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See the Work That Inspired Picasso at the Nelson-Atkins Museum

Make sure you experience the groundbreaking exhibition, Through the Eyes of Picasso, now on display at the Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art! This intimate showcase explores Pablo Picasso’s life-long fascination with African and Oceanic art, uniting his paintings and sculpture with art that had a seminal impact on his own creative exploration. Many works in the exhibition are on view in America for the first time, making it a special display that you don’t want to miss!

An avid collector of non-western art, Picasso’s worldview was fundamentally altered from his initial encounter with African art in 1907. They were a constant source of his artistic exploration and inspiration, which manifested itself in the reinvention of his work throughout his career. This exhibit traces the connections between these influences and Picasso’s defining style that radically transformed modern art.

The exhibition features 170 works of art, including more than 60 paintings, sculptures, and ceramics by Picasso alongside more than 20 works of African and Oceanic art that were part of his personal collection – pieces that he collected, lived with, and kept with him in his studios. Through the Eyes of Picasso also will showcase the works of art – African, Oceanic, and American – that transformed his artistic vision when he encountered them at the Musée d’ Ethnographie du Trocadéro during the early part of the 20th century. For Picasso, the power of these masks and sculptures was in the artists’ exploration of line, abstraction of the human body, and its constant transformation. Come see how monumental these influences were on one of the most iconic artists in history at this incredible show at the Nelson-Akins Museum!

Step outside of our welcoming and comfortable community at Domain City Center Apartments in Lenexa, Kansas for the day! This event is coming to town on Monday, and it promises to be a wonderful time!

Event Time/Date:
Monday, March 19, 2018—10:00 AM

Event Venue Location:
The Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art
4525 Oak Street
Kansas City, Missouri 64111

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