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Filippo Tommaso Marinetti
Zang Tumb Tumb: Adrianopoli Ottobre 1912: Parole in Libertŕ
1914
J. Paul Getty Museum
Aug. 1, 2006-Jan. 7, 2007
Manuscripts, drawings, rare books and journals highlighting the Italian Futurists’ various experiments with "parole in libertŕ" (words-in-freedom), including BIF&ZF+18 by Ardengo Soffici, "Fabbrica + Treno" by Angelo Rognoni and Zang Tumb Tumb by F.T. Marinetti
Also on view: "Landscape in the Renaissance," Aug. 1-Oct. 15, 2006

Henry Moore
Ideas for Sculpture
1940
Fogg Art Museum, Harvard University Art Museums
Fogg Art Museum
Aug. 1-Oct. 22, 2006
A selection of important artist’s sketchbooks from the Fogg’s collection by Jean-Honoré Fragonard, Jacques-Louis David, Sanford Gifford, Edward Burne-Jones, John Singer Sargent, Reginald Marsh, George Grosz and Christopher Wilmarth, along with sketchbook pages by John Constable, Edouard Manet, Henry Moore, Brice Marden, others
Curator: Miriam Stewart

Cecily Brown
Lady Luck
1999
Collection of Bruce Karatz
Des Moines Art Center
Aug. 4-Oct. 1, 2006
Lush, sensual and semi-abstract canvases from the New York painter
Curator: Jeff Fleming
Catalogue: contributions from Jeff Fleming, Linda Nochlin, Linda Norden
Funding: National Endowment for the Arts, Joan Mitchell Foundation, David Kruidenier.
Tour: Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, Oct. 18, 2006-Jan. 15, 2007

Alexandre-Louis-Marie Charpentier and Tony Selmersheim
The Flight of Time
ca. 1899
Private Collection
National Gallery of Art
Aug. 6, 2006-Jan. 28, 2007
Works in bronze, silver, pewter, embossed leather and paper, terracotta, plaster and pâte de verre (molded glass) by one of the preeminent relief sculptors and medalists of the late 19th century, including the artist’s self-portrait bust, intimate miniature portraits of children and medals of public figures such as novelist Émile Zola

Eva Hesse
Untitled
1967
Estate of Eva Hesse, Hauser & Wirth Zürich London
Museum of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles
Aug. 6-Oct. 23, 2006
150 of Hesse’s works on paper, including sketches and working notes for many of her important sculptures, along with reliefs and test pieces
Curators: Catherine de Zegher, Elisabeth Sussman
Catalogue: 288 pp., $50, essays by Benjamin H.D. Buchloh, Catherine de Zegher, Bracha L. Ettinger, Briony Fer, Mignon Nixon, Elisabeth Sussman, Kathryn A. Tuma, Anne M. Wagner
Funding: Robert Lehman Foundation, others
Tour: This show has already appeared at the Menil Collection, Houston, and the Drawing Center, New York; it continues to the Walker Art Center, Minneapolis, Nov. 12, 2006-Feb. 18, 2007
Also on view: "MOCA Focus: Lecia Dole-Recio," Aug. 3-Oct. 23, 2006

Stills from Jay Heikes’ So There’s This Pirate (2005)
Walker Art Center
Aug. 11-Nov. 19, 2006
Three emerging artists from Minneapolis, New York and Los Angeles employ the strategies of field sociologists and anthropologists to produce artworks that question the idea of "ordinary culture"
Curator: Doryun Chong
Also on view: "Portraits of Peace," Aug. 4-10, 2006

Fernand Léger
Sao Paolo
Based on a cartoon after a painting of the 1940s, woven 1988, Ateliers Pinton, Felletin
Ateliers Pinton
Bass Museum of Art, Miami Beach
Aug. 11-Oct. 8, 2006
Woven works by Braque, Chagall, Dufy, Ernst, Kandinsky, Miró and Vasarely, alongside tapestries with designs after Arp, Calder, Robert and Sonia Delaunay, Léger, Le Corbusier, Matisse and Picasso
Also on view: "From Canvas to Textiles: Mira Lehr for Odegard," Aug. 11-Oct. 8, 2006

Liu Dan
Ink Landscape
1991
Arthur M. Sackler Museum
Arthur M. Sackler Museum
Aug. 12-Nov. 12, 2006
Six paintings, by Liu Guosong, Li Huayi, Liu Dan and Li Junyi, along with one sculpture by Zhan Wang, created between 1966 and 2006 and offering new approaches to traditional Chinese subject matter
Curator:  Robert D. Mowry
Funding: Kaikodo, Conor Mahony, Christophe Mao, Chambers Fine Art.
Also on view: "Sharon Lockhart: Pine Flat," Aug. 26-Nov. 19, 2006

