Museo Picasso Málaga

Málaga, Spain

The Museo Picasso Málaga is a museum in the city where artist Pablo Ruiz Picasso was born. It opened in 2003 in the Buenavista Palace, and has 285 works donated by members of Picasso's family.

Christine Ruiz-Picasso, widow of the artist's eldest son Paulo Ruiz-Picasso, donated to the museum 14 paintings, 9 sculptures, 44 individual drawings, a sketchbook with a further 36 drawings, 58 engravings, and 7 ceramic pieces, 133 works in all. Her son, Picasso's grandson, Bernard Ruiz-Picasso donated another 5 paintings, 2 drawings, 10 engravings, and 5 ceramics, for an overall total of 155 works. The collection ranges from early academic studies to cubism to his late re-workings of Old Masters. Many additional pieces are on long-term loan to the museum. There is also a library and archive including over 800 titles on Picasso, as well as relevant documents and photographs.



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Founded: 2003
Category: Museums in Spain


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Philip Hartigan (11 months ago)
Housed in an old palace in the old town. A relatively small collection of works that were bequeathed by Picasso's daughter in law. Mostly minor pieces from each stage of Picasso's development, though with a strong selection of late paintings from the 50s and 60s. Not in the same league as the phenomenal collections in Paris and Barcelona, but worth a visit if you have a spare hour. Recommend buying an advance ticket online to skip the queues...
Caroline (13 months ago)
Interesting collection of Picasso paintings and sculpture. Don’t expect any of its main most famous work though. Pleasant to visit, except if you are surrounded by people listening to do the audio guide, which is not coming with headphones ?. The whole museum can be visited in one hour approximately.
julz asher (18 months ago)
Great museum with some of the best of Picasso's work. As he is from Malaga this has some very special pieces and really feels like a home collection. Great space and the museum has multiple language guides available. The staff speak very good English Spanish German & French. There was lots of support and some exhibitions vary as well as Picasso's collection. Definitely worth a visit if your in the area. You can save some time and by tickets on line and then you can directly enter the museum without visiting the reception desk area
Louise Allen (19 months ago)
Good value exhibitions and displays of Picasso's work. Well laid out in intelligent groupings. The audio tour is included in the price. It's very informative but a bit over the top with far too much theoretical exposition. You'd be there all day if you listened to all of it!
Anne Marie Lorusso, Realtor (19 months ago)
?? review here. This was a must see for me but I only arrived in the last hour it was open. It’s not a bit exhibit so that was enough time. I was lucky that it wasn’t busy so there was lots of space between people but there is nowhere to sit so prepare to stand all the time. You can get very very close to the paintings which is nice. The audio guide on your phone (with wifi) is great. There is an amazing sculpture where you can see Picasso’s fingerprints!
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