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El Paso Museum of Art Celebrates the Life of Picasso with Two New Exhibits

The El Paso Museum of Art looks into the life and art of Pablo Picasso with two exhibits; Celebrating Picasso: Photographs by David Douglas Duncan and Posting Picasso that open to the public on June 26.

The first exhibit is Celebrating Picasso: Photographs by David Douglas Duncan

American photojournalist David Douglas Duncan took his first photograph of Picasso in 1956 at his summer home in southern France and returned often to visit and photograph the artist. The exhibit features 50 of Duncan’s black-and-white photos of Picasso and a video interview with the photographer.

The exhibition is drawn from the collection of The Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art, Kansas City, Missouri and was organized by ExhibitsUSA, a national division of Mid-America Arts Alliance with The Texas Commission on the Arts and The National Endowment for the Arts.

The other exhibit is called Posting Picasso, covering Picasso’s art posters.

Pablo Picasso exhibited continuously across Europe and the rest of the world. Beginning in the second half of the 1940’s, he began to collaborate to produce art posters, publicizing his exhibitions.

Organized by EPMA Senior Curator Patrick Shaw Cable, and drawn from the EPMA’s collection of Picasso posters donated by the estate of Phyllis Bounds, Posting Picasso reveals a realm of the master’s career that combines his artistic creativity with his active self-promotion.

Both exhibitions are free and will be open to the public through September 4. For information, call the Museum of Art at (915) 212-3053 or visit www.ElPasoArtMuseum.org

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