Picasso museum

Museum ,  Modern/contemporary art at Antibes

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  • On 27 December 1966, Grimaldi Castle was turned into the « Picasso Museum ». The building was exten- sively renovated between 2006 and 2008.
    Built on what had been the ancient Greek Acropolis of Antipolis, and then a Roman castrum and a Medieval bishopric, it was owned until 1608 by the Grimaldi family, giving the Castle its name.

    In 1925 it was acquired by the City of Antibes. In 1946, Picasso, who was living nearby in Golfe-Juan with Françoise Gilot, accepted curator Dor de la Souchère’s offer to set up his studio in the Castle. Picasso worked from mid September through mid November of 1946, creating many works, sketches and paintings, including Les Clés d’Antibes (The Keys of Antibes), covering an entire wall surface. When the artist decided to move back to Paris, he left 23 paintings and 44 sketches in the Castle’s custody.
    Subsequently, apart from the 78 ceramic works created between 1947 and 1948 at Madoura de Vallauris’ workshop, various donations and purchases spanning from 1952 until the present day, as well as the custody pieces conferred by Jacqueline Picasso en 1991, have significantly enriched the Picasso collection of the Museum.

    Nicolas de Staël’s works presented at the Museum bear testimony to the artist’s stay at Antibes from September 1954 to March 1955.
    In 2001, a donation by the Hans Hartung and Anna- Eva Bergman Foundation provided for the opening of two new galleries on the ground floor of the museum. A permanent exhibition permits retraces the creative periods of each of these artists over several decades.

    The Modern Art collection, begun in 1951 by Dor de la Souchère, has grown thanks to exceptional gifts from artists whose works had been exhibited at the Museum and to equally exceptional acquisitions made over the years by the City of Antibes.
    The terrace of the Picasso Museum is home to a per- manent collection of remarkable sculptures by Germaine Richier. Other artists represented are: Joan Miró, Bernard Pagès, Anne and Patrick Poirier.

    The museum is closed : the 1st January, 1st May, 1st November and 25th December
  • Spoken languages
    • English
  • Accepted customers
    • Individuals
    • Groups
Services
  • Accessibility
    • Mobility impaired
      • Disabled visitors can use the rapid set-down point in Place Mariejol. Specially-adapted services such as visits or workshops can be booked for small groups via our visitor information centre, on 04 92 90 54 28
    • Hearing impaired
      • Deaf visitors can be accompanied by a guide using BSL, and magnetic loops are available for people who are hard of hearing.
    • Mentally impaired
    • Visually impaired
      • The museum also offers touchscreen equipment for the visually-impaired
Rates
Payment methods
  • Bank card
  • Debit cards
  • Cheque
  • Cash
  • Rates
  • Adult
    8 €
  • Reduction

    • All members of the public when access to the museum is restricted (hanging new exhibits or works)
 On presentation of proof:
 Students, large families, teachers

    6 €
  • Free

    • - All customers, from the first Tuesday after November 1st to the following Sunday and, from the first Tuesday in February to the following Sunday - All customers at the time of events organised by the Ministry of Culture and Communication «Nuit des musées», «Journées du Patrimoine» - On presentation of proof: Those aged under 18, holders of the Communauté d’Agglomération Sophia-Antipolis «lol 16-25» card, holders «CapAzur Culture» card (16/26 years) Pôle Métropolitain, job seekers, receivers of benefit payments, disabled people receiving benefit payments and their attendants, artists (Maison des Artistes or AGESSA), museum curators and scientific personnel, certified members belonging to the Ministry of Culture and Communication, the Direction des Musées de France
or DRAC PACA, History of art, Fine Art, Archaeology or Architecture teachers and students, members of the International Council of Museums or the International Council of Monuments and Sites, members of the Picasso Museum Friends Association, journalists, guides on presentation of a professional card, and guides
 of school groups.

    Free
  • Multi-site card

    • Combined ticket: €10 Access to municipal museums over seven consecutive days

    10 €
Openings
  • From January 2, 2019
    until June 14, 2019
  • From June 15, 2019
    until September 15, 2019
  • From September 16, 2019
    until December 31, 2019
  • Tuesday
    10:00 AM - 1:00 PM
    2:00 PM - 6:00 PM
  • Wednesday
    10:00 AM - 1:00 PM
    2:00 PM - 6:00 PM
  • Thursday
    10:00 AM - 1:00 PM
    2:00 PM - 6:00 PM
  • Friday
    10:00 AM - 1:00 PM
    2:00 PM - 6:00 PM
  • Saturday
    10:00 AM - 1:00 PM
    2:00 PM - 6:00 PM
  • Sunday
    10:00 AM - 1:00 PM
    2:00 PM - 6:00 PM
  • Tuesday
    10:00 AM - 6:00 PM
  • Wednesday
    10:00 AM - 6:00 PM
  • Thursday
    10:00 AM - 6:00 PM
  • Friday
    10:00 AM - 6:00 PM
  • Saturday
    10:00 AM - 6:00 PM
  • Sunday
    10:00 AM - 6:00 PM
  • Tuesday
    10:00 AM - 1:00 PM
    2:00 PM - 6:00 PM
  • Wednesday
    10:00 AM - 1:00 PM
    2:00 PM - 6:00 PM
  • Thursday
    10:00 AM - 1:00 PM
    2:00 PM - 6:00 PM
  • Friday
    10:00 AM - 1:00 PM
    2:00 PM - 6:00 PM
  • Saturday
    10:00 AM - 1:00 PM
    2:00 PM - 6:00 PM
  • Sunday
    10:00 AM - 1:00 PM
    2:00 PM - 6:00 PM