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“The important thing is to create. Nothing else matters. Creation is all."—Pablo Picasso. Pablo Picasso died on this day in 1973. His Monument is on view in our sculpture garden. 


[Pablo Picasso. Monument. New York, 1972. The Museum of Modern Art, New York. © 2016 Estate of Pablo Picasso / Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York]

Planning a visit to Picasso Sculpture? Tag your photos ‪#‎HowDoYouSee‬. They may appear on moma.org

[Pablo Picasso (Spanish, 1881–1973). Guitar. Paris, 1924. Painted sheet metal, painted tin box, and iron wire. 43 11/16 × 25 × 10 ½ in. (111 × 63.5 × 26.6 cm). Musée national Picasso–Paris. © 2015 Estate of Pablo Picasso/Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York]

Learn how MoMA conservators retraced Picasso’s steps by creating wax models of his Glass of Absinthe sculptures. All six sculptures in the series are currently being shown together for the first time since they were cast and painted in the exhibition Picasso Sculpture.


[Left: Pablo Picasso. Glass of Absinthe. Paris, spring 1914. The Museum of Modern Art, New York. © 2015 Estate of Pablo Picasso/Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York; right: The assembled wax mock-up. All photos by Lynda Zycherman]

Picasso Sculpture opens today! What’s your take on the artist’s three dimensional works? Share your perspective and pics using #HowDoYouSee. 

[Pablo Picasso. Bull. Cannes, c. 1958. The Museum of Modern Art, New York. © 2015 Estate of Pablo Picasso/Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York]

Celebrate Picasso’s birthday surrounded by his sculptures in our current exhibition of more than 100 works. He was born on this day in 1881. 

[Picasso. Head of a Woman. Boisgeloup, 1932. Plaster. The Museum of Modern Art, New York. Gift of Jacqueline Picasso in honor of the Museum’s continuous commitment to Pablo Picasso’s art. © 2015 Estate of Pablo Picasso/Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York]

Get creative in a new sculpture class inspired by Picasso Sculpture. No experience necessary! 

[Pablo Picasso (Spanish, 1881–1973). Guitar. Paris, 1924. Painted sheet metal, painted tin box, and iron wire. 43 11/16 × 25 × 10 ½ in. (111 × 63.5 × 26.6 cm). Musée national Picasso–Paris © 2015 Estate of Pablo Picasso/Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York]

Cubist Masterworks at the Met

In the magazine this week, Peter Schjeldahl reviews a show at the Metropolitan Museum with works by Picasso, Braque, Gris, and Léger:

“Cubism is hard. It was meant to be. That fact, coupled with the style’s subsequent penetration into all manner of visual and intellectual culture, assured it immortality. Sometimes I think that I don’t like Cubism, while knowing that that’s not a good enough excuse to ignore it. Cubism is artistic modernity’s master key.”

Above: Picasso’s “Nude with Raised Arm and Drapery” (1907), from the Lauder collection. Image © 2014 Estate of Pablo Picasso / Ars, NY.