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Masterpieces from the Musée d’Art Moderne de Paris

Musée d’Art Moderne de Paris (MAM) and the Guggenheim Museum Bilbao now present the new exhibition From Fauvism to Surrealism: Masterpieces from the Musée d’Art Moderne de Paris. The exhibition is sponsored by the BBVA Foundation, which has been able to showcase an array of around 70 art pieces by revolutionary artists.

The pieces exemplify the history of the MAM paired with a display of the artistic efforts that encompassed Paris during the leading decades in the 20th century. The bravery and freedom of fauvist and cubist artists in the two movements during this time period was deemed scandalous. The movements were able to transform conventional interpretation of portraiture, landscape and still-life.

MAM was developed on the Exposition Internationale (1937) as a homestead to modern art collections of the city of Paris. Exposition Internationale grew promptly in years after as more and more art was acquired by significant artists of the Parisian art scene, becoming a formal museum in 1961. Sponsors like Dr. Maurice Girardin provided vital support for the project, as his museum endowment of 1953 became the core for the collection of modern masters.

The pieces of the museum are arranged chronologically over three sections. The sections begin at the top of 20th century and lead to the time after World War II. The variety of artwork in this exhibition illustrates a historical viewpoint of the key protagonists that were so convoluted in crucial artistic movements.

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Thrice Announces New Album Horizons/East

Thrice releases new single, Scavengers, in anticipation of their new album, Horizons/East, out this fall.

Returning with their 11th studio album, the dynamic and explorative California-based rock band Thrice announces new album Horizons/East, out September 17 via Epitaph Records on streaming platforms. The album exemplifies art as a work of recognition: the human task of perceiving oneself amid details, disasters, and blessings as a relentlessly relational phenomenon among others. In this, Horizons/East is the rare rock album on which interrelatedness is a theme, painting an adventurous and lush landscape mixed by Scott Evans that the band self-produced and recorded at their own New Grass Studio.

The powerful new single, Scavengers, is out today. Over a dark and intricate braiding of guitar and drum grooves, the lyrics challenge us to discern the issues and information that bonds us versus what disintegrates and destroys. For vocalist Dustin Kensrue, the song is – but also kind of isn’t – a thing of the past. Whether lost in a media diet that is essentially a disinformation pipeline or, relatedly, trapped in fear of a future of eternal conscious pain, Kensrue speaks of “toxic worldviews I once inhabited, and in truth, a lot of people that I love are still in that place.”

To emerge from a global pandemic with a renewed sense of situational awareness, hard-won insight, and a new album is the kind of move we’ve come to expect from Thrice over the last twenty years. With Horizons/East, Kensrue and his bandmates address, with candor and courage, the fragile and awkward arrangements that pass for civilization, while inviting us to dwell more knowingly within our own lives. Without surrendering any of the energy and hard edge of their previous albums, they’ve given us a profoundly meditative work, which serves as a musical summons to everyday attentiveness. 

Horizons/East conveys a palpable sense of danger, determination, and possibility. Some of the writing even began with open-ended challenges that the band laid on themselves like building a song using the quartal chords they found in much of the jazz they loved, or taking the Fibonacci sequence and turning it into a guitar riff.

Thrice seems ever eager to step out into these spaces unknown to them, unsure of where their feet will land, and this new record is no exception. Horizons/East is a soundtrack for deeper dreaming.

TRACKLIST

  1. The Color Of The Sky
  2. Scavengers
  3. Buried In The Sun
  4. Northern Lights
  5. Summer Set Fire To The Rain
  6. Still Life
  7. The Dreamer
  8. Robot Soft Exorcism
  9. Dandelion Wine
  10. Unitive/East

Formed in 1998, the Orange County-based four-piece is widely regarded as one of the most innovative rock bands of their generation. Featuring frontman Dustin Kensrue, guitarist Teppei Teranishi, bassist Eddie Breckenridge, and drummer Riley Breckenridge. Thrice will be touring this fall with special guests Touch, Amor, Jim Ward* (appearing at select dates only), and Self Defense Family. 

TOUR DATES

September 24 – Houston, TX @ Warehouse*

September 25 – Dallas, TX @ Gas Monkey*

September 26 – Austin, TX @ Emos*

September 28 – Atlanta, GA @ Masquerade – Heaven

September 29 – Nashville, TN @ Cannery

October 1 – Orlando, FL @ Hard Rock Live

October 2 – St Petersburg, FL @ Jannus Live!

October 4 – Charlotte, NC @ The Fillmore

October 5 – Norfolk, VA @ The NorVa

October 7 – New York, NY @ Terminal 5

October 8 – Baltimore, MD @ Soundstage

October 9 – Philadelphia, PA @ The Fillmore

October 10 – Boston, MA @ House of Blues

October 12 – Buffalo, NY @ Town Ballroom

October 13 – Columbus, OH @ Newport Music Hall

October 15 – Detroit, MI @ Saint Andrews Hall

October 16 – Cincinnati, OH @ Bogarts

October 17 – Chicago, IL @ Concord

October 18 – Sauget, IL @ Pops

October 20 – Denver, CO @ Ogden

October 21 – Salt Lake City, UT @ Union

October 23 – Portland, OR @ Roseland

October 24 – Seattle, WA @ Showbox SoDo

October 26 – Berkley, CA @ UC Theater

October 27 – San Diego, CA @ Observatory North Park

October 28 – Phoenix, AZ @ Marquee

October 29 – Los Angeles, CA @ Hollywood Palladium

October 30 – Anaheim, CA @ House of Blues

*guest appearance by Jim Ward