The other Picasso: Back to the Origins

Ceramics and Works on Paper 

26.02.2023 — 21.05.2023


Creative, inspiring and humorous that's The Other Picasso.

2023 marks the 50th anniversary of the death of Pablo Picasso (1881-1973). To mark the occasion, the Kunstmuseum Moritzburg Halle (Saale) is discovering fascinating, lesser-known sides of this probably best-known artist of the 20th century. The Other Picasso takes the audience in an atmospheric staging into the almost playful world of the unique ceramics of this immensely creative artist. They were hardly to be experienced for many decades and are just being rediscovered in recent times. In the great Picasso anniversary year of 2023, there will be an exclusive opportunity to do so in Germany only in Halle (Saale).

In addition to the wonderful ceramics, the exhibition features prints and drawings that convey Picasso's lifelong return to his family origins, his never-ending connection to the traditions of his native Spain, and his inspiration from the ancient cultures of the Mediterranean. In addition to the ceramics, the exhibition explores Picasso's poetry and his relationship to modern dance.

The exhibition presents 103 works from public and private collections in Spain and is one of the few to be held in Germany in this anniversary year.

Opening hours

Mon, Tue, Thur, Fri, Sat, Sun, Public holidays 10 am – 6 pm
Wed, 24/12 and 31/12 closed

How to find us

You can reach us by car via the A9 and the A14 (parking spaces, including 2 bus parking spaces in front of the museum).

The town of Halle an der Saale has excellent links to the new ICE express train line between Berlin and Munich, and the Central German rapid-transit S-Bahn service. From the central station, tram 7 (Kröllwitz) takes you straight to the Moritzburgring tram stop. From there, it is just a couple of steps to the entrance of the art museum.

Admission prices & Tickets

Admission ticket: 13 Euro | reduced 9 Euro

The ticket sets the time of admission to the Picasso exhibition and entitles the holder to visit all the other sections of the museum over the course of the day. Tickets are available in our online shop (only in German) and at the ticket desk on-site. We recommend acquiring your ticket in advance online so as to secure a time slot for admission to the Picasso exhibition in good time:

Online shop (only in German)

Season ticket: 30 Euro | reduced 25 Euro

This ticket is only available at the museum ticket desk on-site and entitles the holder to visit the Picasso exhibition as often as desired for the duration of the exhibition. Holders of a season ticket can secure a time slot for admission to the Picasso exhibition by acquiring a free ticket in our online shop for the desired time of day. Entitlement to the free ticket must be shown at the museum entrance.

Important information about online tickets

  • Online tickets are time-bound and cannot be cancelled or changed.

  • Admission to the Picasso exhibition is possible at the reserved time slot only. Please arrive punctually for admission to the special exhibition (Westbox, 2nd floor), as otherwise your reservation expires. Once you are in the exhibition, you can view the Picasso exhibition for as long as you wish.

  • All other museum sections and exhibitions can be visited over the course of the day during the official opening hours.

Reductions | Free admission

Admission is free for children up to the age of 18.

Reduced admission for: school pupils, apprentices, students, group of more than 10 persons (per person), recipients of Arbeitslosengeld II, severely handicapped people, etc.

Guests entitled to free admission (members of the Friends Association, etc.) or holders of an Annual Ticket can reserve a ticket for the permanent or special exhibitions by acquiring a free ticket in our online shop. Entitlement to the free ticket must be shown at the entrance.

Special reductions during the Picasso exhibition

Kunsthalle "Talstrasse"
If you have visited the Picasso Lurçat exhibition at the Kunsthalle "Talstrasse", you will receive a reduced admission rate from us on presentation of the Kunsthalle ticket.

Transport discount
Anyone travelling to the museum on public transport (S‑Bahn, train, bus, tram) will receive a discount of 2 Euro on the admission price on presentation of the relevant transportation ticket or an MDV combi ticket.

This discount is only granted when purchasing a ticket directly at the museum ticket desk on-site and entitlement must be shown before purchasing the admission ticket. Subsequent cash payouts are not possible.

April 8, 2023 marks the fiftieth anniversary of the death of Spanish artist Pablo Picasso and thus the year will represent a celebration of his work and his artistic legacy in France, Spain and internationally. For this occasion, the French and Spanish governments have decided to organize a large-scale transnational event through a bi-national commission, bringing together the cultural and diplomatic administrations of both countries.

The exhibition in the Kunstmuseum Moritzburg Halle (Saale) is one of the few German projects that is part of this international Picasso year. It is organized by Expona GmbH, Bolzona/Bozen, Italy, and will be shown afterwards at the Cobra Museum voor Moderne Kunst in Amstelveen/Amsterdam in the summer 2023.


Ceramics and Works on Paper

26.02.2023 — 21.05.2023


Helena Alonso and
Prof. Dr. J. Óscar Carras­co­sa

Project coordination

Dr. Bar­ba­ra Leven

With the friendly support of


Es Baluard Museu d'Art Con­tem­po­rani, Palma de Mal­lor­ca | Colección Serra, Mal­lor­ca | Mu­seo Picas­so – Co­lec­ción Eu­ge­nio Arias, Co­mu­ni­dad de Madrid | Fun­da­ción Archi­vo Ma­nuel de Falla, Gra­nada

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