Artists Take the Stage

August 20, 2014 to January 25, 2015

Artists Take the Stage: Theatre Design from Picasso to Nevelson focuses on painters and sculptors who also used their talents in the theatre, transforming scene and costume design in the 20th century. Visual artists from Pablo Picasso, Sonia Delaunay, and Laszlo Moholy-Nagy to Giorgio de Chirico, Christian Bérard, and Louise Nevelson, brought cachet to theatre, dance, and opera companies. From cubism and constructivism to expressionism and surrealism, visual artists helped redefine the space of the stage while reconceiving both the physical form and emotional impact of the performe