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Exhibition roundup: What's showing now

November 16, 1999
Web posted at: 1:44 p.m. EST (1844 GMT)

(CNN) -- Whether you prefer rock 'n' roll or Diego Rivera, museums in the United States and Mexico have plenty to offer in the coming months. Pick a city or browse our roundup to see highlights.

Baltimore | Chicago | Kansas City, Missouri | Los Angeles | Mexico City |
Minneapolis | New York | Philadelphia | Pittsburgh

"World's First Robot Family"

These motorized robots by DeVon Smith are made from recycled materials. On display at the American Visionary Arts Museum in Baltimore
American Visionary Art Museum, Baltimore
"We Are Not Alone: Angels and Other Aliens"
Through September 3, 2000

The exhibit showcases 260 works by self-taught artists depicting "visible and invisible companionship." Among them: memory drawings by Betty Ann Luca, who recounts her claimed alien abduction, and a 1976 black Cadillac Fleetwood which psychic Uri Geller has covered in more than 5,000 bent forks and spoons.

  • American Visionary Art Museum, (410) 244-1900

    Museo de Arte Moderno, Mexico City
    "Diego Rivera: Art and Revolution"
    December 17 - March 19, 2000

    Trace the career of artist Diego Rivera (1886-1957), who blended European modernism with the traditions of Mexico's indigenous people. More than 80 paintings and drawings reflect his artistic innovations and political passions. To catch the show in the United States, visit the Museum of Fine Arts in Houston by November 28.

  • Museum of Fine Arts, Houston, (713) 639-7300
  • Museo de Arte Moderno, 553-62-33, 211-87-29 or 211-83-31

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    The Andy Warhol Museum, Pittsburgh
    "Andy Warhol: Photography" and "Nadar/Warhol"
    Through January 30, 2000

    Two exhibits focus on photography at The Andy Warhol Museum. "Andy Warhol: Photography" investigates the artist's enthusiasm for picture-taking -- and using pictures as a basis for his art -- with a selection of photo booth pictures, Polaroids and stitched photographs. "Nadar/Warhol" compares celebrity portraits by mid-19th-century bohemian photographer Nadar (Frenchman Gaspard Félix Tournachon) and Warhol. Nadar's notable images include actress Sarah Bernhardt and author George Sand. Edie Sedgwick, Truman Capote and Jane Fonda are among Warhol's offerings.

  • The Andy Warhol Museum, (412) 237-8300

    "Suit and bustier"

    Designed by Jean Paul Gaultier for Madonna's "Blond Ambition" tour. On display as part of the "Rock Style" exhibit at the Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York
    The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York
    "Rock Style"
    December 9 - March 19, 2000

    Break out the leather and sequins. The Metropolitan Museum of Art, in collaboration with the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in Cleveland and the Costume Institute in New York, is turning the volume up to 11 for its raucous retrospective on rock style. Look through the glamorous outfits of more than 40 artists, including Madonna, The Beatles, Tina Turner and, of course, Elvis. The exhibition benefits the Costume Institute.

  • The Metropolitan Museum of Art, (212) 570-3951

    The Art Institute of Chicago
    "Bill Viola: A 25-Year Survey"
    Through January 9, 2000

    Video artist Bill Viola provides an all-encompassing artistic experience, with room-sized installations that combine state-of-the-art technology with the spiritual influences of Islamic Sufism, Christian mysticism and Zen Buddhism.

  • The Art Institute of Chicago, (312) 443-3600

    The Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art, Kansas City, Missouri
    "Another Africa"
    Through January 16, 2000

    Seattle-based photographer Robert Lyons has captured modern Africa on film -- the marketplaces, homes, classrooms and other contemporary scenes on the continent. Writings from Nigerian author Chinua Achebe accompany the photographs.

  • The Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art, (816) 751-1278

    The Museum of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles
    "The Experimental Exercise of Freedom: Lygia Clark, Gego, Mathias Goertiz, Hélio Oiticica, and Mira Schendel"
    Through January 23, 2000

    An exhibit at The Geffen Contemporary of MOCA explores the work of five Latin artists who experimented with art forms from the late 1950s to 1970s. Moving beyond traditional painting and sculpture, their works encouraged interactivity, interpretation and emotional connection.

  • The Museum of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles, (231) 621-2766


    Louise Bourgeois is said to view the spider as an image of maternal protection. The Minneapolis Institute of Arts is showing the artist's recent work
    The Minneapolis Institute of Arts
    "Louise Bourgeois Prints: 1989-1998"
    December 5 - February 13, 2000

    At age 88, Louise Bourgeois is still creating fresh art and sculpture. A selection of her most recent work, comprising 47 prints and three artist's books, surveys her preferred themes: animals, geometric forms and women.

  • The Minneapolis Institute of Arts, (612) 870-3000

    Philadelphia Museum of Art
    "Worldly Goods: The Arts of Early Pennsylvania, 1680-1758"
    Through January 2, 2000

    Witness how early artisans in the Delaware Valley transformed the contemporary European Baroque aesthetic into a distinctively American style. More than 500 examples of furniture, textiles, metalwork, ceramics, prints, books and paintings are on display.

  • Philadelphia Museum of Art, (215) 684-7860

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