Lee Mullican: Selected Drawings, 1945-1980
July 14 - September 5, 1999
A small survey tracing many of the key developments in the Dynaton artist's lengthy career.
Constructing a Revolution in Soviet Design
June 2 - August 22, 1999
As the first retrospective of Vladimir Stenberg (1899-1982) and Georgii Stenberg (1900-1933), prominent designers and colorful figures of the Russian avant-garde, this exhibition features over 100 works, many never before seen outside Russia. Dating from the 1920s and 1930s, these works include movie and propaganda posters, magazines and journals, designs for theatrical sets and costumes and early Constructivist paintings, drawings and sculptures. The Stenberg brothers' movie posters, aesthetically derived from the mechanics of the film process, are charaterized by extraordinary compositional dynamism, inventiveness and originality. This exhibition was organized by The Museum of Modern Art, New York, with the cooperation of The Ruki Matsumoto Collection, Tokyo. The exhibition is made possible by a generous grant from Laboratory All Fashion Art Co., Ltd.
Women Photographers of the Twentieth Century
June 2 - August 22, 1999
This exhibition offers a rare opportunity to view the work of an international array of over 80 women photographers. The exhibition features well-known artists as well as some who have only recently been restored to the history of the medium. Among the photographers included are Berenice Abbott, Diane Arbus, Flor Garduño, Nan Goldin, Gertrude Käsebier, Dorothea Lange, Tina Modotti, Ruth Orkin, Cindy Sherman, Carrie Mae Weems and Hannah Wilke. Most of the images are vintage prints, and many have never before been published. The 158-page fully illustrated catalogue that accompanies the exhibition includes essays by noted art critic Lucy Lippard and by Olivia Lahs-Gonzales, curator of the exhibition. This exhibition is drawn from the collection of Helen Kornblum and has been organized by The Saint Louis Art Museum.
Royal Persian Paintings: The Qajar Epoch 1785-1925
February 24 - May 9, 1999
Focusing on extraordinary large-scale court and popular religious paintings, this is the first major exhibition to explore visual arts in Persia (modern-day Iran) during the Qajar Dynasty. Providing a window into imperial as well as daily life of a vanished culture, Royal Persian Paintings: The Qajar Epoch 1785-1925 includes over 100 exceptional works, loaned from thirty-six internationally renowned private and public collections in seven countries. Royal Persian Paintings was organized by the Brooklyn Museum of Art, and is accompanied by the first full-length scholarly catalogue on the subject of art from this epoch from a country that has been closed to the West for two decades. Royal Persian Paintings is the result of nearly five years of planning and research by curator Dr. Layla S. Diba, supported in part by a grant from the National Endowment for the Humanities.
Sunshine and Noir: Art in LA, 1960-1997
Oct. 7, 1998-Jan. 3, 1999
Organized and curated by the Louisiana Museum of Modern Art in Humlebaek, Denmark, "Sunshine and Noir" examines Los Angeles art from a European perspective. For many Europeans, American art is synonymous with work by New York artists. This exhibition will attempt to reconstruct and expand the European definition of American art by examining the contributions of Los Angeles artists over the past four decades and the specific cultural circumstances from which their work arose. The exhibition presents over 150 groundbreaking works which evince an artistic sensibility and expression unique to Los Angeles by more than 50 noted artists including John Baldessari, Kim Dingle, Mike Kelley, Paul McCarthy, Bruce Nauman, Catherine Opie, Jennifer Pastor and James Turrell. The UCLA/Hammer Museum will be the exhibition's only U.S. venue.