The Musée Picasso reopens in Paris » Apollo Magazine
The museum, housed in the exquisite 17th-century Hôtel Salé (built for the salt tax gatherer Pierre Aubert) in the Marais district, is transformed.
There is much more exhibition space, so about 400 of the museum’s 5,000 works will be on show at any one time. The display is arranged bottom to top: the basement houses six galleries showing studio work. The ground floor is devoted to early work, and the first and second floors to that of the 1920s, ’30s and the war period. The top floor is newly opened to the public, and displays some 50 paintings Picasso owned by other artists – from a Chardin still life to a full-size Renoir study for a finished painting now in Philadelphia’s Barnes Collection.