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Pekka Jylhä
Trembling and honoring
2005
WAM / Turku City Art Collection
Photo by Jussi Tiainen
P.S.1 Contemporary Art Center
June 1-Sept. 15, 2008
Work by 16 Finnish contemporary artists
Curators: Alanna Heiss, Marketta Seppälä
Funding: Ministry of Education Finland, Finnish Fine Arts Academy Foundation, Gerda and Salomo Wuorio Foundation, Alfred Kordelin Foundation, Finnish Cultural Foundation, Finnish Film Foundation, Arts Council of Finland, AVEK (The Promotion Centre for Audiovisual Culture), Ministry for Foreign Affairs of Finland, Finnish Cultural Institute in New York, and Consulate General of Finland in New York

Gerald Murphy
Watch
1925
Dallas Museum of Art
© Estate of Honoria Murphy Donnelly/Licensed by VAGA
Dallas Museum of Art
June 1-Sept. 14, 2008
The art and artistic influence of the Sara and Gerald Murphy, patrons in the Paris of the 1920s and 1930s, whose lives touched the likes of Hemingway, Picasso and Stravinsky
Curator: Dorothy Kosinski, Kenneth Wayne
Catalogue: $34.95, 244 pp.
Funding: National Endowment for the Humanities, Terra Foundation for American Art, Getty Foundation, Dedalus Foundation, Inc., Museum Tower
Tour: This show has already been seen at the Williams College Museum of Art

Gustave Le Gray
The Salon of 1852
1852
Metropolitan Museum of Art
Metropolitan Museum of Art
June 3-Sept. 1, 2008
The history of photography through works by Gustave Le Gray, Roger Fenton, Carleton Watkins, William Henry Fox Talbot, Julia Margaret Cameron, Nadar, Édouard Baldus, Charles Marville, Eugène Atget, Walker Evans, Man Ray, Henri Cartier-Bresson and Brassaï (many of these acquired from the Gilman Collection in 2005)
Curator: Malcolm Daniel

Jean-Antoine Houdon’s George Washington
High Museum of Art, Atlanta
June 7-Sept. 7, 2008
20 busts of historical figures, a funerary monument, a medallion and a death allegory by French Enlightenment artist Jean-Antoine Houdon
Curators: David Brenneman, Isabelle Leroy-Jay Lemaistre
Catalogue: the first English-language publication detailing the Louvre’s entire Houdon collection
Funding: Anne Cox Chambers. Accenture, UPS, Turner Broadcasting Corporation, Coca-Cola Company, Delta Air Lines, AXA Art Insurance
Also on view: "Road to Freedom: Photographs of the Civil Rights Movement, 1956-1968," June 7-Oct. 5, 2008; "After 1968: Contemporary Artists and the Civil Rights Legacy," June 7-Oct. 5, 2008

Steven Yazzie
Sleeping with Jefferson (detail)
2007
Courtesy of the artist
National Museum of the American Indian, New York
June 7-Sept. 21, 2008
Questions about the meaning of race and ethnicity, from 15 mixed Native/non-Native artists: Dustinn Craig, Fausto Fernandez, Luis Gutierrez, David Hannan, Gregory Lomayesva, Brian Miller, Franco Mondini-Ruiz, Kent Monkman, Nadia Myre, Alan Natachu, Hector Ruiz, Anna Tsouhlarakis, Kade Twist, Bernard Williams and Steven Yazzie
Curators: Joe Baker, Gerald McMaster
Catalogue: 96 pp.
Tour: This show has already appeared at the Heard Museum, Phoenix

Lewis Baltz
Park City, Interior, Number 14 (detail)
1979
Hammer Museum
Hammer Museum, UCLA
June 8-Sept. 14, 2008
Los Angeles-based artist Bornstein inaugurates a new series of artist-curated shows at the Hammer, selecting works from the permanent collection
Curator: Jennifer Bornstein
Also on view: "Hammer Projects: Henry Coombes," June 12-Sept. 7, 2008

