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Art Institute of Chicago opens major Picasso show

CHICAGO (AP) — The Art Institute of Chicago is opening a major exhibition of works by Pablo Picasso.

The museum is celebrating the Spanish artist and his relationship with the city. "Picasso and Chicago" opens Wednesday and features 250 works. The show includes nearly half of the museum's own Picasso collection along with pieces from private collections and the Philadelphia Museum of Art. It's the Chicago museum's first major Picasso exhibition in three decades.

The Art Institute was the first museum in the nation to feature Picasso's work a century ago in 1913. The new exhibit features paintings, drawings, works on paper, ceramics and sculptures.

The exhibit is open through May 12. It is accompanied by related exhibitions throughout the Art Institute's other galleries.

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