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The Guggenheim’s Early Treasures at AGO   Pick-button-f22fa879042524f5c7b8d2278b2983b8
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Constantin Brancusi, Marc Chagall, Marcel Duchamp, Vasily Kandinsky, Fernand Léger, Henri Matisse, Amedeo Modigliani, Piet Mondrian, Pablo Picasso at Art Gallery of Ontario November 30th, 2013 - March 2nd, 2014
Posted 12/20/13
Before even getting to a description of this exhibition I am advising you to see it. At the risk of exposing my tastes as those of an old white man, “The Great Upheaval: Masterpieces from the Guggenheim Collection, 1910–1918” curated by the Guggenheim’s Tracey Bashkoff and on view at the Art Gallery of Ontario until the 2nd of March, is among the best major museum shows I’ve seen in the past few years. Granted, I’m into the canon, and furthermore, the exhibition’s organizers began with a... [more]
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Torn in Between   Pick-button-f22fa879042524f5c7b8d2278b2983b8
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Jean Cocteau, Giorgio de Chirico, Otto Dix, Hannah Höch, Fernand Léger, Henri Matisse, Pablo Picasso, August Sander, Ludwig Mies van der Rohe at Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum October 1st, 2010 - January 9th, 2011
Posted 1/2/11
Chaos and Classicism feels like the forced scholarly sort of show that, were it not for the many wonderful works in the exhibition, would leave a person wondering why anyone would curate such a broad theme that, for all intents and purposes, could have included any number of artworks from any period in history. Concentrating on the years between the wars in France, Italy, and Germany, every work in Chaos and Classicism depicts or references the human figure, during a time when creators and... [more]
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