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Joseph Mallord William Turner
Snow Storm: Hannibal and His Army Crossing the Alps
1812
Tate
National Gallery of Art
Oct. 1, 2007-Jan. 6, 2008
145+ paintings and watercolors by the great British painter (1775-1851)
Curators: Ian Warrell, Franklin Kelly, Dorothy Kosinski, Gary Tinterow
Catalogue: 320 pp., $55 cloth, $45 paper
Funding: Exhibition Circle of the National Gallery of Art, Bank of America, others
Tour: Dallas Museum of Art, Feb. 10-May 18, 2008; Metropolitan Museum of Art, June 24-Sept. 21, 2008
Also on view: "The Art of the American Snapshot, 1888-1978: From the Collection of Robert E. Jackson," Oct. 7-Dec. 31, 2007; "The Baroque Woodcut," Oct. 28, 2007-Mar. 30, 2008; "Let the World In: Prints by Robert Rauschenberg from the National Gallery of Art and Related Collections," Oct. 28, 2007-Mar. 30, 2008

Seated Female (The Pahouin or Black Venus)
Fangpeoples, Betsi group
19th century
Musée Dapper, Paris
Metropolitan Museum of Art
Oct. 2, 2007-Mar. 2, 2008
150+ reliquaries from Africa, including pieces from Cameroon, Equatorial Guinea, Gabon and the Democratic Republic of the Congo
Curator: Alisa LaGamma
Catalogue: 368 pp., $65
Funding: William Randolph Hearst Foundation, others
Also on view: "Rumi and the Sufi Tradition," Oct. 2, 2007-Feb. 3, 2008; "Gifts for the Gods: Images from Egyptian Temples," Oct. 16, 2007-Feb. 18, 2008; "Tapestry in the Baroque: Threads of Splendor," Oct. 17, 2007-Jan. 6, 2008; "The Gates of Paradise: Lorenzo Ghiberti’s Renaissance Masterpiece," Oct. 30, 2007-Jan. 13, 2008

Marcus Charles Illions
Lions, Decalogue and Hands of a Kohen from Anshe Emeth Synagogue
ca. 1920
Sea Breeze Jewish Center, Brooklyn
Photo by August Bandal
American Folk Art Museum
Oct. 2, 2007-Mar. 23, 2008
Tracing links between the carousel as a vernacular American art and Eastern European synagogue arks and carved gravestones, via ca. 100 artworks and objects, including rare documentary photographs, sacred carvings, papercuts and carousel animals
Curator: Murray Zimiles
Catalogue: 192 pp., $35

Federico Zuccaro
The Life of Taddeo Zuccaro
ca.1595
J. Paul Getty Center
J. Paul Getty Center
Oct. 2, 2007-Jan. 6, 2008
Ca. 85 drawings and other objects by late-Renaissance painter Federico Zuccaro (ca. 1541-1609), centering on the themes of his "Early Life of Taddeo" series, known as one of the world’s first "starving artist" tales
Curator: Julian Brooks
Catalogue: 144 pp., $49.95
Also on view: "In Focus: The Nude," Oct. 9, 2007-Feb. 24, 2008; "Medieval Treasures from the Cleveland Museum of Art," Oct. 30, 2007-Jan. 20, 2008

Ashley Bickerton’s design for "The Incomplete"
Chelsea Art Museum
Oct. 2, 2007-Jan. 12, 2008
Exploring the open-ended nature of contemporary art practice, via works by Haluke Akakçe, John Armleder, Kristin Baker, Vanessa Beecroft, Michael Bevilacqua, Ashley Bickerton, James Busby, Sydney Chastain-Chapman, Nigel Cooke, Devon Costello, Justin Craun, Benjamin Edwards, Jeff Elrod, Manuel Esnoz, Wendell Gladstone, Ridley Howard, Chris Johanson, Karen Kilimnik, Jeff Koons, Matthew McCaslin, JP Munro, Eric Parker, Charlie Roberts, Matthew Ronay, Justin Samson, Tom Sanford, Christian Schumann, John Simon, Haim Steinbach, Aya Uekawa, Meyer Vaisman, Xavier Veilhan and Kelli Williams
Curators: Manon Slome, Hubert Neumann
Catalogue: design by Ashley Bickerton

Attributed to Muhammed Nadir Samarqandi
Yusufand Zuleikha meet in a garden (Yusuf va Zulaikha)
1636
San Diego Museum of Art
Asia Society
Oct. 3, 2007-Jan. 6, 2008
136 works of Hindu, Buddhist and Islamic art from the Kashmir valley, along with craft works (furniture, papier-mâché, carpets, embroidery) from the 4th century to the 20th century
Curator: Pratapaditya Pal
Catalogue: 224 pp.

