Twenty Times Pablo

20th anniversary of the Museo Picasso Málaga

More than 12,000 people celebrated twenty years of art and culture on the Museo Picasso Málaga’s twentieth anniversary.

The Museo Picasso Málaga opened on October 27, 2003, a date that could be considered a before and an after for the city of Málaga’s cultural scene. Since then, the museum has received more than nine million visitors, organised seventy-seven exhibitions and published sixty-six books, becoming one of the most important institutions in Spain and enjoying national and international recognition.

From October 23 to 27, 2023, Twenty Times Pablo paid a double tribute: to the Museo Picasso Málaga’s twenty years of existence and to the city and the visitors who have attended and supported its various shows and events throughout these first two decades.

The scheduled activities extended beyond the Palacio de Buenavista, the building that houses the museum, to important parts of the city’s historical centre: the Eduardo Ocón auditorium, Plaza de la Merced, Calle Cañón and the area around Málaga cathedral, Calle San Agustín, Plaza de la Higuera and Calle Alcazabilla. They included projects with schoolchildren, a street procession, free guided tours, open-door days, concerts and experimental music sessions, dramatised readings of texts by Picasso, plays, audiovisual installations, light painting shows, meetings with influencers and poetic actions.

In addition, during a moving institutional event that was staged as a tribute to Christine Ruiz-Picasso and was attended by various authorities, the Museum’s auditorium was christened with its new name in honour of its main promotor: Christine Ruiz-Picasso auditorium.


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