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Museo Picasso Barcelona

The Picasso Museum in Barcelona is indispensable for understanding the formative years of Pablo Ruiz Picasso. The genius of the young artist is revealed through the more than 3,500 works that make up the permanent collection. However, the Picasso Museum also reveals his relationship with Barcelona: an intimate, solid relationship that was shaped in his adolescence and youth, and continued until his death.

Thanks to the wishes of Picasso and his friend Jaume Sabartés, Barcelona now has the youthful work of one of the twentieth century’s most significant artists.

Barcelona

Spain

Address:
C/ Montcada, 15-23

08003
Phone: 0034 932 563 000
Fax: 0034 933 150 102
Website: http://www.museupicasso.b


 Permanent Collection Highlights (26)

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Permanent Collection

The collections of the Picasso Museum reveal, to a large extent, the relationship that the artist maintained with Barcelona and depict the key moments of this affinity. As a matter of fact, a large part of the present collect comes from donations that Picasso himself made in 1970 of all his early work.

Owing to this, the museum is very rich in regard to work from the formative periods in the life of the artist. Furthermore, the museum possesses an important representation of works from 1917, the year that Picasso met Olga Kokhlova and went to Rome with Diaguilev’s ballet company to prepare Parade. Afterwards, he would travel to Barcelona to introduce her to his family.

That year Picasso spent a long period in Barcelona. A group of very important works bears witness to this stay; they mark the transition from Cubism to the reencounter with classicism, favoured by his journey to Italy. Some examples of these are Harlequin, Woman with Mantilla, Figure with Fruit Dish and Blanquita Suárez, excellent Cubist pieces, but with more concessions to polychromy and ornamental elements.

The collection is exhaustive up to the Blue Period, of which the museum has a priceless group of works. The end of this period coincides with Picasso’s departure to live indefinitely in Paris, in April 1904.

As can be appreciated, the collections in the Picasso Museum have an unquestionable Barcelonian character, and at the same time, have given a marked Picasso character to Barcelona.

HISTORY OF THE COLLECTION
On 9 March 1963, the Picasso Museum opened its doors to the public. The following years were marked by two events. In 1968, following the death of Sabartés, Picasso don...+ [ Read all ]


Exhibitions

The aim of the Museums’s programme of temporary exhibitions is to show specific aspects of Picasso’s work in depth, as well as that of other artists or artistic movements that made up the artistic avant-garde in the first quarter of the twentieth century. This approach to exhibitions, a task that the Picasso Museum has undertaken for more than fifteen years, has contributed to fill a vacuum in the city, and has helped to make the museum one of the most solid institutions in the city.


Previous Exhibitions

Picasso and the Circus (2006/7)

Books Illustrated by Picasso. The Museu's Collection (2005)

Picasso. War and Peace (2004)

Picasso. From Caricature to the Metamorphosis of Style (2003)

Picasso. Interior and Exterior Landscapes (1999/2000)

Picasso. Engravings 1990-1942 (1998/1999)

Picasso. The Drawing Factory, 1890-1904 (1997/1998)

Picasso and the Theatre (1996/1997)

The exhibitions devoted to other artists or artistic movements that the museum has presented are:

Jean Hélion (2005)

Magnelli. Between Cubism and Futurism (2004)

Torres-García (2003)

Jean Planque Collection. The Story of an Art Collector (2002)

Steinlen and the 1900 Period (2000)

Raoul Dufy, 1877-1953 (1999)

Egon Schiele. The Leopold Collection (1998)


Exhibitions (3)

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Forthcoming exhibitions

http://www.museupicasso.bcn.es/eng/exhibitions/index_expo.htm


Cost

Standard: 6,00 €
Temporary Exhibitions: 5,00 €
Combined: museum + temporary exhibition: 8,50 €
Groups Temporary Exhibitions: 4,00 €
Groups Combined: 6,50 €
Under-16s, ICOM members, Tarjeta Rosa holders and teachers: free

For details of further discounts:
http://www.museupicasso.bcn.es/eng/museum/Preus%202007.pdf

Tickets can be bought until half an hour before closing time

ARTICKETBCN (visit the 7main art centres in Barcelona for up to 6 months): 20 €


Opening hours

Tuesdays to Sundays: 10 am to 8 pm

Closed: Mondays except public holidays, January 1, May 1, June 24, December 25 and 26
Free entry: February 11, May 18, September 24

Last admittance to rooms 30 minutes before closing time.


