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U.S. MUSEUMS

Thomas Moran
Untitled (Fishing boat on storm-tossed sea; after Harry Chase)
1890
Parrish Art Museum
UBS Art Gallery, Manhattan
June 1-Aug. 11, 2006
80 etchings by more than 40 19th-century artists, including William Merritt Chase, Thomas Moran, Mary Nimmo Moran, Henry Farrer and R. Swain Gifford, all members of the New York Etching Club
Curator: Alicia Longwell

Frederic Church
Coast Scene, Mount Desert
1863
Wadsworth Atheneum
Wadsworth Atheneum Museum of Art
June 2-Dec. 31, 2006
More than 60 major paintings by Thomas Cole, Frederic Church, Albert Bierstadt, Sanford Gifford, John Kensett and others -- the world’s best Hudson River School collection -- go back on view at the Wadsworth Atheneum after a 30-month national tour
Curator: Elizabeth Mankin Kornhauser
Catalogue: Yale, $45

Zaha Hadid
Exhibition design for "The Great Utopia" at the Guggenheim Museum
1992
Guggenheim Museum
June 3-Oct. 25, 2006
A comprehensive look at the visionary architect’s theoretical and academic work, as well as her portfolio of built projects that "shift the geometry of buildings," including the recently completed Phaeno Science Center in Wolfsburg
Curators: Germano Celant, Monica Ramírez-Montagut
Catalogue: Guggenheim/D.A.P., $50
Funding: Oldcastle Glass, Deutsche Bank

Edgar Degas
Auguste de Gas (detail)
ca. 1859
Art Institute of Chicago
June 3-July 30, 2006
166 works from the Harry B. and Bessie K. Braude Memorial Collection
Curator: Suzanne McCullagh
Funding: anonymous, Rhoades Foundation/Julius Lewis exhibition Endowment, Kemper Educational and Charitable Trust
Also on view: "Douglas Garofalo," June 17-Oct. 8, 2006; "Jose Guadalupe Posada and the Mexican Broadside," June 24, 2006-Jan. 17, 2007; "Harry Callahan: The Photographer at Work," June 24-Sept. 24, 2006

Pierre-Auguste Renoir
Sleeping Girl with a Cat
1880
Clark Art Institute
Sterling and Francine Clark Art Institute
June 4-Sept. 4, 2006
Almost 70 paintings -- including van Gogh’s The Night Café (1888), Renoir’s At the Concert (1881), Homer’s Undertow (1886) and Eakins’ Dr. Agnew (1889) -- in a show exploring the rivalry of the two brothers who were heirs to the Singer Sewing fortune: Robert Sterling Clark, founder of the namesake museum in Williamstown, Mass., and Stephen Carlton Clark, who served as a trustee of the Museum of Modern Art and established the Fenimore Art Museum and the National Baseball Hall of Fame in Cooperstown
Curator: Richard Rand
Catalogue: Yale, 384 pp., $65
Tour: Metropolitan Museum, May 22-Aug. 19, 2007

Ellsworth Kelly
Grape Leaves III
1973-74
AXA Gallery, New York
June 7-Aug. 14, 2006
The first public presentation of the artist’s complete plant lithographs, in a traveling show organized by the Grand Rapids Art Museum
Catalogue: Yale, 124 pp., $35
Tour: Centro Andaluz de Arte Contemporaneo, Seville, Sept. 21, 2006-Jan. 1, 2007

Frontispiece of the Déscription de L’Égypte, second edition, 1821-29
Dahesh Museum of Art
June 8-Sept. 3, 2006
Europe’s visual imaginings of Egypt between Napoleon’s ill-fated invasion in 1798 and the start of World War I, via over 70 plates from the multivolume illustrated compendium, Déscription de L’Égypte, plus paintings, watercolors, drawings, prints, photographs, decorative arts, illustrated books, letters and medals
Curator: Lisa Small
Funding: Samuel H. Kress Foundation, Grand Marnier Foundation

Atta Kim
ON-AIR Project, Sacheonwangsang, 8 Buddhas
2003
© Atta Kim
International Center of Photography
June 9-Aug. 27, 2006
Large-scale, visually spectacular color photographs focusing on such subjects as parliamentary sessions, soccer gamers, outdoor military exercises and erotic unions, as part of an examination of time and perception
Curator: Christopher Phillips
Also on view: "Tempo, Tempo! The Bauhaus Photomontages of Marianne Brandt," "Paris: Eugene Atget and Christopher Rauschenberg" and "Unknown Weegee," all June 9-Aug. 27, 2006

