El Blog del museo Picasso de Barcelona

Picasso on the Barcelona of the 60s

This past month of May, the roundtable about “Picasso in the Barcelona of the 60s” took place, bringing together expert historians, writers and architects to talk about the context of the birth of the museum within the framework of the exhibition that celebrates the 50th anniversary of the museum “The Museu Picasso, 50 years in Barcelona.The Origins”. Picasso Exhibition organized by the Fundació Joan March and the Museu Picasso. 05/12/1978. Photo: Eduard Olivella (more…)

The recuperation of the neoclassical splendour of the Palau del Baró de Castellet of the Museu Picasso

Thanks to a comprehensive conservation and restoration intervention, carried out over the past few months by the team of restorers of Blanca Lopez de Arriba, Beatriz Montoliu and Jesús Zornoza, the visitors to the museum will once again be able to enjoy this singular decorative ensemble. Detail of the cleaning and recuperation process of the original marble-work (more…)

50 years of Picasso’s friezes on the Architects’ College of Catalonia

In May 1955, the Official College of Architects of Catalonia and the Balearic Islands inaugurated its new headquarters in the Plaça Nova of Barcelona, in front of the Cathedral.  The building was decorated with some friezes by Picasso, produced by the Nordic artist Carl Nesjar. The Architects’ College (COAC) is celebrating its 50th anniversary and from the museum we would like to celebrate this milestone by remembering the words of Mr. Xavier Busquets i Sindreu, the architectural director of project, in which he explains, in a very personal and detailed way, the whole process, from the idea to the production of ...

Opening the doors of the new building

On Saturday, the 19th March, the new Centre of Knowledge and Research of the Museu Picasso will offer an open doors day, within the framework of the “We open the Born neighbourhood to culture and commerce” event.  The building has been constructed with the idea of it becoming a space of local and international reference in the study and research about Picasso and his artistic and social context.  The centre has been conceived as a dynamic space for promoting research, reflection and critical debate, and therefore, to generate new knowledge. Exterior and interior of the building. Photo: Josep M Llobet (more…)

Juggling on carrer Flassaders: the progress of the works for the new building of Museu Picasso

This past week from the windows looking onto Plaça de Jaume Sabartés we had the chance to watch an excellent display of ‘juggling’. The crane used to put up the Museu Picasso annex building was dismantled and taken away in what can only be described as a marvel of mobility. It took 12 hours of work on the part of the construction company. Once carrer Princesa had been closed to traffic, the crane was moved piece by piece from the middle of the square and a shuttle truck took it out onto carrer Princesa. You can imagine what was involved! (more…)