5/18/2023 12:00:00 AM
CINCINNATI — May 18, 2023 — The Cincinnati Art Museum will offer free admission to Picasso Landscapes: Out of Bounds during the ticketed exhibition’s opening weekend, Friday, June 23–Sunday, June 25. The free opening weekend–and free access to the exhibition every Thursday evening–are made possible by presenting sponsor Duke Energy.
Though there’s no admission charge, visitors will need to register in advance for a timed ticket for opening weekend.
Picasso Landscapes: Out of Bounds features paintings and sculptures by the iconic artist from some 25 public and private collections across the United States and Europe. This exhibition is organized by the American Federation of Arts with guest curator Laurence Madeline and the exceptional support of the Musée national Picasso-Paris. It will be on view through October 15.
Amy Spiller, president of Duke Energy Ohio and Kentucky, shared: “Duke Energy has a long history of supporting the arts in Greater Cincinnati, which contribute to our regional vibrancy and serve to unite us. We’re thrilled to partner with the Cincinnati Art Museum in bringing the Picasso exhibition to Cincinnati. Through this partnership, our community neighbors will have free access on opening weekend and every Thursday evening to an enriching art experience at a local landmark.”
Visitors can register for their timed tickets online. Museum members also will need to register for timed entry that weekend (except during exclusive member hours). Limit six tickets per order.
After June 25, exhibition tickets will continue to be timed and will be $18, with discounted rates for students, children and seniors. Admission is free for museum members, though they will need to register for timed tickets except during exclusive hours.
The exhibition is free for nonmembers every Thursday evening, thanks to Duke Energy, from 5–8 p.m. and from 5–9 p.m. on June 30, July 28, August 25 and September 29 during Art After Dark. The exhibition also will have timed entry during those timeframes, and tickets can only be acquired the day-of, in-person at the front desk beginning at 4:30 p.m.
"This exhibition brings us into the world of one of the defining figures of modern art, and it does so in an original and unexpected way,” explained Peter Jonathan Bell, curator of European paintings, sculpture and drawings at the Cincinnati Art Museum. “Landscape was absolutely fundamental for Picasso: the many environments in which he lived and worked are intertwined with his art. And throughout his 75-year career, Picasso engaged deeply with the tradition of landscape painting that stretches back to the Renaissance, reshaping it again and again.”
Picasso Landscapes: Out of Bounds is generously supported by Monique Schoen Warshaw. Additional support has been provided by Betsy S. Barbanell, Lee White Galvis, Clare E. McKeon, and Stephanie R. La Nasa. Support for the accompanying publication is provided by Furthermore: a program of the J.M. Kaplan Fund.
At the Cincinnati Art Museum, the exhibition is presented by Duke Energy. It is organized by the Harold C. Schott Foundation with generous support from the Carol Ann and Ralph V. Haile, Jr. Foundation, Western & Southern Financial Group, Fort Washington Investment Advisors, the Tourist Office of Spain in Chicago and the Wohlgemuth Herschede Foundation.
The Cincinnati Art Museum is supported by the generosity of individuals and businesses that give annually to ArtsWave. The Ohio Arts Council helps fund the Cincinnati Art Museum with state tax dollars to encourage economic growth, educational excellence and cultural enrichment for all Ohioans. The Cincinnati Art Museum gratefully acknowledges operating support from the City of Cincinnati, as well as our members.Free general admission to the Cincinnati Art Museum is made possible by a gift from the Rosenthal Family Foundation. Exhibition pricing may vary. Parking at the Cincinnati Art Museum is free. Visit cincinnatiartmusem.org for more information.
The American Federation of Arts is the leader in traveling exhibitions internationally. A nonprofit organization founded in 1909, the AFA is dedicated to enriching the public’s experience and understanding of the visual arts through organizing and touring art exhibitions for presentation in museums around the world, publishing exhibition catalogues featuring important scholarly research, and developing educational programs.
April 8, 2023 will mark the 50th anniversary of the death of the Spanish artist Pablo Picasso and thus the year will represent the celebration of his work and his artistic legacy in France, Spain and internationally. The commemoration, accompanied by official celebrations in France and Spain, will make it possible to take stock of the research and interpretations of the artist’s work, especially during an important international symposium in autumn 2023, which also coincides with the opening of the Center for Picasso Studies in Paris. The Musée national Picasso-Paris and the Spanish National Commission for the commemoration of the 50th anniversary of the death of Pablo Picasso are pleased to support this exceptional program.
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