Douglas Gordon
Between Darkness and Light (after William Blake)
1997
Museum of Modern Art
Museum of Modern Art
June 11-Sept. 4, 2006
Film-related work by the Scottish conceptual artist who first presented Alfred Hitchcock’s film Psycho frame-by-frame over a 24-hour period
Curator: Klaus Biesenbach
Catalogue: MoMA, 304 pp., $60
Funding: Jerry I. Speyer and Katherine O. Farley

Jean-Étienne Liotard
Trompe l’Oeil
1771
Frick Collection
June 13-Sept. 17, 2006
More than 50 paintings, drawings, miniatures and engravings from the Musées d’art et d’histoire in Geneva, in the first monographic exhibition in North America devoted to the prolific pastelist, painter and miniaturist who traveled throughout Europe and the Near East
Curators: Colin B. Bailey, Kristel Smentek
Catalogue: Éditions d’Art Somogy, $45
Funding: Margot and Jerry Bogert, Melvin R. Seiden, others

Lords of Creation, the catalogue for "Treasures of Sacred Maya Kings" at the Metropolitan Museum
Metropolitan Museum
June 13-Sept. 10, 2006
Some 150 objects, dating from 900 BC to 550 AD and lent primarily by public collections in Mexico, Guatemala and Honduras, display the grandiose ambitions of the god-kings of pre-Columbian America, in a show organized by the Los Angeles County Museum of Art
Curators: Virginia Fields, Dorie Reents-Buder, Julie Jones
Catalogue: Lords of Creation: The Origins of Sacred Maya Kingship, Scala, 287 pp., $60
Funding: Televisa, National Endowment for the Humanities
Also on view: "On Photography: A Tribute to Susan Sontag," June 6-Sept. 4, 2006

Eliot Porter
White Flowers in Black Ash Cliff, Iceland
1972
J. Paul Getty Museum
Getty Center
June 13-Sept. 17, 2006
Over 75 photos dating from the 1930s to the 1980s by the pioneering American color photographer, in a show inspired by Daniel Greenberg and Susan Steinhauser’s gift to the museum of 68 Porter photos
Curator: Paul Martineau

New-York Historical Society
June 16, 2006-Jan. 7, 2007
Works by Willie Birch, Mel Edwards, Whitfield Lovell, Kerry James Marshall, Lorenzo Pace, Faith Ringgold, Betye Saar, Kara Walker, Carrie Mae Weems, Fred Wilson and others that "capture the tension between the reprehensible past and emotions of the present"
Curators: Lowery Stokes Sims, Kathleen Hulser, Cynthia Copeland

Lee Miller
Mrs. Donald Friede
ca. 1930-32
Philadelphia Museum of Art
Philadelphia Museum of Art
June 17-Sept. 17, 2006
More than 200 works from the collection acquired in 2001, celebrating the centenary of the birth of pioneering Surrealist art dealer Julien Levy (1906-1981)
Curators: Katherine Ware, Peter Barberie
Funding: Horace W. Goldsmith Foundation, Furthermore, Andrew W. Mellon Fund

Paul Klee
Actor’s Mask
1924
Museum of Modern Art
Phillips Collection
June 17-Sept. 10, 2006
80 works by the pioneering German modernist, in an exhibition organized by the Menil Collection
Curator: Josef Helfenstein
Catalogue: Hatje Cantz, 320 pp., $55
Tour: Menil Collection, Oct. 6, 2006-Jan. 14, 2007

Sophie Taeuber
Untitled (Dada Head)
1920
Centre Pompidou
Museum of Modern Art
June 18-Sept. 11, 2006
The first major U.S. exhibition to focus exclusively on Dada, in an exhibition co-organized with the Pompidou Center in Paris and the National Gallery of Art, where it has previously appeared
Curator: Anne Umland
Catalogue: Dada: Zurich, Berlin, Hanover, Cologne, New York, Paris, DAP, 519 pp., $65
Funding: Dana Foundation, Donald B. and Catherine C. Marron, Sue & Edgar Wachenheim Foundation, Pro Helvetia, BNP Paribas

Giorgione
Three Philosophers
ca. 1506
Kunsthistorisches Museum
National Gallery of Art
June 18-Sept. 17, 2006
Approximately 60 paintings -- pastoral landscapes, female nudes and romantic portraits -- done while the older Giovanni Bellini (d. 1516) and Giorgione (d. 1510) were working side-by-side with the younger Titian (1485-1576), in a show organized with the Kunsthistorisches Museum, Vienna
Curators: David Alan Brown, Sylvia Ferino-Pagden
Catalogue: Yale, 288 pp., $75
Tour: Kunsthistorisches Museum, Vienna, Oct. 17, 2006-Jan. 7, 2007
Funding: Bracco

