The Paley Collection at Portland Museum of Art

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The William S. Paley Collection: A Taste for Modernism will be on exhibit at the Portland Museum of Art from May 2 - September 8, 2013.

This spectacular exhibition of modern art showcases 61 works from the renowned William S. Paley Collection at The Museum of Modern Art, New York. Paley was a formative and innovative leader in the radio and television world as President and Chairman of the Board at CBS for decades. With Paley at its helm, CBS grew exponentially and nurtured the talents of broadcasting greats including Edward R. Murrow and Walter Cronkite. With his penchant for new technologies in business, Paley was drawn to modern art as a collector. Paley, inspired by trips abroad to Europe, began to collect art in the 1930s. He filled his homes with works by Henri Matisse, Pablo Picasso, Francis Bacon, Georges Braque, Paul Cézanne, and Paul Gauguin, among others. Highlights of the exhibition will include Picasso's superlative Boy Leading a Horse, 1905-1906, André Derain's Bridge over the Riou, 1906, and Gauguin's The Seed of the Areoi, 1892. The Portland Museum of Art is the only New England venue for the collection's 2012-2014 North American tour.

The exhibition is organized by The Museum of Modern Art, New York. The Portland Museum of Art presentation is generously supported by George & Eileen Gillespie and Isabelle & Scott Black. Corporate sponsorship is provided by Bank of America, Merrill Lynch, and U.S. Trust. Media support is provided by Portland Press Herald/Maine Sunday Telegram, Maine Public Broadcasting Network, and WGME 13. This exhibition is supported by an indemnity from the Federal Council on the Arts and the Humanities.

For more information on the Paley exhibit click here: WILLIAM S. PALEY COLLECTION



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