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Exhibition - Picasso: Blue and Rose

Until 01/05/19


This exhibition is an exceptional event dedicated to Pablo Picasso’s blue and rose periods. It is …

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This exhibition is an exceptional event dedicated to Pablo Picasso’s blue and rose periods. It is the first major collaboration between the Musée d’Orsay and the national Picasso-Paris museum. It brings together a number of masterpieces, some of which are previously unseen in France. The exhibition offers a new interpretation of the years 1900-1906, a critical period in the artist’s career now covered in its entirety for the first time by a French museum.

The aim of this exhibition at the Musée d’Orsay is to place the works of the young Picasso against the backdrop of his era. His work is viewed in the context of the work produced by his contemporaries and predecessors, both Spanish and French (Casas, Nonell, Casagemas, Steinlen, Degas, Toulouse-Lautrec and Gauguin). Picasso was able to observe these artists directly, at salons and galleries, or indirectly, through reproduction, for example.

The exhibition brings together a large number of paintings and drawings and also seeks to present a comprehensive overview of the artist’s sculptures and engravings between 1900 and 1906.

Practical information

Getting there

  • You should go to the priority access point at Door C, 30 minutes ahead of your scheduled visit.

  • You may have to wait at the Vigipirate security check point.

Opening hours

  • From 9:30 am to 6:00 pm/ Tuesday, Wednesday, Saturday and Sunday

  • From 9:30 am to 9:45 pm/ Thursday (Museum cleared at 5:15 pm, 9:15 pm Thursdays)

  • Closed every Monday as well as 1 May and 25 December.

Tickets and pricing

  • This ticket gives you access to the “Picasso: Blue and Rose” exhibition as well as to our permanent collections. 

  • The time-stamped ticket gives you access to the Picasso: “Blue and Rose” exhibition for your reserved time slot. It is valid only at the date and time stated.

  • Free (with documentary proof): under 18s, EU citizens of between 18 and 25, history of art students, holders of an Education Pass, disabled people (accompanied by one person where applicable) and job seekers.

  • Entry to the museum is free on the first Sunday of every month.


1 rue de la Légion d'Honneur
75007 PARIS 07

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