Alberto Giacometti. Spoon Woman. 1926–27. Bronze, 57 × 20 1/4 × 8 1/4″ (144.8 × 51.4 × 21 cm). Acquired through the Mrs. Rita Silver Fund in honor of her husband Leo Silver and in memory of her son Stanley R. Silver, and the Mr. and Mrs. Walter Hochschild Fund. © 2016 Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York / ADAGP, Paris

This is the first major New York City museum exhibition in almost three decades devoted to the work of the internationally renowned Swiss sculptor, painter, and draftsman Alberto Giacometti. Organized by The Museum of Modern Art in collaboration with the Kunsthaus Zürich, and with the active cooperation of the Alberto Giacometti Foundation, the exhibition presents some ninety sculptures, forty paintings, and sixty drawings, including key examples from each of the artist’s major periods and works in plaster not usually seen outside of Zürich. MoMA is the sole U.S. venue for the retrospective, which celebrates the hundredth anniversary of the artist’s birth.

Organized by Carolyn Lanchner, former Curator, and Anne Umland, Associate Curator, Department of Painting and Sculpture, The Museum of Modern Art; and by Christian Klemm, Deputy Director, Kunsthaus Zürich, and Curator, Alberto Giacometti Foundation, and Tobia Bezzola, Curator, Kunsthaus Zürich.

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