NEW THIS MONTH IN
U.S. MUSEUMS

James Luna in performance at the Palazzo Querini Stampalia
National Museum of the American Indian
Mar. 1-Apr. 20, 2008
A multimedia installation by James Luna paying tribute to Pablo Tac, a 19th-century Native American who traveled to Rome to study for the priesthood (the show was originally seen at the Fondazione Querini Stampalia as part of the 2005 Venice Biennale)
Curators: Paul Chaat Smith, Truman T. Lowe
Catalogue: 112 pp., $20

Eamon Ore-Giron
Exit Strategy
2005
Pennsylvania Academy of Fine Arts
Pennsylvania Academy of Fine Arts
Mar. 1-June 8, 2008
Showcasing PAFA’s recent acquisitions of contemporary art, via works by Astrid Bowlby, Joy Feasley, Jane Irish, Tristan Lowe, Rob Matthews, Eamon Ore-Giron, Ben Peterson, Isaac Resnikoff, Huston Ripley, Jane South, Monique van Genderen, others

Robert Colescott
Auvers-sur-Oise (Crow in the Wheat Field)
1981
Corcoran Gallery of Art
Corcoran Gallery of Art
Mar. 1-July 27, 2008
The development of the American sensibility via 200 objects, from Gilbert Stuart’s ca. 1800 portrait of George Washington to Andy Warhol’s 1973 painting of Mao Zedong
Curators: Emily Shapiro, Sarah Newman Funding: Mastercard and the Sotheby’s Mastercard, National Endowment for the Arts

Jim Lambie
ZOBOP
2006
Museum of Modern Art
Mar. 2-May 12, 2008
40 artists who use color not as a symbolic vehicle, but as a measure of science and chance, ranging from Ellsworth Kelly and Gerhard Richter to Sherrie Levine and Damien Hirst
Curators: Ann Temkin
Catalogue: 248 pp., $55
Funding: Benjamin Moore Paints, others
Also on view: "Projects 87: Sigalit Landau," Mar. 19-July 28, 2008; "Geometry of Motion 1920s/1970s," Mar. 19-June 23, 2008; "Glossolalia: Languages of Drawing," Mar. 26-July 7, 2008; "Book/Shelf," Mar. 26-July 7, 2008

Suzanne Lacy, with Leslie Labowitz, performing Three Weeks in May, 1977
Photo courtesy of Lacy/Labowitz
Bronx Museum of Art
Mar. 2-Aug. 4, 2008
Spotlighting recent work produced collaboratively by female artists, including projects by Suzanne Lacy & Leslie Labowitz, Spiderwoman Theatre, the Guerrilla Girls, the Heresies collective and Judy Baca
Curator: Carey Lovelace
Catalogue: accompanied by newsprint publication with an essay by Carey Lovelace
Also on view: "Teen Council Presents: Jamel Shabazz," Mar. 2-Aug. 4, 2008

Augustin Enfantin
An Artist Painting in the Forest of Fontainebleau
ca. 1825
Private Collection
National Gallery of Art
Mar. 2-June 8, 2008
Exploring the phenomenon of plein-air painting -- and photography -- in the Fontainebleau region of France via 100-plus works by Jean-Baptiste-Camille Corot, Eugène Cuvelier, Gustave Le Gray, Jean-François Millet, Claude Monet, Théodore Rousseau, others
Curators: Kimberly Jones, Helga Aurisch
Catalogue: 220 pp., $60
Funding: Florence Gould Foundation
Tour: Museum of Fine Arts, Houston, July 13-Oct. 19, 2008

Head of an Amazon
Mid-1st century A.D.
Soprintendenza archeologica di Pompeii
Museum of Fine Arts, Houston
Mar. 2-June 22, 2008
The last stop for the travelling mega-exhibition of 500 objects from Pompeii, organized by the Archaeological Superintendent of Pompei in Naples, including casts of victims’ bodies, life-size marble statues, large-scale frescoes, mosaics, bronzes, precious jewelry, coins, gladiatorial armor and table silver
Funding: Hamill Foundation, others
Tour: This show has already appeared at the Field Museum, Chicago, and the Birmingham (Ala.) Museum of Art, plus assorted international venues
Also on view: "Learning by Doing: 25 Years of the Core Program," Mar. 8-Sept. 1, 2008; "Designed by Architects: Metalwork from the Margo Grant Walsh Collection," Mar. 15-Aug. 3, 2008

