Crystal Bridges announces new artwork by Picasso, Magritte, Haas and more

Pablo Picasso’s “Seated Woman in Chemise” / Crystal Bridges

A painting by Pablo Picasso is one of several new pieces of artwork that will be on display at Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art beginning in late April.

Picasso’s Seated Woman in a Chemise is on loan from the Tate Modern in London and can be viewed from April 29 through July 2017, according to a news release. Belgian artist Rene Magritte’s L’Anniversaire will be available later this fall. Both works will be showcased as part of a reinstallation of Modernist works.

“These very special loans offer a wonderful opportunity for visitors to view works by American Modernists side-by-side with masters of the European avant-garde who had great influence in America,” said Margi Conrads, director of curatorial affairs for Crystal Bridges.

Crystal Bridges also loans works of art from its permanent collection to museums around the world. Georgia O’Keeffe’s Jimson Weed, White Flower No. 1, will be on loan to Tate Modern as part of a major retrospective of O’Keeffe’s work this year.

Philip Haas’s The Four Seasons sculptures, on loan from Sonnabend Gallery in New York, will be on display along the Orchard Trail and in the museum’s courtyard through September 2016. The work is a series of monumental fiberglass heads inspired by Giuseppe Arcimboldo’s four 1563 Italian Renaissance paintings: Spring, Summer, Autumn, and Winter. Smaller, three-foot high sculptures of The Four Seasons, will be located inside the museum’s Bridge Gallery.

Haas will be at the museum from 1-2 p.m. Friday, April 29 for an outdoor conversation about his work. The event is free, and no registration is required.

In addition, five pieces have been added to the “Black Unity” exhibit, which includes artwork created over the past five decades by black artists in an array of media, including photography, sculpture, painting, and tapestry.

From the release:

Rooted in the personal experiences and reflections of each artist, the works explore family, historical figures and events, and cultural touchstones that resonate within the African American community. Ultimately, the unique voices of these artists come together to tell a story that transcends color and creed and unites viewers under a shared American experience.

“Black Unity” can be viewed from May 4 until Sept. 5.