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Ausstellungsansicht "Picasso. Fenster zur Welt" © Bucerius Kunst Forum, Foto: Ulrich Perrey

Picasso exhibition in Hamburg proves big hit

115,000 visitors flocked to "Picasso. Window to the World" exhibition in Bucerius Kunst Forum. Next exhibition focuses on Dutch renaissance artist

The “Picasso. Window to the World” exhibition in the Bucerius Kunst Forum has ended after some 115,000 visitors flocked to the show in Hamburg’s Rathausmarkt. Andreas Hoffmann, Managing Director, expressed satisfaction with the results, saying: “Up to 1,600 daily guests attended the Picasso exhibition and sometimes with ten school classes per day. Our art guides were on the go all the time and showed 25 groups per day around the exhibition sometimes.”

Loans from international collections

Curated by Ortrud Westheider, the exhibition interpreted windows as a painted theory of pictures. The exhibition from February 6- May 16, 2016 included around 40 works lent by international collections such as the Museum Picasso in Barcelona, Museo Picasso in Malaga, Musée Picasso in Paris, the Tate in London, the Centre Pompidou in Paris, New York’s Museum of Modern Art and the Israel Museum in Jerusalem.

Century of Hieronymus Bosch

An event programme running parallel to the exhibition sold out very quickly and included top class concerts, readings, lectures, discussions, a pub quiz and poetry slam.

On June 4th, the next exhibition entitled “The World Upside Down. Hieronymus Bosch’s Century” will open to mark 500 years since the death of Hieronymus Bosch. The display will highlight scenes of hell and the dramatic depictions of sin that characterized Dutch art in the sixteenth century.

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