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Sally Apfelbaum
Air
1989
Hudson River Museum, Yonkers
Feb. 1-May 13, 2007
The garden as inspiration in 67 photographs by Sally Apfelbaum, Daniel Boudinet, Gregory Crewdson, Linda Hackett, Fischli and Weiss, Sally Gall, Lynn Geesaman, Geoffrey James, Len Jenshel, Erica Lennard, Jack Pierson, Marc Quinn and Jean Rault
Curator: Thomas Padon
Catalogue: $50, 164 pp.
Tour: Organized by the American Federation of Arts, the show opened in 2005 and next appears at the Delaware Art Museum

Howard Hodgkin
Performance Art
2004
Yale Center for British Art
Feb. 1-Apr. 1, 2007
50 swashbuckling color abstractions, described as "representational pictures of emotional situations," by the 74-year-old British painter who represented Britain at the Venice Biennale in 1984 and won the Turner Prize in 1985
Curators: Julia Marciari Alexander, David E. Scrase
Catalogue: $42, 192 pp.

Robert Irwin
Dia Beacon West Gates
2001
San Jose Art Museum
Feb. 3-June 3, 2007
Photos and drawings illustrating the creative process of architects, artists and designers, including Vito Acconci, Terry Allen, Frank Gehry, Isabelle Greene, Lawrence Halprin, Robert Irwin, Daniel Libeskind and Richard Neutra, drawn from the holdings of the San Francisco collector
Tour: This show has already appeared at the Palm Springs Museum of Art

Claude Lorraine
Le Chevrier (The Goatherd)
1663
Sterling and Francine Clark Art Institute
Feb. 4, 2007-Apr. 29, 2007
85 drawings from the British Museum collection along with 15 paintings by the 17th-century classicist who spent most of his career in Rome
Curator: Richard Rand
Catalogue: $55, 176 pp.
Tour: Organized by the Clark, the exhibition debuted at the Legion of Honor in San Francisco

Honoré Daumier
The Third-Class Carriage
ca. 1863-65
Metropolitan Museum of Art
Museum of Fine Arts, Houston
Feb. 4-May 6, 2007
135 works from the Met, including works by Cézanne, Corot, Courbet, Degas, Delacroix, Ingres, Matisse, Millet, Monet, Picasso, Renoir and van Gogh
Curator: Gary Tinterow, Kathryn Calley Galitz
Catalogue: contributions by Susan Alyson, Kathryn Calley Galitz, Sabine Rewald, Stein, Gary Tinterow
Funding: JPMorgan Chase, Hamill Foundation, others
Tour: Neue Nationalgalerie, Berlin, May 30-Oct. 7, 2007
Also on view: "11th Annual Citywide African-American Art Exhibition," Feb. 1-28, 2007; "American Still-Life Paintings from the Hevrdejs Collection," Feb. 10-June 2, 2007; "Eye on Third Ward -- Eye on Krakow," Feb. 10-June 24, 2007; "Arms and Armor from the Ancient World," Feb. 17-July 29, 2007; "The Temptations of Flora: Jan van Huysum (1682-1749)," Feb. 18-May 20, 2007

Colonel (left) interviewed about Emergency Room in New York
P.S.1 Contemporary Art Center
Feb. 8-Mar. 19, 2007
An ever-changing, collaborative installation responding to current events, crafted by some 30 artists in a show overseen the French artist Thierry Geoffroy, a.k.a. Colonel
Curator: Alanna Heiss
Also on view: "Silicone Valley," Feb. 11- Apr. 9, 2007; "Tom Sandberg," Feb. 11-Apr. 16, 2007; "Vik Muniz: Reflex," Feb. 11-May 7, 2007; "Jonas Mekas: The Beauty of Being Friends Together Quartet," Feb. 11-Apr. 16, 2007; "Abbas Kiarostami: Image Maker," Feb. 11-Apr. 29, 2007

Reclining Quan Yen (XIX Century)
Courtesy of Princess Thi-Nga Foundation
Bass Museum of Art, Miami Beach
Feb. 8–Apr. 29, 2007
80 jade sculptures dating from the 19th and early 20th centuries, in an exhibition sponsored by the so-called princess, who traces her lineage back to the 15th-century Nguyen Dynasty (and whose parents founded Vikimco Steel, Vietnam’s first steel factory)
Funding: Princess Thi-Nga Foundation, Setai

