Group 26_





Head of a Woman. Profile (1961) belongs to the extensive series of sheet-metal sculptures Pablo Picasso made during the early 1960s in collaboration with Lionel Prejger and his foreman, the skilled metalworker Tiola. This work from the MPM Collection is at the center of the new exhibition organised under the title of The Collection in Context and will be shown alongside contemporary sculptures depicting similar subjects with a considerable formal and conceptual variety.

The humour and playfulness at the heart of these works reflect the pleasure Picasso experienced in making them. Contemporary figure paintings which reflect similar preoccupations with planarity, multiple viewpoints and the relationship between form and space will by shown to underline the unity of Picasso&rsquo";“s sculpture and painting during this exceptionally fertile period in his career. However, the exhibition is concerned not only with the immediate context of Head of a Woman. Profile. It aims to explore the origins of the late sheet-metal sculptures in Picasso&rsquo”;“s earlier work through the inclusion of cut-outs of animals made when he was a child, as well as collages and cubist constructions that anticipate the free-standing, screen-like, sheet-metal sculptures of the early 1960&rsquo”;"s. The exhibition will also include paintings, drawings and constructions that bridge the almost fifty-year gap between the Cubist period and the early 1960s. In a similar way, the exhibition will suggest parallels with two artists with whom Picasso had been on close terms: Henri Matissse and Julio González. Together, these works, in which various techniques are used, will enable the viewer to investigate the origins that led to the creation of the beautiful late sculpture from the MPM.

The exhibition is curated by Elizabeth Cowling, Professor of History of Art at Edinburgh University. Cowling has developed an intense activity researching the 20th Century European art and, in particular, the work by Magritte, Matisse and Picasso. She has curated Picasso: Sculptor/Painter (Tate Gallery, London, 1994) and Matisse Picasso (Tate Gallery, London";" Grand Palais, Paris";" MoMA, New York";" 2002-2003). Her book Picasso: Style and Meaning (Phaidon Press), selected book of the year 2002 by Apollo magazine. In 2007 she has also published Picasso : the &ldquo";“Reclining Woman on the Beach&rdquo”;" series, commissioned by the Museo Picasso Málaga.

SOPHIE TAEUBER-ARP 19 October 2009-25 January 2010

Sculptor, architect, painter, designer, dancer, university professor&hellip";" The ability to express herself in such apparently diverse artistic languages, her intellectual depth, and the value of her work made Sophie Taeuber-Arp one of the most attractive artistic figures of the 20th century. Her name was linked to the foundation of the main classical avant-garde movements, from her stunning first appearance in radical Dada, to her visual works and research on geometric abstraction, which were closely associated with the French movement Cercle et Carré.

Sophie Taeuber-Arp was the daughter of a German father and a Swiss mother. This multi-talented artist knew no frontiers and her work, art and life were smoothly merged. Trained in decorative arts, design and graphic art, in 1915 she went to live in Zurich, where she met the artist and poet Jean Arp, who would later become her husband and with whom she carried out her work and research.

Despite her extraordinary output, Sophie Taeuber-Arp (Davos 1889-Zurich 1943, Switzerland), is still fairly unknown to the general public. The exhibition that the Museo Picasso Málaga will devote to her in Autumn 2009 is curated by Estrella de Diego, Professor in Contemporary Art at the Complutense University of Madrid. The purpose of the exhibition is to contribute to a better understanding of Taeuber-Arp&rsquo";"s work, which is so valuable within the context of the evolution of modern art. The exhibition will bring together a collection of artworks that are diverse as the artist herself was versatile.


Catalogue of the exhibition Picasso. Head of a Woman. Profile. The Collection in Context With texts by Elizabeth Cowling, the exhibition&rsquo";"s curator, and Lionel Prejger, collaborator of Picasso. Published in Spanish and English.

Catalogue of the exhibition Sophie Taeuber-Arp With texts by Estrella de Diego, the exhibition&rsquo";"s curator, and Chiara Jaeger, director of La fondation Arp, Clamart (Francia), as well as Sophie Taeuber-Arp herself. Published in Spanish and English.


