PICASSO: THE GREAT WAR,
EXPERIMENTATION AND CHANGE
This NEW Barnes Foundation exhibit explores Pablo Picasso’s work between 1912 and 1924, highlighting the years of the First World War, when the artist began to alternate between cubist and classical modes in his art. The exhibition will show 50 works by Picasso drawn from major American and European museums and private collections, including oil paintings, watercolors, drawings, and four costumes the artist designed for the ballet Some 15 other important canvases by Picasso’s contemporaries—including Henri Matisse, Fernand Léger, and Diego Rivera—will also be presented.
Eastern State Penitentiary was once the most famous and expensive prison in the world, but stands today in ruin, a haunting world of crumbling cellblocks and empty guard towers.
Known for its grand architecture and strict discipline, this was the world’s first true “penitentiary,” a prison designed to inspire penitence, or true regret, in the hearts of convicts.
Its vaulted, sky-lit cells once held many of America’s most notorious criminals, including bank robber “Slick Willie” Sutton and Al Capone. Join us on this unique docent-guided tour.