Museu Picasso de Barcelona

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50 years of the Museu
Picasso IN barcelona


The Collection at the Museu Picasso in Barcelona has gradually taken shape over the years mainly as a result of the major donations by Picasso and Jaume Sabartés, but also thanks to generous acts by private collectors and the artist’s heirs, as well as valuable acquisitions by Barcelona City Council.

The Collection is built on two main pillars: works from Picasso’s youth and formative years, and the Las Meninas series from 1957. As a result, the Museu Picasso is the only place where the artist’s work from his formative years can be studied at a single centre, and it is the only place to have a complete series of works from the 1950s and 1960s showing Picasso’s interpretations of works by other artists.