Celebrating the Genius of Pablo Picasso

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Please note: This program will take place in the tech room (behind the reference desk) and space is limited.

2023 has marked the 50th anniversary of the death of Pablo Ruiz Picasso, the artistic genius born in Málaga, Spain at the beginning of the 20th century. Throughout the year, exhibitions, initiatives, and events have been held around the world to commemorate his life and work. In addition, the Center for Picasso Studies was inaugurated at the Musée National Picasso-Paris.

The exhibitions and programs of “Picasso Celebration 1973-2023” highlighted the artist’s accomplishments throughout the 20th century and his continued influence on 21st-century artists. Here at the Livingston Library, we too will celebrate the life and artistic legacy of Pablo Picasso. 

Join presenter Janet Mandel to learn about the life and works of the 20th century’s true artistic genius, who recorded his vision of this tumultuous century via his passion for avant-garde art, beautiful women, and original ideas.  You will discover Picasso’s inexhaustible creativity and explore his unique life, as revealed through beautiful images of his major paintings and sculptures.

Janet taught in New Jersey’s public schools for 32 years, the last eighteen of which were at Columbia High School in Maplewood, where she taught English, art history, and world languages and cultures. Now retired, Janet presents illustrated talks on a variety of art history topics at adult schools, libraries, museums, senior centers, community centers, and similar venues.

The program is open to all and no registration is needed.

It is made possible with the support of the Friends of the Livingston Public Library.