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Picasso’s turning points


● Cancelled

  • 20 February 2020, 11am — 12pm
  • 12 March 2020, 11am — 12pm
  • 2 April 2020, 11am — 12pm

Part of our

Picasso and Paper

events programme
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Michel Sima, Pablo Picasso drawing in Antibes, 1946

Black-and-white photograph. Photo © Michel Sima / Bridgeman Images. © Succession Picasso/DACS 2019

Join us for a series of three events led by one of the leading experts in Picasso, renowned art historian Dr Marilyn McCully. In this series of three 50-minute talks, McCully explores the turning points and artworks that have shaped the life and work of Pablo Picasso.

Due to the ongoing circumstances surrounding coronavirus, we regret to inform you that we have made the difficult decision to cancel all events advertised for 2020 at this moment. If you have purchased tickets to an event, please contact us on 0207 300 8090 or tickets@royalacademy.org.uk and include your order number to arrange a refund. We aim to reply within 5 working days.

In these capsule talks, leading with three key works from his career, Dr Marilyn McCully will look at Picasso’s wide range of influential innovations in style and subject, and examine how the artist became one of the most important figures of the 20th century.

We discuss how his prolific output and range of styles and materials evolved, including his ingenious use of paper. Join us as we traverse Picasso’s wide-ranging artistic universe, which represents one of the most significant chapters in modern art.

Each talk will be followed by a 10-minute Q&A.

Dr Marilyn McCully is a Picasso specialist, and has organised many international exhibitions, including Picasso: Painter and Sculptor in Clay (Royal Academy, 1998-99) and, most recently, Picasso Tableaux Magiques (Musée Picasso, Paris, 2019).

Exhibition organised by the Royal Academy of Arts, London and the Cleveland Museum of Art in partnership with the Musée national Picasso-Paris.

● Fully booked

● Cancelled

  • 20 February 2020, 11am — 12pm
  • 12 March 2020, 11am — 12pm
  • 2 April 2020, 11am — 12pm

The Benjamin West Lecture Theatre, Burlington Gardens, Royal Academy of Arts

£10, £6