Guggenheim Museum

Toward Abstraction

23 Jun - 08 Sep 2008

© Kurt Schwitters
Merz 53, 1920
Paper, watercolor, thread, and glue on cardboard, 16.1 x 11.9 cm. Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum, New York, The Hilla Rebay Collection 71.1936.R77. © 2007 Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York/VG Bild-Kunst, Bonn
Works on Paper from the Guggenheim Museum

June 23–September 8, 2008

Culled from the museum’s extensive early modernist holdings of works on paper, this exhibition follows the course of early 20th-century avant-gardes, from Cubism, Orphism, Expressionism, Der Blaue Reiter, Dada, and the Bauhaus, to Surrealism, and features prominent figures from each movement—Robert Delaunay, Albert Gleizes, Ernst Kirchner, František Kupka, Fernand Léger, Franz Marc, Joan Miró, László Moholy-Nagy, and Kurt Schwitters—to reflect the in-depth holdings of the collection.

Tags: Robert Delaunay, Albert Gleizes, Frantisek Kupka, Fernand Léger, Franz Marc, Joan Miró, Laszlo Moholy-Nagy, Kurt Schwitters