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Press Event: Gauguin: Maker of Myth

Paul Gauguin's (1848–1903) sumptuous, colorful images of Brittany and the islands of the South Seas, some of the most beloved in modern art, are among 100 works by the artist in the first major exhibition of his career in the United States in some 20 years. On view from February 27 through June 5, 2011, at the National Gallery of Art, Washington—the sole U.S. venue—the exhibition 'Gauguin: Maker of Myth,' along with its accompanying catalogue, examines the role that myth-making played in Gauguin's art, shedding new light on his life and career.