Sophia Meyers Pearce
Appliqué Quilt
1830-40
Winterthur Museum & Country Estate
Saint Louis Art Museum
Mar. 2-May 26, 2008
45-plus quilts ranging in date from the 17th century to the mid-19th century
Curator: Zoe Annis Perkins
Catalogue: 208 pp., $40
Also on view: "A Stitch in Time: Images of Needleworking, 1850-1920," Mar. 21-June 8, 2008

George Rodrigue
At the Delgado
2008
New Orleans Museum of Art
Mar. 2-June 8, 2008
Retrospective of Louisiana painter George Rodrigue (b. 1944), best known for his signature "Blue Dog" motif, featuring some 200 paintings
Funding: Acadian Ambulance Service, Chevron, Lakeside Shopping Center, Feil Organization, Helis Foundation, Louis Armstrong New Orleans International Airport, WWL-TV, anonymous donors

Joseph Cornell
Untitled (Cockatoo with Watch Faces)
ca. 1949
Lindy and Edwin Bergman Collection
Photo by Michael Tropea
American Folk Art Museum
Mar. 4-Aug. 31, 2008
Some 50 works by the 20th-century folk artist (1893-1977), whose make-believe colorful landscapes combine New England cottages and Florida pink flamingoes
Curator: Virginia Mecklenburg
Catalogue: 160 pp., $55
Funding: Joyce Berger Cowin, others
Tour: This show has already appeared at the Smithsonian Institution; it continues to the Fenimore Art Museum in Cooperstown, Sept. 26-Dec. 31, 2008, and the Mennello Museum of American Art, Orlando, Mar. 6-Aug. 2, 2009

John White’s The broyling of their fish over the flame of fier
Yale Center for British Art
Mar. 6-June 1, 2008
Ca. 100 works by the Elizabethan gentleman and artist John White, who sailed on the earliest expedition to Virginia, including all of White’s drawings of the Algonquian Indians, his maps and charts, watercolors of the Inuit and of North American and West Indian plants and animals, and depictions of ancient Britons, as well associated works by his contemporaries
Curator: Kim Sloan
Catalogue: 256 pp., $29.95
Tour: This show has already appeared at the British Museum in London

Melanie Smith
Parres I (still)
2004
Miami Art Museum
Mar 6-June 29, 2008
A three-part film series examining life in Mexico City, presented alongside two other recent works by Smith
Curator: Rina Carvajal
Catalogue: Parres, 112 pp.

El Greco
Epimetheus and Pandora
ca. 1600-1610
Museo Nacional del Prado
Getty Villa
Mar. 6-June 23, 2008
43 objects focusing on the tradition of color in sculpture, from ancient Egypt to works by El Greco, John Gibson, Charles-Henri-Joseph Cordier, Paul Gauguin, Duane Hanson and John De Andrea
Curators: Roberta Panzanelli, Eike Schmidt, Kenneth Lapatin
Catalogue: 256 pp., $49.95

Catalogue for the Whitney Biennial 2008 (Yale University Press, 2008)
Whitney Museum of American Art
Mar. 6-June 1, 2008
81 artists are featured in this biennial, billed as "exploring the networks that exist among contemporary artists and the work they create," with an expanded focus on performance via events held at the Park Avenue Armory
Curators: Henriette Huldisch, Shamim M. Momin, overseen by Donna De Salvo
Catalogue: 288 pp., $45

Aristide Maillol
Woman with a Dove
1905
Norton Simon Art Foundation
Norton Simon Museum
Mar. 7-Aug. 18, 2008
Ca. 50 small sculptures by French artist Aristide Maillol (1861-1944)

Tureen and platter designed by Juste Aurèle Meissonier, made by Pierre-François Bonnestrenne
1735-40
Cleveland Museum of Art
Cooper-Hewitt Design Museum
Mar. 7-July 6, 2008
Furniture, decorative arts, textiles, prints and drawings, all charting the progress of rococo style as it spread from Paris to the provinces and Europe, and as it developed over the decades to the present time
Curator: Sarah Coffin, Gail Davidson, Ellen Lupton
Catalogue: 256 pp., $45
Funding: Mondriaan Foundation, others

