Thursday, April 22, 5:30 p.m. 
$12 members; $15 not-yet-members

Presented by Tom Williams

Learn more about European modernism, Pablo Picasso’s contributions to the artistic movement, and his lasting influence on Western art history in this three-part course presented on Zoom.


Thursday, April 22
The Picasso Effect 

This class will focus on the long shadow Picasso cast on the art of the twentieth and twenty-first centuries. Participants will consider the effect of his work and personality on futurism, surrealism, and other movements. They will also discuss his mythic status among many artists and intellectuals, and they will consider individuals who have challenged this legacy and forged alternative paths during the modern era. 


About Tom Williams

Tom Williams is an art historian based in Nashville. He has taught at the School of Visual Arts, the Museum of Modern Art, Watkins College of Art, and elsewhere. He is currently teaching at Belmont University. His writings have appeared in Art in AmericaGrey Room, and other publications. Since 2013, he has co-facilitated an art workshop in the Death Row unit of Riverbend Maximum Security Institution, and he has co-curated (with Robin Paris) exhibitions of prisoners’ art, including Life After Death and Elsewhere at Apexart in New York City.





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