Picasso Exhibit Debuts at the Barnes Foundation: Philly gets a taste of the avant-garde

Picasso Exhibit Debuts at the Barnes Foundation: Philly gets a taste of the avant-garde

PhillyVoice.com
February 16, 2016
By Sinead Cummings

The Barnes Foundation, partnering with the Columbus Museum of Art in Ohio, will debut the exhibit Picasso: The Great War, Experimentation and Change on Sunday, Feb. 21. The art will be on display until May 9, where guests will have a chance to examine the dramatic fluctuations in famed artist Pablo Picasso’s style up-close. The artwork is from the period surrounding the First World War, roughly 1912 to 1924.

The exhibit brings together around 50 works by Picasso from major American and European museums and private collections, including paintings, drawings, watercolors and costumes designed for the avant-garde ballet Parade.

For those that want a first look at the new exhibit, there will be an opening party at the Barnes Foundation the night before the premiere on Saturday, Feb. 20 from 6 pm to 9 pm Tickets are $20–$25 and include collection and exhibition access. Cocktails and light fare will be available for purchase at the party.

There will also be a series of events scheduled around Picasso's collection through May.