Las Meninas, courtesy of the Estate of Pablo Picasso/Artists Rights Society (ARS)

Pablo Picasso is in the Guggenheim's spotlight again, and in a way that ditches all of the vibrant colors, just as Frank Lloyd Wright coincidentally did back in 1959. Picasso Black and White opens today at the museum, and we had a chance to check it out yesterday in all of its monochromatic glory. The artist believed that color weakens, and in order for the audience to appreciate the anatomy and structure of the work the majority of color should be done away with.

The installation will show you Picasso like you've never seen him before, and many of the pieces are on display in the U.S. for the first time here. Also included in the show are sculptures, other works on paper, and "a commanding and somewhat ferocious painting that may presage the epic style of his masterpiece Guernica."

Picasso Black and White runs through January 23rd, 2013. Hours and ticketing vary, with special extended hours for this exhibit on Sundays and Mondays.