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Cubism exhibition planned for New York
21 Jul 2014

Visitors to New York City are set to get the chance to see 79 artworks as part of a new Cubism exhibition at The Metropolitan Museum of Art, one of the city's most famous tourist attractions.

Sculptures, paintings and paper works will all feature in 'Cubism: The Leonard A. Lauder Collection' which will go on show this October for a four month run.

The show is going to feature pieces that belong to the Leonard A. Lauder Collection, focusing on the artists Georges Braque, Juan Gris, Fernand Léger and the most famous of the four, Pablo Picasso.

Lauder began this collection of pieces by four cubist artists in 1976 and is still building it today. He pledged it to the Met last year, and the upcoming exhibition will see all of the collection put on show at once for the first time ever.  

Most of the collection features art from 1904 to 1914, when Braque and Picasso were working in close collaboration.

Opening on October 20th, the exhibition will be in place at the gallery until February 16th next year.

A range of 33 works by Picasso, 17 of Braque's 15 of Léger's and 14 of Gris's are set to go on display and the show is billed as the most important focussing on these artists for over three decades.

Visitors will be able to see the likes of The Oil Mill by Picasso and Fruit Dish and Glass by Braque.

Full price entry to The Metropolitan Museum of Art, costs $25 USD, and the museum is open daily, 10am to 5.30pm most days, with later opening on Fridays and Saturdays, when it closes at 9pm.

While you're in New York, why not check out a range of the city's great museums?

The city is famously home to attractions like MoMA, The Museum of Modern Art, as well as the Guggenheim and a range of other exciting art-packed places to see.

You'll also be able to see famous tourist attractions like the Empire State Building and Central Park in the city if you so wish.

As one of the most famous urban centres on Earth, it's no surprise that there's plenty to do in New York!  ADNFCR-408-ID-801736687-ADNFCR

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