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Pablo Picasso’s Blue Period (1901-1904) and the Legacy of Pierre Puvis de Chavannes: Susan Behrends Frank, Aimée Brown Price and Kenneth Brummel In Conversation

The Evening Lecture Series is free and open to the public. With inquiries, please contact Kara Carmack at kcarmack@nyss.org.


Kenneth Brummel is Associate Curator, Modern Art, at the AGO, where his selected exhibitions include Picasso: Painting the Blue Period (2021-22), Andy Warhol (2021), Mitchell/Riopelle: Nothing in Moderation (2018), Anthony Caro: Sculpture Laid Bare (2016-17) and Painting Tranquility: Masterworks by Vilhelm Hammershøi (2016). Prior to joining the AGO in 2014, Kenneth Brummel held curatorial positions in several major art museums in the United States, including the Cincinnati Art Museum, the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, and The Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art, Kansas City. He holds a Master’s in Art History from The University of Chicago. Brummel’s area of specialty is late-nineteenth- and twentieth-century international modernism.

Susan Behrends Frank, Curator at The Phillips Collection, earned her Ph.D. with an award-winning dissertation on Spanish and French Surrealism focused on Salvador Dalí and Luis Buñuel.  At the Phillips she has curated and overseen more than 20 exhibitions on European and American art and lectured internationally on the museum’s founder Duncan Phillips.  Dr. Frank and Kenneth Brummel of the Art Gallery of Ontario co-curated Picasso: Painting the Blue Period, an international loan show co-organized by the Phillips and the AGO.  The exhibition is on view at the Phillips Collection February 26 – June 12, 2022.  Featuring 80 works by Picasso, along with artwork by Pierre Puvis de Chavannes, Honoré Daumier, Edgar Degas, Auguste Rodin, Henri de Toulouse-Lautrec, and others, the exhibition is a multi-disciplinary reassessment of Picasso’s work during 1901-1904 that grew out of in-depth conservation studies and research undertaken over the past decade by the Phillips and the AGO on the iconic Blue Period paintings in their respective collections.

Aimée Brown Price, art historian (Ph.D. Yale University), author of two volumes on Pierre Puvis de Chavannes (Yale University Press, 2010), has contributed essays to The Art Bulletin, Art in America, the Gazette des Beaux-Arts, and numerous catalogues inter alia.  Guest curator at The Van Gogh Museum, Amsterdam; The Bunkamura and Shimane museums, Japan, she has taught and lectured extensively in the U.S.—including at the New York Studio School—and abroad. She was awarded a Chevalier in Arts and Letters.

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