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  • Joan Miró: Creator of New Worlds

    Moderna Museet | Stockholm
    Skeppsholmen
    May 9–August 30, 1998

    It seems that whenever a museum wants a crowd pleaser, it invariably offers a Miró show—popular, colorful, unforbidding, and offering a luxurious choice of media. But Sweden has never hosted a major Miró show, and this one, with international loans, concentrates on the years between the wars, before the artist had settled into his role as the wizard of Mallorca. Paintings, sculpture, and works on paper have been selected by Ragnar von Holten, senior curator at the renovated Moderna Museet, which, under its new director, David Elliott, reopened in February. The catalogue gathers a wide range of historical writings on Miró, including essays by André Breton and Octavio Paz. May 9–Aug. 30; travels to Louisiana Museum, Copenhagen, Sept. 18, 1998–Jan. 10, 1999.