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Friday, March 2, 2007

Art Exhibit

For those of you lucky enough to live near, or will be traveling to, New York City, I just got notice of an exciting new exhibition at the Metropolitan Museum of Art:

"Barcelona and Modernity: GaudĂ­ to DalĂ­ March 7, 2007–June 3, 2007Special Exhibition Galleries, The Tisch Galleries, 2nd floor

The first comprehensive survey of its type ever mounted in America, this exhibition explores the diverse and innovative work of Barcelona's artists, architects, and designers in the years between the Barcelona Universal Exposition of 1888 and the imposition of the Fascist regime of Francisco Franco in 1939. The exhibition features some 300 works, including paintings, sculpture, drawings, prints, posters, decorative objects, furniture, architectural models, and designs. Barcelona and Modernity offers new insights into the art movements that advanced the city's quest for modernity and confirmed it as the primary center of radical intellectual, political, and cultural activities in Spain.Accompanied by a catalogue. The exhibition is made possible by the Caixa Catalunya. Obra Social and the Generalitat de Catalunya.
Additional support is provided by Angelo, Gordon & Co.
The exhibition is also made possible in part by Jane and Robert Carroll and The Horace W. Goldsmith Foundation.
It was organized by The Cleveland Museum of Art and The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York, in association with Museu Nacional d’Art de Catalunya, Barcelona. "

Since in Art School at CU Boulder over 30 years ago, I have adored the architecture of Gaudi.
Speaking of Modernity, have any of you seen the intro art on the "Ghost Whisperer" on CBSTV? It's the best part of the whole show!

1 comment:

Rian said...

I adore the architecture and whimsy of Gaudi. He died before his masterpiece Sagrada Familia was finished, but they are still working on it today and expect to finish it soon. It's an incredible place.

I have visited the Dali museum in Barcelona--what a strange mind that man had. Some of his work is truly disturbing. However, if you have ever been to The Smithsonian and seen his "Sacrament of the Last Supper," it will take your breath away.