Art Across America

CALIFORNIA

Los Angeles

Los Angeles County Museum of Art

Picasso: Masterworks from The Museum of Modern Art

Through Jan. 4.

Paintings, drawings, sculptures, collages, and prints explore the artist's development over six decades, from 1904 through 1971.

www.lacma.org

San Francisco

San Francisco Museum of Modern Art

Richard Diebenkorn

Through Jan. 19.

The most comprehensive survey to date of this late American artist's career.

www.sfmoma.org

San Diego

San diego museum of art

M.C.Escher: A Centennial Tribute

Through Jan. 3.

Examines the Dutch artist's contemporary masterpieces.

www.sddt.com/sdma.html

DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA

national gallery of art

Van Gogh's Van Goghs: Masterpieces from the Van Gogh Museum, Amsterdam

Through Jan 3.

Unusual opportunity to view paintings that rarely travel outside the Netherlands. Featuring 70 paintings from the Van Gogh Museum in Amsterdam, this exhibit illustrates Van Gogh's entire career.

Edo: Art in Japan 1615-1868

Through Feb. 15.

First comprehensive US survey of Edo-period Japanese art examines themes of religion, landscape, and the Samurai in nearly 300 works.

www.nga.gov

The Phillips Collection

Impressionists in Winter: Effets de Neige

Through Jan. 3.

Impressionist winter landscapes characterized by "the effects of snow." Includes 65 paintings by such artists as Monet, Pissarro, Sisley, Caillebotte, and Morisot. (See story, left.)

GEORGIA

Athens

Georgia Museum of Art

Rembrandt: Treasures from the Rembrandt House, Amsterdam

Through Jan. 10.

Seventy-five etchings and drawings by the 17th-century Dutch master, including self-portraits, and landscapes, portraits, and studies.

ILLINOIS

Chicago

The Art Institute of Chicago

Mary Cassatt

Through Jan. 3

Works by American artist known for her association with French Impressionists.

www.artic.edu/aic/

IOWA

Des Moines

Des Moines Art Center

Shifting Visions: O'Keeffe, Guston, Gerhard Richter

Through Jan. 24.

Major works by three 20th-century artists.

MASSACHUSETTS

Boston

Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum

Abelardo Morell, Face to Face: Photographs at the Gardner

Through Jan. 3.

New work by this photographer known for his black-and-white images that examine familiar objects and environments.

www.boston.com/gardner

NEW YORK

The Metropolitan Museum of Art

Edgar Degas, Photographer

Through Jan. 3.

Presents 35 to 40 photographs made by the French artist in the mid-1890s.

www.metmuseum.org

Museum of Modern Art

Jackson Pollock: A Retrospective

Through Feb. 2.

Reexamines the challenging and influential work of this American Abstract Expressionist; more than 120 paintings and 60 works on paper.

www.moma.org

OREGON

Portland

Portland Art Museum

Monet at Giverny: Masterpieces from the Muse Marmottan

Through Jan. 1.

'Blockbuster' exhibition features 22 paintings by Monet.

www.pam.org

TEXAS

Fort Worth

Modern Art Museum of Fort Worth

Self-Taught Artists of the 20th Century: An American Anthology

Through Jan. 24

Approximately 250 paintings, sculptures, drawings, and decorative objects that trace the roots and development of self-taught art in this century.

www.mamfw.org

Houston

Museum of Fine Arts. Houston

A Grand Design: The Art of the Victoria and Albert Museum

Through Jan. 10.

Presents the history of a museum through 250 masterworks from the V&A's collections, spanning 2,000 years.

www.mfah.org

WISCONSIN

Milwaukee

Milwaukee Art Museum

Half Past Autumn: The Art of Gordon Parks

Through Jan. 10.

First retrospective exhibition to synthesize different aspects of Parks's art with his photojournalism.

www.mam.org

- From '1999 Traveler's Guide to Art Museum Exhibitions:

11th Edition' (800-2-LOVE-ART)

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