press release

This exhibition looks at the century in which art changed more dramatically than at any time since the early Renaissance. It reintroduces the viewer to the work of Henri Matisse, Marcel Duchamp, Pablo Picasso and Georges Braque; to the shift in imagery away from realistic representation of nature to pure abstraction; to the relocation of artists and ideas from Europe to the Americas; and to the aftershocks caused by radical new philosophies of art. Highlights include mid-century paintings by Jackson Pollock, Mark Rothko and Wifredo Lam; seminal works of Pop Art; and minimalist, conceptual and performance-based developments of later decades. These paintings and sculptures are presented together with prints, drawings, photographs, textiles, fashion and decorative arts of the 20th century in order to explore their correspondences and connections. The exhibition is drawn entirely from the Museum’s permanent collections.


Back to the Future - Re-Viewing the Twentieth Century

mit Georges Braque, Marcel Duchamp, Philip Guston, Wifredo Lam, Henri Matisse, Pablo Picasso, Jackson Pollock, Mark Rothko