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Aspects of Twentieth-Century: Art I. Picasso and Cubism II. European Painting and Sculpture III. Henri Matisse: Cut-Outs and Jazz

June 1 – July 30, 1978
East Building, Tower Gallery, Upper Level, West Bridge (6,000 sq. ft.) and Mezzanine

Georges Braque, Still Life: The Table, 1928, oil on canvas, Chester Dale Collection, 1963.10.92

This exhibition is no longer on view at the National Gallery.

Overview: Such diverse artists as Georges Braque, Alberto Giacometti, Henry Moore, and Amedeo Modigliani were included in an informal survey of 3 of the many European chapters in pre-World War II art.

Organization: The works were selected by E.A. Carmean Jr. primarily from the Gallery's collection, and supplemented by loans from Paul Mellon and other friends of the museum as well as potential donors. Charles Parkhurst coordinated and designed the exhibition. The 5 large-scale Matisse cut-outs were installed in the Tower Gallery; plates from the Jazz portfolio were hung in the adjoining elevator lobby.

Catalog: Aspects of Twentieth-Century Art. Washington, DC: National Gallery of Art, 1978.