ROMANIAN SOURCES AND
ROMANIAN SOURCES AND UNIVERSAL PERSPECTIVES
Loans from Centre Pompidou in Paris, Tate in London, the Guggenheim Foundation, the National Art Museum in Bucharest, the Art Museum in Craiova and private collections
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BRÂNCUȘI: ROMANIAN SOURCES AND UNIVERSAL PERSPECTIVES
Hosted at the Timișoara National Museum of Art between September 30, 2023, and January 28, 2024, the exhibition “Brâncuși: Romanian sources and universal perspectives” brings to the public’s attention an emblematic personality, an indisputable landmark of modern sculpture, as well as a universal symbol. It is Romania’s most extensive Brâncuși exhibition in the last 50 years.
Curated by Doina Lemny, the exhibition in Timișoara offers visitors various stages of Brâncuși’s artistic journey. In dialogue with the 22 sculptures on display, there is also a unique selection of photographs alongside fragments filmed by Brâncuși himself. In total, over 100 works by Constantin Brâncuși will be admired, backed by a comprehensive Catalog edited by the curator. The exhibition enjoys exceptional loans from the Centre Pompidou, the Tate, the Guggenheim Foundation, the National Art Museum of Romania, the Craiova Art Museum, and 3 private collections.
The exhibition “Brâncuși: Romanian sources and universal perspectives” is accompanied by a bilingual Romanian-English catalog, coordinated by the curator Doina Lemny, which brings together original texts by art historians (Romanian, French, and English) about the artist and the exhibited works, together with an updated biography based on recent research. At the same time, the catalog reproduces 190 images of Brâncuși’s sculptures, drawings, and photographs, as well as documentary images.
A long-awaited publication in the Romanian publishing space, which analyzes, through the 16 essays dedicated to Brâncuși, the works created in the period 1907–1914, the famous trial against the United States (1926–1928), the construction of the Târgu-Jiu ensemble (1937–1938) and the capital role that photography and film played in the creation and reception of one of the most important sculptors of the 20th century.
19 feb 1876 - 16 Mar 1957
Constantin Brâncuși (1876–1957) was a Romanian sculptor with enormous contributions to the renewal of language and plastic vision in contemporary sculpture. His work is enriched by biographical experiences and curiosity to discover new horizons constantly: he would leave Romania at the age of twenty-eight on a pilgrimage through Europe, driven by the mirage of artistic life in Paris. However, the Romanian heritage remained a constant presence for him, serving as a foundation for further development.
Brâncuși believed in the value of direct sculpture, of fidelity to materials, remaining an archetypal artist for whom even the obsessive polishing of bronzes becomes a voluntary extension of the sculpting process. For Romanian and foreign visitors to Timișoara, the European Capital of Culture in 2023, the exhibition represents a unique opportunity to discover and admire the works of the artist who managed to wield the cultural heritage of his country of origin most subtly, imbuing it with universal values.
THE FATHER OF MODERN SCULPTURE
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VISIT ONLY BY APPOINTMENT
The exhibition will be open according to the following schedule:
September 30, 2023 – January 28, 2024
Wednesday – Sunday: 10:00 AM – 8:00 PM
Monday and Tuesday, as well as on December 24–26 and December 31, 2023, and January 1–2, 2024: closed
The exhibition “Brancusi: Romanian Sources and Universal Perspectives” takes place in a space designed to provide a unique visiting atmosphere and a deliberately dim light to protect the photographs and drawings according to assumed exposure standards. In this context, we kindly ask visitors to consider the following elements:
Tickets can be reserved for predefined time slots, subject to availability, to benefit from a pleasant visiting experience and for the safety of the exhibited works.
In addition to the online tickets booked in advance, a number of tickets for that day will be available every morning to be purchased directly from the ticket office of the National Museum of Art Timișoara.
Backpacks, umbrellas, bags, small suitcases, and coats should be checked in the cloakroom. Visitors cannot enter with bags/suitcases larger than 55cm x 40cm x 20cm. The capacity of the cloakroom is limited.
Food and drinks aren’t permitted inside the Museum.
To get free tickets for schoolchildren and teachers (one teacher per 10 schoolchildren), please fill out the form below, and you will be contacted within the next 3 working days for booking and details. Completing the form does not guarantee a reservation. Free tickets provide access to the exhibition but do not include the guided tour. In return, teachers will receive informational materials to prepare for the visits. Please note that the museum is closed on Mondays and Tuesdays.
The Timișoara National Museum of Art (Thursday) and the French Institute Timișoara (Wednesday) offer workshops for school classes, from prep classes to 4th grade. These workshops include a visit to the exhibition, as well as activities carried out in a specially dedicated space at the Timișoara National Museum of Art. The duration of the workshop (visit plus activities) is 1h 15′ — 1h 30′. Please fill out this form, and you will be contacted within the next 3 working days for booking and details. Completing the form does not guarantee a reservation.
*This form does not guarantee a reservation. You will be contacted within a maximum of 3 working days.
BEFORE VISITING THE MUSEUM
The average duration of a visit to the exhibition “Brâncuși: Romanian sources and universal perspectives” is 45 minutes.
MONDAY, TUESDAY: CLOSED
WEDNESDAY – SUNDAY: 10.00 – 20.00
The ticket price does not include the guided tour.
Yes, taking shots and filming the artworks is permitted without flash.
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