365 Days of Art: May 30 – Three Exhibitions Close at MoMA

A painting of a stylized goldfish against a dark background, by Paul Klee.
The Goldfish, Paul Klee, 1925

May 30, 1937

Three exhibitions close at MoMA: Twelve Modern Paintings, featuring Paul Klee, Joan Miro, and Jean Arp, Prehistoric Rock Pictures, and a Cezanne show. Director Alfred Barr made comparisons between all three and saw the Modern and Prehistoric shows as companion pieces, sharing elements like primitive figures, scratched surfaces, and distorted scale and space.