Art across America

CALIFORNIA LOS ANGELES LOS ANGELES COUNTY MUSEUM OF ART Diego Rivera: Art and Revolution May 30-Aug. 16. The first major retrospective of Rivera in years, this show reflects the artist's blend of European tradition with socialist ideas and Mexican culture.

CONNECTICUT HARTFORD WADSWORTH ATHENEUM Caravaggio's 'St. John' and Masterpieces from the Capitoline Museum in Rome Through June 20. The only US stop in the first traveling exhibition of the Capitoline's world-famous painting collection.

DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA THE PHILLIPS COLLECTION Georgia O'Keeffe: The Poetry of Things Through July 18. Examines the 20th-century artist through her paintings of such objects as shells, rocks, trees, and bones.

FLORIDA WEST PALM BEACH NORTON MUSEUM OF ART Raoul Dufy: Last of the Fauves Through June 6. Fifty of Dufy's oil paintings are presented in hopes of restoring his reputation as one of the most talented and original artists in the first half of the century.

INDIANA INDIANAPOLIS INDIANAPOLIS MUSEUM OF ART Gaugin and the School of Pont-Aven Through Aug. 1. Features more than 100 recently acquired paintings and prints by Gaugin and the artists who gathered around him in this French town a century ago.

LOUISIANA NEW ORLEANS NEW ORLEANS MUSEUM OF ART Degas and New Orleans: A French Impressionist in America May 1 through Aug. 29. An assemblage of works by Degas completed during his stay in the Big Easy and upon his return to Europe.

MARYLAND BALTIMORE THE WALTERS ART GALLERY An Eye for Detail: 17th-Century Dutch and Flemish Paintings from the Collection of Henry H. Weldon June 20-Sept. 5. Sixty-seven small paintings, including works by Rubens and Van Dyck.

MASSACHUSETTS BOSTON THE MUSEUM OF FINE ARTS, BOSTON John Singer Sargent June 23-Sept. 26. Survey of the prolific American painter known for his astute and elegant society portraits. (See April 16 story.)

NEW YORK NEW YORK CITY THE WHITNEY MUSEUM OF AMERICAN ART The American Century: Art & Culture 1900-2000 (Part I) April 23-Aug. 22. The first of two installments, this exhibit focuses on the years 1900-1950, looking at the impact of immigration, technology, and mass media on American culture and art.

OREGON PORTLAND PORTLAND ART MUSEUM Down From the Shimmering Sky: Masks of the Northwest Coast Through July 11. More than 100 colorful contemporary and historical masks produced by First Nation artists of the Pacific Northwest.

PENNSYLVANIA PHILADELPHIA PHILADELPHIA MUSEUM OF ART Goya: Another Look Through July 11. A focused look at major examples from five categories of Goya's work, from tapestry designs to religious works.

VIRGINIA RICHMOND VIRGINIA MUSEUM OF FINE ARTS Splendors of Ancient Egypt May 25-Nov. 28. One of the largest exhibitions to visit the US in decades, featuring pieces dating back 4,500 years, including mummy cases and wall carvings.

- Compiled by Elisabetta Coletti and excerpted from the '1999 Traveler's Guide to Art Museum Exhibitions, 11th Edition' by Susan S. Rappaport (Abrams, 800-LOVE-ART)

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