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Visiting an exhibition in person is a much richer experience than visiting online.

The general public saw Cubist artworks for the first time at that annual exhibition in Paris, what are your reactions to these paintings and sculpture nearly a century later? What was your favorite gallery in the exhibition and why? Which works of art impressed you the most and the least?

We thoroughly enjoyed this exhibit. It was comprehensive and beautiful

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The Gottfried family, Harwinton, CT - 4.13.2010 - 12:50 PM
While the Picasso works were relatively scarce, the exhibition provides a stimulating overview of the artist and his period. One may quibble over his purported direct influence on individual artists, one comes away with a sense of shock and awe at the extraordinary achievements of these painters in their century.

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mph - 4.13.2010 - 12:30 PM
Not as much Picasso as advertised; but what was actually on exhibit much more satisfying. Happy to see old favorites, like Nudes, and to find a new one -- Archipenko. And the crowd on a Tuesday was quite manageable.

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margaret - 4.13.2010 - 12:06 PM
I was disappointed in the Picasso exhibit. My three children were also not impressed (ages 14, 18, and 23). I felt there were not enough Picasso's to get a real feel of his progression and contribution as an artist. Also the fact that it was not in a chronological order makes it difficult to put together a full perspective. The Dali and Kalo show were presented much better. My experience did not leave me or my group "wanting more" of Picasso, in fact I left feeling he is highly overrated.

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joe - 4.12.2010 - 8:58 PM
I thought the brochure handed out at the exhibit was a complete waste of paper and ink. It was only a listing of lectures; most of them were already over. It said nothing about Picasso or his contemporaries. There were too few Picasso pictures and the rest were anybody who painted around the same time period. Disappointing. The best part were the photographs except that it was unclear why F. Scott Fitzgerald and Josephine Baker were included except that they were pictures all taken by the same photographer. The photographs on the opposite side on the end should have said more about who the people were in the photographs. They would have been better in the Picasso in Context exhibit. Actually the whole Picasso and the Avante Guarde was really Picasso in Context.

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Kristin - 4.12.2010 - 8:22 PM
Very informative exhibition! Loved seeing Picasso in the context of his time and his contemporaries - a much more enriching approach than programs of the past.
Especially fond of the last room, what with the "Man with Lamb" sculpture and the Dali on the Spanish Civil War. Uncomfortable but poignant!
Only criticism - too much stuff, too many rooms! A prime example of when less would be truly more. Exhausting!!!

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Jerry - 4.12.2010 - 7:46 PM
I lloved the "salon" because it evoked such a period piece. I was most impressed by the Picasso Three Musicians because I never thought that an artist painted so literally from a collage. Oddly, I was very much taken with the Braques. I've never before so enjoyed his work.

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janet fein - 4.12.2010 - 7:38 PM
Our group was so glad that we had gone and had started at a time when it was not too crowded. Exhibit was well planned and the comparing of the artists and their techniques was very informative, so similar yet so different. We all spent 2 1/2 hours amazed at what we were seeing and loving it!.

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Liz Stone - 4.12.2010 - 6:15 PM
We are non-resident members, and we had a limited time window at a time of large crowds. We were looking forward to spending time with the exhibit catalog only to find there was none. What was the thinking there? We did really enjoy what we saw.

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Anonymous - 4.12.2010 - 5:35 PM
I agree with it being way overcrowded...and hot this past Saturday. Wish we had gone midweek. We raced through the first galeries, not able to get close, which was extremely disapointing.
I finally got a good look and a seat in front of the Three Musicians, and the audio had great info about the painting. I enjoyed this the most.

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thr Fays - 4.12.2010 - 4:01 PM
I went on Sunday, it was honestly too crowded to enjoy. I realize the Museum needs to maximize profits in order to justify cost of these exhibits, but between the lines to get in to see the exhibit, the lines to even get close to the paintings in order to read the descriptions, and the lines to get out of the parking garage, I left with a less than gratified feeling. In short, I was disappointed. Also, not quite as much Picasso as I'd hoped, or had been advertised. I have been to other major exhibits at this Museum, and have never walked away feeling this disappointed.

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Nero - 4.12.2010 - 3:48 PM
my headset broke

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Anonymous - 4.11.2010 - 5:58 PM
i thought it was awesome. imagine john lennon and anne frank had a baby, bam! you have the picasso exhibit.

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Grant - 4.11.2010 - 5:21 PM
happy to have seen so many eloquent and profound pieces. makes me want to start sketching again. thanks

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Richard Lara - 4.11.2010 - 5:20 PM
A very powerful display of history through the artist's eyes. His passion,love, perseverance was consistent throughout his life exemplified by his acchievements.

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Alberto Becerra - 4.11.2010 - 5:11 PM
this was a very intresting exhibit

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eli - 4.11.2010 - 4:59 PM
blah blah blah! it was intresting

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dopotom - 4.11.2010 - 4:57 PM
was disappointed at how crowded all of the galleries were...2pm admission on Sunday

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Ted R - 4.11.2010 - 4:44 PM
i enjoyed the paintings and sculptors very much it was a blast to see it all. i would come back any time.it was very crowded but still enjoyed it VERY much!!!!!!

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Eric Biscoveanu - 4.11.2010 - 4:36 PM