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Special Exhibition Image Galleries: Dada

June 18 to September 11, 2006 at the Museum of Modern Art, New York

The first major museum exhibition in the United States to focus exclusively on the brief but hugely influential movement, Dada surveys the six principal cities in which its artists worked between 1916 and 1924. Reflecting as it did an irreverent and sarcastic reaction by its visual and literary artists to the horrors of World War I, Dada continues to capture viewers' attention to this day. This exhibition represents nearly fifty artists in over 400 pieces including paintings, collage, photomontage, readymade constructions, photographs and printed matter.

The Museum of Modern Art, New York is the third and final venue for Dada, seen previously at the National Gallery of Art in Washington, D.C., from February 19 to May 14, 2006 and in its first, slightly variational form at the Musée national d'art moderne, Centre Pompidou, Paris, from October 5, 2005 to January 9, 2006. The exhibition has been met by large and enthusiastic audiences at each stop.

A series of events offering Dada poetry and manifesto readings, Dada films with musical accompaniment, a Dada-inspired performance and a scholastic/curatorial symposium have been organized around Dada while at MoMA.

With the kind help and permission of Daniela Stigh, Manager of Communications at The Museum of Modern Art, New York, we here have six Dada image galleries. Following the layout of the exhibition itself, works created in Berlin, Cologne, Hannover, New York, Paris and Zurich are included in each gallery respectively. Simply follow any of the cities' links (below) for a sample of the full show.

© 2006 Nationalgalerie Staatliche Museen zu Berlin-Preussischer Kulturbesitz; Used with permission of the Museum of Modern Art, New York

© 2006 Max Ernst / Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York / ADAGP, Paris; Used with permission

© 2006 Kurt Schwitters / Artists Rights Society (ARS) New York / VG Bild-Kunst, Bonn; Used with permission

© 2006 Marcel Duchamp / Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York / ADAGP, Paris / Succession Marcel Duchamp; Used with permission
New York

© 2006 Man Ray Trust / Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York / ADAGP, Paris; Used with permission

© 2006 Marcel Janco / Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York / ADAGP, Paris, Photo: Philippe Migeat; Used with permission

Note to readers: Every image contained within these galleries is under copyright, frequently by more than one rights holder, estate and/or other representative agency, as well as individually credited photographers. The images are made available here for art historic educational purposes only. Please respect the fact that these images are NOT in the public domain, and refrain from abusing the great courtesy and trust extended in allowing About Art History's permission for usage of such. Thank you.

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