Miami Art Museum. Upper Level Gallery. From Jun 24th through Sep 23rd, 2007.
A Modern Icon Reinterpreted is the first major exhibition in the U.S. of the work of Mexican artist, Rufino Tamayo (1899–1991), in nearly 30 years. This retrospective brings together approximately 100 of the best canvases made by Tamayo over a long and productive career that spanned seven decades. The largest section profiles the most notable period of Tamayo’s career, the 1940s and 1950s, when he developed a new form of abstract figuration that made him one of the most recognized and respected modern painters. The exhibition seeks not only to present a careful selection of Tamayo’s finest works, but also to offer a contemporary reinterpretation of this world-renowned artist. Miami Art Museum. 101 West Flagler Street. Miami, FL 33130. Ph: 305.375.3000. www.miamiartmuseum.org