- Temporary exhibition
20/10/2023 - 25/02/2024
- Curated by
Teresa Montaner and Sònia Villegas, from the Fundació Joan Miró de Barcelona, and Margarida Cortadella and Elena Llorens, from the Museu Picasso Barcelona.
The Fundació Joan Miró and the Museu Picasso Barcelona present ’Miró-Picasso’, the first major joint exhibition by the two artists
The exhibition presents the works of Joan Miró (1893-1983) and Pablo Picasso (1881-1973), two essential artists of 20th century art who maintained a long and fruitful friendship and who chose Barcelona to leave an important part of their legacy.
The exhibition is part of the Picasso Celebration 1973-2023 events, on the occasion of the fiftieth anniversary of the death of Pablo Picasso, which coincides with the fortieth anniversary of the death of Joan Miró.
The two institutions are joining forces for the first time to jointly organise and host this exceptional exhibition, which will be on view simultaneously, with works by the two artists in both museums, from 20 October to 25 February 2024.
Through a selection of more than 250 works and documents, it takes a journey through the relationship of friendship and admiration shared by the two artists, following the main moments when their lives crossed paths, exploring their artistic affinities, as well as their bond with and esteem for the city of Barcelona. It offers a unique opportunity to see many pieces by the two creators that will be visiting the city for the first time, such as Miró’s Woman, Bird, Star (Homage to Pablo Picasso) (1966-1973) and Picasso’s Three Dancers (1925).
Miró-Picasso is jointly organised by the Fundació Joan Miró and the Museu Picasso de Barcelona, and their respective directors, Marko Daniel and Emmanuel Guigon. It is curated by Teresa Montaner and Sònia Villegas of the Fundació Joan Miró, and Margarida Cortadella and Elena Llorens of the Museu Picasso de Barcelona.