Opening Reception: Tuesday September, 13 from 6 - 8pm.

McClain Gallery is pleased to present Imagining Backwards: Seven Decades of Picasso Master Prints, an exhibition of 50+ works that provides a succinct overview of one of the most influential artists of the 20th century. The artwork dates from 1905 to 1970, with an emphasis on the 1920’s and 1930’s, and in particular the iconic Vollard Suite (1930 – 1937). Imagining Backwards is on view from September 13th through October 29th.

The opening of the exhibition coincides with the opening of Picasso: The Line, an exhibition organized by the Menil Drawing Institute. McClain Gallery hopes to contribute to the active dialog about Picasso occurring in the community this fall.

A fully illustrated catalog accompanies the exhibition. Renowned art historian Charles Stuckey provided written commentary on a selection of works for the Imagining Backwards catalog. Also included in the catalog, a foreword by Museum of Fine Art, Houston’s Director Gary Tinterow. 


View the exhibition catalog here.