Date - May 9, 2019
Jacob Burns Film Center
364 Manville Road
Pleasantville, NY, 10570
Join me for Young Picasso, one of Jacob Burns Film Center’s film offerings during their FrameWorks: Art on Film series in early May. A Q&A will be part of the evening, with Jim Coddington, the former Agnus Gund Chief Conservator at the Museum of Modern Art, where he was part of the team that restored Picasso’s Les Demoiselles d’Avignon.
From the website: burnsfilmcenter.org
From EXHIBITION ON SCREEN
How did a provincial Spanish boy, rumored to draw before he could speak, become one of the greatest artists of the 20th century? In this absorbing look at the people and places that informed the young Picasso’s genius, you’ll visit his Málaga birthplace, Barcelona, and Madrid, where, as a boy, he first saw Velázquez, Goya, and El Greco in the Prado Museum. We then follow the 19-year-old to the Montmartre and Moulin Rouge of 1900s bohemian Paris, where he encounters Toulouse-Lautrec and other painters and sees the art of earlier masters and the African sculpture that would soon inspire his Cubist masterpiece Les Demoiselles d’Avignon. Interviews with historians, curators, and the artist’s grandson help fill out a vivid portrait.
Tickets: $12 (members), $17 (nonmembers): purchase online
Members are invited to join me for dinner at a nearby restaurant before the film, around 6pm. If interested, RSVP to Laura by Tuesday, May 7.
Jacob Burns Film Center, 364 Manville Road, Pleasantville, NY