Pierre-Auguste Renoir
The Grands Boulevards
1875
Philadelphia Museum of Art
Philadelphia Museum of Art
Oct. 4, 2007-Jan. 6, 2008
Ca. 70 paintings by Renoir, focusing on his approach to nature
Curators: John Zarobell, Christopher Riopelle, Colin B. Bailey
Catalogue: 296 pp., $65
Funding: GlaxoSmithKline, Bank of America, others
Tour: This show has already been seen at the National Gallery, London, and the National Gallery of Canada, Ottawa
Also on view: "Clay, Wood, and Paper: Materials for Korean Art," Oct. 6, 2007-Summer 2008; "Antonio Mancini: Nineteenth-Century Italian Master," Oct. 20, 2007-Jan. 20, 2008

On megumi Akiyoshi
On gallery-at the Statue of Liberty
2002
Photo by Oliver Irwin
Japan Society
Oct. 5, 2007-Jan. 13, 2008
At a museum that only recently announced plans to collect contemporary art, works by 33 Japanese artists who call New York City home, including Yoko Ono, Ushio Shinohara, Kunie Sugiura, Yuken Teruya and Aya Uekawa
Curator: Eric C. Shiner
Catalogue: 224 pp., $65
Funding: Nooka, others

Titian
Woman with Mirror
ca. 1515
Musée duLouvre
Denver Art Museum
Oct. 6, 2007-Jan. 6, 2008
125 objects from the Louvre, including Gobelin’s 1775 tapestry The Loves of the Gods, Vertume and Pomone, a selection of Sèvres porcelain, and paintings and drawings by Rubens, Titian, Velazquez and Dürer
Curators: Timothy Standring, Melora McDermott-Lewis
Catalogue: 163 pp.
Funding: Accenture, AXA Art, others
Tour: This show is organized as part of the "Louvre Atlanta" project, and has already been seen at the High Museum of Art, Atlanta

Joseph Cornell
Untitled (Cockatoo with Watch Faces)
ca. 1949
Lindy and Edwin Bergman Collection
Photo by Michael Tropea
San Francisco Museum of Modern Art
Oct. 6, 2007-Jan. 06, 2008
Nearly 200 works dating from the 1930s until the artist's death in 1972
Curator: Lynda Roscoe Hartigan
Catalogue: $65 cloth, $39.95 paper
Tour: This show has already appeared at the Smithsonian American Art Museum and the Peabody Essex Museum, Salem, Mass.
Also on view: "Jeff Wall," Oct. 27, 2007-Jan. 27, 2008; "Douglas Gordon: Pretty Much Every Film and Video Work from about 1992 until Now," Oct. 27, 2007-Feb. 24, 2008

Martín Ramírez
Untitled (Train)
ca. 1953
American Folk Art Museum
Milwakuee Art Museum
Oct. 6, 2007-Jan. 13, 2008
Almost 100 works on paper by the schizophrenic artist Martín Ramírez (1895-1963), who spent the last 15 years of his life at the DeWitt State Hospital in California
Curator: Brooke Davis Anderson
Catalogue: 192 pp., $45
Funding: JP Morgan Chase Bank, Atria, NEA, NYSCA, others
Tour: This show has already appeared at the American Folk Art Museum

Dealer and writer Xavier LaBoulbenne (left) with artist Tino Sehgal at an opening in 2005
Museum of Contemporary Art, Chicago
Oct. 6-Dec. 30, 2007
Ongoing performance for which Sehgal has dancers reenact famous kisses from art history within the MCA’s "Collection Highlights"
Curator: Tricia Van Eck

