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Woman Taking Class at the Met Has Accident Involving Picasso’s “The Actor”

NEW YORK, NY (AP).- An important Picasso painting accidentally damaged by a visitor last week will be repaired in time for a large exhibition of the artist’s works at the Metropolitan Museum of Art in April. “The Actor,” a painting from Picasso’s rose period, will be restored at the museum’s onsite conservation laboratory, the Met said Monday. The museum described the damage as an irregular 6-inch tear to the lower right-hand corner of the painting, Conservation and curatorial experts “fully expect” that the restoration “will be unobtrusive,” the museum said in a statement released Sunday.