John Constable
Sky Study with Rainbow
1827
Yale Center for British Art
Yale Center for British Art
June 10-Aug. 17, 2008
80+ watercolors by leading lights of British art such as William Blake, John Constable, John Robert Cozens, Thomas Gainsborough, Thomas Girtin, Paul Sandby and J. M. W. Turner
Curators: Scott Wilcox, Mitchell Merling, Matthew Hargraves
Catalogue: $45, 232, pp
Tour: This show has already been seen at the Virginia Museum of Fine Arts, Richmond, Va., and the State Hermitage Museum, St. Petersburg, Russia

Illustration by Maria Sybilla Merian, from Histoire générale des insectes de Surinam’ (1771)
Getty Center
June 10-Aug, 31, 2008
The natural history illustration of Maria Sibylla Merian (1647-1717), a pioneering woman of art, science and business
Curator: Ella Reitsma
Catalogue: $44.95, 231 pp.
Tour: This show has already appeared at the Museum Het Rembrandthuis, Amsterdam

Steve McCurry
Vietnam
2007
© Steve McCurry/Magnum Photos
Corcoran Gallery of Art
June 14-July 20, 2008
Photos by Jonas Bendiksen, Jim Goldberg, Alex Majoli, Steve McCurry, Paolo Pellegrin, Gilles Peress, Eli Reed and Larry Towell documenting the positive impact of free retroviral drugs on AIDS-stricken populations in India, Haiti, Mali, Peru, Russia, Rwanda, South Africa, Swaziland and Vietnam, a collaboration between Magnum Photos and the Global Fund to Fight AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria
Curator: William Horrigan
Tour: Venues in Mexico City, Paris, London, Berlin and Rome

Damien Hirst
End Game
2004
Collection of Robert, Jereann and Holland Chaney
© Damien Hirst, courtesy Gagosian Gallery
Museum of Fine Arts Houston
June 14-Sept. 28, 2008
Twenty-one works by artists and artists’ collectives from the UK, including Jake & Dinos Chapman, Antony Gormley, Dan Hays, Damien Hirst, Tim Noble & Sue Webster, Rachel Whiteread and Sam Taylor Woods
Curator: Elliott Zooey Martin
Catalogue: $14.95, 80 pp.
Funding: Sotheby’s
Also in view: "Wine, Worship, and Sacrifice: The Golden Graves of Ancient Vani," June 21-Sept. 1, 2008

Frida Kahlo
Self-Portrait with Thorn Necklace and Humming bird
1940
Harry Ransom Center, University of Texas at Austin
San Francisco Museum of Modern Art
June 14-Sept. 28, 2008
Ca. 50 paintings from the beginning of Kahlo’s career in 1926 to the year of her death in 1954, alongside iconic photographs of the artist
Curators: Hayden Herrera, Elizabeth Carpenter
Funding: Bank of America, Fundación Televisa, others
Tour: This show has already been seen at the Walker Art Center and the Philadelphia Museum of Art

Gilbert & George
Cherry Blossom No. 5
1974
Private Collection, courtesy Sonnabend Gallery
Milwaukee Art Museum
June 14-Sept. 1, 2008
44 large-scale pictures and a selection of archival materials relating to the career of the celebrated British duo
Curators: Jan Debbaut, Ben Borthwick, Joe Ketner
Catalogue: $30, 208 pp.
Funding: Argosy Foundation, others
Tour: This show has already appeared at the Tate Modern, London

Chaz Bojórquez
Chino Latino
2000
Collection of Cheech Marin
Los Angeles County Museum of Art
June 15, 2008-Nov. 2, 2008
Works by Carlos Almaraz, Chaz Bojorquez, Diane Gamboa, Gronk, Gilbert "Magu" Lujan, Frank Romero, John Valadez, Patssi Valdez and other Chicano artists, from the collection of art patron and Cheech & Chong comedian Marin
Curator: Chon Noriega
Also on view: "The Age of Imagination: Japanese Art, 1615-1868, from the Price Collection," June 22-Sept. 14, 2008; "Hosoe Eikoh and Butoh: Photographing Strange Notions," June 22-Sept. 14, 2008

