Maria Blanchard, Le Joueur De Luth / The Lute Player, oil on canvas, ca. 1917-1918
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Figurative Modernists: Picasso, Chagall and other Masterpieces from a Private Collection Octobert 3, 2013 - February 8, 2014 Paxson Gallery
This exhibition focuses on the power of the figure. Committed to offering the highest quality art by world-renowned artists, MMAC has assembled Modernist paintings and sculptures by major 19th and early 20th century artists. Included are works by Jean Arp, María Blanchard, Marc Chagall, Giorgio De Chirico, Sonia Delaunay, Leon De Smet, Barbara Hepworth, Fernand Léger, André Masson, Jean Metzinger, Pablo Picasso and Georges Rouault. This exhibition will examine Modernism as an interdisciplinary endeavor that links music, dance, opera, the visual arts and literature, using art historical movements including Surrealism, Art Deco, Fauvism, Constructivism, Cubism and Expressionism.
Modernist Prints October 3, 2013 - February 8, 2014 Meloy Gallery
Designed to complement Figurative Modernists, the exhibit illustrates the interdisciplinary approach of Modernism, focusing on the intersection of the visual and literary arts. This exhibition combines selections from the MMAC Permanent Collection with select loans to highlight rare etchings and lithographs by Marc Chagall, Le Corbusier, Aristide Maillol, Henri Matisse, Pablo Picasso, Georges Rouault and Jean Signovert among others. Many of the selections are by Modernist artists who worked with famous publishers and authors, such as Ambrose Vollard, Fernand Moulot and Henry Kahnweiler, to create original artworks for literary publications.
EVENTS: Saturday, December 21, 2013, 12:10pm, UM PARTV Center Lobby Tour with Brandon Reintjes, MMAC Curator of Art, of the exhibitions Figurative Modernists: Picasso, Chagall and other Masterpieces from a Private Collection and Modernist Prints, Participation is limited to 28 people. RSVP at 243.2019
Docent tours available. For more information call 243.2019.