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  • Picasso Ceramics. Jacqueline's gift to Barcelona

    • Date 26 October 2012 to 4 April 2013
    • This exhibition celebrates the thirtieth anniversary of Jacqueline Picasso's donation of 41 unique ceramics to the city of Barcelona. These plates, jugs and bowls were among gifts Picasso had made to her over the course of the two decades that they shared their lives.

  • Vilató 1921-2000. Barcelona-Paris. The Road to Freedom

    • Date 17 May to 11 November 2012
    • The museum is one of the five venues of this exhibition, an homage that the Ajuntament de Barcelona dedicates to this artist.

      Picasso's nephew, Javier Vilató maintained a close relationship with his uncle and was instrumental in the donation process that the artist made in 1970 to Barcelona.

  • Archivo F.X.

    • Date 25 May to 2 September 2012
    • The F.X. Archive operates around the taxonomies and classifications that relate language and reality. The basis for these operations is a vast archive of images of the anti-sacramental political iconoclasm in Spain between 1845 and 1945, which were ordered under a critical index of topics that come from the visual constructions of the wide field of the modern project.

      Since the end of the nineteen nineties, the F.X. Archive has worked in many directions, either in collecting images and documents that show the importance that the phenomenon achieved in Spain from the end of the 19th century to the middle of the 20th century.

  • A collage before collage

    • Date 6 March to 3 June 2012
    • Pablo Picasso invented collage as an artistic technique around the spring of 1912. But long before this, in Barcelona in March 1899, he made a drawing in which he glued a technically reproduced image: the portrait of an actress. We now know that this piece is a picture card from a matchbox, which were very popular in the late nineteenth century.

      From the peculiarity of the work, this small exhibition explores the new visuality of this period in which drawings and photographs vied for position in the popular illustrated papers and magazines, the boom in the mass production of printed images, which inundated everyday life, and the vogue for collecting them that seized a large part of the population.