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Pierre Bonnard,” the first retrospective of the artist’s work in New York in more than thirty years, will open at the Museum of Modern Art on June 21 and run through Oct. 13. John Elderfield, MoMA’s deputy director for curatorial affairs and chief curator at large, has slightly pruned the show that opened last February at London’s Tate Gallery (Richard Shone’s review of the original selection, which remains on view at the Tate until May 17, begins on p. 139) from 108 works down to 90. “I’ve tightened the show quite a bit,” says Elderfield. “New York is a tougher town on artists.” The MoMA version is organized by subject rather than chronologically, Elderfield adds, an attempt “to get people to slow down and spend a lot of time with the pictures.” Also traveling to MoMA (July 15–Oct 27) is “Yayoi Kusama in New York: 1958-68,” originally mounted at the Los Angeles County Museum of Art,

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