“Modigliani Unmasked” Exhibition

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Modigliani Unmasked considers the celebrated artist Amedeo Modigliani (Italian, 1884-1920) shortly after he arrived in Paris in 1906, when the city was still roiling with anti-Semitism after the long-running tumult of the Dreyfus Affair and the influx of foreign emigres. Modigliani’s Italian-Sephardic background helped forge a complex cultural identity that rested in part on the ability of Italian Jews historically to assimilate and embrace diversity. The exhibition puts a spotlight on Modigliani’s drawings, and shows that his art cannot be fully understood without acknowledging the ways the artist responded to the social realities that he confronted in the unprecedented artistic melting pot of Paris. The drawings from the Alexandre collection reveal the emerging artist himself, enmeshed in his own particular identity quandary, struggling to discover what portraiture might mean in a modern world of racial complexity.

The exhibition includes approximately 150 works, those from the Alexandre collection as well as a selection of Modigliani’s paintings, sculptures, and other drawings from collections around the world. Modigliani’s art will be complemented by work representative of the various multicultural influences—African, Greek, Egyptian, and Khmer—that inspired the young artist during this lesser-known early period.

Among the works featured are a mysterious, unfinished portrait of Dr. Alexandre, never seen before in the United States; impressions of the theater; life studies and female nudes, among them the Russian poet Anna Akhmatova; and drawings of caryatids and heads, which are telling of Modigliani’s sculptures, which he created over a five-year period from 1909 to 1914.

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Modigliani Unmasked is organized by Mason Klein, Curator, The Jewish Museum.The exhibition was designed by Galia Solomonoff and Talene Montgomery of SAS/Solomonoff Architecture Studio.

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Schedule

from September 15, 2017 to February 04, 2018

Website

http://www.thejewishmuseum.org (venue's website)

Fee

Adults $12, Seniors $10, Students $7.50, Free for Members and 18 and under, and Thursdays 5:00-8:00pm Pay What You Wish

Venue Hours

From 11:00 To 17:45
thursdays closing at 20:00
Closed on Wednesdays, Holidays
Note:New Year’s Day, Martin Luther King Jr. Day, Thanksgiving and major Jewish holidays. Note new Thursday hours from November 19, 2009.

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Address: 1109 5th Ave., New York,NY 10128
Phone: 212-423-3271

Corner of 92nd St. Subway: 4/5/6 to 86th Street

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