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Josef Albers in Mexico

November 3, 2017
through February 18, 2018

This exhibition illuminates the relationship between the forms and design of pre-Columbian monuments and the art of Josef Albers. It features a selection of rarely shown early paintings, iconic canvases, and works on paper. Josef Albers in Mexico also includes a rich selection of photographs and photocollages, many of which have never been on view and were created by Albers in response to frequent visits to Mexican archaeological sites beginning in the 1930s. With letters, studies, and unseen personal photographs drawn from the collections of the Guggenheim Museum and the Josef and Anni Albers Foundation, this show presents an opportunity to learn about the least known aspect of the artist's practice and offers a new perspective on his most celebrated abstract works.

November 3 - February 18
Guggenheim Museum
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Top: The Pyramid of the Magician, Uxmal, Josef Albers, Gelatin Silver Print, 1952. Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum, New York Gift, The Josef and Anni Albers Foundation, 1996. Bottom: Grand Pyramid, Tenayuca, Josef Albers, Gelatin Silver Print, 1937. Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum, New York Gift, The Josef and Anni Albers Foundation, 1996.

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