NEW THIS MONTH IN
U.S. MUSEUMS

Desiderio da Settignano
Julius Caesar
ca. 1460
Musée du Louvre, Paris
Photo by Pierre Philibert
National Gallery of Art
July 1-Oct. 8, 2007
Renaissance sculptor Desiderio da Settignano (ca. 1429-1464) -- possibly a student of Donatello and a pioneer in the field of children’s portraiture -- via 25 works by the artist and his followers
Curators: Marc Bormand, Beatrice Paolozzi Strozzi, Nicholas Penny, Alison Luchs
Catalogue: $65, 288 pp.
Funding: The Exhibition Circle, Federal Council on the Arts and the Humanities
Tour: This show has already appeared at the Louvre in Paris and the Museo Nazionale del Bargello in Florence

Kunie Sugiura’s image of Takashi Murakami atwork, in her series "The Artist Papers"
Museum of Fine Arts, Boston
July 2-Feb. 8, 2008
The interplay between Japanese and Western traditions in Japanese art, in works by Chinatsu Ban, Yayoi Kusama, Mariko Mori, Daido Moriyama, Takashi Murakami, others
Also on view: "Contemporary Outlook: German Photography," July 2, 2007-Feb. 8, 2008

Emily Siefken
United States Navy
2001
Courtesy of the artist
Museum of Contemporary Art, Chicago
July 3-29, 2007
Exploring the question, "What remains after a performance occurs?," via a series of actions by Emily Siefken (July 3-8), Carol Genett (July 10-15), Jeremiah Barber (July 17-22) and Rick Gribenas (July 24-29)
Curator: Tricia Van Eck
Also on view: "Alexander Calder in Focus," July 28, 2007-April 2008

Albert Bierstadt
Giant Redwood Trees of California
1874
Berkshire Museum
National Academy Museum
July 5, 2007-Jan. 6, 2008
20 works by Durand alongside paintings by his contemporaries, including Albert Bierstadt, Ralph Albert Blakelock, Frederic Edwin Church, George Inness and Thomas Moran
Funding: Lawrence A. and Janet Y. Larose

Frida Kahlo
Self-Portrait (Dedicated to Leon Trotsky)
1937
National Museum of Women in the Arts
National Museum of Women in the Arts
July 6-Oct. 14, 2007
Kahlo’s Self-Portrait Dedicated to Leon Trotsky (1937), along with more than 30 photographs of the artist and previously unpublished personal letters

Thomas Demand
Landing
2006
Norton Museum of Art
Norton Museum of Art
July 7-Sept. 23, 2007
Highlighting the trend towards giant prints in recent photography practice, via works by Chuck Close, Thomas Demand, Elger Esser, Reiner Leist, Jeff Chien-Hsing Liao, others

Martin Creed
Work No. 732
2007
Hessel Museum, Bard College
July 7-Sept. 16, 2007
A survey of the output of the British conceptual artist, ranging from the early Work No. 3: Yellow Painting (1986) to more recent sculptures and video, including works created specifically for the Hessel and new versions of The Lights Going On and Off and Half the Air in a Given Space
Curator: Trevor Smith

André Kertész
Satiric Dancer
1926
Minneapolis Institute of Art
Minneapolis Institute of Arts
July 7-Nov. 4, 2007
The first in a two-part exhibition highlighting a recent donation to the MIA, featuring photographs by Bill Brandt, Henri Cartier-Bresson, Frederick H. Evans, David Octavius Hill, Andre Kertesz, Gordon Parks, Albert Renger Patzsch, W. Eugene Smith, Alfred Stiegliz, Paul Strand, Edward Weston, Minor White, others

Amir Zaki
Untitled (Winter Pool 32)
2004
Henry Art Gallery
Henry Art Gallery, Seattle
July 7-Dec. 30, 2007
Exploring the ways that photography has affected modern notions of vision, via works by Uta Barth, Sharon Lockhart, Josiah McElheny, Kori Newkirk, Wolfgang Tillmans, others
Curator: Sara Krajewski
Funding: Paul G. Allen Family Foundation, Mayor’s Office of Arts and Cultural Affairs, Norman Archibald Charitable Foundation, ArtsFund, 4Culture, PONCHO

