Nelson-Atkins Museum receives Picasso photos

Written by Muleskinner Staff

(KANSAS CITY, Mo., AP) — The Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art in Kansas City has received 161 photos from acclaimed photographer David Douglas Duncan, including 159 of artist Pablo Picasso.

Duncan, a Kansas City native who is now 97, has lived in France since the 1950s. He met Picasso in 1956 and was a frequent guest in the artist’s home. The first book of those pictures was published in 1958.
The Kansas City Star reports Duncan also documented the Korean and Vietnam wars and many other historic events of the 20th century.
The museum announced Wednesday in a news release that some of the photos will be on display in the Bloch Building lobby of the gallery from Oct. 25 to Jan. 26.