TWENTY TOP SHOWS

Visitors interacting with Bruce Nauman’s Days (2009) at Università Iuav di Venezia
Museum of Modern Art
June 2-Aug. 23, 2010
The sound installation that Bruce Nauman created for his Golden Lion-winning U.S. Pavilion at the 2009 Venice Biennale, recently acquired by MoMA
Curator: Doryun Chong
Funding: Jerry I. Speyer and Katherine G. Farley, Contemporary Arts Council of The Museum of Modern Art

John Jonas Gruen
Felix Gonzalez-Torres and Cat Maria, New York, NY, August 3, 1995
1995
Whitney Museum of American Art
© John Jonas Gruen
Whitney Museum of American Art
June 3-Aug. 8, 2010
Portraits of the likes of Willem de Kooning, Felix Gonzalez-Torres, Jasper Johns, Marisol, Yoko Ono, Fairfield Porter and Larry Rivers by John Jonas Gruen (b. 1926), an artist described as a “tireless chronicler of his time”
Curator: Elisabeth Sussman

Winslow Homer
Young Ducks
1897
Portland Museum of Art
Portland Museum of Art, Portland, Me.
June 5-Sept. 6, 2010
The museum’s entire collection of watercolors and oils by the New England Impressionist -- 20 in all -- in honor of the centennial of his death
Curator: Thomas Denenberg
Funding: Maine Arts Commission

Glenna Jennings
And Perhaps in that Lockbox Everything Lay Hidden
Courtesy of the artist and Luis De Jesus Los Angeles
Museum of Contemporary Art, San Diego
Jun 6, 2010-Sept. 19, 2010
Survey of more than 40 emerging and mid-career artists and artist collectives from San Diego
Curator: Lucía Sanromán

Leon Levinstein
Rockefeller Center
ca. 1957
Metropolitan Museum of Art
Metropolitan Museum of Art
June 8, 2010-Oct. 17, 2010
Forty photographs by Leon Levinstein (1910-1988), an “unheralded master of street photography”
Curator: Jeff L. Rosenheim

The AIDS Memorial Quilt # 3906
Courtesy the NAMES Project
Milwaukee Art Museum
June 8-20, 2010
Nine selections from the famous AIDS Memorial Quilt, including panels by fashion designers Dolce & Gabbana, Versace, Ralph Lauren, Isaac Mizrahi and Oscar de la Renta, as well as the original quilt designed by the Milwaukee AIDS Project
Curator: Mel Buchanan
Funding: Greater Milwaukee Foundation, Johnson and Pabst, LGBT Humanity Fund, AIDS Resource Center of Wisconsin

Felrath Hines
Kellylike
1984
Nasher Museum of Art, Duke University
Nasher Museum of Art, Duke University
June 10-Sept. 5, 2010
Juxtaposing a series of abstract paintings by Felrath Hines (1913-1993), recently donated to North Carolina museums, with work by Hines’ contemporary, Alma Woodsey Thomas
Funding: Horst and Ruth Mary Meyer, Paula and Eugene Flood, Nancy P. Wardropper
Tour: This show has already been seen at the Ackland Art Museum; it continues to the North Carolina Central University Art Museum, Sept. 26-Dec. 10, 2010

Lucas Vorsterman II
Portrait of David Teniers II
1659
Philadelphia Museum of Art
Philadelphia Museum of Art
June 12, 2010-Fall 2010
Presenting a Dutch-language version of the Theatrum Pictorium by Antwerp artist David Teniers II (1610-1690), a tome that reproduces 243 paintings from the collection of Archduke Leopold Wilhelm, alongside oil sketches by Teniers that served as models for the prints included in the book
Curator: Lloyd DeWitt

Christian Marclay
Vocal Mashup
2009
© Christian Marclay
Courtesy Paula Cooper Gallery
Art Institute of Chicago
June 12-Aug. 29, 2010
A dozen works exploring the symbiotic relationship between art and music, by Cory Arcangel, John Baldessari, Hans-Peter Feldmann, David Hammons, Louise Lawler, Christian Marclay, Hirsch Perlman, Robert Watts, others

Andy Warhol
Self-Portrait (Strangulation)
1978
Collection of Anthony d'Offay
Brooklyn Museum
June 18-Sept. 12, 2010
Examining the late work of Andy Warhol, via his Oxidations and Shadows series, his Yarn, Rorschach and Camouflage paintings, his collaborations with Jean-Michel Basquiat, Francesco Clemente and Keith Haring, and his variations on Leonardo da Vinci’s The Last Supper
Curators: Joseph D. Ketner II, Sharon Matt Atkins
Funding: Martha A. and Robert S. Rubin
Tour: This show has already been seen at the Milwaukee Art Museum

José Guadalupe Posada
La calavera catrina
1889-95
Dallas Museum of Art
June 18-Dec. 26, 2010
The work of pioneering Mexican artist José Guadalupe Posada (1852-1913), best known for his costumed skeleton characters (the show is part of "México 200," the DMA’s celebration of the bicentennial of Mexico’s independence, and is presented alongside another show, Tierra y Gente: Modern Mexican Works on Paper)
Funding: Bimbo Bakeries USA, BBVA Compass, others

