In 1913, the Art Institute of Chicago was the first art museum in the U.S. to present the work of Pablo Picasso—and, beginning today, the museum will celebrate the special 100-year relationship between Picasso and Chicago by bringing together over 250 examples of the artist’s paintings, sculpture, prints, drawings, and ceramics from private collections in the city as part of the Picasso and Chicago exhibit.
This is also the first large-scale Picasso exhibition organized by the museum in almost 30 years.
The Picasso and Chicago exhibition not only charts the full gamut of Picasso’s artistic career but chronicles the growth of Chicago as a place for modern art and the moments of overlap that have contributed to the vibrant interest in Picasso from 1913 to today.
Rounding out the celebration, there are special installations throughout the galleries as well as a host of exceptional programming. Details on each may be found here.
Picasso and Chicago runs thought Sunday, May 12, 2013 in the Regenstein Hall.