Join the Loveland Museum as we explore Picasso’s mastery of the print medium with two exhibits that celebrate the artist’s extraordinary and varied interpretation of the human face and the critical role his models played in his art and his life.
Picasso: Visage and Posing for Picasso will open to the public on September 2, 2017, and remain on view in the Main Gallery exhibition space until November 26, 2017. The exhibition contains 50 works and is on loan from a private collection, Spaightwood Galleries in Upton, Massachusetts and from John Szoke Gallery in New York.
Picasso: Visage – this exhibit will include 35 print originals and is an exploration not only of Picasso’s expertise over a wide variety of print media, but a continuation of questions posed by the artist himself, “are we to paint what’s on the face, what’s inside the face, or what’s behind it?”
Posing for Picasso – the unfolding drama of Pablo Picasso’s life often made its way into his compositions, and at times, directed his artistic experimentation. This exhibit reveals the extent to which Picasso’s models were integrated into his artistic journey and the importance of his studio as a creative theme.
A private members-only exhibit celebration will take place on Thursday, August 31 from 7 – 9 pm.
Other events related to Picasso: Visage and Posing for Picasso
Surviving Picasso – film, Friday, September 8, 6 pm – Foote Gallery/Auditorium (Free)
This passionate Merchant-Ivory drama tells the story of Francoise Gilot, the only lover of Pablo Picasso who was strong enough to withstand his ferocious cruelty and move on with her life. Starring Anthony Hopkins and Natascha McElhone. Biography, Drama, Romance. Directed by James Ivory. RATED R (No one under 18 will be admitted.) Distributed by Imdb.
Midnight in Paris – film, Thursday, October 5, 5 pm – Foote Gallery/Auditorium (Free)
While on a trip to Paris with his fiancee’s family, a nostalgic writer finds himself mysteriously going back to the 1920’s everyday at midnight. Starring Owen Wilson and Rachel McAdams. Academy Award for Best Original Screenplay. Comedy, Fantasy, Romance. Directed by Woody Allen. RATED PG-13 (No one under 13 will be admitted.) Distributed by Imdb.
Picasso Panel, Friday, November 3, 6 pm – Loveland Museum – Foote Gallery
Free event – Join in a panel discussion about the genius of Pablo Picasso, his continued influence on artistic theory and the cult of the artist, and his controversial stature in the history of art.
Dr. Robert Baller, Art Collector
Lynn Boland, PhD, Director and Chief Curator, Gregory Allicar Museum of Art, Colorado State University
Jennie Kiessling, Lead Faculty, Department of Creative Arts, Design and Humanities, Front Range Community College
Dr. Andrew Svedlow, PhD, Professor of Art History, University of Northern Colorado
Picasso, Jazz, and Cocktails, Friday, November 10, 6-8 pm
An event to captivate all the senses! Enjoy this special Night on the Town event while viewing the Picasso: Visage exhibition as you listen to the melodies of live jazz music and sip on cocktails.
Exhibit Tour, Wednesday, November 15, 1 pm
Free event – tour the exhibit with Dr. Andrew Svedlow, professor, University of Northern Colorado. Reservations are not required but space is limited.