Who Knew WashU? 7.26.16

Question: How many pieces by Pablo Picasso does the Mildred Lane Kemper Art Museum have in its collection?

Pablo Picasso, Les femmes d'Alger (Women of Algiers), Variation "N", 1955
Pablo Picasso (Spanish, 1881-1973), “Les femmes d’Alger (Women of Algiers), Variation ‘N’,” 1955. Oil on canvas, 45 x 57 5/8″. Mildred Lane Kemper Art Museum, Washington University in St. Louis. University purchase, Steinberg Fund, 1960. © Estate of Pablo Picasso / Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York.

Answer: B) The museum has 25 Picasso pieces in its collection, though only one — “Les femmes d’Alger (Women of Algiers), Variation ‘N'” (shown) — is on public display. The university purchased the painting in 1960, only five years after its creation.

Learn more about the Kemper’s art collection.  

Congrats to this week’s winner, Amy Hosford, of Alumni & Development for Olin, who will receive an “I Knew WashU” luggage tag!


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