A Hidden Picasso

February 23-July 31, 2007

This exhibition examines Picasso's Scéne de Rue, on view in Matisse and Beyond: The Painting and Sculpture Collection. During conservation work on the painting, X-rays revealed an image beneath its surface: an unfinished painting of a Parisian nightclub bearing a striking resemblance to another Picasso painting, Le Moulin de la Galette. The exhibition details this fascinating discovery.

man standing and gesturing in front of painting

Will Shank, SFMOMA's former head conservator; photo: Guggenheim Bilbao