Seminar ‘Pablo Picasso: Structures of Invention’

Mar 19, 2024

An academic event that addresses the concept of the exhibition [Pablo Picasso: Structures of Invention. The Unity of a Life’s Work] (https://www.museopicassomalaga.org/en/exposiciones/pablo-picasso-structures-of-invention).

This activity will be broadcast live via streaming.

Pablo Picasso’s output as a whole reveals a coherence that has enabled us to put together an exhibition argument far removed from the conventional interpretations that classify his work by periods. Through an assortment of periods and media – paintings, sculptures, ceramics, drawings and graphic works – the Museum’s galleries will show how the artist’s astonishing creativity remained rooted in both his earlier creations and his latest innovations, presenting works produced during different decades of his career alongside each other.

The participants in this event are the show’s curator and the five experts who have put together the five complementary ‘focus’ exhibitions that examine in depth issues central to Picasso’s artistic development.


Mar 19, 2024


Free. Tickets available soon


6:00 p.m.


2 h 30 min


Christine Ruiz-Picasso auditorium


6.00 p.m. Pablo Picasso: Structures of Invention. The Unity of a Life’s Work
Michael FitzGerald. Curator of the exhibition and Kluger Family Professor of Art History, Trinity College, Hartford, Connecticut

6.20 p.m. Picasso and African Sculpture
Joshua Cohen. Associate Professor of Art History. The City College of New York & CUNY Graduate Center

6.35 p.m. Picasso on Wood
Meta Valiusaityte. Art historian and independent curator

6.50 p.m. Las esculturas de yeso (The plaster sculptures)
Rocío Robles Tardío. Lecturer in Art History, Universidad Complutense de Madrid

7.05 p.m. From Studio to Salon. Picasso & the Liberation of Paris.
Blair Hartzell. Art historian and independent curator

7.20 p.m. The Path to Creation. The UNESCO Mural.
Giovanni Casini. Junior Assistant Professor, Università di Torino.

7.35 p.m. Break

7.50 p.m. Roundtable
Moderators: Michael Fitzgerald and Ross Finocchio. FABA. Senior research associate
Participants: Giovanni Casini, Blair Hartzell, Joshua Cohen, Rocío Robles and Meta Valiusaityte

Lectures in English and Spanish. Simultaneous translation service
Live streaming.

Related Exhibition

Pablo Picasso: Structures of Invention

The Unity of a Life’s Work