Wes Jones
Model of Pro/Con Package Housing System
Courtesy Jones, Partners: Architecture, Los Angeles
Institute of Contemporary Art, Boston
Feb. 1-May 7, 2006
Addressing the flexibility and mobility of contemporary domestic life via 150 examples of architecture and design by Ron Arad, Eileen Gray, Isamu Noguchi, Gerrit Rievtveld, Philippe Starck, others
Curator: Mathias Schwartz-Clauss
Catalogue: Vitra Design Siftung, 288 pp., $86
Funding: Nathaniel Saltonstall Arts Fund, Goethe-Institut Boston
Tour: The show has appeared at the Vitra Design Museum in Weil am Rhein, the Museu de Les Artes Decoratives in Barcelona and the Irish Museum of Modern Art in Dublin

Michael Rakowitz
paraSITE (Bill S.)
Collection of the artist; courtesy Lombard-Freid Projects, New York
Museum of Arts & Design
Feb. 2-May 7, 2006
Holistic, environmentally conscious esthetics, via works by Allora & Calzadilla, Free Soil, JAM, Learning Group, Brennan McGaffrey with Temporary Services, Nils Norman, People Powered, Dan Peterman, Marjetica Potrč, Michael Rakowitz, Frances Whitehead, WochenKlausur and Andrea Zittel
Curator: Stephanie Smith (Smart Museum)
Catalogue: 160 pp., $25
Funding: Smart Family Foundation, Horace W. Goldsmith Foundation, Richard H. Driehaus Foundation, iCI Exhibition Partners Kenneth S. Kuchin and F. Bruce Anderson, Gerrit and Sydie Lansing, others
Tour: The show premiered at the Smart Museum of Art in Chicago, and subsequently appears at Contemporary Arts Center, Cincinnati, and the Richard E. Peeter Art Center in Greencastle, Ind.

Colors of the 16th Regiment of New York Volunteers
Chrysler Museum of Art, Norfolk, VA
Chrysler Museum of Art, Norfolk, Va.
Feb. 3-Oct. 29, 2006
50 period photos by Mathew Brady, Alexander Gardner and others, including Gardner’s famous photograph Lincoln and Tad, along with many rarely seen images from the Civil War
Curator: Brooks Johnson
Funding: Family of Alice and Sol B. Frank, For Art’s Sake
Also on view: "Civil War Redux: Pinhole Photographs by Willie Anne Wright," Feb. 3-Oct. 29, 2006

David Smith
The Letter
Munson-Williams-Proctor Arts Institute, Utica
Photo: David Revette Photography, Inc., Syracuse, New York
Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum
Feb. 3-May 14, 2006
120 sculptures, from Smith’s early Cubist- and Constructivist-inspired constructions from the 1930s and his Surrealist works of the 1940s to the Abstract Expressionist sculpture for which he is best known
Curator: Carmen Giménez
Catalogue: 427 pp., $85 cloth, $50 paper
Funding: Deutsche Bank, Henry Luce Foundation, National Endowment for the Arts, Dedalus Foundation, Inc., Lipman Family Foundation
Tour: Musée National d’Art Moderne, Centre Georges Pompidou, June 14-Aug. 21, 2006; Tate Modern, London, Oct. 25, 2006-Jan. 14, 2007

Aaron Bohrod
Oakdale Avenue at Night
Henry D. Gilpin Fund
Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts
Feb. 4-Apr. 2, 2006
60 paintings, sculptures and works on paper by Leon Golub, Gladys Nilsson, Jim Nutt, Barbara Rossi, William S. Schwartz, H. C. Westermann and other Chicago-based artists, including a series of Depression era murals that have rarely been seen together
Curator: Robert Cozzolino

Jeff Koons
Pink Panther
Collection Museum of Contemporary Art, Chicago
Museum of Contemporary Art, Chicago
Feb. 4–Apr. 23, 2006
Works from the 1960s to today, stressing the dialogue between figuration and abstraction, by artists ranging from Josef Albers and Matthew Barney to Ad Reinhardt and Yinka Shonibare
Curators: Francesco Bonami, Julie Rodrigues Widholm

