Picasso last visited Málaga at the age of 19, but toward the end of his life expressed the wish that his work be displayed in the city of his birth. That wish became a reality in 2003. Continued gifts by Picasso’s daughter-in-law and grandson have brought the collection to 285 works, most of which are unfamiliar since they were kept in the artist’s private collection. Because Picasso’s greatest hits are elsewhere, this museum focuses on teasing out the artist’s multifaceted genius and showing his different styles of working at different times. During the same period that he was making abstract Cubist portraits, for example, he also drew delicate portraits of his son so realistic that they could be photographs.