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ISSN 0160-0699

Volume 28, No. 4, Dec 2005

Shows Not to Miss

Chuck Close: Self-Portraits 1967-2003 at the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art from 19 November - 28 February.

Ecstasy: In and About Altered States from 9 October through 20 February including Ahtila, Eliasson, Huyghe, Murakami, Charles Ray and Pipilotti MOCA, Los Angeles.

Anselm Kiefer, Heaven and Earth, including more than 60 paintings, books and sculptures dating from 1969 to the present. Modern Art Museum of Fort Worth, 25 September - 8January. Travels through January 2007.

Dada at the National Gallery of Art, Washington, DC from 19 February - 14 May 2005.

The Imagery of Chess Revisited recreating “The Imagery of Chess” which opened in 1944 at the Julien Levy Gallery. At the Noguchi Museum, Long Island City, NY from 20 October - 6 March.

Part Object Part Sculpture at the newly renovated Wexner Center for the Arts, Columbus, Ohio from 30 October - 26 February including Duchamp, Eva Hesse, Jasper Johns, Marcel Broodthaers, Rachel Whiteread and Robert Gober.

Masters of 20th-Century American Comics covering the first half of the 20th century (Hammer Museum) while MOCA will concentrate on artists of the second half. Hammer Museum and MOCA, Los Angeles, from 20 November - 13 March.

Obsessive Drawing at the American Folk Art Museum, New York City through 19 March.

Thomas Hirschhorn: Utopia, Utopia = One World, One War, One Army, One Dress at the Institute of Contemporary Art, Boston 22 September through December. Travels to C.C.A Wattis Institute for Contemporary Arts, San Francisco, 15 March - 13 May.

Hiroshi Sugimoto, History of History at the Japan Society through 19 February 2006.

Anselm Kiefer: Heaven and Earth. 60 paintings, books and sculptures. Modern Art Museum, Ft. Worth, TX from 25 September - 8 January. Travels to the Musée d’Art Contemporain de Montreal, 11 February 30 April; the Hirshhorn Museum, Washington, DC, 26 June - 10 September; and the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, 15 October 2006 - 14 January2007.

Splendor of the Word: Medieval and Renaissance Illuminated Manuscripts at the New York Public Library, New York City from 21 October - 12 February.

Part Object Part Sculpture with nearly 100 pieces by Duchamp, Hesse, Johns, Broodthaers, Whiteread and Gober at the Wexner Center for the Arts, Columbus, OH from 30 Oct. -26 February 2006.

Ed Ruscha: Course of Empire at the Whitney Museum, 17 November - 29 January. The show seen at the Venice Biennale.

Masters of 20th-Century American Comics at the Hammer Museum (first half of 20th c.), and MOCA, Los Angeles (second half of 20th c.) from 20 November - 13 March. and

Visual Politics: The Art of Engagement at the San Jose Museum of Art concentrating on political art of the last 50 years with emphasis on art of the 60s and 70s. San JoseMuseum of Art, 20 November - 5 March.

Fashion in Colors with selection of 60 contemporary and historic pieces from the Kyoto Costume Institute’s collection of more than 11,000 Western-style dresses. Cooper-Hewitt National Design Museum, New York from 9 December - 26 March.

Robert Rauschenberg: Combines with 65 works made between 1954 and 1964 at the Metropolitan Museum, 20 December - 2 April.

The Downtown Show: The New York Art Scene, 1974-1984, curated by Carlo McCormick, showing 200 paintings, sculptures, drawings, graffiti works, videos and photographs at the Grey Art Gallery, New York University from 10 January - 1 April 2006.

The Imagery of Chess Revisited at the Noguchi Museum, Long Island City, Queens, through 5 March.Egon Schiele: The Ronald S. Lauder and Serge Sabarsky Collections at the Neue Galerie, New York City through 20 February 2006.

Sarah Bernhardt: The Art of High Drama at the Jewish Museum, New York City, through 2 April.

Facets of Cubism at the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston through 16 April.

The Kreutzer Sonata: Historical Work by Richard Tuttle at Zwirner & Wirth, 32 E. 69th St., New York City through 18 February 2006.

Being There at MOMA curated by Terence Riley about new architecture in Spain, opening on 12 February.

Willy Ronis at the Hotel de Ville, Paris through 28 February 2006. A retrospective. Famed photographer with more than 30 books to his name. His images have become iconicof Paris.

African American Vernacular Photography: Selections From the Daniel Cowin Collection at International Center of Photography, 1133 Avenue of the Americas, through 28 February.

Roy deForest at George Adams Gallery, Chelsea, through 28 January.

Dutch Treats: Contemporary Illustration from the Netherlands, an exhibition of about 80 works by 14 children’s book illustrators at the UBS Art Gallery, 1285 Avenue of theAmericas, through 24 February before moving to the Eric Carle Museum of Picture Book Art in Amherst, MA from 28 March - 9 July.

Contemporary African art from the Pigozzi collection at the Natonal Museum of African Art, Washington, DC through 26 February.

The Downtown Show: The New York Art Scene,1974-1984, curated by Carlo McCormick at the New York University’s Grey Art Gallery and Fales Library from 10 January - 1 April.

Blast from the Past: Art of the 1960s at Kresge Art Museum, Michigan State University from 9 January - 19 March 2006 in East Lansing.

Klee and America from 9 March - 22 May at the Neue Galerie New York with 60 paintings and drawings by Klee. Going to Phillips Collection in Washington and the Menil Collection in Houston.[p]