4 Saints in 3 Acts – A Snapshot of the American Avant-garde

26/09/2017 § Leave a comment

Exhibition at The Photographer’s Gallery in London

20 Oct 2017 – 11 Feb 2018

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The  Photographers’ Gallery presents 4 Saints in 3 Acts – A Snapshot of the American Avant-garde. It is the first exhibition worldwide to focus on the photographic dimensions of the ground-breaking American modernist opera, Four Saints in Three Acts. With a libretto by Gertrude Stein and a score by Virgil Thomson, it  premièred  at  the  Wadsworth  Athenaeum  in  Hartford,  Connecticut (to  mark  the  opening  of  Pablo  Picasso’s  first  solo  exhibition  in  America), and subsequently transferred to Broadway, as the first opera to open there, on 20th February 1934… ‘
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Ømme Dupper på Overgaden

31/05/2012 § Leave a comment

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The Steins Collect

08/05/2012 § 2 Comments

Matisse, Picasso and the Parisian Avant-Garde at The Met in New York.

February 8-June 3, 2012.

Gertrude Stein, her brothers Leo and Michael, and Michael’s wife Sarah were important patrons of modern art in Paris during the first decades of the twentieth century. This exhibition unites some two hundred works of art to demonstrate the significant impact the Steins’ patronage had on the artists of their day and the way in which the family disseminated a new standard of taste for modern art. The Steins’ Saturday evening salons introduced a generation of visitors to recent developments in art, particularly the work of their close friends Henri Matisse and Pablo Picasso, long before it was on view in museums.

Beginning with the art that Leo Stein collected when he arrived in Paris in 1903—including paintings and prints by Paul Cézanne, Edgar Degas, Paul Gauguin, Henri de Toulouse-Lautrec, Édouard Manet, and Auguste Renoir—the exhibition traces the evolution of the Steins’ taste and examines the close relationships formed between individual members of the family and their artist friends. While focusing on works by Matisse and Picasso, the exhibition also includes paintings, sculpture, and works on paper by Pierre Bonnard, Maurice Denis, Juan Gris, Marie Laurencin, Jacques Lipchitz, Henri Manguin, André Masson, Elie Nadelman, Francis Picabia, and others.

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Stort Steinseminar i Paris den 20.-21. oktober 2011

09/10/2011 § Leave a comment

I forbindelse med den store udstilling The Stein Family på Grand Palais i Paris, afholdes der et stort to-dages seminar den 20.-21. oktober. Det sker under titlen Gertrude Stein et les arts, blandt de mange celebre talere er Majorie Perloff, Joan Retallack, Charles Bernstein, Vincent Broqua og Jean-Marie Gleize. Se det fulde program her.

Matisse, Cézanne, Picasso… The Stein Family

19/09/2011 § 2 Comments

Grand Palais, Galeries nationales

5 October 2011 – 16 January 2012

An exhibition organized by the Rmn-Grand Palais, the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art and the Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York. On show in the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art from 21 May to 6 September 2011, and will be shown at the Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York from 1st February to 3 June 2012.

Barefoot in their Delphic sandals, they raised scientific brows to the sky. Apollinaire [about the Steins], October 1907

The Steins, an American family, moved to Paris in the early 20th century: Gertrude, an avant-garde writer, set up house with her brother Leo, in the rue de Fleurus; her elder brother Michael took a flat with his wife Sarah in the rue Madame. They were the first people to buy Matisses and Picassos and they also received the entire avant-garde into their homes and thus built up one of the most astonishing collections of modern art. The exhibition looks at the history of this out-of-the-ordinary family. It shows how important its patronage was for the artists and how it helped establish a new standard of taste in modern art, through Leo’s view of the sources of modernity and his exchanges with the intellectuals of the time; Gertrude’s friendship with Picasso; Sarah’s relations with Matisse; and the projects that Gertrude developed with artists in the 20s and 30s. It is a major exhibition bringing together an outstanding ensemble of works from the Steins’ various collections: Renoir, Cézanne, Picasso, Matisse, Manguin, Bonnard, Vallotton, Laurencin, Gris, Masson, Picabia…. The eight sections shed light on all the members of the family: Leo, Sarah and Michael, and Gertrude.

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Seeing Gertrude Stein: Five Stories

31/05/2011 § Leave a comment


George Platt Lynes, Gertrude Stein, Bilignin, 1931, toned gelatin silver print. Courtesy of the Baltimore Museum of Art, The Cone Collection, Gift of Adelyn D. Breeskin BMA 1985.3, © Estate of George Platt Lynes, Seeing Gertrude Stein: Five Stories, Contemporary Jewish Museum . (May 12, 2011–September 6, 2011)

UC Berkeley

Seeing Gertrude Stein: Five Stories

(May 12, 2011 – September 6, 2011)

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This summer, the Contemporary Jewish Museum (CJM) debuts Seeing Gertrude Stein: Five Stories, the first major museum exhibition to fully investigate the fascinating visual legacy and life of Gertrude Stein. At the same time, a companion exhibit at the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art (SFMOMA), The Steins Collect: Matisse, Picasso, and the Parisian Avant-Garde, features the works of celebrated artists the Steins admired, collected, and influenced. The Steins Collect is jointly organized by SFMOMA; the Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York; and the Réunion des Musées Nationaux, Paris. The CJM exhibition explores Stein’s multifaceted identity as literary pioneer, transatlantic modernist, Jewish-American expatriate, American celebrity, art collector, and muse to artists of several generations. In conjunction with the CJM exhibition, UC Berkeley Extension is offering a course of the same name beginning in June.

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