Cubism in Color: The Still Lifes of Juan Gris

Cubism in Color: The Still Lifes of Juan Gris


Co-organized by the Dallas Museum of Art and the Baltimore Museum of Art, this is the first U.S. exhibition in over 35 years dedicated to the Spanish artist Juan Gris. Cubism in Color: The Still Lifes of Juan Gris highlights the artist’s pioneering and revolutionary contributions to the Cubist movement by focusing on his fascination with subjects drawn from everyday life. Through nearly 40 paintings and collages that span all major periods of the artist’s evolving practice, the exhibition reveals the transformation of Gris’s innovative style and principal motifs from 1911 until 1926, one year before his tragically early death at age 40. His exquisite compositions explored the boundary between abstraction and representation, tension and stasis, color and form. As a thorough examination of Gris’s still lifes, Cubism in Color provides an opportunity to reconsider the legacy of this important yet underappreciated modernist master.






    Discover how the DMA collection came to include three major cubist pieces, Georges Braque’s Still Life with Bottles and Glasses, Pablo Picasso’s Bottle of Port and Glass, and Juan Gris’s Guitar and Pipe.



    Listen to Dr. Nicole R. Myers, The Barbara Thomas Lemmon Senior Curator of European Art, share insights on a selection of works featured in Cubism in Color: The Still Lifes of Juan Gris.



    Go behind-the-scenes in the DMA’s Conservation Studio and learn about the hidden gem on the back side of a painting: an abandoned composition featuring an experimentation with collage.

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    Discover Cubism with your kids with a special Cubism in Color: The Still Lifes of Juan Gris activity book just for children.



    In this virtual scavenger hunt, search the Museum’s collection for objects and themes like those found in Juan Gris’s artwork. Click on the HOME icon to begin your tour.



    Enjoy five different DIY videos featuring easy-to-make art projects and activities inspired by the art of Juan Gris.

Juan Gris’s Cubist Legacy: A Virtual Symposium

Learn more about the life and work of Juan Gris in a four-part virtual symposium featuring an international panel of scholars.


DMA Tickets

See this exhibition in person.

Cubism in Color: The Still Lifes of Juan Gris requires a $16 ticket for adults with discounts for seniors, students, and military. DMA Members and children 11 and under are free.

All visitors must reserve a free general admission ticket in addition to this special exhibition ticket.