Modern Murals for Private Walls
Anna Jozefacka, independent scholar and curator of the exhibition Picasso: A Cubist Commission in Brooklyn Lauren Rosati, Associate Curator, Department of Modern and Contemporary Art, and Research Projects Manager, Leonard A. Lauder Research Center for Modern Art Christopher Reed, Distinguished Professor of English and Visual Culture, Women’s, Gender, and Sexuality Studies, and History of Art, Pennsylvania State University, and 2022–23 Terra Foundation Visiting Professor of American Art, Worcester College, University of Oxford Judy Sund, Professor Emerita, The Graduate Center, City University of New York In 1910, Pablo Picasso embarked on the creation of a group of decorative paintings for the Brooklyn residence of artist, collector, and critic Hamilton Easter Field, but the commission was never completed. Delve into the world of private mural commissions and hear from a range of scholars about the history of this unique, yet unrealized, project, as well as other private painting commissions from different moments in history. Presented in conjunction with the exhibition Picasso: A Cubist Commission in Brooklyn. Subscribe for new content from The Met: #TheMet #Art #TheMetropolitanMuseumofArt #Museum © 2023 The Metropolitan Museum of Art