Wednesday, June 14
The Brooklyn Museum
200 Eastern Pkwy, NYC
Join the AFA for a special, curator-led tour of the Brooklyn Museum’s latest Picasso exhibition, led by the exhibition’s co-curators: Catherine Morris, Sackler Senior Curator for the Elizabeth A. Sackler Center for Feminist Art and Lisa Small, Senior Curator, European Art.
The exhibition examines the complicated legacy of Pablo Picasso (1881-1973) through a critical, contemporary, and feminist lens, while also acknowledging his work’s transformative power and lasting influence.
Comprised of almost one hundred works, this show places pieces by Picasso alongside works by twentieth and twenty-first century women artists such as Cecily Brown, Renee Cox, Käthe Kollwitz, Dindga McCannon, Ana Mendieta, Marilyn Minter, Kiki Smith, May Stevens, and Mickalene Thomas. The exhibition is organized with Australian comedian Hannah Gadsby, whose groundbreaking 2018 comedy special Nanette called out the inexcusable behavior of some of art history’s most towering figures, Picasso in particular. Highlighting Gadsby’s voice alongside those of many of the included artists, the exhibition reckons with complex questions around misogyny, creativity, the art-historical canon, and “genius.”
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