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Book AK—Matisse and Picasso: A Story of Their Rivalry and Friendship

Saturday, March 1, 2014, 10:15–11:30 am

Cover of Matisse and Picasso: A Story of Their Rivalry and Friendship by Jack Flam.

FREE for Members / FREE with Gallery admission for non-members
AK Café

Registrants: Discussion Questions are now available.

The Albright-Knox Art Gallery’s Book AK program is a museum-hosted book club that provides the opportunity to explore the lives of artists and learn more about art- and museum-related topics.

The next Book AK selection is Matisse and Picasso: A Story of Their Rivalry and Friendship by Jack Flam. Artists Henri Matisse and Pablo Picasso have left an indelible mark on the art world and continue to influence contemporary artists working and creating today. In this compelling book, art historian Jack Flam provides engaging biographies about both men through the recounting of their interactions with each other. The reserved Matisse and the intensely emotional Picasso may not have always liked each other’s work, but they shared a bond over their love of art and the creative process. In this book, Flam explores this complicated friendship that was often fraught with competition and rivalry.

After reading the pre-selected book, participants will be invited to meet at the museum where Curator of Education and Community Engagement Jessica DiPalma will lead a group discussion of the book in the beautiful setting of the AK café.

Participation in Book AK is free for members and free with museum admission for non-members on the day of the discussion. Registration is required and limited to fifteen individuals.

PLEASE NOTE: When you participate in a meeting around a particular Book AK selection you are not committing to participate in future meetings. While repeat participants are encouraged, each book selection has its own registration and each is limited to fifteen participants.

The paperback edition of Matisse and Picasso: A Story of Their Rivalry and Friendship can be purchased in shop AK for $14.51, twenty percent off the list price (please note no other discounts including member’s discount will apply), or participants can purchase the book on their own.