Saturdays at the Stanley - Frenemies: Picasso and Matisse

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Saturdays at the Stanley - Frenemies: Picasso and Matisse
Saturday, November 9, 2019 - 2:00pm
Stanley Visual Classroom, room 376 (Richey Ballroom)
Iowa Memorial Union (IMU)

Frenemies: friend-enemies. Not all friendships are created equal. Frenemies have the outward appearance of friendship, but they can also feel intense rivalry or even hatred for each other. The movie Mean Girls brought attention to the concept when it premiered in 2004, but frenemies has a long history in the art world. In the early twentieth century, Pablo Picasso and Henri Matisse, two of the biggest names in Modern Art, spurred each other on through their friendship and competition. On Wednesdays, they wore stripes.

Saturdays at the Stanley brings the museum’s collection to audiences in a casual, fun, and interactive atmosphere. Each event has a theme that looks at our artwork from a different perspective. Curators lead visitors through a selection of works, share stories about the artists and subject matter, and open the discussion up to the audience. We invite visitors of all ages to participate in these conversations and get (re)acquainted with our collection as we look forward to the opening of our new building! 

2019-2020 Saturdays at the Stanley events are sponsored in part by Little Village.