Picasso Black and White
Final Programs

Picasso Black and White
Final Programs

Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum

Pablo Picasso, The Maids of Honor (Las Meninas, after Velázquez) (Les Ménines, vue d’ensemble, d’après Velázquez), 1957. Oil on canvas, 194 x 260 cm. Museu Picasso, Barcelona, Gift of the artist, 1968. © 2013 Estate of Pablo Picasso/Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York. Photo: Gassull Fotografia.
January 3, 2013
Picasso Black and White Final Programs

Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum
Fifth Avenue at 89th Street
New York City


During the final weeks of the exhibition Picasso Black and White, on view until January 23, 2013, join us at the Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum for an evening lecture and a day-long symposium—including a keynote presentation and culminating conversation—both of which explore and expand upon the themes of the exhibition. All programs are followed by a reception and an exhibition viewing of Picasso Black and White.

Lecture: Picasso’s Variations on the Masters in Black and White
Tuesday, January 8, 6:30pm
Susan Galassi, Senior Curator, The Frick Collection

Throughout his life, especially during his final years, Picasso sustained a dialogue with works by masters of the past that had long haunted him, explored through paint, pencil, and prints. Noted scholar Susan Galassi examines the particular qualities that Picasso brings to his analyses of masterpieces—including paintings inspired by Diego de Velázquez’s Las meninas (ca. 1656) and Eugene Delacroix’s Women of Algiers (1834), both on view in the exhibition Picasso Black and White. Within this lecture Galassi will explore his limited black-and-white palette and the often abrupt jumps the artist made between the use of black and white and brilliant color evident in his numerous series.

For tickets visit guggenheim.org/publicprograms or call the Box Office at 212 423 3587. A limited number of free student tickets are available with valid ID and advance registration.

Symposium: Monographic Motifs: One Artist, One Theme, 1900–1970
Tuesday, January 22, 2pm

Presentations by Emerging Scholars
Building on the same methodological approach as the exhibition Picasso Black and White, this series of presentations by emerging scholars gathers together parallel modernist explorations of a particular formal or thematic element in the work of Picasso’s contemporaries and other artists whose careers have spanned the 20th century:

“Le Corbusier’s Fantastic Femmes
Genevieve Hendricks, Institute of Fine Arts, New York University

“From Mosaics to ‘Magic’: Henri Laurens’s Red-Ochre Drawings”
Anna Ferrari, Pembroke College, University of Cambridge

“Antonio Saura and the Crucifixion: Facing Picasso in Black-and-White”
Fernando Herrero-Matoses, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

“Prunella Clough’s Cold War Cartographies”
Catherine Spencer, University of York

With responses by Kenneth Silver, Professor of Modern Art, New York University, and Anne Umland, the Blanchette Hooker Rockefeller Curator of Painting and Sculpture, Museum of Modern Art

Keynote Lecture, 5:20pm
“De Kooning: The Kick, The Twist, The Woman, The Rowboat”
Richard Shiff, Effie Marie Cain Regents Chair in Art, the University of Texas at Austin

In his keynote lecture, Richard Shiff will discuss how, among the artists involved with the New York school, Willem de Kooning was unusual in being primarily a painter of the human figure, who had no commitment to abstract art. The artist seems to have rendered the figure by imagining another person’s body within his own; in the process, the painter, a man, sometimes identified with a woman’s body. This lecture will explore the techniques that de Kooning developed to suit his specific interests.

Conversation, 7pm
“Picasso: A Conversation” (rescheduled from November 2)
Carmen Giménez, Diana Widmaier Picasso, and Gary Tinterow

The symposium concludes with “Picasso: A Conversation,” in which Carmen Giménez, Stephen and Nan Swid Curator of Twentieth-Century Art, Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum, and curator of Picasso Black and White, engages in conversation about the Spanish master and his lifelong exploration of a black-and-white palette with art historian Diana Widmaier Picasso, co-curator of Picasso and Marie-Thérèse L’Amour fou (Gagosian Gallery, New York, 2011) and granddaughter of the artist, and Gary Tinterow, Director of the Museum of Fine Arts, Houston, as well as curator and author of notable Picasso exhibitions and publications.
For more information and tickets visit guggenheim.org/motifs or call the Box Office at 212 423 3587. A limited number of FREE student tickets are available with valid ID and advance registration.

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January 3, 2013

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