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U.S. MUSEUMS

Jennifer Steinkamp
A Sailor’s Life is a Life for Me
1998
Courtesy ACME., Los Angeles; Lehmann Maupin, New York; and greengrassi, London
San Jose Museum of Art
July 1-Oct. 1, 2006
Major survey of the L.A.-based installation artist’s colorful, room-filling digital works
Curator: JoAnne Northrup
Catalogue: 60$, 192 pp., contributions by Dave Hickey, Dan Cameron, JoAnne Northrup
Funding: NEC, others
Tour: Kemper Museum of Contemporary Art, Kansas City, Feb. 23-May 13, 2007; Albright-Knox Art Gallery, Nov. 16, 2007-Feb. 24, 2008

Benny Nemerofsky Ramsay
Audition Tape
2003
Jewish Museum
July 3-Oct. 26, 2006
Video works by two artists who use music video to explore themes of sexual and religious transgression

William Stanley Haseltine
Sunrise at Capri
1880-1900
National Academy Museum
July 5-Dec. 31, 2006
Work by 51 American artists from the 19th century to today, exploring the legacy of art inspired by the "Grand Tour" of Italy

Peter Paul Rubens and Jan Brueghel the Elder
The Return from War: Mars Disarmed by Venus
ca. 1910-1912
J. Paul Getty Museum
Getty Center
July 5-Sept. 24, 2006
12 large-scale paintings created jointly by the two Old Masters, including Battle of the Amazons, Allegory of Taste and Vision of St. Hupert
Curators: Ariana van Suchtelen, Anne Woollett
Catalogue: $65 (cloth), $40 (paper), 270 pp.
Tour: This show has already appeared at the Hague, Mauritshuis

Eve Sussman and the Rufus Corporation
Production still from The Rape of the Sabine Women, Disintegration at Hydra
2005
Photo by Ricoh Gerbl
Nasher Museum of Art at Duke University
July 6–Sept. 24, 2006
Eve Sussman and the Rufus Corporation’s video-musical inspired by the French neoclassical painter Jacques-Louis David's masterpiece, The Intervention of the Sabine Women (1794-1799), with choreography by Claudia de Serpa Soares, costuming by Karen Young and an original score by Jonathan Bepler
Funding: Hauptstadtkulturfonds-Berlin, Hamburger Bahnhof-Berlin, JF Costopoulos Foundation-Athens, Roebling Hall Gallery-New York, Richard Massey, Ninah & Michael Lynne

William Kentridge
Drawing for the film "History of the Main Complaint"
1995-96
Museum of Contemporary Art, Chicago
Museum of Contemporary Art, Chicago
July 8-Oct. 15, 2006
A selection of drawings from the MCA’s permanent collection, many employing unusual materials, including works by Matthew Barney, Henry Darger, William Kentridge, Sol LeWitt, Kerry James Marshall, Ana Mendieta, Max Neuhaus, Claes Oldenburg, Ed Paschke, Suellen Rocca, Dieter Roth, Ed Ruscha, Michelle Stuart, Nicola Tyson and Karl Wirsum
Curator: Lynne Warren
Funding: Sally and Wynn Kramarsky

Jennifer Bartlett
The Exact Spot
2004
Courtesy of the artist
Santa Fe
July 9, 2006–Jan. 7, 2006
13 one-person installations from Mirosław Bałka, Jennifer Bartlett, Patty Chang, Stephen Dean, Peter Doig, Robert Grosvenor, Cristina Iglesias, Wolfgang Laib, Jonathan Meese, Wangechi Mutu, Carsten Nicolai, Catherine Opie and Thorns Ltd.
Curator: Klaus Ottmann
Catalogue: $50, 2-volumes, 96 pp. each
Funding: anonymous donor, Jeanne and Michael Klein, Linda and William Herrmann, UBS, Sotheby’s

