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Picasso Museum in Paris

Picasso Museum - Paris

Picasso Museum - Paris

The Musée Picasso is situated in the heart of historic Paris, and has a collection of several thousand works of Pablo Picasso. Picasso was born in 1881 and he began to study art in 1895.

 

During his life he created diverse works: painting, sculpture, drawing, ceramics, engraving, and even poetry. After his death in 1973, many of Picasso's works went to the French state, which decided to form a museum with the collection.

To house the collection, they chose to use a seventeenth-century hotel, situated in the Marais. This is the Hôtel Salé that was built in 1656 for the general Aubert de Fontenay. Before housing the musée Picasso, the hotel was already well-known. It was leased to the ambassador of Venice, and it became the Central School of Art and Manufacture (and then the School of "métiers d'art"), and finally it was leased to the state in 1975. The restoration of the museum was completed in 1985.

A second restoration was completed in 2014. This is museum we visit today. A Beautiful new space.

 

Today, there are 203 paintings, 191 sculptures, 85 ceramics, and over 3000 drawings, engravings, and manuscripts in the museum (more  than 5000 pieces that would be display from time to time and exhibition to exhibition. Besides the personal collection of Picasso, the museum also has some works of Cézanne and Matisse.

 

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me (24 Oct 2014 - 11:30)
The new Picasso museum is just beautiful, take your time the whole tour is really huge. Picasso is still the best artist around... total modernity..

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Picasso Museum in Paris

Address : 5, rue de Thorigny
Zip code : 75003
City : Paris - France
Area : Marais, Notre-Dame
Website : Musée Picasso - Paris
Opening hours : Open from Tuesday to Sunday. Closed on 25th December, 1st January and 1st May. Tuesday – Friday: 11.30am – 6pm Saturday – Sunday: 9.30am – 6pm Open until 9pm every third Friday of the month.
Prices : 11€
Phone : 01 42 71 25 21
Metro/Bus : Metro: Saint-Paul, Chemin-Vert, Filles du Calvaire - Bus:29, 69, 76, 93

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Your comments : Picasso Museum in Paris

great
- me
(24 Oct 2014 - 11:30)
The new Picasso museum is just beautiful, take your time the whole tour is really huge. Picasso is still the best artist around... total modernity..
Picasso Antibes
- Phil Gertzel
(4 Aug 2014 - 09:45)
The Picasso Antibes is a huge disappointment after seeing the Picasso Paris in Sep 2007. I have been waiting for it to reopen every trip since! One good thing about Antibes is the building and the current exhibition, a Russian artist, Stael, I think.
What took so long?
- Picasso Fan
(26 Jun 2014 - 09:15)
I thought the museum was going to open in June? I am so disappointed that I will miss it in my August trip. I totally agree with James Army that renovations should not take years. Please dont close so long next time! We will just try to catch the Picasso Museum in Antibes.
Open the Damn Museum
- James Army
(13 Jun 2014 - 09:15)
Hello:

Open the museum. We don't care about your renovations. We don't need them. We only need to see the works. Renovations and closure should last no longer than a month or two. Several years is totally ridiculous. Or is this to fund overpriced salaries of the museum administration? Show us the artworks!

They belong to artists and the public more than to expensive renovations.

J
museum not open till end of the year
- picasso
(2 May 2014 - 14:30)
just heard that works are done but organization and security not yet ready.. Will have to wait till the end of the year.. A same..
Musée Picasso
- Charlotte
(4 Apr 2014 - 09:30)
Je suis à Paris la semaine du 19 mai 2014, le musée sera t-il ouvert??
When Picasso's museum will open?
- Moumita (student) ESBA TALM SCHOOL,Angers
(24 Feb 2014 - 09:00)
I came from India. I will go back to India on 2nd July. But I want to see the museum before going to India. Is it possible?
The museum is not open yet.
- Margarita
(10 Dec 2013 - 09:30)
To Judith: According to the official website, "LE MUSEE EST FERME AU PUBLIC POUR RENOVATION jusqu'à la fin du printemps 2014" - "THE MUSEUM IS CLOSED FOR PUBLIC DUE TO RENOVATION until the end of spring 2014"
Picasso Museum Open?
- Judit
(24 Sep 2013 - 08:30)
Is the museum open now? I hope it is as I want to visit.
Museu Pablo Picasso
- Laydes Pimenta
(16 Aug 2013 - 22:00)
Would you please tell me if this museum is open now?
Thank you!
LaydesPimenta from Brasil
Reopening of the Picasso Museum
- FTNovack@Yahoo.com
(11 Apr 2013 - 07:30)
At present I and family members are planning a September/October stay in Paris. I am very hopeful that the museum will reopen by then! Is there any new information that I can plan around? Any new word would be much appreciated. Thank you.
Date of opening of Picasso museum in Paris?
- fif1-smith1@hotmail.com
(9 Apr 2013 - 09:45)
Is there any way I can find out the opening date?
I am planning a trip to Paris for my birthday in May/June/July 2013. I am hoping to see this exhibition during my visit. Is there any way I can have advance warning as I am hoping to book accomodation & flights soon. For the moment I am flexible on dates but I would really like to visit this exhibition.
Opening in 2013
- paris-paris-paris.com
(18 Mar 2013 - 09:15)
Picasso museum will reopen summer 2013. But for the time we don't know the exact date. We will give this information as soon as known.
Picaso Museum
- Jay Dubler
(17 Mar 2013 - 10:30)
Will the Picaso Museum in Paris be open by August 2013?
Reopening
- Harry Scofield
(14 Mar 2013 - 10:15)
What day will you be reopening this summer? Thank you very much. HS
Musee Picasso
- Marg
(14 Feb 2013 - 14:30)
Does anyone know when this museum will open again?
picasso museum paris
- peter greenway
(26 Oct 2012 - 08:45)
In preparation for the reopening of the picasso museum, I'm reading john golding's essays about this very great artist. To try to expand understanding will increase appreciation and of course the enjoyment will be wonderful seeing the collection set out in the redecorated setting; I feel this will be aglory of paris.


picasso museum
- jen ax
(14 Jun 2012 - 08:30)
Is the Picasso Museum reopened yet?
Picasso drawing sold during the 1960's
- RanchoBobbo@GMail.com
(24 Feb 2012 - 19:15)
thank you for your time, I'm in need of a copy of the receipt recording the sale of a purchase of a Picasso drawing during the 1960's. Sold to Gene Ewing. Please contact me by e-mail as this information is timely. sincerely, Robert Miller
Hours
- Myra
(30 Apr 2008 - 20:01)
Add opening hours.
good job!
- the best poet
(9 Apr 2007 - 23:56)
good Job!

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