Poussin and the Dance

Krater Decorated with Procession of Dionysos (Borghese Vase). Greek, about 100–1 BCE, marble. Musée du Louvre, Paris, Département des Antiquités grecques, étrusques et romaines. © RMN-Grand Palais
February 15–May 8, 2022

Leveraging important works, including several on loan from the Louvre, “Poussin and the Dance” demonstrates how the artist worked through the 1620s and 1630s, with a choreographer’s eye, using wax figurines and looking toward sculptural works from Antiquity to craft a new style. The exhibition establishes a dialogue between the old master’s work and new dance films by LA choreographers through the dual lenses of art history and contemporary dance.