Getting there

Museu Picasso
C/ Montcada, 15-23
08003 Barcelona
SPAIN

Phone: (+34) 932 563 000
Fax: (+34) 933 150 102
Email: museupicasso@bcn.cat

By Underground: Line I (red) Arc de Triomf station, Line III (green) Liceu station, Line IV (yellow) Jaume I station.

By bus: 17, 40, 45 (bus stop: Via Laietana / Jaume I), 39, 51 (bus stop: Passeig Picasso), 14 (bus stop: Passeig Marqués de l’Argentera), 59 (bus stop: Pla de Palau), 120 (bus stop: Princesa)

By car: the museum does not have its own car park. The nearest ones are on the Passeig del Born, Plaça de la Catedral, Avinguda Cambó and there are several on the Via Laietana.


Facilities

ACCESS
People with limited mobility or in wheelchairs can use the lift, if they ask one of the staff at museum entrance.
Wheelchairs are available on request.

CLOAKROOM
The museum has a cloakroom with attending staff that is available to all visitors. Bags, briefcases, etc. must be left here before entering the exhibition rooms.


FREE GUIDED TOURS
Guided tours to the permanent collection are available in Catalan, Spanish, English and French.
Schedule:
- Thursdays, from 16 to 18:15. 16:00 p.m. (Catalan); 16:15 (French); 18:00 (English); 18:15 (Spanish)
- Saturdays, from 10am to 12:15pm. 10:00 (Catalan); 10:15 (French); 12:00 (English); 12:15 (Spanish)
Price:
Visitors pay the standard price for the museum.
Reservations:
Telephone number for reservations (+34) 932 563 022 (Mondays, from 16 to 18:00) or e-mail for reservations: museupicasso@bcn.cat

INFORMATION SERVICE
The information service assists visitors to the museum. The information service can be contacted by phone on (+34) 932 563 000.

LIBRARY
The museum library specialises in Picasso and his circle. Access to the library is restricted. Arrangements for visits can be made for a particular day and time by phoning (+34) 932 563 031 or by e-mail at museupicasso@bcn.cat.

CAFÉ-RESTAURANT
The café-restaurant is on the ground floor of the museum, and there is an open-air terrace. Access is from any of the entrances to the museum on the Carrer de Montcada. The café-restaurant is open to visitors from Tuesdays to Saturdays from 10 am to 8 pm, and Sundays from 10 am to 3 pm.

SHOP
The museum shop includes a specialised book shop area, reproductions and posters of Picasso’s work, attir...+ [ Read all ]


Museum internal and external photos (1)

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Groups

GROUP VISITS
Groups wanting to visit the museum are required to contact us in advance.

Bookings by phone (+34) 932 563 022 or by email (museupicasso@bcn.cat).


Schools

Teachers wishing to prepare a visit to the museum in advance receive a free ticket for any day they choose. To take advantage of this offer, the group booking reference number should be presented at the museum ticket desk.


Venue hire

HIRING FACILITIES AND PUBLIC AREAS
The assembly halls, patios and other public areas can be hired. Likewise, it is possible to contract a private visit to the exhibition rooms. To obtain more information about the fees and availability of the areas, please contact us by phone (+34) 932 563 000 or by e-mail at museupicasso@bcn.cat

ASSEMBLY HALL
The assembly hall holds a maximum of one hundred people, and is equipped with a public address system, simultaneous translation and audio-visual equipment. You can ask about the hiring of the assembly hall by phoning (+34) 932 563 000 or by e-mail at museupicasso@bcn.cat.

PRIVATE VISITS TO THE MUSEUM
Private visits to the museum can be arranged.

REPORTING FROM THE MUSEUM
The museum hires out its spaces for cultural and/or educational reports. Advance arrangements must be made. The reports must be carried out when the museum is closed to the public. For more information, please contact the communication department.