Opening Celebration: “Picasso & Masters of 20th Century Printmaking” and “Laurie Shelton’s Cows”

Napa Valley Museum Yountville announces the opening of
Picasso & the Masters of 20th Century Printmaking
in the Main Gallery
& Laurie Shelton’s “Cows”
in the Spotlight Gallery

On exhibition from April 13 through July 14, 2019

Opening Day Ribbon Cutting April 13 at 11 am with Family Activities
Opening Night Celebration April 13 from 5 to 7:30 pm



From April 13 through July 14, 2019, Napa Valley Museum Yountville will present Picasso & The Masters of 20th Century Printmaking, in the Main Gallery. This exhibition is a deep dive into the fine art of printmaking as exemplified by Pablo Picasso and the modern masters of the 20th century. The show walks the viewer through the primary printmaking techniques from lithography, mezzotint, engraving and woodcuts to linocuts, pochoirs, and carborundum etching with interactive demonstrations. The show features 50 plus rare and iconic prints by Picasso, Chagall, Miro, Dali, Matisse, Braque, Matta, and Motherwell. Opening Day Ribbon Cutting on April 13, 2019 at 11 am will include Picasso-inspired face painting by Nimbus Arts, and other fun activities for families; regular admission prices apply; tickets are available at the Museum box office on the day of the event. Opening Night Celebration on April 13, 2019 at 5 pm includes wine and light bites, plus a talk by the exhibition curator. It will also include an auction of an original print generously donated by San Francisco’s Weinstein Gallery. The Opening Night Celebration is FREE for members; $20 for non-members; Advance tickets available via the Buy Tickets link above.

Also on exhibition from April 13 through July 14, 2019: Laurie Shelton’s “Cows” in the Spotlight Gallery. Painter Laurie Shelton is a longtime Napa Valley resident whose paintings of farm animals are highly prized from St. Helena to Palo Alto to Paris. Having lost her husband to brain cancer, the image of a cow became the vehicle for her to work through her emotions. She paints figures and portraits but it is the cow image where she has found a release. This exhibition will include new works as well as a “cattle roundup” of works from the private collections of her fans. Paintings for sale during the exhibition will benefit the Museum’s arts and education programs. The Opening Night Celebration on April 13, 2019 at 5 pm will include an auction of a painting generously donated by the artist, and is FREE for members; $20 for non-members

Daily Museum Admission for this exhibition is: $15: Adult (age 18-64); $7.50: Seniors (65+) and Kids under 18. Admission is Free for Museum Members, residents of the California Veterans Home and Active Duty Military. The Napa Valley Museum Yountville is located at 55 Presidents Circle in Yountville and is open Wednesdays through Sundays from 11 to 4 pm.

Opening Day Ribbon Cutting: Regular daily admission applies.
Opening Night Celebration Tickets
are Free for Napa Valley Museum Yountville Members (subject to verification); Non-Members: $20.00. Includes Museum & Exhibition Admission. Wines by Gen7 Wines https://www.gen7wines.com/ will be served. Proceeds benefit the Napa Valley Museum Yountville’s 501c3 nonprofit arts and education programs.

Direct Ticket Link for Opening Night Celebration Tickets: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/opening-celebration-picasso-masters-of-printmaking-sheltons-cows-tickets-59253042445

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