The Musée d’Art Moderne de Paris (MAM) and the Guggenheim Museum Bilbao present From Fauvism to Surrealism: Masterpieces from the Musée d’Art Moderne de Paris, an exhibition sponsored by the BBVA Foundation that presents a selection of nearly seventy masterpieces by significant artists that illustrates the history of the MAM collection while offering an overview of the avant-garde artistic movements that flourished in Paris during the first decades of the 20th century.
The MAM was built on the occasion of the historic Exposition Internationale (1937) as a home to the collections of modern and contemporary art of the city of Paris, which expanded rapidly in the years following major acquisitions of works by important artists of the Parisian art scene, only later to become a formal museum in 1961. Patrons were an integral source of support for this project, especially Dr. Maurice Girardin, whose museum bequest of 1953 became the nucleus for the collection of modern masters, including the Fauves, Cubists, representatives of the School of Paris and French Masters.
Organized chronologically over three successive sections, from the beginning of the 20th century to the period following World War II, the selection of works in this exhibition presents an historical perspective of the main protagonists involved in these pivotal artistic movements.
Details at: www.guggenheim-bilbao.eus