Marcel Duchamp

Creatively Speaking
8:12 am
Sat December 1, 2012

Dancing Around Marcel Duchamp's Bride At The Philadelphia Museum of Art

Bride, 1912, Marcel Duchamp, American (born France), Oil on canvas, 35 1/4 x 21 7/8 inches (89.5 x 55.6cm) The Louise and Walter Arensberg Collection, 1950
Philadelphia Museum of Art

The Philadelphia Museum of Art boasts the world’s largest collection of works by French Artist Marcel Duchamp, known best for his avante-garde works that incorporate common materials.  The Museum is now exploring  his American legacy – in not only visual art,  but dance and music.  In addition to showcasing over 40 works by Duchamp, the interdisciplinary exhibition juxtaposes more than 60 works by fine artists Jasper Johns and Robert Rauschenberg, music by John Cage, and performances of choreography by Merce Cunningham. 

The work that drew these four younger artists to Philadelphia to better understand Duchamp was his, then, best-known masterpiece – The Bride Stripped Bare by Her Bachelors, Even - also called, The Large Glass, finished in the 1920s.  It is, in fact, two large frames of glass that contain pictures created with materials such as lead foil, wire, and dust. 

Jim Cotter speaks with exhibition curator Carlos Basualdo, (the Museum’s curator of contemporary art), about Duchamp’s impact on these artists, and his relationship with Philadelphia.

Dancing around the Bride: Cage, Cunningham, Johns, Rauschenberg, and Duchamp is at the Philadelphia Museum of Art through January 21, 2013.

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Creatively Speaking
9:22 am
Mon January 23, 2012

Curator of New Marcel Duchamp Exhibition at PMA

Jim Cotter speaks with Michael Taylor, the Philadelphia Museum of Art curator of Marcel Duchamp: Etant donnes.

Creatively Speaking
9:49 am
Sat September 12, 2009

Curator of the Marcel Duchamp Exhibit at PMA--Video Art Show at ICA--Jennifer Higdon on the Beatles

Jim Cotter speaks with Michael Taylor, curator of Marcel Duchamp: Etant donnes, a new exhibition at the Philadelphia Museum of Art. The museum hosts two educational events on the work this weekend.

Susan Lewis considers the nature of video art as the Institute of Contemporary Art in Philadelphia opens a year-long exhibition showcasing that medium.

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Creatively Speaking
11:38 am
Fri August 14, 2009

Marcel Duchamp--American Swedish Historical Museum--Nat'l Constitution Center Exhibition

An exhibition about Marcel Duchamp?s enigmatic assemblage ?tant donn?s: 1. La chute d?eau, 2. Le gaz d??clairage (Given: 1. The Waterfall, 2. The Illuminating Gas) 1946-1966, is at the Philadelphia Museum of Art until November 29th.

Jim Cotter speaks with Michael Taylor, the curator of a new Marcel Duchamp exhibition at the Philadelphia Museum of Art.

Jason Peifer explores Philadelphia's Swedish origins with a visit to the American Swedish Historical Museum.

Susan Lewis takes us to an exhibition at the National Constitution Center that explores the ways American architects are using recycled materials to address social issues.

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