. 4, 2007
Ca. 43 Byzantine icons from the Holy Monastery of Saint Catherine’s in Egypt
Curators: Kristen Collins, Robert Nelson
Catalogue: $75 cloth, $50 paper, 320 pp., essays by Thomas Mathews, David Jacoby, Father Justin Sinaites, Archbishop Damianos of Sinai

Comic art by Titi Faustin, from "Africa Comics"
Studio Museum in Harlem
Nov. 15, 2006-Mar. 18, 2007
32 artists from all over Africa who express themselves through the medium of comic books
Curators: Sandra Federici, Thelma Golden, Andrea Marchesini Reggiani, Mary Angela Schroth
Catalogue: 200 pp., contributions from Okwui Enwezor, Sandra Federici, Valerie Cassel Oliver, Mary Angela Schroth, Calvin Reid, Massimo Repetti,
Funding: American Center Foundation
Also on view: "Stan Douglas: Inconsolable Memories," Nov. 15, 2006-Mar. 18, 2007
Tour: This show has already appeared at Africa e Mediterraneo, Bolgna

The Office of Metropolitan Architect’s design for China Central Television headquarters in Beijing
Museum of Modern Art
Nov. 15, 2006-Feb. 26, 2007
An immersive installation incorporating architectural drawings, graphics and large- and small-scale models, focusing on the Office of Metropolitan Architecture’s design for the headquarters of China’s state television company outside Beijing
Curator: Tina di Carlo, Alexandra Quantrill
Also on view: "Rosselini on Paper," Nov. 15, 2006-Apr. 9, 2007

James "Athenian" Stuart
Design for wall decoration, Spencer House
British Museum
Bard Graduate Center
Nov. 16, 2006-Feb. 11, 2007
150 works by London-born painter and architect James Stuart (1713-1788), an early proponent of the neoclassical style
Curator: Susan Weber Soros
Catalogue: contributions by Susan Weber Soros, Kerry Bristol, David Watkin, Frank Salmon, Christopher Eimer, Alexander Marr, Richard Hewlings, Julius Bryant, Matthew Greg Sullivan, Michael Snodin, Catherine Arbuthnott
Tour: Victoria and Albert Museum, London

Kiki Smith
Untitled
1995
Whitney Museum of American Art
Nov. 16, 2005-Feb. 11, 2007
Full-scale survey of Smith’s 20-year career, with ca. 100 objects grouped thematically, including works in plaster, bronze, paper, glass and ceramic, as well as installations, prints, drawings and photographs
Curator: Siri Engberg
Catalogue: $65 hardcover, $35 softcover, 312 pp.
Funding: Elizabeth A. Sackler Museum Educational Trust, Agnes Gund, Daniel Shapiro, Barbara Lee Family Foundation
Tour: This show has already appeared at the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art and the Walker Art Center

Jordan Mozer and Associates
East
2005
Art Institute of Chicago
Nov. 16, 2006-Apr. 29, 2007
Showcase of emerging Chicago industrial, graphic and fashion designers and architects: Qua’Virarch, UrbanLab, Clare Lyster Studio, 3D Design Studio, Avram Lothan/DeStefano + Partners, John Ronan Architect, Ross Wimer/SOM, Jordan Mozer and Associates, Holly Hunt, Motorola, IDEO, Studio Blue, JNL Design, Fold Four, Nick Cave and Cat Chow
Curator: Joseph Rosa
Catalogue: $19.95, 104 pp.

Janine Antoni
Saddle
2000
Rachofsky Collection
Dallas Museum of Art
Nov. 17, 2006-Feb. 11, 2007
The first part of a two-part, 200-piece exhibition highlighting recent gifts of contemporary art to the DMA, including significant pieces by Lucio Fontana, Michael Heizer, Mark Rothko, Bruce Nauman, Gerhard Richter, others
Curator: Maria de Corral
Catalogue: $65, 300 pp.

