Detail of Pablo Picasso, Bacchanal with Kid Goat and Onlooker, 1959, linocut proof © 2023 Estate of Pablo Picasso / Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York

Picasso: Fifty Years Later

Sep 9th–Jan 8th 2024

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Educators: Arrange a group and school tour today for this fall show.

As highlighted by NBC5 Chicago, the Chicago Tribune, Daily Herald, Colossal, and Elmhurst TV, the museum is hosting an exhibition as part of the worldwide exhibitions marking the 50th Anniversary of Pablo Picasso's death. With nearly 25 works by Picasso across multiple galleries, the show pays tribute to the famed Modern artist's lasting influence and legacy.

The three-part exhibition includes an introduction with works by Picasso and his contemporaries such as Alexander Archipenko, Wifredo Lam, Fernand Léger, and Joan Miró; a gallery dedicated to the demanding process of Picasso’s printmaking; and a presentation of contemporary figurative artists today. The exhibition features loans from two private collections and works by artists Laura Berger, Liz Flores, Richard Hull, Leasho Johnson, and José Lerma.

Part of a national tour & global tribute: Following its debut at the Elmhurst Art Museum, Picasso and the Progressive Proof: Linocut Prints from a Private Collection will travel to the Oklahoma City Museum of Art (August 2024) and Hilliard Art Museum at the University of Louisiana at Lafayette (February 2025), and Vero Beach Museum of Art (October 2025). The exhibition is accompanied by a 92 page, full-color, hardcover catalogue by Townsend and published by Skira Editore, Milan.

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Pablo Picasso, Bacchanal with Kid Goat and Onlooker, 1959, linocut proof © 2023 Estate of Pablo Picasso / Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York

Co-curated by John McKinnon and Richard P. Townsend
Picasso and the Progressive Proof: Linocut Prints from a Private Collection is organized by Townsend Art Advisory LLC.

Presenting Sponsor: Wintrust Bank
Additional sponsorship by Anonymous, Sally J. and Raymond J. Allen, Marcia Goltermann, Gigi and James Owens, Tony & Mary Ann Pasquinelli Foundation, Gary Metzner & Scott Johnson, Discover DuPage, the Illinois Office of Tourism, Lakeside Bank, and Robert D. Kleinschmidt. This program is partially supported by a grant from the Illinois Arts Council Agency. And supported in part by a grant from the League of Chicago Theatres and ComEd.

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