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New Masterpieces: Dation from Maya Ruiz-Picasso Musée national Picasso-Paris

16 Apr 2022 — 31 Dec 2022

From 16 April 2022 to 31 December 2022, a double exhibition will present the masterpieces of the Maya Ruiz-Picasso dation as well as digging deeper into the relationship between daughter and father.

This exhibition celebrates the addition of nine masterpieces to the French national collections – six paintings, two sculptures and a sketchbook – via the country's gifts-in-lieu scheme,...

From 16 April 2022 to 31 December 2022, a double exhibition will present the masterpieces of the Maya Ruiz-Picasso dation as well as digging deeper into the relationship between daughter and father.

This exhibition celebrates the addition of nine masterpieces to the French national collections – six paintings, two sculptures and a sketchbook – via the country's gifts-in-lieu scheme, which was introduced on 31 December 1968, allowing inheritance tax to be paid in kind. This style of acquisition is key to the identity of the Musée Picasso, which was founded in 1979 specifically to house donations made by Pablo Picasso under this system.

Maya Ruiz-Picasso's latest dation spans several disciplines and covers a broad timespan, from 1895 to 1971, representing a major addition to the collection.

Organised chronologically and structured around these nine masterpieces, each room creates a dialogue for the new works which have been set alongside art from the museum's collection, as well as specially selected loan works.

The aim here is to take an in-depth look at certain pivotal moments in Picasso's oeuvre, exploring key aspects of his work such as his relation to tradition and to the portrait genre, and his use of writing as part of the creative process. Drawing on a rich array of paintings, sculptures and graphic works by Picasso, the show also offers new insights in the fields of non-Western, ancient and modern art.

The Musée Picasso-Paris collection, the world's largest collection of Picasso's works, is unique in presenting not just an unrivalled array of techniques covering almost the entirety of the artist's career, but above all because more than 80% of the works came directly from the artist's studios.

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Picasso in Image (Until 12 February 2023)

Maya Ruiz-Picasso, daughter of Pablo (Until 31 December 2022)

New Masterpieces: Dation from Maya Ruiz-Picasso (Until 31 December 2022)

Orlan: The Women Who Cry Are Angry (Until 4 September 2022)

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This museum is located in a stunning 17th century hôtel particulier in the Marais district of Paris. It's dedicated, as the name suggests, to the great artist Pablo Picasso. Descendants of the Spanish-born artist sowed the seeds for this gallery with works they offered to the French government in lieu of inheritance tax. French law allows for, in exceptional circumstances, the payment of inheritance taxes with artworks instead of money. This exception is only made if the art is an important contribution to France's cultural heritage - which is of course true in the case of Picasso.

With a permanent collection, temporary exhibitions, and an in-depth archive, this is one of the most important collections of works by one of the 20th century's greatest artists.

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Saturday 09:30 - 18:00
Sunday 09:30 - 18:00
Monday Closed
Tuesday 10:30 - 18:00
Wednesday 10:30 - 18:00
Thursday 09:30 - 18:00
Friday 09:30 - 18:00

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5 Rue de Thorigny, 75003, Paris
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