Louise Bourgeois
Still from She Lost It
1992
Photo by Will Brown
Fabric Museum and Workshop, Philadelphia
July 8-Sept. 16, 2006
Recent sculpture, fabric books and multiples, alongside the costumes and video documentation from Bourgeois' 1992 performance She Lost It at the Workshop

Byron Kim
Emmett at Twelve Months
1994
Collection of Delores and Byungseol An
Henry Art Gallery, Seattle
July 8–Sept. 17, 2006
The first museum survey for Kim, including a series based on Asian pottery, wall-sized landscapes inspired by William Wordsworth and studies of the sky
Curator: Eugenie Tsai, Constance Lewallen
Funding: Andy Warhol Foundation for the Visual Arts, Peter Norton Family Foundation
Also on view: "Akio Takamori: The Laughing Monks," July 8-Oct. 22, 2006

Maxfield Parrish
Daybreak
1922
National Museum of American Illustration, Newport, R.I.
July 10-Aug. 25, 2006
Fresh from its record-setting auction at Christie’s on May 25, 2006, this is the public’s last chance to see Maxfield Parrish’s popular painting Daybreak -- on loan to the NMAI along with three other significant works, My Duty towards My Neighbor/My Duty towards God, Dream Garden and Presentation Piece for the Florentine Fete 'A Call To Joy' -- before it passes into private hands

Rembrandt Harmensz van Rijn
Christ Crucified between the Two Thieves: The Three Crosses
1653
Metropolitan Museum of Art
Metropolitan Museum of Art
July 11, 2006-Oct. 15, 2006
44 drawings and prints by Rembrandt, along with 14 more works by artists of his school, celebrating the 400th birthday of the quintessential Old Master
Curators: Nadine M. Orenstein, Rachel Stern

Gustav Klimt
Bildnis Adele Bloch-Bauer
1907
Neue Galerie
Neue Galerie
July 13-Sept. 18, 2006
The Neue Galerie’s recently acquired, $135 million Portrait of Adele Block-Bauer I, along with four other paintings by Klimt on loan to the institution: Birch Forest (1903), Adele Block-Bauer II (1912), Apple Tree I (1912) and Houses at Unterach on the Attersee (ca. 1916)

Aquamanile griffin
early 15th century
Bard Graduate Center for Studies in the Decorative Arts
July 12-Oct. 15, 2006
The entire collection of aquamanilia -- hollow-cast vessels produced to pour water for hand-washing before mass -- of the Metropolitan Museum of Art, featuring lavishly decorative ceremonial vessels from the 12th to the 15th centuries
Curators: Peter Barnet, Pete Dandrige
Catalogue: $50, 256 pp.
Funding: Samuel H. Kress Foundation New York State Council on the Arts, David L. Klein Jr. Foundation
Also on view: "Shiela Hicks: Weaving as Metaphor," July 12-Oct. 15, 2006

Betye Saar
The Loss
1977
Pennsylvania Academy of Fine Arts
July 15-Dec. 10, 2006
60 works from the ‘60s to today, employing assemblage and collage to comment on African-American life and culture
Curator: Sean Ulmer
Catalogue: $39.95, 176 pp.
Funding: National Endowment for the Arts, Henry Luce Foundation, Andy Warhol Foundation for the Visual Arts, Peter Norton Family Foundation, others
Tour: This show has already appeared at the University of Michigan Museum of Art

Rembrandt Harmensz van Rijn
Self-Portrait in a Cap, Open Mouthed
Morgan Library
Morgan Library
July 15-Oct. 1, 2006
A selection of some of the most celebrated of the Library’s collection of over 300 classic Rembrandt etchings
Curator: Anne Varick Lauder
Also on view: "From Rembrandt to van Gogh: Dutch Drawings from the Morgan," July 15-Oct. 1, 2006

