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Marc Chagall
Paris Through the Window (Paris par la fenêtre)
1913
Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum
Philadelphia Museum of Art
Mar. 1-July 10, 2011
40 works from the museum collection by Chagall and other early-20th-century Eastern European émigrés to Paris (Amedeo Modigliani, Jules Pascin, Chaim Soutine), featuring the titular work by Chagall, Paris through the Window (1913), on loan from the Guggenheim Museum
Curator: Michael R. Taylor
Catalogue: 26 pp., $16.95
Funding: Pew Charitable Trusts, Bruce and Robbi Toll, Ovation and Comcast Xfinity
Also on view: “Roberto Capucci: Art into Fashion,” Mar. 16-June 5, 2011
Note: The exhibition is part of the citywide Philadelphia International Festival of the Arts

Unknown artist
Apollo as an Archer (Apollo Saettante)
100 B.C. - before A.D. 79
Soprintendenza Speciale per i Beni Archeologici di Napoli e Pompei
J. Paul Getty Villa Museum
Mar. 2-Sept. 12, 2011
After 18 months of study and conservation, the bronze statue of Apollo Saettante (Apollo as an Archer) -- discovered in fragments in Pompeii in the early 19th century -- goes on view for the first time in the United States, alongside other bronze sculptures, including the Apollo’s sister piece, a statue of Artemis, in an exhibition co-organized with the Museo Archeologico Nazionale in Naples
Curators: Erik Risser, David Saunders
Also on view: “In Search of Biblical Lands: From Jerusalem to Jordan in 19th-Century Photography,” Mar. 2-Sept. 12, 2011

William Leavitt
Painted Image
1972
The Museum of Contemporary Art,
photo by Brian Forrest
Los Angeles Museum of Contemporary Art
Mar. 4-June 5, 2011
The first retrospective of the L.A.-based conceptual artist occupies 10,000 square feet of exhibition space with sculptural tableaux, paintings, works on paper, photographs and installations created since the late ‘60s, and includes stagings of two of his performances, Spectral Analysis (1977) and Pyramid, Lens, Delta (2003)
Curators: Bennett Simpson, Ann Goldstein
Catalogue: MOCA, 144 pp., $40
Also on view: “Rodarte: States of Matter,” Mar. 4-June 5, 2011
Funding: Amy Adelson and Dean Valentine, Andy Warhol Foundation for the Visual Arts, others

Heinrich Kühn
Mary Warner and Edeltrude
1908
Albertina
Museum of Fine Arts, Houston
Mar. 6-May 30, 2011
Four decades of work by the Austrian photographer and scientist -- an early figure, along with Edward Stieglitz and Edward Steichen, in the Pictorialist movement of the 1900s -- via more than 100 photographs organized by subject: studio shots, portraits, still-lifes, plein-air studies, and experiments with sunlight exposures
Curators: Monika Faber, Anne Wilkes Tucker
Catalogue: Hatje Cantz, 280 pp., $75
Tour: The show premiered at the Albertina in Vienna and has also appeared at the Musée d’Orsay in Paris
Funding: Mr. James Edward Maloney and Mr. Carey Chambers Maloney, The Margaret Cooke Skidmore Endowed Exhibition Fund, others

Sun Hwan Kim
Dog Video (Installation view)
2010
Haus der Kunst, Munich
Queens Museum of Art
Mar. 6-Aug. 14, 2011
Lyrical video and film works by the New York-based Korean artist, typically put to electronic soundtracks by dogr (David Michael DiGregorio), explore feelings of yearning and isolation in a global society 
Curator: Larissa Harris
Funding: Lily Auchinchloss Foundation, Greenwall Foundation, New York State Council on the Arts, others

Romuald Hazoumé
Ear Splitting
1999
Pigozzi Collection, Geneva
Metropolitan Museum of Art
Mar. 8-Aug. 21, 2011
An unusual intermixture of 20 works from the museum’s Arts of Africa and modern and contemporary departments, including works by Lynda Benglis and Man Ray, by the contemporary New York artist Willie Cole, and by contemporary Benin sculptors Romuald Hazoumé and Calixte Dakpogan
Also on view: “The Andean Tunic, 400 BCE-1800 CE,” Mar. 8-Sept. 18, 2011

Glenn Ligon
Rückenfigur
2009
Whitney Museum of American Art
Whitney Museum of American Art
Mar. 10-June 5, 2011
100 paintings, prints, photographs, drawings, sculptural installations and recent neon reliefs -- including one commissioned for the Whitney’s Madison Avenue windows -- in the first mid-career retrospective of the gay, black, Brooklyn-based artist whose work explores themes of sexual and racial identity
Curator: Scott Rothkopf
Catalogue: Yale University Press, 208 pp., $24.95
Tour: LACMA, fall 2011; Modern Art Museum of Fort Worth, early 2012
Funding: National Committee of the Whitney Museum of American Art, the Horace W. Goldsmith Foundation

Maira Kalman
Crosstown Boogie Woogie
1995
Courtesy of the artist and Julie Saul Gallery, New York
Jewish Museum
Mar. 11-July 31, 2011
The first major museum survey of the witty, Israeli-born illustrator and author presents 100 original paintings, embroideries and other objects, including her famous covers for The New Yorker, within an installation of “source materials,” from ladders to bobby pins to moss
Curator: Ingrid Schaffner
Catalogue: Prestel, 144 pp., $34.95
Tour: The show was organized at the Philadelphia ICA and has appeared in San Francisco and Los Angeles
Funding: WNET New York Public Media, Leonard and Louise Riggio, Andy Warhol Foundation for the Visual Arts, Barbara B. & Theodore R. Aronson, others

