MALAGA, Spain – The Picasso Museum in the southern Spanish city of Malaga announced on Wednesday a forthcoming traveling exhibition devoted to a Russian ballerina who became Picasso’s first wife that has already visited Paris and will open next month in Moscow.
The exhibition explores the relationship between the Malaga-born artist and his first wife, Russian dancer Olga Picasso (nee Khokhlova) seeking to put into a personal context the creative process behind some of Picasso’s major works.
The museum’s artistic director, Jose Lebrero, told the press that the exhibition would travel to Madrid’s CaixaForum cultural center after Malaga. He said the initiative sought to “to investigate further Picasso’s artistic legacy.”
Throughout his classical period, Olga was Picasso’s unquestionable model, though during the European upheavals between both world wars his depictions of her underwent a metamorphosis as their relationship gradually soured, the museum said on its site.
A parallel initiative between Malaga’s Picasso Museum and La Caixa Obra Social Foundation includes an educational and social inclusiveness program during Accessibility Awareness Week (Nov. 29-Dec. 5) and a series of events scheduled for Dec. 3 to coincide with the United Nations’ International Day of Persons with Disabilities.
Also noteworthy is the Picasso Museum’s 8th Seminar on Art and Social Inclusion on Dec. 11, 2018, and its guiding theme “Migrations, culture and inclusion,” on the role of museums in the current context of globalization, migration, and multiculturalism.