Just as the Philadelphia Museum of Art set to close its showcase of in-house Picassos in Picasso and the Avant-Garde in Paris, The Metropolitan Museum of Art revved up their exhibition machinery to present their in-house collection of the great artist— Picasso in The Metropolitan Museum of Art. Thus, the spring of Pablo continues into a summer of Pablo for those who live in the Tri-State Area. The story of these exhibitions is as much the story of the museums themselves as it is of the artist. Walking through Picasso in The Metropolitan Museum of Art gives you a tour of how that great survey museum of the past adapted to embrace the great master of the twentieth century. Please come over to Picture This at Big Think to read more of "Showing Off."
[Image: Pablo Picasso, The Dreamer, 1932. Oil on canvas. 39 7/8 x 36 3/4 in. (101.3 x 93.3 cm). The Metropolitan Museum of Art, The Mr. and Mrs. Klaus G. Perls Collection, 1997 (1997.149.4).]
[Many thanks to The Metropolitan Museum of Art for providing me with the image above and press materials for Picasso in The Metropolitan Museum of Art, which runs through August 1, 2010.]