Barcelona & Modernity: Picasso, Gaudí, Miró, Dalí
Sun, 10/15/2006 to Sun, 01/07/2007
Organized by the Cleveland Museum of Art and the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York, in association with the Museu Nacional d'Art de Catalunya in Barcelona, this was the first exhibition in North America to examine a remarkable 71-year period (1868–1939) when Barcelona transformed itself from a city of provincial culture into one of the most dynamic centers of modernist art and architecture in Europe. The exhibition featured more than 300 artworks in a variety of media: paintings, sculptures, posters, photographs, textiles, furniture, decorative objects, and architectural designs and models. Masterworks were borrowed from museums and private collections around the world, including a substantial number from CMA's own permanent collection. Original documentary materials and innovative computer interactives provided contextual information about Barcelona and its art.