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JUNE 10
FRI 6-10pm
in the Gallery



MEMBERS OPENING
PICASSO: The Artist and His Muses


Be part of the celebration! Join a few thousand of your fellow Members to mark the opening of Picasso: The Artist and His Muses, the most significant exhibition of Picasso’s work ever presented in Vancouver. Present your Membership car and receive admission for you and one guest.

ALSO CELEBRATING AT THIS SPECIAL MEMBERS OPENING:
NEXT: Stephen WaddellAn Agreeable State of UncertaintyHarry Callahan: The Street

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JUNE 11
SAT 6pm
The Fairmont
Hotel Vancouver
Vancouver, BC



Pamela Richardson and Catherine Guadagnuolo, Co-Chairs,
with Kathleen S. Bartels, Director, invite you to


Vancouver Art Gallery
SUMMER GALA 2016


A glamorous evening of French elegance in celebration of the exhibition Picasso: The Artist and His Muses. Champagne, fine dining and a fundraising auction featuring unique luxury experiences and fine art.

Join us for a night to remember. Find out more »


THIS EVENT IS
NOW SOLD OUT!

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JUNE 14
TUE 7pm
UBC Robson Square
Room C300 – Theatre
800 Robson Street


Pablo Picasso
Femme couchée lisant (Reclining Woman Reading), 1960,br />oil on canvas,
Collection of the Modern Art Museum of Fort Worth
Museum purchase, The Bejamin J. Tillar Memorial Trust
© Picasso Estate / SODRAC (2016)



15TH ANNUAL HELLER LECTURE

Laurence Madeline Chief Curator, Musées d’art et d’histoire
de la Ville de Genève, Switzerland


The Vancouver Art Gallery is pleased to present Laurence Madeline, lauded Picasso expert and Chief Curator of Musées d’art et d’histoire de la Ville de Genève as our 2016 Heller Lecturer. The 15th Anniversary Heller Lecture is presented in conjunction with the exhibition Picasso: The Artist and His Muses Madeline explores the central role of six women in the artistic development of Pablo Picasso (1881–1973) through relationships that went far beyond the archetypal one of “muse.”

Generously supported by Paul and Edwina Heller in memory of Kitty Heller.



Tickets*:
$30 General admission
$20 Members

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About the lecture: Picasso only ever lived alone for a few short weeks and moved from relationship to relationship throughout his very long life. These partners are well known as his models and their names are usually linked to the various periods in Picasso’s work. Beyond the role of "muse", Fernande Olivier, Olga Khokhlova, Marie-Thérèse Walter, Dora Maar, Françoise Gilot and Jacqueline Roque each played a significant part in Picasso’s unfolding career, an aspect that is often overlooked in light of the artist’s seemingly nonconformist and freethinking reputation. Using the framework of the French literary archetype of "artist’s wife", this lecture explores the ways in which the lives and personalities Picasso’s companions were inspirational to the artistic development of one of the major 20th century artists.

About the speaker: Chief Curator for Heritage and Manager, Fine Arts Sector, Musées d’art et d’histoire de la Ville de Genève, Laurence Madeline is an expert in late nineteenth and early twentieth century art. Previously, she was curator at Musée Picasso and the Musée d’Orsay in Paris. Among her many exhibitions are Jean-Pierre Saint-Ours: Un peintre genevois dans l’Europe des Lumières, ‘J’aime les panoramas’, Courbet: Les années suisses and Rodin: L’accident, l’aléatoire (2014), Picasso devant la télé (2013-2014) and Picasso-Manet ‘Le déjeuner sur l’herbe’ (2008), Picasso and Africa (2006), Picasso Ingres (2004) and On est ce que l’on garde: Les archives Picasso (2003). Madeline has also written several books on Picasso and on Gauguin and she is the author of numerous articles on Picasso and on 19th century painting.