Perfect for a family outing, Northwest getaway or cultural date night – the Picasso: Masterpieces from Musée National Picasso, Paris exhibit at the Seattle Art Museum (SAM), opens this Friday, October 8th. Step into Picasso’s world with more than 150 extraordinary works of art, representing the artist’s personal collection. This is a don’t miss event as Seattle is the first of only 3 stops in the U.S. on the exhibit’s global tour!
Exhibit runs from October 8, 2010 through January 17, 2011.
Four Seasons Seattle and ART Restaurant
Seattle’s ultimate family-friendly luxury hotel, Four Seasons Seattle and ART Restaurant will feature Spanish, French and cubist-inspired menus and beverages, including a brunch buffet with a VIP ticket and behind-the-scenes presentation with Chiyo Ishikawa and Derrick Cartwright of SAM. VIP tickets, overnight accommodations and other exclusive amenities are offered with the “Celebrating Picasso: Masterpieces from Musée National Picasso, Paris” package. The package represents a savings of 20 percent, which starts at $395 and includes:
- One night accommodations at Four Seasons Hotel Seattle
- Two VIP tickets to Picasso exhibit (October 8, 2010 to January 17, 2011)
- Exclusive to the Hotel, a signed copy of Picasso: Masterpieces from the Musée National Picasso, Paris
- Local, artisan chocolatier Fran’s Chocolates award-winning salted caramels
- $50 ART Restaurant credit to experience menus celebrating the exhibit
You can book this special package online or by calling Four Seasons Hotel Seattle at 206.749.7000. (Babysitters available on request!)
Fonté Café and Wine Bar, located directly across the street from Seattle Art Museum (SAM), is offering free entry to the Picasso exhibit when you dine with them. Just spend $45 or more on dinner and mention the “Picasso” promotion to your waiter, to receive two adult tickets (worth $23 each), valid for entry to the exhibit from 5pm to close on weeknights.
Fonte is open Tuesday – Saturday: 7AM to 10PM and Sunday & Monday: 7AM to 9PM
ART Restaurant. You don’t have to stay overnight to enjoy Chef Kerry Sear’s Picasso-inspired dining options. Deliciously playful menu items include a cubist-inspired dessert titled “The Woman’s Face” ($14), a lunchtime Artist’s Palate TV tray ($24), a six-course prix fixe menu inspired by Picasso’s favorite dishes ($65), and unlimited Tapas for $16! Did we mention that ART is very family friendly too…?
ART hours: Breakfast: Daily 6:30am-11am; Lunch: Daily 11am-2pm; Dinner: 5pm-10pm; Lounge: Daily 11am-12am
If you loved the Picasso in Seattle exhibit, and you’re craving more Pablo, head to Picasso’s birthplace – the Andalucía region of Spain – for a Fall getaway. Andalucía, and its famous capital Seville, is one of the warmest parts of Europe in October/November (Madrid and Barcelona are often freezing at this time of year). Airfares are cheaper, the crowds are less, and accommodation is a steal relative to Summer rates. Bon Voyage!
“Every child is an artist. The problem is how to remain an artist once he grows up.” ~ Pablo Picasso