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150 Years of Contemporary Art Lecture Series—A Climb up the Mountain with Pablo Picasso and Georges Braque

With Curator of Education Mariann Smith

Saturday, November 3, 2012, 11:15 am

Pablo Picasso (Spanish, 1881–1973). Nude Figure, 1909–10. Oil on canvas, 39 x 30 3/4 inches (99.1 x 78.1 cm). Collection Albright-Knox Art Gallery. General Purchase Funds, 1954. © 2012 Estate of Pablo Picasso / Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York.

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Georges Braque described his partnership with Pablo Picasso as “like two mountain climbers tied together.” In one of the most famous collaborations in the history of art, Braque and Picasso invented Cubism, one of the most influential movements of the twentieth century. Picasso and Braque’s invention inspired many fellow artists—including Juan Gris, Jean Metzinger, Albert Gleizes, and Julio Gonzalez—to create their own forms of cubism.

About the 150 Years of Contemporary Art Lecture Series

This lecture series, held every two years in conjunction with the Education Department’s docent training course, will cover the history of art from the mid-nineteenth century through 2012. Curator of Education Mariann Smith and Associate Curator of Education Nancy Spector will focus on works in the Albright-Knox Art Gallery’s Collection as they cover both the art and the history of the past 150 years. The series continues through Saturday, March 16, 2013. Doors for all lectures open at 11 am. View Full Schedule