Frenemies: Picasso and Matisse

  • 2:00 PM

Stanley Visual Classroom, Iowa Memorial Union, third floor
125 N. Madison St., Iowa City

Frenemies: friend-enemies. Not all friendships are created equal. Frenemies have the outward appearance of friendship, but they can also feel intense rivalry or even hatred for each other. The movie Mean Girls brought attention to the concept when it premiered in 2004, but frenemies has a long history in the art world. In the early twentieth century, Pablo Picasso and Henri Matisse, two of the biggest names in Modern Art, spurred each other on through their friendship and competition. On Wednesdays, they wore stripes.

Saturdays at the Stanley brings the museum’s collection to audiences in a casual, fun, and interactive atmosphere. Each event has a theme that looks at our artwork from a different perspective. Curators lead visitors through a selection of works, share stories about the artists and subject matter, and open the discussion up to the audience. We invite visitors of all ages to participate in these conversations and get (re)acquainted with our collection as we look forward to the opening of our new building! 

2019-2020 Saturdays at the Stanley events are sponsored in part by Little Village.

Cost: Free


Individuals with disabilities are encouraged to attend all University of Iowa-sponsored events. If you are a person with a disability who requires a reasonable accommodation in order to participate in a program, please contact the University of Iowa Stanley Museum of Art in advance at 335-1727.