Frank Stella
Coney Island1958
Yale University Art Gallery
Arthur M. Sackler Museum
Feb. 4-May 7, 2006
20+ works from the year Stella graduated from Princeton, showing his early influences, including Cricket/Kit Construction, an early sculptural assemblage that has never before been seen publicly, and Them Apples, a painted construction of cardboard and wood that highlights Jasper Johns’ influence on Stella’s practice
Curators: Harry Cooper, Megan R. Luke
Catalogue: Yale University Press, 168 pp., $34.95
Funding: John and Frances Bowes, David Mirvish
Tour: Menil Collection, Houston, May 25-Aug. 20, 2006; Wexner Center for the Arts, Sept. 9-Dec. 31, 2006

Henry Darger
Untitled (Idyllic landscape with children) (detail)
mid-twentieth century
Collection American Folk Art Museum
Andy Warhol Museum
Feb. 5-Apr. 30, 2006
20 paintings, drawings and tracings by the Outsider artist, along with source materials, Darger’s personal documents and a bound volume of the original typewritten manuscript of his opus, In the Realms of the Unreal
Curator: Brooke Davis Anderson
Tour: Frye Art Museum, Seattle
Also on view: "Grayson Perry," Feb. 5-Apr. 30, 2006

Ruth Duckworth
Untitled [sphere and blade]
Minneapolis Institute of Arts
Feb. 5-Apr. 16, 2006
50-years worth of work from a master ceramist, from early bronze castings and stone carvings to recent bronze sculptures and ceramic wall murals, in a touring retrospective that originated at the Museum of Arts & Design in New York
Curators: Thea Burger, Jo Lauria
Catalogue: Lund Humphries Publishers, 162 pp., $60, introduction by Martin Puryear
Funding: Regis Foundation; Haworth Marketing & Media

Cindy Sherman from Mark Seliger’s "Stairwell" series, 1998-2005
© Mark Seliger
Museum of Fine Arts Houston
Feb. 7-June 4, 2006
A selection of platinum-palladium prints drawn from former Rolling Stone photographer Seliger’s "Stairwell" series of portraits (1998-2005), featuring contemporary artists, musicians and actors outside his studio in New York’s Greenwich Village
Also on view: "Two Women Look West: Photographs of King Ranch by Helen C. Kleberg and Toni Frissell," Feb. 11-May 7, 2006; "Reading the Roman Portrait Bust," Feb. 18-July 30, 2006; "Encouraging American Genius: Master Paintings from the Corcoran Gallery of Art," Feb. 19-May 7, 2006

From "America Starts Here: Kate Ericson and Mel Ziegler"
MIT List Visual Arts Center
Feb. 9-Apr. 9, 2006
Sculptures and installations, as well as models and video documents of site-specific works, including the "The Diana Series," a group of drawings for uncompleted projects
Curators: Bill Arning, Ian Berry
Catalogue: 216 pp., $45
Funding: NEA, Peter Norton Family Foundation, Judith Rothschild Foundation, Elizabeth Firestone Graham Foundation
Tour: The show premiered at the Tang Teaching Museum in Saratoga Springs, N.Y., and subsequently appears at the Austin Museum of Art, Feb. 10-May 6, 2007; H&R Block Artspace at the Kansas City Art Institute, July-Oct. 2007; Contemporary Art Center, Cincinnati, Nov. 10-Jan. 12, 2008

Andrea Zittel
A-Z Wagon Station Customized by Hal McFeely
Installation view at A-Z West
Courtesy Andrea Rosen Gallery, New York
Whitney Museum of American Art at Altria
Feb. 9–June 18, 2006
A-Z West, mobile living units for desert life, each of them customized by invited individuals who lived at Zittel’s experimental community near Joshua Tree national park
Curator: Shamim M. Momin

