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Selected Art Exhibits

SEPTEMBER

1-"Twenty-Four Paintings: Thomas Nozkowski," a display, in the Rotunda, of identically sized pictures by the New York City artist; opens at the Corcoran Gallery of Art. Through Nov. 1.

2-"Following the Muse," new and old work by Fred Folsom, the figurative painter; opens at the Artists' Museum. Through Sept. 27. Also: "A Permeable Edge," a show of figural work by 13 fiber artists, opens at the Emerson Gallery of the McLean Project for the Arts. Through Sept. 27.

3-"Corcoran Alumni Hemicycle Exhibition," a juried selection of objects by former Corcoran School of Arts students, opens at the Corcoran Gallery of Art. Through Oct. 6.

4-"Shirley Goldfarb (1925-1980)," nine big minimalist canvases by the American expatriate, go on view at the National Museum of Women in the Arts. Through Nov. 30.

5-"In-Sights: Studio Artist Show," works by Suzanne Pender, Jane Phelan and Jane Anthony-Buckman, go on view at the Arlington Arts Center. Through Sept. 28.

10-"Half Past Autumn: The Art of Gordon Parks," 220 photographs accompanied by examples of his films, manuscripts and music, go on exhibition at the Corcoran Gallery of Art. Through Jan. 11.

11-"Master Hand: Individuality and Creativity Among Yoruba Sculptors," some 50 objects from Nigeria, all attributed to individually identified artists, go on view in New York at the Metropolitan Museum of Art. Through March 1. Also: "Landscapes: An Exhibition of Sculptures," a juried exhibition of 60 objects by 55 artists from this hemisphere opens on Sept. 11 in Washington and runs through Nov. 7 at the Art Museum of the Americas.

12-"Michael Lucero: Sculpture," a 20-year survey of his work, opens at the Renwick Gallery. Through Jan. 4. Also: Two exhibits-"20th Century Nomads," contemporary prints from Kazakhstan chosen by Manon Cleary, and "Vanities," constructions by Doug Brown-go on view at the Rockville Arts Place. Through Oct. 17. Also: "Blind Date," a collaborative display by four artists who won their show by lottery, opens at the District of Columbia Arts Center. Through Oct. 5.

14-"Waking to the World: The Fulbright Association 20th Anniversary Art Exhibition," a show of 55 pictures by Fulbright exchange program participants, opens at the Meridian International Center. Through Oct. 20.

17-"Gifts to the National Collection of African Art," a celebration of its first decade and its collection-building director, the late Sylvia H. Williams, opens at the National Museum of African Art. Through Jan. 4.

18-"Picasso: The Engraver-Selections From the Musee Picasso, Paris," a selection of his prints, some never before exhibited, opens in New York at the Metropolitan Museum of Art. Through Dec. 21.

19-"Robert Rauschenberg: A Retrospective," a two-part exhibition of some 400 objects, opens at the New York's Guggenheim Museum and Guggenheim Museum SoHo. Through Jan. 7.

20-"Arthur Dove: A Retrospective Exhibition," an 80-object loan show, opens at the Phillips Collection, which mounted Dove's first retrospective 60 years ago. Through Jan. 4. Also: "Japanese Arts of the Meiji Era (1868-1912)," a selection from the permanent collection, opens at the Freer Gallery of Art. Through April 26. Also: "American Dreams: Paintings and Decorative Arts From the Warner Collection," an exhibit of objects chosen by Jack Warner for the collections of the Gulf States Paper Corp. and the David Warner Foundation, opens at the Virginia Museum of Fine Arts. Through Jan. 25.

21-"Augustus Saint-Gaudens' Memorial to Robert Gould Shaw and the Massachusetts Fifty-Fourth Regiment," an exhibit including preliminary studies plus the artist's version of the 19th-century monument, opens at the National Gallery of Art. Through Dec. 14.

23-"The Housewife's Rich Cabinet: Remedies, Recipes, and Helpful Hints," among them snail water to clear the complexion and radish slices worn in the shoes to ward off melancholy, are among the subjects of this exhibition at the Folger Shakespeare Library. Through Jan. 31.

24-"Classical Drama Rediscovered: The No Prints of Tsukioka Kogyo," opens in Baltimore at the Walters Art Gallery. Through Dec. 21.

