Miró, Calder, Giacometti, Braque: Aimé Maeght and his artists
Posted Oct 14 2008 5:00am
BSL and Lipspeaking Gallery Tour
The Royal Academy presents an exhibition demonstrating the achievement of the famous Galerie Maeght. Featuring works by Miró, Calder, Giacometti and Braque, this exhibition reflects the freshness, optimism and inventiveness of the art that took post-war Paris by storm. The gallery opened in Paris in 1945 and was to become one of the most influential and creative galleries of the twentieth century. The artists it showed expressed a bold new spirit in art which exploded in France after the dark years of the war.
This exhibition will present Aimé Maeght’s outstanding contributions to art in the mid-twentieth century – as an art dealer, exhibition maker and publisher – and will focus on the major artists he exhibited. The exhibition contains more than 140 paintings, sculptures, ceramics, prints and artists’ books by Miró, Calder, Giacometti and Braque, as well as works by Bonnard and Matisse, from the extensive collection of the Fondation Maeght in Saint Paul de Vence.
When: Friday 10 October 6-7pm. Please arrive at 5.45pm.
Where: In the Sackler Wing of Galleries, Royal Academy of Arts, Burlington House, Piccadilly, London W1J 0BD (Click here for directions)
Artist Lucianna Whittaker presents this tour. BSL interpretation and lipspeaking support will be provided. Radio receivers with loops for personal amplification are available to borrow on request.
£3 including entry to exhibition. Tour and exhibition entry is free to Friends of the Royal Academy.
For information or to book, please contact the Access Officer: Tel/text 020 7300 5732 Email access @ royalacademy.org.uk Fax booking form to 020 7300 8013 Royal Academy