Robert Arneson
Up Against It
Landfall Press Archive
Milwaukee Art Museum
Feb. 9-May 7, 2006
Works by Vito Acconci, Sol LeWitt, Bruce Nauman, Dennis Oppenheim, Ed Ruscha and others from the museum’s permanent collection
Curators: Brooke Mulvaney, Joseph D. Ketner II

Jessica Rankin
P.S.1 Contemporary Art Center
Feb. 9-May 1, 2006
Five recent large-scale embroidered tapestries, as well as a new installation made specifically for the P.S.1 show by this New York-based, Australia-born artist
Curator: Alanna Heiss
Also on view: "Jessica Stockholder: Of Standing Float Roots In Thin Air," Feb. 2, 2006-May 1, 2006

Frederic Edwin Church
El Khasné, Petra
Photo © Olana State Historic Site, New York State Office of Parks, Recreation and Historic Preservation
National Academy Museum
Feb. 9, 2005-Apr. 30, 2006 
Landscape oils, watercolors and sketches of American vistas as well as images from journeys to South America, Europe and the Near East
Curator: Kevin Avery
Catalogue: 71 pp., $24.95
Funding: AXA Equitable, Peter Jay Sharp Foundation, others
Tour: The exhibition has already appeared at the Fenimore Art Museum in Cooperstown, N.Y. and the Museum of Fine Arts, Houston; it subsequently travels to the Portland (Me.) Museum of Art, May 20-Sept. 10, 2006; Huntington Library, San Marino, Oct. 14, 2006-Jan.3, 2007; Princeton University Art Museum, Princeton, Jan. 27-June 10, 2007
Also on view: "For Spacious Skies: Hudson River School Paintings From the Henry and Sharon Martin Collection," Feb. 9-Apr. 30, 2006

Kamala, Suvarnadvipa, Viraya
Tibet, ca. 17th century
Rubin Museum of Art
Rubin Museum of Art, New York
Feb. 10–Sept. 4, 2006
100-plus works, including Indian miniatures, Nepalese clay sculptures, Tibetan woodblock prints and more, focusing on the depiction of "siddhas," figures from South Asian and Himalayan myth known for their outlandish behavior and supernatural powers
Curator: Rob Linrothe
Catalogue: 300 pp., $150
Funding: New York State Council on the Arts, Blakemore Foundation, Starr Foundation, Swarovski

Vik Muniz
Toy Soldier (Monads)
Courtesy Sikkema Jenkins & Co., New York
Miami Art Museum
Feb. 10-May 28, 2006
100 works by the Brazilian-born, New York–based photographic trickster
Curator: Peter Boswell
Catalogue: Reflex: A Vik Muniz Primer, 144 pp., $39.95
Tour: Contemporary Art Museum, Tampa, June 23-Oct. 8, 2006; Seattle Art Museum, Nov. 10, 2006-Jan. 14, 2007; Museum of Contemporary Art, San Diego, June 1-Sept. 9, 2007; Musée d’art contemporain de Montréal, Oct. 5-Jan. 6, 2008

Anne-Louis Girodet de Roussy-Trioson
The Revolt of Cairo
Cleveland Museum of Art
Art Institute of Chicago
Feb. 11-Apr. 30, 2006
Ca. 60 paintings and 40 drawings by Anne-Louis Girodet de Roussy-Trioson (1767–1824), showcasing the Neoclassical artist’s taste for mythological fantasy narratives
Curator: Sylvain Bellenger
Catalogue: 496 pp., $60
Funding: Old Masters Society of the Art Institute of Chicago, Marilynn Alsdorf, Lynda, Scott, Jonathan and Lindsey Canel, Alexandra and John Nichols, Shirley W. and Patrick G. Ryan, Rhoades Foundation/Julius Lewis Exhibition Fund
Tour: This exhibition premiered at the Musée du Louvre and subsequently appears at the Metropolitan Museum of Art, May 22-Aug. 27, 2006, and the Montreal Museum of Fine Art, Oct. 12, 2006-Jan. 21, 2007

