NEW THIS MONTH IN
U.S. MUSEUMS

Frank Stella
Costantini Museum (model)
1999
Lent by the artist
Metropolitan Museum of Art
May 1-July 29, 2007
Charting Stella’s course from painting, through wall-relief and free-standing sculpture to actual structures, and including an installation on the museum’s celebrated roof deck
Curators: Gary Tinterow, Anne L. Strauss
Catalogue: $40, 16.95
Funding: Bloomberg, Cynthia Hazen Polsky, Leon B. Polsky
Also on view: "Frank Stella on the Roof," May 1-Oct. 28, 2007

Jean-Baptiste Oudry
Male Leopard
1741
Staatliches Museum Schwerin
Getty Museum
May 1-Sept. 2, 2007
11 life-size portraits of exotic animals and 20 drawings by Jean-Baptiste Oudry (1686–1755), animal painter for Louis XV
Catalogue: $60, 192 pp.
Tour: Museum of Fine Arts Houston, Oct. 7, 2007-Jan. 6, 2008
Also on view: "Medieval Beasts," May 1-July 29, 2007

El Lissitzky
Cover of Die Kunstismen/Les ismes de l’art/the isms of art
1925
Ryerson and Burnham Libraries
Art Institute of Chicago
May 1-July 31, 2007
Periodicals, books and exhibition catalogues highlighting the "modernist romance with typography," including work by Herbert Bayer, Raoul Hausmann, John Heartfield, László Moholy-Nagy, Filippo Tommaso Marinetti, Kurt Schwitters, Jan Tschichold and Theo van Doesburg
Also on view: "The Earth As It Was," May 5-Sept. 3, 2007; "Society for Contemporary Art: Acquisition Selection 2007, " May 7-July 1, 2007; "On the Scene: Kota Ezawa, Sarah Hobbs, Angela Strassheim," May 19-Sept. 3, 2007

Sol LeWitt
From "One-, Two-, Three-, and Four-Part Combinations of Vertical, Horizontal, and Diagonal, Left and Right Bands of Color"
1993-94
Museum of Contemporary Art, Chicago
May 2-Aug. 5, 2007
The development of themes in LeWitt’s oeuvre, via a selection of lithographs from the artist’s "Suite of 16 in Color" series (1971) and a sequence from " One-, Two-, Three-, and Four-Part Combinations of Vertical, Horizontal, and Diagonal Left and Right Bands of Color" (1993-94), along with artists books and photos of the artist at work
Also on view: "Upon an Ether Sea: Water and Ship Imagery from the MCA Collection," May 26-Sept. 9, 2007

Miwa Yanagi
Eternal City I (From "Elevator Girls")
1998
Deutsche Bank Collection
Chelsea Art Museum
May 3-Aug. 25, 2007
Three series of photos by the Japanese contemporary artist: "Elevator Girls," "My Grandmothers" and "Fairy Tale"
Also on view: "Federico Uribe: Human Nature," May 22-Aug. 25, 2007

Alexei Jawlensky
Large Meditation No. 30
1936
Norton Simon Museum
Norton Simon Museum
May 4-Nov. 5, 2007
100+ paintings and works on paper by the Russian-born German Expressionist Alexei Jawlensky

Jaipur Foot and Below Knee prosthesis (1968), designed by Master Ram Chandra Sharma
Cooper-Hewitt National Design Museum
May 4-Sept. 23, 2007
Affordable and socially responsible objects, including inexpensive treadle water pumps, a low-cost drip irrigation system and Nicholas Negroponte’s $100 computer
Curator: Cynthia E. Smith
Funding: Lemelson Foundation, New York State Council on the Arts, Esme Usdan Exhibition Endowment Fund, Ehrenkranz Fund

Francis Bacon
Man with Dog
1954
Albright-Knox Art Gallery
Albright-Knox Art Gallery
May 4-July 29
13 Bacon paintings from the collection of Robert and Lisa Sainsbury, along with other works from public and private collections, and archival materials
Curator: Michael Peppiatt
Catalogue: $50, 200 pp.
Tour: This show has already appeared at the Milwaukee Art Museum and the Sainsbury Centre for Visual Arts, East Anglia, UK

