I was very surprised by the variety of work they had on display. It's not often I get a chance to see a decent collection of sketches and a general brain dump of a famous artist. Those especially made me happy that I made it out. It was like seeing into the mind of a crazy person... who happened to be an artist. Alright, so my favorite piece was a depiction of World War II (and war in general) that looked like a cyberpunk / steampunk assault squad subjugating a defenseless village. Really the depiction fits in so closely it's amazing.
The exhibit was alright for me, you would have loved it if you are into Picasso and / or Cubism. The rest of the museum had some fantastic pieces that I was really into.
The geek factor really comes in a lot harder with the other exhibits on display. I know there are a lot of art geeks out there, so Picasso really gives you good nerd vibrations. Other than that, a lot of the other pieces had either sci fi / fantasy feel to them or what they were doing to create it is so... well flat out bizarre that the whole piece becomes fantastic.
I couldn't take pictures of any of the Picasso pieces, but here are some from the other pieces from the same museum.
Robert Morris's The Astronomer
Look at the depth on this one! that's ridiculous! This piece made me Full Stop when I walked in the room. So amazing.
David Schnell's Tor. Reminds me of a video game world or Virtual World (matrix?) in mid load.
Fred Tomaselli's Woodpecker
The most amazing part of this is that the individual pieces of this woodpecker are composed of a bunch of smaller versions of that item. SOOO the beak is made of a bunch of small beaks, the eyes, a bunch of eyes... so on. Really the detail here is crazy.
Yukinori Yanagi's Dollar Pyramid
Wow. So this piece is a giant dollar bill, made of sand, then split up to make a pyramid. AND THEN he let a shit ton of ants run buckwild through the piece, that is connected by a series of tubes (yes, just like the internet). The whole thing is bound in place afterwards to be displayed. The concept is one of my favorites that I've seen in years.
The museum was pretty fantastic. Although really far for most of you. If you end up an hour or two south of here in Richmond. Check it out.