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Art Institute celebrates relationship between Picasso, Chicago

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Pablo Picasso's "Man with a Pipe" is part of a special Art Institute of Chicago exhibit.

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Pablo Picasso's "Self Portrait with Palette" is part of a special Art Institute of Chicago exhibit celebrating the city's relationship to the famed Spanish artist.

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Pablo Picasso's "The Faun Musician" is part of a special Art Institute of Chicago exhibit.

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Pablo Picasso's "Still Life with Lunch I" is part of a special Art Institute of Chicago exhibit celebrating the city's relationship to the famed Spanish artist.

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Pablo Picasso's "Head of a Woman" is part of a special Art Institute of Chicago exhibit celebrating the city's relationship to the famed Spanish artist.

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Pablo Picasso's "Mother and Child" is part of a special Art Institute of Chicago exhibit celebrating the city's relationship to the famed Spanish artist.

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A figure made of wood, metal, plastic and other materials is on display as part of the Art Institute of Chicago's exhibit "Picasso and Chicago."

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Pablo Picasso's "Weeping Woman I" is part of a special Art Institute of Chicago exhibit.

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Pablo Picasso's "The Old Guitarist" is part of a special Art Institute of Chicago exhibit celebrating the city's relationship to the famed Spanish artist.

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Though he never visited the city, Pablo Picasso left an indelible mark on Chicago. For the past century, the modern spirit of his work has resonated with Chicago art fans, culminating with the unveiling of the iconic Picasso sculpture in the Daley Plaza in 1967. Now his lasting influence -- and his 100-year connection to the city -- is being celebrated in the exhibit "Picasso and Chicago," opening at the Art Institute of Chicago.
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    • Pablo Picasso's “Man with a Pipe” is part of a special Art Institute of Chicago exhibit.
    •  Pablo Picasso’s “Self Portrait with Palette” is part of a special Art Institute of Chicago exhibit celebrating the city’s relationship to the famed Spanish artist.
    •  Pablo Picasso’s “The Faun Musician” is part of a special Art Institute of Chicago exhibit.
    •  Pablo Picasso’s “Still Life with Lunch I” is part of a special Art Institute of Chicago exhibit celebrating the city’s relationship to the famed Spanish artist.
    •  Pablo Picasso’s “Head of a Woman” is part of a special Art Institute of Chicago exhibit celebrating the city’s relationship to the famed Spanish artist.
    •  Pablo Picasso’s “Mother and Child” is part of a special Art Institute of Chicago exhibit celebrating the city’s relationship to the famed Spanish artist.
    •  A figure made of wood, metal, plastic and other materials is on display as part of the Art Institute of Chicago’s exhibit “Picasso and Chicago.”
    •  Pablo Picasso’s “Weeping Woman I” is part of a special Art Institute of Chicago exhibit.
    •  Pablo Picasso’s “The Old Guitarist” is part of a special Art Institute of Chicago exhibit celebrating the city’s relationship to the famed Spanish artist.
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