Joan Miró: The Ladder of Escape

May 6 – August 12, 2012

East Building

THIS EXHIBITION IS NO LONGER ON VIEW AT THE NATIONAL GALLERY.

Overview: Celebrated as one of the greatest modern artists, Joan Miró (1893–1983) developed a visual language that reflected his vision and energy in a variety of styles across many media. Through some 120 paintings, drawings, sculptures, and prints from a career spanning almost a century, the exhibition reveals a politically engaged side to Miró's work, including his passionate response to one of the most turbulent periods in European history as well as his sense of Spanish—specifically Catalan—identity.

Organization: Organized by Tate Modern, London, in collaboration with Fundació Joan Miró, Barcelona, and in association with the National Gallery of Art, Washington

Sponsor: The exhibition is made possible through the generous support of the Anna-Maria and Stephen Kellen Foundation. Additional support is provided by Buffy and William Cafritz. The Institut Ramon Llull is an exhibition sponsor in Washington and London. This exhibition is supported by an indemnity from the Federal Council on the Arts and the Humanities.

Image: Joan Miró, The Farm, 1921-1922, oil on canvas, Gift of Mary Hemingway © 2012 Successió Miró/Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York/ADAGP, Paris, 1987.18.1

Other Venues:
Tate Modern, London, April 14–September 11, 2011
Fundació Joan Miró, Barcelona, October 13, 2011–March 25, 2012, October 13, 2011–March 25, 2012

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