Anna Gaskell
untitled #3 (wonder)
1996
Guggenheim Museum
Guggenheim Museum
Feb. 9-Apr. 16, 2007
Exploring the representation of family in contemporary photography via work by Janine Antoni, Patty Chang, Gregory Crewdson, Rineke Dijkstra, Nathalie Djurberg, Anna Gaskell, Nan Goldin, Loretta Lux, Sally Mann, Robert Mapplethorpe, Tracey Moffatt, Catherine Opie, Collier Schorr, Thomas Struth, Hellen van Meene and Gillian Wearing
Curator: Jennifer Blessing
Catalogue: $35
Tour: This show has already appeared at Galleria Gottardo, Lugano, Switzerland
Also on view: "Hugo Boss Prize 2006," Feb. 23-June 6, 2007

Georgia O’Keeffe
Grey Blue &
Black – Pink Circle

1929
Dallas Museum of Art
Norton Museum of Art, West Palm Beach
Feb. 10-May 6, 2007
40+ works, all employing circular motifs, highlighting O’Keeffe’s unique method of abstraction
Curator: Jonathan Stuhlman
Catalogue: 132 pp.
Funding: Mrs. Shelby Cullom Davis
Tour: Georgia O’Keeffe Museum, May 5-Sept. 9, 2007; Minneapolis Institute of Arts, Oct. 7, 2007-Jan. 6, 2008
Also on view: "Rare Bird of Fashion: The Irreverent Iris Apfel," Feb. 25-May 27, 2007

Stan’s Café
Of All the People in All the World
Mass MOCA
Feb. 10-Feb. 25, 2007
An art installation/performance by the U.K. art group Stan’s Café, featuring piles of rice representing different quantities: the number of people in gated communities, the number of people in prison, the number of people born each day, etc.
Funding: Andrew W. Mellon Foundation, British Council

Kitagawa Utamaro
Young Woman Playing the Samisen
ca. 1804-6
Museum of Fine Arts, Boston
Kimbell Art Museum
Feb. 11-Apr. 29, 2007
67 masterpieces of Edo-period Japanese woodblock printing, including works by Hokusai, Utamaro and Harunobu
Curator: Anne Nishimura Morse
Catalogue: $55 cloth; $37.50 paper
Tour: This show debuted in Japan; it subsequently appears at the Royal Ontario Museum, May 18-Aug. 12, 2007; Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, Aug. 27-Dec. 16, 2007; Asian Art Museum of San Francisco, dates TBA

Gerhard Richter
Stadtbild Mü
1968
Collection of Marguerite and Robert Hoffman, the Rachofsky Collection, and the Dallas Museum of Art
Dallas Museum of Art
Feb. 11-May 20, 2007
The second part of a giant, two-part installation of art showcasing gifts to the Dallas Museum from three distinguished private collections, including work by Eija-Liisa Ahtila, Janine Antoni, Matthew Barney, Cardiff & Miller, Tom Friedman, Jasper Johns, Bruce Nauman and Thomas Struth
Curator: Maria de Corral
Catalogue: $65, 328 pp.
Funding: Chase, others

Charles Nègre
Statue des Tuileries: G. Marsy et A. Flamen: Borée enlevant Orythie
1859
National Gallery of Art
National Gallery of Art
Feb. 11-May 6, 2007
Photos of Paris by Eugène Atget, Ilse Bing, Brassaï, Louis-Émile Durandelle, William Henry Fox Talbot, André Kertész, Germaine Krull, Gustave Le Gray, Charles Marville, Charles Nègre, others
Curator: Sarah Kennel
Funding: Edward J. Lenkin

Camille Pissarro
Strollers on a Country Road, La Varenne-St. Hilaire
1864
Baltimore Museum of Art
Baltimore Museum of Art
Feb. 11-May 13, 2007
45 works made between 1864 to 1874, illustrating Pissarro’s transformation from Barbizon-style landscape painter to Impressionist leader
Curator: Katherine Rothkopf
Catalogue: $45, 224 pp.
Funding: Florence Gould Foundation, Alvin and Fanny Blaustein Thalheimer Exhibition Endowment Fund, Citigroup
Tour: Milwaukee Art Museum, June 9-Sept. 9, 2007; Memphis Brooks Museum of Art, Oct. 7, 2007-Jan. 6, 2008

