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Gauguin (1848–1903) was the ultimate global traveler, sailing in the South Pacific and living in Peru, Paris, Martinique, and Tahiti, among other places. The exhibition features many of his iconic paintings, on loan from around the world—ranging from scenes of religious life near the artist's colony of Pont-Aven in Brittany to the colorful, exotic canvases depicting the people and the tropical flora and fauna of the islands of French Polynesia, where he moved to escape European civilization. In Tahiti, he immersed himself in its fast-disappearing Maori culture to invest his art with deeper meaning, ritual, and myth, a fusion that continues to mesmerize audiences worldwide.
Organization: Organized by Tate Modern, London, in association with the National Gallery of Art, Washington.
Sponsor: Bank of America is proud to be the global sponsor.
The Marshall B. Coyne Foundation is a generous supporter through the Fund for the International Exchange of Art.
Additional support provided by The Exhibition Circle of the National Gallery of Art.
The exhibition is supported by an indemnity from the Federal Council on the Arts and the Humanities.
Passes: Passes are not required for this exhibition.
The exhibition is on view in the East Building of the National Gallery of Art, Upper Level and Mezzanine.