Nicholas Angelich 13 and 14 February 2009 Haydn, Bach and Mozart are the composers selected by Nicholas Angelich for the two concerts he will be performing at the MPM Auditorium. Angelich is a leading international pianist, known for his sober style. Born in the United States in 1970, Nicholas Angelich began learning to play the piano with his mother at the age of five and gave his first concert when he was seven. At thirteen he entered the Paris Conservatoire, where he studied with Aldo Ciccolini, Yvonne Loriod and Michel Béroff, taking first prizes for piano, for chamber music and for piano accompaniment. He subsequently studied with Marie-Fran&ccedil";"oise Bucquet, Leon Fleisher and Maria Joao Pires, winning prizes at International Piano Competitions.

Nicholas Angelich now performs in concerts across Europe and North America with, amongst others, the Orchestre National de France and Marc Minkowski, and the Orchestre Philharmonique de Radio France and Paavo J&auml";"rvi.

Renaud Capu&ccedil";“on 24 and 25 April 2009 Accompanied by pianist Frank Braley, the young violinist Renaud Capu&ccedil”;“on has chosen a repertoire entirely dedicated to Beethoven sonatas, which he will be playing on the &ldquo”;“Panette&rdquo”;", one of the best violins in the world. The violin was manufactured in 1737 by Guarneri del Gésu, and once belonged to the virtuoso violinist, Isaac Stern.

Renaud Capu&ccedil";“on was born in Chambéry in 1976 and began studying at the Conservatoire National Supérieur de Musique de Paris at the age of 14 with Gérard Poulet and Veda Reynolds. In 1992, he was awarded First Prize for Chamber Music and in 1993, First Prize for violin with a special distinction from the jury. In 1995, he won the Prize of the Berlin Academy of Arts and went on to study with Thomas Brandis and later, Isaac Stern. Mr. Capu&ccedil”;“on, by special invitation from Claudio Abbado, held the position of the concertmaster of the Gustav Mahler Jugendorchester, having the opportunity to work with Pierre Boulez, Seiji Ozawa, Daniel Barenboim, Franz Welser-M&ouml”;"st and Claudio Abbado.

He has performed with world-renowned orchestras such as the Boston Symphony at Tanglewood, Bayerische Rundfunk, Orchestre National de France, Orchestre de Paris, NHK Symphony and Orchestre de la Suisse Romande, with conductors Bychkov, Chung, Dutoit, Eschenbach, Fischer, Robertson and Sawallisch, to name but a few.

Art and the Law 7, 8 and 9 May 2009 Spanish and international legislation on issues such as cultural property, the legal relationship between artists and exhibition spaces, or museum copyright protection are dealt with in this conference, which will also analyse a number of significant court cases involving the art world. It has been organized by the International Association of Lawyers, the Malaga Lawyer&rsquo";"s Guild and the Museo Picasso Málaga, with the participation of the Fundación Arte y Derecho .

Lectures Series May -June 2009 Alongside the exhibition Picasso. Head of a Woman. Profile. The Collection in Context, the MPM is preparing a parallel series of lectures by leading art historians and experts on the work of Pablo Picasso. The exhibition&rsquo";“s curator, Elizabeth Cowling, will launch the cycle on Thursday 14 May. Speakers will include Diana Widmaier Picasso (21 May), Pepe Karmel (28 May) and Tom&agrave”;“s Llorens (4 June). The lectures will be held every Thursday at 8.00pm.The cycle will also feature Conversation with Sylvette, on 11 June, a talk between Elizabeth Cowling and Lydia Corbett (aka Sylvette), who posed as a model for a number of Pablo Picasso&rsquo”;"s works. The most beautiful one of these works will be on display at the exhibition.In cooperation with the Universidad de Malaga.

David Greilsammer 22 and 23 May 2009 A selection of piano sonatas by John Cage and sonatas by Scarlatti make up the innovative repertoire that David Greilsammer will be performing at the MPM Auditorium. Praised by critics and audiences alike as a fascinating, visionary artist, Greilsammer is known for the imaginative and daring programmes he puts together for his concerts. Born in Jerusalem in 1977, David Greilsammer started his piano studies at the Rubin Conservatory in his native city. After studying in Florence and Paris, he came back to Israel to study with Yahli Wagman and Shoshana Cohen. After completing his military service in Israel, David Greilsammer entered The Juilliard School in New York as a student of Yoheved Kaplinsky.Hailed by critics and audiences as a visionary and fascinating artist, David Greilsammer is now regularly invited to perform in the major concert halls worldwide under the leading conductors of our time.

