CLEVELAND — One of the perks of having a world class museum in Cleveland is you don't have to travel across oceans to see art from renowned artists. This holds true in a new groundbreaking exhibition called Picasso and Paper, featuring more than 300 works of paper media at the Cleveland Museum of Art.
The museum organized the exhibition in the collaboration with Musée National Picasso Paris and the Royal Academy of Arts in London. Picasso and Paper will be on view at the museum from May 24 to Aug. 23, 2020 in the Kelvin and Eleanor Smith Foundation Exhibition Hall and Gallery.
The 300 works span Picasso's entire career, highlighting his deep appreciation of the physical world and his expertise in manipulating diverse materials. His work features assembled collages of cut-and-pasted papers, sculptures from piece of torn and burnt paper and printmaking.
Among the notable pieces in the collection is Femmes à leur toilette of 1937–38, a large collage of cut-and-pasted papers, which will be exhibited in the U.K. for the first time in 50 years before coming to Cleveland.
The exhibition is organized chronologically in 10 sections, displayed in context with limited number of related paintings and sculptures.
On display will be Cleveland Museum of Art's La Vie (1903) will be presented with preparatory drawings and other works on paper exploring poverty, despair and social alienation.