Jan 7, 2023 - Culture

First of its kind Picasso exhibit heads to Charlotte in February

Mint Museum Uptown exterior

Mint Museum Uptown. Photo: Ashley Mahoney/Axios

“Picasso Landscapes: Out of Bounds” is heading to the Mint Museum Uptown next month.

State of play: The Mint Museum is the first of two venues in the U.S. and the only one on the East Coast to showcase the exhibit.

  • “The Picasso Celebration 1973-2023” marks 50 years since Picasso died, and includes around 50 exhibits and events across the North America and Europe.

Why it matters: This is arguably the biggest exhibit on the museum’s current lineup. It will be the only museum exhibit part of the celebration in the United States on the date of the artist’s death: April 8.

By the numbers: The city of Charlotte and Mecklenburg County contributed $250,000 each to bring the exhibit to Charlotte.

Details: The exhibit runs Feb. 11 through May 21 and will feature around 40 paintings exploring Picasso’s landscape pieces.

  • Laurence Madeline, chief curator for French National Heritage, curated the exhibit, which American Federation of Arts organized with the Musée national Picasso-Pari.

Bonus: Expect to see collaborations with other Charlotte cultural institutions, like the Bechtler Museum of Modern Art, Harvey B. Gantt Center for African-American Arts + Culture, Theater Charlotte, JazzArts Charlotte, Charlotte Mecklenburg Library and Opera Carolina.

Tickets: $25 for adults; $20 for seniors ages 65 and older, $20 for college students with ID and free for K-12 students and art teachers.

  • Charlotte Area Transit System riders who present an active train ticket will receive $2 off admission for walk-up tickets.
Juan-les-Pins Landscape, Summer 1920. Oil on canvas. 55.2 x 70 cm. Inv. No. MP68. Photo: Mathiew Rabeau/ courtesy of the Mint Museum
Snow Landscape, winter 1924-25, oil on canvas. Private Collection, Paris. Photo © Artcurial SAS.© 2023 Estate of Pablo Picasso / Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York/ courtesy of the Mint Museum
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