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For the past 15 years, Málaga, the birthplace of Pablo Picasso, has pushed to promote its connection to the great painter, as part of its efforts to turn itself into an arts center.

Now, the cultural ambitions of this southern Spanish city are taking on a new dimension, spearheaded by its longstanding mayor, who persuaded two prestigious museums to add here their first overseas offshoots: the Pompidou Center from Paris and the State Russian Museum from Saint Petersburg.

The Málaga branch of the Russian Museum was to be inaugurated on Wednesday, three days before the opening of the so-called Pop-Up Pompidou.

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Contractors plan to begin tearing down a building in Rockland on Monday to make way for a new home for the Center for Maine Contemporary Art.

The art center will move seven miles south to downtown Rockland in July 2016. The move signals the end of a long relationship between Rockport village, where the influential arts organization has been since it opened in 1952, and the beginning of a new chapter in the midcoast’s cultural hub.

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