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TWENTY TOP SHOWS

Yto Barrada
Iris Tingitana, OXALIS CROWN Perdicaris Forest
2007
Galerie Sfeir-Semler
Studio Museum in Harlem
Apr. 1-June 27, 2010
Works by three North-African artists -- Yto Barrada, Bouchra Khalili and Djamel Kokene -- who were born or currently live in France, all of them known for their reflections on national identity

Christo
Running Fence (Project for Sonoma and Marin Counties, State of California)
1976
Smithsonian American Art Museum
Smithsonian American Art Museum
Apr. 2-Sept. 26, 2010
Celebrating Christo and Jeanne-Claude’s 1976 Running Fence, via components from the project, ca. 50 original preparatory drawings and collages and a 58-foot long scale model, as well as 240+ photographs by Wolfgang Volz and a documentary by Albert and David Maysles
Curator: George Gurney
Catalogue: $49.95, 178 pp., contributions by Brian O'Doherty, Elizabeth Broun, Ed Anderson, Wayne Clough

Andrea Palladio
Measured drawing of the Arch of Jupiter Ammon, Verona
ca. 1540
RIBA Library Drawings and Archives Collections
Morgan Library & Museum
Apr. 2-Aug. 1, 2010
Thirty-one drawings by architect Andrea Palladio (1508-1580), drawn from the collection of the Royal Institute of British Architects, shown alongside rare architectural texts and models that illustrate the evolution of "American Palladianism"
Curators: Charles Hind, Irena Murray
Catalogue: $45, 208 pp.
Funding: Regione del Veneto, Dainese, Richard H. Driehaus Charitable Lead Trust, British Architectural Library Trust, Gladys Krieble Delmas Foundation, Samuel H. Kress Foundation, Center for Palladian Studies in America, Richard Wernham and Julia West, Andrew D Stone, William T. Kemper Foundation, Anne Kriken, Sir John Soane's Museum Foundation

Tara Donavan
Untitled (Molecule)
2008
Photo by Kerry Ryan McFate
Courtesy PaceWildenstein
Indianapolis Museum of Art
Apr. 4-Aug. 1, 2010
Selections of works by the contemporary sculptor known for aggregations of everyday objects, along with new IMA commissions
Curator: Lisa Freiman
Funding: Eli Lilly and Company Foundation

William Eggleston
Memphis
Negative about 1971; Print 1980
© Eggleston Artistic Trust
J. Paul Getty Museum, Los Angeles
J. Paul Getty Museum
Apr. 6-Aug. 22, 2010
More than 20 photos of food by Roger Fenton, Adolphe Braun, Edward Weston, Bill Owens, Martin Parr and Taryn Simon
Curator: Virginia Heckert

Henry Darger
Untitled (Religious Collage with Madonna and Child)
American Folk Art Museum
American Folk Art Museum
Apr. 6-Sept. 19, 2010
Selections from the celebrated outsider artist’s collection of personal collages, illustrating "the images to which Darger woke up each morning, returned to every evening after church and work, and retired to at night"
Curator: Brooke Davis Anderson
Funding: Leir Charitable Foundations, Gerard C. Wertkin Exhibition Fund, New York City Department of Cultural Affairs, New York State Council on the Arts

Daria Martin
Minotaur
2008
Courtesy of the artist and Maureen Paley
Hammer Museum, UCLA
Apr. 10-July 3, 2010
London-based U.S. artist Daria Martin's film tribute to dance pioneer Anna Halprin’s work, which is in turn inspired by Auguste Rodin’s Minotaur
Curator: Dominic Molon
Funding: Deutsche Bank

Eadweard Muybridge
Plate 640. Jumping a hurdle
1887
Corcoran Gallery of Art
Corcoran Gallery of Art
Apr. 10-July 18, 2010
The first comprehensive retrospective of Eadweard Muybridge brings together 300+ vintage photographs, albums, stereographs, lantern slides, glass negatives and positives, camera equipment, patent models, Zoopraxiscope discs, proof prints, notes, books and other ephemera -- as well as his famous stop-motion photo sequences
Curator: Philip Brookman
Catalogue: $80, 300 pp.
Funding: American Express, Trellis Fund, others
Tour: Tate Britain, Sept. 8, 2010-Jan. 16, 2011; San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, Feb. 26-June 7, 2011

Phil Collins
free fotolab
2009
Courtesy the artist and Tanya Bonakdar Gallery
Walker Art Center
Apr. 10-Aug. 15, 2010
Twenty works by 18 artists who explore “competing desires for notoriety and privacy”: Stanley Brouwn, Chris Burden, Sophie Calle, Peter Campus, Graciela Carnevale, Phil Collins, Philip-Lorca diCorcia, Tehching Hsieh, David Lamelas, Piero Manzoni, Adrian Piper, Amie Siegel, John Smith, Andy Warhol, Gillian Wearing, Hannah Wilke, Shizuka Yokomizo and Carey Young
Curator: Peter Eleey
Funding: David Teiger Foundation, Ann M. Hatch

