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Picasso's Guernica: No Bombs, No Planes

Date: 02/05/2008

The Portland State Library, in partnership with the Art Department, is displaying facsimiles of Pablo Picasso's preliminary sketches for Guernica at the Littman Gallery, Smith Union, form February 7 until March 26. The process of the artist's vision is uniquely portrayed in these sketches for Guernica, one of the most powerful, political paintings of social art protesting the horrors of war. The Gallery's regular hours are: Monday - Friday 12:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m. The Gallery's address is 250 Smith Union. The Gallery is ordinarily closed on Saturday, Sundays, and evenings. There will be some exceptions: Wednesday, Feb. 6: open from 5:00 p.m. - 7:00 p.m. for the opening reception for the Guernica exhibit. Friday, Feb. 15: open from 7:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m. so that people attending Sue Taylor's presentation in the Multicultural Center at 8:00 p.m. may first view the Guernica 42 Preliminary Studies in the Littman Gallery.

On February 15 at 8 pm at the Multicultural Center, 228 Smith Union, Art historian, Professor Sue Taylor will explore the artistic relevance of this provocative work of art in her presentation, "Picasso's Guernica: No Bombs, No Planes."

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