NEW THIS MONTH IN
U.S. MUSEUMS

Katie Baldwin
Liberty Series: A Dream of Birds
2007
Courtesy of the Print Center
Philadelphia Museum of Art
Apr. 5-July 6, 2008
Celebrating the 25th anniversary of Philadelphia’s Center for Emerging Visual Artists (CFEVA), via works on paper by 25 artists, including Katie Baldwin, Donald E. Camp, Vincent Desiderio, Elaine Erne, Judy Gelles and Kate Moran
Curator: Katherine Ware
Also on view: "Live Cinema/Carlos Amorales: Four Animations, Five Drawings and a Plague," Apr. 11-July 13, 2008; "Fashioning Kimono: Art Deco and Modernism in Japan," Apr. 26-July 20, 2008

Takashi Murakami
Signboard TAKASHI
1992-2007
Brooklyn Museum
Apr. 5-July 13, 2008
The MOCA L.A. retrospective, featuring 90 artworks by the famous Japanese artist plus a fully functional Louis Vuitton boutique
Curators: Paul Schimmel, Mika Yoshitake
Catalogue: 330 pp., $65, contributions by Takashi Murakami, Dick Hebdige, Midori Matsui, Scott Rothkopf
Funding: DLA Piper, others

Satoshi Kamiya
Wasp
n.d.
Mingei International Museum
Photo by Lynton Gardiner
Parrish Art Museum
Apr. 6-June 22, 2008
Ca. 100 works by some of the world’s leading contemporary origami artists
Curator: V’Ann Cornelius
Tour: This show has already appeared at the Mingei International Museum, San Diego, Ca.

Sir Anthony van Dyck
St. Rosalie Interceding for the City of Palermo (detail)
1629
Phoenix Art Museum
Apr. 6-June 15, 2008
50+ paintings from the likes of Anthony van Dyck, Francisco de Goya, Jean-Leon Gerome and Dante Gabriel Rossetti, on view while the Museo de Arte de Ponce in Puerto Rico undergoes renovation
Funding: Museum’s Friends of European Art, Museum’s Connoisseurs Circle
Tour: other venues TBA

Paul Chan
5th Light
2007
New Museum of Contemporary Art
Apr. 9-June 29, 2008
The American debut of the complete cycle of Chan’s light projection works, along with new videos and drawings
Curator: Massimiliano Gioni
Catalogue: 158 pp., $72
Funding: Dimitris Daskalopoulos Collection, Randy Slifka, others
Also on view: "Tomma Abts," Apr. 9-June 29, 2008; "Double Album: Daniel Guzmán and Steven Shearer," Apr. 23-July 6, 2008

Mark Wyse
Marks of Indifference #1 (Shelf)
2006
Metropolitan Museum of Art
Apr. 8-Oct. 19, 2008
Photos about photos by Vito Acconci, William Anastasi, Lutz Bacher, Liz Deschenes, Roe Ethridge, Robert Heinecken, Sherrie Levine, Robert Mapplethorpe, Richard Prince, Thomas Ruff, Allen Ruppersberg, Karin Sander, Hiroshi Sugimoto, and Andy Warhol, as well as recently acquired photographs by Moyra Davey, Kota Ezawa, Janice Guy, Josephine Pryde, James Welling, Christopher Williams and Mark Wyse
Curator: Doug Eklund
Also on view: "Masterpieces of Modern Design: Selections from the Collection," Apr. 22, 2008-ongoing; "Jeff Koons on the Roof," Apr. 22-Oct. 26, 2008 (weather permitting)

Christina Fernandez
Lavanderia #1
2002
Los Angeles County Museum of Art
Los Angeles County Museum of Art
Apr. 10-July 6, 2008
Ca. 125 works by Chicano artists, deemphasizing painting and politics and focusing on performance, film, photo- and media-based art and "stealthy" artistic interventions in urban spaces
Curators: Rita Gonzalez, Howard Fox, Chon Noriega
Catalogue: 240 pp., $39.95
Funding: Peter Norton Family Foundation, LACMA’s Art Museum Council, others
Also on view: "Doctrinal Nourishment: Art and Anarchism in the Time of James Ensor," Apr. 10-July 6, 2008; "Fluids: A Happening by Allan Kaprow," Apr. 25-27, 2008

Photo of the 2nd Century A.D. "Hope" Hygienia, taken before its restoration in the ‘70s
Getty Villa
Apr. 10-Sept. 8, 2008
A test case for changing notions of art-historical conservation, the famous Roman marble statue of Hygieia (on loan from the Los Angeles County Museum of Art) is displayed reincorporating the "restorations" dating from the period when it was owned by William Randolph Hearst, additions that were removed during the 1970s

