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Niki de Saint Phalle in the 1960s
Sunday: 10 AM - 4 PM
Thursday: 10 AM - 4 PM
Friday: 10 AM - 4 PM
Saturday: 10 AM - 4 PM
The first special exhibition at the newly reopening MCASD La Jolla campus will be a survey of works of Niki de Saint Phalle, who lived in La Jolla in the later years of her life.
Niki de Saint Phalle in the 1960s is the first exhibition to survey the experimental work of French American artist Niki de Saint Phalle (1930–2002) during this pivotal decade, featuring numerous works from European collections that will be displayed in the United States for the first time.
The exhibition explores a transformative ten-year period in Saint Phalle’s work when she embarked on two of her most significant series: the Tirs, or “shooting paintings,” and the exuberant sculptures of women she called Nanas. Affirming the artist’s place in postwar art history, this show highlights her prescient works of performance, participatory, and feminist art, as well as her many transatlantic projects and collaborations.Niki de Saint Phalle in the 1960s brings together major paintings, assemblages, and sculptures from this important chapter in the artist’s career, as well as extensive film and photographic documentation from the Niki Charitable Art Foundation and the Menil Collection Archives. Niki de Saint Phalle in the 1960s is co-curated by Jill Dawsey, PhD, Senior Curator, the Museum of Contemporary Art San Diego Michelle White, Senior Curator, the Menil Collection.
Niki de Saint Phalle in the 1960s is co-organized by the Museum of Contemporary Art San Diego and the Menil Collection, Houston. More information here.