Henning Koppel
Pitcher 992
1952
Photograph courtesy of Georg Jensen, Inc.
Philadelphia Museum of Art
Nov. 17, 2006-Mar. 2007
40 examples innovative flatware and holloware, along with original design drawings, from Danish silversmith Georg Jensen (1866-1935) and other artists from his studio, including Johan Rohde, Harald Nielsen, Sigvard Bernadotte, Magnus Stephensen and Verner Panton
Curator: Kathryn Hiesinger
Funding: Collab
Also on view: "Live Cinema/Mircea Cantor: The Title Is the Last Thing," Nov. 11, 2006-Feb. 11, 2007

Ted Croner
Taxi, New York Night
1949
Miami Art Museum
Miami Art Museum
Nov. 17, 2006-Apr. 15, 2007
Photos from 1900 to the present, from a promised gift to MAM from New York art dealer and longtime art patron Charles Cowles

Francisco De Zurbarán
Saint Hugh in the Refectory (Saint Bruno and the Miracle of the Uneaten Meat)
ca. 1655
Museo de Bellas Artes, Seville
Guggenheim Museum
Nov. 17, 2006-Mar. 28, 2007
135 paintings from the 16th- to the mid-20th century, featuring works by Salvador Dalí, El Greco, Francisco Goya, Joan Miró, Pablo Picasso, Diego Velázquez, others
Curators: Carmen Giménez, Francisco Calvo Serraller
Catalogue: contributions by Carmen Giménez, Francisco Calvo Serraller

Louis-Maurice Boutet de Monvel
Joan of Arc Series (A) The Vision and Inspiration
1911
Corcoran Gallery of Art
Corcoran Gallery of Art
Nov. 18, 2006-Jan. 21, 2007
200+ French and American works from the last five centuries, centering on the story of the medieval heroine Joan of Arc
Curator: Laura Coyle, Nora Heimann
Catalogue: Joan of Arc: The Power of Her Image in France and America, $24.95, 80 pp.
Funding: Knights of Columbus, anonymous individual donors

The catalogue to Sensacional!
Yerba Buena Center for the Arts
Nov. 18, 2006-Mar 4, 2007
The rough, idiosyncratic vernacular of street culture in Mexico
Curator: Trilce Ediciones
Catalogue: $25, 339 pp., contributions by David Byrne, Steven Heller
Also on view: "Underplayed: A Mix-Tape of Music-Based Videos," Nov. 18, 2006-Mar. 4, 2007

Julian LaVerdiere
F.A.M.S.F./Crash Site Memorial
2000
Cranbrook Art Museum, Bloomfield Hills, Mich.
Nov. 18, 2006-Jan. 14, 2007
Paintings, sculptures, photographs, installations, sound and video works exploring the theme of space exploration, by current NASA artist-in-residence Laurie Anderson, Nina Katchadourian, Oleg Kulik, Julian LaVerdiere, Kay Schimert, others
Curator: Alex Baker, Toby Kamps
Catalogue: contributions by Alex Baker, Toby Kamps, Svetlana Boym
Tour: Bedford Gallery, Walnut Creek, Ca., Mar. 4-May 27, 2007; Scottsdale Museum of Contemporary Art, Scottsdale, Ar.June 16-Sept. 2, 2007; Hudson River Museum, Yonkers, N.Y., June 21-Sept. 7, 2008

Eleanor Antin
This is not 100 Boots
2002
Los Angeles County Museum of Art
Los Angeles County Museum of Art
Nov. 19, 2006-Mar. 4, 2007
Examining the ways that Pop, Conceptual and postmodern art has been influenced by René Magritte, via 40+ Magritte paintings, alongside an equal number of artworks by Richard Artschwager, Marcel Broodthaers, Vija Celmins, Jasper Johns, Robert Gober, Martin Kippenberger, Jeff Koons, Joseph Kosuth, Sherrie Levine, Raymond Pettibon, Ed Ruscha and Jim Shaw
Curators: Stephanie Barron, Michel Drague
Catalogue: $60, 256 pp.
Funding: Lexus, National Endowment for the Arts, Frederick R. Weisman Philanthropic Foundation
Also on view: "Picasso’s Greatest Print: The Minotauromachy in All Its States," Nov. 16, 2006-Feb. 25, 2007

Gitte Villesen
The Bike Shop from the Building
2001
CCA Wattis Institute, San Francisco
Nov. 28, 2006-Feb. 24, 2007
Competing visions of the future from Can Altay, Nate Boyce, Rick Guidice, Shaun O’Dell, Toby Paterson, Eileen Quinlan, Eva Rothschild, Katya Sander, William Scott, Solmaz Shahbazi, Bonnie Sherk and Gitte Villesen
Curator: Will Bradley


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