Miró sculpture exhibit opens in Rijksmuseum garden

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The first Joan Miró sculpture exhibit in the Netherlands opened in the Rijksmuseum garden on Friday. The exhibit consists of 21 sculptures by the Spanish artist.

Guest curator Alfred Pacquement, former director of the Centre Pompidou in Paris, selected the Miró sculptures for this exhibit. The sculptures are from the period 1966 to 1982 and are on loan from international museums and private collections. One of the sculptures, the Oiseau Lunaire, is making its first public debut in this exhibition, according to the museum. Miró, 1893-1983, made two types of sculptures - assemblages of objects from nature and everyday life and figures with voluminous round and sensual shapes. Both types are included in the exhibition. The Miró exhibition will be in the Rijksmuseum Garden from June 19th until October 11th. Entry is free daily between 9:00 a.m. and 6:00 p.m.