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LECTURE SERIES PICASSO AND THE MEDITERRANEAN

03/29/2006

The Picasso and the Mediterranean lecture series, taking place until May, is organised by the Museo Picasso Málaga and the Sociedad Estatal de Conmemoraciones Culturales.

The Museo Picasso Málaga and SECC, the Sociedad Estatal de Conmemoraciones Estatales, attached to the Spanish Ministry of Culture, are jointly organising the series of lectures Picasso and the Mediterranean, which begins on 30 March and ends on 11 May. The lectures will bring renowned experts in the work of Pablo Picasso to the city of Málaga to explore the artist’s relations with the Mediterranean. The lecture series is a parallel activity to the exhibition The Antibes Picassos, which opened at the Museo Picasso Málaga on 13 March.

Jean-Louis Andral, director of the Musée Picasso, Antibes, will launch the series at 8 pm, Thursday 30 March at the MPM Auditorium with the lecture Picasso at Grimaldi Castle. On Thursday 6 April, Eugenio Carmona, Art History Professor at the University of Málaga, will present Mediterranean Myths and Spanish Modernity. After the Easter break, the series will continue on 20 April with a lecture entitled Picasso: First Gazes at Puvis de Chavannes by María Teresa Ocaña, director of the Museu Picasso, Barcelona, followed on 27 April by Kenneth Silver, Art History Professor at New York University, whose subject will be Fauns, Centaurs and Mythological Heroes: Picasso on the Côte d’Azure, 1919-1939.

On Thursday 4 May, Robert Rosenblum, Art History Professor at the Institute of Fine Arts, New YorkUniversity, will visit Málaga to deliver his lecture, Picasso on the Beach. Finally, Natasha Staller, Associate Professor of Fine Arts at AmherstCollege, will close the lecture series with her address, Memories of Málaga: Fundamental Source of Picasso’s Imaginary World.

All the lectures will take place on Thursdays at 8 pm in the MPM Auditorium, with free admission until all places are taken. Moreover, thanks to an agreement recently signed with the University of Málaga, the series of lectures is offered as a course by the University for its students.

Related Exhibition

The Picassos from Antibes