50 years of the Museu Picasso in Barcelona
2013 was the 50th anniversary of the Picasso Museum. For this special occasion a presentation was made of three exhibitions shown as a documentary. It ran through the source of the centre showing his signs of identity. We could view his origins and the collection during 2013. This year 2014, it is the turn of remembering the exhibitions that have been held over the years. From 16/1/2014 to 9/3/2014 the Picasso Museum celebrates its 50 years in Barcelona.
During the 50-years long history of the museum, seventy-nine temporary exhibitions have been organized, designed to promote the oeuvre of Picasso and of the artists with whom he came into contact.
50 Years of the Museu Picasso in Barcelona. The Exhibitions is a journey through these shows and, by extension, through Picasso’s prolific career, his referents and the various contemporary artists whose works have also been displayed in our galleries.
The Museu Picasso is housed in five Catalan-Gothic-style palazzos dating from the 13th and 14th centuries, and opened to the public in 1963. It is now an essential museum for anyone wanting to find out about the artist’s formative years.
The museum shows the solid bond between the Malaga-born genius and the city of Barcelona. The permanent collection comprises over 3,800 works from different periods, but with particular emphasis on works from his formative years and youth. The Museum Picasso also features the extraordinary Las Meninas series, works from the Blue Period, as well as an extensive programme of exhibitions which complement the permanent collections.
The museum is embarking on a new phase of expansion with the launch of new programmes and activities designed to make it a key centre for fostering knowledge and education, encouraging visitor participation and a critical approach. The museum seeks to provide a space for dialogue, offering new perspectives on Picasso and the collection as a whole. All information on the Picasso Museum official website.
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