Picasso Exhibit at SAM: A “Major Cultural Undertaking” for Seattle

Events, What's New — By Michelle Schusterman on September 26, 2010 at 11:08 pm

Seattle has the honor of being the first U.S. stop for the exhibition “Masterpieces from the Musée National Picasso,” which will be making its way around the world as the famed Musée Picasso in Paris undergoes renovations. This marks the first time an exhibition featuring the beloved 20th century artist has appeared in the Pacific Northwest; something Seattle Art Museum Director Derrick Cartright hopes will elevate community spirit and the local economy.

The exhibition will give Seattleites the opportunity to view 150 works from all points in Picasso’s career. As Cartright mentioned in a recent interview on KCTS9 (see below), what makes Picasso such a unique artist is that, while he was a child prodigy, he continued to innovate and push the envelope through every stage of his long career; no one style defines his work.

The exhibition will begin Octover 8th, 2010, and conclude on January 17th, 2011.

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[image courtesy of teadrinker]

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