Make it a Picasso Summer

Make it a Picasso summer and experience Picasso: The Great War, Experimentation and Change with these special Picasso-related events. Many of the events are free for members.


Wednesdays @ 2: Picasso and the Great War: An Overview
June 22, 2016 at 2:00 PM

Join David Stark, chief curator, for an orientation lecture on the exhibition Picasso: The Great War, Experimentation and Change. Stark will explore the varied art in the exhibition: paintings and drawings by Picasso—from bold abstractions to exquisitely realistic portrait drawings—photographs showing the artist and his friends, and costumes designed for the avant-garde ballet, Parade. This program is $20 for nonmembers (includes general admission) and FREE for members.   Register here.


Wednesdays @ 2: Picasso and Ceramics: An Overview
June 29, 2016 at 2:00 PM

Chief Curator David Stark will discuss the ceramics on view in Picasso: 25 Years of Edition Ceramics in the context of Picasso’s art during his later years. Between the wars, the dream-like imagery of Surrealism influenced many of Picasso’s works, including one of his best-known canvases, Guernica (1937), now in Madrid. Decades later, in his 80s, he designed his masterpiece of public sculpture in America, popularly known as Chicago Picasso. Discover the many facets of a celebrated artist at the height of his powers. This program is $20 for nonmembers (includes general admission) and FREE for members. Register here.

Open Studio
Every Saturday in July, 1:00 – 3:00 PM

Create your own wearable art based on costumes in the Picasso exhibition during Open Studio. Visitors of all ages are welcome to drop into CMA’s Center for Creativity Studio to explore ideas, solve creative challenges, and collaborate with friends or family. This program is free with admission, no registration requested.


A Picasso Performance
July 7, 6:00 – 9:00 PM

Portable Theater presents the play, “A Picasso” in Cardinal Health Auditorium. This riveting drama by Ohio native Jeffrey Hatcher is set in 1941 Paris during the German occupation.  While leaving his favorite cafe, Pablo Picasso is picked up by two mysterious men in trench coats and taken to an unknown destination where he awaits his Nazi interrogator. Is his life in danger? Tickets are $25 for nonmembers and $20 for members, and include a tour of the exhibition, the performance, and a talk back with the cast and Chief Curator David Stark. Register here.


SOLDOUT: Bastille Day Tour
July 14, 2:00 PM

Célébrez le quatroze juillet au Columbus Museum of Art! Nous organiserons une visite guidée en français de l’exposition Picasso: The Great War, Experimentation and Change. This drop-in program entirely in French is included with general admission, free for members; however, space is limited so you may reserve your spot by calling 614.629.0359.


Coffee with the Curator
July 16, 3:00 – 4:00 PM

Join Chief Curator David Stark as he discusses the ever-changing works of Pablo Picasso and delves deeper into the paintings, drawings, and costumes on display in Picasso: The Great War, Experimentation and Change. Coffee with the Curator is a unique program offered as a benefit to CMA members that give at the Supporter Level ($250) and above. If you are interested in attending or upgrading your membership, please call 614.629.0344.


Wednesdays@2: Fashion and the Great War
July 20, 2:00 PM

Join Sara Hume, Curator of the Kent State University Museum, for a presentation on fashion and the Great War. The Great War ushered in tremendous upheaval that was reflected not only in the work of artists like Picasso, but also in the aesthetics of daily life, particularly in clothing and accessories. This talk will present images of actual garments to illustrate how technological, political and social change led to a dramatic transformation of fashion. Cost of the program is $20 for nonmembers (includes general admission) and $5 for members. Register here.


SOLDOUT: Art of Cuisine
July 22, 7:00 PM

Join us for a dinner party celebrating the exhibition. Guests enjoy a tasting menu paired with anecdotes about the legendary artist followed by a private tour of the exhibition. Cash bar with creative cocktails available. Space is limited. Tickets $100 for nonmembers and $95 for members. Tickets here. Please call 614.629.0328 for details.


Wednesdays@2: World War I and Picasso
July 27, 2:00 PM

Join Mark Gingerich, the James S. Britton Professor of European History & Chair, Department of History at Ohio Wesleyan University, for a lecture about the history of the Great War. Dr. Gingerich will provide historical background on World War I, the focus of the Picasso exhibition, with emphasis on the war’s origins and its global impact, especially on the countries of Europe. Cost of the program is $20 for nonmembers (includes general admission) and $5 for members. Register here.


Wednesdays@2: Picasso and the Jazz Age
August 17, 2:00 PM

Join members of the Jazz Arts Group and their Director of Education Zach Compston for an exciting program that traces the timeline of musical, cultural, and technological advances that would lead to the dawn of the jazz age. Cost of the program is $20 for nonmembers (includes general admission) and $5 for members. Register here.


Picasso and the Classical, Again
September 8, 6:00 PM

Join Professor and Department Chair, History of Art, The Ohio State University Lisa Florman for Picasso and the Classical, Again. Dr. Florman, a Picasso scholar, will discuss the artist’s interest in classical art during the period covered by Picasso: The Great War, Experimentation and Change, as well as in the years leading up to World War II. This program is free with admission, but please reserve your seat by calling 614.629.0359 or register here.


Picasso Tours
Also be sure to check the calendar for Picasso tours.

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