El Blog del museo Picasso de Barcelona

The birth of a young promise in the Quatre Gats

The alehouse-tavern-hostel called the Quatre Gats opened its doors in 1897, during a period of full artistic effervescence. Barcelona was living a "golden age" of lights and shade with the demographic growth caused by the rural migration to the urban areas, industrial development and the tensions between the social classes. (more…)

Inhabitants of the Museum: Benedetta Bianco, Mrs Canals

In a previous post, we already talked to you about the origin of Mrs. Canals, one of the most outstanding portraits of the collection of the Museu Picasso of Barcelona, which the artist from Malaga painted in the autumn of 1905 while he was living in Paris.  But, without putting to one side the relation with Picasso, on this occasion we want to delve in a little more into the figure of a woman who also appears in works of other artists of the period, and who would often become the heart and soul of parties.

The Picasso Museum welcomes “Picasso’s kitchen” the first exhibition in the world dedicated to the work of the artist linked to the world of gastronomy.

Celebrations are underway at the Picasso Museum. After months of planning and installation work we can finally enjoy our new temporary exhibition, “Picasso’s Kitchen” a multi-disciplinary display with an accompanying catalogue of the artist’s work and its ties to the world of gastronomy. (more…)

The inhabitants of the museum: Fernande Olivier, Picasso’s first muse

Fernande Olivier is another of the inhabitants of the museum to be found housed within the Picasso museum. She is known for having been Picasso’s first muse and for having written two books about their relationship. The story of Olivier is so intense that it has even been recently re-told by the author Isabel Clara-Simó.

How can we improve the museum experience for people with learning disabilities and autistic spectrum disorders?

At the beginning of 2018 Apropa Cultura  organised two day sessions for cultural associations such as the Picasso museum to participate in discussions about how to enrich a visit to the museum for those with learning disabilities or autistic spectrum disorders. The first session took place in the MACBA auditorium on the 29th of January, and the second at the Born Centre for culture and memory on the 19th of February. Apropa Cultura places great value upon the advances made in the past few years to promote accessibility to cultural spaces on a physical, sensorial and communicative level. However, these sessions ...