Bill Owens
I enjoy giving a Tupperware party in my home. It gives me a chance to talk to my friends. But, really, Tupperware is a homemaker’s dream, you save time and money because your food keeps Longer
1972 (print 1998)
Museum of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles
Museum of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles/Pacific Design Center
Aug. 13-Oct. 15, 2006
A portfolio of black-and-white photographs from Owens’ classic 1973 book Suburbia, along with six recently issued color images from the same project, capturing the spirit of the ‘70s
Catalogue: "Suburbia," 120 pp., $29.95

"Longevity" (Kotobuki) Basket by Iizuka Rokansai
Museum of Fine Arts, Boston
Aug. 19, 2006-July 6, 2007
20th-century art basketry from Japan, including work by Iizuka Hosai, Iizuka Rokansai and Shono Shounsai
Also on view: "Recent Acquisitions: African Printed Textiles," Aug. 1-Nov. 12, 2006; "Tsutsugaki Textiles from the Collection of David and Marita Paly," Aug. 19, 2006-July 6, 2007

Mary Cassatt
Baby Smiling at Her Mother
ca. 1913
Norton Museum of Art
Norton Museum of Art, West Palm Beach
Aug. 19-Oct. 29, 2006
Nine works on paper in pastel, pencil, and watercolor by Cassatt, illustrating the American Impressionist’s sensitive depictions of women and children

Yvonne Jacquette
New York Harbor Composite
2003
Yale University Art Gallery
Yale University Art Gallery
Aug. 22, 2006–Jan. 14, 2007
19th- and 20th-century American artists such as Robert Adams, Ralph Albert Blakelock, Oscar Bluemner, Winslow Homer, Edward Hopper and Yvonne Jacquette explore the night
Curators: Helen A. Cooper, Robin Jaffee Frank
Funding: Friends of American Arts at Yale, Eugénie Prendergast Fund for American Art, others

Yoram Wolberger
Red Indian Chief
2005
Aldrich Contemporary Art Museum
Aug. 23, 2006-Feb. 25, 2007
Contemporary artworks exploring the relevance of Native American culture to contemporary art practice, by Matthew Buckingham, Lewis deSoto, Peter Edlund, Nicholas Galanin, Jeffrey Gibson, Rigo 23, Duane Slick, Marie Watt, Yoram Wolberger and Edie Winograde, including a major new installation by Watt titled Dwelling that incorporates over 400 blankets that will be donated to homeless shelters upon the show’s completion
Curator: Richard Klein
Catalogue: contributions from Paul Chaat Smith, Fergus M. Bordewich
Funding: Andy Warhol Foundation for the Visual Arts, Elizabeth Firestone Graham Foundation, LEF Foundation

Walker Evans
Penny Picture Display, Savannah
1936
UBS Art Gallery
Aug. 24-Nov. 17, 2006
Ca. 88 photos from 1935-36, including a selection of vintage gelatin silver prints, shown alongside large-scale ink-jet photo reproductions that reveal details hidden in the originals
Curators: John T. Hill, Sven Martson

Graduated set of 20 Yung-Po Bells
China, 5th Century B.C.
Minneapolis Institute of Arts
Aug. 26, 2006-Apr. 8, 2007
The largest ever exhibition of Bronze Age Chinese ceremonial bells, with 20 instruments, alongside ceramic versions used for burials of less important subjects

Hatshepsut as Female King
Early 18th Dynasty
Kimbell Art Museum
Aug. 27-Dec. 31, 2006
Ca. 300 objects telling the story of the reign of the Egyptian queen, including royal statuary and reliefs, monumental sculptures representing members of the royal court, a wide variety of ceremonial and decorative objects, gold jewelry and other personal items
Curator: Renée Dreyfus, Catharine H. Roehrig, Cathleen A. Keller
Catalogue: 356 pp., $65 cloth, $45 paper
Funding: Dorothy and Lewis B. Cullman
Tour: This show has already appeared at the de Young Memorial Museum, San Francisco, and the Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York

Alfred Eisenstaedt
Untitled (detail)
1983
Brooklyn Museum
Brooklyn Museum
Aug. 30, 2006-Jan. 7, 2007
Paintings, photographs, prints and drawings of the Lower Manhattan area around the World Trade Center site before and after the Sept. 11, 2001, attacks, including a late 18th-century print of the southern tip of Manhattan island, a number of photographs of the area in the 1930s by Berenice Abbott, a large-scale photograph by Gerard Maynard, Christoph Draeger’s WTC September 17 and a number of photographs of the disaster site by G.N. Miller
Curators: Marilyn Kushner, Deirdre E. Lawrence
Funding: Independence Community Foundation, others

Cai Guo-Qiang
Drawing for Transient Rainbow
August 2003
Museum of Modern Art
Museum of Modern Art
Aug. 30, 2006-Apr. 9, 2007
Works in a variety of media that investigate the experience of time, including newly acquired work by Cady Noland, Cai Guo-Qiang, Rineke Dijkstra, Mona Hatoum, Luc Tuymans, Bill Viola and others
Curators: Joachim Pissarro, Eva Respini