Picasso exhibit breaks records at Virginia museum

Portrait of Dora Maar, 1937, Pablo Picasso (Spanish, 1881–1973) oil on canvas, 361⁄4 x 25 9/16 in. (92 x 65 cm) Musée National Picasso, Paris ©2010 Estate of Pablo Picasso / Artist Rights Society (ARS), New York. Photo: Réunion des Musées Nationaux / Art Resource, NY

Portrait of Dora Maar, 1937, Pablo Picasso (Spanish, 1881–1973) oil on canvas, 361⁄4 x 25 9/16 in. (92 x 65 cm) Musée National Picasso, Paris ©2010 Estate of Pablo Picasso / Artist Rights Society (ARS), New York. Photo: Réunion des Musées Nationaux / Art Resource, NY

RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — A traveling exhibition of works from Pablo Picasso’s personal collection is breaking records at the Virginia Museum of Fine Arts.

Museum spokeswoman Suzanne Hall tells The Richmond Times-Dispatch that more than 75,000 regular admission tickets have been sold. Another 11,577 reserved tickets have been sold.

Hall says museum memberships have topped 31,000, another record. She says many of the new memberships can be attributed to interest in Picasso.

“Picasso: Masterpieces from the Musee National Picasso, Paris” opened in February and is scheduled to run through May 15.

The exhibit includes 176 of the artist’s paintings, drawings, sculptures and etchings.

Richmond is the exhibit’s only stop on the East Coast.

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Portrait of Dora Maar, 1937, Pablo Picasso (Spanish, 1881–1973) oil on canvas, 361⁄4 x 25 9/16 in. (92 x 65 cm) Musée National Picasso, Paris ©2010 Estate of Pablo Picasso / Artist Rights Society (ARS), New York. Photo: Réunion des Musées Nationaux / Art Resource, NY

Portrait of Dora Maar, 1937, Pablo Picasso (Spanish, 1881–1973) oil on canvas, 361⁄4 x 25 9/16 in. (92 x 65 cm) Musée National Picasso, Paris ©2010 Estate of Pablo Picasso / Artist Rights Society (ARS), New York. Photo: Réunion des Musées Nationaux / Art Resource, NY

Celestina (The Woman with One-Eye), 1904, Pablo Picasso (Spanish, 1881–1973) oil on canvas, 29 5/16 x 23 in. (81 x 60 cm) Musée National Picasso, Paris ©2010 Estate of Pablo Picasso / Artist Rights Society (ARS), New York. Photo: Réunion des Musées Nationaux / Art Resource, NY

Celestina (The Woman with One-Eye), 1904, Pablo Picasso (Spanish, 1881–1973) oil on canvas, 29 5/16 x 23 in. (81 x 60 cm) Musée National Picasso, Paris ©2010 Estate of Pablo Picasso / Artist Rights Society (ARS), New York. Photo: Réunion des Musées Nationaux / Art Resource, NY

Two Women Running on the Beach (The Race), Summer 1922, Pablo Picasso (Spanish, 1881–1973) gouache on plywood, 12 13/16 x 16 3/16 in. (32.5 x 41.1 cm) Musée National Picasso, Paris ©2010 Estate of Pablo Picasso / Artist Rights Society (ARS), New York. Photo: Réunion des Musées Nationaux / Art Resource, NY

Two Women Running on the Beach (The Race), Summer 1922, Pablo Picasso (Spanish, 1881–1973) gouache on plywood, 12 13/16 x 16 3/16 in. (32.5 x 41.1 cm) Musée National Picasso, Paris ©2010 Estate of Pablo Picasso / Artist Rights Society (ARS), New York. Photo: Réunion des Musées Nationaux / Art Resource, NY

The Goat, 1950, Pablo Picasso (Spanish, 1881–1973) bronze, 47 7/16 x 203⁄8 x 56 11/16 in. (120.5 x 72 x 144 cm) Musée National Picasso, Paris ©2010 Estate of Pablo Picasso / Artist Rights Society (ARS), New York. Photo: Réunion des Musées Nationaux / Art Resource, NY

The Goat, 1950, Pablo Picasso (Spanish, 1881–1973) bronze, 47 7/16 x 203⁄8 x 56 11/16 in. (120.5 x 72 x 144 cm) Musée National Picasso, Paris ©2010 Estate of Pablo Picasso / Artist Rights Society (ARS), New York. Photo: Réunion des Musées Nationaux / Art Resource, NY

Jacqueline with Crossed Hands, June 3, 1954, Pablo Picasso (Spanish, 1881–1973) oil on canvas, 45 11/16 x 34 13/16 in. (116 x 88.5 cm) Musée National Picasso, Paris ©2010 Estate of Pablo Picasso / Artist Rights Society (ARS), New York. Photo: Réunion des Musées Nationaux / Art Resource, NY

Jacqueline with Crossed Hands, June 3, 1954, Pablo Picasso (Spanish, 1881–1973) oil on canvas, 45 11/16 x 34 13/16 in. (116 x 88.5 cm) Musée National Picasso, Paris ©2010 Estate of Pablo Picasso / Artist Rights Society (ARS), New York. Photo: Réunion des Musées Nationaux / Art Resource, NY

Reading, January 2, 1932, Pablo Picasso (Spanish, 1881–1973) oil on canvas, 51 3/16 x 383⁄8 in. (130 x 97.5 cm) Musée National Picasso, Paris ©2010 Estate of Pablo Picasso / Artist Rights Society (ARS), New York. Photo: Réunion des Musées Nationaux / Art Resource, NY

Reading, January 2, 1932, Pablo Picasso (Spanish, 1881–1973) oil on canvas, 51 3/16 x 383⁄8 in. (130 x 97.5 cm) Musée National Picasso, Paris ©2010 Estate of Pablo Picasso / Artist Rights Society (ARS), New York. Photo: Réunion des Musées Nationaux / Art Resource, NY