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The Museum of Modern Art presents Picasso: Themes and Variations

Pablo Picasso - 'Minotauromachy', 1935 - Etching and engraving, Plate: 19 1/2 x 27 3/8" (49.6 x 69.6 cm.) Abby Aldrich Rockefeller Fund. © 2010 Estate of Pablo Picasso / Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York.

NEW YORK, NY.- The Museum of Modern Art
Picasso: Themes and Variations, an exhibition exploring Pablo Picasso’s
process through the medium of printmaking, from March 28 to August 30,
2010. It
features approximately 100 works from the Museum’s superlative
collection of the
artist’s prints. The exhibition is organized by Deborah Wye, The Abby
Rockefeller Chief Curator of Prints and Illustrated Books, The Museum of
Pablo Picasso’s insatiable curiosity and tireless urge to
art often led him to mediums beyond painting. He fully explored
sculpture and
drawing, as well as printmaking and ceramics. This exhibition looks at
engagement with printmaking over the course of his long career, and the
ways it
fostered his creativity by encouraging a thematic approach to his
subjects and
by allowing for constant experimentation.