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Meret Oppenheim:
My Exhibition

October 30, 2022 – March 04, 2023

The Museum of Modern Art

The Museum of Modern Art announces Meret Oppenheim: My Exhibition, the first major transatlantic exhibition—and the first in the United States in over 25 years—to survey this visionary Swiss artist’s career. On view October 30, 2022, through March 4, 2023, the exhibition considers the full scope of Oppenheim’s lifelong innovation through over 180 works, including paintings, sculptures, objects, collages, and drawings. Meret Oppenheim: My Exhibition is organized by The Museum of Modern Art; Kunstmuseum Bern; and the Menil Collection, Houston. Organized by Anne Umland, Blanchette Hooker Rockefeller Senior Curator of Painting and Sculpture, MoMA; Nina Zimmer, Director, Kunstmuseum Bern; and Natalie Dupêcher, Assistant Curator of Modern Art, the Menil Collection; with Lee Colón, Curatorial Assistant, Department of Painting and Sculpture, MoMA. Prior to its presentation at MoMA, the exhibition will be shown at the Kunstmuseum Bern in Oppenheim’s native Switzerland (October 22, 2021–February 13, 2022) and at the Menil Collection in Houston (March 25–September 18, 2022).

Meret Oppenheim: My Exhibition is organized by The Museum of Modern Art, New York; Kunstmuseum Bern; and The Menil Collection, Houston.

Organized by Anne Umland, The Blanchette Hooker Rockefeller Senior Curator of Painting and Sculpture, The Museum of Modern Art; Nina Zimmer, Director, Kunstmuseum Bern; and Natalie Dupêcher, Assistant Curator of Modern Art, The Menil Collection; with Lee Colón, Curatorial Assistant, Department of Painting and Sculpture, The Museum of Modern Art.

Major support for the publication is provided by the Jo Carole Lauder Publications Fund of The International Council of The Museum of Modern Art.

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Meret Oppenheim. Object (Objet). 1936. Fur-covered cup, saucer, and spoon. Cup 4 3/8″ (10.9 cm) in diameter; saucer 9 3/8″ (23.7 cm) in diameter; spoon 8″ (20.2 cm) long, overall height 2 7/8″ (7.3 cm).The Museum of Modern Art, New York. Purchase

Meret Oppenheim. X-Ray of M.O.’s Skull (Röntgenaufnahme des Schädels M.O.). 1964/1981. Gelatin silver print. 15 15/16 x 12 in. (40.5 x 30.5 cm). Edition 6/20. Hermann and Margrit Rupf Foundation. Kunstmuseum Bern.

Meret Oppenheim. New Stars (Neue Sterne). 1977–82. Oil on canvas. 6 ft. 8 11/16 x 8 ft. 1 13/16 in. (205 x 248.5 cm) Kunstmuseum Bern. Meret Oppenheim Bequest

Meret Oppenheim. Stone Woman (Steinfrau). 1938. Oil on cardboard. 23 ¼ x 19 5/16 in. (59 x 49 cm.). Private collection.

Meret Oppenheim. Octavia (Oktavia). 1969. Oil on wood, molded substance with saw. 6 ft. 1 5/8 x 18 ½ x 1 9/16 in. (187 x 47 x 4 cm).
Private collection, Bern