NEW THIS MONTH IN
U.S. MUSEUMS

Dorthe Alstrup
Untitled, Dayna
2007
Bronx Museum of the Arts
Apr. 1-Aug. 19, 2007
36 young artists from the New York metropolitan area who participated in the museum's special program of professional training, ranging from Bami Adedoyin, Becca Albee and Fanny Allié to Jason Reppert, Joseph Eli Tekippe and Will Walker
Curator: Erin Riley-Lopez
Catalogue: contributions by Erin Riley-Lopez, João Ribas
Funding: Peter J. Sharp Foundation

Chen Changfen
Jiayuguan, Gansu Province
1986
Museum of Fine Arts, Houston
Apr. 1-Aug. 12, 2007
The artist's lifelong obsession with the Great Wall, via 27 color photographs made primarily between 1986 and 1997, 35 gelatin silver photographs made between 1997 and 2004 and eight large panoramas mounted as traditional Chinese scrolls
Catalogue: $45, 168 pp.
Funding: Luther King Capital Management, Freeman Foundation, E. Rhodes and Leona B. Carpenter Foundation, Anne and Albert Chao

Gary Hustwit
film still from Helvetica
2007
Museum of Modern Art
Apr. 6, 2007-Mar. 31, 2008
Posters, signage and other graphic material using the Helvetica font -- the first typeface acquired for MoMA's collection -- along with an excerpt from Gary Hustwit's documentary Helvetica
Curator: Christian Larsen

Saul Steinberg
I Do, I Have, I Am
1971
Saul Steinberg Foundation
Smithsonian American Art Museum
Apr. 6-June 24, 2007
100+ drawings, printed items and sculptural assemblages by the artist famous for his iconic New Yorker cartoons, in a show organized by the Morgan Library & Museum
Curator: Joel Smith
Catalogue: $65, 288 pp., contributions by Joel Smith, Charles Simic
Tour: Cincinnati Art Museum, July 20-Sept. 20, 2007; Francis Lehman Loeb Art Center, Nov. 2, 2007-Feb. 24. 2008
Also on view: "Variations on America: Masterworks from American Art Forum Collections," Apr. 13-July 29, 2007

Charles Herbert Moore
Peacock Feather
ca. 1879-82
Fogg Art Museum
Fogg Art Museum
Apr. 7-July 8, 2007
60 works exploring John Ruskin's influence on American watercolorists Francesca Alexander, Charles Herbert Moore, Henry Roderick Newman and Joseph Lindon Smith
Curators: Virginia Anderson, Theodore E. Stebbins, Jr.
Catalogue: $17.95, 96 pp.
Also on view: "Fernand Léger: Contrasts of Forms," Apr. 14-June 10, 2007

Paul Strand
Boy, Uruapan
1933, printed 1967
Henry Art Gallery
Henry Art Gallery
Apr. 10-July 1, 2007
20 images depicting the landscape, people and architecture of 1930s Mexico, along with Strand's film, The Wave, made during the same period
Curator: Karen Nystrom

Suara Welitoff
film still from Airplanes
Museum of Fine Arts, Boston
Apr. 10-Aug. 5, 2007
Reactions to global conflict by artists, including Richard Artschwager, Phil Collins, Jack Goldstein, Leon Golub, Francisco Goya y Lucientes, Philip Guston, Edouard Manet, Robert Morris, Pablo Picasso and Suara Welitoff

Matthew Sloly
CAD drawing
2006
Courtesy the artist
Studio Museum in Harlem
Apr. 11-July 1, 2007
A collective installation by Edgar Arceneaux, Vincent Galen Johnson, Olga Koumoundouros, Rodney McMillian and Matthew Sloly, inspired by an imaginary book in the movie Donnie Darko
Curator: Christine Y. Kim
Also on view: "Harlem Postcards," Apr. 11-July 1, 2007; "Lorna Simpson: Duet," Apr. 11-July 1, 2007; "Henry Taylor: Sis and Bra," Apr. 11-July 1, 2007