Vik Muniz
Waterlilies, after Monet (Pictures of Magazines) (detail)
2005
Miami Art Museum
Miami Art Museum
May 4-Oct. 28, 2007
New acquisitions at MAM, ranging from Fernand Léger to Vik Muniz and Susan Rothenberg
Curator: Peter Boswell
Funding: Annual Exhibition Fund, Espírito Santo Bank

Cameron Jamie
BB (still)
1998-2000
Walker Art Center
MIT List Visual Arts Center
May 5-July 8, 2007
The first major U.S. solo exhibition for Jamie, highlighting sculptural objects and films from the past 20 years that explore the artist’s obsession with fringe cultures, including his film trilogy BB, Spook House and Kranky Klaus
Curator: Philippe Vergne
Funding: Tim Nye, Martha McPhee, John Taft, agnès b.
Tour: This show has already appeared at the Walker Art Center

Kehinde Wiley
Entry of Paris of the Dauphin
2005
Kehinde Wiley Studio
Portland [Ore.] Art Museum
May 5-Aug. 19, 2007
Six recent monumental paintings by Wiley
Curator: Bruce Guenther
Also on view: "The Drawn Line," May 5-Aug. 12, 2007

Bartolomé Estebán Murillo’s Saint Augustine in Ecstasy, a promised gift of Richard and Elizabeth Hedreen to the Seattle Art Museum
Seattle Art Museum
May 5-Sept. 9, 2007
Showcasing some 200 works from an estimated 1,000 donated to SAM on the occasion of its 75th anniversary and the opening of its new, expanded downtown facilities designed by Allied Works Architecture
Also on view: "Five Masterpieces of Asian Art: The Story of their Conservation," May 5-Sept. 9, 2007

Louise Nevelson
Sky Cathedral
1958
Albright-Knox Art Galler
Jewish Museum
May 5-Sept. 16, 2007
66 of Nevelson’s characteristic painted wood sculptures plus two room installations
Curator: Brooke Kamin Rapaport
Catalogue: 256 pp., contributions by Arthur C. Danto, Harriet F. Senie, Michael Stanislawski
Funding: Henry Luce Foundation, National Endowment for the Arts, Irving Schneider and family, others
Tour: de Young Museum, San Francisco, Oct. 27-Jan. 13, 2007

Edward Hopper
Chop Suey
1929
Collection Barney A. Ebsworth
Museum of Fine Arts, Boston
May 6-Aug. 19, 2007
50 oil paintings, 30 watercolors and 12 prints made between 1925 and 1950, including the favorites Nighthawks and Chop Suey
Curator: Carol Troyen
Catalogue: $45 (paper), $65 (cloth), 264 pp.
Funding: Mary L. Cornille, John F. Cogan, Jr., MFA Associates/MFA Senior Associates Exhibition Endowment Fund
Tour: National Gallery of Art, Sept. 16, 2007-Jan. 21, 2008; Art Institute of Chicago, Feb. 16-May 11, 2008
Also on view: "Jewelry by Artists: The Daphne Farago Collection," May 22, 2007-Mar. 5, 2008; "Ed Rossbach Fiber Art from the Daphne Farago Collection," May 22, 2007-Mar. 5, 2008

Pablo Picasso
Study for Les Demoiselles d’Avignon
early 1907
Museum of Modern Art
Museum of Modern Art
May 9-Aug. 27, 2007
Picasso’s Les Demoiselles d’Avignon, alongside a group of preparatory studies and works created immediately before and after the iconic painting
Curator: Anna Swinbourne
Funding: BNP Paribas
Also on view: "Projects 85: Dan Perjovschi," May 2-Aug. 27, 2007; "Barry Frydlender: Place and Time," May 17-Sept. 3, 2007; "Sensation and Sentiment: Cinema Posters 1912-14," May 23-Aug. 27, 2007

Mariana Yampolsky
Mujeres Mazahuas (Mazahua Women)
1989
Collection of Jerald Green
UBS Art Gallery
May 10-Aug. 3, 2007
46 gelatin-and-silver photographs and a dozen woodcut and linoleum prints by Mariana Yampolsky (1925-2002), who was born in Chicago but became a Mexican citizen in 1954
Curators: Elizabeth Ferrer, Jerald Green

