Sneak Peek: Barnes's Picasso Exhibit

Sneak Peek: Barnes's Picasso Exhibit

Philadelphia Business Journal
February 17, 2016
By Kenneth Hilario

The Barnes Foundation will debut its anticipated Picasso exhibit on Sunday, but a few members of the press—and Picasso's grandson Bernard Ruiz-Picasso—got a sneak peek. (See photo gallery.)

The Barnes, in partnership with the Columbus Museum of Art, will premiere its Picasso: The Great War, Experimentation and Change exhibit on Feb. 21 through May 9. After that date, it will move to the Columbus Museum of Art in June.

The exhibit was curated by Simonetta Fraquelli, an independent curator and specialist in early 20th-century European art.

Inspired by the Columbus Museum of Art's Picasso Still Life with Compote and Glassand the Barnes's Picasso collection, the exhibit examines “dramatic fluctuations” in Picasso's style during the period around World Word I, from 1912 to 1924.

Beyond paintings and drawings, the exhibit also includes photographs and four costumes Picasso designed for the ballet Parade, which premiered in Paris in 1917.

Martha Lucy is the managing curator for the exhibit at the Barnes. David Stark is the managing curator at the Columbus Museum of Art.