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Picasso Museum Paris Exhibitions

Picasso Museum in Paris, France, also known as Musée National Picasso, is an art gallery exhibiting the works of late Spanish artist Pablo Picasso. Picasso Museum Exhibition is an important venue that houses over 5000 Pablo Picasso artworks, including paintings, sculptures, and other art objects. Keep on reading to learn more about Picasso Art Gallery and the exhibitions that it hosts.

Why Should You Attend a Picasso Museum Exhibition?

Picasso Museum

Picasso museum art gallery is located in Hôtel Salé in the Marais district in Paris. Pablo Picasso, known for introducing the Cubist movement in art, is responsible for great masterpieces like Guernica and The Young Ladies of Avignon. The Picasso art exhibit at Musée Picasso is a must-visit attraction as it contains over 297 paintings, 368 sculptures, 17,000 photographs, and over 2,00,000 pieces of archives. Picasso Museum also holds exhibitions all around the year related to the artistic world of Pablo Picasso, attracting art lovers, historians, and tourists from around the world.

Picasso Museum Exhibitions 2022

Picasso Museum Exhibitions

Maya Ruiz-Picasso, Daughter Of Pablo

‘Maya Ruiz-Picasso, daughter of Pablo’ exhibition at the Picasso Museum in Paris explores the relationship between Pablo Picasso and his daughter Maya Ruiz-Picasso. Maya was born to Picasso and his lover Marie-Thérèse Walter while he was still married. During the years 1938-39, Picasso painted at least 14 portraits of his daughter. The paintings will explore the bond between father and daughter and the mental makeup of Picasso at that period.

Dates: 16 April to 31 December 2022

Curators: Emilia Philippot, Diana Widmaier-Picasso

Location: Level 1, Hôtel Salé

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New Masterpieces. La Dation Maya Ruiz-Picasso

‘New masterpieces: La dation Maya Ruiz-Picasso’ exhibition is an exhibition that runs from April to December 2022 at Picasso Museum in Paris. The event will mark the handover of nine Pablo Picasso artworks by his daughter Maya Ruiz-Picasso. The donation includes six paintings, two sculptures, and a sketchbook.

Dates: 16 April to 31 December 2022

Curators: Emilia Philippot

Location: Picasso Museum, Paris

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Adalberto Mecarelli

With the installation Lux Umbrae, Italian artist Adalberto Mecarelli uses light projections to highlight the invisible. Adalberto Mecarelli's work simply is an experiment with light and shadow. In the four levels of Picasso Museum, the Italian artist makes use of fifteen light projections to establish a poetic dialogue, thereby drawing a new route inside Sale Hotel that houses Picasso Museum. Basically, his work will be focusing on light projections on the walls, revealing more in-depth details about the architecture, and opening up a new space for imagination. Adalberto Mecarelli has been obsessed with invisible light since the 1970s and hopes to put in place forms that slide from visible to invisible as a concrete fact.

Dates: 9 November 2021 to 6 March 2022

Location: Picasso Museum, Paris.

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Picasso-Rodin

The ‘Picasso-Rodin’ exhibition celebrates the works of two titans in the French art world: Pablo Picasso and Auguste Rodin. Picasso Museum and Rodin Museum in Paris jointly organized the exhibition which will be running till 6 March 2022. French artist Auguste Rodin is considered the founder of modern sculpture, and Pablo Picasso, on the other hand, is known for his modernist painting. The Picasso-Rodin exhibition highlights the convergence of two artists in their creative process. The exhibition also focuses on the serial works, experiments, and the ever-changing forms of art expressed by both artists. Rodin is the sculptor of world-famous sculptures like the Thinker, while Picasso is praised for his ground-breaking Cubist style painting, Guernica.

Dates: 19 May 2021 to 6 March 2022

Curators: Catherine Chevillot, Véronique Mattiussi, and Virginie Perdrisot-Cassan

Location: Rodin Museum, Paris; Picasso Museum, Paris.

