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Picasso

The exhibition and the catalogue are made possible by the Iris and B. Gerald Cantor Foundation.

Exhibition objects

  • At the Circus
    At the Circus

    Pablo Picasso (Spanish, Malaga 1881–1973 Mougins, France )

    Date: 1905–6, printed 1913
    Accession Number: 22.112.6

  • Gertrude Stein
    Gertrude Stein

    Pablo Picasso (Spanish, Malaga 1881–1973 Mougins, France )

    Date: 1905–6
    Accession Number: 47.106

  • Ambroise Vollard
    Ambroise Vollard

    Pablo Picasso (Spanish, Malaga 1881–1973 Mougins, France )

    Date: 1915
    Accession Number: 47.140

  • Saltimbanques
    Saltimbanques

    Pablo Picasso (Spanish, Malaga 1881–1973 Mougins, France )

    Date: 1905, printed 1913
    Accession Number: 22.112.7

  • Cravates de chanvre
    Cravates de chanvre

    Written by Pierre Reverdy (French, 1889–1960)

    Date: 1922
    Accession Number: 23.19.4

  • Woman Ironing
    Woman Ironing

    Pablo Picasso (Spanish, Malaga 1881–1973 Mougins, France )

    Date: 1901
    Accession Number: 49.70.2

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Picasso in The Metropolitan Museum of Art: Behind-the-Scenes with the Director

Program information

Museum Director Thomas Campbell walks us through landmark exhibition is the first to focus exclusively on works by Pablo Picasso (Spanish, 1881 - 1973) in the Museum's collection. Picasso in The Metropolitcan Museum of Art features three hundred works, including the Museum's complete holdings of paintings, drawings, sculptures, and ceramics by Picasso—never before seen in their entirety—as well as a selection of the artist's prints. The Museum's collection reflects the full breadth of the artist's multi-sided genius as it asserted itself over the course of his long and influential career.

The exhibition and the catalogue are made possible by the Iris and B. Gerald Cantor Foundation.


Learn more about the exhibition Picasso in The Metropolitan Museum of Art:
http://www.metmuseum.org/exhibitions/listings/2010/picasso

Learn more about the groundbreaking artist on the Heilbrunn Timeline of Art History:
http://www.metmuseum.org/toah/hd/pica/hd_pica.htm


Picasso in The Metropolitan Museum of Art

April 27–August 15, 2010

Accompanied by a catalogue

This landmark exhibition is the first to focus exclusively on works by Pablo Picasso (Spanish, 1881–1973) in the Museum's collection. It features three hundred works, including the Museum's complete holdings of paintings, drawings, sculptures, and ceramics by Picasso—never before seen in their entirety—as well as a selection of the artist's prints. The Museum's collection reflects the full breadth of the artist's multi-sided genius as it asserted itself over the course of his long and influential career.

Notable for its remarkable constellation of early figure paintings, which include the commanding At the Lapin Agile (1905) and the iconic portrait of Gertrude Stein (1906), the Museum's collection also stands apart for its exceptional cache of drawings, which remain relatively little known, despite their importance and number. The key subjects that variously sustained Picasso's interest—the pensive harlequins of his Blue and Rose periods, the faceted figures and tabletop still lifes of his cubist years, the monumental heads and classicizing bathers of the 1920s, the raging bulls and dreaming nudes of the 1930s, and the rakish cavaliers and musketeers of his final years—are amply represented by works ranging in date from a dashing self-portrait of 1900 (Self-Portrait "Yo") to the fanciful Standing Nude and Seated Musketeer painted nearly seventy years later.