American China Manufactory (Bonnin and Morris), Philadelphia
Pickle Tray
1771-72
Philadelphia Museum of Art
Philadelphia Museum of Art
Mar. 8-June 1, 2008
American tableware 1770-1772, including diminutive baskets, sauceboats, pickle dishes and pickle stands decorated with a variety of underglaze blue painted motifs, produced by Philly’s American China Manufactory
Curator: Alexandra Alevizatos Kirtley
Funding: Kathleen C. and John J. F. Sherrerd Fund for Exhibitions, Pennsylvania Historical and Museum Commission, Center for American Art at the Philadelphia Museum of Art, Linda H. Kaufman, Robert L. McNeil, Jr.
Also on view: "Transcending the Literal: Photographs by Ansel Adams from the Collection," Mar. 8-Aug. 17, 2008; "Turned and Thrown: English Pottery 1660-1820 from Local Collections," Mar. 29-July 27, 2008

Dorit Margreiter
Angelo View Drive
2004
Aldrich Contemporary Art Museum
Mar. 9-July 27, 2008
Artworks that explore the utopian legacy of modernist architecture (co-presented by the Yale School of Architecture, which opened its portion of the show Feb. 11) from Alexander Apostol, Daniel Arsham, Gordon Cheung, David Claerbout, Angela Dufresne, Mark Dziewulski, Christine Erhard, Cyprien Gaillard, Terence Gower, Angelina Gualdoni, Natasha Kissell, Luisa Lambri, Dorit Margreiter, Russell Nachman, Enoc Perez and Lucy Williams
Curators: Jessica Hough, Mónica Ramírez-Montagut
Tour: Mills College Art Museum, Oakland, Jan. 14-Mar. 22, 2008
Also on view: "Halsey Burgund: Round," Mar. 9-July 27, 2008; "Gary Panter: Daydream Trap," Mar. 9-Aug. 31, 2008; "Ester Partegás: The Invisible," Mar. 9-Aug. 10, 2008

Amy Sillman
P & H 2 (Behemoth)
2008
Courtesy of the artist and Sikkema Jenkins & Co.
Hirshhorn Museum and Sculture Garden
Mar. 13-July 6, 2008
New York-based artist Amy Sillman’s recent paintings of couples
Curators: Anne Ellegood, Ian Berry
Tour: Tang Teaching Museum, July 19-Jan. 4, 2009

Blanket Box by an unidentified Shaker maker
ca. 1830
Bob and Aileen Hamilton
Bard Graduate Center
Mar. 13-June 15, 2008
150 pieces examining Shaker influence on modern designers such as Borge Mogensen, Hans Wegner, George Nakashima and Roy McMakin
Curator: Jean Burks
Catalogue: contributions by Robert P. Emlen, Gerard C. Wertkin, Dr. Jean Humez, Jean Burks, M. Stephen Miller
Funding: Chittenden Bank, Americana Foundation, others

Durga
Nepal, 13th century
Rubin Museum of Art
Rubin Museum of Art
Mar. 14-Oct. 13, 2008
50+ examples of Nepalese sculpture, painting and ritual objects
Also on view: "Nepal in Black and White: Photographs by Kevin Bubriski," Mar. 14-Oct. 13, 2008

Jennifer Steinkamp
Loom
2003
Photograph by Jennifer Steinkamp
Courtesy ACME and greengrassi
Albright-Knox Art Gallery
Mar. 14-June 29, 2008
Major survey of the L.A.-based installation artist’s colorful, room-filling digital works
Curator: JoAnne Northrup
Catalogue: 192 pp., $60, contributions by Dave Hickey, Dan Cameron, JoAnne Northrup
Funding: NEC, others
Tour: This show has already appeared at the San Jose Museum of Art, and the Kemper Museum of Contemporary Art, Kansas City

Francesco Clemente
Fifty-One Days on Mount Abu: XIII, Tapas
1995
Collection of Kent Logan and Vicki Logan
Frances Lehman Loeb Art Center
Mar. 14-June 8, 2008
35 works on paper by Laylah Ali, Cecily Brown, Francesco Clemente, George Condo, John Currin, Kim Dingle, Nicole Eisenman, Moyna Flanagan, Antony Gormley, Gottfried Helwein, Kurt Kauper, Lijun Fang, Kelly McLane, Jason Middlebrook, Bruce Nauman, Manuel Neri, Chris Ofili, Richard Phillips, Marc Quinn, Mel Ramos, Thomas Schütte, Nicola Tyson, Andy Warhol, John Wesley, Su-en Wong and Lisa Yuskavage
Curator: Mary-Kay Lombino

