Picasso, the most French of the Spanish artists, and Calder the American are gathered in this new exhibition for the reopening of the De Young Museum.
The De Young museum is the first venue to host this exhibition, which features more than 100 sculptures, paintings, drawings, and graphics by Alexander Calder (1898–1976) and Pablo Picasso (1881–1973), two of the most innovative and influential artists of the twentieth century.
With his “mobiles”, a term coined by Marcel Duchamp, Calder’s animated sculptures engaged the viewer in a dynamic dialogue with an ever-evolving artwork. Alternating between representation and abstraction, Picasso revealed and explored the infinite potential inherent in both styles, often in the same work of art.
Conceived by the artists’ grandsons Alexander S. C. Rower and Bernard Ruiz-Picasso, the exhibition presents a compelling visual conversation centered around the artists’ conceptual and visual interrogations of the void, as well as line and volume, which they defined from the figure through to abstraction.
Thematically arranged, the Calder-Picasso exhibition takes the visitors on a journey through the galleries that reveals compelling resonances and parallels between these great artists, as well as the unique visions that make each distinctive.
Please note: artwork captions may be difficult to read due to physical distancing requirements, consequently captions are downloadable here on your personal device before you visit the expo.
Dates: from Mar 6th, 2021 to May 23rd, 2021
Hours: Tuesday–Sunday 9:30 am–5:15 pm
Before you plan your visit, you will need to book a ticket in advance with a time slot: click here
Mask wearing is mandatory during your visit
Address: De Young Museum Golden Gate Park \ 50 Hagiwara Tea Garden Drive, San Francisco, CA 94118