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The Museu Picasso’s 2011 in images

The task of choosing the most representative images of this year that is coming to an end was far from easy. Between us, we have worked on a lot of projects! Exhibitions, activities, research and restoration, education, registrar, library, publications, communications, administration, visitor services… it’s a long list. Here, then, is just a taste of what the museum has done in 2011. (more…)

From Picasso’s caricature Dream and Lie of Franco to Toño Salazar’s Coplas

The backbone of our exhibition “Cartoons on the Front Line” is the pair of sugar-lift aquatints with scraper that make up Dream and Lie of Franco. Picasso made these etchings in Paris, in June 1937, almost a year into the Spanish Civil War, in order to raise money for the Republican cause. The context of the exhibition as a whole brings out the true value of the etchings, which can be seen here in all their essence and at the same time socialized, interacting as they do with a multidisciplinary group of works — around one hundred and twenty! — by ...

Javier Cercas takes part in the Museu Picasso Reading Club

The April session of the reading club had a very special guest: Javier Cercas came along to talk to us about Soldiers of Salamis, a perfect novel in the context of the exhibition “Cartoons on the Front Line”. Javier Cercas and Jorge Carrión during the session (more…)