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Painting the Blue Period


Included with general admission / Free for members

Collection item 1554

Picasso: Painting the Blue Period is co-organized by The Phillips Collection and the Art Gallery of Ontario (Toronto, Canada) with the exceptional support of the Musée national Picasso-Paris.

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The exhibition and its publication are generously supported by the Ednah Root Foundation, Share Fund, and the National Endowment for the Arts. 

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Additional support provided by Lee M. Yarbro

Made possible by The Phillips Collection’s Exhibitions Endowment Fund, which is generously supported by the Sherman Fairchild Foundation, Michelle and Glenn Engelmann, Robert and Debra Drumheller, and The Marion F. Goldin Charitable Fund

The exhibition is supported by an indemnity from the Federal Council on the Arts and the Humanities.

The National Arts Club, in partnership with the Council for Canadian American Relations and Embassy of Canada, presents Picasso: Painting the Blue Period.

Speaking with Gary Tinterow, Director of the Museum of Fine Arts, Houston, Dr. Susan Behrends Frank, Curator, The Phillips Collection, and Kenneth Brummel, Associate Curator, Modern Art, Art Gallery of Ontario, explain how their seven-year research project has transformed scholars’ understanding of one the most celebrated episodes of 20th-century modernism. 

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