Sunday, May 27th, 2012 - MoMA
May 27, 2012: Perth, Western Australia

The heart of New York’s culture is on its way here and Perth’s cultural scene is set to explode as the Art Gallery of Western Australia (AGWA) welcomes the first shipments of artworks from New York’s esteemed Museum of Modern Art (MoMA).

Over one hundred pieces of inspired artworks from some of history’s most celebrated artists will be on display at AGWA, in the first of six exciting exhibitions coming to Perth as part of the partnership between MoMA and AGWA.

“To physically see the first piece of art arrive from MoMA was a special moment for the curatorial team," says AGWA Director Stefano Carboni.  "Years of planning became reality as we unpacked the first shipment to reveal the artworks. It gave us a small taste of the incredible pieces AGWA will have the honour of displaying at 'Picasso to Warhol: Fourteen Modern Masters' and I’m sure visitors to the exhibition will be delighted with the experience.

“This exhibition provides an opportunity for Australians to experience the rich history of the world we live in through the eyes of fourteen modern masters.”

Picasso to Warhol: Fourteen Modern Masters will launch on 16 June 2012. The exhibition features a dynamic selection of works created by celebrated artists including; Pablo Picasso, Henri Matisse, Constantin Brancusi, Piet Mondrian, Fernand Léger, Marcel Duchamp, Giorgio De Chirico, Joan Miró, Romare Bearden, Alexander Calder, Jackson Pollock, Louise Bourgeois, Jasper Johns and Andy Warhol.

AGWA Nights at the Gallery - $19 admission from 5.30pm


Every Friday night during the Picasso to Warhol exhibition, the Gallery is hosting a series of live music performances. Visit the exhibition, attend a Literary Links tour of Picasso to Warhol and enjoy a drink while listening to some of WA’s best jazz musicians.

Literary Links Tour – 6pm

Literary Links dips into an assortment of literature surrounding some of the most inspiring modern artists of the 20th Century. Explore poetry, novels, articles and much more in an enlightening synchronisation of visual art and the written word.

Entertainment – 7.30pm


June, July and August: Premium Jazz, co-ordinated by Jamie Oehlers, winner of 2007 Australian Musician of the Year and Coordinator of Jazz Studies at the Western Australian Academy of Performing Arts.

22 June Jamie Oehlers’ Blowfish

29 June Graham Wood Trio

6 July James Sandon Trio

13 July Tal Cohen Trio

20 July Harrison Mitchell Quartet

27 July Allira Wilson Quartet

3 August Tom O’Halloran Trio

10 August Chris Foster Trio

Guided Tours:

Monday

Literary Link Tour 2pm

Wednesday, Thursday, Friday

Picasso to Warhol 2pm

Saturday, Sunday

Picasso to Warhol 12pm & 2pm

Wednesday Night

Picasso to Warhol 6pm

Friday Night

Literary Links 6pm

Exhibition admission fees apply. For ticketing information, exhibition details, program of events and all the latest news, visit: www.momaseries.com.au

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Picasso to Warhol: Fourteen Modern Masters is the exciting launch exhibition of the Australian exclusive partnership between AGWA and MoMA. Featuring over 100 works by fourteen of modern art’s most iconic artists, including Matisse, Picasso, Pollock and Warhol, this exhibition presents a world-class introduction to the figures who redefined the very idea of art.
Deanne Matusik, PPR Perth
P: 08 9388 0944
M: 0415 645 175
W: www.momaseries.com.au
Jo Ann Blizzard
P: 08 9388 0944
M: 0416 038 787
W: www.artgallery.wa.gov.au/exhibitions/Picasso_to_Warhol.asp

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