The Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum is presenting Mystical Symbolism: The Salon de la Rose+Croix in Paris, 1892–1897, the first museum exhibition devoted to this revelatory and significant series of six annual exhibitions. Eccentric Joséphin Péladan organized the fi rst Salon de la Rose+Croix at the Galerie Durand-Ruel in Paris. Cosmopolitan in reach, the salons gathered the work of artists from Belgium, Finland, France, Italy, the Netherlands, Spain and Switzerland. Images of femmes fragiles and fatales, androgynous creatures, chimera and incubi were the norm, as were sinuous lines, attenuated figures and anti-naturalistic forms. This exhibition will include approximately 40 works by a cross section of artists, and invites a fresh look at and new scholarship on the legacies of late-19th-century Symbolist art. Drawing from extensive research to identify artworks shown in the original exhibitions, the show will encompass paintings, works on paper and sculptures by artists such as Antoine Bourdelle, Jean Delville, Ferdinand Hodler, Fernand Khnopff, Alphonse Osbert, Armand Point, Jan Toorop, Ville Vallgren and Félix Vallotton.
June 30 through October 4. The Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum, 1071 Fifth Avenue, 212.423.3500, guggenheim.org.