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Sunday, October 16, 10:15 – 11am


Picasso's Composition: The Peasants (1906) in the Main Gallery

Free; registration required.

About the Talk

Each month, members of our Adult Education team present their ongoing research on the collection to members. These talks are a great way to learn more about your favorite artists in the collection. 

Today, Barnes instructor Michael Williamson explores Picasso and cubism. Picasso, along with fellow artist Georges Braque, is credited with inventing the cubist style while working in Paris in the early part of the 20th century. This was the beginning of radical modernism; a way of seeing that strove to reinvent the world of European art. See how the roots of cubism can be traced to the masks and freestanding sculpture of West Africa and learn more about Picasso's inventive style and how cubism has had a lasting influence on the arts in literature, dance, and music in the 20th and 21st centuries.

This talk takes place on-site and will begin in the first floor classroom in the Collection Gallery.