Sharon Bezaly y London Baroque 19 and 20 June 2009 With the title The Baroque Flute, flautist Sharon Bezaly and the London Baroque quartet have chosen a repertoire that includes pieces by Telemann, Bach, Pergolesi, H&auml";“ndel and Blavet, with the aim of recreating the harmony and contained emotion of this era of musical splendour. Described by The Times as &ldquo”;“God&rsquo”;“s gift to the flute&rdquo”;“, Sharon Bezaly began to play the flute at the age of 11, revealing a talent that she has developed to the point of becoming one of today&rsquo”;"s leading players. Ingrid Seifert and Richard Gwilt, on the violin, Charles Medlam, on the viola da gamba, and Steven Devine, on the harpsichord, will be accompanying Bezaly in her concerts at the MPM Auditorium.

London Baroque is one of the most experienced baroque groups around today. Founded in 1978, it is considered one of the world&rsquo";“s leading chamber groups. Their repertory ranges from the late 16th Century to early Classical music. They have played at the world&rsquo”;"s leading music festivals, and have been regular guests at the festivals of Edinburgh, Salzburg, Bath, Beaune, Innsbruck, Utrecht, York, Ansbach and the Stuttgart Bach Festival.

Ute Lemper 2 and 3 October 2009 Her sophisticated repertoire has led Ute Lemper to international acclaim as a recording artist, and in the theatre, cabaret and film worlds. Yet she has returned again and again to the creative German past -including Berlin cabaret songs and the gems of Bertolt Brecht and Kurt Weill- Lemper has explored the French chanson from Edith Piaf, Jacques Prévert, Joseph Kosma and Serge Gainsbourg to the Belgian poet Jacques Brel. She also explored the contemporary alternative rock repertoire &ndash";" from Tom Waits, Elvis Costello to Nick Cave&ndash";" and finally created her own original material.

Ute Lemper was born in M&uuml";“nster, Germany in 1963 but have had a home base in New York City for almost 10 years. After graduation from the Dance Academy in Cologne and the Max Reinhardt Drama School in Vienna, she started performing in Stuttgart with roles in plays by Fassbinder and others. She went on to dazzle audiences in Europe and worldwide in musical theatre roles: Chicago, The Blue Angel, Cats, Cabaret&hellip”;"Nowadays, she has more than 20 albums recorded and she travels all around the world with her shows.



Workshop-visits for schoolchildren What if you are the artwork? Workshops for Secondary level students. The purpose of What if you are the artwork?, the first workshop-visit organized by the MPM for Secondary level school pupils, is to encourage critical thought, stimulate teenagers&rsquo";" creative skills and teach them to learn to listen to other people&rsquo";“s ideas. With this in mind, pupils will start off in the galleries of the Palacio de Buenavista, where they will discuss a series of works by Picasso, chosen because of the many different points of view they offer. Afterwards, in the workshop, they will use digital photography as the basis for creating artworks, applying other, traditional, techniques to their own printed portraits. When they have finished they will take turns to speak about one of these works, as they did with Picasso&rsquo”;"s works in the exhibition rooms. From November 2008 to June 2009. Sponsored by Catherine Hutin-Blay.

Get your Mask on! Workshops for Pre-school and Primary level schoolchildren After looking at and discussing about works by Picasso in the Museum&rsquo";“s exhibition rooms, it&rsquo”;"s time to invent some masks. Crepe paper, cellophane and coloured paint are just some of the materials that will help the children decide what kind of masks they want to wear. From October 2008 to June 2009. Tuesdays, Wednesday and Thursday from 10.00am to 11.30am. Sponsored by Catherine Hutin-Blay.

For the 2009-2010 school year there will be new workshop-visits for Pre-school, Primary and Secondary level students.

