Pablo Picasso, L'acrobate, 1930, Huile sur toile, 162 x 130 cm, Musée national Picasso-Paris
Pablo Picasso, L'acrobate, 1930, Huile sur toile, 162 x 130 cm, Musée national Picasso-Paris

Celebration Picasso 1973-2023

Pablo Picasso - L'acrobate - MP120
Pablo Picasso, « L’acrobate », 18 Janvier 1930, Huile sur toile, 162 x 130 cm, MP120, Musée national Picasso-Paris,© Succession Picasso 2022

Sous le haut patronage de

Monsieur Emmanuel Macron, Président de la République française

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April 8, 2023 marks the fiftieth anniversary of the death of the Spanish artist Pablo Picasso and thus places the year under the sign of the celebration of his work and his artistic legacy in France, Spain and internationally.

On this occasion, the French and Spanish governments wished to organize a large-scale transnational event through a bi-national commission, bringing together the cultural and diplomatic administrations of both countries. As a member of this dedicated commission, the Musée national Picasso-Paris is one of the initiators of the 1973-2023 Picasso Celebration, alongside Bernard Ruiz-Picasso, co-president of the Fundación Almine y Bernard Ruiz-Picasso para el Arte, and José Guirao, former Minister of Culture in the Spanish government, who was the commissioner of the commemoration in Spain, and who passed away in July 2022.

Supported by renowned cultural institutions in Europe and the United States, the program of the 1973-2023 Picasso Celebration will be structured around some fifty exhibitions and events that, taken together, trace a historiographical approach to Picasso's work.

The Picasso Celebration 1973-2023 aims to highlight the career of an essentially European artist who, with a deep knowledge of the heritage and principles of tradition, an understanding of classicism as an ethical value, and the most modern challenges of art, projected universal symbols such as Guernica, today a collective emblem of the defense of human rights, all over the world.

In Europe and the United States, the exhibitions and associated programs of the 1973-2023 Picasso Celebration will therefore highlight the artist's influence throughout the 20th century and his continued reference for 21st-century artists through a variety of approaches.

In addition, the commemoration will allow for a review of the state of research and understanding of Picasso's work, notably with a first seminar at the Museo Nacional Centro de Arte Reina Sofía in Madrid at the end of 2022 and then during a major international symposium on December 6-7-8, 2023 at UNESCO in Paris. This symposium will bring together all the partners (museum institutions, research centers, researchers) around the theme of "Picasso in the 21st century: historical and cultural issues".) Art historians, curators, exhibition commissioners recognized in the Picasso sphere, as well as artists, writers and collectors will be invited to speak.

The year 2023 will also be marked by the opening of the Picasso Study Center at the Musée national Picasso-Paris, in the historic, prestigious and renovated spaces of the Hôtel de Rohan. The museum's documentation, library and archives will thus be brought together around a research center, a digital portal and a website that will make the Picasso Museum a unique reference center for the artist and the fields related to him. A true place of transmission and sharing with a wide public, it will serve as a privileged framework for scientific exchanges and the work of researchers from around the world.

The exhibitions of the "Picasso Celebration 1973-2023"

Picasso - El Greco

Kunstmuseum Basel, Bâle

« Picasso – El Greco »
11.06.2022 – 25.09.2022

Julio Gonzales - Pablo Picasso

Fundación Mapfre

« Julio González, Pablo Picasso et la dématérialisation de la sculpture »
23.09.2022 – 08.01.2023

Fernande et Francoise

Kunstmuseum Pablo Picasso Münster, Münster

« Fernande et Françoise »
01.10.2022 – 21.01.2023

Picasso - Chanel

Museo Nacional Thyssen-Bornemisza

« Picasso & Chanel »
11.10.2022 – 15.01.2023

Francoise Olivier et Pablo Picasso

Musée de Montmartre, Paris

 « Fernande Olivier et Pablo Picasso, dans l’intimité du Bateau-Lavoir »
14.10.2022 – 19.02.2023

