April 1 – July 11, 2021
Pablo Picasso and Georges Braque famously “invented” collage as a fine art in the 1910s, and it is a particularly playful art form. Artists can arrange and affix paper, fabric, photos, and other found ephemera to a surface — the results ranging from purely abstract form to a collision of deliberate messages. This exhibition showcases hidden gems by little-known artists, favorites by art world titans, and recent acquisitions.
Sam Middleton American, 1927–2015 Symphony in Red (detail), 1988 Mixed media collage. Museum purchase. CMA 2020.6 ©Sam Middleton