Mystical Symbolism: The Salon de la Rose+Croix in Paris, 18921897
28 October 20177 January 2018
Curated by Vivien Greene

Jean Delville, The Angel of Splendors (L’Ange des splendeurs), 1894. Oil on canvas, 127x 146 cm. Région de Bruxelles-Capitale, en prêt à long terme aux Musées royaux des Beaux-Arts de Belgique. © 2017 Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York / SABAM, Brussels. Photo: © Royal Museums of Fine Arts of Belgium, Brussels. J. Geleyns - Ro scan

This is the first museum exhibition to examine the art of the Salons de la Rose+Croix. In 1892, Joséphin Péladan (1858–1918), an eccentric critic, author, and Rosicrucian, founded the annual Salon de la Rose+Croix in Paris to showcase mystical Symbolist art. Mysterious, visionary, and mythical themes prevailed in the works at his salons, with images of femmes fragiles and fatales, androgynous creatures, chimeras, and incubi. International in scope, the salons featured artists from Belgium, Finland, France, the Netherlands, Spain, and Switzerland, among other countries. Emile-Antoine Bourdelle, Jean Delville, Rogelio de Egusquiza, Charles Filiger, Alphonse Osbert, Armand Point, Georges Rouault, Carlos Schwabe, Alexandre Séon, Ville Vallgren, and Félix Vallotton were among those who participated, and composers such as Erik Satie were also involved. The exhibition will be organized around common themes in the works, including the role of Orpheus, the adulation of the Italian Primitives, and the cult of personality—groupings that, in turn, will underscore the diverse and sometimes opposing concepts that informed Symbolism in the 1890s. Curated by Vivien Greene, Senior Curator, 19th- and Early 20th-Century Art, with the assistance of Ylinka Barotto, Curatorial Assistant, Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum, New York, Mystical Symbolism will portray a transnational cross section of artists, some better known than others, and allow for a fresh look at late 19th-century Symbolist art.

Marino Marini. Visual Passions
January 27 May 1, 2018
Curated by Barbara Cinelli and Flavio Fergonzi

Marino Marini, The Angel of the City (L'angelo della città), 1948 (cast 1950?), bronze, 175 x 176 x 106 cm. Peggy Guggenheim Collection, Venice

After its initial presentation at Palazzo Fabroni, Pistoia (September 16, 2017 – January 7, 2018), Marino Marini. Visual Passions will travel to the Peggy Guggenheim Collection in a slightly different form. The exhibition will include major works by Marino Marini (1901-80) as well as selected works by artists including Giacomo Manzù, Henry Moore, Pablo Picasso, Auguste Rodin and others, and also Etruscan objects and Italian sculpture from the 15th century. This presentation will serve to contextualize Marini’s work in a broader art historical context and to establish a closer and innovative dialogue between his own work and the sculptural tradition he referred to. Overcoming chronological or genre limitations, Marino Marini. Visual Passions will offer an unprecedented and at times provocative re-visitation of themes explored by Marini.

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