Picasso Exhibit Breaks Records at Virginia Museum


RICHMOND (AP).- A traveling exhibition of works from Pablo Picasso’s personal collection is breaking records at the Virginia Museum of Fine Arts. Museum spokeswoman Suzanne Hall tells The Richmond Times-Dispatch that more than 75,000 regular admission tickets have been sold. Another 11,577 reserved tickets have been sold. Hall says museum memberships have topped 31,000, another record. She says many of the new memberships can be attributed to interest in Picasso. “Picasso: Masterpieces from the Musee National Picasso, Paris” opened in February and is scheduled to run through May 15. The exhibit includes 176 of the artist’s paintings, drawings, sculptures and etchings. Richmond is the exhibit’s only stop on the East Coast.