Picasso et l'abstraction

Musées royaux des Beaux-Arts de Belgique

« Picasso et l'abstraction »
14.10.2022 - 12.02.2023

Musée des Beaux-Arts de Lyon, Lyon
26.11.2022 – 05.03.2023

Museu Picasso Barcelona, Barcelone

Daniel-Henry Kahnweiler

02.12.2022 - 19.03.2023


Musée de l’Homme-Museum national d’histoire naturelle, Paris

Picasso et la préhistoire

08.02.2023 – 12.06.2023


Fondation Beyeler, Bâle

Picasso – L’artiste et son modèle : dernières toiles

18.02.2023 - 01.05.2023


The Mint Museum, Charlotte

Picasso Landscapes : Out of Bounds

25.02.2023 – 21.05.2023


Musée national Picasso-Paris, Paris

Célébration Picasso, la collection prend des couleurs ! Sous la direction artistique de Paul Smith

07.03.2023 – 27.08.2023


Museo de Belas Artes da Coruña, la Corogne

Picasso blanc dans la mémoire bleue

23.03.2023 – 25.06.2023


Real Academia de Bellas Artes de San Fernando, Madrid

Picasso. Obras maestras de la colección Nahmad

29.03.2023 – 02.07.2023


Musée Picasso, Antibes

Picasso 1969-1972 : La fin du début

08.04.2023 – 25.06.2023


Musée Magnelli, Musée de la céramique-Vallauris

Formes et métamorphoses : la création céramique de Picasso

06.05.2023 - 30.10.2023


Museo Picasso Málaga, Málaga

Picasso : matière et corps

08.05.2023 – 10.09.2023


Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum, New York

Jeune Picasso à Paris

12.05.2023 – 07.08.2023


La Casa Encendida, Madrid

Late Picasso 1963 - 1972

19.05.2023 – 17.09.2023


Brooklyn Museum, New York

Picasso et le féminisme

02.06.2023 – 24.09.2023


Museo Nacional del Prado, Madrid

Picasso - El Greco

13.06.2023 –17.09.2023


Casa Natal Picasso, Málaga

Les âges de Picasso

21.06.2023 – 01.10.2023


Museu del Disseny de Barcelona, Barcelone

La voluntad de Picasso. Las ceramicas que inspiraron al artista

22.06.2023 - 17.09.2023


Cincinnati Art Museum, Cincinnati

Picasso Landscapes : Out of Bounds

24.06.2023 – 11.10.2023


Musée Goya - Musée d’art hispanique, Castres

Goya dans l’œil de Picasso

30.06.2023 – 01.10.2023


Musée Berggruen, Berlin

Picasso du musée Berggruen au Bode-museum. Dialogues Espagnols

12.07.2023 – 21.01.2023


Collection Lambert, Avignon

Picasso à la Collection Lambert en Avignon 50 ans après

13.07.2023 – 15.10.2023


Hispanic Society Museum & Library, New York

Picasso et la Célestine

Automne 2023


Casa de Velázquez, Madrid

Picasso Vs. Velázquez

Septembre – novembre 2023


The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York

Picasso: A Cubist Commission in Brooklyn

12.09.2023 – 14.01.2024


Musée national Picasso-Paris, Paris

À toi de faire ma Mignonne. Sophie Calle au Musée Picasso

12.09.2023 – 28.01.2024


Musée de Luxembourg

Gertrude Stein et Picasso. L’invention du langage

13.09.2023 – 21.01.2024


Palais princier de Monaco, Monaco

Modernité et Classicisme

16.09.2023 – 15.10.2023


Von der Heydt-Museum, Wuppertal

Pablo Picasso – Max Beckmann

17.09.2023 – 07.01.2024


Museum of Recent Art Bucharest, Bucarest

L’effet Picasso

26.09.2023 – 08.01.2023


Museo Guggenheim Bilbao,

Picasso : matière et corps

29.09.2023 – 14.01.2024


Museum Of Modern Art, New-York

Picasso in Fontainebleau

01.10.2023 – 02.10.2024


Museo Picasso, Málaga

L’écho de Picasso

02.10.2023 – 24.03.2024


Museo Nacional Thyssen-Bornemisza, Madrid

Picasso. Le sacré et le profane

04.10.2023 – 14.01.2024


Centre Pompidou, Paris

Paris Picasso. Dessiner à l’infini

18.10.2023 – 22.01.2024


Museu Picasso, Barcelone

Fundació Joan Miró, Barcelone

Miró – Picasso

19.10.2023 – 25.02.2024


Petit Palais, Paris

Le Paris des modernes 1905 - 1925

14.11.2023 – 14.04.2024


Museo Nacional Centro de Arte Reina Sofía, Madrid

Picasso 1906 : La grande transformation

14.11.2023 – 04.03.2023



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