National Gallery of Art - EXHIBITIONS

Image: Dada, February 19 - May, 2006

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Image: Duchamp, Marcel
French, 1887 - 1968, _L.H.O.O.Q._, 1919, rectified readymade: pencil on reproduction of Leonardo da Vinci's _Mona Lisa_, 19.7 x 12.4 cm (7 3/4 x 4 7/8 in.) in plexi box: 30.48 x 24.13 cm (12 x 9 1/2 in.), Private collectionDada, one of the crucially significant movements of the historical avant-garde, was born in the heart of Europe in the midst of World War I. In the wake of that brutal conflict, Dadaists raucously challenged tradition, and art-making was changed forever. The most comprehensive museum exhibition of Dada art ever mounted in the United States, Dada features painting, sculpture, photography, film, collage, and readymades emerging in six cities: Zurich, Berlin, Hannover, Cologne, New York, and Paris. The exhibition presents many of the most influential figures in the history of modernism, as well as others less known, including Tristan Tzara, Hans Arp, Sophie Taeuber, Hans Richter, Hannah Höch, Raoul Hausmann, George Grosz, John Heartfield, Kurt Schwitters, Max Ernst, Francis Picabia, Man Ray, and Marcel Duchamp.

Organization: Organized by the National Gallery of Art, Washington, and the Centre Pompidou, Paris, in collaboration with the The Museum of Modern Art, New York.

Sponsor: The exhibition is made possible through the generous support of the Anna-Maria and Stephen Kellen Foundation and the Catherine B. Reynolds Foundation.

Additional support for the exhibition has been provided by the Annenberg Foundation and Thomas G. Klarner.

The brochure is made possible by Aaron and Barbara Levine and Pro Helvetia, Arts Council of Switzerland.

The film is made possible by the HRH Foundation.

The exhibition is supported by an indemnity from the Federal Council on the Arts and the Humanities.