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Joseph Mallord William Turner
The Shipwreck
Tate
Metropolitan Museum of Art
July 1-Sept. 21, 2008
145+ paintings and watercolors by the great British painter (1775-1851)
Curators: Ian Warrell, Franklin Kelly, Dorothy Kosinski, Gary Tinterow
Catalogue: 320 pp., $55 cloth, $45 paper
Funding: Bank of America, Access Industries, Gail and Parker Gilbert Fund, Horace W. Goldsmith Foundation
Tour: This show has already appeared at the National Gallery of Art and the Dallas Museum of Art
Also on view: "Art of the Royal Court: Treasures in Pietre Dure from the Palaces of Europe," July 1-Sept. 21, 2008; "Early Buddhist Manuscripts: The Palm-Leaf Tradition," July 29-Nov. 16, 2008

Genevieve Erin O’Brien
Peace Salon
Photos by Lisa Slavid
Museum of Contemporary Art, Chicago
July 4-27, 2008
Selection of posters and books created for Rirkrit Tiravanija’s "Utopia Station" pavilion at the 2003 Venice Biennale, all of them responding to the theme of utopia, accompanied by a restaging of Erin O’Brien’s performance Peace Salon, for which the artist will shave the head of any visitor as a statement against the Iraq War

Anya Gallaccio
Like We’ve Never Me
2003
Chelsea Art Museum
July 5-Sept. 6, 2008
Work addressing the environmental crisis by Joan Backes, Jon Brumit, Helen Brough, Anya Gallaccio, Chus Garcia-Fraile, Katie Holten, Soazic Guezennec, Osmo Rauhala, Alexis Rockman, Dannielle Tegeder and Jade Townsend
Curator: Elga Wimmer
Also on view: "Jean Miotte: Black Paintings," July 17-Sept. 6, 2008

Poster for "Imaginary Thing" at the Aspen Art Museum
Aspen Art Museum
July 8-Aug. 7, 2008
Recreation of a 1968 performance by artists Iain and Ingrid Baxter, aka N.E. Thing Co., for which a different artwork is added to a hole in the ground for 30 days and then covered over with concrete
Curator: Peter Eleey
Funding: AAM National Council

Cover of the facsimile version of Martín de Murúa’s Historia general del Piru (Getty Publications, 2008)
Getty Center
July 8-Oct. 19, 2008
Exhibition centered around the historically important 1616 Historia general del Piru by Martín de Murúa, a Spanish Dominican friar whose work is considered the earliest chronicle of European impact on Peru
Catalogue: Historia general del Piru and the Getty Murua: Facsimile of J. Paul Getty Museum Ms. Ludwig XIII, $250, 804 pp.

Kazuyo Sejima + Ryue Nishizawa / SANAA
Tea and Coffee Tower
2003
San Francisco Museum of Modern Art
July 10, 2008-Jan. 4, 2009
Showcasing 246-plus objects acquired by SFMoMA since Henry Urbach became curator of architecture and design in September 2006, including objects by Ron Arad, John Hejduk, Eliot Noyes, Kazuyo Sejima + Ryue Nishizawa / SANAA, Jack W. Stauffacher and Tokujin Yoshioka
Also on view: "The Art of Lee Miller," July 1-Sept. 14, 2008; "Room for Thought: Alexander Hahn and Yves Netzhammer," July 10-Oct. 5, 2008

Altar Group (Aseberia) with Oba Akenzua I and Attendants
18th century, Nigeria, Benin Kingdom
Staatliche Museen zu Berlin, Ethnologisches Museum
Art Institute of Chicago
July 10-Sept. 21, 2008
220 works in brass and ivory from the 15th through the 20th century, including palace plaques, altar sculpture, ritual objects and courtly regalia, organized with the National Commission for Museums and Monuments, Nigeria
Curator: Kathleen Bickford Berzock
Catalogue: 40 pp.
Funding: Sara Lee Foundation
Tour: This show has already been seen at the Museum für Völkerkunde Wien -- Kunsthistorisches Museum, the Musée du Quai Branly in Paris, and the Ethnologisches Museum -- Staatliche Museen zu Berlin