Sean Scully
Wall of light orange yellow
Gallery Lelong
Modern Art Museum of Fort Worth
Feb. 12-May 28, 2006
60-plus works, including about 20 large-scale oil paintings and dozens of watercolors, pastels and aquatints from Scully’s "Wall of Light" series, inspired by a trip to Mexico and playing on the forms of ancient Mayan ruins
Curator: Stephen Bennett Phillips
Catalogue: 160 pp., $45
Funding: UBS
Tour: This show has already appeared at the Phillips Collection; it continues to the Cincinnati Art Museum, June 24-Sept. 3, 2006

Sarah Stilwell
Woman with Leopards
Kelly Collection of American Illustration
Dahesh Museum of Art
Feb. 14-May 21, 2006
Ca. 90 oil paintings, watercolors and pencil drawings by Dean Cornwell, J.C. Leyendecker, Howard Pyle, Norman Rockwell and N.C. Wyeth, exploring the "golden age" of American illustration
Curator: Stephen Edidin

Walter Richard Sickert
Minnie Cunningham at the Old Bedford
Phillips Collection
Feb. 18–May 14, 2006
100-plus works by Pierre Bonnard, Eduard Degas, Sir William Rothenstein, Walter Sickert, Henri de Toulouse-Lautrec, James Tissot, Edouard Vuillard, James Abbott McNeill Whistler and others, focusing on the dialogue between French and British artists during the late 19th century
Curator: Anna Gruetzner Robins, Richard Thomson
Catalogue: 224 pp., $55
Funding: ING Direct
Tour: This show has already been seen at Tate Britain

Marcel Duchamp
Private collection
National Gallery of Art
Feb. 19-May 14, 2006
The most comprehensive Dada exhibition to appear in the U.S. features paintings, sculptures, photography, films, collage and readymades from Hans Arp, Marcel Duchamp, Max Ernst, George Grosz, Raoul Hausmann, John Heartfield, Hannah Höch, Francis Picabia, Man Ray, Hans Richter, Kurt Schwitters, Sophie Taeuber, Tristan Tzara and others
Curators: Leah Dickerman, Laurent Le Bon
Catalogue: Dada: Zurich, Berlin, Hanover, Cologne, New York, Paris, DAP, 519 pp., $65
Funding: Anna-Maria and Stephen Kellen Foundation, Catherine B. Reynolds Foundation, Annenberg Foundation, Thomas G. Klarner, Federal Council on the Arts and the Humanities
Tour: The exhibition premiered at the Centre Pompidou, and subsequently appears at the Museum of Modern Art, June 8-Sept. 11, 2006
Also on view: "Amorous Intrigues and Painterly Refinement: The Art of Frans van Mieris," Feb. 26-May 21, 2006

Edvard Munch
Self-portrait with Cigarette
National Museum of Art, Architecture and Design/National Gallery, Oslo
Museum of Modern Art
Feb. 19–May 8, 2006
87 paintings dating from 1880 to 1944, charting Munch’s move away from Norwegian naturalism towards the existential angst for which he is loved
Curator: Kynaston McShine
Catalogue: 232 pp., $60
Funding: Debra and Leon Black, Marie-Josée and Henry Kravis,  Blanchette Hooker Rockefeller Fund, Federal Council on the Arts and the Humanities
Also on view: "John Szarkowski: Photographs," Feb. 1–May 15, 2006;  "On-Site: New Architecture in Spain," Feb. 12–May 1, 2006

Julia Margaret Cameron
The Angel at the Sepulchre
Sterling and Francine Clark Art Institute, Williamstown, Massachusetts
Sterling and Francine Clark Art Institute
Feb. 19-Apr. 30, 2006
Works from the permanent collection by Bonnard, Cézanne, Degas, Lartigue, Rembrandt, Steiglitz, Whistler and others, arranged to draw out surprising connections across time periods, in a thematic approach inspired by MoMA’s current "Transforming Chronologies" exhibition
Curator: James Ganz

