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TWENTY TOP SHOWS

Duke Riley
Morituri Te Salutant
2009
Queens Museum of Art
Queens Museum of Art
Nov. 2, 2009-Mar. 13, 2010
Duke Riley presents a diorama revisiting his recent, spectacular fake naval battle at the QMA, highlighting the detritus of battle -- armor, elements of the coliseum backdrop, battle-scarred vessels -- alongside multi-channel video and a collection of prints dedicated to the event
Funding: Andy Warhol Foundation

Milton Rogovin
Cuba
1989
© Milton Rogovin
Getty Center
Nov. 3, 2009-Mar. 21, 2010
A "photographic history of working people across many cultures," via 40+ prints, from early daguerreotypes to gelatin silver prints
Curator: Paul Martineau

Attributed to Michelangelo
Young Archer
1491/92
Credit: French Republic, Foreign & European Affairs
Metropolitan Museum of Art
Nov. 3, 2009-ongoing
A special, 10-year loan from the French Republic, to be installed in the Met’s Vélez Blanco Patio, of a sculpture thought to be by Michelangelo (text panels will explain debates around the attribution)

Krzysztof Wodiczko
War Veteran Vehicle
2009
Institute of Contemporary Art, Boston
Nov. 4, 2009-Mar. 28, 2010
Projection-based work by Polish political artist Krzysztof Wodiczko, featuring images relating to the Iraq War
Funding: National Endowment for the Arts, others

Isabel Bishop
Scene from Pride and Prejudice: "The examination of all the letters which Jane had written to her."
20th century
Morgan Library & Museum
Morgan Library & Museum
Nov. 6, 2009-Mar. 14, 2010
The celebrated British novelist, via 100 manuscripts, personal letters and related materials, plus early illustrated editions of Austen's novels as well as drawings and prints depicting people, places and events of biographical significance
Curators: Declan Kiely, Clara Drummond
Funding: Laurence Levine Charitable Fund, Inc., Sir Thomas R. Moore

Roni Horn
You are the Weather (detail)
1994-1995
© Roni Horn
Whitney Museum of American Art
Nov. 6, 2009-Jan. 24, 2010
Ca. 70 sculptures, photographs, installations, drawings and books, spanning three decades, by the artist known for her explorations of androgyny and cold weather
Curators: Donna De Salvo, Carter E. Foster, Mark Godfrey
Catalogue: 432 pp.
Funding: Andy Warhol Foundation for the Visual Arts, others
Tour: This show has already appeared at the Tate Modern

Frank Lloyd Wright
Spindle Cube Chair
1902/06
Art Institute of Chicago
Art Institute of Chicago
Nov. 7, 2009-Jan. 31, 2010
The history of the "Arts and Crafts" movement, from its early roots in Britain, through the development of American Arts and Crafts style, and "Chicago’s early acceptance of the British model"
Curator: Judith Barter
Catalogue: 208 pp., $45
Funding: Terra Foundation for American Art

Geoffrey Beene
Shrug and Jumpsuit
1993
Lent by Patsy Tarr
Model: Holley Farmer of Merce Cunningham Dance Company
Phoenix Art Museum
Nov. 7, 2009-Mar. 7, 2010
30 garments by fashion designer Geoffrey Beene (1927-2004), custom-made for New York dance patron Patsy Tarr, hung on specially designed mannequins in a circus-inspired installation, in what is described as a "whimsical exhibition that goes beyond the study of dressmaking into the world of conceptual art"
Funding: JCT Foundation, Robert Burg Design, Council of Fashion Designers of America

Jeppe Hein
360° Illusion II
2007
Courtesy of Johann König and 303 Gallery
Henry Art Gallery, University of Washington
Nov. 7, 2009–Jan. 10, 2010
Rotating fun-house mirror installation by Danish artist Jeppe Hein
Curators: Elizabeth Brown, Misa Jeffereis
Funding: Patrons of the Henry Art Gallery, others

William Kentridge
Drawing for II Sole 24 Ore [World Walking]
2007
Collection of Doris and Donald Fisher
© 2008 William Kentridge
Photo courtesy Marian Goodman Gallery
Norton Museum of Art
Nov. 7, 2009-Jan. 17, 2010
Ca. 75 animated films, drawings, prints, theater models, sculptures and books by the celebrated South-African artist
Curator: Mark Rosenthal
Catalogue: $50, 264 pp.
Funding: Koret Foundation, others
Tour: This show has already appeared at the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art

Oskar Schlemmer
Bauhaus Stairway
1932
Museum of Modern Art
2009 Estate of Oskar Schlemmer
Museum of Modern Art
Nov. 8, 2009-Jan. 25, 2010
400 works of industrial design, furniture, architecture, graphics, photography, textiles, ceramics, theater design, painting and sculpture, by Anni Albers, Josef Albers, Herbert Bayer, Marianne Brandt, Marcel Breuer, Lyonel Feininger, Walter Gropius, Vasily Kandinsky, Paul Klee, László Moholy-Nagy, Lucia Moholy, Lilly Reich, Oskar Schlemmer, Gunta Stölzl and others
Curators: Barry Bergdoll, Leah Dickerman
Catalogue: 328 pp., $75
Funding: HyundaiCard Company, others