Ad Reinhardt in his studio
Photo:by John Loengard/TimePix
Guggenheim Museum
July 11-Sept. 14, 2008
An exhibition focusing on the museum’s conservation efforts with Ad Reinhardt’s Black Painting (1960-66), inviting art lovers "to enter the world of the conservator as forensic scientist, to uncover the mystery hidden beneath the monochromatic black painting"
Funding: AXA Art Insurance Corporation

Jerry N. Uelsmann
Mechanical Man #2
1959
Whitney Museum of American Art
Whitney Museum of American Art
July 11-Nov. 30, 2008
Exploring the relation between art and the idea of progressive change in the work of Joseph Albers, Dan Flavin, Naum Gabo, Frederick Kiesler, Ad Reinhardt, Paul Sietsema, Joel Sternfeld, others

Elena del Rivero
[Swi:t] Home: A Chant (detail)
2001-2006
Courtesy of the Institute of Modern Art, Valencia
Corcoran Gallery of Art
July 12-Nov. 16, 2008
Two installations by the Valencia-born contemporary artist Del Rivero, [Swi:t] Home (2000-2001) and [Swi:t] Home: A Chant (2001–2006), the latter of which is composed of scraps of paper salvaged from her New York apartment, which was laid waste to by the Sept. 11, 2001 terrorist attacks
Funding: Embassy of Spain, State Corporation for Spanish Cultural Action Abroad (SEACEX), Deane and Paul Shatz

Matthew Buckingham
Everything I Need
2007
Henry Art Gallery, Seattle
July 12-Sept. 21, 2008
Three new film installations from contemporary artist Buckingham, exploring three different historical figures: Mary Wollstonecraft, Louis Le Prince and Charlotte Wolff
Curator: Sara Krajewski, Mark Godfrey
Tour: This show has already appeared at the Des Moines Art Center and various European venues

Marcel Marois
Interrupted Passage (Passage interrompu)
1986-1987
Minneapolis Institute of Arts
Minneapolis Institute of Arts
July 12, 2008-Mar. 1, 2009
Eight textile artists, including Marcel Marois and Sheila O’Hara, explore nature imagery

John Lautner
Marbrisa, Acapulco
1973
Photo by Sara Sackner
Hammer Museum
July 13-Oct. 12, 2008
The architecture of L.A.-based John Lautner (1911-94), including iconic Southern California works like the Elrod House (1968) and the Malin House (1960)
Curators: Nicholas Olsberg and architect Frank Escher
Catalogue: 234 pp., $60
Funding: Dunard Fund USA, Frank and Berta Gehry, others
Tour: The Lighthouse, Glasgow, Scotland, Spring 2009; Wolfsonian -- Florida International University, Miami Beach, Fla., Fall 2009; Palm Springs Art Museum, Palm Springs, Ca., Spring 2010
Also on view: "Hammer Projects: Sun Xun," July 11-Oct. 12, 2008

Augustin Enfantin
An Artist Painting in the Forest of Fontainebleau
ca. 1825
Private Collection
Museum of Fine Arts, Houston
July 13-Oct. 19, 2008 
Exploring the phenomenon of plein-air painting and photography in the Fontainebleau region of France via 100-plus works by Jean-Baptiste-Camille Corot, Eugéne Cuvelier, Gustave Le Gray, Jean-François Millet, Claude Monet, Théodore Rousseau, others
Curators: Kimberly Jones, Helga Aurisch
Catalogue: 220 pp., $60
Funding: Florence Gould Foundation
Tour: This show has already been seen at the National Gallery of Art

Kehinde Wiley
Mame Ngagne
2007
Studio Museum in Harlem
July 16-Oct. 26, 2008
New works by the celebrated New York painter based on his travels to Nigeria and Senegal
Also on view: "Artists in Residence 2008," July 16-Oct. 26, 2008; "Expanding the Walls: Making Connections Between Photography, History and Community," July 16-Oct. 26, 2008

