Picasso Show To Open Kunsthaus Zurich’s 100th Birthday

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Pablo Picasso - "Bathers with Beach Ball" (Baigneuses au ballon), 1928. Oil on canvas, 16 x 22 cm. Private collection. © 2010 ProLitteris, Zurich.

ZURICH (REUTERS).- Kunsthaus Zurich, where
Picasso had his first museum show in 1932, is celebrating its centenary
with a special program including an exhibition
showing
how contemporaries received the Spanish artist’s work.
The program kicks off on February
12 with a rare opportunity for the public to glimpse the world-renowned
collection of controversial Zurich industrialist Emil Buehrle and
culminates with a show marking the 150th anniversary of the birth of Carl
Moser, the Jugendstil building’s architect.  The museum revisits its landmark
1932 Picasso exhibition in the final months of its centenary year,
allowing the 21st century public to view his groundbreaking art afresh
with 70 works from the original show.