M. J. Kelchy
Token of Friendship to Esther A. Fritz
ca. 1850
Jane Katcher Collection
Photo by Gavin Ashworth
Yale University Art Gallery
Feb. 13-Aug. 26, 2007
39 early American folk objects created to express affection, including portraits, toys and talismans
Curator: Erin E. Eisenbarth
Catalogue: Expressions of Innocence and Eloquence: Selections from the Jane Katcher Collection of Americana, $75, 428 pp.
Funding: NEA, Friends of American Arts at Yale Exhibition and Publication Fund

George Stubbs
Haymakers
1785
Tate Gallery
Frick Collection
Feb. 14-May 27, 2007
Ca. 20 paintings by the master of British animal portraiture
Curator: Alex Kidson
Funding: Peter Jay Sharp Foundation, others
Tour: This show has already appeared at the Walker Art Gallery, Liverpool; it continues to Tate Britain, London

Bust of a king – Palace II of Kish
5th century
Field Museum of Natural History
Asia Society
Feb. 14-May 20, 2007
Gilded silver plates, decorated vessels, glassware, silk, wool textiles, arms, carved gems and seals illustrate the luxury of the Sasanian empire, which ruled over Iran, Iraq, Afghanistan, Eastern Turkey and parts of Syria, Pakistan Central Asia and Arabia
Curator: Françoise Demange

Kenneth Showell
Bedspread
1967
National Academy Museum
Feb. 15-Apr. 22, 2007
40+ works by artists who pushed the boundaries of painting, ranging from Lynda Benglis and Yayoi Kusama to Manny Farber and Blinky Palermo
Curator: Katy Siegel with David Reed
Catalogue: $29.95, 176 pp.
Tour: This show has already appeared at the Weatherspoon Art Museum in Greensboro, N.C.. and the American University Museum in Washington, D.C.

Joseph Kosuth
Four Colors Four Words
1966
Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Park
Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Park
Feb. 15-Apr. 8, 2007
Works incorporating light by Giovanni Anselmo, Chryssa, Olafur Eliasson, Spencer Finch, Dan Flavin, Christoph Girardet, Joseph Kosuth, Iván Navarro, James Turrell and Thomas Wilfred
Curator: Anne Ellegood

Uwe Henneken
Chains of Freedom
2006
Courtesy of the artist and Andrew Kreps Gallery
Aspen Art Museum
Feb. 16-Apr. 15, 2007
Exploring the use of intense, idiosyncratic color in contemporary representation, via works by Chiho Aoshima, Polly Apfelbaum, Hernan Bas, Sarah Cain, Ernesto Caivano, Tony Feher, Torben Giehler, Henriette Grahnert, Mark Grotjahn, Trenton Doyle Hancock, Uwe Henneken, Jim Hodges, Byron Kim, Peter McDonald, Kelly McLane, Elizabeth Peyton, Brett Cody Rogers, Mindy Shapero, Jessica Stockholder and Andro Wekua
Curator: Heidi Zuckerman Jacobson
Catalogue: contributions by Heidi Zuckerman Jacobson, Rhonda Lieberman, James Welling.
Funding: AAM National Council.
Also on view: "Tonico Lemos Auad," Feb. 16-Apr. 15, 2007

Miguel Pou y Becerra
Los coches de Ponce (Horse Drawn Carriages in Ponce)
1926
Museo de Arte de Ponce
Newark Museum
Feb. 16-Apr. 15, 2007
40 paintings by José Campeche (1751-1809), Francisco Oller (1833-1917) and Miguel Pou (1880-1968)
Curators: Marimar Benítez, Cheryl Hartup
Catalogue: 104 pp.
Tour: This show has already appeared at the Worchester Art Museum; it continues to the Museo de Arte de Ponce, Puerto Rico

