For your winter dose of art and culture, visit NGV this June and marvel at the world-premiere exhibition, The Picasso Century. This extraordinary exhibition will chart the career of Pablo Picasso, alongside the work of many artists, poets and intellectuals of his time. See over 70 of his famous works, as well as over 100 pieces by his contemporaries, including Salvador Dali, Guillaume Apollinaire, Georges Braque, Alberto Giacometti, Françoise Gilot, Valentine Hugo, Marie Laurencin, Dora Maar, André Masson, Henri Matisse, Dorothea Tanning and Gertrude Stein. The Picasso Century will open at NGV International on Friday June 10.
The Picasso Century at NGV
This exhibition was exclusively developed for the NGV by the Centre Pompidou and the Musée national Picasso-Paris. During the exhibition, you’ll journey through periods of Picasso’s art and career. Explore Cubism, Surrealism and the Blue Period, and connect his creations to the world around him. You’ll discover pieces by artists rarely exhibited in Australia, including Natalia Goncharova, Julio González and Wifredo Lam.
“Through more than 170 works of art, audiences will come to appreciate the many ways in which Picasso influenced – and was influenced by – the artistic community that surrounded him,” said NGV Director Tony Ellwood.
These works were drawn from premier French national collections, as well as the NGV Collection.
“Picasso reunited at last with Australia and his fellow accomplices and travellers,” said President of the Centre Pompidou, Paris, Laurent Le Bon. “I am delighted with this collaboration between two French institutions and the National Gallery of Victoria.”
This exhibition will be part of the Melbourne Winter Masterpieces series, which has brought major international art exhibitions to Melbourne since 2004. Previous NGV Winter Masterpieces exhibitions include Van Gogh and the Seasons in 2017, and Salvador Dali: Liquid Desire in 2009.