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Picasso: In Richmond and at Your Library

Picture of Picasso and large vase

The Virginia Museum of Fine Arts is celebrating its 75th anniversary by hosting the only East Coast exhibition of "Picasso: Masterpieces from the Musée National Picasso, Paris."

The exhibition opened February 19, and will continue through May 15.

Before (or after) you head down to Richmond, take a little Picasso home with you from the library:

The Cubist Epoch (videorecording)

Modern Painting, from 1800 to the Present by Gaetan Picon

Loving Picasso: The Private Journal of Fernande Olivier by Fernande
Olivier

The Atrium Gallery: Gunther Meyer

White Orchid by Gunther Meyer


Works by Gunther Meyer are on display in the Headquarters Atrium Gallery through February.

See selected works below.

 

Dogwood

Dogwood
$95

Wine & Cheese Reception and "The Mystery of Picasso" on 2/22

The Mystery of Picasso

6-7pm: Wine & Cheese Reception hosted by the Fredericksburg Sister City Association
7-8:30pm: Film, "The Mystery of Picasso"

Don't miss our screening of "The Mystery of Picasso" on Tuesday, February 22 at 7pm, Headquarters Library theater.

The Fredericksburg Sister City Association will be hosting a pre-movie Wine & Cheese reception beginning at 6pm. If you are interesting in finding out more about the Fredericksburg Sister City Association and our ties with Fréjus, France, be sure to stop by. Bring a friend or two!

The Mystery of Picasso
(Suitable for high school through adult, 75 min)
An exploration of the mind and motivations of Picasso, as he creates works live, in this exposé of a master at work. One of the greatest art documentaries ever made captures the exhilarating moment and mystery of creativity of the 20th century's greatest artist Pablo Picasso. French film director Georges Clouzot (Diabolique, Wages of Fear) persuaded his friend Picasso to perform his drawing and painting on glass while filmed from other side. The master creates 20 mesmerizing works. Casual comments between the two prove fascinating. In French with easy-to-read English subtitles.

Join us every month for great Art Films on the big screen.

CRRL Presents: Joseph C. DiBella, Distinguished Professor of Art and Art History

Joseph C. DiBella, Distinguished Professor of Art and Art History

This interview airs beginning February 16.
During an exhibit of his work in the duPont Gallery at the University of Mary Washington, Joe DiBella talked about art, his love of teaching, and the 25 years reflected in the exhibition. 

Find out more about CRRL Presents.

The Atrium Gallery: The Students of Johnny Johnson's Workshop

The Atrium Gallery: The Students of Johnny Johnson's Workshop

Artwork by the students of Johnny Johnson's workshop is on display in the Headquarters Library Atrium Gallery and theater this January.

 See selected works below.
 

Graycliff Garden's Cat by Pat Knock

Graycliff Garden's Cat by Pat Knock
Acrylic on board, $200

Scott Turow to Speak at the Fredericksburg Forum

Attorney and author Scott Turow is the writer of eleven works of fiction and nonfiction, including the bestselling Presumed Innocent and its sequel, Innocent. Mr. Turow will be speaking at the Fredericksburg Forum at the University of Mary Washington on March 17, 2011. Read on for information about the author and an annotated list of selected readalikes you might enjoy. For more information on Fredericksburg Forum lecture, visit http://www.umw.edu/forum/.

2011 Art Films

Art Film - The Great Artists 2: Durer, Michelangelo, Raphael

Another year of great art films begins tomorrow night, Tuesday, January 18, at Headquarters with a sceening of The Great Artists 2: Durer, Michelangelo, Raphael. In separate episodes, art historian Tim Marlow explores the lives and works of Dürer, Michelangelo, and Raphael. Filming takes place throughout the world..

Films are shown each month in the Headquarters Library theater at 7pm. See the full 2011 line-up.

Classics in the Afternoon: High Noon

High Noon

Come to the Central Rappahannock Regional Library as we present the the classic Western film High Noon at the England Run Branch on Thursday, January 13th at 2:00 pm. 

A lawman (Gary Cooper) stands alone to defend a town of cowardly citizens against a gang of revenge-seeking criminals. The odds are against the marshall, who stands to lose not only the town but also the love of his life (Grace Kelly).

The Atrium Gallery: Teen Art Show Winners

This December the Headquarters Atrium Gallery features art by the two winners of our 15th Annual Teen Art Show.

Katy Shepard won "Best in Show" and Peter Krachenfels won first place in the Grade 9-10 category.

See selected works below.


Arizona Skies, Katy Shepard

Arizona Skies, Katy Shepard
Mixed media

Classics in the Afternoon: It's a Wonderful Life

Come join the Central Rappahannock Regional Library as we present Frank Capra's classic inspirational film It's a Wonderful Life at the England Run Branch on Thursday, December 9th at 2:00 pm.

George Bailey (James Stewart), a desperate and suicidal man, is visited by a guardian angel who shows him how important he has been to those around him in his life.  Also starring Donna Reed and Lionel Barrymore.