Canal March

Between ruin and splendour: museums in the last century (1920-2020) (II): The avant-garde, exposed

María Bolaños

With Europe devastated by the World War II, many artists of the historical avant-garde, such as André Breton, Max Ernst or Piet Mondrian, will emigrate to the United States. María Bolaños, professor of Art History at the University of Valladolid and director of the Museo Nacional de Escultura, introduces -in this second lecture of the cycle dedicated to the history of museums- the change of the art hub from Paris to New York and the irruption of modern artists in museums through some key events: the foundation of the MoMA in 1929, the opening of Peggy Guggenheim's Art of this Century gallery in 1942 or Marcel Duchamp's exhibition First Papers of Surrealism (1942).

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