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Fernand Léger

Fernand Léger
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♂  French, 1881–1955

Fernand Léger has been in 110 exhibitions at MoMA, between 1930 and 1989.

110 exhibitions

EXHIBITIONS BY YEAR
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Photo of the exhibition Painting in Paris

19 January to 2 March 1930

Pablo Picasso, Henri Matisse, Joan Miró and Fernand Léger, among others, were involved.

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Summer Exhibition: Painting and Sculpture

15 June to 28 September 1930

Pablo Picasso, Henri Matisse, Joan Miró and Paul Klee, among others, were involved.

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Photo of the exhibition Summer Exhibition: Painting and Sculpture

7 June to 30 October 1932

Pablo Picasso, Henri Matisse, Paul Klee and Fernand Léger, among others, were involved.

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A Brief Survey of Modern Painting

20 July to 5 October 1932

Pablo Picasso, Henri Matisse, Paul Klee and Fernand Léger, among others, were involved.

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Photo of the exhibition Summer Exhibition: Painting and Sculpture

10 July to 30 September 1933

Pablo Picasso, Henri Matisse, Joan Miró and Paul Klee, among others, were involved.

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Modern European Art

3–27 October 1933

Pablo Picasso, Henri Matisse, Joan Miró and Paul Klee, among others, were involved.

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International Exhibition of Theatre Art

15 January to 25 February 1934

Pablo Picasso, Fernand Léger, Georges Braque and André Derain, among others, were involved.

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Color Reproductions: Modern Watercolors and Pastels

13 August to 21 September 1934

Pablo Picasso, Paul Klee, Fernand Léger and Marc Chagall, among others, were involved.

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Photo of the exhibition Modern Works of Art: 5th Anniversary Exhibition

19 November 1934 to 20 January 1935

Pablo Picasso, Henri Matisse, Joan Miró and Paul Klee, among others, were involved.

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Photo of the exhibition Summer Exhibition: The Museum Collection and a Private Collection on Loan

4 June to 24 September 1935

Pablo Picasso, Henri Matisse, Paul Klee and Fernand Léger, among others, were involved.

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Fernand Léger: Paintings and Drawings

30 September to 24 October 1935

Fernand Léger and George Morris were involved.

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Photo of the exhibition Cubism and Abstract Art

2 March to 19 April 1936

Pablo Picasso, Henri Matisse, Joan Miró and Paul Klee, among others, were involved.

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Photo of the exhibition Modern Painters and Sculptors as Illustrators

27 April to 2 September 1936

Pablo Picasso, Henri Matisse, Joan Miró and Paul Klee, among others, were involved.

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Photo of the exhibition Summer Exhibition: Painting and Sculpture from the Museum Collection and on Loan

23 June to 4 November 1937

Pablo Picasso, Henri Matisse, Joan Miró and Fernand Léger, among others, were involved.

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Photo of the exhibition Painting, Sculpture, Prints

10 May to 30 September 1939

Pablo Picasso, Henri Matisse, Joan Miró and Paul Klee, among others, were involved.

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Paintings and Sculpture from the Museum Collection

12 January to 3 March 1940

Pablo Picasso, Henri Matisse, Joan Miró and Fernand Léger, among others, were involved.

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Photo of the exhibition Painting and Sculpture from the Museum Collection

23 October 1940 to 12 January 1941

Pablo Picasso, Henri Matisse, Joan Miró and Fernand Léger, among others, were involved.

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Painting and Sculpture from the Museum Collection

6 May to 30 April 1941

Pablo Picasso, Henri Matisse, Joan Miró and Paul Klee, among others, were involved.

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Photo of the exhibition Abstract Painting; Shapes of Things

15–28 July 1941

Pablo Picasso, Joan Miró, Paul Klee and Fernand Léger, among others, were involved.

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Photo of the exhibition New Acquisitions and Extended Loans: Cubist and Abstract Art

25 March to 3 May 1942

Pablo Picasso, Fernand Léger, Georges Braque and Juan Gris, among others, were involved.

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Photo of the exhibition Twentieth Century Portraits

9 December 1942 to 24 January 1943

Pablo Picasso, Henri Matisse, Joan Miró and Fernand Léger, among others, were involved.

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Photo of the exhibition Modern Drawings

16 February to 10 May 1944

Pablo Picasso, Henri Matisse, Joan Miró and Paul Klee, among others, were involved.

