From Expressionism to Surrealism

Highlights of Modern Art from the Collection

Through October 20, 2019

A special installation of treasures from the Wadsworth’s collection including works by Ernst, Munch, Matisse, Picasso, and Rousseau. This intimate presentation of works of art made between 1900 and 1950 illustrates expressionist and surrealist approaches to painting. 

 

Above installation view:
Max Ernst, The Kiss in the Night, 1927. Oil on canvas. Gift of Mr. and Mrs. Alfred Jaretzki, Jr.; Jean Arp, Objects placed on three planes like writing, 1928. Painted wood. Purchased through the gift of James Junius Goodwin.

Below:
Henry Matisse, The Ostrich-Feather Hat, 1918. Oil on canvas. The Ella Gallup Sumner and Mary Catlin Sumner Collection Fund; Edvard Munch, Aasgaardstrand, c.1904. Oil on canvas. The Ella Gallup Sumner and Mary Catlin Sumner Collection Fund; Max Ernst, Still Death. Oil on canvas. The Ella Gallup Sumner and Mary Catlin Sumner Collection Fund. Endowed by Mr. and Mrs. John Lee Bunce in memory of A. Everett Austin Jr..