Seattle Art Museum’s Picasso Exhibition Surpasses 400,000 Visitors, Breaks Record


SEATTLE, WA.- Picasso: Masterpieces from the Musée National Picasso, Paris has broken SAM’s record for the most popular exhibition in the history of the Seattle Art Museum (SAM) downtown, attracting more than 400,000 visitors and boosting its membership to an all time high during its showing in Seattle, October 8, 2010 through January 17, 2011. More than 400,00 visitors, including students with school groups from throughout Washington state and beyond, toured the exhibition of more than 150 paintings, sculptures, drawings, prints and photographs from virtually every phase of Pablo Picasso’s (1881-1973) legendary career. The exhibition’s attendance surpassed the museum’s previous record-breaker, Impressionism: Paintings Collected by European Museums, which attracted 316,000 attendees between June 12 and August 29, 1999. Drawn from the collection of the Musée National Picasso in Paris, the largest a