April 8, 2023, marks the fiftieth anniversary of the death of Spanish artist Pablo Picasso (Malaga 1881 – Mougins 1973). Thus the year will represent a global tribute to his work and his artistic legacy, spreading through some fifty exhibitions and celebrations held by museums, galleries, and cultural institutions in Europe and North America. To mark the anniversary, France and Spain have agreed to form a bi-national commission meant to oversee and support an exceptional program of exhibitions. One of the main events is the  Center for Picasso Studies opening at the Musée National Picasso in Paris, in the historic spaces of the renovated Hôtel de Rohan.