After the tour, I stopped by the Seattle Art Museum
for its new Picasso exhibit
, on view through January 17, 2011. The show displays works from the artist's personal collection, usually housed at the Musée National Picasso in Paris, and includes iconic masterpieces like La Celestina
from his Blue Period, the Man with a Guitar
from his early Cubist work, and The Matador
, among others. Having worked up an appetite, I strolled down to Salumi, a cured meat shop owned by Armandino Batali, Mario Batali's father.