Exhibition on Gertrude Stein and Pablo Picasso
To mark the 50th anniversary of Picasso’s death, the Musée du Luxembourg is staging a major exhibition on the story of the extraordinary friendship between two 20th-century icons, Pablo Picasso and Gertrude Stein.
Gertrude Stein (1874-1946), a Jewish American immigrant, writer, poet and aesthete, moved to Paris in 1903, shortly after the arrival of Picasso, then a young artist. Their position as foreigners and their marginality underpinned their membership of the Parisian bohemian scene and their artistic freedom. Their friendship crystallised around their respective work, which was the foundation of Cubism and the pictorial and literary avant-gardes of the twentieth century. Their posterity is immense.
By examining their complicity and inventiveness, the Musée du Luxembourg exhibition will explore a century of art, poetry, music and theatre through the work of such great figures as Henri Matisse, Juan Gris, Marcel Duchamp, Jasper Johns, Andy Warhol, Bruce Nauman, Carl Andre, Joseph Kosuth, Hanne Darboven, Glenn Ligon, John Cage, Bob Wilson, Gary Hill and Philip Glass.
Date: from 18 September 2023 to 22 January 2024.
Venue: Musée du Luxembourg.
Timing : Open from Wednesday to Monday from 10.30 am to 7 pm.
Address : 19 rue de Vaugirard 75006 Paris
Transport : RER B station Luxembourg (exit Jardin du Luxembourg)
Bus : 58, 84, 89 stops Musée du Luxembourg