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Private Picasso Etchings Featured in Greenwich

Picasso fans can get their fill of the 20th-century artist by checking out a collection of his etchings at Greenwich’s Bruce Museum.

The exhibition, “Picasso’s Vollard Suite: The Sculptor’s Studio,” will open June 18 and run through Oct. 16. It features key images of Picasso etchings from a group of 100 prints he made for art dealer and publisher Ambroise Vollard. The pieces are on loan from a private collection.

Picasso purchased the chateau Boisgeloup in Normandy, France, in 1932, and set up a fully fitted studio for sculpture, a medium to which he would devote himself in the years to come. “The Sculptor’s Studio,” began as a series of 46 etchings made from spring 1933 to spring 1934. The images bring the classical world of the artist-and-model, as Picasso imagined it, fully to life. A bearded sculptor and a young subject preside over most of the images, along with sculpted heads and torsos, visiting acolytes, friends of the model, and an occasional mythological being.

The Bruce Museum is at 1 Museum Drive in Greenwich. General admission is $7 for adults, $6 for seniors and students, and free for children under 5 as well as for Bruce Museum members. Admission is free to all Tuesdays. Museum hours are 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Tuesday through Saturday, 1 to 5 p.m. Sunday and closed Mondays. Museum exhibition tours are held Fridays at 12:30 p.m. For more information, call 203-869-0376.

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