Book of Hours
ca. 1490
Boston Public Library, Josiah H. Benton Fund
McMullen Museum of Art, Boston
Feb. 19-June 4, 2006
100 illuminated manuscripts, tapestries, silks, sculpture, metalwork, paintings and ceramics tracing the thin line between religious and worldly experience in Medieval art
Curators: Pamela Berger, Sheila S. Blair, Jonathan M. Bloom, Matilda Tomaryn Bruckner, Michael Connolly, Lisa Fagin Davis, Patricia Deleeuw, Robin Fleming, Earle A. Havens, Stephanie C. Leone, Nancy Netzer, Virginia Reinburg and Laurie Shepard
Catalogue: 300 pp., $50

Gustave Courbet
The Gust of Wind or the Approaching Storm
ca. 1855
Museum of Fine Arts, Houston
J. Paul Getty Museum
Feb. 21–May 14, 2006
47 landscape paintings by Courbet, focusing primarily on the 1860s and drawing attention to his original contributions to the genre of landscape painting
Curators: Mary Morton, Charlotte Eyerman, Dominique de Font-Réaulx
Catalogue: 144 pp., $45
Tour: Museum of Fine Arts, Houston, June 18–Sept. 10, 2006; Walters Art Museum, Baltimore, Oct. 15, 2006–Jan. 7, 2007
Also on view: "Robert Adams: Landscapes of Harmony and Dissonance," Feb. 7–May 28, 2006

Francisco de Goya y Lucientes
Portrait of a Lady (María Martínez de Puga?)
Frick Collection
Frick Collection
Feb. 22-May 14, 2006
Ca. 50 works, including oil portraits of friends and family, from the final period of Goya’s life when he was exiled in Bordeaux by King Fernando VII’s purge of liberals from the Spanish court
Curators: Jonathan Brown, Susan Grace Galassi
Catalogue: Yale University Press, 224 pp., $60
Funding: Robert Lehman Foundation, Merrill Lynch, Melvin R. Seiden, Widgeon Point Charitable Foundation, Mr. and Mrs. Walter A. Eberstad, Samuel H. Kress Foundation, Getty Grant Program of the J. Paul Getty Trust

Feathered image ki’i hulu manu from Hawai’i, the war god Kūka’ilimoku
Honolulu Academy of Arts
Feb. 23-May 14, 2006
500 objects from New Zealand, Tonga, Tahiti and the Society Islands, the Marquesas, New Hebrides, New Caledonia, Hawai’i and the Northwest Coast of America, collected during the voyage of Captain Cook, adding up to a comprehensive presentation of 18th-century cultural objects from the Pacific
Curator: Stephen Little
Catalogue: three volumes, $150

Aminah Brenda Lynn Robinson
To Be A Drum (Jazz)
Courtesy of the Columbus Museum of Art
Brooklyn Art Museum
Feb. 24-Aug. 13, 2006
100-plus paintings, works on paper, sculptures, books, journals, mixed-media objects and assemblages addressing issues of cultural identity and place from the 50-year-long career of the African American artist
Curators: Carole Genshaft, Annagreth Nil
Catalogue: 200 pp., $45
Funding: Barbara and Richard Debs Exhibition Fund
Tour: The exhibition premiered at the Columbus (Ohio) Museum of Art and subsequently appears at the Tacoma Art Museum, Sept. 30, 2006-Jan. 14, 2007, and the Toledo (Ohio) Museum of Art, opening in February 2007

Joëlle Tuerlinckx
Chicago Studies: Les Étantes Donnés
Site-specific Installation at the Renaissance Society, Chicago
Drawing Center
Feb. 25-Apr. 22, 2006
A new, site-specific project that draws, indexes and reports the measurements of the center’s main space by the contemporary Belgian artist
Curator: Catherine de Zegher, Katherine Carl
Catalogue: 48 pp.
Funding: Andy Warhol Foundation for the Visual Arts, JPMorgan Chase
Also on view: "Analog Animation: Selections Spring 2006," Feb. 25–Apr. 15, 2006

