Musée national Picasso-Paris celebrates namesake

Autoportrait, Pablo Picasso, 1901
Press release

2023 marks the fiftieth anniversary of Pablo Picasso's death, year during which his art will be celebrated in France, Spain and internationally. His works will be showcased to highlight their relevance to audiences today and to further the understanding of his works.

The Picasso Celebration 1973-2023 is initiated by the Musée national Picasso-Paris, main coordinator and lender of the events, in cooperation with Bernard Picasso, grandson of the artist and president of the FABA* and the Picasso Museum in Malaga. The celebration will feature around fifty exhibitions and events to be held in renowned cultural institutions in Europe and North America and which, together, thanks to new interpretations and approaches, will make it possible to draw up a state of studies and understanding of Picasso's work.

The French and Spanish governments wanted to work together on this major transnational event, and so the commemoration will be punctuated by official celebrations in France and Spain and will end with a major international symposium in the autumn of 2023, at the time of the opening of the Picasso Study Centre in Paris.

It is a "Picasso today" that embodies this Celebration and sets the stage for the Picasso-Paris national museum of tomorrow.


About the Musée national Picasso-Paris Collection
THE WORLD'S RICHEST PUBLIC COLLECTION ON PICASSO | The Musée Picasso-Paris collection comprises over 5,000 works and tens of thousands of archived pieces. For its quality and scope as well as the range of art forms it encompasses, this collection is the only one in the world to present both Picasso’s complete painted, sculpted, engraved and illustrated œuvre and a precise record—through sketches, studies, drafts, notebooks, etchings in various stages, photographs, illustrated books, films and documents—of the artist’s creative process.


Marion Fourestier - Director of Communications
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