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Two of his first great works, The First Communion (1896) and Science and Charity (1897) are some of the high points of the series. The Museu Picasso particularly shows Picasso's relation to the town of Barcelona, which was marked in his young age and up to his deaths. Sabartés concluded a contract with the town of Barcelona on 27 July 1960 to establish the school.
It was inaugurated in 1963 and the collections were created by Sabartés' gift of 574 works from his own private collections. Further objects were works that Picasso had given to the town of Barcelona, such as Harlequin, works that were previously in the property of the city's contemporary arts museums, and other presents from Picasso's acquaintances and collections.
4 ] The Sabartés Collection was opened as Picasso was very hostile to the Franco family. At the end, Barcelona's canon Josep Porcioles went against the will of the federal administration to open the school. 5 ] When it opened, the Palau Aguilar Musée was on Montcada Street.
During this time the main items in the exhibition were the Sabartés collections, some lithographies and placards. Further gifts in the first year of the Musée were a volume of prints by Picasso by Ovid's Metamorphoses, sponsored by Salvador Dalí, and a Gala Dalí college entitled No, 1913.
During the following years the collections were extended by gifts, among them 7 drawings by Junyer Sebastian Vidal from the years 1899 to 1904. In 1970, after Sabarté's demise in 1968, Picasso made his last private contribution to the Musée. Among them were textbooks, scholarly works and pictures from Picasso's Blue Period. After Sabartés' own demise, he left behind a number of works, among them a number of 58 works on Las Meninas.
The Palau del Baró de Castellet, which was added to the Palau Aguilar in December 1970, is part of the Palau Aguilar Palace. Over the years, the importance of the Musée has grown as more and more money has been donated. In the early 1980' the collections were extended by several gifts from individual persons and various fine arts dealers as well as by purchases.
Picasso's widow Jacqueline Roque donated 41 items to the Musée in 1982. 2 ] In 1985, the building of Palau Mecca was added to the actual room of the school. It also purchased works such as a portrait of Jacqueline with adhesive tapes, among others. At the end of the 1990' the building was extended by the purchase of Casa Mauri and Palau Windows, both in the same road and next to the school.
The new building, opened in 1999, expands the building by 3,400 sqm and serves as a room for changing exhibits, an audience and extra work. It was inaugurated with the special show Picasso: Interior and Exterior Landscape, with more than 200 works by the artists, made between 1917 and 1970.
During 2010, the Musée launched a program to enhance its visibility on Twitter, Flickr and Facebook sites. As a result of the museum's work, the Museums & the Web 2010 Best of the Web Awards for Web have been presented for inclusion in various categories of online and offline medium. It is divided into the early years (Malaga, Corunna and Barcelona, 1890-97), the educational era (Barcelona, Horta de San Juan and Madrid, 1897-1901), the Blue Age ('1901-04), works in Barcelona from 1917 and the whole Las Meninas range (1957).
The majority of the works on show in the Musée are from the years between 1890 and 1917, an important source of Picasso's work. There are very few post-1917 works in the Musée de la Meninas, with the sole exemption of the 1957 Las Meninas. His lithograph collections cover the years 1962 and 1982.
Pablo Picasso himself gave the Musée a copy of each of his works created after the Sabarté's demise in 1968. Included in the collections are works by the painter for various works and pottery donated to the Musée by Picasso's wife Jacqueline. From 2009 to 2010 the Musée began to publish information about the exhibition on its website.
In October 2010, over 65% of the museum's collections were accessible on-line. Since its opening, the Picasso Musée has organised a dozen shows. We' ve also organized shows on the relation between Picasso and other artist like Picasso vs. Rusiñol in 2010. Canvases, sketches and graphic works in the Picasso Museum's collections, exhibited at Casa Lis in Salamanca in 2010.
Even small exhibit concentrated on a theme, known as the analysis of science and charity paintings, the results of trials showing radiographical and reflectologia or another, which analyzed a declaration that was made about Picasso in Barcelona in 1936, space Esteva. The Picasso exposition, 1936. Museu Picasso regularly organises temporary shows featuring works by Picasso and other performers.
Occasionally, the Musée also organises workshops and presentations on topics related to Picasso or on museums held by experts from all over the globe. It has a free open access reference collection of over 6,000 items on the third level of Palau Aguilar. You can find the collection ranging from exhibition catalogues by Picasso to books in books.
Some of the avant-garde Catalan periodicals of the early twentieth centuries, where Picasso worked together and often published, also exist. Available also with limited accessibility, a library of artists' works with artwork by Picasso himself or by other well-known performers. Another aspect of the Picasso Museum is to emphasise the number of educational and cultural activities for the family and school.
There is a dedicated section and a section on the website where you can access dedicated materials to conduct pedagogical activity during your stay, targeted at both elementary and middle schools teacher. 24 ] organises walks for both adult visitors, such as animated walks according to the different education level, both in the regular collections and in changing thematically.
It also organises meetings, workshops and events in cooperation with other institutes such as the UOC, the Grec Festival, San Juan de Dios Hospital, Pompeu Fabra University and the School Tool, among others. It has its own preventative preservation and restorative staff to make sure that the works in its own collections are preserved in the best possible way for coming generation.
It was from this section that Picasso investigated and recorded both the work and the material he used to enhance his work.