04 FEBRUARY 2019 / An “Ambitious” Exhibit of Picasso’s Early Work at Fondation Beyeler in Switzerland

On Sunday, February 3rd, Fondation Beyeler opened an exhibit on Picasso’s Blue and Rose Periods at its museum near Basel, with support from the Stavros Niarchos Foundation (SNF).

The Young Picasso – Blue and Rose Periods will run from February 3rd through May 26th. The exhibition, which Fondation Beyeler describes as its “most ambitious ever,” brings together one of the most comprehensive collections yet of the artist’s early work between 1901 and 1906. It is presented in collaboration with three Paris museums: the Musée d’Orsay, Musée de l’Orangerie, and Musée National Picasso-Paris.
Representatives from SNF had the chance to preview the exhibit on its opening weekend. SNF also provided support for Fondation Beyeler’s 2015 exhibit on the work of Paul Gaugin.
Fondation Beyeler’s collection became permanently available to the public in 1997 with the opening of a building designed by renowned architect Renzo Piano, with whom SNF has had a significant long-term collaboration.