El Blog del museo Picasso de Barcelona

A singular and growing collection

The birth and creation of the Museu Picasso was not easy in a country and a city in which there were quite a few collectors of the painter and the environment surrounding Franco was against them. Picasso vowed to not put a foot in Spain while there was a dictator but it was very clear to the artist that Barcelona should have a Picasso museum. His Catalan friends who visited him in the last decades of his life coincided in highlighting the fact that Picasso loved to talk about his years in Barcelona. Nostalgia? For sure, but also a deep ...

The 2nd edition of ZOOM is already here!

It's here again!  The 2nd edition of ZOOM has arrived and is up and running! In our last post, about the Balance of 2016 in the Museu Picasso, we explained, amongst other topics, the programme of activities that we offered in the Museum , and one of the star activities that we talked about was «Zoom. The collection under analysis». As many of you will remember, last year the 1st edition of ZOOM was created, an innovative monthly activity (open to all publics and of free access) in which we got to know the works of Picasso from two different aspects, the ...

Changes in the Collection during September 2016: ceramic is the protagonist

In 1955 the first congress organized by the International Academy of Ceramics took place in Cannes, on the occasion of which an exhibition was held. Pablo Picasso participated with several of his works. This year the 47th congress will be taking place in Barcelona, dedicated to ceramics in architecture and the public space. For this reason we are presenting the 41 ceramics donated by Jacqueline Picasso in 1982, a selection of photographs from our collection that documents Picasso working in pottery, and the original engravings the artist did for the exhibition that was held in Vallauris. (more…)

Changes in the collection: we incorporate three magnificent works of Picasso on loan

Continuing the policy of exchanges of the Museum with other museums and institutions of prestige, from January 26th to June 20th we will be presenting - in THE GALLERY 16 - three paintings from the last period of Pablo Picasso, property of the Lousiana Museum of Modern Art of Humlebaek, Denmark. The presentation of these three oil paintings represents a complement to our collection so as to be able to understand the creative process, the vitality and the spirit of renovation and provocation of the artist right up to the end. Pablo Picasso. Woman and pipe-player II. Cannes, April 18th, 1956. Oil ...

2016 in the Museu Picasso

In the previous post we explained what the major milestones of 2015 had been: in this one we would like to present our projects for 2016, that we are beginning full of energy and with proposals in all the activity fields of the museum. With regard to our exhibition programme, we will present the exhibition Cubism and war. The crystal in the flame, which will be the main exhibition of the expositive season of the museum, focused on the survival of the European avant-garde artists established in Paris during the First World War. The response to the conflict of war was ...