Picasso Landscapes coming to Mint Museum in Charlotte

 Picasso Landscapes: Out of Bounds, debuting February 11-May 21, 2023 at The Mint Museum in uptown Charlotte, is the first traveling exhibition in the United States to explore Pablo Picasso’s lifelong exploration with landscapes. The Mint is the first of only two venues in the United States — and only venue on the East Coast — to host Picasso Landscapes. The show will travel to the Cincinnati Art Museum June 24 through October 15, 2023.

The Mint’s Picasso landscapes exhibition will be the only United States museum exhibition participating in the Picasso Cerebration 1973-2023 devoted to the artist on view April 8, 2023, the 50th anniversary of his death. The Picasso Celebration 1973–2023 is structured around some 50 exhibitions and events held at renowned cultural institutions in Europe and North America that commemorate works by the Spanish artist. 

“We are honored to be the opening venue of this exhibition which was organized to mark the 50th anniversary of Picasso’s death,” Todd Herman, president and CEO at The Mint Museum, said. “This beautiful collection of Picasso’s landscapes was assembled from private collections and museums across the globe and will be seen together for the first time at The Mint Museum.”

From his earliest days in art school until the year before his death, Picasso painted landscapes to express his perceptions of the world, including the modern city, wartime occupation, and the industrialization of rural France. Organized by the American Federation of Arts and curated by Laurence Madeline, chief curator for French National Heritage, the exhibition includes works from 14 different art institutions and private collections from around the globe that showcase his creative evolution throughout his prolific career.

An audio tour in English and Spanish was specifically created for the Mint’s exhibition that charts 10 prominent places of travel and relocation throughout Picasso’s life that are featured in the exhibition works. In addition, a rich array of historical films, photographs, and periodicals will be featured in the exhibition to contextualize the depth and breadth of the artist’s expression of landscape. Newsreels of specific events and locations that influenced the artist — including seaside villages of the 1930s and a newly liberated Paris in 1944 — add historical relevancy throughout the exhibition. Photographs and vintage postcards offer further insight into different places in time that fostered both inspiration and a strong sense of personal identity for the artist. 

Ticket Information

Adults $25
Seniors (65+) $20 
College Students/Teachers (with ID) $20
Mint Members $10
Students in grades K-12 and art teachers Free
Children (4 and younger) Free
** Free Wednesday Evenings: General admission to the museum is free 5–9 PM every Wednesday and $10 for Picasso Landscapes and Bearden/Picasso ticketed exhibition.

Tickets are available for advance purchase at mintmuseum.org/ticketing

About the Mint Museum

Established in 1936 as North Carolina’s first art museum, The Mint Museum is a leading, innovative cultural institution and museum of international art and design. With two locations — Mint Museum Randolph in the heart of Eastover and Mint Museum Uptown at Levine Center for the Arts — the Mint boasts one of the largest collections in the Southeast and is committed to engaging and inspiring members of the global community. 

Picasso Celebration 1973-2023   

Picasso Celebration 1973-2023 is structured around some 50 exhibitions and events that will be held in renowned cultural institutions in Europe and North America, and which together will draw up a historiographical survey of approaches to Picasso’s work. The commemoration, accompanied by official celebrations in France and Spain, will make it possible to take stock of the research and interpretations of the artist’s work, especially during an important international symposium in autumn 2023, which also coincides with the opening of the Center for Picasso Studies in Paris.

The Musée national Picasso-Paris and the Spanish National Commission for the commemoration of the 50th anniversary of the death of Pablo Picasso are pleased to support this exceptional program. 

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