The 80th anniversary of Pablo Picasso’s most famous painting is being celebrated with an exhibition of 150 of the Málaga-born artists’ works from around the world. Titled “Piedad y Terror en Picasso: El Camino a Guernica”, the exhibition will remain on show at Madrid’s Reina Sofia Museum until 4 September.

Meanwhile, the Picasso Málaga Museum has announced that it is “ushering in a new era by showing its collection in a completely fresh manner – in terms of both the content and the presentation”. Over the next three years the museum will be showing 166 works, some of them rarely shown in public before – which, in conjunction with the 233 works from the permanent exhibition, “will narrate the most important episodes in Picasso’s artistic career and provide insights into the themes, techniques and styles that made him the great artist of the 20th century”.

On 20 May, coinciding with Málaga’s “Noche en Blanco” cultural evening, the museum gallery will be open free of charge, inviting visitors to view the Picasso works on show as well as the temporary exhibition “Bacon, Freud and the School of London”

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