Birds of a Feather: Joseph Cornell's Homage to Juan Gris
January 23 – April 15, 2018
On October 22, 1953, Joseph Cornell wrote at the top of a page in his diary: "Juan Gris / Janis Yesterday." The annotation referred to the previous day's outing, when, on one of his frequent trips to the gallery district in midtown Manhattan, Cornell visited the Sidney Janis Gallery on East 57th Street. Among a presentation of approximately 30 works by modern artists, one alone captivated Cornell—Juan Gris's celebrated collage The Man at the Café (1914), which is now a promised gift to the Museum as part of the Leonard A. Lauder Cubist Collection.