Philippe Lévy-Stab
Wynton Marsalis
2004
National Portrait Gallery
International Center of Photography
May 11-Sept. 9, 2007
86 photographs capturing African-American life from the mid-19th century to the present, including works by Berenice Abbott, James VanDerZee, Edward Weston, Gordon Parks, Irving Penn and Carl Van Vechten
Curator: Deborah Willis
Catalogue: $35, 176 pp.
Funding: MetLife Foundation, Council of the National Museum of African American History and Culture
Tour: National Portrait Gallery, Washington, D.C., Oct. 9, 2007-Jan. 6, 2008
Also on view: "Biographical Landscape: The Photography of Stephen Shore, 1969-79," May 11-Sept. 9, 2007; "Amelia Earhart: Image and Icon," May 11-Sept. 9, 2007; "Chim: Photographs by David Seymour," May 11-Sept. 9, 2007

Andy Warhol
David Whitney
1980
Menil Collection
Menil Collection
May 11-Oct. 28, 2007
Important works bequeathed to the Menil by collector David Whitney (1939–2005), including 17 drawings by Jasper Johns

Cecilia Beuax
Lady Darwin (Maud DuPuy)
ca. 1889
Collection of Mr. and Mrs. John L. Huber
High Museum of Art
May 12-Sept. 9, 2007
Ca. 85 works, including oils, works on paper and decorative objects, exploring the life of Beaux (1855-1940), considered in her lifetime the equal of John Singer Sargent
Curator: Sylvia Yount
Catalogue: $45, 195 pp.
Funding: Henry Luce Foundation, Jean and Glenn Verrill Foundation, others
Also on view: "Annie Leibovitz: A Photographer’s Life, 1990-2005," May 12-Sept. 9, 2007

Chris Marker, still from "Staring Back," courtesy
Wexner Center for the Arts
May 12-Aug. 12, 2007
200 black-and-white photographic portraits spanning six decades of work by the French filmmaker
Curator: Bill Horrigan
Catalogue: $29.95, 168 pp., contributions by Bill Horrigan, Christ Marker, Molly Nesbit
Also on view: "Robert Beck: dust," May 12-Aug. 12, 2007; "Zoe Leonard: Analogue," May 12-Aug. 12, 2007; "State Fare: Three Ohio Artists," May 12-Aug. 12, 2007

Martin Munkacsi
Lovely autumn: the last warm rays of sunshine
ca. 1929
Courtesy of Ullstein Bild
San Francisco Museum of Modern Art
May 12-Sept. 16, 2007
125 pictures, magazine spreads and print layouts from the 1920s through the 1940s by the Hungary-born photographer
Curator: F. C. Gundlach
Catalogue: $65, 416 pp.
Tour: This show has already appeared at the International Center of Photography

Marvin Lipofsky
Venini Series 1972 #7
1972
Carnegie Museum of Art
Carnegie Museum of Art
May 12-Sept. 16, 2007
125 works in glass in a show that focuses on the links between Venice and America, including pieces by Christiano Bianchin, James Carpenter, Dale Chihuly, Dan Dailey, Marvin Lipofsky, Richard Marquis, James Mongrain, Benjamin Moore, Yoichi Ohira, Loredano Rosin, Maria Grazia Rosin, Ginny Ruffner, Davide Salvadore Laura de Santillana, Pino Signoretto, Thomas Stearns, Lino Tagliapietra, Gianni Toso and Toots Zynsky
Curator: Sarah Nichols
Catalogue: $29.95, 204 pp.
Funding: Richard King Mellon Foundation, Heinz Endowments, Claude Worthington Benedum Foundation, PNC, Highmark Blue Cross Blue Shield, others

Dan Flavin
Untitled (to the "innovator" of Wheeling Peachblow)
1966-1968
Dia Art Foundation
Los Angeles County Museum of Art
May 13-Aug. 12, 2007
The final stop for this Flavin retrospective features a reconstruction of the corridors Flavin made for the E.F. Hauserman Co. showroom, formerly located at the Pacific Design Center in Los Angeles, along with 40+ florescent light works
Curators: Michael Govan, Tiffany Bell
Funding: Henry Luce Foundation, Andrew W. Mellon Foundation, Lannan Foundation, Terra Foundation for American Art, National Endowment for the Arts
Tour: This show has already appeared at the National Gallery of Art, the Modern Art Museum of Fort Worth, the Museum of Contemporary Art, Chicago and the Hayward Gallery, London

