For the first time in the Middle East, a collection of notable work by Pablo Picasso and Alberto Giacometti is brought to you by Qatar Museums.
Setting new standards for art exhibitions in the Middle East, Qatar Museums have, in collaboration with the Musée National Picasso and the Fondation Giacometti, brought you the artworks of two of most notable artist of the twentieth century, Pablo Picasso and Alberto Giacometti.
From the collections of both institutions, Musée national Picasso and Fondation Giacometti in Paris, as well as exclusive loans from several collections around the world, 120 works by the two artists will be on display at the Fire Station – Artist in Residence in Doha until May 21. It is the first time art by the two artists is displayed to the public in the region.
The exhibition is meant to reflect a previously unknown relationship between the two artists, which was revealed under a two-years research conducted by the Fondation Giacometti and the Musée National Picasso. The two had apparently shared a professional and personal friendship despite a 20 years age different.
Some of the works included are Self Portrait (1901), Woman Throwing a Stone (1931) and The She Goat (1950) by Picasso and Flower in Danger (1932), Tall Woman (1960), and Walking Man (1960) by Giacometti, which are presented alongside rare and fragile casts and some newly discovered drawings and photographic archives.
The exhibition is open to the public without an entrance fee, and is accompanied by a series of lectures as well as an extensive education program. It will run from Tuesdays until Sundays from 11 AM until 8 PM, except on Fridays when the gallery is open from 2 PM until 9 PM.