26-"The Paintings of Charles Burchfield," a selection of 75 watercolors spanning the idiosyncratic American's 50-year career, opens at the National Museum of American Art. Through Jan. 25. Also: "Edith Wharton's World: Portraits of People and Places," an evocation of the writer's cosmopolitan circle, and "Mathew Brady's Photographs: Images as History, Photography as Art," approximately 100 of his pictures, open at the National Portrait Gallery. The Brady show through Jan. 4, the Wharton exhibit through Jan. 25.

28-"Thomas Moran," a retrospective-his first-centered on his immense pictures of the American West, opens at the National Gallery of Art. Through Jan. 11.

OCTOBER

1-"The Private Collection of Edgar Degas," a gathering of 250 works of art once owned by the French painter, opens in New York at the Metropolitan Museum of Art. Through Jan. 11.

2-"Mary Nash: The Near Is End," an exhibit about the end of the world, opens at the Emerson Gallery of the McLean Project for the Arts. Through Nov. 6.

3-"Colonial Art From Puerto Rico: Selections From the Gift of Teodoro Vidal," 28 objects from his recent donation, opens at the National Museum of American Art. Through March 8. Also: Two exhibitions-"Albert Bloch: The American Blue Rider," 80 objects by the sole American member of the Munich artists' group, and "The Gist of Drawing: Works on Paper by John Sloan," the Ashcan School artist-open at the Delaware Art Museum. The Bloch show through Dec. 7, Sloan through Nov. 30.

4-"Robert Capa: Photographs," the late war photographer's retrospective, opens at the Philadelphia Museum of Art. Through Jan. 4.

9-"An English Vision: The Paintings of Stanley Spencer," the figurative painter's first American retrospective, opens at the Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden. Through Jan. 11. Also: "The Legacy of Generations: Pottery by American Indian Women," a selection of 19th- and 20th-century examples, opens at the National Museum of Women in the Arts. Through Jan. 11. Also: "Richard Diebenkorn," a retrospective devoted to the late Californian painter, co-organized by the Phillips Collection, opens in New York at the Whitney Museum of American Art. Through Jan. 11.

10-"The Last Man," in which sculptors David Page and Jay Townsend and painter Erik Sandberg consider the "end of history," at the Arlington Arts Center. Through Nov. 9. Also: "The Photography of Chan Chao" opens at the District of Columbia Arts Center. Through Nov. 9. Also: "Monet and the Mediterranean," an exhibit of 60 paintings made in 1884, 1888 and 1908 during his trips to the French and Italian Rivieras, opens in New York at the Brooklyn Museum of Art. Through Jan. 4.

12-Two exhibitions — "A Grand Design: Art of the Victoria and Albert Museum," 250 objects chosen from the 4 million in the London museum, and "Majesty in Miniature: The Kings and Queens of England From William the Conqueror to Elizabeth II," 102 dolls representing those rulers — open at the Baltimore Museum of Art. Both through Jan. 18. Also: "Art That Heals: The Image as Medicine in Ethiopia," an investigation of a millennia-old tradition, opens in Baltimore at the Walters Art Gallery. Through Dec. 14. Also: "Egon Schiele: The Leopold Collection, Vienna," characteristically contorted figures by the Austrian expressionist, opens in New York at the Museum of Modern Art. Through Jan. 4.

15-"Crossing Over/Changing Places," collaborative graphics from four nonprofit print workshops, among them Pyramid Atlantic's in Riverdale, opens at the Corcoran Gallery of Art. Through Nov. 23.

16-"Achille Castiglioni: Design!," a survey of the Italian designer's work, opens in New York at the Museum of Modern Art. Through Jan. 6.

17-Oriental Carpet Classics: A Tribute to Charles Grant Ellis," an exhibition in memory of the late scholar, opens at the Textile Museum. Through March 1.

18-"Ken Aptekar: Talking to Pictures," his reinterpretations of art historical icons, opens at the Corcoran Gallery of Art. Through Feb. 15. Also: "Covered in Meaning: Book Bindings from the Walters," examples from the collection, opens in Baltimore at the Walters Art Gallery. Through Jan. 11.

21-"Intimations of Immortality," stone sculptures by four student-teacher "generations," go on exhibit at the B'nai B'rith Klutznick National Jewish Museum. Through Dec. 4. Also: "Best Dressed: 250 Years of Style," a survey, drawn from the permanent collection, of three centuries of fashion, opens at the Philadelphia Museum of Art. Through Jan. 4. Also: "Jackson Pollock: Early Sketchbooks and Drawings," 48 pages from sketchbooks that date from 1937 to 1941, go on view in New York at the Metropolitan Museum of Art. Through Feb. 8.

