On backdrop of red is a futuristic sculpture resembling parts of a spaceship with neon lights

Salvador Dalí and a Century of Art from Spain: Picasso to Plensa

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May 5, 2006 – July 30, 2006

If the 20th century was tumultuous – in its scientific and medical discoveries, its wars, annihilations, and migrations – it was equally dynamic in its art. The ways in which art engages the world was in this period as varied and vehement as our history. Although the art of this century – known as modern and contemporary art – is often identified with Paris, an alternative center for its development is Spain. This exhibition explores that idea. Presenting many examples of Salvador Dalí’s work, our exhibition explores the major artists and artistic inventions of the period as embodied in the art of Spain. Beginning with Pablo Picasso’s first Cubist sculpture and ending with the renowned contemporary sculptor Jaume Plensa, the exhibition provides a view of Dalí’s influential work alongside eminent modern and contemporary Spanish art borrowed from leading museums around the world.

Co-curated by William Jeffett and Ellen Landis; organized by Albuquerque Museum of Art & History and The Dalí Museum. The exhibition is sponsored by Raymond James Financial, WVEA TV-Univision & WFTT-TV 50 TeleFutura.