Julius Shulman
Photograph of Case Study House #22 (Pierre Koenig, LosAngeles, 1959–60)
1960
Getty Research Institute
Orange County Museum of Art
Oct. 7, 2007-Jan. 6, 2008
Examining the culture of "L.A. Cool" via 150 objects from Chet Baker, Karl Benjamin, William Claxton, Louis Danziger, Charles and Ray Eames, Jules Engel, Lorser Feitelson, Oskar Fischinger, Frederick Hammersley, Pierre Koenig, John Lautner, Helen Lundeberg, John McLaughlin, Gerald Mulligan, Richard Neutra, Julius Shulman and John and James Whitney -- plus a jazz lounge
Curator: Elizabeth Armstrong
Catalogue: 300 pp.
Funding: Brent R. Harris, Segerstrom Foundation, National Endowment for the Arts, others
Tour: Addison Gallery of American Art, Andover, Mass.; Oakland Museum of California; Jack S. Blanton Museum of Art, Austin, Tex.
Also on view: "Joseph Grigely: St. Cecilia," Oct. 7, 2007-Jan. 6, 2008

William Pope.L
#1060.5.3.04,5.17.04 Small Failure Writ Large
2004
Courtesy ofthe artist, The Project, and Kenny Schachter Rove
Art Institute of Chicago
Oct. 11, 2007-Jan. 21, 2008
Ca. 50 works from Pope.L’s ongoing series of melancholic "Failure Drawings," alongside a "live drawing" incorporating both "organic materials" and oil paints, charcoal and pigment sticks applied directly to the gallery wall
Funding: Andy Warhol Foundation for the Visual Arts

Installation detail from Kara Walker’s Excavated from the Black Heart Negress (2002)
Whitney Museum of American Art
Oct. 11, 2007-Feb. 3, 2008
The artist’s first museum survey show features her signature black-paper silhouettes and film animations outlining "historical narratives haunted by sexuality, violence, and subjugation, but made using the genteel 18th-century art of cut-paper silhouettes"
Curators: Philippe Vergne, Yasmil Raymond
Catalogue: 432 pp., $49.95, contributions by Thomas McEvilley, Sander Gilman, Robert Storr, Philippe Vergne
Funding: Henry Luce Foundation, Andy Warhol Foundation for the Visual Arts, Lannan Foundation, Peter Norton Family Foundation, Linda and Lawrence Perlman, Marge and Irv Weiser, others
Tour: This show has already been seen at the Walker Art Center; it continues to the Hammer Museum, L.A., Feb. 17-May 11, 2008
Also on view: "Piotr Uklanski: Summer Love," Oct. 17, 2007-Dec. 9, 2007

Top: Ellsworth Kelly’s Pine Branches II (1950); bottom: Jean-Antoine Watteau’s Study of a Young Man Seen from the Back and Another Study of His Right Arm (ca. 1717)
Morgan Library & Museum
Oct. 12, 2007-Jan. 6, 2008
Four celebrated contemporary artists select Renaissance and Baroque drawings from the Morgan collection to hang alongside their own work
Curator: Isabelle Dervaux
Catalogue: 48 pp., $12.95
Funding: Lily Auchincloss Foundation, others

Willi Ruge
Arno Boettcher
1927
Staatliche Museen zu Berlin, Kunstbibliotek
Guggenheim Museum
Oct. 12, 2007-Jan. 13, 2008
Ca. 150 photographs, books and illustrated magazines by figures including Károly Escher, Trude Fleischmann, Hannah Höch, László Moholy-Nagy, Kazimierz Podsadecki and Karel Teige
Curator: Matthew S. Witkovsky
Catalogue: 310 pp., $60 cloth, $45 paper
Funding: Central Bank of Hungary, Trellis Fund, Trust for Mutual Understanding, Marlene Nathan Meyerson Family Foundation, Robert Mapplethorpe Foundation, Inc.
Tour: This show has already appeared at the National Gallery of Art; it continues to the Milwaukee Art Museum, Feb. 9-May 4, 2008; and the Scottish National Gallery of Modern Art, Edinburgh, June 7-Aug. 31, 2008

