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Toronto Meets Picasso – A Once-in-a-lifetime Opportunity

April 27th, 2012

Pablo Picasso, "The Race", 1922
Photo credit: Pablo Picasso, “Two women running on the beach (The Race)”, 1922
© Picasso Estate / SODRAC (2011)

Marking the only Canadian stop on its world tour, the highly anticipated exhibition Picasso: Masterpieces from the Musée National Picasso, Paris opens at the Art Gallery of Ontario (AGO) on May 1, 2012.

Exhibited chronologically and covering virtually every phase of the modern master’s unceasingly radical and diverse career, Picasso: Masterpieces from the Musée National Picasso, Paris features 147 of the works he kept for himself and his family, dubbing the term “Picasso’s Picassos”:

  • The Death of Casagemas (1901), one of the first works he created in Paris;
  • a landmark African-inspired artwork that led to the advent of Cubism, including studies for the masterpiece The Young Ladies of Avignon (1907) and Three Figures Beneath a Tree (1907-08);
  • a series of sculptures created during the Second World War, including Bull’s Head (1942) and two bronzes, Death’s Head (1943) and The Goat (1950);
  • The Matador (1970), the famous self-portrait painted three years before his death.

An exhibition for all ages, Picasso: Masterpieces from the Musée National Picasso, Paris features a special audio tour created just for children.

Timed-entry tickets can be booked online by visiting the AGO online.

The Toronto Marriott Bloor Yorkville Hotel, which is an Official Hotel Partner, will be offering Picasso packages.

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