22-"The Poetics of Line: Seven Artists of the Nsukka Group," works in various media by seven artists associated with the department of applied arts at the University of Nigeria, Nsukka, opens at the National Museum of African Art. Through April 26. Also: "A Century of American Photography/A Decade of Photo Acquisitions," 70 images from the permanent collection, go on view at the Baltimore Museum of Art. Through Jan. 11.

23-"Black and White," a show of works by local artists, opens at the Rockville Arts Place. Through Nov. 21.

26-"M.C. Escher: A Centennial Tribute," 85 of the Dutch draftsman's intricate illusions, all from the permanent collection, go on view at the National Gallery of Art. Through April 26.

28-"Filippino Lippi and His Circle," 117 drawings by the Florentine draftsman and his 15th-century colleagues, go on exhibition at New York's Metropolitan Museum of Art. Through Jan. 11.

30-"Seeing Jazz," in which Stuart Davis, Romare Bearden, Sam Gilliam and others respond to the music with their images, opens at the Smithsonian International Gallery. Through Jan. 19.

31-"Tools as Art III: All Saws," a toothy selection from John Hechinger's collection, opens at the National Building Museum. Through April 19.

NOVEMBER

1-"Woven by the Grandmothers: Nineteenth-Century Navajo Textiles From the National Museum of the American Indian," some 40 weavings made between 1840 and 1880, go on view at the National Museum of Women in the Arts. Through Jan. 11. Also: "William Blake: Illustrations of the Book of Job," a complete set of the 1825 engravings augmented by examples of his watercolors and drawings, goes on view at the Virginia Museum of Fine Arts. Through Jan. 11.

2-"Lorenzo Lotto: Rediscovered Master of the Renaissance," the Venetian's first American exhibition, opens at the National Gallery of Art. Through March 1.

4-"Richard Pousette-Dart, 1916-1992," paintings and drawings by the late abstract expressionist, opens in New York at the Metropolitan Museum of Art. Through Feb. 22.

5-"Fashion and Film," 50 movies and videos exploring the interactions of the film and fashion industries, opens in New York at the Whitney Museum of American Art. Through Jan. 18.

7-"George C. Marshall: Soldier of Peace," an exhibit of the life and career of the American statesman that commemorates the 50th anniversary of the Marshall Plan, opens at the National Portrait Gallery. Through July 12.

8-"A Winding River: The Journey to Contemporary Art in Vietnam," 80 objects by 45 Vietnamese artists, opens at the Meridian International Center. Through March 17. Also: "The Warhol Look/Glamour Style Fashion," some 500 objects, most from the Andy Warhol Museum, go on view in New York at the Whitney Museum of American Art. Through Jan. 18.

14-"Ansel Adams: A Legacy," a show of 115 photographs that he selected and printed toward the end of his career, opens at the National Museum of American Art. Through March 29. Also: "Exhibit A," an exhibit curated by, and displaying the work of, local high school students, opens at the District of Columbia Arts Center. Through Nov. 30.

15-"The 1997 Corcoran/WPA Art Auction."

16-"Building the Collection," a show of recently acquired works of art on paper examining ways they augment the permanent collection, opens at the National Gallery of Art. Through April 26.

20-"Directions: Toba Khedoori," an exhibit of the Los Angeles-based artist's waxed, floor-to-ceiling works on paper, opens at the Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden. Through Feb. 22. Also: Two related exhibitions — "Flowers Underfoot: Indian Carpets of the Mughal Era," a selection of some 50 rugs from the 16th through 18th centuries, and "King of the World: A Mughal Manuscript From the Royal Library, Windsor Castle," the family album of the man who built the Taj Mahal — open in New York at the Metropolitan Museum of Art. The manuscript remains on view through Feb. 8, the rugs through March 1.

21-"Sports in Art," an exhibition celebrating the opening of MCI Center next door, opens at the National Museum of American Art. Through April 5. Also: "Fall Solos": Jennifer Blazina, Maribeth Egan and Bill Fisher exhibit at the Arlington Arts Center. Through Dec. 20.

26-"Apotheosis, a Forest Deconstructed: Emile Benes Brzezinski," an exhibition of her sculptures devised from whole tree trunks, roughly hewn, opens at the Corcoran Gallery of Art. Through Dec. 29.

