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20:00The Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum presents Robert Motherwell
From September 27, 2013, through January 5, 2014, the Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum presents Robert Motherwell: Early Collages, an exhibition examining the origins of the American artist’s style and the critical role of collage in his oeuvre. Devoted to papiers collés and related works on paper made during the first decade of his career, this exhibition offers a focused exploration of Motherwell’s innovations to the medium. While the artist’s work has been investigated comprehensively in recent international shows, including a major retrospective that traveled to the Guggenheim Museum in 1984–85, this presentation is the first to extensively chronicle Motherwell’s artistic beginnings through the lens of his revelatory encounter with the collage technique, which he described in 1944 as "the greatest of our [art] discoveries.”
This exhibition is supported by the Terra Foundation for American Art with additional funding from the Dedalus Foundation, Inc.
The Leadership Committee for Robert Motherwell: Early Collages is gratefully acknowledged for its support, including Gilbert and Shelley Harrison, Dorothy and Sidney Kohl, Louisa Stude Sarofim, and Lissa Noël Wagner.
Robert Motherwell: Early Collages is accompanied by a fully illustrated catalogue that offers a vital reassessment of the artist’s work in the medium. Exhibition curator Susan Davidson contributes an introduction that focuses on the artist’s early professional relationship with Peggy Guggenheim and Motherwell’s engagement with the exiled Surrealists and the burgeoning Abstract Expressionist group in New York in the 1940s. Megan M. Fontanella, Associate Curator, Collections and Provenance, Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum, examines early collages that address humanitarian themes of death, violence, and political struggle within the context of the sociopolitical climate of World War II America. Brandon Taylor, Professor Emeritus of History of Art, University of Southampton, United Kingdom, illuminates the history of collage, tracing its origins from the Cubist work of Pablo Picasso and other artists in the 1910s to the resurgence of interest in papier collé in 1940s America. This exhibition is also the occasion for the first in-depth study and technical analysis of Motherwell’s materials and working methods by Jeffrey Warda, Conservator, Paper, Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum, in what is anticipated to be an indispensable guide for the future preservation of Motherwell’s collages.
Education and Public Programs
For complete information about the range of public programs presented in conjunction with Robert Motherwell: Early Collages, please visit guggenheim.org/calendar. Highlights include the following:
Free with museum admission
Curator’s Eye Megan M. Fontanella
Friday, October 4, 2 pm
Fridays, November 1 and December 6, 2 pm
Fridays, October 18 and November 15, 2 pm
Tuesday, October 22, 6:30 pm
A lecture by art historian Catherine Craft, Ph.D., Adjunct Assistant Curator for Research and Exhibitions, Nasher Sculpture Center, Dallas.
Tuesday, December 3, 6:30 pm
by Guggenheim Museum
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