WASHINGTON, D.C.- The National Gallery of Art will present Dada, on view from February 19, 2006 through May 14, 2006. In contrast to other key avant-garde movements, Dada has never been the subject of a major American exhibition exploring the broad view of its art. This exhibition will present the hybrid forms of Dada art in a variety of media around the various city centers in which Dada emerged: Zurich, Berlin, Hannover, Cologne, Paris, and New York. Artists represented include some of the most important figures in the history of modernism: Tristan Tzara, Jean Arp, Sophie Taeuber, Hans Richter, Hannah Höch, Raoul Hausmann, George Grosz, John Heartfield, Kurt Schwitters, Max Ernst, Francis Picabia, Man Ray, and Marcel Duchamp.
The exhibition is organized by the National Gallery of Art, Washington, and the Centre Pompidou, Paris, in collaboration with the Museum of Modern Art, New York.