“Girl in a Hat with Her Hands Clasped,” by Pablo Picasso (Spanish, 1881–1973). Paris, autumn 1921. Pastel and charcoal on wove paper; 105.8 x 74.6 cm. Musée national Picasso-Paris, Pablo Picasso gift in lieu, 1979, MP945. | Photo © RMN-Grand Palais (Musée national Picasso-Paris) / Mathieu Rabeau. © 2019 Estate of Pablo Picasso / Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York

The Cleveland Museum of Art will sell its first round of tickets for “Picasso and Paper,” an exhibition exploring Pablo Picasso’s lifelong engagement with paper, to museum members beginning at 9 a.m. April 20.

The exhibit will be on view from May 24 until Aug. 23 in the Kelvin and Eleanor Smith Foundation Exhibition Hall and Gallery. The April 20 ticket sale is for CMA members only; public ticket sale begins at 9 a.m. April 22. 

Cleveland is the only North American venue that will feature the exhibition, according to a news release from CMA. 

The exhibit showcases more than 300 works spanning the artist’s entire career, and highlights Picasso’s desire to manipulate diverse materials.

Picasso’s exploration of working on and with paper is featured in assembled collages of cut-and-pasted papers, sculptures from pieces of torn and burnt paper, documentary photographs and manipulated photographs on paper, and an array of printmaking techniques on paper supports. 

Tickets cost $20 for general admission, and $15 for seniors and groups. Guests of members, college students with ID and children ages 6 to 17 are $10. CMA members and children 5 and under are free.

The exhibition is organized by CMA and the Royal Academy of Arts in London, in collaboration with the Musée national Picasso-Paris. It is curated by William H. Robinson of CMA, Ann Dumas of the Royal Academy of Arts and Emilia Philippot of the Musée national Picasso-Paris. 

For more information, visit clevelandart.org.