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Abstracted sculpture of a figure with outstretched arms.

Event Details

September 14, 2021
6:00 pm –7:00 pm


Members: Free
Not-Yet-Members: $16.50
Registration Required


High Museum of Art Online

Event Description

Pepe Karmel headshot.

Don’t miss this opportunity to explore Picasso’s revolutionary technique of drawing in space as well as other aspects of his sculpture related to Alexander Calder with art historian, curator, and author Pepe Karmel.

Calder–Picasso is on view at the High from June 26 to September 19.

About Pepe Karmel

Mr. Karmel teaches in the Department of Art History, New York University. His book, Picasso and the Invention of Cubism, was published in 2003. He organized the 1989 exhibition Robert Morris: Felt Works at the Grey Art Gallery, New York University, and was co-curator, with Kirk Varnedoe, of the 1998 retrospective Jackson Pollock at the Museum of Modern Art, New York. In 2004, he organized The Age of Picasso: Gifts to American Museums, which was seen in Rome and Santander, Spain. His installation Dialogues with Picasso is currently on view at the Museo Picasso Málaga.

Karmel was the curator of New York Cool: Painting and Sculpture from the NYU Collection, in 2008, and the co-curator, with Joachim Pissarro, of Conceptual Abstraction, seen at the Hunter College/Times Square Gallery in 2012. He has contributed to numerous exhibition catalogues and written widely on modern and contemporary art for publications including Art in America and The New York Times. His new book, Abstract Art: A Global History, was published by Thames & Hudson in November 2020.

Artwork Image: Pablo Picasso (Spanish, 1881–1973), The Bathers: The Woman with Outstretched Arms (Les Baigneurs: la femme aux bras écartés), Cannes, summer 1956, bronze. Musée national Picasso-Paris, Pablo Picasso Acceptance in Lieu, 1979, MP356.