Anne Arundel Community College is offering art lovers a chance to learn about renowned artist Pablo Picasso and then travel as a group to Virginia to see a traveling exhibit from his personal collection in Paris, France.
The Virginia Museum of Fine Arts in Richmond, the only East Coast venue for the exhibit, will showcase more than 175 of Picasso’s paintings, drawings, sculptures and etchings created during his 80-year career.
The AACC noncredit, continuing education travel-study class “Pablo Picasso: An Artistic Icon” (ATS 348) meets twice for a lecture and then for the trip by bus coach. First is a 7-9 p.m. lecture on Wednesday, April 27, by Lucinda Dukes Edinberg, who teaches art history at AACC and lectures at the Mitchell Art Gallery at St. John’s College in Annapolis. Gain an overview of Picasso’s powerful, creative works.
The daylong museum trip takes place from 7 a.m.-7 p.m. Saturday, April 30, leaving from the Arnold campus. The $79 class cost includes lecture, transportation, group admission and headsets for an audio-led tour. Lunch is on your own at the museum café or restaurant (reservations advised through the museum).
The deadline for class registration is April 18. Register online, by mail, in person or by phone. For a brochure and information, visit www.aacc.edu/artsandcrafts
or call 410-777-2325.