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Peter Blume: Nature and Metamorphosis
June 27, 2015–September 20, 2015
Organized by the Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts

Peter Blume: Nature and Metamorphosis will explore the artist’s central role in the development of American modernism and examine his impact on late 20th century narrative painting. Bringing together approximately 150 objects, including paintings, drawings, sketchbooks, archival materials and sculpture, Nature and Metamorphosis will be the first retrospective of the artist since 1976, and the most comprehensive to date.

The exhibition is organized by Robert Cozzolino, Ph.D., Senior Curator of Modern Art at the PennsylvaniaAcademy of the Fine Arts (PAFA), Philadelphia, and will be on view from November 14, 2014 – April 5, 2015, before it travels to the Wadsworth Atheneum. In conjunction with Nature and Metamorphsis, the Wadsworth Atheneum will install a companion exhibition, Dreams and Visions: Works by Friends of Peter Blume. This focused show will examine Blume’s aesthetic and personal connections with leading modernist artists such as Alexander Calder, Arshile Gorky, André Masson, Kay Sage, and Yves Tanguy, all of whom are represented in the Museum’s permanent collection.

Publication
A fully illustrated exhibition catalogue edited by Cozzolino will include essays by a variety of scholars. More information about Peter Blume: Nature and Metamorphosis is available on PAFA’s website at www.pafa.org/peterblume.

 

ABOVE: Peter Blume, The Italian Straw Hat (detail), 1952, Wadsworth Atheneum Museum of Art, 1955.32

 

 

 

From Our Collection

1869, Kensett Stella, 1968 Plimack Mangold, 1977 Gursky, 2000

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