Musee National Picasso
Spanning 6 decades of creativity, the Musee National Picasso contains an unparalleled collection of Picasso’s fantastic works from all periods of his iconic career. The museum which opened in 1985 houses these fantastic artworks in a renovated 17th century mansion known as the Hotel Sale, making for a unique gallery experience in itself. The museum has built its collection thanks to donations from heirs, friends and family who themselves had personal artefacts, works and projects in their possession. The museum also boasts pieces from Picasso’s personal collection donated in 1973 and works, notebooks, drawings and sculptures from the final period of Picasso’s career donated in 1990.
As well as a marvellous collection of Picasso’s works there are a number of furnishings designed by Swiss sculptor Diego Giacometti exclusively for the renovation of the Hotel Sale. These pieces are some of the last items designed by Giacometti, arriving at the museum just weeks prior to his unfortunate death.