Clayton Bailey
Robot Pet, Beautybot, Boybot
1990-2000
San Jose Museum of Art
Photo by Douglas Sandberg
San Jose Museum of Art
Apr. 12-Oct. 19, 2008
Sculptures, paintings, photographs, digital media and installations reflecting the changing cultural relationship with robots, from Clayton Bailey, Chris Cunningham, Feric, Nemo Gould, Eric Joyner, Chico MacMurtrie, Mars-1, Michael McMillen, Michael Mew, David Pace, Nam June Paik, Alan Rath, Michael Salter, Lisa Solomon, Jeff Soto, Jason Van Anden, H.C. Westermann, Gail Wight, Kow Yokoyama and Thomas Zummer
Curator: JoAnne Northrup

John Alexander
Ship of Fools
2006-2007
Museum of Fine Arts, Houston
Ap. 13-June 22, 2008
30 years of work by the Texas artist (b. 1945) known for menacing landscape paintings and keenly observed nature drawings
Curator: Jane Livingston
Catalogue: 240 pp., $50, contributions by Livingston, Alison de Lima Greene, Robert Hughes
Tour: This show has already appeared at the Smithsonian American Art Museum

Lawrence Weiner installing A 36" X 36" REMOVAL TO THE LATHING OR SUPPORT WALL OF PLASTER OR WALLBOARD FROM A WALL at the Kunsthalle Bern, 1969
Photo by Shunk Kender
Courtesy Harald Szeemann Archive
Museum of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles
Apr. 13-July 14, 2008
Works on paper, films, videos, books, posters, public commissions, multiples and audio works by the New York-based Conceptual Art pioneer
Curator: Donna De Salvo, Ann Goldstein
Catalogue: 416 pp., $60
Funding: Glenn Fuhrman and John and Amy Phelan, Aaron and Barbara Levine, Altria
Tour: This show has already appeared at the Whitney Museum of American Art

Justin Lieberman
Thank Heaven for Little Girls
2004
Collection of Sue and Joe Berland
Photo courtesy Zach Feuer Gallery
American Folk Art Museum
Apr. 15-Sept. 21, 2008
Illustrating the influence of celebrated folk artist Henry Darger on 11 contemporary artists: Amy Cutler, Jefferson Friedman, Anthony Goicolea, Trenton Doyle Hancock, Yun-Fei Ji, Justine Kurland, Justin Lieberman, Robyn O’Neil, Grayson Perry, Paula Rego and Michael St. John
Curator: Brooke Davis Anderson
Also on view: "Asa Ames: Occupation Sculpturing," Apr. 15-Sept. 14, 2008

Frederick Kiesler
Study for model of Endless House
ca. 1959
Kiesler Private Foundation
Drawing Center, New York
Apr. 18-July 24, 2008
Highlighting the role of drawing in the work of the legendary Austro-American architect, via 30+ drawings relating to his Endless House as well as designs for Peggy Guggenheim’s Art of This Century gallery in New York (1942), and other conceptual sketches
Curators: Dieter Bogner, João Ribas
Catalogue: Drawing Papers 77, 32 pp., contributions from Dieter Bogner, João Ribas, Beatriz Colomina
Funding: New York State Council on the Arts, others
Also on view: "Yüksel Arslan: Visual Interpretations," Apr. 18-May 15, 2008

Making Snares and Feeding Dogs
ca. 1407
Morgan Library & Museum
Morgan Library and Museum
Apr. 18-Aug. 10, 2008
Illustrations from a medieval treatise illustrating Gaston Phoebus’ Livre de la chasse (1387-1389), shown alongside other hunting-related manuscripts
Funding: Faksimile Verlag Luzern

Trisha Brown
Photo by Kelly & Massa Studio
Walker Art Center
Apr. 18-July 20, 2008
Groundbreaking choreographer Trisha Brown’s sideline as a creator of drawings, alongside videos of her seminal performances, an installation incorporating live dancers on the wall of the galleries, and a participatory audio work that invites visitors to lie on the floor and gaze at the ceiling
Curator: Peter Eleey
Catalogue: 96 pp.

The Miss Rockaway Armada
Photo by Tod Seelie
MASS MoCA
Apr. 19, 2008-Mar. 1, 2009
A site-specific, interactive installation by the Miss Rockaway Armada, a group of artists who spent the summers of 2006 and 2007 journeying down the Mississippi River on a fleet of junk-rafts, inspired by the esthetics of travelling carnivals
Curator: Jennifer Sichel

Romare Bearden
Falling Star
1979
Collection of Bernard and Shirley Kinsey
Norton Museum of Art
Apr. 19-July 20, 2008
90+ objects from the collection of former Xerox CEO Bernard Kinsey and his wife Shirley, including artworks by Romare Bearden, Jacob Lawrence, Elizabeth Catlett and Sam Gilliam, as well as slavery documents and other historical items
Tour: This show has already appeared at the California African American Museum, Los Angeles, and the DuSable Museum of African American History, Chicago

