MPM Collection

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The collection of the Museo Picasso Málaga provides an insight into eight decades of Pablo Picasso’s work. Through the many different approaches it offers, visitors can discover the thoroughness and huge creativity of an artist who was an indispensable figure in the history of modern art. As the exhibitions stemming from the collection show, Picasso’s main strength lies in his versatility and enthusiasm: these attributes, together with his bold experimentation by varying styles and alternating materials, are what spurred him to carry out intense artistic investigation throughout his lifetime. His constant urge to explore the expressive possibilities of any medium, be it painting, sculpture, printmaking or ceramics, among others, enabled him to give shape to his pursuit through a variety of themes that are closely linked to his environment and appear cyclically in his work.

The core of the collection is made up of 233 works by Pablo Picasso gifted by Christine and Bernard Ruiz-Picasso, the artist’s daughter-in-law and grandson, which are complemented from time to time by a selection of works from the funds of the Fundación Almine y Bernard Ruiz-Picasso and other occasional loans.

The Museo Picasso Málaga and its collection are a response to Pablo Picasso’s wish for his work to be displayed in the city where he was born on 25 October 1881. It was established on the joint initiative of Christine and Bernard Ruiz-Picasso, whose gift marked the start of the Museum’s collection, and the Junta de Andalucía, which devised the project for a major museum that opened in the Palacio de Buenavista in 2003.

Since then, the MPM has been working on telling stories based on the collection through exhibitions, publications and cultural and educational activities, with the aim of exploring in depth the extremely rich oeuvre of an artist of the modern movement who remains linked to the present. The mission of the MPM is to ensure its impact on society and in the future.

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