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Carnegie curator examines influence of Picassos women
Exhibit in final days at the Turlock center
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The Carnegie Arts Center’s Director and Curator Rebecca Phillips Abbott will be delving into the women of Pablo Picasso’s life and how they inspired him on Sunday.

As part of the Sunday Arts Lecture series, Abbott will present “The Picasso Women” which examines seven women in Picasso’s life, from wives, lovers, models, and muses that had a profound impact on his art.

The lecture is set for 2 p.m. Sunday and is free.

The Carnegie Arts Center is in the waning days of the Picasso ceramics exhibit. The exhibit, “Picasso: 25 Years of Edition Ceramics from the Rosenbaum Collection,” includes 45 ceramic works — plates, bowls, pitchers, vases and plaques — created by Picasso in collaboration with George and Suzanne Ramie and the artisans at their Madoura pottery workshop in Vallauris, Southern France, between the years 1947 and 1971. Posters from previous Picasso ceramics exhibitions and photographs of Picasso at work at the Madoura workshop are also part of the exhibit.


The exhibition was created by Gerald Nordland, noted author and independent curator. The Carnegie was also able to find a few additional pieces for the exhibit that will not be part of the national tour.

The viewing at the Carnegie is the only place the exhibit will be shown in all of California.

The exhibit closes Wednesday. Admission to the Carnegie’s Picasso exhibit is $12 for general admission and $9 for members. Hours are 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Wednesday to Sunday.