Picasso linocuts preview evening

17 June 2016 by Ann

Artwork from the Picasso poster campaign

Artwork from the Picasso poster campaign

Join us at the Lady Lever Art Gallery in Port Sunlight on Wednesday 22 June from 5pm for an exclusive opportunity to view Picasso linocuts, ground-breaking prints on loan to the Gallery from the British Museum, before the exhibition opens to the public on Friday 24 June 2016.

The event, which runs from 5 to 8pm on Wednesday 22 June, invites guests to be the first to see the exhibition of some of Picasso’s most remarkable prints, as well as the chance to enjoy evocative classical Spanish guitar performed by the Liverpool Guitar Society.

Sandra Penketh, Director of Art Galleries said: “To be exhibiting work by an artist of the calibre of Pablo Picasso is certainly something worth celebrating. An evening of art and themed musical performances, open to the public for free, is a fitting way to launch this outstanding exhibition.

“Guests will also have another opportunity to explore our newly opened South End galleries, seeing how a major refurbishment project, funded by Heritage Lottery Fund, has breathed new life into the collections.”

All are welcome, so bring your friends and family.  Refreshments will be available from the Gallery café and souvenirs from the ground floor shop.  To find out more about the free events linked to the exhibition sign up to receive our exhibitions newsletter.

Exhibition runs until 8 January 2017, free entry.


  1. Chris says:

    I went round the Picasso Lino cut exhibition on 26th June and felt the order of the display was incorrect or the reason why it was displayed as it was went over my head. I felt that it should have been displayed showing the print of the first cut, ie the base, then the plain print of the second cut, then the second cut printed on the base print, then the plain print of the third cut, then the third cut printed on the first/second print, then the plain print of the fourth cut, then the fourth cut printed on the first/second/third print. However the plain prints of the second and third cuts were shown next to each other so the build up of the picture was lost. Was it intentional to display it in this order? If so, why?

    • Ann says:

      Hello Christine
      The display order of the print is intentional. They are shown in the order they were produced, showing the decisions that Picasso made along the way to build up to the final piece.

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