Art across America

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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

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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. 6. A complex collection of sculpture, jewelry, furniture, ceramics, and reliefs from more than 35 museums and private collections. The exhibit charts the impact of the Amarna Age on Egypt. (617) 267 9300 www.mfa.org

CAMBRIDGE Busch Reisinger Museum Hanne Darboven: Works 1969/1972/1983 Through Nov. 7. The first American exhibition of these works by the contemporary German artist is representative of her examination of postwar Germany through the mediums of drawing, essays, lithographs, photographs, and film. (617) 495-9400 www.artmuseums.harvard.edu

WORCESTER Worcester Art Museum Hiroshige: 53 Stations on the Tokaido Oct. 30-Jan. 23. Showcases the 19th-century Japanese artist's sketches of landscapes at various points on his travels across Tokaido. (508) 799-4406 www.worcesterart.org

MISSOURI ST LOUIS The Saint Louis Art Museum MASKS: Faces of Culture Oct. 8-Jan 2. A novel exhibition of the multiple functions and forms of face masks in cultures across the ages. The masks range from one worn by a paleolithic hunter to Darth Vader's helmeted visage. (314) 721-0072 www.slam.org

Washington University Gallery of Art Coins from St. Louis Collections Through Dec. 12. More than 14,000 examples of currencies featuring portraits that range from key figures of biblical cultures through to medieval coins from Asia. (314) 935-5490 oserv.wustl.edu/~wugallery/

NEW JERSEY MONTCLAIR The Montclair Art Museum Paris 1900: The 'American School' Through Jan. 16. Works by Winslow Homer, John Singer Sargent, and George Inness form part of this re-creation of the American art exhibition at the 1900 Universal Exposition in Paris. (973) 746-5555 www.montclair-art.com

NEW YORK NEW YORK Whitney Museum Of American Art The American Century: Art & Culture 1900-2000 - Part II Through Feb. 13. This second half of the century exhibit includes pieces by de Kooning, Lichtenstein, Pollock, and Warhol alongside exhibits of American film, photography, architecture, design, music, and dance (see story beginning on page 13). (212) 595-1455 www.whitney.org

The Frick Collection Watteau and his world: French Drawing from 1700 to 1750 Oct. 20-Jan. 9. Antoine Watteau's attention to immaculate detail in his draftsmanship proved to be highly influential. This is an opportunity to see his drawings and compare them to works by his contemporaries and followers. (212) 288-0700 www.frick.org

OHIO CLEVELAND The Cleveland Museum Of Art Still-Life Paintings from the Netherlands, 1550-1720 Oct. 31-Jan. 9. Encompasses Rembrandt and his contemporaries from the golden era of Dutch and Flemish art. (216) 421-7340 www.clemusart.com

TEXAS AUSTIN Austin Museum Of Art Contemporary Art From Cuba: Irony and Survival on the Utopian Island Through Nov. 7. The 17 young Cuban artists in this showcase have developed their own subtle visual language to comment on the social realities of their home country today. The exhibition coincides with the renewed interest in Cuban culture. (512) 495-9224 www.amoa.org

DALLAS Dallas Museum Of Art Georgia O'Keeffe: The Poetry of Things Nov. 7-Jan. 30. A major exhibition of the painter's stark and vibrant still-life paintings. (214) 922-1200 www.dm-art.org

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