It’s certainly no surprise that Spain’s greatest (and most famous) artist has earned a majestic museum in his honor. Museu Picasso is a shrine to the incredible paintings, sculptures and drawings of Pablo Picasso.
The artist spent his key years in Barcelona. Although he was internationally renowned – and a global traveler because of his fame – Picasso maintained strong ties to his home city throughout his life. He was adamant that his museum had to be in Barcelona. The institution opened its doors in 1963 in the gothic Palau Aguilar located at number 15 Carrer de Montcada.
From their website:
The museum collection at the time comprised Sabartés’s personal collection and the Picasso works from the Barcelona Museums of Art (basically, Harlequin, donated by the artist in 1919, the Plandiura Collection, acquired in 1932, the legacy of drawings made by collector Lluís Garriga i Roig, the series of engravings for Ovid’s Metamorphoses and several lithographs and posters)
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Photo credit: Museu Picasso, Barcelona © MPB document collection / Photo: Marisol Paredes
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