Kamisaka Sekka
Spring Herbs, from the series "A World of Things" (Momoyogusa)
Meiji period, 1909-10
Art Institute of Chicago
Apr. 14-July 1, 2007
Three-volumes of woodblock prints by the 20th-century Japanese design master
Also on view: "18th-Century Masters of Ink: Shohaku and Rosetsu," Apr. 7-June 24, 2007; "The Practice of Tea from the Edo Period to Today," Apr. 14-July 1, 2007; "France in the 18th Century: The Allure of China and Persia," Apr. 21-Oct. 1, 2007; "Japonisme: The Impact of Japanese Prints in 19th-Century Europe," Apr. 21-Oct. 1, 2007

Brian O'Doherty & Patrick Ireland
Labyrinth
2006
Dublin City Gallery the Hugh Lane
Grey Art Gallery, NYU
Apr. 17-July 14, 2007
70 artworks by the Irish-American artist and writer, including paintings, sculptures, installations and drawings, in a show organized by the Dublin City Gallery the Hugh Line
Curator: Barbara Dawson, Christina Kennedy
Catalogue: contributions by Alexander Alberro, Nora M. Alter, Hans Belting, Anne-Marie Bonnet, Hubert Damisch, Barbara Dawson, Ingmar Lahnemann, Thomas McEvilley, Brenda Moore-McCann, David Moos, Mark Rosenthal, Jan Van Der Marck, Mary-Ruth Walsh
Funding: Dunphy Family Foundation, Dr. Brenda Moore-McCann, Professor Shaun R. McCann, Abby Weed Grey Trust

George Stubbs
Pumpkin With a Stable Lad
1774
Yale Center for British Art
Apr. 18-July 29, 2007
Ca. 50 items from the Paul Mellon Collection, including drawings and watercolors by William Hogarth, Thomas Rowlandson, William Blake and J.M.W. Turner, as well as manuscripts, color plate books, maps, travel guides and drawing manuals
Curators: Brian Allen, John Baskett, MaryAnne Stevens
Catalogue: $65, 348 pp.
Tour: Royal Academy of Arts, London, Oct. 20, 2007-Jan. 27, 2008

Sally Agee
San Francisco
2003
National Museum of Women in the Arts
Apr. 18- July 15, 2007
21 sketchbooks by 14 artists from the United States, Argentina and Spain, including Elisabeth Vigee-Lebrun, Princess Beatrice of Saxe-Coburg and Gotha, Irene Rice Pereirra
Curator: Krystyna Wasserman

Peter Waite
Station (Frankfurt)
2004
Wadsworth Atheneum Museum of Art
Apr. 19-Aug. 12, 2007
Eight Connecticut artists -- Rachel Berwick, Ellen Carey, Barkley Hendricks, Eva Lee, Sol LeWitt, Jessica Stockholder, Peter Waite and Pawel Wojtasik -- each select another Connecticut artist, who in turn selects another, resulting in a group show of 24 artists
Curator: Joanna Marsh
Funding: Bank of America, others

Karen Kilimnik
Prince Charming
1998
303 Gallery
Institute of Contemporary Art, Philadelphia
Apr. 20-Aug. 5, 2007
15 years of painting, drawings, assemblage sculptures, installation, photographs and video by Kilimnik
Curator: Ingrid Schaffner
Catalogue: contributions by Wayne Koestenbaum, Joel Lobenthal, Dominic Molon, Ingrid Schaffner, Scott Rothkopf
Tour: Museum of Contemporary Art, Miami, Sept. 7-Nov. 4, 2007; Aspen Art Museum, Dec. 14, 2007-Feb. 3, 2008; Museum of Contemporary Art, Chicago, Feb. 23-June 8, 2008

Karl Hubbuch
The Film Star Spends Two Minutes in Her Parents' Garden
ca. 1932
Pierpont Morgan Library
Morgan Library & Museum
Apr. 20-Sept. 2, 2007
43 early 20th-century German and Austrian drawings acquired by bequest from Broadway lyricist Fred Ebb (1928–2004), including works by Max Beckmann, Otto Dix, George Grosz, Ernst Ludwig Kirchner, Oskar Kokoschka and Egon Schiele
Curator: Isabelle Dervaux
Catalogue: contributions by Isabelle Dervaux, John Kander

New Greek and Roman galleries at the Metropolitan Museum
Metropolitan Museum of Art
April 20, 2007-ongoing
The opening of Met's new Hellenistic, Etruscan and Roman galleries, housing over 5,300 objects in more than 30,000 square feet, detailing "the story of Rome from the Late Republican period and the Golden Age of Augustus' Principate to the conversion of Constantine the Great in A.D. 312"
Curators: Carlos A. Picón, Christopher Lightfoot, others
Catalogue: Art of the Classical World in The Metropolitan Museum of Art: Greece o Cyprus o Etruria o Rome, $75, 520 pp.

