Picasso, Braque, and Leger: 20th Century Modern Masters

September 24, 2016 - November 27, 2016

Georges Braque, Fernand Léger and Pablo Picasso are as familiar to the masses as their art is to the general populace. Each man had the will to persist, innovate and change the course of art forever. They suffered derision for their attempts, but with the passing of time, their importance was established in the evolution of art and remains so today.

Picasso and Braque worked closely together until the outbreak of World War I, during which time they lived out one of the most fabulous adventures of modern art. Léger established his bare, massive style at the same time. In the years following the War, he became increasingly fascinated by the industrial civilization making humans a part of the mechanical universe.


Picasso, Braque, and Léger left behind an extensive legacy through the medium of printmaking which can be observed in this well-balanced selection of more than 60 important prints that includes some of the best known examples by each artist.

September 23, 6pm: Opening Reception
Preview the exhibit with a lecture by the exhibit curator, Reilly Rhodes, director and chief curator of Contemporary and Modern Print Exhibitions in Laguna Niguel, CA. The lecture will begin approximately 6:30pm.

$10 Members / $15 Non Members. Cash bar and appetizers. RSVP here.

Silver Members and Above are invited for cocktails and appetizers with CEO Charles Shepard and Curator Reilly Rhodes at 5:30pm. Silver Members and Above also receive complimentary admission to this reception and lecture and should RSVP for this event by calling 422.6467.

Curator’s Tour: November 3, 12:15-1pm
President & CEO and Chief Curator Charles Shepard will take you on a gallery tour of this exhibition. From his specialized and personal point of view, Shepard offers a unique perspective as the visionary for all exhibitions at FWMoA. Tours are free with gallery admission.

This exhibit has been made possible with generous support from Lincoln Financial Foundation.