November 4, 2017- January 28, 2018
Paris became the center of modern art beginning in the nineteenth century. Artists from around the world, including Delacroix, Manet, Cézanne, Cassatt, Van Gogh, Chagall, and Picasso, gathered in its studios, galleries, salons, and museums. They moved away from traditional subjects and styles and, through experimentation, actively charted a course toward abstract art. Degas to Picasso: Creating Modernism in France tells the story of modern art as it evolved during the nineteenth and twentieth centuries, through 150 works representing transformative movements such as Impressionism and Cubism. This exhibition focuses especially on drawings, shown alongside important paintings, sculptures, and prints, to highlight the crucial role that process and materials played in the experimentation and development of modern art.
Expands upon an exhibition by the Ashmolean Museum, University of Oxford
Presenting Sponsor: Milwaukee Art Museum’s Friends of Art
Supporting Sponsor: Katharine and Sanford Mallin
Image: Pablo Picasso (1881–1973), Study for "Three Musicians" , 1920. Gouache, 10 1/4 x 8 1/4 inches (26.1 x 21 cm). © 2017 Estate of Pablo Picasso / Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York