Paris: Capital of Arts, 1900–1968
May 28–September 3, 2002
Artists from all over the world have always been drawn to the City of Light. In the 20th century, this influx transformed four of Paris's quartiers to hotbeds of avant-garde innovation: Montmartre was home to Georges Braque and Pablo Picasso during their Cubist collaboration; Max Ernst and Man Ray traversed the streets of Montparnasse in search of the beautiful and the strange, and Joan Miró had a studio there; Saint-Germain-des-Prés was an enclave for postwar existentialists; and philosophy, art, and politics all converged during the student revolts of May 1968 in the Latin Quarter. These artists and dozens of others are included in Paris: Capital of Arts, 1900–1968.
Robert Delaunay, Eiffel Tower, 1911. Oil on canvas, 79 1/2 x 54 1/2 inches. Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum, New York, Gift, Solomon R. Guggenheim 37.463. © 2002 L&M Services B.V. Amsterdam