The City of St. Augustine has a LOT to celebrate! This year marks the 500th
anniversary of the discovery of Florida by Ponce de Leon, and, the City itself will
celebrate it’s 450th anniversary on September 8th, 2015. Between now and then
residents and visitors will be invited to numerous special events designed to embrace
St. Augustine’s roots.
To kick things off, the St.Augustine Visitor’s Center is hosting an exhibit that combines
art and Spanish influence – “Picasso Art & Arena.” The exhibit includes a collection of
39 original pieces created by famous 20th Century Spanish painter, Pablo Picasso,
and showcases his love for bullfighting. Uniquely laid out in a circle, like a bullfight ring,
the “Arena” offers a rare glimpse into some famous and rare pieces, and highlights
Picasso’s diversity in use of media and technique.
But, don’t think you have to be an art aficionado to enjoy the exhibit. Each piece has an
interesting story, and the specially trained guides will give you a tour that will help you
understand the art, and the man who created it – and Picasso was an interesting guy!
Check out the story below from Teri Coutu
“Picasso Art & Arena” will be at the St. Augustine Visitor’s Center from February 1st -
May 11th, 2013. Open daily from 9am – 5pm, ticket prices range from free for kids 6 and
under, to $10 for adults, and there are several discounts for specific groups. For more
information visit the website at: www.picassoartandarena.com, or call 904.825.1053.