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Council Day Tour of Color and Illusion: The Still Lifes of Juan Gris

Join co-curators Nicole R. Myers, Interim Chief Curator and The Barbara Thomas Lemmon Senior Curator of European Art at the Dallas Museum of Art, and Katy Rothkopf, the BMA’s The Anne and Ben Cone Memorial Director of the Ruth R. Marder Center for Matisse Studies and Senior Curator of European Painting and Sculpture, for a special virtual preview of the upcoming exhibition Color and Illusion: The Still Lifes of Juan Gris and a look at the exhibition as it was at the Dallas Museum of Art.

Co-organized with the Dallas Museum of Art (DMA) and on view in Baltimore from September 12, 2021 through January 9, 2022, Color and Illusion: The Still Lifes of Juan Gris highlights the artist’s pioneering contributions to the Cubist movement through more than 40 paintings and collages, spanning from 1911 to 1927—the year of Gris’s tragically early death at age 40. The featured works capture all of the major periods of the artist’s career and reveal the principal motifs within and evolution of his innovative style. While Gris played a pivotal role in the development of Cubism, his contributions have often been overshadowed by those of his better-known cohorts Pablo Picasso, Georges Braque, and Fernand Léger. Color and Illusion provides an opportunity to reconsider the legacy of this important yet underappreciated modernist master, and to explore his incredible ability to create compositions that embrace abstraction and representation, tension and stasis, and color and form.

Zoom information will be sent prior to the event. Please RSVP to by September 7.

This exhibition is supported by an indemnity from the Federal Council on the Arts and the Humanities.

The Details

Location Virtual Event 11:00 am - 12:00 pm