Eija-Liisa Ahtila
The House
2002
Courtesy Marian Goodman Gallery
MIT List Visual Arts Center
Oct. 12-Dec. 30, 2007
Two exhibitions, exploring sound and video, respectively, via works by Marina Abramovic/Ulay, Vito Acconci, Eija-Liisa Ahtila, Doug Aitkin, Allora & Calzadilla, John Baldessari, Dara Birnbaum, Stan Douglas, Dan Graham, Gary Hill, David Hammons, Joan Jonas, Paul McCarthy and Mike Kelley, Mariko Mori, Bruce Nauman, Nam June Paik, Pipilotti Rist, Richard Serra and Carlotta Fay Schoolman, Bill Viola, and Jane and Louise Wilson
Curators: Daniel Birnbaum, Mechtild Widrich ("Sounding the Subject"), Caroline A. Jones ("Video Trajectories")
Catalogue: 80 pp.
Funding: Pamela and Richard Kramlich, Martin E. Zimmerman, Council for the Arts and MIT, Massachusetts Cultural Council

Charles Hart Spencer
Dog Tricks
1901
University of Pittsburgh
Carnegie Museum of Art
Oct. 13, 2007-Jan. 13, 2008
Family portraiture, self-portraiture, and photography of domestic life from Charles Hart Spencer (1852-1912), Charles H. Breed (1876-1950) and Walter Munhall (1901-1993)
Funding: Heinz Endowments, Pennsylvania Council on the Arts

Salvador Dalí
Metamorphosis of Narcissus
1937
Tate
Los Angeles County Museum of Art
Oct. 14, 2007-Jan. 6, 2008
Key pieces from Dalí's oeuvre, incorporating painting, film, photography, sculpture and texts, including his collaborations with Luis Buñuel, Alfred Hitchcock and Walt Disney
Curators: Matthew Gale, Dawn Ades, Fèlix Fanés, Ilene Fort, Sara Cochran
Catalogue: $40, 238 pp.
Tour: This show has already appeared at the Tate Modern, London
Funding: Wallis Annenberg Director’s Endowment Fund, Federal Council on the Arts and the Humanities

Yue Minjun
Untitled
2005
PrivateCollection
Queens Museum of Art
Oct. 14, 2007-Jan. 6, 2008
Bronze and polychrome sculptures, paintings and drawings by the celebrated Chinese "cynical realist"
Curators: Valerie Smith, Hitomi Iwasaki

Hercules
ca. 79
Unknown Artist.
Musée du Louvre
High Museum of Art, Atlanta
Oct. 16, 2007-May 18, 2008
Fragments of frescoes, bronzes, marbles, a group of Greek vases and an Egyptian sculpture given to Josephine, wife of Napoleon Bonaparte, by Ferdinand IV, King of Naples (as part of the High’s "Louvre Atlanta" partnership, the show opens alongside another exhibition, "The Louvre and the Ancient World")
Curators: David Brenneman, Isabelle Leroy-Jay Lemaistre
Funding: Anne Cox Chambers, others
Also on view: "Louvre Atlanta: The Louvre and the Ancient World," Oct. 16, 2007-Sept. 7, 2008; "Inspiring Impressionism," Oct. 16, 2007-Jan. 13, 2008

Gustav Klimt
The Dancer
1916-18
Private Collection, New York
Neue Galerie
Oct. 18, 2007-June 30, 2008
Eight paintings and more than 120 drawings by the ever-popular Viennese Symbolist, along with a reconstruction of the receiving parlor from the second Klimt studio, complete with original furnishings
Curator: Renée Price
Catalogue: 504 pp., $65

George Woodall for Thomas Webb & Sons
The Great Tazza
ca. 1889-1895
Corning Museum of Glass
Getty Villa
Oct. 18, 2007-Jan. 14, 2008
112 ancient Roman glass vessels and replicas from the 19th-century "Historismus" movement, which sought to revive the forms of antiquity
Curators: Karol Wight, David Whitehouse
Catalogue: 240 pp., $29.95
Tour: Corning Museum of Class, Feb. 15-May 27, 2008

Norman Rockwell
Rosiethe Riveter
Saturday Evening Post cover of May 29, 1943
Norman Rockwell Museum
James A. Michener Art Museum
Oct. 19, 2007-Feb. 10, 2008
40 original tear sheets from Rockwell’s 1940s Saturday Evening Post covers
Funding: Worth & Company, others
Also on view: "Charles Hargens: American Illustrator," Oct. 19, 2007-Feb. 10, 2008

Anselm Kiefer
Aperiatur Terra et Germinet Salvatorem
2005-2006
MASS MoCA
Oct. 20, 2007-Dec. 1, 2008
Four large, recent landscape paintings, two paintings from the 1980s and a giant concrete sculpture, Etroits sont les Vaisseaux