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Photo of the exhibition Painting, Sculpture, Prints

24 May to 15 October 1944

Pablo Picasso, Henri Matisse, Joan Miró and Paul Klee, among others, were involved.

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Photo of the exhibition Dance and Theatre Design

24 May to 17 September 1944

Pablo Picasso, Fernand Léger, Georges Braque and Marc Chagall, among others, were involved.

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Painting, Sculpture, Graphic Arts from the Museum Collection

15 November 1944 to 30 May 1945

Paul Klee, Fernand Léger, Marc Chagall and Paul Cézanne, among others, were involved.

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Photo of the exhibition Recent Acquisitions

15 February to 18 March 1945

Pablo Picasso, Joan Miró, Paul Klee and Fernand Léger, among others, were involved.

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Photo of the exhibition The Museum Collection of Painting and Sculpture

20 June 1945 to 13 February 1946

Pablo Picasso, Henri Matisse, Joan Miró and Paul Klee, among others, were involved.

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Photo of the exhibition Costume Carnival

19 September to 25 November 1945

Pablo Picasso, Fernand Léger, Salvador Dalí and Oskar Schlemmer, among others, were involved.

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The Museum Collection of Painting

19 February to 5 May 1946

Pablo Picasso, Henri Matisse, Joan Miró and Paul Klee, among others, were involved.

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Photo of the exhibition Paintings, Sculpture, and Graphic Arts from the Museum Collection

2 July 1946 to 12 September 1954

Pablo Picasso, Henri Matisse, Joan Miró and Paul Klee, among others, were involved.

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Photo of the exhibition Paintings from New York Private Collections

2 July to 22 September 1946

Pablo Picasso, Henri Matisse, Joan Miró and Paul Klee, among others, were involved.

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Photo of the exhibition Large-Scale Modern Paintings

1 April to 4 May 1947

Pablo Picasso, Henri Matisse, Joan Miró and Fernand Léger, among others, were involved.

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Photo of the exhibition Drawings in the Collection of The Museum of Modern Art

15 April to 1 June 1947

Pablo Picasso, Henri Matisse, Joan Miró and Fernand Léger, among others, were involved.

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Photo of the exhibition World of Illusion: Elements of Stage Design

14 October 1947 to 4 January 1948

Fernand Léger, Georges Braque, Isamu Noguchi and George Amberg, among others, were involved.

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Photo of the exhibition Print Gift of Victor S. Riesenfeld and Matisse: Jazz: Gift of the Artist

1–31 October 1948

Pablo Picasso, Henri Matisse, Joan Miró and Paul Klee, among others, were involved.

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Photo of the exhibition Master Prints from the Museum Collection

10 May to 10 July 1949

Pablo Picasso, Henri Matisse, Joan Miró and Paul Klee, among others, were involved.

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Photo of the exhibition Modern Art in Your Life

5 October to 4 December 1949

Pablo Picasso, Joan Miró, Paul Klee and Fernand Léger, among others, were involved.

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Photo of the exhibition Recent Acquisitions

31 January to 7 May 1950

Pablo Picasso, Henri Matisse, Paul Klee and Fernand Léger, among others, were involved.

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Photo of the exhibition Three Modern Styles

11 July to 5 September 1950

Pablo Picasso, Joan Miró, Fernand Léger and Georges Braque, among others, were involved.

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Photo of the exhibition Recent Acquisitions

25 July to 5 November 1950

Pablo Picasso, Paul Klee, Fernand Léger and Giorgio de Chirico, among others, were involved.

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Photo of the exhibition Masterworks Acquired through the Mrs. Simon Guggenheim Fund

29 January to 23 March 1952

Pablo Picasso, Joan Miró, Fernand Léger and Georges Braque, among others, were involved.

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Photo of the exhibition Posters by Painters and Sculptors

4 March to 11 May 1952

Pablo Picasso, Henri Matisse, Joan Miró and Fernand Léger, among others, were involved.

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Photo of the exhibition Works from the Museum Collection

12 August to 21 September 1952

Pablo Picasso, Fernand Léger, Georges Braque and Juan Gris, among others, were involved.

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Photo of the exhibition New Children's Holiday Carnival of Modern Art

9 December 1952 to 11 January 1953

Joan Miró, Fernand Léger, Victor D'Amico and Camille Bombois, among others, were involved.

