Exhibition at the Museo Picasso in Malaga Explores the Toys of the Avant-Garde


MALAGA.- Toys of the Avant-Garde will illustrate at the Museo Picasso Malaga early 20th-century interest in making children familiar with the shapes and ideas of modern art. Pablo Picasso, Giacomo Balla, Alexander Calder, Fortunato Depero, Alexandra Exter, Paul Klee, El Lissitzky, Joan Miró, Alexander Rodchenko, Oskar Schlemmer, Edward Steichen, Sophie Taeuber-Arp and Joaquín Torres-García are among the numerous artists and authors whose work will be shown. With nearly six hundred objects on show, play serves as the narrative thread for an exhibition that covers such diverse disciplines as art, literature, theatre, photography, graphic design and film. Toys of the Avant-garde will examine the hitherto little-explored relationship between art and teaching, in the numerous projects for children that appeared in Europe during this revolutionary period. Nowadays, they are seen as