DECEMBER

5-Two exhibits — "12x12x12‚" a juried local show of small works in all media, and "Paintings by Stuart Gosswein" — open at the Rockville Arts Place. Through Jan. 3.

11-"Three Installations," Sandi Nell Tamny's commemoration of the 500th anniversary of the expulsion of the Jews from Portugal, Beth Grossman's of her grandmother's immigration to America, and Elinore Koenigsfeld's on the cycles of Jewish history, open at the B'nai B'rith Klutznick National Jewish Museum. Through Feb. 5. Also: "Gianni Versace," a tribute to the late designer, opens in New York at the Metropolitan Museum of Art. Through March 22.

14-"Twelve Centuries of Japanese Art From the Imperial Collections," an exhibition of 56 paintings and 20 calligraphies, never before exhibited abroad, opens at the Arthur M. Sackler Gallery. Through March 8.

19-"The White House Collection of American Crafts," a selection of 70 representative objects, opens at the Delaware Art Museum in Wilmington. Through Feb. 22.

26-"Toyohara Kunichika: Master Woodblock Printer of the Meiji Period," an exhibit devoted to the last great designer of Kabuki prints, opens in Baltimore at the Walters Art Gallery. Through March 29.

JANUARY

10-"Nancy Chunn," her visual commentaries on 1966, composed on the front pages of the New York Times, and "Washington Regional Scholastic Exhibition," an exhibit devoted to the region's award winners, open at the Corcoran Gallery of Art. The scholastic exhibition through Jan. 25, the Chunn show through March 2.

11-"Masters of Light: Dutch Painters in Utrecht During the Golden Age," a survey of their early 17th century pictures, opens in Baltimore at the Walters Art Gallery. Through April 5.

23-"Gold, Jade, Forest: Pre-Columbian Treasures of Costa Rica," 140 objects lent by the National Museum of Costa Rica, opens in New York at the Art Museum of the Americas. Through March 8.

28-"Pictures From America by Jeffrey Henson Scales," an exhibit of his photographs and digital prints exploring the African American experience, opens at the Baltimore Museum of Art. Through March 8.

31-"In the Mountains," 25 paintings and four objects, all Chinese and all depicting mountains, go on view at the Freer Gallery of Art. Through Aug. 2.

FEBRUARY

1-"A Spiral of History: A Carved Tusk From the Loango Coast, Congo," an exhibit exploring the carved scenes that make this 19th-century elephant's tusk a document in ivory, opens at the National Museum of African Art. Through April 26. Also: "Burgess/Dreyfuss/Tipton Collaboration," an installation devised by sculptor John Dreyfuss, dancer Dana Tai Soon Burgess and lighting designer Jennifer Tipton, opens at the Corcoran Gallery of Art. Through Feb. 16.

5-"Lavinia Fontana and Women Artists in Bologna," an exhibition centered on the 16th-century Italian painter that includes objects by other female artists active in her city, opens at the National Museum of Women in the Arts. Through June 7.

10-"Paul Strand, Circa 1916," a selection of 50 rare images by the American photographer that trace his transition from soft-focus pictorialism to high-contrast modernism, opens in New York at the Metropolitan Museum of Art. Through May 3.

12-"Bill Viola," an exhibition, the largest ever devoted to a video artist, which includes 15 of his enveloping installations, opens in New York at the Whitney Museum of American Art. Through May 10.

15-"Fernand Le»ger," a retrospective exhibit devoted to the French modernist who took modernity as the subject of his semi-abstract paintings, opens in New York at the Museum of Modern Art. Through May 12.

19-"George Segal," a retrospective in which his signature white-plaster figurative tableaux are accompanied by less familiar works in other media, opens at the Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden. Through May 17. Also: "Alvar Aalto: Between Humanism and Materialism," a centennial retrospective devoted to the work of the Finnish architect, opens in New York at the Museum of Modern Art. Through May 19.

26-"Captured Light; The Sculpture of Nancy du Pont Reynolds," 15 of her Lucite sculptures, goes on view at the National Museum of Women in the Arts. Through May 7. Also: "Chuck Close," a retrospective exhibition centered on the American portraitist's monumental heads, opens in New York at the Museum of Modern Art. Through May 26. Also: "Augustin Pajou, Royal Sculptor," an exhibit devoted to the 18th-century Frenchman, opens in New York at the Metropolitan Museum of Art. Through May 24.

27-"Recent Acquisitions," a selection of paintings, prints, photographs and drawings opens at the National Portrait Gallery. Through Aug. 2.

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