Dawoud Bey
DeMarco
2003
Howard Yezerski Gallery
Contemporary Arts Museum Houston
Mar. 14-May 11, 2008
The Chicago-based artist’s large-scale photographic portraits of teenagers, produced in collaboration with the CAMH’s "Teen Council"
Curator: Valerie Cassel Oliver
Catalogue: interview with the artist by Valerie Cassel Oliver

Harry Dodge and Stanya Kahn
Whacker (still)
2005
Getty Center
Mar. 15-June 8, 2008
50-plus single-channel videos and 15 installations by 58 West Coast artists, including Eleanor Antin, John Baldessari, Brian Bress, Nancy Buchanan, Chris Burden, Jim Campbell, Meg Cranston, Harry Dodge & Stanya Kahn, Allan Kaprow, Mike Kelley, Paul McCarthy, Bruce Nauman, Tony Oursler, Martha Rosler, Jennifer Steinkamp, T.R. Uthco and Ant Farm, Diana Thater, Bill Viola and William Wegman
Curator: Glenn Phillips
Catalogue: California Video: Artists and Histories, 320 pp., $39.95
Also on view: "Lessons from Bernard Rudofsky," Mar. 11-June 8, 2008; "Ten Years in Focus: The Artist and the Camera," Mar. 25-Aug. 10, 2008

Andy Warhol
Ten Portraits of Jews of the 20th Century Portfolio: Louis Brandeis
1980
Mar. 16-Aug. 03, 2008
Warhol’s silkscreen paintings of Sarah Bernhardt, Louis Brandeis, Martin Buber, Albert Einstein, Sigmund Freud, George Gershwin, Franz Kafka, the Marx Brothers, Golda Meir and Gertrude Stein
Catalogue: $15
Also on view: "Water -- Mother/Daughter: Video and Photography by Mor Arkadir," Mar. 9-June 22, 2008; "Pomegranate: A Video by Ori Gersht," Mar. 9-June 22, 2008; "Off the Wall: Artists at Work," Mar. 16-27, 2008

Ranjani Shettar
In Bloom (detail)
2004
Private Collection
Courtesy of the Artist and Talwar Gallery
Institute of Contemporary Art, Boston
Mar. 19-July 13, 2008
A new work, Sun-sneezers blow light bubbles, employing tamarind kernel powder and muslin, by Bangalore-based artist Shettar
Funding: Group Momentum: the Cartin Family, Rebecca and Martin Eisenberg, Sue and Nat Jeppson, Barbara Lee, Carol and Sol LeWitt, Marlene and David Persky

Adriaen Hanneman
Two Boys Blowing Bubbles
1655/65
Norton Museum of Art
Norton Museum of Art
Mar. 19-ongoing
Showcasing a gift of 60 Old Master artworks, including works by Ferdinand Bol, Corot, Adriaen Hanneman, Amadeo Modigliani, Rembrandt, Peter Paul Rubens, Joaquin Sorolla, Giambattista Tiepolo, others

M/M
No Ghost Just A Shell
2001
Museum of Contemporary Art, North Miami
Mar. 21-May 11, 2008
The first of a two-part exhibition dedicated to MOCA’s focus on collecting works that represent pivotal moments in artists’ careers, including pieces by John Baldessari, Matthew Barney, Jose Bedia, John Bock, Thomas Hirschhorn, Roni Horn and the complete cycle of the collaborative "No Ghost Just a Shell" project organized by Pierre Huyghe and Philippe Parreno

Utagawa Toyokuni
The Actors Ichikawa Danzō IV and Iwai Kumesaburō I as Kawagoe no Tarō Shigeyori and Kyō no Kimi
1800
Chazen Museum of Art
Brooklyn Art Museum
Mar. 21-June 15, 2008
70-plus prints Japanese woodblock prints
Curators: Laura Mueller
Funding: National Grid, others
Tour: A version of this show has already appeared at the Chazen Museum of Art in Madison, Wisc.

Richard Prince
Point Courage
1989
Walker Art Center
Mar. 22-June 15, 2008
A full-scale retrospective of work by the pioneering postmodernist artist, including photographs from his "Cowboys," "Girlfriends" and "Upstates" series; paintings from his "Jokes," "White Paintings," "Check Paintings" and "Nurses" series; and his "Hood" sculptures
Curator: Nancy Spector
Catalogue: 368 pp., $60, contributions by Jack Bankowsky, Nancy Spector, Glenn O’Brien
Funding: Deutsche Bank
Tour: This show has already appeared at the Guggenheim Museum