Claude Monet
La Plage de Trouville
1870
National Gallery, London
Phillips Collection
Oct. 20, 2007-Jan. 13, 2008
60 works by Gustave Courbet, Claude Monet, Edouard Manet, Pierre-Auguste Renoir and others, examining the social transformation of the seaside during the 19th century
Curators: John House, MaryAnne Stevens, Eric Zafran
Catalogue: $55, 144 pp.
Funding: Lockheed Martin, Arison Arts Foundation, National Endowment for the Arts
Tour: This show has already been seen at the Royal Academy of Arts, London; it continues to the Wadsworth Atheneum Feb. 9-May 11, 2008
Also on view: "Christo and Jeanne-Claude: Over the River," Oct. 1, 2007-Jan. 25, 2009

Keith Edmier
Beverly Edmier, 1967
1998
Tate
Hessel Museum, Bard College
Oct. 20, 2007-Feb. 3, 2008
40 works by the American artist (b. 1967) playing on themes of autobiography, popular culture and collective consciousness, plus Bremen Towne (2007), his newest installation, a one-to-one recreation of his childhood home
Curator: Tom Eccles
Catalogue: contributions by Matthew Barney, Tom Eccles, Jade Dellinger, Douglas Fogle, Caoimhin Mac Giolla Leith

Kim Jones
Venice, California, December
1975
Photoby Ned Sloane
Henry Art Gallery, Seattle
Oct. 20, 2007-Jan. 20, 2008
Performance, drawings and sculpture by the artist known for his connection to the 1970s performance art scene in Southern California, and for his alter ego, "Mudman"
Curators: Sandra Firmin, Julie Joyce
Catalogue: Mudman: The Odyssey of Kim Jones, $19.95, 160 pp.
Funding: Andy Warhol Foundation for the Visual Arts, Fifth Floor Foundation
Tour: This show has already appeared at the UB Art Galleries, Buffalo, and the Luckman Gallery, Los Angeles
Also on view: "A Forest for the Trees," Oct. 2-Dec. 30, 2007; "The Photography of Charles "Teenie" Harris," Oct. 23-Nov. 2, 2007

Steve Powers
Roaming
2007
Pennsylvania Academy of Fine Arts
Oct. 20, 2007-Jan. 27, 2008
Work by Steve Powers, the contemporary graffiti artist (a.k.a. ESPO) described as a "Pop artist in reverse" for his use of old-fashioned sign painting and billboards
Curator: Alex Baker

Rainer Werner Fassbinder and Hanna Schygulla during a rehearsal
P.S.1 Contemporary Art Center
Oct. 21, 2007-Jan. 7, 2008
Rainer Werner Fassbinder’s 15-hour epic Berlin Alexanderplatz (1980), divided into 14 screening rooms -- one for each episode of the film -- along with stills from the film’s 224 scenes, Fassbinder’s storyboard and excerpts from the audiotapes on which he dictated the script for his 15-hour-epic
Curator: Klaus Biesenbach
Catalogue: $90, 664 pp., contributions from Rainer Werner Fassbinder, Susan Sontag
Funding: Mrs. Stephen M. Kelle, International Council of the Museum of Modern Art
Also on view: "Senso Unico," "Kris Martin," "Min Tanaka," "Adel Adbessemed," "Kathe Burkhart," "Lovett/Codagnone," "Irrational Profusion,"  "Tony Fitzpatrick," "International and National Projects," all Oct. 21, 2007-Jan. 7, 2008

Salvador Dalí
The Dream
1931
Cleveland Museum of Art
Cleveland Museum of Art
Oct. 21, 2007-Jan. 13, 2008
144 works from the museum’s collection of 19th- and 20th-century European art -- including pieces by Claude Monet, Edgar Degas, Pierre-Auguste Renoir, Paul Cézanne, Vincent van Gogh, Paul Gauguin, Henri Matisse, Pablo Picasso and Auguste Rodin -- return home after an extensive world tour during the CMA’s remodel
Curator: William H. Robinson
Tour: This show has appeared at venues in Beijing, Tokyo, Seoul and Vancouver
Funding: Hahn Loeser & Parks LLP, others