Henri Cartier-Bresson
Juvisy, France
1938
© 2010 Henri Cartier-Bresson/Magnum Photos
Courtesy Fondation Henri Cartier-Bresson
Museum of Modern Art
Apr. 11-June 28, 2010
Some 300 photographs, arranged thematically and supplemented with periodicals and books, by the legendary artist
Curator: Peter Galassi
Catalogue: $47.25, 336 pp.
Funding: William Randolph Hearst Endowment Fund, others
Tour: Art Institute of Chicago, San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, High Museum of Art

Dr. Lakra
Sin título / Untitled (vestido amarillo)
2004
Museum of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles
Institute of Contemporary Art, Boston
Apr. 14-Sept. 6, 2010
Jerónimo López Ramírez, aka Dr. Lakra, presents collages incorporating vintage printed materials and found objects, manipulating images of pin-up girls, 1940s Mexican businessmen, luchadores and Japanese sumo wrestlers
Curator: Pedro Alonzo, Bridget Hanson
Funding: Converse

Richard Wagner
Los Angeles County Museum of Art
Apr. 15-Aug. 16, 2010
Forty-plus prints and books exploring the sources for the operas of Richard Wagner in "Germanic myths and legends in various embodiments in the modern era," in a show organized by LACMA’s Robert Gore Rifkind Center for German Expressionist Studies
Curator: Timothy O. Benson

Dave McKenzie
Proposal
2007
Courtesy of the artist
Aspen Art Museum
Apr. 16-May 9, 2010
A variety of interventions by New York-based artist Dave McKenzie, known for framing artworks as social “proposals,” in a show that will include the creation of a float for Aspen’s “Old-Fashioned Fourth of July Parade”
Funding: AAM National Council

Chris Chong Chan Fui
BLOCK B (still)
2008
Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden
Apr. 19-Aug. 1, 2010
The short film BLOCK B (2008), by Borneo-born, Kuala Lumpur-based artist Chris Chong Chan Fui consists of a single, static shot of a massive apartment complex in Malaysia

Lee Bontecou
Untitled
1980-98
Museum of Modern Art
© 2010 Lee Bontecou
Museum of Modern Art
Apr. 21-Aug. 30, 2010
Three sculptures and more than a dozen works on paper by American artist Lee Bontecou (b. 1931), including a recently acquired suspended sculpture that was central to the artist’s 2004 retrospective at MoMA QNS
Curator: Veronica Roberts
Catalogue: Modern Women: Women Artists at The Museum of Modern Art
Funding: BNP Paribas

Alyson Shotz
Phase Shift,
2008
Installation view at Derek Eller
MASS MoCA
Apr. 24, 2010-Feb. 27, 2011
Seven artists transform MASS MoCA’s second and third floor galleries into a series of time-based, precarious, site-specific installations: Michael Beutler, Orly Genger, Tobias Putrih, Alyson Shotz, Dan Steinhilber, and collaborative team Wade Kavanaugh and Stephen B. Nguyen
Curator: Susan Cross
Catalogue: contribution by Susan Cross, interviews with the artists
Funding: Emily Hall Tremaine Exhibition Award

Billie Grace Lynn
Mad Cow Motorcycle
2008
Courtesy of the artist; Bernice Steinbaum Gallery
Museum of Arts and Design
Apr. 27-Oct. 24, 2010
Work by 30+ international artists who turn organic material -- feathers, bones, silkworm cocoons, plant materials, hair -- into installations and sculptures: Jennifer Angus, Nick Cave, Tessa Farmer, Tim Hawkinson, Jochem Hendricks, Damien Hirst, Alastair Mackie, Kate MccGwire, Susie MacMurray, Shen Shaomin, Levi van Veluw, others

Pablo Picasso
Seated Harlequin
1901
Metropolitan Museum of Art
© 2010 Estate of Pablo Picasso/Artists Rights Society
Metropolitan Museum of Art
Apr. 27-Aug. 1, 2010
The Met’s complete holdings of paintings, drawings, sculptures and ceramics by Pablo Picasso, as well as a selection of the artist’s prints, some 250 works in all
Curator: Gary Tinterow
Catalogue: $60, 376 pp.
Funding: Iris and B. Gerald Cantor Foundation

Peter McCarty
Illustration from Jeremy Draws a Monster
2009
Published by Henry Holt and Company
Art Institute of Chicago
Apr. 30-Nov. 28, 2010
The "adventures of growing up," via art from children’s books authors Nancy Carlson, Peter McCarty and Timothy Basil Ering


Still from Join the Freedom Force, 2009, by Martha Colburn (Courtesy of the artist)
Philadelphia Museum of Art
Apr. 30-July 25, 2010
Early-career artists who use animation to explore contemporary life, via works on paper, collages and sculptures related to the making of animations, and a selection of animated films, presented in three separate parts in the PMA’s Video gallery:  Jennifer Levonian, Apr. 30-May 30; Martha Colburn, June 1-June 27; and Joshua Mosley, June 29-July 25
Curator: Adelina Vlas
Funding: Edna W. Andrade Fund of The Philadelphia Foundation




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