Picasso: War, Combat, and Revolution

By Harvard Art Museums

The current installation, which complements the Harvard course World Fairs, focuses on Picasso’s engagement with war, combat, and revolution.

A black and white photograph depicting student seated looking at an abstract painting with one person standing off the to left.
Saturday, January 20 10am – Sunday, May 5 5pm

Open 10am–5pm
Open Tuesday-Sunday 10am-5pm
Closed on major holidays

All ages.


Harvard Art Museums
(617) 495-9400

No application or registration needed.



  • In-person only.

Harvard Art Museums
32 Quincy
Cambridge, MA 02138

Neighborhood 9


Additional information

It explores Guernica’s core themes, the repressive Spanish dictator Francisco Franco, broader imagery of death, struggles of good and evil (represented by matadors, Minotaurs, Classical competition mythology), political and artistic revolution, and issues of desire and capture.

Event continues to run during February vacation and April vacation.