Doha's brilliant gallery space The Fire Station reopened on July 1 as the government's lockdown restrictions ease.
A special exhibition, Picasso’s Studios, is now on display in the Garage Gallery featuring 108 artworks by Pablo Picasso from the Musée national Picasso in Paris.
The exhibition includes paintings, sculptures, drawings, prints and ceramics and will be in place until November 1.
It traces the artist's evolution through eight distinct galleries, representing the series of studios where he worked throughout his career.
Sheikha Reem Al Thani, director of exhibitions at Qatar Museums, said: “We are absolutely delighted to finally be able to share with the public this exceptional exhibition we have organised in collaboration with the Musée national Picasso in Paris.
"Picasso’s Studios is a celebration of a great artist’s career and gives us a unique view into his art practice. All the works at one time belonged to the artist’s personal collection, and all are grouped within the exhibition to recall the places in which they were created. It is especially appropriate that we are presenting Picasso’s Studios at the Fire Station: Artist in Residence, where outstanding contemporary Qatari artists produce and show their work in Doha today.”
Spanning eight decades, from Picasso’s arrival in Paris in 1900 to his final years on the Mediterranean in the 1970s, the exhibition is part of the 2020 Qatar-France Year of Culture.
Picasso’s Studios is curated by Virginie Perdrisot-Cassan, curator of paintings (1921-1973), sculptures and ceramics at the Musée national Picasso-Paris.
Booking tickets in advance is required as the number of people inside the gallery will be limited. You will also have to show green status on the Ehteraz app and wear a mask. Temperatures will be taken before entry is allowed.
Sun-Thu 9am-3pm. Garage Gallery Fire Station, visit.qm.org.qa.