From August 26, 2017, through January 7, 2018, the Peggy Guggenheim Collection in Venice presents the exhibition PICASSO. On the Beach curated by Luca Massimo Barbero. The exhibition will be installed in the museum’s Project Rooms.
The exhibition is a collaboration with the Musée Picasso of Paris and focuses on one of Peggy Guggenheim’s favorite works of art, Picasso’s On the Beach (La Baignade), now part of the Peggy Guggenheim Collection in Venice. The show gathers a selection of 10 drawings, three paintings and a sculpture, made by Picasso between February and December 1937.
The exhibit is a part of the initiative of the Musée national Picasso-Paris Picasso-Méditerranée, an international cultural event, from spring 2017 to 2019. More than 60 cultural institutions have come together to develop a program around the work “obstinément méditerranéenne” of Pablo Picasso. Initiated by the Musée national Picasso-Paris, this journey into the creation of the artist and across the places that inspired him, aims at strengthening ties between all the shores that touched his career.
PICASSO. On the Beach is accompanied by an illustrated catalogue, in English and Italian, with an essay by the curator Luca Massimo Barbero.