Paul D’Amato
624 W. Division
2007
Renaissance Society, Chicago
Apr. 20-June 8, 2008
Works reflecting on contemporary notions of race, from Terry Adkins, Edgar Arceneaux, Elizabeth Axtman, Jonathan Calm, Paul D’Amato, Deborah Grant, Todd Gray, Thomas Johnson, Jason Lazarus, David Levinthal, Glen Ligon, David McKenzie, Rodney McMillian, Jerome Mosley, Virginia Nimarkoh, Demetrius Oliver, Sze Lin Pang, Carl Pope, William Pope.L, Robert A. Pruitt, Randy Regier, Daniel Roth, Joanna Rytel, Andres Serrano, Hank Willis Thomas and Mickalene Thomas
Curator: Hamza Walker

Diego Velázquez
Virgin of the Immaculate Conception
1617
National Gallery, London
Museum of Fine Arts, Boston
Apr. 20-July 27, 2008
Paintings, sculpture and decorative arts -- including a partial recreation of the camarín of the Duke of Lerma -- from the period of 1598-1621 in Spain
Curators: Ronnie Baer, Sarah Schroth
Catalogue: 250 pp.
Tour: This show continues to the Nasher Museum of Art, Durham, N.C., Aug. 21-Nov. 9, 2008
Also on view: "Antonio Lopez Garcia," Apr. 13-July 27, 2008

Olafur Eliasson
360° room for all colours
2002
Private collection
Tanya Bonakdar Gallery
Museum of Modern Art / P.S.1 Contemporary Art Center
Apr. 20-June 30, 2008
Sculpture, photography and large-scale immersive installations from 1993 to the present by the Icelandic "weather artist"
Curator: Madeleine Grynsztejn
Catalogue: Thames & Hudson, 272 pp., $50, contributions by Mieke Bal, Klaus Biesenbach and Roxana Marcoci, Daniel Birnbaum, Olafur Eliasson and Robert Irwin, Pamela M. Lee, Henry Urbach
Also on view (at MoMA): "Jazz Score," Apr. 16-Sept. 15, 2008; "George Lois: The Esquire Covers," Apr. 25, 2008-Mar. 31, 2009
Tour: This show has already been seen at the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art

Robert Goodnough
Large Rectangles Large
1964–65
Grey Art Gallery, New York University Art Collection
Grey Art Gallery, New York University
Apr. 22-July 19, 2008
80+ paintings, sculptures, drawings and prints by Louise Bourgeois, Helen Frankenthaler, Adolph Gottlieb, Willem and Elaine de Kooning, Louise Nevelson, Philip Pearlstein and Robert Rauschenberg
Curator: Pepe Karmel
Tour: Palmer Museum of Art, State College, Penn.; Hunter Museum of American Art, Chattanooga, Ten., Bowdoin College Museum of Art, Brunswick, Me.

Pablo Picasso
Tête de trois quarts (Head in Three-Quarter View)
1907
Collection SFMOMA
San Francisco Museum of Modern Art
Apr. 24-July 20, 2008
35 paintings, sculptures and works on paper given to SFMoMA by Levi Strauss heiress Elise Haas, including works by Constantin Brancusi, Barbara Hepworth, Henri Matisse, Henry Moore and Pablo Picasso
Also on view: "A Rooftop Garden for SFMoMA," Apr. 3-Oct. 26, 2008

Marcel Duchamp
Self-Portrait in Profile
1959
Norton Simon Museum
Norton Simon Museum, Pasadena
Apr. 25-Dec. 8, 2008
Twelve works by Duchamp, including The Bottle Rack and L.H.O.O.Q., along with ephemera marking the 45th anniversary of Walter Hopps’ seminal 1963 exhibition at the Pasadena museum, "By or of Marcel Duchamp or Rrose Sélavy"
Curator: Gloria Williams Sander

Quisqueya Henríquez
Jugando con la adversidad (Playing with Adversity)
2001
Miami Art Museum
Apr. 25-July 20, 2008
Sculptures, installations, drawings, photographs, videos and light/sound works spanning the last two decades of the artist’s career by the Cuban-Dominican multi-disciplinary artist
Tour: This show has already appeared at the Bronx Museum of Art

Trenton Doyle Hancock
Flower Bed II, a Prelude to Damnation (detail)
2008
Institute of Contemporary Art, Philadelphia
Apr. 25-Aug. 3, 2008
Ninety feet of custom-made, glow-in-the-dark wallpaper illustrating the idiosyncratic personal mythology that the Houston-based artist
Curator: Elyse Gonzales
Funding: Iris and James Marden Exhibition Fund, William Penn Foundation, others

Elliott Erwitt
New York City
1946
James A. Michener Art Museum, Doylestown, Pa.
Apr. 26-Aug. 31, 2008
Approximately 60 black-and-white dog photos, dating from 1946 to 2000, by the American photojournalist (b. 1928)
Funding: Doylestown Animal Medical Clinic, Novartis Animal Health US, Inc. others

Kimsooja
A Laundry Woman -- Yamuna River, India
2000
Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Park
Apr. 28-Aug. 17, 2008
The New York-based artist’s video installation A Laundry Woman, Yamuna River, Dehli