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New Acquisitions

11 February to 15 March 1953

Pablo Picasso, Fernand Léger, Alberto Giacometti and Constantin Brancusi, among others, were involved.

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Photo of the exhibition Summer Exhibition: New Acquisitions; Recent American Prints, 1947–1953; Katherine S. Dreier Bequest; Kuniyoshi and Spencer; Expressionism in Germany; Varieties of Realism

23 June to 4 October 1953

Henri Matisse, Joan Miró, Paul Klee and Fernand Léger, among others, were involved.

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Photo of the exhibition Léger

20 October 1953 to 3 January 1954

Fernand Léger, Margaret Miller and Katharine Kuh were involved.

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Faces and Figures: Drawings from the Collection of The Museum of Modern Art

21 April to 6 June 1954

Pablo Picasso, Henri Matisse, Fernand Léger and George Grosz, among others, were involved.

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Photo of the exhibition XXVth Anniversary Exhibition: Paintings from the Museum Collection

19 October 1954 to 6 February 1955

Pablo Picasso, Henri Matisse, Joan Miró and Paul Klee, among others, were involved.

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Photo of the exhibition Modern Masterprints of Europe

7 December 1954 to 1 February 1955

Pablo Picasso, Henri Matisse, Joan Miró and Paul Klee, among others, were involved.

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Painting and Sculpture from the Museum Collection: New Acquisitions

5 March to 24 April 1955

Pablo Picasso, Henri Matisse, Paul Klee and Fernand Léger, among others, were involved.

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Léger Memorial

19 August to 30 September 1955

Henri Matisse and Fernand Léger were involved.

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Selections from the Art Lending Service

5–24 October 1955

Pablo Picasso, Joan Miró, Fernand Léger and Ben Shahn, among others, were involved.

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Photo of the exhibition Recent Acquisitions

30 November 1955 to 22 February 1956

Pablo Picasso, Henri Matisse, Fernand Léger and Max Beckmann, among others, were involved.

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Photo of the exhibition Children's Holiday Carnival of Modern Art

12 December 1955 to 15 January 1956

Fernand Léger, Victor D'Amico, Camille Bombois and Louis Vivin, among others, were involved.

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Photo of the exhibition Drawings Recently Acquired for the Museum Collection

29 January to 24 February 1957

Pablo Picasso, Paul Klee, Fernand Léger and Ben Shahn, among others, were involved.

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Second Floor Permanent Collection

Started 8 October 1958

Joan Miró, Paul Klee, Fernand Léger and Marc Chagall, among others, were involved.

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Photo of the exhibition Works of Art: Given or Promised

8 October to 9 November 1958

Pablo Picasso, Henri Matisse, Joan Miró and Paul Klee, among others, were involved.

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Philip L. Goodwin Collection

8 October to 9 November 1958

Pablo Picasso, Paul Klee, Fernand Léger and André Derain, among others, were involved.

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Drawings, Watercolors, Collages: New Acquisitions

15 July to 15 October 1959

Pablo Picasso, Fernand Léger, William S. Lieberman and André Derain, among others, were involved.

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Photo of the exhibition Recent Acquisitions

3 December 1959 to 31 January 1960

Pablo Picasso, Fernand Léger, Ben Shahn and Alberto Giacometti, among others, were involved.

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Fifty Modern Paintings and Sculpture Especially Donated for the Benefit of the 30th Anniversary Fund of The Museum of Modern Art

Started 20 April 1960

Pablo Picasso, Henri Matisse, Joan Miró and Paul Klee, among others, were involved.

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Fernand Léger in the Museum Collection

11 October 1960 to 2 January 1961

Fernand Léger and Alfred H. Barr, Jr. were involved.

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Photo of the exhibition 100 Drawings from the Museum Collection

11 October 1960 to 2 January 1961

Pablo Picasso, Henri Matisse, Joan Miró and Paul Klee, among others, were involved.

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Photo of the exhibition Lettering by Hand

6 November 1962 to 6 January 1963

Pablo Picasso, Henri Matisse, Joan Miró and Paul Klee, among others, were involved.

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Photo of the exhibition Drawings from the Museum Collections: A Selection

27 May 1964 to 23 March 1965

Henri Matisse, Joan Miró, Paul Klee and Fernand Léger, among others, were involved.

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Photo of the exhibition Painting and Sculpture from the Museum Collection

Started 27 May 1964

Pablo Picasso, Henri Matisse, Joan Miró and Paul Klee, among others, were involved.

