Still Life with Music by Picasso

A Collector’s Vision

September 3 – November 27, 2016

Soiree des Arts Celebration: Friday, October 7, 2016

Exhibit Admission: $5, free for Museum members
EXHIBIT FREE DAYS: Tuesday, September 20 and Thursday, October 6
Free admission during Night on the Town on Fridays, September 9 and October 14 from 6 – 9 pm

Please note: The Museum will be closed Friday, November 11, Thursday, November 24, and Friday, November 25.

Main Gallery

Picasso, Matisse, Marc Chagall, Joan Miró, Salvador Dalí, Erte, Toulouse-Lautrec, and Auguste Renoir. These artists were among the trailblazers of their time, an era defined by artistic leaps in freedom from academia constraints. This private collection reinforces the sense of time that was 1920s Paris and creates a visual feast of line play and compositional delight.

Included in this exhibition are lithographs, etchings, linocuts, and ceramics addressing a wide variety of subject matter ranging from the human body to biblical interpretations.

Picasso, Matisse, Chagall, Miró: A Collector’s Vision features more than 90 works or art, rarely on public view, and is the result of many years of research and acquisition by a private collector. The exhibition not only underscores the importance of each iconic artist to the challenges of modern art, but, seen as a whole, is a carefully constructed perspective from an individual whose complete vision is a work of art in itself.


Gallery Walk-and-Talk with Jim Richerson
Friday, September 9, 6 pm

Enjoy a gallery walk with Jim Richerson and the collector whose artwork graces this exhibit. Topics will include the decision-making process for collecting art, specifically the relationship of the three artists, Picasso, Matisse and Chagall; the mood of pre-WW II Paris and why “The City of Lights” attracted so many artists of the time; printing techniques; Picasso and the Cubist movement in art; Matisse’s minimalist linocut prints; and the dream-like quality found within the oeuvre of Marc Chagall.

La Joie by Marc Chagall

Jim Richerson is the Executive Director of Sangre de Cristo Arts Center, Pueblo, Colorado


Strings in the Gallery
Friday,September 9, 7 – 9 pm
Sights and sounds come together in a spectacular evening of art. Enjoy musical performances by members of the Fort Collins Symphony Orchestra while taking a self-guided tour of the Main Gallery exhibit.
Sponsored by the Erion Foundation.

Lecture with Kristan McKinsey
Thursday, October 6, 5:30 pm
Kristan McKinsey will present a lecture about the artists and art movements addressed within the exhibition and the related catalogue. McKinsey is the author of the Picasso-Matisse-Chagall catalogue that accompanies this exhibition and is the Curator at the Peoria Riverfront Museum, Illinois, which premiered this exhibition.

Catalogue Signing with Kristan McKinsey
Friday, October 7, 5 – 7 pm
Kristan McKinsey, author of the Picasso-Matisse-Chagall catalogue, will be available to sign copies of this publication prior to the Soirée des Arts

Soiree des Arts
Friday, October 7, 5 – 9 pm
Enjoy an enchanting evening in Paris with an indoor-outdoor celebration inspired by some of the  greatest artists of the 20th century.

5 – 7 pm: Promenade En Plein Air (free event)
This sunset promenade through Peters Park on the south side of the Museum features live entertainment, food trucks, and plein air painting from several Loveland artists.
7 – 9 pm: Soiree des Arts (ticketed event)
The real magic happens after the sun goes down. This swanky Parisian soiree in the Main Gallery celebrates the work of Picasso, Chagall, Matisse, and Miró and features live music, delicioushors d’oeuvres and libations, and a variety of entertainment.

Tickets: $30 ($20 for Museum Members)
Get tickets here!