MIRÓ: Shape and Color
September 10–December 11, 2016
To mark the momentous return of Personnages Oiseaux to its faccade, the Ulrich will present an exhibition of works on paper by Joan Miro. The works in Miro: Shape and Color will contextualize Personnage Oiseaux in relation to the artist’s oeuvre, highlighting the surreal forms, patterns and palettes that characterize his work, as well as highlighting the role that printmaking, drawing and painting played in his overall practice. Ranging from sparsely rendered surfaces to works that contain complex compositions and narrative, the grouping of works installed in the Ulrich’s Beren Gallery will underscore the development of the unique visual vocabulary that defines the trajectory of Miro’s work. Featuring holdings from the Ulrich collection, the exhibition will also showcase loaned works from the collections of the Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art and the University of Michigan Museum of Art.
IMAGE: Joan Miro, La Poetesse, 1940. Ink on paper, 14 x 17 in. Ulrich Museum of Art at Wichita State University. Museum Purchase