Chicago to commemorate 100 years of Picasso

January 30, 2013 by  

In 1913, the Art Institute of Chicago was the first museum in the United States to feature the work of Spanish artist Pablo Picasso. To celebrate, the Institute is presenting the exhibit ‘Picasso and Chicago’ as of this February.

The exhibit will feature over 250 paintings, prints, drawings, ceramics, and sculptures by the artist. The works of art to be featured were collected from private collections throughout Chicago and from the Art Institute’s collection. Some of the works which will be features include ‘Mother and Child’, ‘Woman Washing her Feet’ and ‘The Frugal Meal’.

In addition to the exhibit there will be several related lectures for members and the general public, film screenings, and gallery talks. One notable lecture will be ‘Picasso not in America’, by Adam Gopnik of the New York Times.

This exhibits dedicated to one of the world’s most famous artists are sure to attract visitors from across Chicago and areas like nearby Lansing. Exhibit organizers will likely be working with print companies to advertise this upcoming event to the community.

Picasso and Chicago will take place at the Art Institute of Chicago’s Regenstein Hall from February 20 to May 12. Admission to the gallery is $23 for adults, $20 for Illinois residents, and $17 for seniors and students and $14 for Illinois residents. There will be a member preview from February 16 – 19, for which member admission is free. Gopnik’s lecture will take place on February 21 from 6:00 pm – 7:00 pm.