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Malaga, A European Cultural Capital

Set in the Buenavista Palace in the centre of Malaga, the Picasso Museum opened in 2003 and continues to draw increasing numbers of visitors year after year.

A total of 558,033 people visited the museum in 2016, a rise of 14 per cent from the year before. The figure reinforces the museum's leading position in Andalucía and the cities growing influence on the international stage. Certainly in terms of culture, but also as an ever growing focal point for tourists attracted to the cities many attractions and offerings.

Initiated by the artists daughter-in-law and grandson, the museum was created in response to Picasso's desire for his work to be exhibited in the city where he was born in 1881. The museum presents 233 works by the artist, spanning the entirety of his diverse artistic lifetime and covering all of the artists revolutionary innovations, as well as the wide range of styles, materials and techniques he mastered.

The museum hosts a number of seasonal exhibitions by critically acclaimed artists such as Joaquin Torres-Garcia and US abstractionist Jackson Pollock, and offers a number of weekly talks and guided tours.

Bacon, Freud and the School of London opens on April 25th - a landmark exhibition organised in collaboration with Tate London that marks the museum's ability to draw some of the most important collections of art in Europe. The exhibit will present works by, among others, Francis Bacon, Lucian Freud, Frank Auerbach and Michael Andrews. The painters largely lived and worked in London between the post-war and the late twentieth century and were centred in the representation of the human figure, a vision of the landscape and the every day life.

Please visit www.museopicassomalaga.org/en/ for further information on exhibitions, events and tours.

Read 'A Day Out in Malaga' for further information on things to do in the city.


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