Marcel Duchamp (1887–1968) was one of the most influential artists of the modern era. Duchamp’s work—which includes paintings, sculptures, prints, and readymades—represents a legacy that is enormously important to our understanding of the development of modern art and of many issues that are central to the work of contemporary artists. The PMA is home to the world’s largest and most important collection of works by Marcel Duchamp.
Notable artworks by Marcel Duchamp in the PMA collection:
Helpful books on Marcel Duchamp include:
Important rare items in our collection include:
Materials related to Duchamp are interwoven across many collections and several departmental records in the Archives. Some core collections to get you started include:
Other collections to consult may include:
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