Werner Herzog
Lessons of Darkness (still)
1992
New Museum
July 17-Sept. 21, 2008
Described as a "visual novel," this exhibition adumbrates a future world where the natural landscape lies in ruins, via works from Allora and Calzadilla, Paweł Althamer, Fikret Atay, Roger Ballen, Huma Bhabha, Maurizio Cattelan, William Christenberry, Roberto Cuoghi, Berlinde De Bruyckere, Nathalie Djurberg, Howard Finster, Nancy Graves, Werner Herzog, Robert Kusmirowski, Zoe Leonard, Diego Perrone, Thomas Schütte, Tino Sehgal, Erik van Lieshout Eugene Von Bruenchenhein and Artur Zmijewski
Curator: Massimiliano Gioni

Lion
Egyption, Ptolemaic period (323-30 B.C.E.) or 18th century
National Museum of Ancient Art, Lisbon
Photo by Divisão de Documentação Fotográfica, Instituto Português de Museus
Bard Graduate Center
July 17-Nov. 16, 2008
Focusing on the influence of designer, patron, collector and author Thomas Hope (1769-1831), whose name is synonymous with the British Regency style
Curators: David Watkin, Philip Hewat-Jaboor, Daniella Ben-Arie
Catalogue: $100, 520 pp.
Tour: This show has already been seen at the Victoria & Albert Museum, London

Installation view of Olafur Eliasson’s Triple ripple at the Kunsthaus, Dresden, in 2004
Courtesy the artist, Tanya Bonakdar Gallery and neugerriemschneider, Berlin
Albright-Knox Art Gallery
July 18-Oct. 26, 2008
Exploring the history of Op Art, and its influence on contemporary art
Curator: Holly E. Hughes

Installation view of Sean Duffy in "Group Show Part Two" in Berlin, 2007
Miami Art Museum
July 18-Oct. 12, 2008
A new installation by the L.A.-based installation artist known for his interactive, multimedia work, this one incorporating a Zebra-striped Toyota Land Cruiser

Prefabricated house being constructed at the Museum of Modern Art
From www.momahomedelivery.org
Museum of Modern Art
July 20-Oct. 20, 2008
Survey of the past, present and future of the prefabricated house, including a building project on MoMA’s west lot featuring houses by Kieran Timberlake Associates, Jeremy Edmiston and Douglas Gauthier, Horden Cherry Lee Architects / Haack + Höpfner Architects, Massachusetts Institute of Technology School of Architecture and Planning / Lawrence Sass, and Oskar Leo Kaufmann
Curator: Barry Bergdoll
Catalogue: 248 pp.
Funding: Lily Auchincloss Fund for Contemporary Architecture, Rockefeller Foundation, Jerry I. Speyer and Katherine G. Farley, others
Also on view: "Focus: Picasso Sculpture," July 3-Nov. 3, 2008; "Young Architects Program 2008," July 20-Oct. 20, 2008; "Dreamland: Architectural Experiments since the 1970s," July 23-Oct. 27, 2008; "Wunderkammer: A Century of Curiosities," July 30-Nov. 10, 2008

Brooch by Georges Fouquet, from "Imperishable Beauty"
Museum of Fine Arts, Boston
July 23-Nov. 9, 2008
120 works by the leading designers of late 19th- to early 20th-century Art Nouveau jewelry, including Eugéne Feuillâtre, Georges Fouquet, Lucien Gaillard and René Lalique

Max Beckmann
Self-Portrait with Horn
1938
Neue Galerie
Neue Galerie
July 24-Sept. 1, 2008
The legendary German Expressionist’s 1938 Self-Portrait with Horn -- which sold for $22.5 million at Sotehby’s in 2006 -- alongside other works by Beckmann and peers such as Otto Dix, George Grosz and Christian Schad
Catalogue: $30, contribution by Jill Lloyd


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