Seven Decades of Picasso

The Norton Simon Museum presents a new and major exhibition of 300 graphics, paintings, sculptures, and drawings by the most celebrated and prolific artist of the 20th century, Pablo Picasso (1881-1973). The new display includes recently-acquired works as well as portions of the extensive Norton Simon graphics collection, amongst the largest in the United States.

The exhibition provides an extraordinary opportunity to view and experience seven decades of Picasso's works in a single setting, and to survey the restless artist's range of development from mastery to struggle and back to mastery as he recognized and met his artistic challenges. Displayed jointly for the first time are important linocuts from the Norton Simon collections and acquisitions recently made by Mr. Simon in Paris including a 1901 drawing made by Picasso when he was 20 years of age and a 1971 pastel, when the artist was 90.

Picasso produced innovations in every medium that shocked the public and influenced the art world. His career spanned the entire course of modern art.