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Photo: John Ramspott

Artful Thursday “Beauty as Braque: Volume * Line * Mass * Weight”

Thursday, Feb 27, 2014
6:30 p.m. - 7:30 p.m.

Law Building, Lower Level
1001 Bissonnet Map & Directions


Presented by CORE Performance Company with Sue Schroeder, artistic director.

French modern master Georges Braque (1882–1963) believed that an artist experienced beauty "in terms of volume, of line, of mass, of weight . . .” These elements and more—body, action, space, time, and energy—are integral to dance.

In addition to painting from age 16 until his death, except for a short period during World War I, Braque also received commissions to design sets and costumes for notable dance productions, most notably the Ballet Russes (1923, 1925 and 1926) and Darius Milhaud (1924).

While Braque’s paintings exude structure, there is an underlying intuitive quality which cannot be denied; or, as Braque quipped, “There is only one valuable thing in art: the thing you cannot explain.”

CORE Performance Company, led by artistic director Sue Schroeder, present new choreography in Beauty as Braque: Volume * Line * Mass * Weight, inspired by the exhibition Georges Braque: A Retrospective.

Reserve your free ticket in advance! Use the "Get Tickets" button above and print at home; call 713.639.7771; or visit any MFAH admissions desk.

Promotional support generously provided by Houston Public Radio - KUHF 88.7 FM & Classical 91.7 FM.

Special thanks to Adept Word Management for transcription services.

All education programs at the Museum of Fine Arts, Houston, receive endowment income from funds provided by Caroline Wiess Law; The National Endowment for the Humanities; the William Randolph Hearst Foundation; the Fondren Foundation; BMC Software, Inc.; the Wallace Foundation; the Louise Jarrett Moran Bequest; the Neal Myers and Ken Black Children’s Art Fund; the Favrot Fund; and Gifts in honor of Beth Schneider.