About the Museum
The Jacqueline and Pablo Picasso Museum is expected to open in 2021 in a former convent in Aix-en-Provence, in the South of France. The museum will feature a collection of more than 2,000 works inherited by the artist's stepdaughter -- Catherine Hutin-Blay -- from her mother Jacqueline Roque, best known as the muse and second wife of Pablo Picasso.
The works are mostly from the period between 1952 and 1973 when Roque was with Picasso. Among them are over 1,000 paintings, as well as sculptures, photographs, ceramics, drawings and painted plates.
In addition to more than 10,000 square feet for the display of its permanent collection and over 5,000 square feet for special exhibitions, the museum will have a Picasso research center, pottery and printmaking facilities and an auditorium.