Picasso Museum in Barcelona is showcasing a wonderful exhibition where art critics, curators and renowned experts in the field will speak about the contemporary art world's reaction to Picasso during the last 40 years. Throughout May and into June, names such as David G. Torres, Teresa Grandas and Sean Scully will present their views about one of the world's most respected artists.
The Post-Picasso exhibit will be featured at the Picasso Museum through June 2014. The exhibition delves into the responses of contemporary artists to the life and work of Picasso over the past four decades.
Talks will be held on May 22, June 12 and June 26, 2014, at 7 p.m. Much of the subject matter is controversial, addressing the questions of whether Picasso continues to be important for contemporary art and whether or not other artists still engage with his art today. There will be a question and answer period as well.
Inside Picasso Museum — Photo courtesy of Picasso Museum
The museum itself has 58 works which will be explored and analyzed by the experts. The exhibition will also present the works of 41 artists from around the world including places such as Africa, Asia, Europe, the Middle East, North America and South America.
The Picasso Museum is one of the most well-known museums in Barcelona. Situated in the heart of The Born neighborhood, next to Passeig Del Born, it's surrounded by coffee shops, great restaurants and bars as well as boutique locales. It's a wonderful place to stroll through and enjoy one of the chicer barrios ("neighborhoods") in Barcelona's Ciutat Vella ("Old City").
The Picasso Museum is open daily except for Mondays. If you don't want to wait in line for tickets, then it's best to purchase them online in advance. This really helps in avoiding the wait, which can be long especially during the summer. Seniors over 65 get in free.
Once you're finished at the museum and have spent enough time in The Born, walk to Park Ciutadella, which isn't far, and enjoy the greenery and the beautiful landscape. The Gothic Quarter isn't far either, and it will give you a more rustic look at the culture and authentic vibe found in the city.
The Picasso Museum is ideal for those who might not love "museum going" but who are interested in delving into something on the more cultural and artistic level. It's an easy walkthrough that's enjoyable, and one where you'll get to learn about the life of Picasso.
And for those looking for a specialized Picasso Tour, contact Hi. This Is Barcelona, as they do a wonderfully in-depth Picasso tour with an art expert.