Guided visits From the classroom to the museum The MPM is offering students an interactive journey through the Museum, so that they can start to investigate and discover.

These visits are designed for Primary, Secondary and Baccalaureate-level schools. The visits are adapted to suit pupils&rsquo";" various levels. Throughout the school year.

Courses for teachers Visual Thinking Strategies (VTS) The Museo Picasso Málaga&rsquo";“s pedagogical mission involves as well organizing courses for teachers. For the sixth year in a row, the Museum is collaborating with the Malaga Teachers&rsquo”;" Association. For this year&rsquo";"s programme, the MPM is widening its scope to include teachers of Pre-school, Primary and Secondary levels.

The Museum is also inviting teachers to come and learn about and practice Visual Thinking Strategies, or VTS, a pedagogical method with which they can work interactively with the visual arts in the classroom. March 2009.


Guided visits Guided by our educational staff, the visits of the permanent collection and the temporary exhibitions use interactive teaching methods to help students become more familiar with the work of Picasso and his contemporaries.

Classes in the Museum The MPM becomes an extension of University, enabling teachers to teach their classes in the galleries.

Internships at the Museum The aim of this program is to participate in the training of future museum professionals and facilitate their entry onto the job market. The vocational nature of these internships is essential, and students are able to join the teams of the Museum&rsquo";"s various departments, closely collaborating on projects under the supervision of the MPM staff.January to June 2009

Training and information courses for university students and teachers. Following the success of the course given in June 2008 for Malaga University&rsquo";"s students of Health and Medicine, amongst other events this year the MPM will be taking part in the 3rd National, and 16th International, Congress of the SEEGG (the Spanish Society for Geriatric Nursing and Gerontology). Using the MPM collection as its point of departure, the aim of this course is to show the practical application of Visual Thinking Strategies to students and professionals of geriatric nursing and gerontology. Spring 2009.


Family Activities One, two, three &hellip";" discovery! &ldquo";“Upside-Down&rdquo”;“, &ldquo”;“Characters and Monsters&rdquo”;“, and &ldquo”;“Who&rsquo”;“s Who&rdquo”;", are just some of the fun itineraries on offer so you can enjoy the Museum together. The guided visits, in Spanish, are free with your admissions ticket. Please register at the box office. First and last Saturdays of the month, at 12am.

Let&rsquo";“s play looking! Saturdays during the school holidays are special. That&rsquo”;"s why at Christmas, Spanish winter half-term, Easter and in the summer, the MPM offers visits through the Museum. During the visit we work with the Veo, Veo (I Spy) notebook for families, while we visit the permanent collection and then create an artwork together. Saturdays during school holidays, at 12am.

Holiday workshops Cut out, paste and scratch! The MPM gives kids the chance to spend a fantastic morning at the Museum. We&rsquo";"ll discuss new artworks and how they are made, and discover some innovative techniques. Pasting, rubbing and scratching will become our way of creating art. These workshops are aimed at children from 6 to 9 years of age, and are held from 11.00am to 2.00pm, for two days in a row, during the following school holidays:

  • Semana Blanca (Spanish winter half-term): 24 and 25 February
  • Easter: 07 and 08 April
  • Christmas: to be announced

Sponsored by Catherine Hutin-Blay.

Summer workshops Workshop-visit during four days in a row, the MPM makes good use of the summer holidays by providing children with a closer look at Picasso&rsquo";"s surprising work. The workshops will be held during four weeks in July, from Tuesday to Friday, from 11.00am to 2.00pm.Sponsored by Catherine Hutin-Blay.


