On April 19, Anthony Blunt (1907–1983) gives a lecture on the work of Pablo Picasso (1881–1973), in anticipation of an exhibition opening in July.

Knighted that same year, Blunt, the Director of London’s Courtauld Institute, would later be stripped of his knighthood when it was discovered he was a member of a Soviet spy group, the Cambridge Five, who were in operation between the 1930s and 1950s.