TARPON SPRINGS - The Leepa-Rattner Museum of Art presents Picasso Highlights including Picasso Ceramics from the Bernie Bercuson Collection of the Museum of Art Fort Lauderdale, From War to Peace and Kids' Guernica: International Children's Peace Mural Project.
The exhibitions opened Nov. 12 and runs through Sunday, Jan. 7, 2007.
Picasso Ceramics from the Bernie Bercuson Collection of the Museum of Art, Fort Lauderdale is a nationally touring exhibition featuring colorful, decorative ceramics by Pablo Picasso created following World War II at a time when he was attempting "to get back to his inner child".
From War to Peace includes a special grouping of prints, drawings and posters that chronicle Picasso's search for peace after the years of World War II.
Kids' Guernica: International Children's Peace Mural Project is an international peace project for children to react to create messages of peace through art. The project was begun in Japan in 1995, the 50th anniversary of World War II. Children attending Hudson Elementary School in Hudson, Florida, created a peace mural made up of canvas panels joined together to present a mural that is the same size of Picasso's Guernica.
LRM is pleased to present a Picasso films series in conjunction with the Museum's Picasso exhibition.
Showing continuously in the theater-like setting within The Challenge of Modern Art, visitors may view the only full-scale reproduction of Pablo Picasso's renowned Guernica accompanied by a light and sound analysis of the work - portions of the painting light up as they are discussed.
Films in the Gallery are daily Tuesday through Sunday throughout the run of the exhibition until Jan. 7, 2007, free to all.
1 p.m. - The Mystery of Picasso. Henri-Georges Clouzot made this documentary while Pablo Picasso was making art. In 1984 this film was declared to be a national treasure by the French government.
3 p.m. - Picasso: War, Peace, Love. This film is a documentary on the life and legacy of Pablo Picasso and is considered to a moving tribute to the single most influential figure in 20th century art.
Sun., Nov. 26 at 1:30 p.m. - Surviving Picasso starring Academy Award winner Anthony Hopkins. The story is told from the viewpoint of Picasso's longtime mistress and mother of his children and is an intimate, insightful tale of genius, beauty and obsession. This film will be shown in the Museum Auditorium and is offered free to all.
The Leepa-Rattner Museum of Art is located just west of Highway 19 at 600 Klosterman Road on the Tarpon Springs Campus of St. Petersburg College. Museum hours are 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., Tues. through Sat.; evening hours are Thurs., 5 - 9 p.m. and Sun. hours are 1 - 5 p.m. Admission is $5 for adults and $4 for seniors and free to children and students with ID. Sunday admission is free to all and docent tours are offered at 2 p.m. The Museum is closed major holidays. For information or directions, contact the Museum at (727) 712-5762 (LRM).
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