Julian Rosefeldt
Lonely Planet (still)
2006
Image courtesy the artist and Max Wigram Gallery
Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Park
June 19-Sept. 7, 2008
Part Two of an exhibition series focusing on contemporary "moving-image art" is divided into two parts, one focusing on films that use the conventions of mainstream cinema, the other examining works that play on the documentary format
Curator: Anne Ellegood, Kristen Hileman

Painting by Winslow Homer in "Winslow Homer: American Scenes"
Museum of Fine Arts, Boston
June 20, 2008-Dec. 7, 2008
Work by the American Impressionist, including his late seascapes in oil, a childhood drawing, illustrations for Harper’s Weekly and rarely seen etchings
Also on view: "Great Company: Portraits by European Masters," June 20, 2008-Jan. 5, 2009; "Preserving History, Making History: The Museum of Fine Arts, Boston," June 20, 2008-Sept. 22, 2009

Jen Liu
The Brethren of the Stone: Comfortably Numb (still)
2006
Courtesy of the artist and Lizbeth Oliveria Gallery
Henry Art Gallery, Seattle
June 21-Oct. 12, 2008
Art from Matthew Day Jackson, Jen Liu and David Maljkovic explores the "twilight time that may be our immediate future"
Curator: Sara Krajewski
Funding: Arts Fund, Mayor’s Office of Arts and Cultural Affairs

Elizabeth Peyton
Self-portrait
1999
Aldrich Contemporary Art Museum
June 22-Nov. 16, 2008
The first survey of photography by famous contemporary painter Peyton

Thomas Wilmer Dewing
Summer
ca. 1890
Smithsonian American Art Museum
Sterling and Francine Clark Art Institute
June 22-Oct. 19, 2008
40 paintings by leading American fin de siècle artists, including Whistler, Inness, William Merritt Chase, Thomas Wilmer Dewing, John Twachtman and Eduard Steichen
Curator: Marc Simpson
Catalogue: $65, 280 pp.

Marlene Dumas
Jen
2005
Museum of Modern Art
© 2008 Marlene Dumas
Museum of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles
June 22-Sept. 22, 2008
Ca. 60 paintings and 25 drawings, spanning the South African-born artist’s 30-year career
Curator: Connie Butler
Catalogue: $45, 288 pp.
Funding: Brenda R. Potter and Michael C. Sandler, others
Tour: This show continues to the Museum of Modern Art, Dec. 14, 2008-Feb. 16, 2009
Also on view: "Moca Focus: Sterling Ruby," June 19-Sept. 19, 2008; "Moca Focus: Lisa Lipinski," June 26-Aug. 25, 2008

Peter Saul
Donald Duck Crucifixion
1964
Collection of Karin E. Tappendorf
Orange County Museum of Art
June 22-Sept. 21, 2008
50 works from the early ‘60s to the present by the proto-Pop artist
Curator: Dan Cameron
Catalogue: contributions by Dan Cameron, Michael Duncan, Robert Storr
Funding: Andy Warhol Foundation for the Visual Arts
Tour: Pennsylvania Academy of Fine Arts, Oct. 18, 2008-Jan. 4, 2009

Hans Memling
Virgin and Child
1485/90
Art Institute of Chicago
Art Institute of Chicago
June 26-Sept. 14, 2008
Showcasing the fruits of the Institute’s recent cutting-edge research into its collection of Renaissance painting, offering new insights into figures such as El Greco, Rogier van der Weyden and many others
Catalogue: $100, 476 pp.
Also on view: "A Mind at Play," June 14-Sept. 7, 2008; "Collecting for Chicago: Prints, Drawings, and Patronage," June 14-Sept. 14, 2008"a">

Paul McCarthy
Bang-bang Room
1992
Courtesy Paul McCarthy and Hauser & Wirth
Whitney Museum of American Art
June 26-Oct. 12, 2008
New and rarely seen works by Paul McCarthy, focusing on his use of architecture
Curator: Chrissie Iles
Catalogue: $18.95, 80 pp.
Also on view: "Buckminster Fuller: Starting with the Universe," June 26-Sept. 21, 2008