Suzanne Opton
Soldier: Myers -- 364 Days in Iraq
2004
Collection of the artist
James A. Michener Art Museum, Doylestown, Pa.
July 8-Oct. 21, 2007
Suzanne Opton’s photographic portraits of military men and women just returned from tours in Iraq and Afghanistan
Curator: Brian H. Peterson
Catalogue: Contact Sheet 136, $10, 48 pp.
Also on view: "Fire and Ice: Marine Corps Combat Art from Afghanistan and Iraq," July 8-Oct. 21, 2007

Gabriela Morawetz’s Regarde, from "The Missing Peace"
School of Visual Arts, New York
July 12-Aug. 22, 2007
80+ works of art interpreting the Dalai Lama, by Richard Avedon, Sanford Biggers, Anish Kapoor, Kimsooja, Sebastiao Salgado and William Wiley, among others, coinciding with a similar exhibition at the Ruben Museum of Art
Curator: Randy Rosenberg
Also on view: "Everything I Do Always Comes Back to Me," July 12-Aug. 22, 2007

Rivane Neuenschwander, in collaboration with Cao Guimarães
Quarta-Feira de Cinzas/Epilogue
2006
Carnegie Museum of Art
July 14-Oct. 28, 2007
Neuenschwander’s collaboration with Brazilian filmmaker Cao Guimarães, showing jungle ants carrying bright colored pieces of confetti

Franz von Stuck
Amazon
1897
Busch-Reisinger Museum
Busch-Reisinger Museum, Harvard
July 14-Dec. 30, 2007
Works from Franz von Stuck, Renée Sintenis, Max Beckmann, Gerhard Marcks, Bernard Schultze and Joseph Beuys explore the use of ancient myths in modern sculpture
Curator: Solveig Koebernick
Also on view: "Light Display Machines: Two Works by László Moholy-Nagy," July 21-Nov. 4, 2007

Vija Celmins
Eraser
1967
Orange County Museum of Art
Orange County Museum of Art, Costa Mesa, Ca.
July 15, 2007-Sept. 14, 2008
Pop art, assemblage, conceptual art, video, performance, installation, artists’ books and archival materials from Eleanor Antin, John Baldessari, Wallace Berman, Chris Burden, Vija Celmins, Charles Ray, Ed Ruscha, Alexis Smith, James Turrell, others
Curator: Karen Moss

Richard Pare
Shabolovka Radio Tower, Moscow, Russia
1998
Museum of Modern Art
July 18-Oct. 29, 2007
80 images by architectural photographer Richard Pare, documenting avant-garde Soviet architecture across the former U.S.S.R., supplemented by Soviet-era periodicals
Curator: Barry Bergdoll
Funding: Russian Avantgarde Fund, Foundation for the Advancement of Architectural Thought
Also on view: "What Is Painting? Contemporary Art from the Collection," July 7-Sept. 17, 2007; "Present Tense: Photographs by JoAnn Verburg," July 15-Nov. 5, 2007

Il Lee
BL-060
2005
private collection
Queens Museum of Art
July 19-Sept. 30, 2007
Large-format blue and black ink drawings, including a 50-foot installation by the Korean-born, Brooklyn-based artist
Curator: Joanna Kleinberg
Funding: Korean Cultural Service New York

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
July 19, 2007-July 6, 2008
Showcasing the Nasher’s new focus on collecting contemporary, via works by Christian Boltanski, Petah Coyne, Marlene Dumas, Olafur Eliasson, Sean Landers, David Levinthal, Paul Pfeiffer, Kara Walker, and Eve Sussman and the Rufus Corporation

Roy Lichtenstein
Drowning Girl
1963
Museum of Modern Art
Pulitzer Foundation for the Arts, St. Louis
July 20, 2007-Jan. 5, 2008
Meditations on water in modern and contemporary art in works by Max Beckmann, Robert Gober, Roni Horn, Roy Lichtenstein, Richard Long, Henri Matisse, Claes Oldenburg, Cy Twombly, others, installed in relation to the foundation’s Tadeo Ando-designed water court

Gerhard Richter
180 Colors (180 Farben)
1971
Philadelphia Museum of Art
Philadelphia Museum of Art
July 21-Nov. 25, 2007
Examining German painting in the wake of World War II, via works by Anselm Kiefer, Sigmar Polke and Gerhard Richter
Curators: Carlos Basualdo, Erica Fisher
Also on view: "The Book of War: The Free Library of Philadelphia’s Mughal Razmnama Folios," July 14-Dec. 9, 2007

