Public lecture – 15th April 2019

Museum, Galleries and Collections Institute Annual Lecture

Picasso in the 21st century: new meanings, new disciplines
Monday 15th April, 6.15pm in School III (University of St Andrews)

This year we are delighted to welcome Anna Guarro Navarro of the Museo Picasso in Barcelona, where she runs interdisciplinary outreach programmes to interpret Picasso for the 21st Century through contemporary art performance, digital media, samba dance and other art forms.

Anna will present a 40-minute lecture leaving ample time for questions and discussion from the floor.

While Picasso was undoubtedly one of the great masters of the 20th century, how is his legacy received in the 21st? Is it still relevant to contemporary artists and, more importantly to a monothematic museum located in one of the most complex, historical neighbourhoods of the city, can it be used as a meaningful tool for community outreach? From the perspective of the Museu Picasso in Barcelona, involving contemporary artists from very different disciplines in the exploration of Picasso’s work has been the means of engaging the multiple audiences that the museum serves.

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