8 October 1991–21 January 1992
After Pablo Picasso and Georges Braque began making Cubist art, the movement grew and developed under the care of other artists who demonstrated the increasing expressive possibilities of Cubism in the post-World War I world. These artists, French artists Albert Gleizes, Henri Laurens, Jean Metzinger, and Jacques Villon, Spaniards Juan Gris and Joan Miró, the Lithuanian Jacques Lipchitz, the American Max Weber, and the Hungarian sculptor known as Csaky, followed Picasso and Braque in problematizing form and spatial illusion. The exhibition explores the many permutations in Cubism through artists and regions, from the first years (1911-12) until the mid 1920s, in painting, sculpture, drawing, and print. The exhibition is the result of collaboration with several private, public, and corporate Chicago collections, and will also feature works from the Smart Museum’s permanent collection.
The exhibition was funded in part by a grant from the Illinois Arts Council.