Sharon Ellis
New Moon and Palm Trees
2004
Private Collection
Hammer Museum
May 13-Sep. 2, 2007
Works made in the past decade by Ginny Bishton, Mark Bradford, Liz Craft, Sharon Ellis, Matt Greene, Elliott Hundley, Stanya Kahn & Harry Dodge, Monica Majoli, Matthew Monahan, Rebecca Morales, Lari Pittman, Ken Price, Jason Rhoades, Anna Sew Hoy and Jim Shaw
Curator: Gary Garrels
Catalogue: $35, 136 pp.
Funding: Andy Warhol Foundation for the Visual Arts, David Teiger

Louise Bourgeois
Number Seventy-Two (The No March)
1972
Storm King Art Center
Storm King Art Center
May 16-Nov. 15, 2007
Focusing on Bourgeois’ repeated use of clustered forms, including a reinstallation of Storm King’s own Number Seventy-Two (The No March) (1978)
Curator: David R. Collens
Catalogue: contribution by Amei Wallach

Installation by the Arts Computation Engineering (ACE) program at UC Irvine
Orange County Museum of Art
May 18-Aug. 12, 2007
Interactive installations and new media works by members of the Arts Computation Engineering (ACE) program at UC Irvine, allowing visitors to do activities such as create a virtual painting with a remote control car, or compose a musical score by playing Go
Also on view: "Mary Heilmann: To Be Someone," May 20-Aug 26, 2007

William H. Johnson
Three Friends
ca. 1944-1945
Smithsonian American Art Museum
Philadelphia Museum of Art
May 19-Aug. 12, 2007
80 works on paper by African-American modernist William H. Johnson (1901–1970)
Curator: John Ittman
Funding: C.F. Foundation, Atlanta
Tour: This show has already appeared at the Smithsonian American Art Museum and the Amon Carter Museum in Fort Worth, and subsequently travels to the Montgomery Museum of Art in Montgomery, Ala., Sept. 15-Nov. 18, 2007
Also on view: "Ike Taiga and Tokuyama Gyokuran: Japanese Masters of the Brush," May 1-July 22, 2007

Maurício Nogueira Lima
Objeto rítmico no. 2 (segunda versão)
1970s; first version, 1952
Museum of Fine Arts, Houston
Museum of Fine Arts, Houston
May 20-Sept. 23, 2007 
100 paintings, constructions, drawings, posters and graphic materials made by post-WWII Brazilian artists, from the MFAH’s recently acquired Leirner Collection of Brazilian Constructive Art
Curator: Mari Carmen Ramírez
Catalogue: 160 pp.
Funding: Samuel F. Gorman, Macy’s

Vincent van Gogh
The Night Café
1888
Yale University Art Gallery
Metropolitan Museum of Art
May 22-Aug. 19, 2007
65+ paintings assembled by the feuding brothers, patrons of separate museums, including works by Cézanne, Degas, Eakins, Homer, Hopper, Matisse, Monet, Picasso, Pissarro, Renoir, Sargent, Seurat, others
Curator: Susan Alyson Stein
Catalogue: $65, 384 pp.
Funding: Gail and Parker Gilbert Fund, Janice H. Levin Fund
Tour: This show has already appeared at the Sterling and Francine Clark Art Institute
Also on view: "Poiret: King of Fashion," May 9-Aug. 5, 2007; "Hidden in Plain Sight: Contemporary Photographs from the Collection," May 15-Sept. 3, 2007; "Neo Rauch at the Met: para," May 22-Sept. 23, 2007

Linder
Pretty Girl Series
2006
Courtesy Stuart Shave/Modern Art, London
P.S.1 Contemporary Art Center
May 24-Sept. 24, 2007
Drawings, photomontages, concert flyers and performance video made since the ‘70s by the Liverpool-born artist Linder Sterling, most famous for the punk collage cover of the Buzzcocks’ 1977 Orgasm Addict
Curator: Neville Wakefield
Funding: Philip E. and Shelley Fox Aarons
Also on view: "Dorota Jurczak and Abel Auer: The Slimy Trail of Slug and Snail," May 12 –Sept. 24, 2007; "Tunga," May 20-Sept. 24, 2007; "Jim Shaw: The Donner Party," May 24-Sept. 24, 2007; "Organizing Chaos," May 24-Sept. 24, 2007