Getting to know the Collection Guided by a member of the Museum&rsquo";"s educational staff, this visit looks at a selection of works in the MPM Collection. The number of these activities for the new year has been increased and the new 2009 offer is:

  • Saturdays, guided visit in Spanish at 1.00pm, 6.00pm and 7.00pm
  • Tuesdays, guided visit in Spanish at 6.00pm and 7.00pm
  • Wednesdays, guided visit in English at 11.30pm

Gallery Talks These visits focus on the temporary exhibitions or on specific subjects. Guided visit in Spanish. Thursdays, 6.00pm

Guided Visits for groups from Malaga province To enable the inhabitants of the towns and villages of Malaga province to get to know Picasso&rsquo";"s work, the MPM offers free guided visits of the collection. Sponsored by Diputación Provincial de Málaga (Málaga Provincial Council)

Guided visits for the Elderly For the third year, the MPM will be offering guided interactive visits in collaboration with in the Youth Facilities and Tourism (Inturjoven). These visits for elderly people from all over Andalusia will provide them with the opportunity to get to know more about Picasso and modern art. In collaboration with the Regional Government of Andalusia&rsquo";"s Council for Equality and Social Welfare.

Guided visits for Spanish Language Schools Since 2006, foreign students have had a unique opportunity to practice their Spanish by discussing the works of art in the Museum collection. With the collaboration of ACEM (Association of Spanish Language Schools in Malaga)

PROGRAMS FOR GROUPS WITH SPECIAL NEEDS In 2005, the MPM launched an innovative educational programme for groups of visitors with special needs, catering for those with physical or psychiatric disabilities, impaired sight or hearing, or with social integrational needs. One of the MPM&rsquo";“s priorities is to make Picasso&rsquo”;"s work accessible to all people and groups. Sponsored by Unicaja.

Visits for people with special needs Weekly: Fridays at 10.00 am.

Visits in sign language Every two months.Tuesday, at 6.00pm With the collaboration of the Malaga Federation for the Deaf (SFSM)

Visits for the visually impaired Every two months. Tuesday, at 6.00pm With the collaboration of the Malaga branch of the Spanish National Organization for the Blind (ONCE)

Workshop-visits for children with special needs For the third year in a row, the MPM will be working with children who are members of ONCE (Spanish National Organization for the Blind) and their friends. Spring 2009


Picasso: his life and work Using reproductions of the artist&rsquo";“s work and photographic documents, the presentation will provide a graphic journey through Picasso&rsquo”;"s life and artworks, providing visitors with a better understanding of the artist and his work.


A Night with Picasso Throughout 2009, due to the success of these events since they were first launched in 2006, the MPM will once again hold a series of A Night with Picasso. With live music, guided visits and itineraries for viewing architecture, visitors will discover a different and very special Museo Picasso Malaga. From 8.00pm until midnight";" night-time visits for a reduced entrance fee of 2 euros. Nights scheduled:

  • Saturday 18 April 2009
  • Saturday 6 June 2009
  • Saturday 4 July 2009
  • Saturday 19 Septembre 2009
  • Saturday 10 October 2009

Night of the Museums Saturday 16 May 2009

Once a year, museums throughout Europe, from Russia to Spain, celebrate a great night of art. Museo Picasso Málaga will once again join in an event which saw the participation of almost two thousand museums from all over the continent in its 2008 edition, including the Musée del Louvre, the Centre National d&rsquo";“Art et de Culture Georges Pompidou and the Musée d&rsquo”;“Orsay, in París”;" the Galleria Nazionale de Arte Moderna in Roma, the Museo del Prado in Madrid and the Museo Picasso Málaga.

MPM FREE ENTRANCE Ya lo conoces, ahora disfrútalo

30 October 2005 saw the launch of the programme Ya lo conoces, ahora disfrútalo (Now you know it &ndash";" enjoy it!), aimed at making the MPM a frequently-visited venue, particularly for the people of Malaga. Admission is free in the afternoon of the last Sunday of every month. From 3.00pm to 8.00pm, one may enter the Museo Picasso Málaga free of charge to view both the permanent collection and the temporary exhibitions.

  • Sunday 25 January 2009
  • Sunday 22 February 2009
  • Sunday 29 March 2009
  • Sunday 26 April 2009
  • Sunday 31 May 2009
  • Sunday 28 June 2009
  • Sunday 26 July 2009
  • Sunday 30 August 2009
  • Sunday 27 September 2009
  • Sunday 25 October 2009 *
  • Sunday 29 November 2009
  • Sunday 27 December 2009
  • On Sunday 25 October, admission will be free all day as we, once again, celebrate the anniversary of Pablo Picasso&rsquo";"s birth.

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