Nam June Paik
Flux 20
1982
Nam June Paik Estate
National Gallery of Art
Mar. 13-Oct. 2, 2011
Presented in two galleries, the exhibition features 20 works, including previously unseen works on paper, a short film about the artist narrated by video scholar John Hanhardt, a new acquisition, Untitled (Red Hand) (1967), as well as closed-circuit videos such as the show’s centerpiece, an installation of One Candle, Candle Projection (1988/2000), in which a flickering video-recorded image of a lit candle’s flame is projected onto the gallery walls

Vija Celmins
Burning Man
1966
private Collection, New York
Los Angeles County Museum of Art
Mar. 13-June 5, 2011
Approximately 14 paintings and two small sculptures from the years 1964-1968, in which the lyrical, proto-Postmodernist realist worked with images of Vietnam-war era violence from newspapers, magazines and on television
Curators: Franklin Sirmans, Michelle White
Tour: The show premiered at the Menil Collection, its co-organizing institution
Also on view: “Human Nature: Contemporary Art from the Collection,” Mar. 13-July 4, 2011

Peter Hoogeboom
Spanish Collar
1995
photo by Henni van Beek
Museum of Art and Design
Mar. 15-Sept. 4, 2011
More than 100 jewelry works in ceramics, especially porcelain, as it is used alone or with metal, wood, or stone, by 18 “cutting-edge” artists, including Peter Hoogeboom, Evert Nijland, Ted Noten (The Netherlands), Gésine Hackenberg (Germany), Marie Pendariès (Spain), and Shu-Lin Wu (Taiwan)
Curator: Monika Brugger
Tour: The exhibition comes to New York after a European debut at the Fondation d’Entreprise Bernadaud, its organizing institution
Also on view: “Judy Chicago Tapestries: Woven by Audrey Cowan,” Mar. 1-June 19, 2011

Sonia Delaunay
Coat made for Gloria Swanson
1923–24
private collection
photo by Wolfgang Woessner
Cooper-Hewitt, National Design Museum
Mar. 18–June 5, 2011
More than 300 items by the pioneering design modernist, from garments and textiles to oil paintings and pochoir prints, including her experimental “poem dresses” of the 1910s and her little-seen work for the Metz & Co department store in Amsterdam, in a show that is designed by architect Toshiko Mori
Curators: Susan Brown, Matilda McQuaid
Catalogue: 250 pp., $35
Funding: Horace W. Goldsmith Foundation, Coby Foundation, Anna-Maria and Stephen Kellen Foundation, others

Hildreth Meière
Drama
1932
Radio City Music Hall, New York
National Building Museum, Washington, D.C.
Mar. 19-Nov. 27, 2011
Sketches, studies in gouache, full-scale cartoons and models representing 25 commissions by the New York City-born Art Deco muralist and master of the art of mosaic Hildreth Meière (1892-1961), whose works can be found at Radio City Music Hall, St. Bartholomew’s Church in New York, the Nebraska State Capitol and the Cathedral Basilica of St. Louis
Curator: Catherine Coleman Brawer
Tour: The show is organized by the Quick Center for the Arts at St. Bonaventure University in Western New York

Takeshi Kawashima
Abstraction
1964
Norton Simon Museum
Norton Simon Museum
Mar. 25-Aug. 15, 2011
Bringing together 17 large-scaled paintings created in the 1960s in the wake of Abstract Expressionism by artists including Larry Bell, Thomas Downing, Helen Frankenthaler, Takeshi Kawashima, Kenneth Noland and Jack Youngerman
Curator: Gloria Williams Sander

Sheila Hicks
Bamian (Banyan)
1968/2001
private collection
photo by Bastiaan van den Berg
Institute of Contemporary Art, Philadelphia
Mar. 25-Aug. 7, 2011
90 weavings and free-standing wrapped sculptures, plus a colossal 20-foot-high work suspended from the ceiling and cascading from the wall, by the American fiber artist who was born in 1934 and now lives in France
Curators: Joan Simon, Susan Faxon
Catalogue: Yale University Press, 416 pp., $65
Tour: The exhibition premiered at Addison Gallery of America Art, Andover, its organizing institution, and subsequently appears at the Mint Museum of Craft + Design in Charlotte, N.C.
Funding: J. Mark Rudkin Charitable Foundation, Coby Foundation, Saundra B. Lane, Poss Family Foundation, Nancy B. Tieken, others

Matthias Pliessnig
Amada
2010
courtesy of Arthur Dantchik
Renwick Gallery, Smithsonian American Art Museum 
Mar. 25-July 31, 2011
70 works from four artists: ceramist Cliff Lee, furniture maker Matthias Pliessnig, glass artist Judith Schaechter and silversmith Ubaldo Vitali, in the fifth in a biennial exhibition series that focuses on living contemporary craft artists
Curators: Nicholas Bell, Ulysses Dietz, Andrew Wagner
Catalogue: Scala Publishers Ltd., $24.95
Funding: Ryna and Melvin Cohen Family Foundation Endowment

Emil Nolde
Young Couple
1913
Museum of Modern Art
Museum of Modern Art
Mar. 27-July 11, 2011
A survey of 250 WWI-era German Expressionist works, mostly prints, by Max Beckmann, Otto Dix, Kathe Kollwitz, Vasily Kandinsky, Oskar Kokoschka, Emil Nolde and others
Curator: Starr Figura
Catalogue: 288 pp., $60
Funding: Annenberg Foundation, David Teiger, others
Also on view: “Impressions from South Africa, 1965 to Now,” Mar. 23-Aug. 14, 2011; “I Am Still Alive: Politics and Everyday Life in Contemporary Drawing,” Mar. 23-Sept. 19, 2011; “Standard Deviations: Types and Families in Contemporary Design,” Mar. 2, 2011-Jan. 30, 2012

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