Paul Cezanne
Le Négre Scipion
ca. 1867
Museo de Arte de São Paulo
Art Institute of Chicago
Feb. 17-May 12, 2007
100 paintings, as well as dozens of ceramics, sculpture, prints and livres d’artistes, by Bonnard, Cézanne, Degas, Derain, Gauguin, van Gogh, Maillol, Matisse, Picasso, Redon, Renoir, Rouault, Rousseau, Vlaminck and Vuillard, among others
Curator: Gary Tinterow, Douglas Druick, Gloria Groom, Anne Roquebert
Catalogue: $65, 460 pp.
Funding: Florence Gould Foundation
Tour: The show debuted at the Metropolitan Museum of Art and closes its tour at the Musee d’Orsay, Paris, June 4-Sept. 14, 2007
Also on view: "Focus: Kasmalieva and Djumaliev," Feb. 1-May 6, 2007

Installation detail from Kara Walker’s Excavated from the Black Heart Negress (2002)
Walker Art Center
Feb. 17-May 13, 2007
Ranging from Walker’s signature black-paper silhouettes, to film animations, to more than 100 works on paper
Curators: Philippe Vergne, Yasmil Raymond
Catalogue: $49.95, 432 pp., 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: Whitney Museum of American Art, Nov. 11, 2007–Feb. 3, 2008; Hammer Museum, L.A., Feb. 17-May 11, 2008

Rufino Tamayo
Amigo de los pájaros (Friend of the Birds)
1944
oil on canvas
Los Angeles County Museum of Art
Santa Barbara Museum of Art
Feb. 17-May 27, 2007
100+ paintings from the celebrated Mexican artist Rufino Tamayo (1899-1991)
Curator: Diana C. du Pont, Juan Carlos Pereda
Catalogue: $75, 460 pp.
Tour: Miami Art Museum, June 21-Sept. 16, 2007; Museo Tamayo Arte Contemporáneo, Mexico City, Oct. 26, 2007-Jan. 21, 2008

Sigmar Polke
Untitled
1968
J. Paul Getty Center
J. Paul Getty Center
Feb. 20-May 20, 2007
35 photographs by the German Pop artist, ranging from still-lifes to complex layered compositions that mirror his painting practice
Also on view: "Made for Manufacture: Drawings for Sculpture and the Decorative Arts," Feb. 6-May 20, 2007

Joaquín Torres-García
Composición Constructiva 16 (Constructive Composition 16)
1943
Blanton Museum of Art, Austin
Feb. 20-Apr. 22, 2007
125+ works from the 1930s through the 1970s by more than 40 artists from Buenos Aires, São Paulo, Rio de Janeiro and other South American cities
Curator: Gabriel Pérez-Barreiro
Catalogue: $45 cloth, $29.95 paper
Funding: Eugene McDermott Foundation and Mr. and Mrs. Richard W. Moncrief
Tour: Grey Art Gallery, New York, Sept. 12-Dec. 8, 2007

Gordon Matta-Clark working on Splitting, 1974, Englewood, New Jersey
Whitney Museum of American Art
Feb. 22-June 7, 2007
A full-scale retrospective of works and projects by the artist famous for cutting houses in half
Curator: Elizabeth Sussman
Catalogue: $50, 256 pp.
Funding: Deutsche Bank, others
Tour: Museum of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles

Sylvie Blocher
Living Pictures/Men in Gold (still)
2007San Francisco Museum of Modern Art
San Francisco Museum of Modern Art
Feb. 23-May 13, 2007
Two video installations by French media artist Sylvie Blocher, including Living Pictures/Men in Gold, a "collective portrait" of Silicon Valley entrepreneurs, CEOs, venture capitalists and designers commissioned specifically for SFMoMA
Curator: Rudolf Frieling
Funding: Collectors Forum, others
Also on view: "Brice Marden: A Retrospective of Paintings and Drawings," Feb. 23-May 13, 2007; "Picasso and American Art," Feb. 23, May 28, 2007; "A Hidden Picasso," Feb. 23-May 28, 2007

