New Harmony: Abstraction between the Wars, 1919–1939 #GuggenheimMuseum
New Harmony: Abstraction between the Wars, 1919–1939
Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum
Dates: May 10–September 8, 2013
This summer the Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum will explore a particularly rich facet of its twentieth-century collection with an exhibition celebrating the spirited trends in abstraction embraced among international artists working in Europe between the world wars. Taken from the title of a 1936 painting by Paul Klee—an optimistic work of utopian geometry reflecting the artist’s interest in color theory and musical composition—New Harmony: Abstraction between the Wars, 1919–1939 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. Displaying rarely viewed objects and iconic works from the Guggenheim’s permanent collection, the exhibition will be on view from May 10 through September 8, 2013.