Major Picasso Exhibition Heading To Nashville, USA

Major Picasso Exhibition Heading To Nashville, USAA major exhibition of Pablo Picasso’s art is heading to the USA next year. The exhibition is being organized in partnership with Musée National Picasso-Paris and will make its sole US appearance at the Frist Art Museum in Nashville, TN in celebration of the institution’s 20th anniversary.

‘Picasso. Figures’ at the Frist Art Museum

Nashville is world-renowned as a city of music. However, the city is also full of culture and art. Visitors to Nashville between February and May next year will be privileged to see the art of the iconic Spanish painter, Pablo Picasso.

Titled, “Picasso. Figures,” the exhibition is being staged in collaboration between the Musée National-Picasso in Paris, home of the world’s largest public collection of Picasso’s work, and the Frist Art Museum in Nashville.

This landmark exhibition will be held in the Frist’s Ingram Gallery from February 5 to May 2, 2021. This will kick-start the Nashville museum’s 20th anniversary. It will also be the exhibition’s only US appearance in 2021. When leaving Nashville, the exhibition will head to the Musée National des Beaux-Arts du Québec in Canada in June 2021.

Major Picasso Exhibition Heading To Nashville, USA

Frist Art Museum

Frist Art Museum director and CEO Susan H. Edwards said, “The selection of the Frist in Nashville as the only US venue for this show is a wonderful testament to our city’s growing national and international stature as a cultural destination.”

Edwards said the museum is delighted to work with the Musée National Picasso-Paris, “the home of the largest and most comprehensive public collection of works by the iconic artist.”

“Through the extraordinary generosity and support of our community for almost 20 years now, we have been able to deliver on our mission to present world-class exhibitions in Nashville. For many years, we have been looking for a Picasso show of this caliber, and we are thrilled that during our 20th anniversary we will be able to share this astonishing collection with our city and everyone who will travel to see it.”

Highlights of the exhibition

Highlights of the “Picasso. Figures” exhibition will include masterpieces from the artist’s various styles and periods, including more intimate works that give fresh insights into Picasso’s innovative practice.

Masterpieces such as “Mother and Child,” “Portrait of Dora Maar” and “The Bathers” will be on display. However, overall the exhibition will feature around 75 paintings, as well as sculptures borrowed from Paris that highlight Picasso’s fascination with the human figure, as well as works on paper.

Mark Scala, chief curator for the Frist Art Museum, said, “Viewers will see how, as Picasso continuously deconstructed and then remade the body, he was also recasting the history of figuration as a combination of his own psychological view of humanity and observations about the disruptive nature of life in the 20th century.”

Further exhibitions at the Frist Art Museum

Following the “Picasso. Figures” exhibition, the Frist Art Museum is set to host a number of exhibitions, including Kara Walker, Charles Rennie Mackintosh, American Art Deco and Medieval Bologna as part of its blockbuster 20thanniversary celebrations.

Tickets went on sale on January 18, with prices as yet to be confirmed. Read more about the iconic exhibition on the Frist Art Museum’s official website.

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