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Yves Saint-Laurent Aux Musées

Presented as a part of the exhibition, Invitations - Contemporary artists 2021-2022, Picasso Museum will feature the works of iconic French fashion designer Yves Saint Laurent. The works on display at Picasso Museum's Salon Jupiter gallery are selected designs inspired by the artworks of Pablo Picasso. The exhibition is in honor of the 60th anniversary of the first catwalk show by Yves Saint Laurent. The current exhibition, ‘Yves Saint Laurent aux musées’, is a collaboration of various art galleries in Paris, including the Musée National Picasso-Paris. Yves Saint Laurent was one of the most influential French fashion designers of all time, with a career closely followed and celebrated by artists like Pablo Picasso, Henri Matisse, and Van Gogh.

Dates: 25 January 2022 to 3 April 2022

Location: Picasso Museum, Paris.

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Picture Picasso

‘Picture Picasso’ features the life of Pablo Picasso before a camera lens. The revealing art films, film and sound archives, news reports, and documentaries shine a light on the life and times of Pablo Picasso. The exhibition also helps visitors understand the inspiration and thought process that went behind some of the most iconic Pablo Picasso masterpieces. A segment is dedicated to describing onscreen images of Picasso along with his artworks. The exhibition covers most aspects of Picasso's personal and public life with video records from the early 1930s to the 1960s. Picture Picasso also opens a digital door to Picasso's famous La Californie studio.

Dates: 9 November 2021 to 12 February 2023

Curators: Camille Frasca-Py, Joanne Snrech

Location: Picasso Museum, Paris.

Past Exhibitions at Picasso Museum

Picasso Museum Exhibitions

Claire Tabouret

Claire Tabouret's exhibition was part of the Invitations - Contemporary artists 2021-2022. Claire Tabouret is a French visual artist based in Los Angeles. Her exhibition featured a spin-off of a major Pablo Picasso theme - women bathers. Her work revisited the 1921 Picasso painting Les Trois Femmes à la fontaine. The installation in the courtyard of the Museum featured a woman on a hot summer day.

Dates: September 25 to December 12, 2021

Location: Picasso Museum, Paris.

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Hommage À César 1921-2021

The artworks at ‘Hommage À César 1921-2021’ exhibition paid tribute to noted French sculptor César Baldaccini. The exhibition was held to mark the birth centenary of the artist who founded the New Realism movement in sculpting. The 1986 sculpture Le Centaure, created by César Baldaccini to pay respect to Pablo Picasso, showcased in the Salon Jupiter at Picasso Museum.

Dates: September 25 to December 12, 2021

Location: Salon Jupiter

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Picasso. Lectures, Relectures

'Picasso. Lectures, Relectures' exhibition explores the influence of literature in Pablo Picasso's artworks. Pablo Picasso was an avid reader and had drawn inspiration from literary works to create some of his notable works. Some of the selected works in the series include Reclining Woman Reading in 1939, La Célestine in 1904, and The Death of Casagemas in 1901.

Dates: 11 February 2020 to 5 September 2021

Location: Picasso Museum, Paris

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Reopening Of The Museum On 19 May 2021

Picasso Museum in Paris reopened on 19 May 2021 after a long covid-19-induced shutdown. The opening of the Museum started off with the exhibition Picasso-Rodin.

Dates: 19 to 31 May 2021

Location: Picasso Museum, Paris

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Picasso Poet

The ‘Picasso Poet’ exhibition showcased the poetic elements in Pablo Picasso's works. Poetic writing indeed was a major part of Picasso's style. The exhibition has displayed some of the important poetic manuscripts of Pablo Picasso while drawing parallels to the artistic outputs of the same. The transition between Picasso's texts and paintings shows the immaculate poetic soul Picasso was.

Dates: 21 July 2020 to 3 January 2021

Curators: Marie-Laure Bernadac, Androula Michael, Johan Popelard

Location: Picasso Museum, Paris

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Picasso And The Comics

The exhibition tried to connect the cartoon and comic-lover Pablo Picasso with the 19th-century aesthetic. The first-of-its-kind exhibition paved the way to explore in detail the visual culture Picasso employed in his art. Picasso has widely used speech bubbles and scenes in boxes to distinguish stories - a method used in comics. Another part of the exhibition focused on the comic strip style employed by Picasso and how it compared with the contemporaries of his time.

