Noteworthy exhibitions beyond Maryland, Virginia and the District.

RECENTLY OPENED

"Rodney Graham: A Little Thought," a survey of the eccentric video and film installations by this leading contemporary artist, at the Institute of Contemporary Art in Philadelphia. Through Dec. 23.

SEPTEMBER

16 -- "Russia!," a massive survey of nine centuries of Russian art, at the Guggenheim Museum in New York. Through Nov. 27.

17 -- "Munch: By Himself," a survey of the radical self-portraits of Edvard Munch, at the Royal Academy in London. Through Dec. 11.

17 -- "Vik Muniz: Remastered," great works of Western art reinterpreted in a range of peculiar media by this acclaimed Brazilian artist, at the Pennsylvania Academy of Fine Arts in Philadelphia. Through Nov. 27.

20 -- "Prague, The Crown of Bohemia -- 1347-1437," a major survey of an artistic renaissance in central Europe, at the Metropolitan Museum in New York. Through Jan. 3.

29 -- "Brian Jungen," the first American survey of probing work by this emerging native Canadian, at the New Museum in New York. Through Dec. 31.

OCTOBER

7 -- "Oscar Bluemner: A Passion for Color," pictures by a German-born artist who worked in New York before World War II, at the Whitney Museum of American Art in New York. Through Feb. 12.

7 -- "Contemporary Clay: Japanese Ceramics for the New Century," a survey of recent work by iconoclastic potters from Japan, at the Museum of Fine Arts in Boston. Through July 9.

9 -- "Ecstasy: In and About Altered States," a group show of contemporary art that explores alternative modes of perception -- including those induced by drugs -- at the Museum of Contemporary Art in Los Angeles. Through Feb. 20.

12 -- "Memling's Portraits," a rare survey of pictures by one of the great figures of the Netherlandish renaissance, at the Frick Collection in New York. Through Dec. 31.

18 -- "Vincent van Gogh: The Drawings," the first American survey of the Dutch artist's sketches and studies, at the Metropolitan Museum in New York. Through Dec. 31.

18 -- "Goya: Prophet of Modernity," the largest exhibition ever devoted to the Spanish master outside his native land, at the Museum of Art History in Vienna. Through Jan. 8.

20 -- "Pioneering Modern Painting: Cezanne and Pissarro, 1865-1885," a touring exhibition of works by two French masters who were close friends, at the Los Angeles County Museum of Art. Through Jan. 16.

21 -- "Jeff Wall: Photographs 1978-2004," a major survey of this leading conceptual photographer, at the Tate Modern museum in London. Through Jan. 8.

21 -- "The Wall: Reshaping Contemporary Chinese Art," the largest exhibition of current work ever to travel beyond China, at the Albright-Knox Art Gallery in Buffalo. Through Jan. 29.

22 -- "Tropicalia: A Parallel Modernity in Brazil, 1967-72," exploring one of the most significant cultural movements to emerge from South America in the past five decades, at the Museum of Contemporary Art in Chicago. Through Jan. 8.

23 -- "Paul McCarthy: LaLa Land Parody Paradise," a major survey of one of today's most radical American artists, at the Whitechapel Art Gallery in London. Through Jan. 8.

23 -- "Jacob van Ruisdael: Dutch Master of Landscape," surveying the work of one of the most important artists of 17th-century Holland, at the Philadelphia Museum of Art. Through Feb. 5.

23 -- "Elizabeth Murray," a retrospective of a major American artist who found success in the 1980s, at the Museum of Modern Art in New York. Through Jan. 9.

26 -- "Fra Angelico," the first full-scale exhibition of this Renaissance master in 50 years, at the Metropolitan Museum in New York. Through Jan. 29.

30 -- "Part Object Part Sculpture," a group exhibition celebrating the reopening of the renovated Wexner Center in Columbus, Ohio. Through Feb. 26.

NOVEMBER

8 -- "David Milne Watercolors: 'Painting Toward the Light,' " the first American retrospective of a Canadian painter who was prominent in Jazz Age New York, at the Metropolitan Museum in New York. Through Jan. 29.

9 -- "Frequency," a survey of emerging African American artists, at New York's Studio Museum in Harlem. Through March 12.

10 -- "Lee Mullican: An Abundant Harvest of Sun," a retrospective of one of California's most important modern artists, at the Los Angeles County Museum of Art. Through Feb. 20.

10 -- "The Art of Richard Tuttle," a landmark retrospective of this idiosyncratic artist, at the Whitney Museum of American Art in New York. Through Feb. 5.

13 -- "Beauford Delaney: From New York to Paris," the first exhibition tracing the full career of this important 20th-century black artist, at the Philadelphia Museum of Art. Through Jan. 29.

19 -- "Chuck Close: Self-Portraits, 1967-2005," an exhibition of this veteran artist's views of himself, at the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art. Through Feb. 28.

20 -- "Masters of American Comics," examining works by 15 key figures in the evolution of this popular art form, at the Museum of Contemporary Art in Los Angeles. Through March 13.

DECEMBER

10 -- Carsten Hoeller, an innovative German artist whose work blends science, technology and art, will be executing a major site-specific project -- which may include indoor amusement-park rides -- at the giant factory-become-artspace called MASS MoCA in North Adams, Mass. Through Oct. 29, 2006.

18 -- "Gauguin and Impressionism," the first full survey of the French artist's early career, at the Kimbell Art Museum in Fort Worth. Through March 26.

20 -- "Robert Rauschenberg: Combines," giving a comprehensive look at the influential mixed-media works produced by the artist between 1954 and 1964, at the Metropolitan Museum in New York. Through April 2.

JANUARY

26 -- "Andrea Zittel: Critical Spaces," a solo show devoted to the latest winner of the Smithsonian's Lucelia award in contemporary art, at the New Museum in New York. Through April 29.

Elizabeth Murray's "Can You Hear Me?," part of a retrospective of the artist's work opening Oct. 23 at the Museum of Modern Art in New York.