Kazimir Malevich 1878-1935
September 16 – November 8, 1990
East Building, Upper Level and Mezzanine, Northeast
This exhibition is no longer on view at the National Gallery.
Overview: 77 paintings, 90 drawings, 23 mixed media works, and 4 plasters by Malevich came from museums in the USSR, the United States, The Netherlands, and France. Included were suprematist works as well as works in styles as diverse as impressionism, symbolism, neo-primitivism, and cubo-futurism, and the artist's late figurative works. The exhibition, the largest and most comprehensive retrospective of Malevich's work in the United States, was initiated by Dr. Armand Hammer and organized by the National Gallery, the Armand Hammer Museum of Art and Cultural Center, and the Metropolitan Museum of Art.
Organization: Angelica Zander Rudenstine was the consulting curator for the exhibition. Marla Prather, assistant curator of 20th-century art, coordinated the exhibition at the National Gallery. Gaillard Ravenel and Mark Leithauser designed the exhibition, and Gordon Anson designed the lighting.
Sponsor: Philip Morris Companies, Inc., and an indemnity from the Federal Council on the Arts and the Humanities supported the exhibition.
Catalog: Kazimir Malevich 1878-1935, edited by Jeanne D'Andrea. Los Angeles: Armand Hammer Museum of Art and Cultural Center, 1990.
Brochure: Kazimir Malevich 1878-1935, edited by Jeanne D'Andrea. Los Angeles: Armand Hammer Museum of Art and Cultural Center, 1990.
Other Venues: Armand Hammer Museum of Art and Cultural Center, Los Angeles, November 28, 1990–January 13, 1991
Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York, February 7–March 24, 1991