Dates: 21 July 2020 to 3 January 2021

Curators: Vincent Bernière, Johan Popelard

Location: Picasso Museum, Paris

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Picasso. Magic Paintings

‘Picasso. Magic Paintings’ exhibition focused on the paintings he had drawn between 1926 to 1930. The famous art historian Christian Zervos would later name them magic paintings (tableaux magiques). The paintings included in the time were figure paintings with a deep emotional dimension. This new technique soon became a personal style of Picasso and eventually led to the masterpiece painting, Guernica. 

Dates: 1 October 2019 to 23 February 2020

Curators: Emilie Bouvard, Marilyn McCully, Michael Raeburn

Location: Picasso Museum, Paris

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Picasso, Diurnes - Night Interior

‘Picasso, Diurnes - Night Interior’ was a remarkable exhibition exploring the artworks of Pablo Picasso on the backdrop of day and night. Picasso, Diurnes exhibited Paintings, sculptures, and drawings. Bathers, and Mediterranean landscapes were prominently displayed in the curated collection. In the exhibition, night interior nocturnal elements such as sleeping beauties, candlelights, and erotic works were featured.

Dates: 30 July 2019 to 20 January 2020

Curators: Johan Popelard, Virginie Perdrisot

Location: Hôtel Salé - Level 2, 3

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Picasso, Obstinément Méditerranéen

The exhibition ‘Picasso, Obstinément Méditerranéen’ explored the bond Pablo Picasso shared with Mediterranean space. The event mixed some of Picasso's masterpieces with audio and visual equipment to create the canvas. The exhibition followed the footsteps of Pablo Picasso from Malaga in Spain to Midi in France. During this exhibition, Picasso Museum displayed some of the rare Picasso artworks for the first time.

Dates: 4 June to 6 October 2019

Curators: Emilie Bouvard, Camille Frasca

Location: Picasso Museum, Paris

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Calder-Picasso

The exhibition ‘Calder-Picasso’ focused on the similarities of the works of two giants in modern sculptures - Pablo Picasso and American sculptor Alexander Calder. The Calder-Picasso event gave special attention to the creative process of the two artists and their use of void in art. For Alexander Calder, the use of abstract elements was on par with how Picasso imagined non-space in his arts.

Dates: 19 February to 25 August 2019

Curators: Claire Garnier, Emilia Philippot, Alexander S. C. Rower, Bernard Ruiz-Picasso

Location: Picasso Museum, Paris; Picasso Museum Malaga, Spain.

Picasso Museum Exhibitions

Picasso's Picasso

‘Picasso's Picasso’ is a selection of works that comes from the personal collection of Pablo Picasso. The artworks Picasso kept all his life constitute the primary collection of the Picasso Museum, Paris; these collections are the largest in the world of works by Picasso. Much of the artworks on display in the collection came from the donations artists made in 1979 and 1990.

Dates: 1 February 2016 to 14 July 2019

Location: 2nd and 3rd Floors, Picasso Museum.

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Picasso-Rutault

Picasso-Rutault was an exhibition exploring the works of noted French painter and artist Claude Rutault. Rutault is an unconventional artist who uses mediums such as paintings, graphic arts, sculptures, and installations. He works exclusively on a style called "de-finition/methods" developed by the artist in 1973. The exhibition is trying to find the bond between the unruly ways of dealing with art by both Claude Rutalat and Pablo Picasso.

Dates: 20 November 2018 to 12 May 2019

Curators: Emilie Bouvard, Coline Zellal

Location: Picasso Museum, Paris

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Picasso. Masterpieces!

The exhibition ’Picasso: Masterpieces!’ explored the greatest works of the Spanish artist. Some of the artworks on display were brought to Paris for the first time. The theme of the exhibition was to bring together all the notable Picasso masterpieces and analyze the works both critically and through a creative lens. The event also helped connect the dots to reveal how exhibitions, news articles, and other publications have helped each Picasso masterpiece become what it is today.

Dates: 4 September 2018 to 13 January 2019

Curators: Emilie Bouvard, Coline Zellal

Location: Picasso Museum, Paris

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Diego Giacometti At Musée Picasso-Paris

Diego Giacometti at Musee Picasso-Paris pays tribute to the visionary Swiss sculptor and designer, who, in 1985, created exclusive furniture for Picasso Museum on its opening. Diego Giacometti was commissioned to make 50 pieces of furniture, including chairs, tables, lamps, and benches for Hotel Salé. Often described as 'geometry in the air' Giacometti's work explores themes such as nature, plants, and ancient gods.

