Rare Art

Museo de la Real Academia de Bellas Artes de San Fernando

Juan Gris' Fruit Bowl and Newspaper (1920)

Add one to the list. On Oct. 18, Madrid's San Fernando Royal Academy of Fine Arts became the latest destination on the Picasso [an error occurred while processing this directive] pilgrimage route when it opened a roomful of sculptures and etchings by the 20th century's most famous artist.

In truth, those works — along with dozens of others by important modern Spanish artists — have been hanging in the esteemed institution for years. Until now, however, almost no one could see them. In 2002, the Academy opened a third floor dedicated to contemporary and modern works like Juan Gris' Fruit...

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