Dartmouth Events

LUNCHTIME GALLERY TALK “| The Women of Cubism”

Talk by Sarah Powers, Assistant Curator for Special Projects

Tuesday, October 8, 2013
Hood Museum of Art, second-floor galleries
Intended Audience(s): Public
Categories: Arts, Exhibitions, Lectures & Seminars

In the first few decades of the twentieth century, avant-garde artists sought to challenge traditional notions about pictorial representation by creating art that responded to the rapidly changing modern world that surrounded them. The most far-reaching and radical of these artistic movements was cubism, developed between 1907 and 1914 by Pablo Picasso and Georges Braque. Their artistic collaboration produced works that defied the Renaissance convention that painting should represent an illusionistic window into the world. Instead, cubism shattered preconceived notions about vision, asserted the flatness of the picture plane and the materiality of paint, and presented subjects from various perspectives and planes at the same time. Cubism and Its Legacy, drawn from the Hood Museum of Art's extensive collection of modern and contemporary art, presents the vast range of work made possible by these developments.

Organized by the Hood Museum of Art and made possible by the Marie-Louise and Samuel R. Rosenthal Fund, the Ray Winfield Smith 1918 Fund, and the Bernard R. Siskind 1955 Fund.

For more information, contact:
Alison Palizzolo
603 646 2426

Events are free and open to the public unless otherwise noted.