- Exhibition at the Picasso Museum -

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Discover a little-known aspect of Picasso
Age:  for all, from 5 years old thanks to the workshops
Duration:  until January 3, 2021
Location:   Picasso Museum (Paris 4th)

Picasso and the comic strip

The Picasso and the Comic Strip exhibition: a surprising exhibition!

    • We thought we knew everything about Picasso! He was known for his paintings and cubism in particular, but... we discover, at the Picasso Museumhis surprising relationship with comics.
    • "Picasso and the comic strip is the first exhibition dedicated to the links between the work of Pablo Picasso and the world of comics. We learn that Picasso was impregnated with the 9th art, which he had discovered thanks to his friend Gertrude Stein.
    • Divided into two parts, the exhibition shows that Picasso loved comics, that he tried them out and that he had a considerable influence on comic strip artists. 
    • The first rooms show the painter's passion for comics.  We discover his weekly readings with his friend and patron Gertrude Stein of Pim Pam Poum by Rudolph Dirks. We also learn that Picasso tried his hand at comics and that he produced at least two real comics.
    • The second part of the exhibition presents the influence of Picasso on comics. His influence is very great and the number of works is the impressive proof of this. While admiring the plates ofHergéGotlib, Geluck, Spiegelman... and many others, we appreciate the diversity and the impact that Picasso and his creations have had on the world.
    • In the end, a different exhibition of the more traditional ones, which should appeal to a young audience. While some may be disappointed by the lack of Picasso paintings in this exhibition, they can always visit the museum's permanent collections after the show.


The Picasso museum in Paris, top with children

"Picasso and the comic book" the exhibition adapted to children :


This exhibition is an opportunity for children to discover the world of Picasso, with simple explanations adapted for them. We recommend the junior audioguide. The works are very accessible to the young public.

The Picasso Museum offers especially for children:

Exhibition recommended for children  GUIDED TOUR + FAMILY WORKSHOP: "Picasso and his gang

  • for children from 5 years old
  • Visit + workshop for children and parents
  • Duration: 2 hours
  • a lecturer guides the children through the exhibition and then puts them into practice in the workshop
  • Every Saturday at 2:30 pm and some other days during school vacations
  • Reservation required



Practical information

See schedule details
  • Tuesday to Friday from 10:30 am to 6 pm
  • Saturday, Sunday and holidays from 9:30 am to 6 pm
  • Weekly closing on Mondays
  • Closed on January 1st, May 1st and December 25th
  • Until January 3, 2021

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