Guggenheim Museum

New Harmony

10 May - 08 Sep 2013

Paul Klee
New Harmony (Neue Harmonie), 1936
Oil on canvas
36 7/8 × 26 1/8 inches (93.6 × 66.3 cm).
Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum, New York, 71.1960. © 2013 Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York / VG Bild-Kunst, Bonn
10 May – 8 September 2013

New Harmony: Abstraction between the Wars, 1919–1939 explores a particularly rich facet of the Guggenheim’s 20th-century collection, celebrating the spirited trends in abstraction embraced among international artists working in Europe between the World Wars. The exhibition—titled for a 1936 Paul Klee painting of utopian geometry that reflects the artist’s interest in color theory and musical composition—features approximately 40 paintings, sculptures, and works on paper by some 20 artists, including Alexander Calder, Alberto Giacometti, Fernand Léger, Francis Picabia, and Joaquín Torres-García.

New Harmony: Abstraction between the Wars, 1919–1939 is organized by Tracey Bashkoff, Senior Curator, Collections and Exhibitions, Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum.

Tags: Alexander Calder, Alberto Giacometti, Paul Klee, Fernand Léger, Francis Picabia