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What to expect
The** Picasso Museum of Paris** is one of the largest museums of painting in the world. Inaugurated in 1985 by the President of the Republic, François Mitterrand, it is set in the magnificent Hotel Salé at the heart of the Marais district, and is entirely filled by an extraordinary collection of works by the Spanish master.
This museum has a refined style and is chronologically laid out around a magnificent staircase. Visitors travel through the 20th century, starting in 1895 and concluding in 1972, following the master artist step by step, and charting the progress of the founding father of the great currents of modern art. The diverse collection of Picasso's works is unparalleled worldwide, and features an extremely high level of quality.
Opening hours of the Musée Picasso
Tuesday to Friday: from 10.30 am to 6 pm
Saturdays and Sundays: from 9.30 am to 6 pm
Holidays (except Mondays): from 9.30 am to 6 pm
The museum is closed on the following days: every Monday, December 25, January 1 and May 1.
Please note: Final admission is at 5.15pm. Luggage (suitcases of all sizes and bags of large capacity) is prohibited.
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Exhibitions 2023-2024 at the Picasso Museum in Paris
The Collection. Selected Works: From August 29, 2023, to March 3, 2024
The "The Collection. Selected Works" exhibition at the Picasso Museum, from August 29, 2023, to March 3, 2024, presents a selection of over 70 masterpieces by Pablo Picasso. These iconic pieces, spanning from the early days of Cubism to the 1960s, showcase the diversity of techniques and styles throughout the artist's life. This exhibition previews the permanent collection installation starting in March 2024, marking a pivotal moment in the museum's new governance.
À toi de faire, ma mignonne: From October 3, 2023, to January 7, 2024
The "À toi de faire, ma mignonne" exhibition at the Picasso Museum, from October 3, 2023, to January 7, 2024, uniquely commemorates the 50th anniversary of Pablo Picasso's death. Sophie Calle takes over all four floors of the Hôtel Salé with an innovative exhibition proposal. She revisits Picasso's iconic works through a personal narrative, exploring themes like the deprivation of sight and disappearance. This exhibition offers a curious and retrospective perspective on the Spanish artist while questioning the critical reception of her own work.
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Admission is free for the following groups, upon presentation of a valid proof of identity: Members of the museum, persons with disabilities along with an accompanying person, jobseekers, beneficiaries of social benefits, anyone under 18 years of age, anyone under 26 years of age who is a resident of the European Union, Members of ICOM / ICOMOS and IAIS, MCC staff, teachers, artists who are affiliated to the artists' house, tourist guides, members of the Cité Internationale des Arts, journalists, holders of a Paris Museum Pass, Sentinel card holders, Sotheby's Preferred members, Holders of the Culture Pass Paris Première card.
For all: on the 1st Sunday of each month.
The Musée Picasso in a few words
In the aftermath of Picasso's death in 1973, it was decided to convert a Hotel in Paris into a museum dedicated to his life and work. The Hotel Salé stands in the Marais district and dates from the 17th century. It is a splendid structure, and is ideal for hosting the masterpieces of the founder of Cubism. After extensive construction work, the museum was inaugurated by François Mitterrand in 1985. Nowadays, it is a wonderful museum, and certainly the most extraordinary collection of Picasso's work anywhere in the world. Comprising works acquired by the state following a settlement after Picasso's death and supplemented by donations by his heirs, the collection gathers more than 200 paintings, 150 sculptures, 100 ceramic pieces and 3,000 drawings and prints. It is a collection of exceptional quality that the artist had always refused to sell in order to one day offer it to a French museum.
Did you Know?
It is said that Picasso spent a whole night alone in the Louvre to compare his paintings with those of the great masters. He came out satisfied with the results of the examination, and he knew that there might one day be a Picasso museum. He once said: "Give me a museum and I will fill it". With the Picasso National Museum, he succeeded.
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