Brochures for "Click!"
Brooklyn Art Museum
June 27-Aug. 10, 2008
An exhibition on the topic of the "Changing Faces of Brooklyn," consisting of works submitted, selected and then ranked by visitors to the show’s website
Curator: Shelley Bernstein

Rinieke Dijkstra
Wall Street, NY, USA, June 29, 1993
1999
Francis Lehman Loeb Art Center
Francis Lehman Loeb Art Center
June 27-Aug. 10, 2008
The history of the face in photography, through Berenice Abbott, Richard Avedon, Walker Evans, Philip-Lorca DiCorcia, Lee Freidlander, Lewis Hine, Peter Hujar, Sherrie Levine, Helen Levitt, Sally Mann, Lee Miller, August Sander, Laurie Simmons, Paul Strand, Larry Sultan, Carl Van Vechten, Weegee, Gary Winogrand, others
Curator: Mary-Kay Lombino
Funding: Friends of the Frances Lehman Loeb Exhibition Fund

Louise Bourgeois
Defiance (Le Défi)
1991
Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum
© Louise Bourgeois/Licensed by VAGA
Guggenheim Museum
June 27-Sept. 28, 2008
Full-career retrospective of the legendary French artist, charting her entire 70-year trajectory
Curator: Nancy Spector
Catalogue: $45 paper, $65 cloth
Tour: This show has already been seen at the Tate Modern, London and the Centre Pompidou, Paris

Nandalal Bose
Annapurna
1943
National Gallery of Modern Art, New Delhi
Philadelphia Museum of Art
June 27-Sept. 1, 2008
Ca. 100 works by Nandalal Bose (1883-1966), known as "the father of Indian modernism"
Curator: Sonya Rhie Quintanilla
Catalogue: $39.95, 245 pp.
Funding: Roohi and Rajiv Savara, Savara Art Foundation, Priya and Mukesh Assomull, Arts and Culture Fund of the San Diego Foundation, Gayatri and C.K. Prahalad, others
Tour: This show has already been seen at the San Diego Museum of Art
Also on view: "Multiple Modernities: India, 1905-2005," June 14-Dec. 7, 2008

The Bank of America logo
Pennsylvania Academy of Fine Arts
June 28-Sept. 21, 2008
60+ highlights of the Bank of America art collection, including works by Milton Avery, Roger Brown, John Chamberlain, Sam Francis, Helen Frankenthaler, Sam Gilliam, Donald Judd, Robert Mangold, John Marin, Elizabeth Murray, Louise Nevelson, Jules Olitski, Faith Ringgold, Ed Ruscha, Lorna Simpson and Frank Stella
Curators: Lynn Marsden-Atlass, Robert Cozzolino
Also on view: "Juried Alumni Exhibition," June 27-July 27, 2008

Salvador Dalí
Pleasures
1929
Sidney and Harriet Janis Collection
© 2008 Salvador Dalí, Gala-Salvador Dalí Foundation/Artists Rights Society (ARS)
Museum of Modern Art
June 29-Sept. 15, 2008
120+ paintings, photographs, drawings and films by the zany Surrealist
Curators: Dawn Ades, Montse Aguer, Fèlix Fanés, Matthew Gale, Helen Sainsbury
Catalogue: $40 paper, $60 cloth, 238 pp.
Tour: This show has already been seen at the Tate Modern, London and the Los Angeles County Museum of Art
Funding: Federal Council on the Arts and the Humanities, David Teiger
Also on view: "Geo/Metric: Prints and Drawings from the Collection," June 11-Aug. 18, 2008; "Focus: Picasso Sculpture," June 13-Nov. 8, 2008

Yoshida Hiroshi
Hirosaki Castle, from the series "Eight Scenes of Cherry Blossom"
1935
Honolulu Academy
Blanton Museum of Art
June 29-Aug. 24, 2008
50 prints by master Japanese printmakers including Kitagawa Utamaro, Katsushika Hokusai and Utagawa Hiroshige, from a trove given to the Honolulu Academy of Arts by novelist James Michener
Funding: Robert F. Lange Foundation, Still Water Foundation, Inman Foundation, others


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