Located in a 17th century mansion in Paris's Le Marais district, Picasso Museum reopened on October 25th after five years of renovation works that have doubled its size. It now boasts 40 rooms and 3,700 square metres of exhibition space where are displayed 400 sculptures, paintings, collages, assemblages and pottery, just a fraction of the museum collection that comprises 5,000 artworks. The lay-out is roughly chronological, taking the visitor from Picasso's early blue period through the Cubist and Surrealist phases and on to his late re-interpretations of the masters. The exhibition also features works personally collected by Picasso from artists who were his friends such as Matisse, Braque, Derain and Van Dongen as well as African and Iberian artworks that strongly influenced his ideas.
5 rue de Thorigny, 75003 Paris.
Open Tuesday to Friday from 11.30am to 6pm, Saturday and Sunday from 9.30 to 6pm. Admission : €11, free for under 26s.
Information : 0142712521
October 26, 2014