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Balance of 2016 at the Picasso museum

2016 has been an especially important year for the Museum, a year that raises our expectations that 2017 will be even better. These are the most important milestones achieved during the year we have just left behind us: In terms of affluence, the Picasso museum received a total of 954,895 visitors and with 50% of these acquiring the admission ticket in advance through our website. As such, 2016 became the year of consolidation of this system of ticket sales which was introduced two years ago and which we will be improving this January by incorporating the possibility of doing online bookings ...

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…)

Bringing to light the other face of the Museu Picasso

The Museu Picasso is one of the places of Barcelona which attracts more people. As well as offering clear cultural contents of unarguable recognition, it is also a place of urban reference where the city exhibits, explains and represents. A building where many periods and architectural styles of major historic and patrimonial interest live together.   The lighting of the building on the one hand should provide support to the natural light during the day in those spaces of gloom, and during the night place the building on the map of the nighttime landscape of the city, showing off the beauty and ...

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 ...

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…)