With COVID-19 leading to the temporary closure of the Sakıp Sabancı Museum (SSM) of Sabancı University, the museum has decided to make many of its prior exhibitions accessible online. The first these includes “Picasso in Istanbul” which ran between November 24, 2005 and March 26, 2006 with the support of the Sakıp Sabancı Family and Sabancı Holding. Showcasing pieces from every phase of the Pablo Picasso’s career, “Picasso in Istanbul” marked an important turning port for Turkish art gallerys. The museum used its digitalSSM archives to prepare the online version, which is available on the Museum’s website, social media pages, and YouTube channel. Bernard-Ruiz Picasso, the artist’s grandson, alongside MariaVolga de Minteguiga-Guezala and Marilyn McCully had curated the content-rich exhibit, borrowing 135 works of art from the Picasso Musums on Paris and Barcelona, th Musée d’art moderne Lille Métropole, and the Fundación Almine y Bernard Ruiz-Picasso para el Arte (FABA), as well as from various private family collections, and assembing in chronological order of their period. All of the pieces in the exibit also come complete with their original catalogue captions.
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