Harmony and Dissonance: Orphism in Paris, 1910–1930

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Nov 8 2024 - Mar 9 2025

Guggenheim Museum

New York City, NY

Featuring around 100 artworks to be presented in the museum’s iconic rotunda, this major exhibition will examine the vibrant abstract art of Orphism. It will explore the transnational movement’s developments in Paris, addressing the impact dance, music, and poetry had on the art, among other themes.​

Orphism emerged in the early 1910s, when the innovations brought about by modern life were radically altering conceptions of time and space. Artists connected to Orphism engaged with ideas of simultaneity in kaleidoscopic compositions, investigating the transformative possibilities of color, form, and motion. 

Selected works by artists including Robert Delaunay, Sonia Delaunay, Marcel Duchamp, Mainie Jellett, František Kupka, Francis Picabia, and Amadeo de Souza-Cardoso, and by the Synchromists Stanton Macdonald-Wright and Morgan Russell, will be on view.

Credit: Exhibition overview from museum website

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