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The Great Upheaval Interactive Time Line

In conjunction with the new exhibition, The Great Upheaval: Modern Art from the Guggenheim Collection, 1910–1918, the Guggenheim has launched a special microsite that expands on the history of this vibrant age in modern art. The site traces hubs of the European art world—including Paris, Berlin, Milan, and Moscow—through a colorful interactive map and time line, highlighting the era’s artists, artist groups, exhibitions, performing arts, publications, artworks, historic events, and cultural movements. View now.

From the time line, visitors can see, for example, that in 1912, when Umberto Boccioni was writing the “Manifesto tecnico della scultura futurista” (“Technical Manifesto of Futurist Sculpture”) in Milan, Albert Gleizes and Jean Metzinger’s Du “cubisme” (On “Cubism”) was published in Paris. And while Vasily Kandinsky and Franz Marc edited Der Blaue Reiter (The Blaue Reiter Almanac) in Munich, Kandinsky was at work on Improvisation 28 (second version), a painting that is featured in The Great Upheaval.

Along with the microsite, an online video with curators Tracey Bashkoff and Megan Fontanella offers a preview of The Great Upheaval as it appears in Frank Lloyd Wright’s spiraling rotunda. "We'd like people to take away from this exhibition an understanding of the excitement, the exchange, and the interconnections of the time period," says Bashkoff. "The Great Upheaval explores a revolutionary moment in art, leading up to World War I and through the World War I period, when artists such as Pablo Picasso, Franz Marc, Vasily Kandinsky, and Robert Delaunay were exploring new and experimental realms in their artistic production."

The exhibition is on view February 4­–June 1, 2011.