Málaga's most famous son and world renowned artist Pablo Ruiz Picasso was born here. The house became a heritage site in 1983 and the Picasso Foundation took it over in 1998 to turn it into a research center. Nowadays, Museo-Casa Natal de Picasso houses some of Picasso's prints, ceramics and illustrated books along with 3500 pieces of contemporary art created by over 200 different artists. The foundation organizes regular exhibitions, conferences, and other events connected to its namesake as well as maintaining a library and research center. You can visit the exhibitions to see work by national and international artists in addition to the pieces created by the winner of the Picasso October award.