Clifford Owens
Text Piece (video stills)
2008
Courtesy the artist and On Stellar Rays Gallery
Studio Museum Harlem
Nov. 12, 2009-Mar. 14, 2010
Ca. 100 works by 42 artists, working in all media, including Adel Abdessemed, Edgar Arceneaux, Sanford Biggers, Rashawn Griffin, David Hammons, Rashid Johnson, Glenn Ligon, My Barbarian, Kori Newkirk, Chris Ofili, William Pope.L, Robin Rhode, Gary Simmons, Shinique Smith and Soda_Jerk
Curator: Naomi Beckwith
Catalogue: essay by Naomi Beckwith
Funding: Jacques and Natasha Gelman Trust, Andy Warhol Foundation for the Visual Arts

Polaroid by Andy Warhol, featured in "Big Shots"
Nasher Museum of Art, Duke University
Nov. 12, 2009-Feb. 21, 2010
Ca. 250 Polaroids and 75 silver gelatin black-and-white prints taken by Warhol from 1969 to 1986
Tour: Weatherspoon Art Museum, Greensboro, N.C., June 6-Sept. 19, 2010; Ackland Art Museum, Chapel Hill, N.C., Oct. 2, 2010-Jan. 2, 2011

Quilt from "Amish Abstractions: Quilts from the Collection of Faith and Stephen Brown"
De Young Museum
Nov. 14, 2009-June 6, 2010
Ca. 48 full-size and crib quilts dating from the 1880s to the 1940s made by girls and women of Amish communities in Pennsylvania and the Midwest
Curator: Jill D’Alessandro
Catalogue: 128 pp., $29.95
Funding: Brown Foundation, Inc., others

Michelangelo Pistoletto
Le trombe del giudizio
1968
Collezione Cittadellarte- Fondazione Pistoletto Collection, Biella
Museum of Contemporary Art, Chicago
Nov. 14, 2009-Feb. 14, 2010
Italian art and creativity from the late 1960s to the present, via 75 artists
Curator: Francesco Bonami
Catalogue: 311 pp., $97.50
Tour: This show has already appeared at the Palazzo Grassi, Venice

Laura Owens
Untitled
2000
Museum of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles
Museum of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles
Nov. 15, 2009-May 3, 2010
A chronological installation of works from MoCA’s permanent collection, providing "a comprehensive history of the last 70 years of contemporary art and touching on every significant movement and development during this period"
Curator: Paul Schimmel
Catalogue: This Is Not To Be Looked At: Highlights from the Permanent Collection of the Museum of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles, $59.95
Funding: Eli and Edythe Broad Foundation, others

Probably by Nikolaos Tzafouris or his circle
Pietŕ
Early 16th century
State Hermitage Museum, St. Petersburg
Photo by Leonard Kheifets, Daria Bobrova
Onassis Cultural Center
Nov. 17, 2009-Feb. 27, 2010
46 works by the legendary Mannerist, including icons from the Collection of Ecclesiastical Art, Saint Catherine of the Sinaites, two wings of the triptych Baptism of Christ, and El Greco’s early The Dormition of the Virgin
Curator: Anastasia Drandaki
Catalogue: 132 pp.
Funding: Alexander S. Onassis Public Benefit Foundation

Visitors interacting with Bruce Nauman’s Days (2009) at Universitŕ Iuav di Venezia
Philadelphia Museum of Art
Nov. 21, 2009-Apr. 4, 2010
Victory lap for Days and Giori, two new works by Bruce Nauman commissioned for the Golden Lion-winning Pavilion at the Venice Biennale, at the organizing institution
Curator: Carlos Basualdo, Erica F. Battle

Designed by Marcel Wanders
"Knotted" Chair
1996
Philadelphia Museum of Art
Philadelphia Museum of Art
Nov. 22, 2009-June 13, 2010
A "dreamlike, multimedia installation of objects," including videos, lighting and soundscapes, documenting the career of the Dutch-born design artist
Curator: Kathryn Hiesinger
Funding: Lisa S. Roberts and David W. Seltzer, Target, others

Tim Burton
Untitled (The Melancholy Death of Oyster Boy and Other Stories)
1982–84
Private collection
© 2009 Tim Burton
Museum of Modern Art
Nov. 22, 2009-Apr. 26, 2010
Artwork generated during the conception and production of Burton opuses such as Edward Scissorhands and Batman, alongside unrealized projects, never-before-seen works, student art, early non-professional films and examples of Burton’s work as a storyteller and graphic artist for non-film projects
Curators: Ron Magliozzi, Jenny He, Rajendra Roy
Catalogue: 64 pp., $19.95
Sponsor: Syfy




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