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Prestigious Guggenheim show to land at the AGO, Picassos, Mondrians and more in tow

Picasso’s nightclub scene, Le Moulin de la Galette (1900),

Modernist paintings and sculpture from early 20th-century Europe, including works by Picasso, Mondrian, Chagall and Malevich, are to be exhibited this fall at the Art Gallery of Ontario in Toronto. The show's coming Nov. 30 from New York's prestigious Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum and will stay at the AGO, its only Canadian stop, through Mar. 2, 2014.

Called The Great Upheaval: Modern Masterpieces from the Guggenheim Collection, the exhibition was first presented, in somewhat larger form, at the Guggenheim's famed Frank Lloyd Wright galleries in early 2011 under the title The Great Upheaval: Modern Art from the Guggenheim Collection, 1910-1918.

Included in the AGO appearance will be such notable paintings as Picasso's nightclub scene, Le Moulin de la Galette (1900), Blaue Reiter co-founder Franz Marc's Yellow Cow (1911), Henri Matisse's The Italian Woman (1916) and a 1917 nude by Modigliani. Among the other featured artists are Wassily Kandinsky, Umberto Boccioni, Fernand Leger and Oskar Kokoschka.

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In addition, the show, which will be arranged chronologically, will display art by precursors to this period of the avant-garde, Cezanne and Gauguin among them.

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