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Lecture “Guernica: Picasso and the Politics of Modern Art”

Saturday, Apr 20, 2013
4 p.m. - 5 p.m.

Law Building
1001 Bissonnet Map & Directions

Speaker: Sandra Zalman, assistant professor of art history, University of Houston

Made over the course of a few months in 1937, Picasso's Guernica has become one of the most enduring political statements in the history of modern art. Seen by millions of people at the World's Fair in Paris that year and at the Museum of Modern Art in New York, where it was on display for 40 years, Guernica is also Picasso's most public aesthetic accomplishment. Sandra Zalman analyzes the circumstances of the painting's creation and accounts for how Guernica continues to shape Picasso's legacy in the history of art. Questions? E-mail

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