Dates: 17 May to 4 November 2018

Curators: François Dareau, Virginie Perdrisot

Location: Picasso Museum, Paris

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Guernica

The exhibition Guernica marked the 80th anniversary of the Pablo Piccaso masterpiece. Picasso Museum in Paris collaborated with Museo Nacional Centro de Arte Reina Sofía in Madrid to tell the story of Guernica, easily one of the greatest paintings of all time. Since 1992, Guernica has been permanently displayed at the Madrid Museum. The exhibition has also displayed sketches and paintings that lead to the creation of Guernica.

Dates: 27 February to 29 July 2018

Curators: Émilie Bouvard, Géraldine Mercier

Location: Picasso Museum, Paris

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Picasso Panorama

Picasso Panorama is an exhibition shedding light on the creative genius that Pablo Picasso was. Picasso, one of the greatest artists ever lived, has experimented with multiple mediums throughout his career. His works include paintings such as the Guernica, drawings, ceramics, posters, and performing arts. The exhibition Picasso Panorama divides the creative world of the artist based on the themes of his work.

Dates: 8 November 2016 to 26 April 2018

Location: Picasso Museum, Paris

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Picasso 1932

The exhibition Picasso 1932 showcased the works of the artist through a chronological presentation. The year 1932 was chosen to mark the thirty years of Picasso at work. The collection at Picasso 1932 explored the human as well as biographic dimension of the artist by dating his paintings, sculptures, drawings, and other artworks. The exhibition was conducted in association with Tate Modern gallery in London.

Dates: 10 October 2017 to 11 February 2018

Curators: Laurence Madeline, Virginie Perdrisot

Location: Picasso Museum, Paris

Picasso Museum Exhibitions

Picasso 1947. A Major Donation To The Musée National D’art Moderne

In this exhibition, Picasso Museum in Paris showcased ten masterpieces Pablo Picasso presented to the Musée National d’Art Moderne at the Hôtel Salé on its inauguration in 1947. Famous paintings such as the Workshop of the milliner, the muse, and the serenade were reintroduced to the public.

Dates: 24 September 2017 to 28 January 2018

Curators: Émilie Bouvard, Camille Morando, Colette Morel

Location: Picasso Museum, Paris

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Olga Picasso

The exhibition ‘Olga Picasso’ explores the life of Picasso's wife Olga and her influences in the artist's body of work. Olga met Picasso in 1917 in Rome, where she entered the Russian Ballet. Next year, both married, and Olga began to appear in some of the notable Picasso artworks in that period. The artworks are used in the exhibition to demonstrate the change in the relationship and broken marriage between Olga and her husband.

Dates: 21 March to 3 September 2017

Curators: Emilia Philippot, Joachim Pissaro, Bernard Ruiz-Picasso

Location: Picasso Museum, Paris

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Picasso-Giacometti

Picasso Museum joined hands with Fondation Giacometti to showcase the works of Pablo Picasso and Alberto Giacometti, influential Swiss sculptor and painter. Over 200 artworks of the artists, including collections loaned from France and outside, occupied the ground floor and first floor of Hôtel Salé. The impressive collection also includes documents and notebooks shared between both artists. In fact, both Pablo Picasso and Alberto Giacometti shared a very personal yet formal relationship despite their generation gaps.

Dates: 4 September 2016 to 5 February 2017

Curators: Catherine Grenier, Serena Bucalo-Mussely, Virginie Perdrisot

Location: Picasso Museum, Paris

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Philippe Gronon. Révéler

French photographer Philippe Gronon has been experimenting with optical chambers for quite a long time. The full-scale photography of Gronon allows representation of reality as it is. He clicked frontally the images of writing tables, safes, lithographic stone, and even electric panels as the backdrop of his works. In 2005, Gronon started documenting paintings, and he worked on seven of the Pablo Picasso works from the 1930s. 

