Cezanne to Picasso: Paintings from the David and Peggy Rockefeller Collection

July 17–August 31, 2009

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Paul Signac. Opus 217. Against the Enamel of a Background Rhythmic with Beats and Angles, Tones, and Tints, Portrait of M. Félix Fénéon in 1890. 1890. Oil on canvas, 29 × 36 1/2″ (73.5 × 92.5 cm). Fractional gift of Mr. and Mrs. David Rockefeller. © 2009 Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York/ADAGP, Paris
  • MoMA, Floor 5, Collection Galleries The Mercedes T. and Sid R. Bass Painting and Sculpture Gallery, Gallery 1

This intimate installation highlights a group of nine exceptional early modern European paintings that have been promised to MoMA over the years by David and Peggy Rockefeller. Featuring superb examples of Post-Impressionist, Fauvist, and Cubist painting that range in date from Paul Cezanne’s Still Life with Fruit Dish (1879–80) to Pablo Picasso’s The Reservoir, Horta de Ebro (summer 1909), this presentation celebrates the Rockefellers’ longstanding generosity to the Museum and the early flowering of modern art. Among the other works included are Henri Matisse’s vibrant Interior with a Young Girl/Girl Reading (1905–06) and André Derain’s Charing Cross Bridge (1906 or 1907), a brilliantly colored Fauve cityscape.

Organized by Ann Temkin, The Marie-Josée and Henry Kravis Chief Curator of Painting and Sculpture.

The exhibition is made possible by BNP Paribas.

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