Culture: three unmissable exhibitions in 2016

Start the year as you mean to go on by planning a cultural trip to New York, Paris or Bilbao. It's the perfect opportunity to visit this year's most interesting exhibitions, with a focus on modernity.

Picasso Mania at the Grand Palais in Paris, France

Madame might have had the opportunity to pose for Pablo Picasso, but she never saw her portrait finished. Today, the Grand Palais is retracing the steps of the enigmatic artist through his emblematic and universal pieces such as Les Demoiselles d'Avignon and Guernica, as well as exhibiting interpretations of his pieces by contemporary artists such as Andy Warhol, Jeff Koons and Basquiat. The show is open until February 29, 2016.

Grand Palais
3, avenue du Général Eisenhower
75008 Paris

Panoramas de la ciudad. La Escuela de París, 1900-1945 (Panoramas of the City. The School of Paris, 1900-1945) at the Guggenheim, Bilbao

The capital of the avant-garde, Paris experienced a significant cultural rush at the start of the 20th century. Numerous artists moved to the city, such as George Braque, Vasily Kadinsky, Robert Delaunay and Costantin Brancusi, all of whom were at the origin of new art forms. The exhibition brings together their avant-garde paintings and sculptures, with Cubist, Orphic and Surrealist influences. Don't miss out on a visit to the Guggenheim in Bilbao from April 22 through October 23 2016.

Avenida Abandoibarra, 2
48009 Bilbao

Manus X Machina Fashion in an age of technology, at The Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York

This exhibition reveals the impact of new technology in the fashion industry, and how designers are reconciling this with hand-made work. Walking through the Robert Lehman galleries, you will see traditional workshops and the couturiers involved in embroidery, pleating, knitting and braiding. This is contrasted with the machines able to perform the same detailed work using 3D techniques: laser printing, ultrasonic welding and more! Get to the MET from May 5 to August 14 2016.

The Metropolitan Museum of Art
1000 Fifth Avenue (at 82nd Street)
New York, NY 10028

Never away from the artistic scene, Helena Rubinstein strongly admired the precursors of Modernism. Throughout her life, she acquired several pieces from the movement, and became one of the most famous collectors in the world.

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