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Pablo Picasso at the VMFA

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Portrait of Dora Maar, 1937, Pablo Picasso (Spanish, 1881–1973) oil on canvas, 36¼ x 25 9/16 in. (92 x 65 cm) Musée National Picasso, Paris ©2010 Estate of Pablo Picasso / Artist Rights Society (ARS), New York.
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Portrait of Dora Maar, 1937, Pablo Picasso (Spanish, 1881–1973) oil on canvas, 36¼ x 25 9/16 in. (92 x 65 cm) Musée National Picasso, Paris ©2010 Estate of Pablo Picasso / Artist Rights Society (ARS), New York.

You could say the Virginia Museum of Fine Arts long has been a sleeping giant on the national art scene: i.e. big collection but little attention. But as Jesse Dukes tells us, many wonder whether that might change, now that the VMFA is opening a new exhibition of Pablo Picasso's works.

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