Monday, December 9, 2013
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Léger: Modern Art and the Metropolis
Join exhibition curator Anna Vallye on a tour through the colorful galleries of Léger: Modern Art and the Metropolis
. See how Léger and his contemporaries were inspired by the energy and movement of the modern city to combine different arts into their own work. A sculpture expresses motion like a film, paintings become like advertising posters, and color combines with architecture to form murals, all working together to create a new vision of urban space brought to life.
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September 24, 2013 - Spring 2014
Taking cues from the Dada movement and from the work of Swiss sculptor Alberto Giacometti, Cy Twombly (American, 1928– 2011) created poetic objects whose serene white surfaces and allusive forms seem to recall remote worlds of myth and the ancient past. After reaching an indisputable maturity in his early sculpture, created from 1946 to 1959, Twombly returned to working in three dimensions in the mid-1970s and continued to cast new works up until his passing in 2011.
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Gallery 48, ground floor
Explore paintings by Joan Miró (Spanish, 1893–1983) and Armenian-born Arshile Gorky (c. 1902–1948), two artists who developed their signature styles following the same guiding lights—Paul Cézanne and Pablo Picasso. Created in the 1920s through the 1940s, the works in this focused installation demonstrate the artists’ parallel transitions from a firm footing in reality toward a new world of evocative abstraction.
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