To many, the epitome of 20-century art is the infamous Pablo Picasso. This week's event in Fort Lauderdale takes us to the NSU Art Museum located at 1 East Las Olas Boulevard. Lucky us, all Broward County residents and visitors alike, are privy to his collection of “Painted Ceramics and Works on Paper” from the years 1931 to 1971. The collection includes 72 modern day works of art including 14 etchings. Many of these items are owned by the Museum of Art in Fort Lauderdale while others are on loan from world wide collectors. A bit of background on Pablo Ruiz Y Picasso includes the following: He was born in Spain in 1881. He spent most of his adult life, working as a painter and sculpture. He also designed theatrical stages in addition to being a poet and playwright. Along with Georges Braque he co-founded the art form of collage; Assembling magazine, ribbons, paint, newspaper clippings, and other art items to create a new image. Sadness and nostalgia are reflected in his early works. These emotions are obvious to any atten[mortgage mortgage_term="30"]ding this event in Fort Lauderdale. This sentiment, it is said were brought about by the death of his seven-year-old sister.