Picasso in Mérida

An exhibit of works by Pablo Ruiz Picasso is in Mérida; has been for a while, and we finally went this morning.
On display is a collection of 67 drawings and lithographs of the Spanish painter done between 1905 and 1971.
This exhibit is on loan from the Museo Casa Natal in Málaga, Spain.
Many people have told us you can see the progression of his style and skill, but I found that to be very difficult as the pieces are not displayed in a chronological order. Regardless of that I enjoyed the exhibit tremendously and hope to get back for another viewing.




The show is at the Centro Cultural de Mérida Olimpo, which is a center for events right off the main square in Centro (corner of 6 and 62).
The main floor has a large open air space where a variety of performances and exhibitions take place, and a cozy theatre. The video sala downstairs hosts regular Thursday evening movies, and there are several salas for art exhibits upstairs. There is also the Arcadio Poveda Ricalde Planetarium.
It's a really lovely very modern events center, and nearly everything is free or incredibly inexpensive to attend.

Headsets were offered for free with explanations, in English, and insights into the various pieces of Picasso's works on display. There were also a variety of interesting tidbits. One of which was Merida's designation in 2000 as an American Capital of Culture.