Doug Aitken
new opposition II
2001
Yerba Buena Center for the Arts
July 15-Nov. 5, 2006
Works that explore trance, alternative realities and the psyche, from Doug Aitken, Jose Alvarez, Reed Anderson, Hanna Fushihara Aron and David Aron, Hisham Bharoocha, Mark Borthwick, Anna Sew Hoy, Sam Gordon, Yayoi Kusama, Terence Koh, Yukinori Maeda, Richard Misrach, Takeshi Murata, Paperrad, Mike Pare, Erik Parker, Ara Peterson and Jim Drain, Arik Roper, James Turrell, Banks Violette and Debora Warner
Curator: Betty Nguyen

Taryn Simon
Alallamah Sayyed Mohammad Hussein Fadlallah, Lebanon
2004
Courtesy of the artist/Gagosian Gallery
High Museum, Atlanta
July 15-Oct. 1, 2006
93 large-scale works by four contemporary photographers, Taryn Simon, Sze Tsung Leong, Ruth Dusseault and Angela West
Curator: Julian Cox
Funding: Fujifilm
Also on view: "Paper Trail: African American Works on Paper," July 1-Sept. 3, 2006

Cameron Jamie
Study for the film BB
2000
Courtesy Galerie Chantal Crousel, Paris
Walker Art Center
July 16-Oct. 14, 2006
The first major 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
Also on view: "Hot Art Injection IV," July 1-Aug. 13, 2006; "Diane Arbus Revelations," June 17-Sept. 10, 2006

Henri Rousseau
Tropical Forest with Monkeys
1910
John Hay Whitney Collection
National Gallery of Art
July 16-Oct. 15, 2006
Landscapes of Paris, allegories, portraits and the largest grouping ever assembled of jungle paintings by the proto-Surrealist painter, along with more than 100 documents, popular ephemera and other source materials giving context to his work
Curators: Christopher Green, Frances Morris
Catalogue: $50, 224 pp.
Funding: Federal Council on the Arts and the Humanities
Tour: This show has already been seen at the Tate Modern and the Réunion des musées nationaux/Musée d'Orsay

Richard Tuttle
Drift III
1965
Dallas Museum of Art
July 16–Oct. 8, 2006
The first full-scale retrospective of work by the whimsical Minimalist features 300+ works dating from the mid-1960s to the present
Curator: Madeleine Grynsztejn
Catalogue: $65 (hardcover), $35 (softcover), 388 pp.
Tour: This show has already appeared at the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, the Whitney Museum and the Des Moines Art Center; it continues to the Museum of Contemporary Art, Chicago, Nov. 2006-Feb. 2007
Funding: Henry Luce Foundation, Mimi and Peter Haas, Edward E. Hills Fund, Helen and Charles Schwab, Agnes Gund and Daniel Shapiro

Alex Katz
Twilight
1977
Colby College Museum of Art, Waterville, Maine
Colby College Museum of Art
July 22-Oct. 29, 2006
Works by 27 artists and faculty associated with the famous Maine art academy, throwing light on the school’s history since 1947, including Roy Lichtenstein, David Smith, Agnes Martin, David Hockney, Richard Serra, Kara Walker and Kiki Smith
Curator: Sharon Corwin
Catalogue: essay by David Driskell

Darya Preobrazhenskaya’s Soviet era textile pattern, Symbols of Industry
Museum of Fine Arts, Boston
July 26-Jan. 21, 2007
100+ textiles and drawings made between 1927 and 1933 in the former U.S.S.R.
Also on view: "Understanding the Master: Dong Qichang and His Circle," July 8, 2006-Jan 2, 2007

Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Park
July 26-July 26, 2007
Four early works by Baldessari, along with an installation from the museum’s permanent collection selected by the artist, including artworks byMilton Avery, Thomas Eakins, Philip Guston and Emily Kaufman
Curator: John Baldessari

The Oregon Biennial 2006, at the Portland Art Museum
Portland (Ore.) Art Museum
July 29-Oct. 8, 2006
34 established and emerging artists, selected from nearly 800 entrants, offering a snapshot of the state’s current artistic influences and trends
Curator: Jennifer Gately


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