Isaac Abrams
All Things Are One Thing
1967
Whitney Museum of American Art
May 24-Sept. 16, 2007
The psychedelic ‘60s in art, via paintings, photographs, sculptures and environments by Isaac Abrams, Richard Avedon, Jordan Belson, Lynda Benglis, Richard Hamilton, Elliott Landy, Jimi Hendrix, Robert Indiana, Yayoi Kusama, Richard Lindner, John McCracken, USCO, Stan VanDerBeek, James Whitney, Lamonte Young, Marian Zazeela, others
Curators: Christoph Grunengerg
Catalogue: 240 pp.
Tour: This show has already appeared at Tate Liverpool, the Kunsthalle Schirn Frankfurt and the Kunsthalle Wien

Ed Ruscha’s Hollywood, from "Out of Oklahoma"
Price Tower Arts Center
May 25-Sept. 16, 2007
35 works by Oklahoma-born artists who gained national acclaim, including Joe Andoe, Carolyn Brady, Joe Brainard, Larry Clark, Joe Goode, Lee Mullican, Ed Ruscha, David Salle, Leon Polk Smith and Harold Stevenson
Curator: Richard P. Townsend
Funding: Harold and Sandy Price, Julie and Charlie Daniels, Silas Foundation, Eric Sherburn and Leigh Ann Moss, National Endowment for the Arts, Oklahoma Arts Council
Tour: Fred Jones Jr. Museum of Art, University of Oklahoma, Sept. 29-Jan. 6, 2008

Susan Silton
#2, from Infested
2005
Courtesy of the artist
Francis Lehman Loeb Art Center, Vassar College
May 25-July 29, 2007
Contemporary photographers and filmmakers who investigate the theme of failed utopias
Curator: Mary-Kay Lombino
Catalogue: contribution by Mary-Kay Lombino
Funding: Horace W. Goldsmith Foundation, Friends of the Frances Lehman Loeb Exhibition Fund

Nadine Robinson
Wormwood
2005
Grand Arts
Contemporary Arts Museum Houston
May 26-Aug. 5, 2007
African American artists within the context of the "sound and light esthetic," via works by Sanford Biggers, Louis Cameron, Kianga Ford, Kira Lynn Harris, Satch Hoyt, Arthur Jafa, Jennie C. Jones, George Lewis, Tom Lloyd, Yvette Mattern, Camille Norment, Kambui Olijimi, Karyn Olivier, Benjamin Patterson, Nadine Robinson and SoundLab
Curator: Cassel Oliver
Catalogue: DVD, contributions by Cassel Oliver, Romi Crawford, Greg Tate
Also on view: "Perspectives 156: Impulse," May 4-June 17, 2007

Thomas Sully
Cinderella at the Kitchen Fire
1843
Dallas Museum of Art
Dallas Museum of Art
May 27-Nov. 18, 2007
Works donated or on permanent loan to the museum from the collection of benefactor Pauline Gill Sullivan (1918-2006), including paintings by Mary Cassatt, Ralph Earl, Edouard Manet, Charles Willson Peale, Camille Pissarro, Severin Roesen, Alfred Sisley and Thomas Sully
Curators: Dorothy Kosinski, William Rudolph
Also on view: "Lone Star Legacy: The Barrett Collection of Early Texas Art," May 27-Fall 2007

Claude Lorrain
The Tomb of Cecilia Metella
ca. 1638
British Museum
National Gallery of Art
May 27-Aug. 12, 2007
85 drawings from the British Museum collection along with 15 paintings, by the 17th-century classicist who spent most of his career in Rome
Curator: Richard Rand
Catalogue: $55, 176 pp.
Tour: This show has already appeared at the Legion of Honor, San Francisco, and the Sterling and Francine Clark Art Institute
Also on view: "Fabulous Journeys and Faraway Places: Travels on Paper 1450-1700 ," May 6-Sept. 16, 2007; "Private Treasures: Four Centuries of European Master Drawings," May 6-Sept. 16, 2007; " Rembrandt’s Titus from the Norton Simon Museum," May 11, 2007-Sept. 4, 2007