NEW THIS MONTH IN
U.S. MUSEUMS

Yvonne Jacquette
Chrysler Building Composite at Dusk
1997
Collection of Rose and Morton Landowne
Museum of the City of New York
Feb. 1-Apr. 13, 2008
Parallel exhibitions exploring the artistic collaborations of photographer Burckhardt (1914-1999) and realist painter Jacquette (b. 1934)
Catalogue: Picturing New York: The Art of Yvonne Jacquette and Rudy Burckhardt, 144 pp., $29
Funding: Robert Lehman Foundation, Kaplen Foundation, others

Installation view of "The World as Stage" at Tate Modern
Photo by Andrew Dunkley
Institute of Contemporary Art, Boston
Feb. 1-Apr. 27, 2008
Theatrical themes in recent work by Pawel Althamer, Cezary Bodzianowsky, Ulla von Brandenberg, Jeremy Deller, Trisha Donnelly, Geoffrey Farmer, Andrea Fraser, Dominique Gonzales-Foerster, Jeppe Hein, Renata Lucas, Rita McBride, Roman Ondák, Markus Schinwald, Tino Sehgal, Catherine Sullivan and Mario Ybarra, Jr.
Curators: Jessica Morgan, Catherine Wood
Catalogue: 64 pp., $27.50
Tour: This show has already been seen at the Tate Modern, London

Bill Brandt
Self-portrait with Mirror, East Sussex Coast
1966
Museum of Fine Arts, Houston
Museum of Fine Arts, Houston
Feb. 2-Apr. 27, 2008 
50 prints from each of Brandt’s major series
Also on view: "Five-A 12th Annual Citywide African American Art Exhibition," Feb. 1-28, 2008; "Miwa Yanagi -- Deutsche Bank Collection," Feb. 10-May 4, 2008

Cecilia Beaux
Dorothea and Francesca (The Dancing Lesson)
1898
Art Institute of Chicago
Pennsylvania Academy of Fine Arts
Feb. 2-Apr. 13, 2008
100 oil paintings, works on paper, decorative objects and archival documents by Beaux (1855-1942), a prominent figure painter of her day
Curators: Sylvia Yount, Lynn Marsden-Atlass
Catalogue: 195 pp., $45
Funding: National Endowment for the Arts, others
Tour: This show has already appeared at the High Museum and the Tacoma Art Museum

Gordon Matta-Clark working on Splitting, 1974, Englewood, New Jersey
Museum of Contemporary Art, Chicago
Feb. 2-May 4, 2008
A full-scale retrospective of works and projects by the artist famous for cutting houses in half (the show was recently voted "Best Monographic Show" for 2007 by the New York Association of Art Critics)
Curator: Elizabeth Sussman
Catalogue: 256 pp., $50
Funding: Deutsche Bank, others
Tour: This show has already appeared at the Whitney Museum of American Art and the Museum of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles
Also on view: "Karen Kilimnik," Feb. 23-June 8, 2008

Catherine Yass’ Lock
MASS MoCA
Feb. 2, 2008-Feb. 2, 2009
Reflections on the new China from Jennifer Allora and Guillermo Calzadilla, Jules de Balincourt, Sarah Beddington, Tobias Bernstrup, Edward Burtynsky, Patty Chang and David Kelley, David Cotterrell, Annika Larsson, Lana Lin, Oliver Lyons and Alexis Raskin, Walter McConnell, Roma Pas, Lucy Raven, David Thomas, Michael Wolf and Catherine Yass
Curator: Susan Cross

Kerry James Marshall
Image from Rythm Mastr
Collection of the artist
Wexner Center for the Arts
Feb. 2-Apr. 13, 2008
Puppets and sets from Marshall’s Rhythm Mastr performance, based on Japanese Bunraku puppetry and performed in collaboration with 23 teens from Columbus, Oh., displayed along with Marshall’s original Rythm Mastr comic strips
Also on view: "Solitaire: Lee Lozano, Sylvia Plimack Mangold, Joan Semmel," Feb. 2-Apr. 13, 2008; "Adi Nes: Biblical Stories," Feb. 2-Apr. 13, 2008

Peter Buotte
Frustration with the Situation
2007
School of Visual Arts
Feb. 4-Mar. 8, 2008
Five emerging and established artists, each of whom has a direct experience of the war in Iraq: Army Major Peter Buotte, Army Sergeant Aaron Hughes, embedded artist Steve Mumford, embedded photographer Lucian Read and Army Staff Sergeant Ryan Roa
Curator: Francis Di Tommaso

