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Gauguin: Artist as Alchemist

Seeking ever new means of “translating all the emotions of nature and humanity,” Paul Gauguin experimented boldly not only with painting, but also with sculpture, printmaking, and the applied arts, blurring the line between artistry and craftsmanship. Drawing on new research into his working methods, Gauguin: Artist as Alchemist examines his groundbreaking career from his early involvement with the Impressionists to his final years in the South Pacific, showing how each location and set of circumstances influenced his creative expression. The exhibition brings together some 240 pieces, including the largest assortment of his ceramics ever publicly displayed.