Touring Museum Exhibits

More than 150 works of Pablo Picasso are on exhibit at the Seattle Art Museum. Picasso’s work, on display through January 17, is on loan  from the Musée National Picasso in Paris, which is currently closed for renovations. The exhibit includes paintings, sculptures, drawings and photographs from Picasso’s personal collection. The Picasso show will travel to two other US museums;  the Virginia Museum of Fine Art (February 19-May 15), and the Fine Arts Museum of San Francisco (June 11-September 18). For more information visit www.picassoinseattle.org

The Boston Museum of Fine Arts, opens a 125,000 square foot wing this month. The new space will showcase an “Art of the Americas” collection, with more than 5,000 works of art produced in North, Central and South America. Included in the collection is the silver “Sons of Liberty” bowl, created by Paul Revere in 1768 to honor members of the Massachusetts House of Representatives who stood up to British rule and resisted laws passed to tax the Colonists, eventually known as the Boston Tea Party. Visit www.mfa.org to learn more.

The Smithsonian- affiliated National Museum of American Jewish History has just opened in Philadephia. A block from the Liberty Bell, this is the first museum in the world devoted to the history of Jewish people in the U.S., from their arrival in 1654, to Barbra Streisand’s turn in Yentl, to the present day. For more information, visit www.nmajh.org

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