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Past Exhibitions : 1999

Transience: Chinese Experimental Art at the End of the Twentieth Century

February 18, 1999 - April 18, 1999

This groundbreaking exhibition documented major trends in current Chinese experimental art (shiyan meishu), which is characterized by a strong desire to explore new territories in artistic expression

The Place of the Antique in Early Modern Europe

November 19, 1999 – February 29, 2000

This intimate exhibition presented paintings, sculpture, decorative arts, works on paper and books from fifteenth- to early nineteenth-century Europe, drawn from the museum's collection and supplemented by loans from important public and private collections.

Surrealism in America During the 1930s and 1940s: Selections from the Penny and Elton Yasuna Collect

November 19, 1999 – March 12, 2000

This exhibition inaugurated the Smart Museum's new Richard and Mary L. Gray Gallery. Featuring artists such as Alexander Calder, Joseph Cornell, Man Ray Kay Sage, and Dorothea Tanning, Surrealism in America showed the pervasive influence of European surrealism in America while demonstrating artists' diverse responses to it.