The Great Upheaval: Masterpieces from the Guggenheim Collection, 1910-1918 showcases the dynamism, creativity, and innovation of art produced in Europe in the years leading up to and during the First World War. Featuring paintings from the collection of the Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum by artists such as Constantin Brancusi, Marc Chagall, Marcel Duchamp, Vasily Kandinsky, Fernand Leger, Henri Matisse, Amedeo Modigliani, Piet Mondrian and Pablo Picasso, among others, the exhibition chronologically traces the achievements of these tumultuous years as artists experimented with new ways to create art while launching such movements as expressionism, futurism and cubism.
The exhibition’s focus on the years 1910 to 1918 represents an intense chapter in European and world history, marked by sweeping social change, technological developments and scientific advances. During this time of tremendous creativity and innovation, European cities were evolving, and artists, who were founding groups, staging exhibitions and issuing manifestoes, likewise adapted and responded to 20th-century modernity.
The Great Upheaval spotlights the dynamism of this fertile period — as artists hurtled toward abstraction and the ultimate “great upheaval” of a catastrophic war — while presenting some of the foundational modern masterpieces that shaped the art of future generations.
Organized by the Solomon R. Guggenheim Foundation, New York.
The Great Upheaval bears witness to how dazzlingly fruitful an eight-year period can be….In the brief interlude before the outbreak of war, original ideas sprang up in such profusion that a single metaphor cannot contain them: they skyrocketed, snowballed, mushroomed, and multiplied
Ariella Budick, Financial Times
The Great Upheaval: Masterpieces from the Guggenheim Collection, 1910-1918
November 30, 2013 to March 2, 2014
Art Gallery of Ontario (AGO)
317 Dundas Street West, Toronto
- Members – FREE
- Adult – $25
- Senior (65+) – $21.50
- Student (Full Time with Valid ID) – $16.50
- Youth (6-17) – $16.50
- Family Pass (2 adults and up to 5 youths) – $62.50
- Child (5 and under) – FREE
- Wednesday nights (6 – 8:30 pm) – $12.50
- Group rate (10 or more tickets) – Save 20%
The Great Upheaval: Masterpieces from the Guggenheim Collection, 1910-1918 is a timed-entry exhibition. Timed entry means less time waiting in line when you arrive at the Gallery. You’ll have more space to relax and enjoy the artwork because we can manage the flow of visitors better. Please have the date and the time you would like to visit in mind before you buy your tickets. Tickets are sold in 60-minute time slots. Once you are in the exhibition you can spend as long as you like inside. We recommend allowing 60 to 90 minutes to get the full exhibition experience. Your ticket includes entry to the rest of the Gallery.