Picasso National Museum Overview

The Picasso National Museum, located in the Hôtel Salé in the 3rd arrondissement of Paris, stands as a tribute to the enduring legacy of the renowned Spanish artist, Picasso. This exceptional museum is a sanctuary for art enthusiasts, showcasing Picasso's diverse body of work across multiple exhibition areas.

Housing a vast collection of over five thousand works and numerous archived pieces, the museum is truly a treasure trove for admirers of Picasso's art. What sets this museum apart is its distinction as the only institution in the world that presents Picasso's complete repertoire of sculptures, paintings, illustrations, and engravings. It offers visitors a precise record of his creative process through an extensive display of studies, drafts, sketches, and notebooks.

Beyond the sheer visual feast of browsing through captivating art pieces, the Picasso National Museum offers a unique opportunity for visitors to engage with interactive multimedia displays. These displays not only entertain but also allow individuals to deepen their understanding and knowledge of Picasso's artistic journey.

As visitors explore the museum, they will find the works of Pablo Picasso spanning from 1895 until his passing in 1973 showcased on the first and second floors. These floors serve as a chronological timeline, capturing the evolution and breadth of Picasso's artistic expression throughout his lifetime.

Among the many highlights within the museum's collection, visitors can marvel at iconic pieces such as the evocative Portrait of Dora Maar, the vibrant Le Chevre, the captivating Portrait of Olga in an Armchair, and the whimsical The Paul en Arlequin.


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Book the Picasso Museum tickets to see the influential and interesting collections of Picasso's masterpieces. By booking the Picasso National Museum Tickets, you can not only admire Picasso's personal art collection but also see the masterpieces by Paul Cezanne, Auguste Renoir, Henri Matisse, and other artists. The Musée Picasso museum is situated in the seventeenth-century Hôtel Salé and is an excellent stopover for art enthusiasts.

The five thousand art pieces, including three hundred sculptures, three hundred paintings, and thousands of archive pieces, are displayed in the mansion and are open to the public for viewing with Picasso Museum tickets. These sculptures and paintings are known for their ingenious use of color, form, and perspective and have profoundly impacted generations of painters. The museum also features a rooftop café where you can have champagne and enjoy the specialties of the famous chef Maison Angelina. So book the Picasso Museum tickets now to see the extensive collection of art pieces on display at this museum in paris.

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  • Explore Musée National Picasso-Paris, one of the historic museum, and marvel at the famous Spanish artist Pablo Picasso

  • Gain significant insight into the innovative methods & experimental ways of Picasso as you witness some of his personal collections

  • Witness the artist's popular as well as mesmerizing work on 228 paintings & 149 sculptures as you stroll through various exhibitions

  • Marvel at more than 5000 artworks of Picasso and other renowned artists i.e. Matisse, Cézanne & Degas in this oldest mansion

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Must Know Before You Go
  • All participants who are over 16 years old must present either proof of full vaccination, proof of a Covid-19 infection in the past 6 months, or proof of medical complications preventing vaccination. Participants between 12 and 15 years old must present either proof of full vaccination, proof of a Covid-19 infection in the past 6 months, or a negative PCR test taken no more than 24 hours before the activity starts.
  • Kindly dispose of plastics in an appropriate manner.
  • Any personal expenses or items of personal nature will not be included in the package.
  • All foreign nationals must share their passport and visa details at the time of arrival and entry.
  • Museum entrance is free for EU residents under 26 years old or anyone under 18 years old.
  • The museum is closed on Mondays, December 25, January 1, and May 1.
  • Your ticket is valid for six months. You are free to visit the museum at any day and any time.
  • Museum entrance is free on every 1st Sunday of the month.
  • The garden is closed during the winter period.
  • Children below the age of 17 years will not require a ticket. Above the age of 17 years will be charged on an adult price basis.
  • The museum will start to evacuate people 20 minutes before closing time.
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Picasso National Museum celebrates the life of Picasso and his creative masterpieces. The museum represents the artistic periods of Picasso's life and reveals his extraordinary talent and rage. You can find here more than four hundred art pieces on display and an intriguing collection of Picasso's favorite artists.

Picasso's Personal Collection
Picasso's Personal Collection

Picasso National Museum features Picasso's personal collection that he curated, lived with, created, and kept close to himself throughout his life. The works include paintings by Corot, Gauguin, Matisse, Vuillard, Cézanne, the Douanier Rousseau, Modigliani, Miro, Renoir, Braque and Iberian masks and statues from other continents.

Paintings
Paintings

You can trace the entire history of Picasso's painted work in the collection of the Musée Picasso Paris. The museum houses three hundred state-of-the-art paintings ranging from the "La Célestine" to "Self-portrait" of the blue period to the "Grands Nus," "Baisers," and "Matadors et Musiciens" of the final years.

Picasso's Sculptures
Picasso's Sculptures

The Musée Picasso Museum presents a unique collection of ceramics, objects, and sculptures that remained inaccessible even in the studios of Picasso. You can find here many rare pieces such as Cubist constructions and relief paintings. It contains the sculpted work of Picasso, including the proto-cubist and bronzes, "Head of a Bull," "Man with Sheep", "La Chèvre," "La Guenon et son petit," and the 1960s revolutionary cut sheets.

A Substantial Graphic Work
A Substantial Graphic Work

At Musée Picasso Museum, you can see how Picasso used paper in creative ways, ranging from ripping and layering and illustrating to pasting to create unique art forms. The Picasso museum displays three thousand nine hundred items, including graphic tokens, souvenirs, foundation pieces, and historic mementos created using paper.

The Engravings
The Engravings

Stay in awe looking at the beautiful engravings in Picasso Museum, which reflect Picasso's interest in modern, contemporary, and ancient literature. The museum features an intriguing collection of essays, printing plates, proofs, pentimenti, molds, and bon-à-tirer proofs that give you a glimpse of Picasso's creativity.

Archives
Archives

Musée Picasso Museum features more than 200,000 archival items that give you an idea of the thought process Picasso went through before creating his work. As you go through these archives, you can learn about Picasso's creative diversity.

Photos
Photos

Picasso Museum features a wide collection of photographic archives attesting to Picasso's experimental interest in photography. You can see here photographs taken by Picasso and important figures of the twentieth century like Cecil Beaton, Robert Capa, Brassaï, Henri Cartier-Bresson, Robert Doisneau, Lucien Clergue, Douglas David Duncan, and Dora Maar.

The Library & Documentation Around Picasso
The Library & Documentation Around Picasso

If you want to learn more about Pablo Picasso's life and his masterpiece creations, you can head to the library of the Picasso Museum. Here you can go through articles and papers written on the artist from over 11,000 publications. You'll also find here one hundred books illustrated by Picasso.

Giacometti Furniture
Giacometti Furniture

Giacometti was commissioned to design light fittings and furniture for the Musée Picasso in Paris. By booking Picasso National Museum tickets, you can see around fifty Giacometti furniture pieces, including a console table he made for Givenchy.

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Timings & Accessibility

Timings

  • Picasso National Museum remains open from Tuesday to Friday: 10.30 AM to 6 PM and Saturdays & Sundays: 9.30 AM to 6 PM.

  • During the French school holidays, it remains open from Tuesday to Friday: 9.30 AM to 6 PM

Accessibility

  • People with reduced mobility can access the museum through access ramps and elevators.

  • Cane seats and wheelchairs are available for disabled individuals upon request at the reception desk.

  • Entry to the museum is free for disabled visitors.

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