Coffee with a Curator

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April 6 @ 10:30am 11:30am

The Picasso that Wasn’t: “Bust of a Woman”

Join us for this installment of our Coffee with a Curator series, where Museum Staff or invited guests speak on a range of Dalí-inspired topics. In conjunction with our Picasso and the Allure of the South exhibition, this month’s lecture will feature Andy Huse, special collections archivist at the University of South Florida Libraries, exploring “The Picasso that Wasn’t: “Bust of a Woman.”

In 1973, the administration of the University of South Florida announced that it was raising funds to install a massive concrete Picasso sculpture on the Tampa campus. For a brief moment in 1973, it appeared that USF would host Picasso’s 120 foot-tall sculpture “Bust of a Woman.”  From the outset, USF’s campaign faced unexpected obstacles during a tumultuous time.  Join USF history fan Andy Huse for a fun presentation on the full story.

Location: The Dalí Museum’s Will Raymund Theater (registration required), with overflow seating available in the Raymond James Community Room or live on YouTube (link below).

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Photo of Andy Huse

Andy Huse is an archivist in Special Collections at the University of South Florida Libraries and the author of “From Saloons to Steakhouses: A History of Tampa.”