Posing for Picasso
September 2 – November 26, 2017
Exhibit Admission: $5; free for Museum members
EXHIBIT FREE DAYS: Thursday, September 21 and Tuesday, November 14
Free admission during Night on the Town on Fridays, September 8, October 13, and November 10 from 5 – 9 pm
The unfolding drama of Pablo Picasso’s life often made its way into his compositions, and at times, directed his artistic experimentation. Throughout his work, the artist engaged with important archetypes from literature, music, theater, fashion, and popular culture, as well as history and art. His close relationships with many of his subjects—Picasso famously chose models that had personal relevance— allowed the artist to distill their energy and infuse it into works of art. This exhibition presents a series of prints that reveal the depth of these relationships, the extent to which these models participated in the artistic narrative, and the autobiographical potential of “the studio” as a persistent subject.
Artwork in this exhibition is loaned courtesy of Spaightwood Galleries, Upton, Massachusetts; and a private collection.