February 7, 2017
For years, Picasso’s deep engagement with African culture in his iconic Les Demoiselles d’Avignon
(1907) was often played down, to avoid any potential embarrassment that one of the more influential works of the western canon, created by the 20th-century's most famous innovators, had its key sources outside Europe. In this talk, Suzanne Blier will reintegrate Africa and Picasso’s other key sources back into the history of this revolutionary work.
Ellison Lecture, Watson Fine Arts, 6:00 p.m. More »