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Symposium: Picasso and Chicago

April 19, 2013
Fullerton Hall
Free with museum admission

Picasso and Chicago celebrates the special hundred-year relationship of Pablo Picasso and the city of Chicago and the storied moments of overlap between the preeminent artist's career and the growth of modern art in the city. This symposium will focus on three of the most significant moments in this intertwined history: the first time Picasso's work was on view at an American museum when the Art Institute hosted the Armory Show in 1913; Picasso's first American solo exhibition outside a gallery held in 1923 at the Arts Club of Chicago; and the artist's first monumental sculpture, the 1967 Chicago Picasso in Daley Plaza. The event is held in conjunction with the exhibition Picasso and Chicago, on view through May 12.


MORNING SESSION: 10:30-12:30
Michael FitzGerald, Trinity College
"The Armory Show and After"

Janine Mileaf, Arts Club of Chicago
"Hosting Picasso: The Arts Club of Chicago in 1923"

LUNCH BREAK: 12:30-1:30

Diana Widmaier Picasso, art historian
"Pablo Picasso and Monumental Sculpture: Chicago (1963-1967), a Case Study"

This program has reached capacity and is no longer accepting registrations. Registration is required for this program.

Pablo Picasso. Maquette for Richard J. Daley Center Monument, 1965. Gift of Pablo Picasso. © 2013 Estate of Pablo Picasso / Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York.