Pablo Picasso was 13 when his family moved to from Barcelona from A Coruña in 1895. His father Ruiz took a position at the School of Fine Arts, where Pablo was admitted as a student. At age 16 Picasso was sent to Madrid’s prestigious Royal Academy of San Fernando. However, he stopped attending classes shortly after starting.
Focused on figurative painting and sculpture of the 20th and 21st Centuries, MEAM is owned by The Foundation of Arts and Artists. The museum is housed in the Gomis Palace, in the heart of El Born neighborhood. Artists represented include Kim Castells, Dani Rovira and Antoni Bofill. Address: Barra de Ferro, 5 Barcelona 08003 Website: www.meam.es