ATLANTA, GA.- The High Museum of Art
will continue its collaboration with The Museum of Modern Art, New York (MoMA), with the exclusive presentation of the major exhibition Picasso to Warhol: Twelve Modern Masters beginning October 2011. This exhibition will present approximately 100 works of art created by 12 of the most iconic artists from the 20th century: Pablo Picasso, Henri Matisse, Constantin Brancusi, Piet Mondrian, Fernand Léger, Marcel Duchamp, Giorgio De Chirico, Joan Miró, Alexander Calder, Jackson Pollock, Jasper Johns and Andy Warhol. Picasso to Warhol will be one of the largest concentrations of modern art masterpieces to ever be exhibited in the southeastern United States. Co-organized by the High Museum of Art and MoMA, the exhibition will be on view only in Atlanta from October 15, 2011, through April 29, 2012.
The achievements of these pioneers of modern art will be presented in depth, exploring each artists stylistic development and highlighting their role in the most important artistic developments of the twentieth century, including the invention of Cubism, the emergence of abstraction and the development of Surrealism. Highlights of the exhibition include:
Henri Matisses Dance (I), 1909
Pablo Picassos Girl Before a Mirror, 1932, and Night Fishing at Antibes, 1939
Jasper Johnss Map, 1961
Andy Warhols Self-Portrait, 1966
Constantin Brancusis Bird in Space, 1928
Jackson Pollocks, Number 1A, 1948
From Picasso and Matisse to the reinventions of Pollock, Johns and Warhol, this exhibition will offer our visitors a personal encounter with the modern masters unlike any exhibition in the past, said Michael E. Shapiro, the Highs Nancy and Holcombe T. Green, Jr. Director. These artists ushered in new ways of thinking that forever transformed the artistic landscapes of Europe and the U.S., and reinvented the very idea of art. Our visitors will see the development of each artists signature style and works considered to be among their best, giving the residents of our city, state, and region a unique opportunity to experience the historic foundations of modern art.