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Imagine Picasso in Vancouver

Imagine Picasso in Vancouver

Imagine Picasso is an immersive art exhibition at the Vancouver Convention Centre. It celebrates Pablo Picasso’s famous paintings in a modern new way.

The event runs from October 27th until early January in 2022.

 


To purchase tickets see the Imagine Picasso website.


 

Vancouver’s Imagine Picasso Art Exhibition

Following the success of Imagine Van Gogh, the Vancouver Convention Centre plays host to another immersive art exhibition in the fall of 2021, this time featuring the works of Pablo Picasso.

Imagine Picasso celebrates Picasso’s creative endeavours by projecting his art onto unique shapes in a large hall. Thanks to Rudy Ricciotti, a famous figure in French architecture, guests can expect to see massive Origami-style structures act as screens at the exhibition.

Images of over 200 of Picasso’s paintings are on display together for the first time ever, and they can be admired from a fresh perspective at this Vancouver art exhibition.

(Note: Imagine Picasso is put on by the same organization as Imagine Van Gogh which ran in Vancouver between the spring and mid-October of 2021. Both exhibitions are impressive!)

 

Imagine Picasso in Vancouver

 

When and Where

Imagine Picasso opened in October of 2021 at the Vancouver Convention Centre in Coal Harbour. The first day of the season was Wednesday, October 27th, and the exhibition is scheduled to run until January 8th in 2022.

The venue’s address is 1055 Canada Place. The Convention Centre is made up of two buildings. There is the new, modern building which was built in time for the 2010 Olympic Games. It features a walking and cycling path along the waterfront that leads to the Stanley Park Seawall. The other building, known as Canada Place, was built in time for the World’s Fair, or Expo 86, which took place in Vancouver in 1986. Both buildings themselves are local attractions.

Whereas Imagine Van Gogh took place earlier in the year in the newer building, located just west of Canada Place, Imagine Picasso happens in the Canada Place building (not far from the entrance to FlyOver Canada, although you enter the building near the entrance to the Pan Pacific Hotel). Canada Place is the building with the white sails on top.

 


To purchase tickets see the Imagine Picasso website.


 

Displays at Imagine Picasso

 

How Much Does Imagine Picasso Cost?

Due to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic and provincial restrictions, tickets are only valid for specific timeslots so capacity can be safely limited at all times. In accordance with provincial guidelines, Imagine Picasso is also a contactless experience. Regular admission rates are listed below.

 

Mondays to Thursdays

  • Adults (ages 16+) – $39.99
  • Students – $36.99
  • Children (ages 4 to 15) – $34.99
  • Little Kids (ages 3 and under) – Free

 

Fridays to Sundays

  • Adults (ages 16+) – $49.99
  • Students – $46.99
  • Children (ages 4 to 15) – $44.99
  • Little Kids (ages 3 and under) – Free

 

Note: Ticket prices above are subject to change. Visit the Imagine Picasso website for the most up-to-date information or to purchase your tickets online.

 

Informational Displays at Imagine Picasso

 

Imagine Picasso Video

To give you a really good idea of what to expect at the exhibition, check out the video below.

As you’ll see in the video, there are three main rooms at the show. In the first are informational displays about the life, history and art of Pablo Picasso. There is also a giant photo of the artist himself.

The second room contains pictures and information about some of Picasso’s most famous drawings and paintings. Picasso produced a lot of art, and you’ll find a lot of it in this gallery. The third room is the largest. In it you’ll see giant projections of the artist’s work on multiple multidimensional screens. The room is full of beautiful imagery with classical music playing in the background. It offers an exceptional way to experience Picasso’s art.

 

 

Who Was Pablo Picasso?

Known as one of the greatest artists of the 20th century, Pablo Picasso was a master of modern art. He remained popular throughout his 70+ year career, during which he created over 65,000 pieces of art.

Picasso was born in southern Spain, although he spent most of his life in France. He lived from 1881 until 1973.

Picasso’s body of work is especially impressive when you consider how many styles and forms of art he seamlessly adapted to. He produced priceless drawings, paintings, sculptures, ceramics and more.

During different times in his life the artist experimented with different styles. Over time, historians have divided his long career into a few different eras, such as BlueRose, and Cubism. Much of his work in the late 1910’s and early 1920’s, for example, was neoclassical. In the 1920’s, meanwhile, it was more surrealist.

Rather than focus on only one time period, the team behind Imagine Picasso has selected pieces from multiple points of Picasso’s career, thus showcasing how diverse of an artist he truly was.

 

 

Picasso Paintings Wall

 

Other Information

For more information about the event go to the Imagine Picasso website.

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