The First Art Newspaper on the Net Established in 1996 United States Saturday, September 5, 2015

Picasso Graphics Museum Celebrates 10th Anniversary, Changes Name
Olivier Picasso, painter Pablo Picasso's grandson, stands in front of the painting 'Der Maler, Bueste im Profil' (1967) at the Picasso Museum in Muenster, Germany. The museum celebrated its 10th anniversary on 11 September and presented its plans for future projects. EPA/FRISO GENTSCH.
MUNSTER.- The Pablo Picasso Graphics Museum, Münster celebrated its 10 anniversary on 7 September 2010. The Museum celebrated its first major anniversary with the special exhibition "Pablo Picasso–In the Artist's Studio", a Museum party on 11 September 2010 and a new name.

"This is a day for stock-taking, and I find that this museum has exceeded all hopes and expectations", said Dr. Rolf Gerlach, President of the Sparkassenverband Westfalen-Lippe and chairman of the board of trustees of the museum. He noted that the Sparkassenstiftung Graphikmuseum, the body responsible for the museum, had achieved one of its primary goals. "We wanted to make the Westfalen-Lippe region more attractive culturally, and the number of visitors shows that we have succeeded."

Gerlach summarized the achievements of the past 10 years: "We look back on 50 special exhibitions relating to Picasso and his contemporaries and see that the number of our annual visitors has increased enormously in the past few years. We are expecting the 800,000th guest this autumn."

Olivier Picasso, the artist's grandson, has a special present for this milestone birthday. Representing the heirs, he is giving the Münster museum a new name. "The Graphics Museum, Picasso announces, "will become the Pablo Picasso Art Museum, Münster“. "It has been a long time since graphic prints were the focus of our exhibitions", is how Professor Dr. Markus Müller explained the new name. "From the very start we have placed our own graphics collection in the creative overall context of other artistic techniques.“

Müller holds out the prospect of a promising programme for the future as well. "We are already making plans for as far ahead as 2014. In the next few years, with Matisse, Chagall und van Gogh we will have a number of representatives of modern art as guests to keep Picasso company."

The Pablo Picasso Graphics Museum, Münster was established in 2000 by a foundation initiative in which the Sparkassenverband Westfalen-Lippe, the WestLB AG, the Westfälische Provinzial Versicherung and the collector couple Jutta and Gert Huizinga joined forces. The Museum is the home of a collection of 800 Picasso lithographs that is unique in the world. In 2001 the Museum acquired another complete series of prints by the Spaniard, the Suite Vollard. A second foundation within the Sparkassenstiftung was established in 2002: The Classen Collection with painter's books by Picasso, Matisse, Miró and other companions and contemporaries of Picasso. Two permanent loans from the Sparkasse Münsterland Ost with works by Georges Braque and Marc Chagall were added to the holdings in 2004 and 2008.

The Pablo Picasso Graphics Museum | Dr. Rolf Gerlach | Dr. Markus Müller |

Today's News

September 14, 2010

Vatican Apostolic Library Reopens to Scholars After Three-Year and $11.5 Million Restoration

After 75 Years, Boeing Co. will Demolish Historic Plant 2

Ninth Edition of the Most Prestigious Art Show in the Americas Announced

Bonhams Launch Irish Art Department with First Sale in February

Chinese Emperor's Seal Expected to Make Millions at Bonhams

Christie's New York to Offer Extraordinary Collection of Unique Daguerreotypes

Transport: A Major Thematic Exhibition by Marc Newson at Gagosian

Global Positioning System? Mapquest? Not for Fans of Hand-Drawn Maps

The Menil Collection to Publish The Catalogue Raisonné of the Drawings of Jasper Johns

Bonhams & Butterfields to Offer the J.D. Collection of Saint-Gaudens $10 Eagles

"Notorious & Notable" Fashion Exhibit Pays Homage to New York Style Icons

Bay Area Artist Nellie King Solomon Exhibits at Brian Gross Fine Art

Gallery's Detective Work Shows Two Portraits Painted at the Same Time

Works by Ryan Leigh, Sam Knowles and Nick Bailey at Simon Oldfield Gallery

80 Coloured Ink Paintings Made by Josephine King at Riflemaker

Yul Brynner's Photographic Oeuvre Shown for the First Time

Exhibition Presents Photographs of José A. Figueroa's "Other" Life in Cuba

The Biography and Complete Catalog Raisonné on William Bouguereau Out this Week

Art of the 1980s: A Düsseldorf Perspective at Kunstsammlung Nordrhein-Westfalen

Elements, Objects and Groupings by Jean-Pascal Flavien at Galerie Michel Rein

Tom Leighton "Appropiation of Space" Opens at Cynthia Corbett Gallery

Sotheby's Announces Third Offering From The James S. Copley Library

New Works by Christof Mascher at Galerie Michael Janssen

Roman Bronze Helmet, Found with a Metal Detector, to Be Offered at Christie's

Medal Awarded to Carpathia Crew for Rescue of Titanic Survivors to Sell

Picasso Graphics Museum Celebrates 10th Anniversary, Changes Name

Strong Group of Works by The Glasgow Boys to Open Sotheby's London Sale

Origins and Mysteries of the Inca's Gold Explored at Pinacothèque de Paris

Art Institute of Chicago Appoints Daniel Walker Chair of Two Curatorial Departments

Columbia University Buys 1st Amendment Crusader's Papers

Most Popular Last Seven Days

1.- Largest outdoor museum show to attract thousands to downtown West Palm Beach

2.- Northwestern University finds unusual use of blue pigment in ancient mummy portraits

3.- The finest opal ever unearthed will be publicly displayed for the first time in Australia

4.- New scientific research dispels myths surrounding portrait by Sandro Botticelli

5.- Taiwan boy accidentally damages $1.5 million painting by Italian artist Paolo Porpora

6.- From Rolex to buttocks: Body and Freedom Festival comes to home of Swiss watch

7.- Ai Weiwei's 'Forever' to be installed outside the Gherkin as part of Sculpture in the City 2015

8.- Italian "Flowers" painting damaged in Taiwan could be a fake: Expert Sean Hu

9.- Archaeologists unearth ancient Greek palace with important archaic inscriptions near Sparta

10.- Islamic State militants blow up temple in Syria's Palmyra: Syria's antiquities chief

Museums, Exhibits, Artists, Milestones, Digital Art, Architecture, Photography,
Photographers, Special Photos, Special Reports, Featured Stories, Auctions, Art Fairs,
Anecdotes, Art Quiz, Education, Mythology, 3D Images, Last Week, .


Ignacio Villarreal
Editor & Publisher:Jose Villarreal - Consultant: Ignacio Villarreal Jr.
Art Director: Juan José Sepúlveda Ramírez
Social Network Manager and Translator: Norma Cristina Pérez Ayala Cano
Special Contributor: Liz Gangemi - Marketing: Carla Gutiérrez
Contributing Editor: Carolina Farias - Special Advisor: Carlos Amador

Royalville Communications, Inc
Founder's Site. The most varied versions
of this beautiful prayer.
to a Mexican poet.

The First Art Newspaper on the Net. The Best Versions Of Ave Maria Song Junco de la Vega Site Ignacio Villarreal Site