4 TUESDAY, FEBRUARY 15, 2011 A SPECIALTY PUBLICATION OF THE RICHMOND TIMES-DISPATCH Special exhibitions at VMFA Picasso’s movements The Fleeting Glimpse: Selections in Modern and Contemporary Photography from the Virginia Museum of Fine Arts With the outbreak of war, ﬁrst in Spain with the Spanish Civil War and later in France Jan. 15 – April 3, 2011 and Germany with World War II, Picasso remained in Paris. During World War II and Artists who transform common found occurrences in nature and the Nazi occupation, he was unable to exhibit any of his art. His notoriety and fame, humanity into unusual encounters and strange juxtapositions. however, protected him from persecution. During the occupation, his canvases become Civil War Drawings from the Becker Collection darker and more monochromatic. The works convey an almost claustrophobic feeling. Jan. 15 – April 3, 2011 Eyewitness drawings of the American Civil War. After the war Picasso continued to explore new media and forms of expression working in bronze, copper and ceramics. Between the fall of 1947 and fall of 1948, he produced A Celebration of Print: 500 Years of Graphic Art from thousands of ceramic pots, vases and plates. He met Jacqueline Roque in 1953 at the the Frank Raysor Collection Madoura pottery near Vallauris in the South of France where she worked as a potter. Jan. 29 – May 22, 2011 In 1954 his ﬁrst wife Olga died. In 1961, Picasso and Jacqueline married and she This exhibition celebrates the extraordinary promised gift of remained his wife and steadfast companion until his death in 1972. approximately 10,000 prints from the collection of collector, connoisseur and scholar Frank Raysor, who grew up The ﬁnal years of Picasso’s life showed prodigious creativity and expression, as he in Richmond. continued to paint and experiment with sculpture, ceramics and new media. At ﬁrst Recent gallery re-openings seen as the ramblings of an old man, the works have taken on new signiﬁcance and are Ancient Art Gallery now recognized for their innovation and creativity as the master pushed the boundaries Statue of Caligula. African Art in the Roman, A.D. 38 – 40. of art into new forms of self-expression. Dominion Resources Gallery Arthur and Margaret Ancient American Art Gallery Glasgow Fund. VMFA, a true gem found in Greater Richmond Congratulations on 75 years of bringing innovative gallery displays, blockbuster traveling exhibits and internationally-known artwork to our hometown! Their upcoming exhibit, Picasso: Masterpieces from the Musée National Picasso, Paris, is a generous anniversary gift from the Virginia Museum of Fine Arts. The Greater Richmond Partnership is proud to have such an example of world- class culture in our own backyard. The VMFA is one of many reasons why the Greater Richmond region is a great place to live, work and play. Photo by Bilyana Dimitrova/VMFA counties of Chesterfield, Hanover, Henrico and the City of Richmond. ation or expansion of more than 400 companies that have invested Greater Richmond, Where America’s Business Began.
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6 TUESDAY, FEBRUARY 15, 2011 A SPECIALTY PUBLICATION OF THE RICHMOND TIMES-DISPATCH Membership matters Be more than a visitor. Become a member museum hours and events and enjoy the beneﬁts of the Virginia • 10% discount in the VMFA Shop, Amuse Museum of Fine Arts. Membership beneﬁts Restaurant, and Best Café include free admission to ticketed exhibits, • Monthly Member Day with free member discounts, previews, travel opportunities, programs, tours and lectures • Discounts on world-class collections, educational programs classes, programs and ticketed events and more. • Members-only travel opportunities • Monthly Member News e-communications Members also enjoy the knowledge that by • Eligibility to join VMFA Support Groups joining VMFA they support the mission of enriching lives and strengthening the General Membership Options Commonwealth. (General Memberships are fully tax- deductible) Member beneﬁts include: Student $10* • Free tickets and previews for special Individual $50** exhibitions • Invitations to special members- **$40 for seniors, teachers and out-of-state residents only events • Free subscription to myVMFA, Dual $65 the museum’s quarterly magazine • Free Family $75 parking in the VMFA Parking Deck during Reciprocal $125 – PABLO PICASSO Thank you, VMFA, for ﬁlling Richmond with Picasso’s masterpieces. mediageneral.com