Stephen G. Rhodes
Receding Mind: Circle of Shit (Production still)
2010
Courtesy of the artist and Overduin and Kite
Hammer Museum, UCLA
June 19-Sept. 26, 2010
Film installation by L.A. artist Stephen G. Rhodes, inspired by Steve Allen’s late-1970s television chat show, Meeting of Minds, which dramatized roundtable discussions among historical figures
Curator: Ali Subotnick

Ishimoto Yasuhiro
Untitled (from the series "Katsura")
1953-54 (printed 1980-81)
© Ishimoto Yasuhiro
Museum of Fine Arts, Houston
June 20-Sept. 12, 2010
Japanese photographer Ishimoto Yasuhiro (b. 1921)’s images of the 17th-century Katsura Imperial Villa in Kyoto, taken 1953 and 1954, considered important in the post-War construction of Japanese identity
Curator: Yasufumi Nakamori
Catalogue: $50, 168 pp.
Funding: Continental Airlines

Rivane Neuenschwander
First Love
2005
New Museum
June 23-Sept. 19, 2010
Midcareer survey for Brazilian conceptualist Rivane Neuenschwander, including works such as After the Storm, featuring maps of New York counties exposed to the rain, and First Love, for which a police sketch artist will collaborate with visitors to create pictures of their first love
Curator: Richard Flood
Funding: Dimitris Daskalopoulos, Eugenio López, Leadership Council of the New Museum, others

David Hockney
Interior with Sun and Dog
1988
San Francisco Museum of Modern Art
San Francisco Museum of Modern Art
June 25-Sept. 19, 2010
160 works by Alexander Calder, Chuck Close, Anselm Kiefer, Roy Lichtenstein, Agnes Martin, Gerhard Richter, Cy Twombly, Andy Warhol, others, from the collection of Gap founder Donald Fisher, who agreed to make the SFMoMA official repository for showing his celebrated collection
Curator: Gary Garrels
Funding: Martha and Bruce Atwater, Barbara and Gerson Bakar, Phyllis and Bill Draper, Barbara and Bill Edwards, the Fisher family, others

Nathan Carter
TRAVELING LANGUAGE MACHINE WITH #3 FREQUENCY DISRUPTOR AND DISINFORMATION NUMBERS STATION
2007
Courtesy of the artist and Casey Kaplan
Museum of Contemporary Art, Chicago
June 26-Oct. 17, 2010
Pairing works by Alexander Calder with works by seven contemporary artists influenced by him: Martin Boyce, Nathan Carter, Abraham Cruzvillegas, Aaron Curry, Kristi Lippire, Jason Meadows and Jason Middlebrook
Curator: Lynne Warren
Catalogue: $45, 176 pp.
Funding: Northern Trust, others

Guillermo Kuitca
Afghanistan
1990
Daros-Latinamerica Collection
Walker Art Center
June 26-Sept. 19, 2010
Ca. 50 large-scale paintings and 25 works on paper by the Buenos Aires-based artist Guillermo Kuitca
Curator: Douglas Dreishpoon
Catalogue: 223 pp.
Funding: Bruce T. Halle Family Foundation, AXA Art Insurance Corporation, Leadership and Honorary Patrons Committees for the exhibition
Tour: This show has already appeared at the Miami Art Museum and the Albright-Knox Art Gallery; it continues to the Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden, Washington, D.C.
Oct. 21, 2010-Jan. 16, 2011

John Baldessari
Bloody Sundae
1987
© John Baldessari
Courtesy of Baldessari Studio
Los Angeles County Museum of Art
June 27-Sept. 12, 2010
Retrospective featuring more than 150 works by the celebrated California artist, spanning his career from 1962 to the present day
Curators: Leslie Jones, Jessica Morgan, Kerryn Greenberg
Catalogue: $75, 329 pp.
Funding: Federal Council on the Arts and Humanities, Bank of America
Tour: This exhibition has already appeared at the Tate Modern, London and the Museu d’Art Contemporani de Barcelona; it continues to the Metropolitan Museum of Art, Oct. 20, 2010–Jan. 9, 2011

KAWS
The Long Way Home (detail)
2008
Aldrich Contemporary Art Museum
June 27, 2010-Jan. 2, 2011
Recent paintings, sculptures and drawings, as well as apparel, product designs and limited-edition toys by KAWS, the celebrated street artist

Lauren Greenfield
Sheena tries on clothes with Amber, 15, in a department store dressing room, San Jose, California
1999 (print 2002)
Getty Museum
© Lauren Greenfield/INSTITUTE
Getty Center
June 29-Nov. 14, 2010
Photographers who have combined roles as artists and as reporters, including Leonard Freed, Lauren Greenfield, Philip Jones Griffiths, Mary Ellen Mark, Susan Meiselas, James Nachtwey, Sebastião Salgado, W. Eugene and Aileen M. Smith and Larry Towell
Curator: Brett Abbott
Catalogue: $49.95, 256 pp.