By Andrew Ferren
June 17, 2015
Picasso-Dali Exhibit
Credit: La Fotogràfica

To accommodate public demand for its popular exhibition Picasso/Dalí, Dalí/Picasso, the Museu Picasso in Barcelona is keeping the show open until 9:30 p.m. on Friday and Saturday evenings. On view through June 28, this is your last chance to get in another visit before the publicly acclaimed exhibit of more than 80 works closes.

It offers a rare side-by-side look at the two towering figures of 20th-century Spanish art, who—despite vastly different backgrounds and political views—often influenced and referenced one another in their works.

Organized by the Museu Picasso with The Dalí Museum in Saint Petersburg, Florida, and in collaboration with the Fundació Gala-Salvador Dalí in Figueres, Spain, the show presents many works by Dalí not seen in Europe in more than 50 years—and never before in context with Picasso, the artist he so admired in the early stages of his career during the 20s and 30s, when they experimented with Surrealism. Both painters responded to the horrors and suffering of the Spanish Civil War in their art, and both later sought inspiration from golden age Spanish masters like Velázquez.

Once as famous for endless lines of visitors snaking around the building as for its riveting collection of Picasso masterpieces, the Museu Picasso has modernized in recent years and tickets can now be purchased online so visitors can step right up and enjoy the show.

Andrew Ferren is on the Spain beat for Travel + Leisure. He lives in Madrid.