Image from The Paradise Institute (2001), by Janet Cardiff and George Bures Miller
Miami Art Museum/Freedom Tower
Oct. 21, 2007-Jan. 20, 2008
The first exhibition in MAM’s new collaboration with Miami Arts Central features 11 sound installations, including The Killing Machine (2007), based on Franz Kafka story, and The Paradise Institute (2001), seen at the Canadian Pavilion of the 2001 Venice Biennale, sited at the museum as well as at the 255-foot-tall Mediterranean Revival structure that now serves as a memorial to Cuban immigration to the U.S.
Tour: This show has already been seen at the Museu d’Art Contemporani de Barcelona and the Institut Mathildenhöhe

Pompeo Batoni
Edward Dering, later 6th Bt.
1758-59
Private collection
Museum of Fine Arts, Houston
Oct. 21, 2007-Jan. 27, 2008
60+ paintings by the artist described as "Italy’s Last Old Master" (1708-1787)
Curators: Edgar Peters Bowron, Peter Björn Kerber
Funding: Federal Council on the Arts and Humanities. Albert and Margaret Alkek Foundation Exhibition Fund, Samuel H. Kress Foundation, Bulgari
Tour: National Gallery, London, Feb. 20-May 18, 2008
Also on view: "Oudry´s Painted Menagerie: Portraits of Exotic Animals in Eighteenth-Century Europe," Oct. 7, 2007-Jan. 6, 2008; "Traces of the Calligrapher: Islamic Calligraphy in Practice, ca. 1600-1900" and "Writing the Word of God: Calligraphy and the Qur´an," Oct. 27, 2007-Feb. 3, 2008

Robert Irwin
Who’s Afraid of Red, Yellow & Blue’
2006
Courtesy Pace Wildenstein
Photo by Genevieve Hanson
Museum of Contemporary Art, San Diego
Oct. 21, 2007-Apr. 13, 2008
Five new installations, plus more than 50 works from the MoCASD collection, ranging from early Abstract Expressionist paintings and minimal canvases to Irwin’s seminal disks and acrylic columns and large installations
Curator: Hugh Davies
Funding: friends and colleagues of Charles and Tanya Brandes

Jean Auguste Dominique Ingres
Napoleonon his Imperial Throne
1806
Museum of Fine Arts, Boston
Oct. 21, 2007-Jan. 27, 2008
The Empire style, via nearly 200 works of painting, sculpture, fashion, jewelry, silver and furniture lent from French museums and the royal palaces of Fontainebleau, Versailles, Compiègne and Saint Cloud
Curators: Odile Nouvel-Kammerer, Tracey Albainy
Catalogue: 351 pp., $75
Tour: This show has already been seen at the St. Louis Art Museum; it continues to the Musée des Arts Décoratifs in Paris, Apr. 2-Aug. 31, 2008
Also on view: "Arthur Wesley Dow: Photographer and Printmaker," Oct. 1, 2007-Feb. 17, 2008; "Drawing: A Broader Definition," Oct. 27, 2007-May 4, 2008

Ivory book cover of the Lorsch Gospels
Norton Museum of Art
Oct. 24, 2007-Jan. 6, 2008
44 manuscripts and works ivory, wood, bronze, metalwork and stained glass, including the ivory cover of the Lorsch Gospels (commissioned by Charlemagne), the Limoges-enamel reliquary made to house the relics of Thomas Becket, a bronze fountainhead in the form of a winged putto by Donatello and an illustrated sketchbook by Leonardo da Vinci known as the Forster Codex III
Curator: Paul Williamson
Catalogue: 96 pp., $27.50
Tour: Speed Art Museum, Louisville, Jan. 22-Apr. 20, 2008; Metropolitan Museum of Art, May 20-Aug. 17, 2008; High Museum of Art, Atlanta, Oct. 11, 2008-Jan. 4, 2009; Millennium Galleries, Sheffield, Jan. 29-May 24, 2009

