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  • How did Africa and Oceania influence Picasso? The Nelson-Atkins will show you

    Spanish artist Pablo Picasso was long fascinated by art made in Africa, the Americas and the islands scattered to the east of Asia and Australia, often called Oceania. A new exhibit is opening at Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art in Kansas City on Oct. 20 that will explore how this fascination with other cultures influenced Picasso’s work, featuring not only paintings, drawings and sculpture made by Picasso but also masterpieces from these regions.

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At the Nelson’s Picasso show, you’ll get a rare glimpse at this art — and a KC touch

The exhibition “Through the Eyes of Picasso,” opening Friday, Oct. 20, at the Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art in Kansas City, looks at the inspiration he drew from the art of Africa, Oceana and the Americans.

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Inside the Bloch Galleries: An interactive experience

The latest in light, sound and interactive technology highlight works in the new Bloch Galleries at the Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art. The refurbished space opens to the public on Saturday, March 11, and will feature 29 impressionist and post-impressionist works collected and donated by Henry and Marion Bloch. Paintings by Vincent van Gogh, Claude Monet, Paul Cezanne and others are displayed next to the rest of the Nelson’s collection of European works.

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