Darío Escobar
Sin título (Untitled)
2000
Collection of Diana and Moises Berezdivin, San Juan
Museum of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles
Apr. 22-Aug. 13, 2007
Painstakingly handcrafted works by Latin-American artists including Eduardo Abaroa, Magdalena Atria, Mónica Bengoa, Fernando Bryce, Darío Escobar, Máximo González, Marco Maggi and Livia Marin
Curator: Alma Ruiz
Catalogue: $35, 112 pp.
Funding: Jumex Fund for Contemporary Latin American Art, Catharine and Jeffrey Soros, MOCA Contemporaries, Carol and David Appel
Also on view: "The Art of Richard Tuttle," Apr. 22-July 30, 2007; "MOCA Focus: Alexandra Grant," Apr. 26-Aug. 13, 2007;"Radical Communication: Japanese Video Art, 1968-1988," Apr.18, 2007-May 23, 2007

Pavel Tchelitchew
Portrait of Lincoln Kirstein
1937
Photo by Jerry L. Thompson
Whitney Museum of American Art
Apr. 25-Aug. 27, 2007
Focusing on the legacy of writer and collector Lincoln Kirstein (1906-96) via three of the artists he influenced: Walker Evans, Elie Nadelman and Pavel Tchelitchew
Curators: Jerry L. Thompson, Elisabeth Sussman, Carter Foster

John Armleder
Flash. Flash. Flash.
2004
Rose Art Museum, Brandeis College
Apr. 26-July 29, 2007
Large installations incorporating scaffolding, wall-paintings, disco light balls, pour and puddle paintings, florescent lights and furniture take over the Rose's 10,000-square-feet exhibition galleries
Curator: Raphaela Platow
Catalogue: 120 pp.
Funding: Pro Helvetia, Schweizer Kulturstiftung, Rose Membership Program, Massachusetts Cultural Council

Emilio Longoni
The Sound of the Stream (Il suono del ruscello)
1902-03
Photo by Vittorio Calore
Guggenheim Museum
Apr. 27-Aug. 6, 2007
Focusing on the relation of Italian Divisionism and French Neo-Impressionism via ca. 40 paintings by Angelo Morbelli, Giuseppe Pellizza da Volpedo, Camille Pissarro, Giovanni Segantini, Georges Seurat, Paul Signac, others
Curator: Vivien Greene
Catalogue: $45, 144 pp.
Funding: Italian Cultural Institute of New York
Tour: This show has already appeared at the Deutsche Guggenheim, Berlin
Also on view: "Frank Lloyd Wright's Guggenheim Museum: Restoring a Masterpiece," Apr. 13-July 8, 2007; "Solomon's Gift: The Founding Collection of the Guggenheim: 1937-1949," Apr. 14-Sept. 30, 2007; "The Shapes of Space," Apr. 14-Sept. 5, 2007

English School (artist unknown)
Queen Elizabeth I: the Armada Portrait
16th century
Private Collection
Virginia Museum of Fine Arts
Apr. 28-Aug. 12, 2007
10 16th- and 17th-century paintings lent from the collection of Queen Elizabeth II of Great Britain, along with the "Armada Portrait" of Queen Elizabeth II from a private collection
Curator: Richard Ormond
Funding: Wachovia, Julia Louise Reynolds Fund, others

Lorenzo Ghiberti
Gates of Paradise: Jacob and Esau Panel
1425-52
Museo dell'Opera del Duomo
Courtesy Opificio delle Pietre Dure, Florence
High Museum
Apr. 28-July 15, 2007
Three newly restored panels and four decorative pieces from Ghiberti's "Gates of Paradise," on tour for the first time to the U.S. before being placed in a specially designed, hermetically sealed case in the Museo dell'Opera del Duomo in Florence, never to travel again
Curator: Gary M. Radke
Funding: Federal Council on the Arts and the Humanities, National Endowment for the Arts
Tour: Art Institute of Chicago, July 28-Oct. 13, 2007; Metropolitan Museum of Art, Oct. 30, 2007-Jan. 14, 2008