Metropolitan Museum of Art
Mar. 2-June 13, 2010
Exhibiting all the leaves of the illuminated manuscript known as the Belles Heures (1405–1408/9) by the Limbourg Brothers, alongside precious objects from the same early-15th-century courtly milieu
Curator: Timothy B. Husband
Catalogue: $65, 388 pp.
Tour: This show has already been seen at the Getty Center, Los Angeles
Mar. 3-June 6, 2010
The much-debated debut of Jeff Koons as curator brings 100+ works by star artists from the collection of Greek magnate Dakis Joannou, including David Altmejd, Janine Antoni, Matthew Barney, Nathalie Djurberg, Robert Gober, Mike Kelley, Terence Koh, Mark Manders, Paul McCarthy, Tim Noble and Sue Webster, Kiki Smith, Christiana Soulou, Jannis Varelas, Kara Walker and Andro Wekua
Curator: Jeff Koons
Catalogue: contributions by Nicolas Bourriaud, Jeffrey Deitch, Peter Halley, Nancy Spector and Lynne Tillman, plus Jeff Koons interviewed by Lisa Phillips
National Museum of the American Indian
Mar. 6-Aug. 1, 2010
First installation of a two-part show focusing on skin as a metaphor for identity, via the mixed-media work of Sonya Kelliher-Combs, which incorporates animal innards, and Nadia Myre’s "The Scar Project," consisting of hundreds of canvases each telling an individual "scar story"
Curator: Kathleen Ash-Milby
Catalogue: $23.95, 136 pp.
Mar. 9-May 30, 2010
Works from the 200-year-old London museum by Rembrandt, Sir Anthony Van Dyck, Thomas Gainsborough, Sir Peter Lely, Canaletto, Gerrit Dou, Antoine Watteau, Bartolomé Esteban Murillo and Nicolas Poussin
Curators: Colin B. Bailey, Xavier F. Salomon
Catalogue: $16.95, 72 pp.
Funding: Christie's, Melvin R. Seiden, others
Mar. 11-Aug. 30, 2010
100+ works by the German Expressionist, organized in four sections, addressing the trauma of war, portraiture, sexuality and religion
Curator: Olaf Peters
Catalogue: $55, 220 pp.
Mar. 12-June 13, 2010
130+ images by ukeyo-e artist Utagawa Kuniyoshi (ca. 1797-1861) -- an artist considered to be an influence on today’s manga art -- featuring giant spiders, skeletons and toads, women warriors, ghosts and samurai combat
Curator: Timothy Clark
Catalogue: 300 pp.
Funding: Chris A. Wachenheim, Edward and Anne Studzinski, and the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs, in partnership with the City Council
Museum of Contemporary Art, Chicago
Mar. 13-Sept. 5, 2010
The MCA collects in depth: concentrations of works by Vito Acconci, Richard Artschwager, Matthew Barney, Alfredo Jaar, Mike Kelley, Sharon Lockhart, Richard Long, Richard Prince, Lorna Simpson, Tony Tasset and Gillian Wearing
Curator: Julie Rodrigues Widholm
Funding: Judith Neisser
Mar. 14-Aug. 1, 2010
60 drawings and preparatory dummies for Margret and H. A. Rey’s famous children’s books, alongside documentation related to their escape from Nazi-occupied Europe in 1940
Curator: Claudia Nahson
Funding: Estate of Lore Ross
Museum of Modern Art
Mar. 14-May 31, 2010
Full-career retrospective of seminal performance artist Marina Abramovic, featuring records of ca. 50 early interventions and sound pieces, video works, installations, photographs, solo and collaborative performances, along with live re-performances of Abramovic’s works by interpreters, and a new work performed by the artist herself
Curator: Klaus Biesenbach
Catalogue: $50, 224 pp.
Funding: LVMH Moët Hennessy Louis Vuitton Inc., Wallis Annenberg Fund for Innovation in Contemporary Art, others
Albright-Knox Art Gallery, Buffalo
Mar. 19-May 30, 2010
60 paintings and works on paper by members of "Canada’s first truly avant-garde art movement," the Surrealist-influenced Automatistes
Curators: Roald Nasgaard, Fernand Leduc, with special section organized by Holly E. Hughes
Catalogue: $50, 160 pp.
Funding: Varley-McKay Art Foundation, private donors, Roche & Co., LTD, Hodgson Russ LLP, Rogers Communications Inc.
