Fall Arts Preview: Art

Richard Avedon
The secret of his portraits is simple, but the results are complex. Avedon shoots unflinching, warts-and-all photographs that are still more glamorous than any Hollywood publicity still. What makes them rich are the sitters, from singer Marian Anderson to deep-thinking literary critic Harold Bloom. Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York, Sept. 26-Jan. 5.

Ultra Baroque
Sixteen young Latino artists from the United States, South America and Europe who don't want to be ghettoized anymore strut their stuff--in painting, video and installation. And the Walker--possibly America's best contemporary-art museum--is always worth a visit. Walker Art Center, Minneapolis, Oct. 13-Jan. 5.

Magna Graecia
Long before the Romans had an empire extending into Greece, the Greeks had an empire that gobbled up Sicily and southern Italy. The colonizers paused to make some wonderful art--in terra cotta, stone and bronze--and left it behind for us to see almost 3,000 years later. Cleveland Museum of Art, Oct. 27-Jan. 5.

Also Check Out: Carroll Dunham's prickly, raucous cartoon paintings rattle the walls at the New Museum in New York, Oct. 31-Feb. 2.

If there's such a thing as an art exhibition for everybody, it's probably Deceptions and Illusions: Five Centuries of Trompe l'Oeil Painting, at the National Gallery of Art in Washington, D.C., Oct. 13-March 2.

And Pritzker Prize-winning architect Tadao Ando's elegant concrete-and-glass Modern Art Museum of Fort Worth debuts to the public on Dec. 14.

MAMFW has a stellar collection, but the building is a work of art in itself.