There is a rare opportunity to see the works of one of the true giants of modern art, Pablo Picasso, at the Art Institute of Chicago. There are over 250 of his paintings, sculptures, drawings, ceramics and prints on display. In 1913 the Art Institute of Chicago became the first U.S. museum to display one of Picasso’s works. The museum has over the years, acquired an impressive collection of his works. The exhibit is a celebration not only of the artist himself but of the museum’s extraordinary vision in its collection and promotion of this master of 20th century art.
Picasso is famous as a founder of the Cubist Movement and most people only associate him with his Cubist works. The Picasso Sculpture in Daley Plaza, familiar to so many people, is a classic example of his cubist sculptures, and is an iconic symbol of the city. He however worked in a variety of styles and mediums and this show is a chance to see the range and versatility of his art.
The Picasso exhibit is free with a paid admission to the museum.