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More than 400,000 visitors saw “Picasso: Masterpieces from the Musée National Picasso” at the Seattle Art Museum during its run from October 8 through January 17 making it the all-time most popular exhibition in the museum’s history. SAM’s membership also soared to a new record during Picasso, increasing the total number of members from nearly 31,000 in June to over 48,000 households. The museum expects this number to be even higher when it completes the processing of January’s membership results. The museum has commissioned a study to assess the impact of
the exhibition on the economy of the Central Puget Sound and expects results by early March 2011.
Because of the incredibly huge demand to see “Picasso:Masterpieces from the Musée National Picasso,” the Seattle Art Museum will be reopening on Tuesdays during the run of the exhibition and will stay open until midnight on First Thursdays (Nov. 4, Dec. 2 and Jan. 6). SAM is regularly open until 9 pm Thursdays and Fridays, and, during Picasso, visitors can enjoy happy hour at the museum every Friday evening from 6-8 pm.
Everything you need to know about the Picasso exhibit, now on view at the Seattle Art Museum until January 17, and more is available online in a wonderful feature by the Seattle Times. Included is a special section devoted to the various periods in Picasso’s amazingly long career with audio by Derrick R. Cartwright, Director of the Seattle Art Museum. You can access it, which, incidentally, includes a link to exhibition information, by going to the entertainment section and clicking on Picasso works come to SAM.