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Photo of the exhibition Recent Acquisitions: Painting and Sculpture

16 February to 25 April 1965

Pablo Picasso, Henri Matisse, Joan Miró and Paul Klee, among others, were involved.

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Photo of the exhibition The School of Paris: Paintings from the Florence May Schoenborn and Samuel A. Marx Collection

2 November 1965 to 2 January 1966

Pablo Picasso, Henri Matisse, Joan Miró and Fernand Léger, among others, were involved.

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Photo of the exhibition The Sidney and Harriet Janis Collection

17 January to 4 March 1968

Pablo Picasso, Paul Klee, Fernand Léger and Jasper Johns, among others, were involved.

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Photo of the exhibition Word and Image: Posters and Typography from the Graphic Design Collection of the Museum of Modern Art, 1879–1967

25 January to 10 March 1968

Pablo Picasso, Joan Miró, Fernand Léger and Georges Braque, among others, were involved.

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Photo of the exhibition Recent Acquisitions: Painting and Sculpture

18 June to 25 August 1968

Paul Klee, Fernand Léger, André Derain and Gaston Lachaise, among others, were involved.

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Painting and Sculpture from the Museum Collection

28 April to 4 November 1969

Fernand Léger, Marc Chagall, Paul Cézanne and Piet Mondrian, among others, were involved.

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Photo of the exhibition Twentieth-Century Art from the Nelson Aldrich Rockefeller Collection

28 May to 1 September 1969

Pablo Picasso, Henri Matisse, Joan Miró and Paul Klee, among others, were involved.

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Photo of the exhibition Painting and Sculpture from the Museum Collection

5 November 1969 to 2 January 1973

Henri Matisse, Joan Miró, Paul Klee and Fernand Léger, among others, were involved.

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Photo of the exhibition Mrs. Simon Guggenheim, 1877–1970: In Memoriam

25 February to 17 March 1970

Pablo Picasso, Henri Matisse, Joan Miró and Fernand Léger, among others, were involved.

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Preliminary Drawings

23 May to 31 August 1970

Pablo Picasso, Henri Matisse, Fernand Léger and Ernst Ludwig Kirchner, among others, were involved.

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Photo of the exhibition Ways of Looking

28 July to 1 November 1971

Pablo Picasso, Henri Matisse, Paul Klee and Fernand Léger, among others, were involved.

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Photo of the exhibition Permanent Collection

Started 29 March 1972

Henri Matisse, Joan Miró, Paul Klee and Fernand Léger, among others, were involved.

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Photo of the exhibition Philadelphia in New York: 90 Modern Works from the Philadelphia Museum of Art

18 October 1972 to 7 January 1973

Pablo Picasso, Henri Matisse, Joan Miró and Paul Klee, among others, were involved.

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Photo of the exhibition Drawings from the Kröller-Müller National Museum, Otterlo

24 May to 19 August 1973

Pablo Picasso, Fernand Léger, William S. Lieberman and Marc Chagall, among others, were involved.

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Photo of the exhibition Painters for the Theatre: An Invitation to the Theatre Arts Collection

19 November 1973 to 13 January 1974

Pablo Picasso, Fernand Léger, William S. Lieberman and Marc Chagall, among others, were involved.

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Photo of the exhibition Seurat to Matisse: Drawing in France

13 June to 8 September 1974

Pablo Picasso, Henri Matisse, Joan Miró and Fernand Léger, among others, were involved.

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Photo of the exhibition In the Twenties

21 March to 15 June 1975

Joan Miró, Paul Klee, Fernand Léger and William S. Lieberman, among others, were involved.

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Photo of the exhibition Modern Masters: Manet to Matisse

5 August to 28 September 1975

Pablo Picasso, Henri Matisse, Joan Miró and Fernand Léger, among others, were involved.

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Photo of the exhibition Drawings: Recent Gifts

5 September to 11 November 1975

Henri Matisse, Fernand Léger, William S. Lieberman and Max Ernst, among others, were involved.

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Photo of the exhibition Cubism and Its Affinities

9 February to 9 May 1976

Pablo Picasso, Paul Klee, Fernand Léger and Georges Braque, among others, were involved.

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Photo of the exhibition Between World Wars: Drawing in Europe and America

20 August to 14 November 1976

Pablo Picasso, Henri Matisse, Joan Miró and Paul Klee, among others, were involved.

