The Jewish Museum, New York

"Modigliani Unmasked"

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Modigliani Unmasked
August 15, 2017 - March 2, 2018
The Jewish Museum, New York

An exhibition of early drawings by Amedeo Modigliani—many of which shown for the first time in the United States. Acquired directly from the artist by Dr. Paul Alexandre, his close friend and first patron, these works illuminate Modigliani's heritage as an Italian Sephardic Jew as pivotal to understanding his artistic output.

The exhibition includes approximately 150 works, those from the Alexandre collection as well as a selection of Modigliani’s paintings, sculptures, and other drawings from collections around the world. Modigliani’s art will be complemented by work representative of the various multicultural influences—African, Greek, Egyptian, and Khmer—that inspired the young artist during this lesser-known early period.

Video of the exhibition

MACM works on loan:

Male Caryatid, Hands behind his Head
Amedeo Modigliani, circa 1911
Blue crayon
MMoCA8(MA)

Female figure with wing-like arms
Amedeo Modigliani, 1910
Black crayon
MMoCA35(MA)