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Gauguin: Metamorphoses at MoMA

Admission is free for all visitors on Friday evenings from 4:00 to 8:00 p.m.

This exhibition focuses on Paul Gauguin’s rare and extraordinary prints and transfer drawings, and their relationship to his better-known paintings and his sculptures in wood and ceramic. Comprising approximately 150 works, including some 120 works on paper and a critical selection of some 30 related paintings and sculptures, it is the first exhibition to take an in-depth look at this overall body of work.

Created in several discreet bursts of activity from 1889 until his death in 1903, these remarkable works on paper reflect Gauguin’s experiments with a range of mediums, from radically “primitive” woodcuts that extend from the sculptural gouging of his carved wood reliefs, to jewel-like watercolor monotypes and large, mysterious transfer drawings. Gauguin’s creative process often involved repeating and recombining key motifs from one image to another, allowing them to evolve and metamorphose over time and across mediums. Printmaking, which by definition involves transferring and multiplying images, provided him with many new and fertile possibilities for transposing his imagery. Gauguin embraced the subtly textured surfaces, nuanced colors, and accidental markings that resulted from the unusual processes that he devised, for they projected a darkly mysterious and dreamlike vision of life in the South Pacific, where he spent most of the final 12 years of his life.

Though Gauguin is best known as a pioneer of modernist painting, this exhibition showcases a lesser-known but arguably even more innovative aspect of his practice.

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  • Lisa

    Thanks so much, Karen. It was fun.

    May 24, 2014

  • A former member
    A former member

    It was fun to discover Gauguin's darker side! And the company was fantastic too.

    May 24, 2014

  • Karen L.

    Great exhibit with a great group...

    May 23, 2014

  • Anna

    Informative exhibit on Gaugin's Tahiti years

    May 23, 2014

  • Janet

    Wonderful

    May 23, 2014

  • Karen

    Heading to MoMA now...

    May 23, 2014

  • Karen

    515 Madison is on 53rd... Walk east from corner...

    May 23, 2014

  • Anna

    Where are yp

    May 23, 2014

  • Anna

    Where are yp

    May 23, 2014

  • Anna

    Where are up

    May 23, 2014

  • Anna

    can't find Starbucks at 53st and Madison

    May 23, 2014

  • Anna

    can't find Starbucks at 53st and Madison

    May 23, 2014

  • Shahida A.

    I will be at a Starbucks early, in a pink dress =)

    May 23, 2014

  • Barbara M.

    Stuck in traffic. Not going to make it. Very disappointed. Hope to make it at another time.

    May 23, 2014

  • Karen

    John, Catherine & Cheri: No problem! Hope to see you at another event soon!

    May 23, 2014

  • Catherine

    I am sorry I won't be able to attend this evening!

    May 23, 2014

  • JohnO

    Sorry for the late cancellation, but I have a very upset stomach. Hope you all get to enjoy the museum.

    May 23, 2014

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