Raphael
Madonna and Child Enthroned with Saints
ca. 1504
Metropolitan Museum
Metropolitan Museum
June 20-Sept. 3, 2006
Reuniting the Colonna Altarpiece, donated to the Met in 1916 by J.P. Morgan, with scenes from its predella and a group of drawings and paintings
Curators: Keith Christiansen, Linda Wolk-Simon
Catalogue: The show is accompanied by a special edition of the museum bulletin
Funding: Homeland Foundation, Gail and Parker Gilbert Fund

Anselm Kiefer
Resurrexit
1973
Private Collection Sanders, Amsterdam
Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden
June 22-Sept. 10, 2006
40 paintings, watercolors, books and sculptures from 1969-2005, in the touring exhibition that originated at the Modern Art Museum of Fort Worth, supplemented by two recent paintings from Kiefer’s studio in Barjac, France, that have never been seen in public before
Organizing curator: Michael Auping
Catalogue: Prestel, 186 pp., $65 hardcover
Tour: San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, Oct. 15, 2006-Jan. 14, 2007
Funding: UBS

Matthew Barney
still from Drawing Restraint 9
2005
San Francisco MOMA
June 23-Sept. 19, 2006
A site-specific installation designed by the artist surveys his work on the "drawing restraint" theme, dating from his student days at Yale University in the late 1980s to the present
Curator: Benjamin Weil
Catalogue: Uplink, 163 pp., $75

The exhibition catalogue for "Searching for Shakespeare" at the Yale Center for British Art
Yale Center for British Art
June 23-Sept. 17, 2006
Nearly 150 objects revealing Shakespeare as his contemporaries knew him, including the Chandos portrait -- the first painting presented to the National Portrait Gallery in London, in 1856 -- and several other portraits of the poet and playwright, in a show organized by the National Portrait Gallery, London
Curators: Yarnya Cooper, Elisabeth Fairman
Catalogue: Yale, 239 pp., $60

Iñigo Manglano-Ovalle
Iceberg Number r11i01, June 21, 2004
2004
Photo by Dan Johnson
Rochester (Minn.) Art Center
June 23-Sept. 3, 2006
13 new and recent works in video, sound, photography and sculpture, including Cloud Prototype No. 1 and Iceberg r11i01
Curator: Kris Douglas
Catalogue: 72 pp., $30

Mary Cassatt
Little Girl in a Blue Armchair
1878
National Gallery of Art
Museum of Fine Arts, Boston
June 25-Sept. 24, 2006
Approximately 100 paintings, including John Singer Sargent’s Madame X (1884), James McNeill Whistler’s Portrait of the Artist’s Mother (1871) and Mary Cassatt’s Little Girl in a Blue Armchair (1878), in a show co-organized with the National Gallery in London (where it has already appeared) and the Metropolitan Museum
Curators: Erica E. Hirshler, Kathleen Adler, H. Barbara Weinberg
Catalogue: 320 pp., $65
Tour: Metropolitan Museum, Oct. 17, 2006-Jan. 28, 2007
Funding: Bank of America, WCVB-TV

Ron Gorchov
Ulysses
1979
Courtesy Julian Schnabel
P.S.1 Art Center
June 25-Sept. 18, 2006
New and recent works by the 1970s abstract painter known for his uniquely saddle-shaped canvases
Curator: Alanna Heiss

Richard Pousette-Dart
Bird in the Spring
1992
Los Angeles County Museum of Art
June 29-Sept. 17, 2006
Over 50 works on paper by the New York School artist celebrated for his trippy, pointillist paintings, in a show co-organized with the Fine Arts Museums of San Francisco and the Cincinnati Art Museum
Curator: Robert Flynn Johnson, Leslie Jones
Catalogue: $19.95
Tour: Fine Arts Museums of San Francisco, Oct. 14, 2006-Jan. 14, 2007; Cincinnati Art Museum, Feb. 3-May 3, 2007
Also on view: "David Hockney Portraits," June 11-Sept. 4, 2006

Man Ray
La Fortune
1938
Whitney Museum
Whitney Museum
June 29-Sept. 3, 2006
Three floors of Ab Ex, Pop and Minimalist works from the museum collection, plus a focus on Edward Hopper on the fifth floor (which opens earlier, on June 7), celebrating the museum’s 75th birthday
Funding: Henry Luce Foundation, Jack Rudin in honor of Beth Rudin DeWoody
Also on view: "Trace," June 30-Nov. 12, 2006

Peter Hujar
Two Drag Queens Mugging
1978
Peter Hujar Archive
Frances Lehman Loeb Art Center, Vassar College
June 30-Sept. 17, 2006
Upwards of 60 works by three New York artists from three generations -- Rudy Burckhardt, Ray Johnson and Peter Hujar -- displayed in adjoining galleries
Curators: Mary-Kay Lombino, Joel Smith
Funding: Horace W. Goldsmith Foundation


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