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"Schoenberg, Kandinsky, and the Blue Rider"
2003-10-24 until 2004-02-12
New York, NY,
USA United States of America
The first American museum exhibition to concentrate on the friendship and intellectual dialogue between the visionary painter Wassily Kandinsky (1866-1944) and the revolutionary composer Arnold Schoenberg (1874-1951) will be on view at The Jewish Museum from October 24, 2003 through February 12, 2004. Schoenberg, Kandinsky, and the Blue Rider illuminates a pivotal moment in the early 20th century when artists and musicians embraced radical ideas and created new modes of expression.
Schoenberg, Kandinsky, and the Blue Rider will place on view 60 paintings, including major works by Kandinsky and members of the German Expressionist Blue Rider (Blaue Reiter) group, as well as a significant number of paintings by Schoenberg. This will be the first major museum showing of Schoenbergís paintings in the United States ñ half a century after his death. In addition, more than 40 rare documents, including letters, photographs, concert programs and musical manuscripts, will underscore the excitement of the personal relationships and artistic discoveries of the time.
Works are being loaned from major museums and private collections in Austria, Germany, Russia, and the United States. Music plays an integral part in the exhibition experience through a specially created audio guide, available to exhibition visitors for free. The audio guide will include pioneering works by Schoenberg and the other great exponents of Viennese musical modernism.
Wassily Kandinsky (Russian, 1866-1944)
Impression III (Concert), 1911
Oil on canvas
30 1/2 x 39 3/8 in. (77.5 x 100 cm)
Städtische Galerie im Lenbachhaus, Munich, GMS 78