The power duo isn’t just a politics thing. The art world has plenty of its own: Kander and Ebb, Simon and Garfunkel, and in early 20th century Paris, Georges Braque and Pablo Picasso. The two artists developed the style known as cubism, and together transformed the way we look at objects in art. Though Picasso gradually moved on, Braque continued exploring analytic cubism until his death in 1963. Now the Phillips Collection is giving Braque some shine with “Georges Braque and the Cubist Still Life, 1928–1945,” which delves into the period following analytic cubism’s heyday. Braque’s later works are surprisingly colorful and playful, a significant change from his restrained and monochromatic works of the 1910s. As an added treat, the show brings together four paintings known as the Rosenberg Quartet, created for Braque’s art dealer Paul Rosenberg, which haven’t been displayed together for more than 80 years.
The exhibit is on view Tuesdays, Wednesdays, Fridays, and Saturdays 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., Thursdays 10 a.m. to 8:30 p.m., and Sundays 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. to Sept. 1 at the Phillips Collection, 1600 21st St. NW. $10-12.(202) 387-2151. phillipscollection.org.