(Posted November 13, 2017)

Photo: Sarah Anne Wharton '06 

Photo: Sarah Anne Wharton '06 

Huntingdon, Pa. -- Beginning Nov. 16, the Juniata College Museum of Art will present a rare collection of Pablo Picasso’s lithographs titled, “Picasso’s Imaginary Portraits” as part of “Mining the Museum: A Student-Driven Project.” The exhibition will continue until Mar. 3, 2018. The Museum is free and open to the public.

“Mining the Museum” is a collaboration between professors, museum studies practicum students, and museum education students. Jennifer Streb, associate professor or art and curator of the Museum, says, “Professor Blake and I wanted the students to have the chance to come together and work as a team, like they do in the professional world."

According to Streb the collaboration alone makes the exhibit stand out, but there’s somethine else remarkable about this project.  

"Picasso finished the lithographs at the end of his career, with 250 copies reserved for distribution in France and 250 copies for distribution throughout the rest of the world. Furthermore, it’s rare to have the entire suite of 29 images together.”

For more information, please visit http://www.juniata.edu/academics/museum/exhibitions/. To view this rare collection, visit the Juniata College Museum of Art between Nov. 16, 2017 and Mar. 3, 2018. 

 

--Written by Kayla Borden ’18 and Taylor Smallwood ’19-- 

Contact Gabe Welsch at welschg@juniata.edu or (814) 641-3131 for more information.