The Roaring Twenties

New Ways of Seeing


The years leading up to the 1920s were marked by terrible tragedies, a pandemic, and a world war, traumas that awakened in society a desire to embrace life and break with the past. The decade was marked by an explosion of creativity and freedom that brought important technical and social progress, and stimulated artistic experimentation. The exhibition at the Guggenheim Bilbao Museum is organized in seven sections that take stock of the different art forms and movements, and that became expressions of a way of living defined by style and functionality. The show links up with the present by introducing contemporary works influenced by the forms, themes, and mood of those years...

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