Despite the potential cold and snow that New York can be in the winter, it’s worth going for all to see and do. Not least of which is the current Picasso exhibit at the MoMA- “Picasso Sculpture.” This is a huge exhibit showcasing close to140 sculptures, spanning across 11 large rooms on the museum’s fourth floor. A Picasso exhibit at the MoMA is no new thing, and a large, impressive show is also keeping with the museum’s commitment to the artist’s works, but this show is on a whole other level. It is expansive, it’s three dimensional, and a surprise to even the most ardent impressionist fan.
Picasso was a prolific artist, and many have been exposed to his paintings, but not many of us have witnessed his sculptures. Here is a rare opportunity to do so as a good allotment of the pieces have never been exhibited in New York, and may not be seen again for years to come. The sculptures were made from 1902 to 1964 and are from almost a dozen media, including sheet metal, plaster, wood, etc. There is no over-stating the magnitude of this show because there has not been a Picasso exhibit like this since the 1960s. The MoMa “Picasso Sculpture” show goes through February 7th.