Maria Marshall
When I grow up I want to be a cooker
1998
Metropolitan Museum of Art
Metropolitan Museum of Art
Feb. 23-Apr. 29, 2007
The Met collects video art -- who knew? In its first video show ever, the museum presents works by Darren Almond, Lutz Bacher, Jim Campbell, Omer Fast, Ann Hamilton, David Hammons, Maria Marshall and Wolfgang Staehle
Curator: Doug Eklund
Funding: Diana Barrett and Robert Vila, Marlene Nathan Meyerson, and Robert Yaffa, Jennifer Saul Yaffa
Also on view: "Journeys: Mapping the Earth and Mind in Chinese Art," Feb. 10-Aug. 26, 2007

Sol LeWitt
Form Derived from a Cubic Rectangle
1991
Miami Art Museum
Feb. 23-June 3, 2007
A two-part exhibition: "Sol LeWitt: Structure and Line," which features 45 works on paper and sculptures by the artist dating from the 1960s to the present; and "Selections from the LeWitt Collection," with ca. 100 works of art collected from friends and fellow artists since the 1960s by LeWitt and his wife Carol Androccio, including pieces by Carl Andre, Alice Aycock, Bernd and Hilla Becher, Jan Dibbets, Jackie Ferrara, Gilbert and George, Eva Hesse, Donald Judd, Alex Katz, Robert Mangold, Brice Marden, Mario Merz, Robert Ryman and Pat Steir
Curator: Dean Swanson
Catalogue: $35, 84 pp.
Tour: The show debuted at the Madison Museum of Contemporary Art and subsequently appears at the Weatherspoon Art Museum in Greensboro, N.C., Sept. 9-Nov. 18, 2007, and the Austin Museum of Art, May 24-Aug. 17, 2008

Robert Rauschenberg
1/2 Gals./AAPCO (Cardboard)
1971
Musée d’Art Contemporain, Marseille
Menil Collection
Feb. 23-May 13, 2007
Rauschenberg’s "Cardboards," "Cardbirds," "Tampa Clay Pieces" and "Venetians" series
Catalogue: $50, 156 pp.
Funding: Fayez Sarofim, Schlumberger, Brown Foundation, Inc., others
Tour: Museu Serralves, Porto, Portugal; other venues TBA

Giuseppe Gabellone
Untitled
1999
Museum of Contemporary Art, Chicago
Museum of Contemporary Art, Chicago
Feb. 24-July 29, 2007
Examining photography’s role in the development of contemporary art via work by 50+ artists, from Robert Mapplethorpe to Christian Boltanski, including a specially commissioned installation for the museum’s façade by Beat Streuli titled Chicago ‘99
Curator: Julie Rodrigues Widholm
Funding: Helen and Sam Zell, Kovler Family Foundation
Also on view: "Lessons in Learning: Art and Education from the Artists’ Book Collection," Feb. 10-May 13, 2007

Ben Vautier
Total Art Match Box
1965
Fogg Art Museum
Busch-Reisinger Museum, Cambridge
Feb. 24-June 10, 2007
Focusing on the complex relation between the work of Joseph Beuys and the Fluxus movement, with particular emphasis on the use of multiples
Curator: Jacob Proctor

Jeff Wall
In front of a nightclub
2006
Collection of the Pilara Family Foundation; promised gift to the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art
Museum of Modern Art
Feb. 25-May 14, 2007
40 works from the late 1970s to the present by the Canadian postmodernist photographer
Curators: Peter Galassi, Neal Benezra
Catalogue: $50, 208 pp.
Funding: RBC Capital Markets
Tour: Art Institute of Chicago, June 30-Sept. 23, 2007; San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, Oct. 27, 2007-Jan. 6, 2008
Also on view: "Armando Reverón," Feb. 11-Apr. 16, 2007; "Projects 84: Josiah McElheny," Feb. 12-Apr. 9, 2007

Thomas Chimes
Portrait of Antonin Artaud
1974
Philadelphia Museum of Art
Philadelphia Museum of Art
Feb. 27-May 6, 2007
100 paintings and works on paper, many previously unseen, from the idiosyncratic Philadelphia artist Thomas Chimes (b. 1921), including his series of 48 sepia-toned panel portraits of 19th- and 20th-century writers and artists
Curator: Michael R. Taylor
Catalogue: $50, 267 pp.
Funding: Philadelphia Exhibitions Initiative, others
Also on view: "Contemporary Art on Paper," Feb. 10-Apr. 22, 2007


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