Allan Kaprow explaining Household Research Library, photographer unknown
Getty Research Institute
Museum of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles
Mar. 23-June 30, 2008
Paintings, drawings, sculptures, collages and assemblages, along with photographs, films, videos, activity booklets and reinventions of Kaprow’s signature "Happenings," some executed with the help of Paul McCarthy
Curators: Stephanie Rosenthal, Eva Meyer-Hermann
Catalogue: 408 pp., $55
Funding: Getty Foundation, others
Tour: This show has already appeared at the Haus der Kunst in Munich, and the Van Abbemuseum in Eindhoven
Also on view: "Inside Architecture: Selections from the Permanent Collection," Mar. 9-June 1, 2008

Albrecht Durer
The Babylonian Whore, from" The Apocalypse" series
ca. 1498
Hammer Museum
Hammer Museum
Mar 23-July 13, 2008
Exploring the use of serial imagery from the 15th century to today, via works by Christiane Baumgartner, Chris Burden, Albrecht Dürer, Jacques Callot, Francisco Goya, Mona Hatoum, Giovanni Battista Piranesi and Chris Ofili
Curator: Cynthia Burlingham
Also on view: "Kara Walker: My Complement, My Enemy, My Oppressor, My Love," Mar. 2-June 8, 2008

Julian Onderdonk
Untitled (Field of Bluebonnets)
n.d.
Dallas Museum of Art
Dallas Museum of Art
Mar. 23-July 20, 2008
The paintings of Julian Onderdonk (1882-1922), a student of William Merritt Chase
Curator: William Keyse Rudolph
Tour: Witte Museum, San Antonio, Tex.; Stark Museum of Art, Orange, Tex.
Funding: Hibbs-Hallmark & Company, Federal Title, Inc., others
Also on view: "Either Side of Gray: Exploring Black and White," Mar. 28-June 29, 2008

Meissen teapot and cover
ca. 1725-30
Arnhold Collection
Photo by Maggie Nimkin
Frick Collection
Mar. 25-June 29, 2008
Ca. 100 examples of Meissen porcelain
Curators: Anne L. Poulet, Maureen Cassidy-Geiger
Catalogue: 800 pp., $275 cloth, $65 paper
Funding: Arnhold Foundation

Graphic Thought Facility
Design Museum cafe graphics
2003
Design Museum, London
Art Institute of Chicago
March 27-Aug. 17, 2008
Monographic exhibition dedicated to the design of Britain’s Graphic Thought Facility (GTF), known for creating the brand identities the Design Museum in London and the Frieze Art Fair, among other things
Curator: Zoë Ryan
Catalogue: Yale University Press
Also on view: "Ed Ruscha and Photography," Mar. 1-June 1, 2008; "Focus: James Bishop," Mar. 13-May 4, 2008; "Toshiko Takaezu: Ceramics," Mar. 22-June 8, 2008; "Cutting Edges: Contemporary Chinese Woodblock Prints," Mar. 29-June 22, 2008

Wiener Werkstätte Jewelry (Hatje Cantz, 2008)
Neue Galerie
Mar. 27-June 30, 2008
40-plus objects created by the famous Viennese craft studio, dating from the years 1903 to 1920 and including pieces by Josef Hoffmann, Koloman Moser, Carl Otto Czeschka and Dagobert Peche
Curator: Janis Staggs
Catalogue: 96 pp., $30

Paul Sistema
The Famous Last Words
2006
San Francisco Museum of Modern Art
San Francisco Museum of Modern Art
Mar. 28-June 22, 2008
Sculptures, drawings and a 16mm film by the Los Angeles-based artist, whose work investigates themes of multiculturalism and medium-specificity
Funding: Collectors Forum, others

Aleksandra Mir
First Women on the Moon (still)
1999
Yerba Buena Center for the Arts, San Francisco
Mar. 29-June 29, 2008
Collaborative, political work from a variety of women artists: Lisa Anne Auerbach, Andrea Bowers, Nao Bustamante, Tammy Rae Carland, Vaginal Davis, Eve Fowler with Math Bass, Deborah Grant, MK Guth, Taraneh Hemami, Miranda July and Shauna McGarry, LTTR, Leslie Labowitz and Suzanne Lacy, Aleksandra Mir, Laurel Nakadate, Shinique Smith, subRosa, SWOON and Tennessee Jane Watson, the Counterfeit Crochet Project, the Toxic Titties and Jessica Tully
Curator: Berin Golonu
Funding: AT&T, Mike Wilkins and Sheila Duignan, Members of Yerba Buena Center for the Arts