Major summer exhibition at the Museum Frieder Burda: “Miró. The Colours of Poetry”

Baden-Baden – The grand summer exhibition at the Museum Frieder Burda open through 14 November 2010 is dedicated to the artist Joan Miró.

Under the title “Miró. The Colours of Poetry“, the museum will show around 100 works by the Catalan artist who so strongly influenced art of the 20th century. The pictures cover six decades of Miró’s work. Various famous private collectors and museums from all over the world have sent their paintings to Baden-Baden, among them the Centre Pompidou in Paris, the Foundation Beyeler in Riehen, Switzerland, the Museums of fine arts in Basel and Bern, the Phillips Collection in Washington and the Museo Thyssen-Bornemisza in Madrid. A large number of works owned by the Miró-family itself are shown as well, this being a rare occasion. Also, the Fundació Joan Miró in Barcelona and Palma de Mallorca has lent first-class works to Baden-Baden. More than 30 international lenders are involved in this Miró exhibition.

The colourful paintings represent the main part of the exhibition, completed by paper works, ceramic works and sculptures. The exhibition is curated by Jean-Louis Prat, who was a close friend of Miró’s and organized exhibitions for him during his lifetime. Jean-Louis Prat is considered to be a worldwide expert on sculpture. In 2008, Prat curated the exhibition “The Sculptures of Painters“ for the Museum Frieder Burda, and in 2006 the grand Chagall exhibition, visited by more than 190.000 art enthusiasts.

Museum Frieder Burda
Lichtentaler Allee 8b
D-76530 Baden-Baden
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