Symposium: Picasso and Chicago | The Art Institute of Chicago
Picasso and Chicago celebrates the special hundred-year relationship of Pablo Picasso and the city of Chicago and the storied moments of overlap between the preeminent artist's career and the growth of modern art in the city. This symposium will focus on three of the most significant moments in this intertwined history. Michael FitzGerald, Professor of Fine Arts at Trinity College, will speak on the 1913 Armory Show, the first time Picasso's work was on view in an American museum (at the Art Institute). Janine Mileaf, Director of the Arts Club of Chicago, will explore the 1923 presentation of his drawings by the Arts Club, Picasso's first solo exhibition in the U.S. outside a commercial gallery. Diana Widmaier Picasso, independent art historian, will speak on Picasso's 1967 sculpture in Daley Plaza, the artist's first monumental sculpture.
Michael FitzGerald, Trinity College
Janine Mileaf, Arts Club of Chicago
Diana Widmaier Picasso, art historian