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50 years of the Museu
Picasso IN barcelona

The Origins


March 9th through June 9th, 2013

The Museu Picasso in Barcelona is probably the most obvious sign of the artist’s close ties to the city.

Set up at Picasso’s request, the museum is the result of the hard work and determination of several different people and organisations: his personal secretary and lifelong friend, Jaume Sabartés, his wife Jacqueline Picasso, many relevant members of Barcelona’s society that so admired Picasso, and the Barcelona City Council, which during Franco’s dictatorship succeeded in making the artist’s dream come true: a dedicated museum in the city he loved.