Exhibitions/ Lygia Pape: A Multitude of Forms

Lygia Pape: A Multitude of Forms

At The Met Breuer
March 21–July 23, 2017
Exhibitions are free with Museum admission.

Exhibition Catalogue

This beautifully illustrated publication includes illuminating essays, a chronology, and interviews with the acclaimed Brazilian artist.

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Exhibition Overview

Lygia Pape: A Multitude of Forms is the first monographic exhibition in the United States devoted to Brazilian artist Lygia Pape (1927–2004). A critical figure in the development of Brazilian modern art, Pape combined geometric abstraction with notions of body, time, and space in unique ways that radically transformed the nature of the art object in the late 1950s and early 1960s. Covering a prolific, unclassifiable career that spanned five decades, this exhibition examines Pape's extraordinarily rich oeuvre as manifest across varied media—from sculpture, prints, and painting to installation, photography, performance, and film.


The exhibition is made possible by The Daniel and Estrellita Brodsky Foundation and The Garcia Family Foundation.

It is organized by The Metropolitan Museum of Art in collaboration with Projeto Lygia Pape.

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Lygia Pape (Brazilian, 1927–2004). Divisor (Divider), 1968. Performance at Museu de Arte Moderna, Rio de Janeiro, 1990. Photo by Paula Pape. © Projeto Lygia Pape