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Photo of the exhibition European Master Paintings from Swiss Collections: Post-Impressionism to World War II

17 December 1976 to 1 March 1977

Pablo Picasso, Henri Matisse, Joan Miró and Paul Klee, among others, were involved.

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Photo of the exhibition Arp on Paper

15 December 1977 to 5 March 1978

Pablo Picasso, Joan Miró, Fernand Léger and Georges Braque, among others, were involved.

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Photo of the exhibition A Treasury of Modern Drawing: The Joan and Lester Avnet Collection

28 April to 4 July 1978

Pablo Picasso, Henri Matisse, Paul Klee and Fernand Léger, among others, were involved.

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Photo of the exhibition Art of the Twenties

14 November 1979 to 22 January 1980

Pablo Picasso, Henri Matisse, Joan Miró and Paul Klee, among others, were involved.

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Around Picasso

14 May to 30 September 1980

Joan Miró, Fernand Léger, Georges Braque and Jasper Johns, among others, were involved.

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Reinstallation of the Collection

Started 23 October 1980

Henri Matisse, Fernand Léger, Jasper Johns and Marc Chagall, among others, were involved.

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Photo of the exhibition Masterpieces from the Collection: Selections from the Late Nineteenth- and Early Twentieth-Centuries

25 October 1980 to 27 January 1981

Pablo Picasso, Henri Matisse, Paul Klee and Fernand Léger, among others, were involved.

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Photo of the exhibition Recent Acquisitions: Drawings

19 March to 2 June 1981

Pablo Picasso, Henri Matisse, Joan Miró and Paul Klee, among others, were involved.

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Photo of the exhibition A Century of Modern Drawing, 1881–1981

1–16 March 1982

Pablo Picasso, Henri Matisse, Joan Miró and Paul Klee, among others, were involved.

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Photo of the exhibition Prints from Blocks: Gauguin to Now

3 March to 15 May 1983

Pablo Picasso, Henri Matisse, Joan Miró and Fernand Léger, among others, were involved.

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Photo of the exhibition The Modern Drawing: 100 Works on Paper from The Museum of Modern Art

26 October 1983 to 3 January 1984

Pablo Picasso, Henri Matisse, Joan Miró and Paul Klee, among others, were involved.

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Photo of the exhibition Selections from the Permanent Collection: Painting and Sculpture

Started 17 May 1984

Pablo Picasso, Henri Matisse, Joan Miró and Paul Klee, among others, were involved.

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Photo of the exhibition Selections from the Permanent Collection: Prints and Illustrated Books

Started 17 May 1984

Pablo Picasso, Henri Matisse, Joan Miró and Paul Klee, among others, were involved.

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Photo of the exhibition Contrasts of Form: Geometric Abstract Art, 1910–1980

2 October 1985 to 7 January 1986

Pablo Picasso, Paul Klee, Fernand Léger and Georges Braque, among others, were involved.

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Photo of the exhibition Drawings Acquisitions

24 January to 14 June 1987

Pablo Picasso, Fernand Léger, Jasper Johns and Max Ernst, among others, were involved.

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Photo of the exhibition European Drawing Between the Wars

24 October 1987 to 1 March 1988

Pablo Picasso, Henri Matisse, Joan Miró and Paul Klee, among others, were involved.

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Master Prints from the Collection

20 November 1987 to 8 March 1988

Pablo Picasso, Henri Matisse, Joan Miró and Paul Klee, among others, were involved.

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Abstractions

17 November 1988 to 26 March 1989

Paul Klee, Fernand Léger, Jasper Johns and Jean (Hans) Arp, among others, were involved.

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Photo of the exhibition Recent Acquisitions

24 November 1988 to 10 January 1989

Pablo Picasso, Henri Matisse, Fernand Léger and Jasper Johns, among others, were involved.

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Watercolors: Selections from the Permanent Collection

16 March to 4 July 1989

Pablo Picasso, Joan Miró, Paul Klee and Fernand Léger, among others, were involved.

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Painters for the Theater

14 July to 1 November 1989

Pablo Picasso, Fernand Léger, Marc Chagall and Georges Rouault, among others, were involved.

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The Cubist Imprint

18 August to 7 November 1989

Pablo Picasso, Paul Klee, Fernand Léger and Georges Braque, among others, were involved.