Pablo Picasso (1881-1973) Man Seated in an Armchair
Juan-les-Pins, summer, 1925
Oil-modified paint on canvas. 100 × 81 cm
Fundación Almine y Bernard Ruiz-Picasso, Madrid
© FABA Photo: Hugard & Vanoverschelde
© Succession Pablo Picasso, VEGAP, Madrid, 2024

On 19 March the Palacio de Buenavista’s galleries will inaugurate the seventh remodelling of the museum’s collection since it opened twenty years ago. Around 150 works by Pablo Picasso will be presented with the title “Pablo Picasso: Structures of Invention. The Unity of a Life’s Work“. This new presentation aims to demonstrate the overarching unity of Picasso’s oeuvre rather than the division of his art into discrete periods or styles. Thus, until the Spring of 2027 the Palacio de Buenavista’s galleries will feature paintings, sculptures, drawings, ceramics and graphic works, which will create a context that reveals new connections among Picasso’s works and challenge traditional classifications. This new display has been devised under the academic supervision of Michael FitzGerald, Kluger Family Professor of Art History at Trinity College, Hartford (USA), and in collaboration with the Fundación Almine y Bernard-Ruiz-Picasso (FABA).

Thus, the Museo Picasso Málaga’s 2024 exhibition programme features this new installation of the museum’s collection; a retrospective devoted to the Spanish painter María Blanchard (Santander, 1881-Paris, 1932), who was a significant member of the international modern movement; an exhibition on the caricaturist, gallerist, painter, essayist and philanthropist Marius de Zayas (Veracruz, México, 1880- Stamford, Connecticut, EEUU, 1961); and the sketchbooks which Picasso created in Royan (France) immediately after the outbreak of World War II.