Picasso Black and White On View at the Guggenheim Through January 23



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Picasso Black and White
Through January 23, 2013
Picasso Black and White marks the first major exhibition to focus on the recurrent motif of black and white throughout Pablo Picasso’s career. Featuring 118 paintings, sculptures, and works on paper from 1904 to 1971, the exhibition offers new and striking insights into the artist’s vision and working methods. While Picasso’s work is often seen through the lens of his diverse styles and subjects, the recurrent motif of black, white, and gray is frequently overlooked. The exhibition presents a unique and illuminating perspective on this lesser-known but fascinating aspect of his formidable body of work. For more information, download the press kit at guggenheim.org/presskits.

Monographic Motifs: One Artist, One Theme, 1900–1971

Tuesday, January 22, 2 pm
Building on the same methodological approach as the exhibition Picasso Black and White, this series of presentations by emerging scholars gathers together parallel modernist explorations of a particular formal or thematic element in the work of Picasso’s contemporaries and other artists whose careers have spanned the 20th century. Richard Shiff, Effie Marie Cain Regents Chair in Art, The University of Texas at Austin, presents the keynote lecture, “De Kooning: The Kick, The Twist, The Woman, The Rowboat.”

The symposium concludes with “Picasso: A Conversation” (rescheduled from November 2), in which Carmen Giménez, Stephen and Nan Swid Curator of Twentieth-Century Art, Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum, and curator of Picasso Black and White, engages in conversation about the Spanish master and his lifelong exploration of a black-and-white palette with art historian Diana Widmaier Picasso, co-curator of Picasso and Marie-Thérèse L’Amour fou (Gagosian Gallery, New York, 2011) and granddaughter of the artist, and Gary Tinterow, Director of the Museum of Fine Arts, Houston, as well as curator and author of notable Picasso exhibitions and publications.

$10, $7 members, free for students with a valid ID and advance registration. For tickets, a detailed schedule, and a list of speakers, visit guggenheim.org/publicprograms.

The museum is open on Sundays and Mondays, from 10 am until 8 pm, through January 23. During the late evenings, the museum store is open until 8:30 pm, and both Cafe 3 and the Wright restaurant, serving a full bar and snack menu, are open until 7 pm.

This exhibition is sponsored by Bank of America. Major support is provided by the Picasso Black and White Leadership Committee: Christina and Robert C. Baker, Chairs; Acquavella Galleries; The Aaron I. Fleischman Foundation ; Gagosian Gallery; J. Ira and Nicki Harris Foundation; The Lauder Foundation—Leonard and Evelyn Lauder Fund; Phyllis and William Mack; Nancy C. and Richard R. Rogers; Stephen and Nan Swid; and Patricia and George Weiss. Additional support is provided by the National Endowment for the Arts, the Blanche and Irving Laurie Foundation, and the Juliet Lea Hillman Simonds Foundation. This exhibition is supported by an indemnity from the Federal Council on the Arts and the Humanities.

Admission: Adults $22, students/seniors (65+) $18, members and children under 12 free. Admission includes an audio tour of Picasso Black and White in English or Spanish and an audio tour with highlights of the Guggenheim’s permanent collection and building available in English, French, German, Italian, and Spanish.

Museum Hours: Unless noted above, Sunday–Wednesday, 10 am–5:45 pm; Friday, 10 am–5:45 pm; Saturday, 10 am–7:45 pm; closed Thursday. On Saturdays, beginning at 5:45 pm, the museum hosts Pay What You Wish. Extended hours from 10 am–8 pm will be offered on Sundays and Mondays through January 23. For general information call 212 423 3500 or visit the museum online at:


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January 7, 2013

Samantha Weiss, Media and Public Relations Associate
Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum
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Installation view: Picasso Black and White, Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum, New York, October 5, 2012-January 23, 2013. Photo: David Heald © 2013 Solomon R. Guggenheim Foundation

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