‘Léger: Modern Art and the Metropolis’ At The PMA

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(Credit: Jeff Fusco/Getty Images)

By Tim Jimenez

PHILADELPHIA (CBS) — The Philadelphia Museum of Art is now showcasing “Léger: Modern Art and the Metropolis.”

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Anna Vallye

“This is going to be a very dynamic exhibition,” says curator Anna Vallye.

She also says the exhibit is a multimedia experience of approximately 160 pieces of work, including film projections and excerpts of music, built around French artist Fernand Léger’s 1919 painting, “The City.”

“That’s really the inspiration of this exhibition. We asked ourselves the question, ‘How is it that a painting could hold within itself such a multiplicity and diversity of references to what, really, altogether composes urban culture?’”

“The City” came to be after Léger returned to Paris after serving in World War I.

“For all of these artists, I think ‘The City’ was this tremendous source of energy, this lightning rod,” Vallye adds.

For tickets or more information, visit: www.philamuseum.org

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