Picasso. Figures, an exhibition from the incomparable collection of the Musée national Picasso-Paris, offered an in-depth look at Pablo Picasso’s career-long fascination with the human figure as a means of expressing a range of subjects and emotions. Featuring approximately 75 paintings, works on paper, and sculptures, Picasso. Figures made its sole U.S. appearance in Nashville in the Frist’s Ingram Gallery from February 5 through May 9, 2021.

Highlights of the exhibition included masterpieces from Picasso’s various styles and periods, as well as more intimate works that provided fresh insights into his innovative practice.  

Read the full press release here.

Watch a special message received on February 4 from Ambassador Philippe Etienne of France on the occasion of Picasso. Figures.

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Picasso. Figures is organized in collaboration with the Musée national Picasso-Paris. It was conceived and organized by Emilia Philippot, curator, and François Dareau, associate curator, Musée national Picasso-Paris.

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Exhibition Itinerary
Frist Art Museum: February 5–May 9, 2021
Musée national des beaux-arts du Québec, Quebec City, Canada: June–September, 2021

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