Pablo Picasso Masterpieces on Rare World Tour

Portrait of Dora MaarPortrait of Dora Maar, 1937 Oil on canvas Pablo Picasso Spanish, (worked in France) 1881–1973 36 1/4 x 25 9/16 in. Courtesy Musée National Picasso, Paris, © 2010 Estate of Pablo Picasso / Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York

With the Musée National Picasso Paris closing for a 2-year restoration beginning in August 2010, the directors had the rare opportunity to loan out over 150 paintings, drawings, prints, photography and sculpture from Picasso’s personal collection for art exhibits for a nine city international tour. Given the unique circumstances, this will most likely be the only time a loan of this size will take place outside of Paris.

The exhibit has already successfully been displayed in Helsinki, Finland and in Moscow and St. Petersburg, Russia. The first of two west coast stops for the Picasso art exhibit will be in Seattle beginning October 8, 2010 through January 17, 2011 at the Seattle Art Museum.

When the Seattle exhibit concludes on January 17, 2011, it will travel to its only east coast stop at the Virginia Museum of Fine Arts where it will be displayed from February 19, 2011 through May 15, 2011.

At the beginning of summer, the exhibit will travel to San Francisco to be displayed at the Fine Arts Museums of San Francisco from June 11 through October 9, 2011. Don’t miss this rare opportunity to view over 150 of Picasso’s personally selected works of art.

At A Glance:

Rare opportunity to view Picasso’s personal art collection from the Musée National Picasso Paris.

Seattle Art Museum (SAM)
Seattle, Washington
Oct 8, 2010 – Jan 17, 2011
Members Free /
$23 Adults / $20 Seniors /
$18 Students & Teen (13-17)
Child 12 & under Free
Picasso in Seattle Website
Virginia Museum of Fine Arts
Richmond, Virginia
Feb 19, 2011 – May 15, 2011
Members Free / $20 Adults /
$16 Seniors 65+,
Students & Youth (7-17)
Child 6 & under Free
Picasso Exhibit Info
Fine Arts Museums of San Francisco
San Francisco, California
June 11, 2011 – October 9, 2011
Members Free / $20 Adults /
$17 Seniors 65+ /
$16 College / Youth (6-17)
Picasso at de Young

Highly informative video from the Virginia Museum of Fine Arts on the Picasso Art Exhibit:

Learn more about this unique opportunity:

Seattle Picasso Art Exhibit

Richmond, Virginia Picasso Art Exhibit

San Francisco Picasso Art Exhibit

View this excellent video of a visit to the Musée National Picasso Paris from 2006 before its 2 year closure for renovation in August 2010: