Picasso Exhibit Coming to the Frist Art Museum

The Frist Art Museum is celebrating its 20th anniversary right with a collection of approximately 75 works of art from Pablo Picasso. Picasso. Figures is heading to the U.S. in early 2021, and its only stop in the country is right here in Nashville.

In cooperation with the Musée National Picasso-Paris — home to the largest collection of Picasso’s works — the exhibit will feature known masterpieces alongside more obscure paintings, works on paper and sculptures from the influential Spanish artist’s extensive body of work. With a focus on the human form, the exhibit will have examples from his experimentations with different styles and from different periods of his life, making this an exhibit you’ll want to visit more than once.

The exhibit’s appearance in Nashville is a great honor and a testament to the city’s support for the arts. As Frist Executive Director and CEO Susan Edwards explains, “Through the extraordinary generosity and support of our community for almost 20 years now, we have been able to deliver on our mission to present world-class exhibitions in Nashville. For many years, we have been looking for a Picasso show of this caliber, and we are thrilled that during our 20th anniversary, we will be able to share this astonishing collection with our city and everyone who will travel to see it.”

Picasso. Figures will follow Rina Banerjee’s Make Me a Summary of the Worldand will be on display in the Ingram Gallery from Feb. 5 to May 2, 2021. Timed ticket information will be available on Jan. 18, 2021. For more information on the exhibit or for the Frist Art Museum’s hours and safety protocols, visit fristartmuseum.org.

Photographs courtesy of the Frist Art Museum

Image credits
Pablo Picasso (1881–1973). Portrait of Dora Maar, Paris, November 23, 1937. Oil on canvas, 21 3/4 x 18 1/4 in. Musée National Picasso-Paris, Pablo Picasso Acceptance in Lieu, 1979. MP166. Pablo Picasso (1881–1973). The Supplicant, December 18, 1937. Gouache on wood, 9 1/2 x 7 1/4 in. Musée national Picasso-Paris, Pablo Picasso Acceptance in Lieu, 1979. MP168. © 2020 Estate of Pablo Picasso / Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York. Photo © RMN-Grand Palais (Musée National Picasso-Paris) / Mathieu Rabeau