Barcelona & Modernity: Picasso, Gaudí, Miró, Dalí
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.
The Cleveland presentation of this exhibition was sponsored by Baker Hostetler. The exhibition was organized by the Cleveland Museum of Art and the Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York, in association with Museu Nacional d'Art de Catalunya, Barcelona, and was supported in part by an indemnity from the Federal Council on the Arts and the Humanities, and through grants from the Institut Ramon Llull and the Generalitat de Catalunya, the National Endowment for the Arts, and the Getty Research Institute. Additional funding was provided in part by the generous support of the citizens of Cuyahoga County. The Barcelona & Modernism Symposium was presented through the generous support of the Institut Ramon Llull. The Ohio Arts Council helped fund this exhibition with state tax dollars to encourage economic growth, educational excellence, and cultural enrichment for all Ohioans. Promotional support provided by Continental Magazine, 89.7 WKSU and WNWV The Wave 107.3, and the Cleveland Convention and Visitor's Bureau.