Katerina Seda
It Doesn’t Matter
2005
Courtesy of Franco Soffiantino Arte Contemporanea
Renaissance Society, University of Chicago
Jan. 6-Feb. 10, 2008
A project titled "It Doesn’t Matter," consisting of 600+ drawings by the artist Šedá’s 77-year-old grandmother, cataloging the various tools and supplies sold through the Brno hardware shop she managed under communism

Robert Henri
Girl in Blue
1903
National Academy Museum
National Academy Museum
Feb. 7-May 4, 2008
23 works of art by Robert Henri and his associates
Also on view: "Ports of Entry: Richard Morris Hunt’s Architectural Drawings from the École des Beaux-Arts and the Gates of Central Park," Feb. 7-Apr. 20, 2008; "Contemporary Architectural Drawings," Feb. 7-Apr. 20, 2008; "Recent Acquisitions," Feb. 7-May 4, 2008

Richard Dadd
The Flight out of Egypt
1849–50
Tate
Yale Center for British Art
Feb. 7-Apr. 27, 2008
Ca. 90 paintings focusing on encounters between 19th-century British artists and the people and places of the Middle East
Curators: Christine Riding, Eleanor Hughes
Catalogue: Yale
Tour: Tate Britain, London, June 4-Aug. 31, 2008; Pera Museum, Istanbul, Oct. 2008-Jan. 2009; Sharjah Art Museum, United Arab Emirates, Feb.-Apr. 2009
Also on view: "Pearls to Pyramids: British Visual Culture and the Levant, 1600-1830," Feb. 7-Apr. 27, 2008

Claes Oldenburg
Pepsi-Cola Sign
1961
Museum of Contemporary Art
Museum of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles
Feb. 2-May 19, 2008
The major works acquired by MoCA since the museum’s 1979 founding, from Piet Mondrian’s Composition of Red, Blue, Yellow and White: Nom III (1939) to Maurizio Cattelan’s Charlie (2003)
Funding: Jane and Marc Nathanson Family Foundation, others

Willi Ruge
Arno Boettcher
1927
Staatliche Museen zu Berlin, Kunstbibliotek
Milwaukee Art Museum
Feb. 9-May 4, 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 and the Guggenheim Museum; it continues to Scottish National Gallery of Modern Art, Edinburgh, June 7-Aug. 31, 2008

Georgia O’Keeffe
Red Canna
1919
High Museum of Art
High Museum of Art, Atlanta
Feb. 9-May 4, 2008
Works by O’Keeffe and associates Gertrude Käsebier, Anne Brigman, Pamela Colman Smith and Katharine Nash Rhoades, along with a selection of Stieglitz photographs of O’Keeffe
Curator: Kathleen Pyne
Catalogue: 339 pp., $34.95
Funding: National Endowment for the Arts, others
Tour: This show has already been seen at the Georgia O’Keeffe Museum, Santa Fe; it continues to the San Diego Museum of Art, May 24-Sept. 28, 2008
Also on view: "TRANSactions: Contemporary Latin American and Latino Art," Feb. 9-May 4, 2008

Claude Monet
La Plage de Trouville
1870
National Gallery, London
Wadsworth Atheneum
Feb. 9-May 11, 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, and the Phillips Collection, Washington, D.C.

Jean-Honoré Fragonard
The Invocation of Love
Ca. 1781
Cleveland Museum of Art
J. Paul Getty Center
Feb. 12-May 4, 2008
Focusing on late allegories by the storied Rococo painter Jean-Honoré Fragonard (1732-1806) via paintings, drawings and prints
Curators: Jon Seydl, Scott Allan, Scott Schaefer, Andrei Molotiu
Catalogue: 128 pp., $24.95
Tour: This show has already appeared at the Sterling and Francine Clark Art Institute
Also on view: "Rare Finds: Ten Years of Collecting Manuscripts," Feb. 12-Apr. 20, 2008

Ghada Amer
Red Diagonales
2000
Courtesy Gagosian Gallery
Private collection
Brooklyn Museum of Art
Feb. 16-Oct. 19, 2008
50 works highlight Amer’s career as painter, sculptor, illustrator, performer, garden designer and installation artist
Curator: Maura Reilly
Funding: Elizabeth A. Sackler Foundation
Also on view: "Votes for Women," Feb. 16-Nov. 30, 2008

Frederick Remington
Friends or Foes? (The Scout) (detail)
1900-1905
Sterling and Francine Clark Art Institute
Sterling and Francine Clark Art Institute
Feb. 17-May 4, 2008
Three iconic works in the Clark collection, plus early dramatic depictions of horses, sculpture, photographs, drawings and scrapbooks from the celebrated Western artist’s personal collection
Curator: Cody Hartley

Documentation from performance of Louise Bourgeois’ A Banquet / A Fashion Show of Body Parts, Oct. 21, 1978, at Hamilton Gallery of Contemporary Art, New York
Photo by Peter Moore
P.S.1 Contemporary Art Center
Feb. 17-May 10, 2008
Focusing on the foundations of feminist art from 1965 to 1980 via works by ca. 100 artists from around the world
Curator: Connie Butler
Catalogue: $59.95, 512 pp.
Funding: Annenberg Foundation, others
Tour: This show has already been seen at the Museum of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles, and the National Museum of Women in the Arts, Washington, D.C.

