Lord Attenborough Gifts ‘Red Owl’ by Picasso to University of Leicester Arts Centre

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LEICESTER.- A ceramic by the celebrated artist Pablo Picasso has been given to Embrace Arts, the University of Leicester’s arts centre, by Lord and Lady Attenborough and is now on permanent display there. Lord Attenborough was active in raising the funds to set up Embrace Arts, formerly known as the Richard Attenborough centre, and his continuing support has allowed the arts centre to develop and widen its programmes, while maintaining a focus on disability and inclusion. Co-directors of Embrace Arts, Louisa Milburn and Michaela Butter, commented: “As our patron, Lord Attenborough has always been actively involved with our work and we are extremely grateful to him and his wife for their very kind gift.” Lord and Lady Attenborough, who have given 140 Picasso ceramics to the city of Leicester to be displayed at the New Walk Museum and Art Gallery, donated ‘Red Owl’ to Embrace Arts because its colour and c