Picasso and Miró In Numbers: Here's How This Amazing Exhibition Turned Out

Over 70,000 people visited the exhibition between April and June

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The Flesh and the Spirit is part of the Picasso-Mediterranean event led by the Musée national Picasso in Paris.

Over 60 institutions across the Med took part in this project to pay tribute to Pablo Picasso and Joan Miró’s involvement in the Surrealist Movement. This spectacular exhibition was open to the public from the 7th of April till the 30th of June at the Grandmaster’s Palace in Valletta.

It was organised by Fundación MAPFRE, Office of the President and Fondazzjoni Patrimonju Malti, and it had a surprisingly big turnout.

1. 100 paintings by Picasso were exhibited

2. Another 40 were those of Juan Miró

3. Most of the works displayed are from the 1930s

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4. Over 70,000 people visited the exhibition between 7th April and 30th June

5. The Organisers behind The Flesh and the Spirit expected a maximum of 50,000 people to attend to this event

6. Their target was surpassed by 20,000 attendees

7. The average person spent around 30 minutes on their visit to this exhibition

8. Most visitors attended this event during the open days

There was a mixture of both locals and tourists who visited this event, however most of the influx came from tourists who visited the island while on a cruise.

Since the ships stop at Valletta for a couple of hours, it was highly recommended to them to visit this event.

Fundación MAPFRE has no similar projects for the near future since it entailed a great number of human and financial resources. Apart from that it was also very time consuming for them to organise especially since it was done for the European Capital of Culture.

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Chiara Micallef