The archaeological discoveries in China just never stop. Fourteen years ago, a previously unrecorded Bronze Age civilization in Sichuan Province was uncovered, dramatically changing scholars' understanding of Chinese history. Now, for the first time, 127 bronze, jade, and clay objects from that site, including human images, vessels, and weapons, are being shown outside China.
Seattle Art Museum, May 10 - August 12 (206-654-3255; www.seattleartmuseum.org)
Kimbell Art Museum, Fort Worth, September 30 - January 13,2002 (817-332-8451; www.kimbellart.org)
The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York City, March 5 -June 16, 2002 (212-535-7710; www.metmuseum.org)
Over the Line: The Art and Life of Jacob Lawrence
This show was already in the works when Lawrence died last summer at age 82, so what was planned as a major retrospective has become a moving tribute. Many of the more than 150 paintings and drawings have never been shown before. Our loss. His vivid and bold works of art are also striking documents of black American history, much of which Lawrence witnessed.
The Phillips Collection, Washington, D.C., May 26 - August 19 (202-387-2151; www.phillipscollection.org)
Whitney Museum of American Art, New York City, November 8, 2001 - February 3, 2002 (212-570-3676; www.whitney.org)
The Detroit Institute of Arts, February 24 - May 19, 2002 (313-833-7900; www.dia.org)
Los Angeles County Museum of Art, June 16 - September 8, 2002 (323-857-6000; www.lacma.org)
Museum of Fine Arts, Houston, October 6, 2002 - January 5, 2003 (713-639-7300; www.mfah.org)