Vincent van Gogh and the Painters of the Petit Boulevard
Will we ever get enough of Van Gogh? Apparently not, for here he is again, this time with Paul Gauguin, Henri de Toulouse-Lautrec, Camille Pissarro, and several other contemporaries who painted the street life and nightlife - the petit boulevard - of old Paris. The more than 70 paintings and works on paper emphasize the common themes and concerns of this circle of friends as they discussed, debated, and invented the modern art of Europe.

The Saint Louis Art Museum, February 17 - May 13 (314-721-0072;
Städelsches Kunstinstitut und Städelsche Galerie, Frankfurt,Germany, June 15 - September 9 (011-49-69-605-09-80)

Henry Moore, Sculpting the 20th Century
While other abstract sculptors were welding and constructing, this early 20th-century British master was making sculpture the old-fashioned way, by carving and casting. Henry Moore left a body of work - sampled here in 120 drawings, maquettes, and full-scale objects in wood, stone, and bronze - unmatched for its serenity and lyrical beauty.

Dallas Museum of Art, February 25 - May 27 (214-922-1200;
California Palace of the Legion of Honor, San Francisco,June 23 - September 16 (415-863-3330;
National Gallery of Art, Washington, D.C., October 21, 2001- January 27, 2002 (202-737-4215;

Eternal Egypt: Masterworks of Ancient Art from the British Museum
Ordinarily, to see the largest and most comprehensive collection of ancient Egyptian art outside of Egypt, you'd have to go to London. But for the next four years, 150 objects from that collection are coming to a museum near you. The statues, papyri, portraits, jewelry, mirrors, cosmetic containers, and other luxury items - some of which once belonged to pharaohs - span 3,500 years, from pre-dynastic to Roman times.

The Toledo Museum of Art, March 2 - May 27 (419-255-8000;
Wonders: The Memphis International Cultural Series, at ThePyramid, June 28 - October 21 (800-263-6744;
Brooklyn Museum of Art, November 23, 2001 - February 24,2002 (718-638-5000;
The Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art, Kansas City, April 12 -July 7, 2002 (816-561-4000;
The Minneapolis Institute of Arts, December 22, 2002 - March16, 2003 (612-870-3131;
The Field Museum, Chicago, April 25 - August 10, 2003(312-922-9410;
The Walters Art Museum, Baltimore, September 2003 - January2004 (410-547-9000;