Douglas Huebler
Crocodile Tears II: Lloyd(Peaceable Kingdom I)
1985
Contemporary Art Museum San Diego
Museum of Contemporary Art San Diego
July 21-Sept. 23, 2007
Artworks that explore the esthetics of contemporary land use, by Becky Cohen, Douglas Huebler, Jean Lowe, others
Also on view: "Diagrammatic Logic: Selections from the Collection," July 1-Sept. 2, 2007; "Harold Cohen," July 15-Sept. 23, 2007; "Cerca Series: Peter Simensky," July 21-Sept. 23, 2007

Pawel Wojtasik and Terry Berkowitz
Three Chimneys (video still)
2006
Aldrich Contemporary Art Museum
July 22-Sept. 3, 2007
Short videos by 40 artists based on rooms in hotels, motels or inns across Connecticut, in an installation presented simultaneously with Art Space in New Haven and Real Art Ways in Hartford

Feng Zhengjie
Chinese Portrait L Series no. 1
2007
Collection of Robert, Jereann and Holland Chaney
Museum of Fine Arts, Houston
July 22-Oct. 21, 2007 
Art created in China, Japan, South Korea and Vietnam since the late-1980s, including works by Chiho Aoshima, Chinatsu Ban, Chen Wenling, Fang Lijun, Feng Zhengjie, Glenn Kaino, Yumi Karasumaru, Dinh Q. Lê, Nikki S. Lee, the Luo Brothers, Miao Xiaochun, Takashi Murakami, Yoshitomo Nara, Jun Nguyen-Hatsushiba, Jean Shin, Do-Ho Suh, Sui Jianguo, Wang Guangyi, Weng Fen, Yang Shaobin, Yue Minjun, Zhang Huan, Zhang Dali and Zhao Bo
Curator: Alison de Lima Greene
Catalogue: interviews with the Chaney family, essays by Peter C. Marzio, others
Funding: Sotheby’s, Compass Bank Wealth Management Group

Manuela Ribadeneira
Tiwintza Mon Amour
2005
El Museum del Barrio
July 25-2007
The fifth annual "(S) Files" features 5 artists from the special invited country of Ecuador, alongside 46 Latin-American artists from the greater New York area
Curators: Elvis Fuentes, E. Carmen Ramos, Rodolfo Kronfle Chambers

Ernst Ludwig Kirchner
Berlin Street Scene
1913
Neue Galerie
Neue Galerie
July 26-Sept. 17, 2007
The recently restituted Berlin Street Scene (1913), as well as Kirchner’s sculpture Standing Girl, Karyatide (1910), and works by Otto Dix, George Grosz and Christian Schad
Catalogue: $30

Matthew Monahan
Studio
2007
Museum of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles
July 26-Oct. 29, 2007
A decade’s worth of work from the L.A.-based sculptor, whose assemblages are made of floral foam, beeswax, glitter, pins, Styrofoam, glass, drywall and similar materials
Curator: Ari Wiseman
Catalogue: $29.95, 96 pp.
Funding: Nimoy Fund for New and Emerging Artists, Fran and Ray Stark Foundation Fund to Support the Work of Emerging Artists, others

Lorenzo Ghiberti
Gates of Paradise: Jacob and Esau Panel
1425-52
Museo dell Opera del Duomo
Courtesy Opificio delle Pietre Dure, Florence
Art Institute of Chicago
July 28-Oct. 14, 2007
Three newly restored panels and four decorative pieces from Ghiberti’s "Gates of Paradise," on tour for the first time to the U.S. before being placed in a specially designed, hermetically sealed case in the Museo dell’Opera del Duomo in Florence, never to travel again
Curator: Gary M. Radke
Catalogue: 134 pp.
Funding: Federal Council on the Arts and the Humanities, National Endowment for the Arts
Tour: This show has already appeared at the High Museum in Atlanta; it continues to the Metropolitan Museum of Art, Oct. 30, 2007-Jan. 14, 2008
Also on view: "Poetry of Friendship: Surimono and the Cultural Salons of Japan," July 7-Sept. 16, 2007; "Xefirotarch," July 11-Oct. 28, 2007

Luc Delahaye
Jenin Refugee Camp
2002
J. Paul Getty Center
July 31-Nov. 25, 2007
10 photographs depicting recent world events by the French-born photographer Luc Delahaye, who has moved from being Newsweek war correspondent to creating enormous prints
Also on view: "Evidence of Movement," July 10-Oct. 7, 2007; "Edward Weston: Enduring Vision," July 31-Nov. 25, 2007