The Experience of Seeing

February 14, 2014

Today marks the opening of Miró: The Experience of Seeing at the Seattle Art Museum (SAM). The exhibition presents more than fifty works by the Catalan artist, taken exclusively from Spain’s Museo Nacional Centro de Arte Reina Sofía.

The sculptures and paintings highlighted in this exhibition were made between the 1960s and 1970s, Miró’s late period. The works showcase Miró’s ability to move from expressive to minimal styles and represent the culmination of his artistic development.

Marquand Books produced the exhibition catalogue, designed by Erica Anderson. The 104-page book features more than seventy full-color illustrations. Essays by curator Carmen Fernández Aparicio and scholar Charles Palermo, as well as an interview with filmmaker Pere Portabella, illuminate the political and philosophic aspects of Miró’s career and life.

To learn more about Miró: The Experience of Seeing and to purchase tickets, visit SAM. To purchase a copy of the catalogue, visit Yale University Press.


Photography by Jeremy Linden