LOUISVILLE, Ky (WDRB) — A shipment of pieces by renowned artist Pablo Picasso has landed in Louisville to be put on display at the Kentucky Museum of Art & Craft (KMAC).
Making their first appearance in the United States, the Picasso pieces will be on display at the museum, located at 715 W Main St., as part of its Picasso in the Bluegrass: From Antibes to Louisville exhibition from Dec. 14, through March 22, 2020.
"This has been an incredible project. I never thought it wouldn’t happen," KMAC Museum Director Aldy Milliken said. "I just wasn’t sure how we were going to do it. It’s not overwhelming. I don’t give up on projects, and this is really important for our city and it’s very important for the museum."
Everyone — from pilots to customs officials to forklift operators — knew every inch of the journey the pieces went through to arrived at the KMAC Museum.
"Security has been with us every step of the way to make sure these priceless pieces of art make it to their final destination," UPS spokesperson Becca Hunnicutt said.
The exhibition will include approximately 50 ceramics and works on paper created by Picasso between 1931 and 1956, according to a news release from the museum. The works are part of the collection of the Musée Picasso in Antibes, France. The Picasso in the Bluegrass exhibition marks the first time these works have been seen outside of Europe.
Tickets for the exhibition will cost $9 for adults and $6 for those over 65 years of age and members of the U.S. military. Students with valid identification, children 17 years and younger and KMAC members will be admitted for free. For more information, visit KMAC's official website.
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