Members of The Circles and Corporate Council, along with curatorial guests, are invited to an exclusive preview and world premiere of Soutine / de Kooning: Conversations in Paint.
Tour the show, and also enjoy our permanent collection, which houses a remarkable array of works by Chaïm Soutine.
Soutine / de Kooning: Conversations in Paint, organized by the Barnes and the Musées d’Orsay et de l’Orangerie, Paris, explores the affinities between the work of Lithuanian artist Chaïm Soutine (1893–1943) and Dutch-American abstract expressionist Willem de Kooning (1904–1997).
This focused exhibition, on view in the Roberts Gallery, considers how Soutine’s paintings, with their built-up surfaces and energetic brushwork, served the art of de Kooning, and helped shape his groundbreaking abstract figurative works in the late 1940s and beyond.
This exhibition is organized by the Barnes Foundation and the Musées d’Orsay et de l’Orangerie, Paris, and co-curated by Simonetta Fraquelli, consultant curator for the Barnes Foundation, and Claire Bernardi, chief curator of paintings at the Musée d’Orsay, Paris.