Frida Kahlo
Self-Portrait with Thorn Necklace and Humming bird
1940
Harry Ransom Center, University of Texas at Austin
Philadelphia Museum of Art
Feb. 20-May 18, 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: This show has already been seen at the Walker Art Center; San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, June 14-Sept. 28, 2008
Also on view: "Fragile Demon: Juan Soriano in Mexico, 1935–1950," Feb. 16-May 11, 2008

Cai Guo-Qiang
Cry Dragon/Cry Wolf: The Ark of Genghis Khan
1996
Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum
Guggenheim Museum
Feb. 22-May 28, 2008
80 works from the 1980s to the present. including his gunpowder drawings, explosion events, large-scale installations and social projects
Curator: Thomas Krens, Alexandra Munroe
Catalogue: 316 pp., $75
Funding: Robert H. N. Ho Family Foundation
Tour: Beijing, Aug. 2008; Guggenheim Bilbao, spring 2009

Charles Demuth
Buildings
ca. 1930–31
Dallas Museum of Art
Whitney Museum of American Art
Feb. 23-Apr. 27, 2008
Six major paintings, plus preparatory drawings, watercolors and photographs of industrial architecture by the American modernist (1883-1935)
Curators: Sasha Nicholas, Barbara Haskell
Catalogue: 208 pp., $39.95
Funding: Henry Luce Foundation, National Endowment for the Arts
Tour: This show has already appeared at the Amon Carter Museum

Susana Soares
Face Object from BEE’S project (prototype)
2007
Collection of Susana Soares
Image by Susana Soares
Museum of Modern Art
Feb. 24-May 12, 2008
International designers, scientists and engineers explore the role scale and scalability plays in contemporary technology, from nanodevices to vehicles
Curators: Paola Antonelli, Patricia Juncosa Vecchierini
Catalogue: 200 pp., $34.95
Funding: NTT DoCoMo, Inc., Patricia Phelps de Cisneros, others

Bodhisattva Manjushri
18th century
Trashigang Gönpa, Thimphu
Honolulu Academy of Arts
Feb. 26-Mary 23, 2008
117 pieces of rare Buddhist religious art, with a focus on sacred dance practices in Bhutan
Curators: Terese Tse Bartholomew, John Johnston
Catalogue: $65
Funding: Robert H.N. Ho Family Foundation, others
Also on view: "Textiles of Bhutan," Feb. 24-Apr. 20, 2008

Suzuki Harunobu
Lovers Sharing an Umbrella
1767
Private collection
Asia Society
Feb. 27-May 4, 2008
150 prints, paintings and illustrated books offering a reappraisal of the art of ukiyo-e prints
Curator: Japanese Art Society of America (JASA)
Catalogue: 214 pp., $45

Gustave Courbet
Self Portrait (The Desperate Man)
ca. 1843
Metropolitan Museum of Art
Feb. 27-May 18, 2008
130+ oil paintings and works on paper by the pioneering 19th-century realist
Curators: Gary Tinterow, Kathryn Calley Galitz
Catalogue: contributions by Sylvain Amic, Laurence des Cars, Dominique de Font-Réaulx, Thomas Galifot, Kathryn Calley Galitz, Michel Hilaire, Dominique Lobstein, Bruno Mottin, Bertrand Tillier
Funding: Philip and Janice Levin Foundation, Janice H. Levin Fund
Tour: This show has already appeared at the Grand Palais, Paris; it continues to the Musée Fabre, Montpellier
Also on view: "Jasper Johns: Gray," Feb. 5-May 4, 2008; "Poussin and Nature: Arcadian Visions," Feb. 12-May 11, 2008; "Radiance from the Rain Forest: Featherwork in Ancient Peru," Feb. 26-Sept. 1, 2008

Moyra Davey
Shure
2003
Collection of the artist
Fogg Art Museum
Feb. 28-June 30, 2008
40 works by the New York-based photographer known for her attention to unstaged, chance moments
Curator: Helen Molesworth
Catalogue: 152 pp., $24.95, essay by Davey
Funding: Andy Warhol Foundation for the Visual Arts