Focus Gallery: Marcel Duchamp
November 17, 2011 – April 29, 2012*
Focus Gallery: Marcel Duchamp poses an exceedingly rare opportunity for Miami audiences to experience the seminal French artist’s work firsthand. The exhibition presents Miami Art Museum’s edition of De ou par Marcel Duchamp ou Rrose Sélavy (Boîte-en-valise) [From or by Marcel Duchamp or Rrose Sélavy (Box in a Suitcase)], from 1935-41/1961, alongside a small treasure trove of works hailing from the extraordinary Mary Sisler Foundation Bequest in the collection of the John and Mable Ringling Museum of Art in Sarasota. Among other themes, Focus: Marcel Duchamp explores the subtle conceptual games that the artist brought to bear onto the process of editioning his own work.
*Due to installation of Restless: Recent acquisitions from the MAM Collection, the exhibition Focus Gallery: Marcel Duchamp will be temporarily closed from Tuesday, February 7 to Thursday, February 16, and will reopen to the public on Friday, February 17.
De ou par Marcel Duchamp our Rrose Sélavy (Boîte-en-valise)
(From or by Marcel Duchamp or Rrose Sélavy [Box in a Suitcase]) Series D, 1941/1961
Box covered in linen containing miniature replicas and color reproductions of works by Duchamp (68 items)
Collection Miami Art Museum, museum purchase with funds from Lang Baumgarten as well as from
Mimi Floback and Sally Ashton Story in memory of Jon Ashton
(c) 2011 Artist Rights Society (ARS), New York / ADAGP, Paris / Succession Marcel Duchamp
Photo Credit: Sid Hoeltzell
Sundays / 2pm
Museum tours, free with museum admission, are offered Sundays at 2pm. Museum visitors meet in the lobby. Thematic tours are offered periodically to correspond with current exhibitions.
Docent-led tours in English or Spanish can be scheduled upon request. Docent-led tours are free to student groups. Contact Miami Art Museum’s education department at 305.375.4073 for additional information.
Lecture by David Joselit: "Beyond Repetition: Marcel Duchamp's Readymades"
Saturday, February 18, 2pm
Marcel Duchamp is famous for inventing the “readymade”—a form of art that reframes ordinary commodities as art. This seemingly simple gesture has had an enormous impact on art since 1960. By focusing on the objects on view at MAM, scholar and critic David Joselit will give an account of the readymade’s complexity and variety. MAM members free, non-members free with admission.
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Lecture by David Joselit - "Beyond Repetition: Marcel Duchamp's Readymades"