Femme couchée lisant, 21 Janvier 1939, Peinture à l’huile, 96 x 135 cm, Musée national Picasso – Paris, Photo © RMN-Grand Palais (Musée national Picasso-Paris) / Sylvie Chan-Liat © Succession Picasso 2019

« Picasso. Readings, re-readings »

Levels 2 and 3
February 11 2020 – January 10 2021

“Picasso. Lectures, relectures” presents a thematic tour through the museum’s collections, dedicated to the influence of literature on the work of Pablo Picasso. An unobtrusive but insatiable reader, Picasso drew inspiration from books throughout his life. In the light of his personal library, part of which is presented here for the first time, some of the museum’s masterpieces reveal the importance of narrative in the artist’s creative process. This highly original exhibition immerses visitors in his imaginative world and provides a fresh take on his work.





Pablo Picasso, « Sueño y mentira de Franco », (planche II), IIIe état 1937, aquatinte, eau-forte, grattoir, Musée national Picasso-Paris, ©Succession Picasso 2019


March 24 – July 21, 2020

«Picasso and the comics» is the first exhibition dedicated to the links between Pablo Picasso’s work and the world of comics. Through a selection of drawings, prints and original plates, the exhibition first looks back at Picasso’s passion for the genre. Always curious to experiment with new techniques, Picasso has also explored this art.



Picasso Poète

Pablo Picasso, « Sur le dos de l’immense tranche de melon ardent », 1935, dessin à la plume, dessin au crayon de couleur, encre de Chine, vergé, Musée national Picasso-Paris, © Succession Picasso 2019


March 24 – July 21, 2020

«Picasso poet» explores an unknown aspect of Pablo Picasso’s work by showing the importance of poetic writing in his creative process. The exhibition explores many of the artist’s manuscript poems, confronting them with contemporary drawings and paintings. It reveals the parallels and transitions between texts and paintings as well as the extraordinary resourcefulness of the poet Picasso.



« Nusch Éluard »

Level 3

March 24 – July 21, 2020



September 15, 2020 – March 7, 2021

Presented simultaneously in both institutions, the exhibition offers an unprecedented combination of two iconic artists whose formal inventions represent a turning point in modern art. The exhibition will highlight unexpected convergences in the creative processes that characterize the work of the two artists. While at the Musée Rodin the artistic approaches developed by the two artists to illustrate reality will be studied, the exhibition at the Musée Picasso will present the intimate sphere of creation in the studio’s laboratory.

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