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Cézanne Drawing

June 06, 2021 – September 25, 2021

The Museum of Modern Art

Paul Cézanne. The Apotheosis of Delacroix. 1878-80 (completed later). Pencil, ink, and watercolor on wove paper, with a strip added at the bottom, 7 7/8 × 9 3/16″ (20 × 23.3 cm). The British Museum, London © The Trustees of the British Museum

The Museum of Modern Art presents a major exhibition offering a new look at the celebrated modern artist Paul Cézanne (1839–1906) through close attention to his process in pencil and watercolor and fresh insights into this profoundly original yet lesser-known body of work. Cézanne Drawing is the first major effort in the United States to unite drawings from across the artist’s entire career, tracing the development of his practice on paper and exploring his working methods. More than 250 works on paper—including drawings, sketchbooks, and rarely seen watercolors—are shown alongside a selection of related oil paintings, all drawn from MoMA’s collection as well as public and private collections from around the world. Presented together, these works reveal how this fundamental figure of modern art—more often recognized as a painter — produced his most radical works on paper.

Alexander Calder: Modern from the Start

Through January 15, 2022

The Museum of Modern Art

Alexander Calder. Josephine Baker (III). c. 1927. Steel wire. 39 x 22 3/8 x 9 3/4″ (99 x 56.6 x 24.5 cm). The Museum of Modern Art, New York. Gift of the artist. © 2021 Calder Foundation, New York / Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York

Alexander Calder. Sandy’s Butterfly. 1964. Painted stainless sheet steel and iron rods, 12′ 8″ x 9′ 2″ x 8′ 7″ (386 x 279 x 261 cm). The Museum of Modern Art, New York. Gift of the artist. © 2021 Calder Foundation, New York / Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York

The Museum of Modern Art announces Alexander Calder: Modern from the Start, a focused look at one of the most well-known and beloved artists of the 20th century through the lens of his relationship with MoMA. On view through August 7, 2021, Alexander Calder: Modern from the Start will include approximately 70 artworks paired with film, historical photographs, and other archival materials drawn from MoMA’s collection and augmented by key loans from the Calder Foundation, New York. The exhibition is organized by Cara Manes, Associate Curator, with Zuna Maza and Makayla Bailey, Curatorial Fellows, Department of Painting and Sculpture. More Information


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Whitney Museum of American Art

Making Knowing: Craft in Art, 1950–2019

Until Feb 2022


foregrounds how visual artists have explored the materials, methods, and strategies of craft, beginning with works made after World War II when many artists embraced fiber arts and ceramics to challenge the dominance of traditional painting and sculpture. Over the next seven decades, artists have continued to explore techniques such as weaving, sewing, or pottery, and experimented with textiles, thread, clay, and beads, among other mediums. These works speak to artists’ interests in domesticity, hobbyist materials, the decorative, vernacular American traditions, “women’s work,” and feminist and queer aesthetics. By employing marginalized modes of artistic production, they challenge the power structures that determine artistic value.

Drawn primarily from the Whitney’s collection, the exhibition will encompass over eighty works by more than sixty artists, including Ruth Asawa, Eva Hesse, Mike Kelley, Liza Lou, Howardena Pindell, Robert Rauschenberg, Elaine Reichek, and Lenore Tawney, as well as featuring new acquisitions by Shan Goshorn, Kahlil Robert Irving, Simone Leigh, Jordan Nassar, and Erin Jane Nelson.

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Copyright Image: Liza Lou (b. 1969), Kitchen, 1991-96. Beads, plaster, wood, and found objects, 96 x 132 x 168 in. (243.8 x 335.3 x 426.7 cm). Whitney Museum of American Art, New York; gift of Peter Norton 2008.339a-x. Photograph by Tom Powel. © Liza Lou

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