Dates: 8 November 2016 to 8 January 2017

Location: Picasso Museum, Paris

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Picasso. Sculptures

‘Picasso. Sculptures’ exhibition of 2016 marked a major international event at the Picasso Museum exclusively focused on the dimensions of Picasso's works. The exhibition inspected Picasso's works from different angles: from casts to enlargements. It featured over 240 pieces and was also the biggest Picasso exhibit since the Picasso Sculpture exhibition held in 2000 at the Pompidou Centre. The event was noted for the sculpture series Glasses of absinthe, which was displayed in its entirety for the first time.

Dates: 8 March to 28 August 2016

Curators: Virginie Perdrisot, Cécile Godefroy

Location: Picasso Museum, Paris

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Miquel Barceló. Sol Y Sombra

Picasso Museum in Paris and the National Library of France joined hands to conduct an exhibition of the works of influential Spanish artist Miquel Barceló. The Picasso Museum and the National Library of France hosted the double event. The exhibition displayed paintings, sculptures, and ceramics Miquel Barceló worked on since the 1990s. The collection also showcased some of the new and unseen works of the artist.

Dates: 22 March to 31 July 2016

Curators: Émilia Philippot, Cécile Pocheau-Lesteven.

Location: Picasso Museum, Paris; BnF François-Mitterrand

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Exhibtion ¡ Picasso !

‘Exhibition Picasso’ was the most comprehensive look into the art of Spanish artist Pablo Picasso. The five floors of Hôtel Salé showcased in chronological order the largest public collection of Pablo Picasso artworks. The exhibition sheds light on the creative process and the personal life of the artist. Picasso Museum has combined the archives and the private collection of Pablo Picasso to create a visually fulfilling collection on the master. 

Dates: 20 October 2015 to 31 January 2016

Curators: Violette Andres, Sophie Annoepel–Cabrignac, Émilie Bouvard, Yve-Alain Bois, Laure Collignon, Laurent Le Bon, Nathalie Leleu, Virginie Perdrisot, Emilia Philippot, Jeanne-Yvette Sudour

Location: Picasso Museum, Paris

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Frequently Asked Questions About Picasso Museum Exhibitions

Q. What exhibitions will be hosted at the Picasso Museum in Paris in 2022?

A. ‘Maya Ruiz-Picasso, daughter of Pablo’, ‘New masterpieces: La dation Maya Ruiz-Picasso’, ‘Picasso-Rodin’, and ‘Yves Saint-Laurent Aux Musées’ are some of the exhibitions that will be held at the Picasso Museum in Paris in 2022.

Q. Do I need to buy separate tickets to view the various exhibitions at Picasso Museum?

A. No, you do not need to buy separate tickets to view the various exhibitions at Picasso Museum on the day of your visit. For more information, please check your ticket details before purchasing.

Q. Till when is the exhibition, ‘Picasso-Rodin’ being shown in Rodin Museum?

A. The exhibition Picasso-Rodin concluded on March 6, 2022.

Q. What was the ‘Picasso-Rodin’ exhibition about?

A. Piccasso-Rodin exhibition explores the artistic methods of the sculptor Auguste Rodin and Pablo Picasso.

Q. When and where can I view the exhibition, ‘Picasso-Rodin’?

A. Picasso-Rodin exhibition is at Picasso Museum held between May 19, 2021, and March 6, 2022.

Q. How can I view the exhibitions at Picasso Museum?

A. Picasso Museum in Paris conducts regular exhibitions. To see the exhibitions, you need to book tickets to the Picasso Museum.

Q. Do I need to book my tickets in advance to view the Picasso Museum?

A. Yes, the Picasso Museum is a very popular landmark. The best way to ensure your access to the museum and the exhibition is to book your ticket online in advance. 

Q. Which artist’s works have been exhibited at the Picasso Museum?

A. Picasso Museum is dedicated to the works of Spanish painter Pablo Picasso.

Q. What are some of the prominent exhibitions that have been held at the Picasso Museum in the past?

A. Numerous prominent exhibitions were held at the Picasso Museum in the past, some of which are Exhibition Picasso (2015-16), Picasso Sculptures (2016), and Picasso. Sculptures (2016).

Q. What is the Picasso Museum famous for?

A. Picasso Museum is famous for the artworks of Pablo Picasso. Some of the noted artworks displayed in the museum are The Kiss (1969), The Two Brothers (1906), and Paul as Harlequin (1924).