Boris Kustodiev
Portrait of Fyodor Chaliapin
Image courtesy of the State Russian Museum, St. Petersburg
Princeton University Art Museums
Feb. 25-June 11, 2006
Russia’s early 20th century "World of Art" ("Mir Iskusstva") movement, which combined Western and native Russian traditions under the banner of "art for art’s sake," via 80 paintings, bronze sculptures, ceramics, prints and drawings from the State Russian Museum in St. Petersburg
Curators: Greg Guroff, Tony Evnin
Catalogue: 150 pp., $30
Funding: Anthony, Judy, Luke and Timothy Evnin

Amado Oliver Mauprivez
La garra del invasor Italiano pretende esclavizarnos [The Italian Invader’s Clutch Tries to Enslave Us]
The Wolfsonian-Florida International University, Miami Beach, Florida,
Photo: Silvia Ros
Wolfsonian-Florida International University, Miami Beach
Feb. 25–July 30, 2006
100 propaganda posters ranging from New Deal America and Stalin’s Five-Year Plans to 1960s protest movements and Ayatollah Khomeini’s Iran, by artists such as John Heartfield, Gustav Klutsis, Norman Rockwell and Xanti Schawinsky
Curator: Jeffrey T. Schnapp
Catalogue: Skira, 160 pp., $45
Funding: Clumeck Endowment Fund, Bernard Osher Foundation, Seaver Institute, Mariposa Fund, Roger and Martha Mertz, Cantor Arts Center members
Tour: This show has already been seen at the Cantor Arts Center at Stanford University

Roxy Paine
PMU (Painting Manufacture Unit)
Courtesy of the artist and James Cohan Gallery
Portland (Ore.) Art Museum
Feb. 25-May 28, 2006
Paine’s "Painting Manufacture Unit," a machine that generates monochrome paintings, alongside a group of machine-made works
Curator: Bruce Guenther
Funding: Miller Meigs Endowment for the Contemporary Arts
Also on view: "Highlights From the Paul and Clara Gebauer Collection of Cameroon Art," Feb. 11-Aug. 13, 2006

David Hockney
Mr. and Mrs. Clark and Percy
Museum of Fine Arts Boston
Feb. 26-May 14, 2006
150-plus works, including iconic images such as Peter
Getting Out of Nick’s Pool (1966), American Collectors (Fred and Marcia Weisman) (1968), and Mr. and Mrs. Clark and Percy (1970-1971), in the first museum exhibition of portraiture by the California pop superstar
Curator: Sarah Howgate, Barbara Stern Shapiro
Catalogue: Yale University Press, 256 pp., $60
Tour: Los Angeles County Museum of Art, June 11–Sept. 4, 2006; National Portrait Gallery, London, Oct. 12, 2006–Jan. 21, 2007
Also on view: "SMFA Traveling Scholars," Feb. 18-Apr. 12, 2006

Wolfgang Tillmans
it’s only love give it away
Courtesy of Andrea Rosen Gallery, NY
Photo courtesy of the artist
P.S.1 Contemporary Art Center
Feb. 26-May 29, 2006
Focusing on Tillmans’ abstract photographs via 25 large-scale works -- all but one produced specifically for the exhibition
Curator: Bob Nickas

Indonesia, Galumpang (Mangki) Toraja people
Shroud (Sekomandi)
late 19th century
The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York
Metropolitan Museum of Art
Feb. 28–Sept. 24, 2006
Exploring the imagery, forms and functions of ikat, an Indonesian textile tradition that employs colorful and boldly patterned fabrics Curators: Eric Kjellgren, Christine Giuntini
Funding: Friends of the Department of the Arts of Africa, Oceania and the Americas
Also on View: "The ‘Hundred Antiques’ in Chinese Textiles," Feb. 8–July 30, 2006; "A Taste for Opulence: Sèvres Porcelain from the Collection," Feb. 21–Aug. 13, 2006