Art across America ; What's Up.On the Walls of Galleries & Museums All over the Map

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Art across America ; What's Up.On the Walls of Galleries & Museums All over the Map


Humphries, Stephen, The Christian Science Monitor


ALABAMA

BIRMINGHAM

birmingham museum of art Searching for Ancient Egypt Oct. 3-Jan 16. A 3,000-year-old mummy and other examples of Egyptian funerary art are on view for the first time in the United States. (205) 254- 2566 www.artsBMA.org

ARIZONA

PHOENIX

Phoenix Art Museum Monet at Giverny Through Jan 2. The first- ever Monet exhibition in Arizona looks at the Impressionist's twilight years during which he concentrated on facets of the Japanese bridge, flowers, and waterlilies in his own garden. (602) 257-1222 www.phxart.org

CALIFORNIA

LOS ANGELES The J. Paul Getty Museum Juanes to Goya: Spanish Drawings 1560-1825 Through Nov. 28. Rare and unseen draftsmanship by Spanish artists such as El Greco, Bartolom Esteban Murillo, and Goya. (310) 440-7300 www.getty.edu

Los Angeles County Museum Of Art Lee Krasner Oct 10-Jan. 2. This chronological overview of the abstract expressionist painter's work demonstrates that Krasner was more than just the wife and protge of Jackson Pollock. (323) 857-6000 www.lacma.org

DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA The Phillips Collection Renoir to Rothko: The Eye of Duncan Phillips Through Jan. 23. The collector's prized items include works by Matisse, Picasso, Braque, Renoir, Monet, Degas, and Rothko. (202) 387-2151 www.phillipscollection.org

National Museum Of American Art, Smithsonian Institution Edward Hopper: The Watercolors Oct. 22-Jan. 3. Hopper's lesser-known forays into the medium of watercolor. This first major exhibition of these works has been gathered from a number of private collections and other museums. (202) 633-8998 www.nmaa.si.edu

FLORIDA

WEST PALM BEACH Norton Museum Of Art Half Past Autumn: The Art of Gordon Parks Oct. 30-Jan 2. A true 'Renaissance man,' Parks has made significant contributions to the fields of literature, film, poetry, and photography, as well as classical music and blues. This is the first exhibition to catalog examples of all Parks's work. (561) 832- 5196 www.norton.org

GEORGIA

ATLANTA

High Museum of Art Norman Rockwell: Pictures for the American People Nov. 6-Jan. 30. First stop on a national tour featuring a comprehensive compilation of the artist's portfolio including all 322 Saturday Evening Post covers. (404) 733-4444 www.high.org

ILLINOIS

CHICAGO

The Art Institute Of Chicago Ellsworth Kelly: The Early Drawings, 1948-1955 Drawings from the formative years of the American abstract artist may lack the grandiose scale of later paintings, but the same eye for architecturally inspired geometric shapes is present and correct. (312) 443-3600 www.artic.edu

KENTUCKY

LOUISVILLE

The Speed Art Museum Harlem: The Vision of Morgan and Marvin Smith Through Nov 28. Life in Harlem between 1930 and 1950 as glimpsed through the lenses of twin African-American photographers. (502) 634-2700 info@speedmuseum.org

MARYLAND

BALTIMORE

The Baltimore Museum Of Art Faces of Impressionism Oct. 10-Jan. 30. An inventive program of lectures and courses accompany this impressive selection of portraits by Courbet, Monet, Renoir, Degas, Czanne, and Gaugin. (410) 396-7100 www.artbma.org

MASSACHUSETTS

BOSTON

Museum of Fine Arts Pharaohs of the Sun: Akhenaten, Nefertiti, Tutankhamen Nov. 14-Feb.

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