Past Exhibitions

After Picasso: 80 Contemporary Artists

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Explore Pablo Picasso’s potent legacy and persistent impact on several generations of artists in this vibrant exhibition occupying all our galleries this fall. After Picasso: 80 Contemporary Artists features nearly 150 works in a variety of mediums. Among those included are such Picasso peers as Brassaï, Ernst Ludwig Kirchner, Henri-Cartier Bresson, and Dora Maar. Plus you’ll find contemporary masters like Jasper Johns, Andy Warhol, Roy Lichtenstein, Cindy Sherman, William Wegman, Louise Lawler, Sigmar Polke, Amy Sillman, and Fred Wilson.

After Picasso offers the perfect bookend to Transfigurations: Modern Masters from the Wexner Family Collection, which featured 19 works by Picasso and inaugurated our 25th Anniversary Season last September. Originally titled Picasso in Contemporary Art, the exhibition was first presented at the Deichtorhallen Hamburg on the occasion of its own 25th anniversary and curated by the institution’s general director, Dirk Luckow.

Explore selected works in After Picasso using our special augmented reality app! You can experience the artworks in a whole new way through the interactive program, which accesses photos, videos, and other content to help put you into the mind of the artist. It’s free—just pick up an iPad mini as you enter the galleries.

After Picasso: 80 Contemporary Artists has been organized in cooperation with Deichtorhallen Hamburg.

Detail of Sean Landers work showing several figures interacting in a colorful room rendered in a surreal Picasso style

Sean Landers
Genius, 2001
Oil on canvas
86 x 214 in.
Ringier Collection, Switzerland
© Sean Landers, courtesy of the artist and Petzel Gallery, New York
Photo: Oren Slor

Patrons viewing a work that resembles Picasso's Les Demoiselles d'Avignon

Installation view of After Picasso: 80 Contemporary Artists at the Wexner Center. Photo: Stephen Takacs.

Installation view of showing multiple works and a large mural in the Wexner Center galleries.

Installation view of After Picasso: 80 Contemporary Artists at the Wexner Center. Photo: Stephen Takacs.

Installation view including a sculpture that resembles a bull from Picasso's Guernica

Installation view of After Picasso: 80 Contemporary Artists at the Wexner Center. Photo: Stephen Takacs.

Installation view of several works in the Wexner Center galleries

Installation view of After Picasso: 80 Contemporary Artists at the Wexner Center. Photo: Stephen Takacs.

Installation view of several works in the Wexner Center galleries

Installation view of After Picasso: 80 Contemporary Artists at the Wexner Center. Photo: Stephen Takacs.

Installation view of several works in the Wexner Center galleries

Installation view of After Picasso: 80 Contemporary Artists at the Wexner Center. Photo: Stephen Takacs.

Installation view of several works in the Wexner Center galleries

Installation view of After Picasso: 80 Contemporary Artists at the Wexner Center. Photo: Stephen Takacs.

Installation view of several works in the Wexner Center galleries

Installation view of After Picasso: 80 Contemporary Artists at the Wexner Center. Photo: Stephen Takacs.

SUPPORT FOR FREE ADMISSION DAYS

Huntington

Cardinal Health Foundation

 

GENERAL OPERATING SUPPORT
FOR THE WEXNER CENTER

Greater Columbus Arts Council

The Columbus Foundation

Nationwide Foundation

Ohio Arts Council

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Past Exhibitions

After Picasso: 80 Contemporary Artists