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Art and Music Seminar: Picasso and Chicago—100 Years

March 18, 2013
Symphony Center
$30 per person

To celebrate the special 100-year history of Picasso and Chicago, Stephanie D’Alessandro, Gary C. and Frances Comer Curator of Modern Art, will discuss the Art Institute’s collection and chronicle the storied moments of overlap of the artist and our city that have contributed to the vibrant interest in Picasso still today.

Gerard McBurney, the CSO’s Artistic Programming Advisor and Creative Director of Beyond the Score, introduces a program of miniatures by Igor Stravinsky, a friend and contemporary of Picasso. These intimate pieces, arranged for various ensembles, combinations or sometimes just one solo instrument, in many ways plot the story of the Russian composer’s life.

To purchase tickets, visit or call (312) 294-3000.

An optional lunch at the Art Institute of Chicago can be purchased for $30. Please call (312) 443-3629 for lunch registration.

Sponsored by the Community Associates.

Pablo Picasso. The Old Guitarist, late 1903–early 1904. Helen Birch Bartlett Memorial Collection. © 2013 Estate of Pablo Picasso / Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York.