Visual arts: 'Gauguin to Picasso'

What's the German word for “blockbuster”? "Gauguin to Picasso: Masterworks from Switzerland" includes 60 paintings created between 1870 and 1940, including four by Pablo Picasso, two by Paul Gauguin and at least three by Marc Chagall. For good measure, there also will be works by Wassily Kandinsky, Paul Cezanne and Amedeo Modigliani. Of special note is Gauguin's “When Will You Marry?" which recently sold for nearly $300 million, the highest price ever paid for a single work of art. Oct. 10 to Jan. 10 at the Phillips Collection, 1600 21st St. NW, Washington. $10-$12; free for members and ages 18 and younger. phillipscollection.org. — MCM

Pictured: Paul Gauguin, "NAFEA faa ipoipo (When Will You Marry?)," 1892. Oil on canvas,  The Rudolf Staechelin Collection (c) Kunstmuseum Basel, Martin P. Buhler.

The Rudolf Staechelin Collection
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