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Kimbell to Celebrate Picasso's Birthday

Oct 22, 2013 10:50AM ● Published by tina

Juan Gris, Portrait of Pablo Picasso, January–February 1912, oil on canvas.

Submitted by Jessica Brandrup, Kimbell Art Museum

The Kimbell is rolling out the birthday fanfare to celebrate the 132nd birthday of Pablo Picasso on Friday, October 25.  Picasso----who was born in 1881 and died in 1973----is a featured artist in the momentous exhibition The Age of Picasso and Matisse: Modern Masters from the Art Institute of Chicago, currently on view at the Museum.

In celebration of the modern art master's special day, visitors will enjoy complimentary birthday cookies provided by Blue Bonnet Bakery in Fort Worth. Visitors after 5 p.m. will also enjoy half-price admission to the ticketed exhibition. Many of Picasso's masterpieces----including The Old Guitarist and Nude under a Pine Tree----are on view.        

The Age of Picasso and Matisse: Modern Masters from the Art Institute of Chicago is organized by the Art Institute of Chicago and the Kimbell Art Museum, Fort Worth. Presenting sponsorship for the exhibition is provided by the Leo Potishman Foundation and J.P. Morgan. It is supported by an indemnity from the Federal Council on the Arts and the Humanities. Promotional support is provided by American Airlines, the Fort Worth Star-Telegram, and NBC 5. Additional support by Blue Bonnet Bakery.

Image credit: Juan Gris, Portrait of Pablo Picasso, January–February 1912, oil on canvas. The Art Institute of Chicago. Gift of Leigh B. Block.


Kimbell Art Museum hoursTuesdays through Thursdays and Saturdays, 10 a.m.--5 p.m.; Fridays, noon--8 p.m.; Sundays, noon--5 p.m.; closed Mondays. For general information, call 817-332-8451. Website:www.kimbellart.org

*Admission to the Museum's permanent collection is always free.

**Admission to The Age of Picasso and Matisse: Modern Masters from the Art Institute of Chicago is $18 for adults; $16 for seniors age 60 and over and for students with an ID; $14 for children ages 6­--11; and FREE for children under 6 and for Museum members. Admission is half-price on Tuesdays and after 5 p.m. on Fridays.


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