In conjunction with the new exhibition “Cercle et Carré and the International Spirit of Abstract Art,” GMOA will host a mini-symposium on the 1930s’ modernist group formed by Joaquin Torres-García, Michel Seuphor and Pierre Daura. Multiple guest presentations and a moderated panel discussion will highlight the history and accomplishments of this often overlooked group of artists. Later in the evening, the museum will host its quarterly open house complete with live music, refreshments and gallery talks with curators. The event offers a chance to see “The Crossroads of Memory: Carroll Cloar and the American South,” which features 70 paintings influenced by American realism, the pointillism of Post-Impressionists and the unsettling themes of Surrealists, as well as “Exuberance of Meaning: The Art Patronage of Catherine the Great” and the aforementioned “Cercle et Carré.” “L’ojet en mouvement: Early Abstract Film” features a selection of abstract films from the 1920s—including Fernand Léger’s Le Ballet mécanique and Man Ray’s Emak-Bakia—that are discussed by essayists in Cercle et Carré’s publications.
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