Tour: This show has already been seen at the Varley Art Gallery, Unionville, Ontario
Art Institute of Chicago
Mar. 20-June 20, 2010
Ca. 120 paintings, sculptures, drawings, and prints by Henri Matisse, alongside etchings, engravings and monotypes, as well as the little-known series "Civil Prisoners of Bohain-en-Vermandois"
Curator: Stephanie D’Alessandro, John Elderfield
Catalogue: $65, 368 pp.
Tour: This show next appears at the Museum of Modern Art, New York, July 18-Oct. 11, 2010
Funding: Harris Family Foundation: Katherine P. Harris, Caryn and King Harris, Toni and Ron Paul, Pam and Joe Szokol, Linda and Bill Friend, Stephanie and John Harris
Museum of Fine Arts, Houston
Mar. 21-June 13, 2010
68 paintings by Alice Neel (1900-1984), presented as part of the MFAH’s "American Season" of monographic shows dedicated to important American artists
Curators: Barry Walker, Jeremy Lewison
Catalogue: $65, 296 pp.
Funding: The National Endowment for the Arts, Cheri and Jim Flores, Franci and Jim Crane, Jeff Fort and Marion Barthelme, Barbara and Michael Gamson, Mr. and Mrs. Rodney H. Margolis, Victoria Miro Gallery, others
National Gallery of Art
Mar. 21-July 5, 2010
15 paintings and 20 drawings by Dutch Golden Age painter Hendrick Avercamp (1585-1634), the first artist to specialize in winter landscapes
Curators: Pieter Roelofs, Marijn Schapelhouman
Catalogue: 190 pp.
Tour: This show has already appeared at the Rijksmuseum, Amsterdam
Museum of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles
Mar. 21-June 20, 2010
Research materials from the archives of Pop architecture firm Venturi Scott Brown Associates, including 80+ photos and films that were distilled into the 1972 textbook of Postmodernist esthetics, LearningFrom Las Vegas
Curator: Martino Stierli, Hilar Stadler, Peter Fischli, Philipp Kaiser
Catalogue: $49, 193 pp.
Tour: This show has already appeared at the Museum im Bellpark, Kriens, Switzerland; Deutsches Architekturmuseum, Frankfurt, Germany; and the Yale School of Architecture, Connecticut
Funding: Ron Burkle Endowment for Architecture and Design Programs
High Museum of Art, Atlanta
Mar. 21-June 20, 2010
18 of the world's sexiest cars, dating from the 1930s to the mid-1960s, including "masterpieces" by Bugatti, Duesenberg, Jaguar, Mercedes-Benz, Porsche and Ferrari
Curator: Ken Gross
Catalogue: $40, 144 pp.
Funding: Porsche, others
March 23-June 20, 2010
17 drawings by Leonardo along with sculptures by seminal Renaissance masters Donatello, Andrea del Verrocchio and Giovan Francesco Rustici
Curators: Gary M. Radke, Julian Brooks, Anne-Lise Desmas
Tour: This show has already appeared at the High Museum of Art, Atlanta, as "Leonardo da Vinci: Hand of the Genius"
Walker Art Center
Mar. 25-Oct. 24, 2010
ca. 100 works of art made in the politically turbulent, artistically fertile year of 1964, including pieces by Carl Andre, Donald Judd, Ellsworth Kelly, Roy Lichtenstein, Claes Oldenburg, George Segal, Andy Warhol, others
Curator: Siri Engberg
Funding: John L. Thomson and Ellie and Tom Crosby, Jr.
Mar. 26-Sept. 6, 2010
Focusing on "dated, passé, or quasi-extinct stylistic devices, subject matter, and technologies" in recent photography and video, via work from Marina Abramovic, Bernd and Hilla Becher, Sophie Calle, Gregory Crewdson, Tacita Dean, Stan Douglas, Felix Gonzalez-Torres, Roni Horn, Zoe Leonard, Robert Rauschenberg, Cindy Sherman, Hiroshi Sugimoto, Jeff Wall and Andy Warhol
Curators: Jennifer Blessing, Nat Trotman
Catalogue: $50, 208 pp.
Peabody Essex Museum
Mar. 27-July 18, 2010
90+ works, exploring the relationship of Maya culture to the sea
Curator: Daniel Finamore
Catalogue: $65, 328 pp.
Funding: National Endowment for the Humanities, ECHO (Education through Cultural and Historical Organizations)
Tour: This show also appears at the Kimbell Art Museum, Fort Worth, and the Saint Louis Art Museum