Picasso Celebration 1973-2023

Picasso Celebration 1973-2023

Spain inspired Picasso. Come, find your inspiration

2023:year of Picasso

Celebrating the most influential artist of the 20th century

2023 marks the 50th anniversary of the death of one of the most important Spanish and universal artists of all time, Pablo Ruiz Picasso, a genius born in Malaga at the beginning of the 20th century. To commemorate his life and work, an extensive programme of exhibitions, initiatives and events has been planned around the world, especially in the host countries, Spain and France. In Spain, the focus will be on the Spanish cities with the strongest ties to Picasso and which were a source of inspiration, leaving a mark on his personality and art.

5 cities
16 exhibitions

Diary ofexhibitions

Experience the year of Picasso first hand, and learn about his legacy through exhibitions and events in Spain.

Upcoming events

18Nov Picasso
© ©Sucesión Pablo Picasso, VEGAP, Madrid, 2023

Daniel-Henry Kahnweiler

18/11/2022 - 19/03/2023

Picasso Museum Barcelona

23Mar Inside the Museum of Fine Arts in A Coruña

White Picasso on the Blue Souvenir

23/03/2023 - 23/06/2023

A Coruña Museum of Fine Arts

8May Picasso Museum Malaga, Room XII
© ©Museo Picasso Málaga

Picasso: Body and Matter

08/05/2023 - 10/09/2023

Picasso Museum of Malaga / Sucesión Pablo Picasso, VEGAP, Madrid, 2023


Picassoand Spain

Picasso's relationship with Spain

His experiences in Spain gave him inspiration and references that stayed with him throughout his life and work.

Pablo Ruiz Picasso was born in Malaga in 1881. He created his first works in the Fine Arts schools of A Coruña, Barcelona and Madrid and on his initial trips to Paris. In 1907 he painted "Les demoiselles d'Avignon", the starting point of cubism, a revolutionary artistic movement that he devised together with Braque and that has made him one of the most influential artists of all time. "Guernica" is his most famous piece. He also explored genres such as stage design, sculpture, ceramics and engraving. He died in Mougins in 1973 but his legacy is more alive than ever.