The British Museum to Display Picasso’s ‘Vollard Suite’

Released on: April 18, 2012, 2:24 am
Industry: Travel

Set of 100 etchings made by the great artist will be held by the museum until September.

-- /EPR NETWORK/ -- Between 3 rd May and 2 nd September this year, the British museum will add to its huge collection of artworks the famous series of Picasso sketches known as the Vollard Suite.

Picasso made the drawings some of them inspired by classical sculptures from the British Musuem itself between 1930 and 1937. The exhibition will be the only complete collection of the Vollard works ever held in the UK.

The etchings demonstrate Picasso's fascination with mythology, with the Greek Minotaur a constant presence in the suite and present a unique insight into the great artist's oeuvre. Entry to the collection will be free. Opening times are 10am-5.30pm daily, with a later 8.30 closing time on a Friday night.

For art fans travelling from outside the capital, is offering a number of discounts on selected hotels in London for the duration of the exhibition. Among the deals on offer, the Montague on the Gardens is literally a stones throw from the British Museuem. When booking through, guests can stay in a double room for £165, that's a 60% discount from the usual rate.

Also on offer, the Kingsley London in Bloomsbury Way is less than five minutes walk from the British Musuem and is offering deluxe double rooms at an 87% discount – with nightly rates starting from £76.

To see more discounted hotels in London, and to find out more about Picasso's Vollard Suite at the British Museum, visit



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