Bruce Nauman
Infrared Outtakes: Neck Pull (photo by Jack Fulton)
1968/2006
Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive
Menil Collection
Oct. 25, 2007-Jan. 13, 2008
Nauman’s early Bay Area beginning years in the mid-‘60s
Curator: Constance Lewallen
Catalogue: 256 pp., $39.95
Funding: Henry Luce Foundation, Andy Warhol Foundation for the Visual Arts, National Endowment for the Arts, Joan Roebuck, Sperone Westwater, Getty Foundation, Terra Foundation for American Art, Consortium for the Arts at UC Berkeley, Rena Bransten, Tecoah and Thomas Bruce, Ann Hatch and Paul Discoe
Tour: This show has already been seen at the Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

Philip Ross
Junior Return
2005
Yerba Buena Center for the Arts
Oct. 26, 2007-Jan, 6, 2008
"Bioart," spotlighted via works from Brandon Ballengée, Denise King, Philip Ross, Tissue Culture and Art Project and Allison Wiese, shown alongside artifacts made by industrial technologists, ecological researchers and biological engineers
Curator: Philip Ross

Frida Kahlo
Self-Portrait with Thorn Necklace and Humming bird
1940
Harry Ransom Center, University of Texas at Austin
Walker Art Center
Oct. 27, 2007-Jan. 20, 2008
Ca. 50 paintings from the beginning of Kahlo’s career in 1926 to the year of her death in 1954, alongside iconic photographs of the artist
Curators: Hayden Herrera, Elizabeth Carpenter
Funding: Bank of America, Fundación Televisa, others
Tour: Philadelphia Museum of Art, Feb. 20-May 18, 2008; San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, June 14-Sept. 28, 2008
Also on view: "Brave New Worlds," Oct. 4-Feb. 17, 2008

Jean-Honore Fragonard
The Fountain of Love
ca. 1785
J. Paul Getty Museum
Sterling and Francine Clark Art Institute
Oct. 28, 2007-Jan. 21, 2008
The darker, late period of the Rococo painter’s work, spotlighted via the paintings The Fountain of Love and The Sacrifice of the Rose alongside related paintings, drawings and prints produced in the 1780s
Curators: Jon Seydl, Scott Allan, Scott Schaefer
Catalogue: 128 pp., $24.95
Tour: Getty Center, Feb. 12-May 4, 2008
Also on view: Special Installation: Facing the Lens: Nineteenth-Century Portrait Photographs at the Clark," Oct. 12, 2007-Jan. 13, 2008; "Printed Love," Oct. 28, 2007-Jan. 21, 2008

Georges Seurat
At the Concert Européen
1886-88
Museum of Modern Art
Museum of Modern Art
Oct. 28, 2007-Jan. 7, 2008
135 works, the majority of them in conté crayon -- including Seurat’s first publicly exhibited work, Aman-Jean (1882-83) -- complemented by a small selection of oil sketches and paintings
Curator: Jodi Hauptman
Catalogue: 272 pp., $49.95
Funding: Starr Foundation, Eugene V. and Clare E. Thaw Charitable Trust
Also on view: "RAW," Oct. 4-Dec. 3, 2007

Takashi Murakami
Signboard TAKASHI
1992-2007
Museum of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles
Oct. 29, 2007-Feb. 11, 2008
90 works, including a recreation of the "Wonder Festival" comic market convention; a grid-like shelving display of Murakami multiples, collectibles and maquettes; a new animated film, kaikai & kiki; an enormous self-portrait sculpture in the guise of a Buddha dubbed Buddha Oval; a functional Louis Vuitton boutique; and other projects from the Japanese entrepreneur and artist
Curators: Paul Schimmel, Mika Yoshitake
Catalogue: 330 pp., $65, contributions by Takashi Murakami, Dick Hebdige, Midori Matsui, Scott Rothkopf
Funding: Sydney Irmas Exhibition Endowment, others
Also on view: "Black Panther: The Revolutionary Art of Emory Douglas," Oct. 21, 2007-Jan. 20, 2008

Gabriel de Saint-Aubin
A Street Show in Paris
1760
National Gallery, London
Frick Collection
Oct. 30, 2007-Jan. 27, 2008
50 drawings and a small selection of paintings and etchings by the French Enlightenment artist, known for his illustrations of city life in Paris
Curators: Colin B. Bailey, Kim de Beaumont, Pierre Rosenberg, Christophe Leribault
Christophe Leribault, Suzanne Folds McCullagh, Pierre Rosenberg, Perrin Stein
Funding: Florence Gould Foundation, others
Tour: Musée du Louvre, Feb. 27-May 26, 2008


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