MoMA hosts the first major U.S. museum exhibition of Tarsila do Amaral

Source: MoMA Press Release 


With "Tarsila do Amaral: Inventing Modern Art in Brazil," MoMA presents the first monographic exhibition in the United States exclusively devoted to the work of Tarsila do Amaral (1886-1973), a founding figure of Brazillian modernism.

It will be on view starting on Feb. 11 through June 3, 2018. The exhibition will be focusing on the artist's production from the 1920s, tracing the path of her groundbreaking contributions through her approximately 120 works including paintings, drawings, sketchbooks, and photographs drawn from collections across the US, Latin America, and Europe.

"Tarsila do Amaral: Inventing Modern Art in Brazil" is organized by The Museum of Modern Art and the Art Institute of Chicago, by Luis PĂ©rez-Oramas, former Estrellita Brodsky Curator of Latin American Art, The Museum of Modern Art, and Stephanie D’Alessandro, former Gary C. and Frances Comer Curator of International Modern Art, the Art Institute of Chicago; with Karen Grimson, Curatorial Assistant, Department of Drawings and Prints, The Museum of Modern Art.

Prior to its presentation in New York, the exhibition was on view at the Art Institute of Chicago from October 8, 2017, through January 7, 2018.