Dora Maar exhibition at Paris Centre Pompidou

Published by Laurent P. · Published on 20 November 2018 at 18h09
From June 5 to July 29, 2019 Paris Centre Pompidou offers an exhibition around photographer and artist Dora Maar’s work. A retrospective showing a never-seen-before aspect of Picasso’s muse, from her surrealist activity to her work in fashion.

Who’s really Dora Maar…? This is a question Centre Pompidou will try to answer to with an exhibition dedicated to the artist-photographer from June 5 to July 29, 2019. This retrospective about Pablo Picasso’s muse and lover aims at exploring the various “aspects of the artist including some we’ve never seen before, from her surrealist activity to her work in fashion and portrait”.

Curated in partnership with Los Angeles J. Paul Getty Museum and London Tate Modern, the exhibition also explores the photographer’s social and political commitment through “reportage” and along with “her mentoring network with Octobre group agit-prop company”. The other idea of this retrospective? Updating “one of the most peculiar celebrities of the first half of the 20th century” who rubbed shoulders with and influenced the top of the crop of the Parisian art and literary field such as Paul Eluard, George Bataille, Jacqueline Lamba, Nusch and even Man Ray.

All in all, about 1800 negatives and 250 contacts made it to Centre Pompidou collections, six years only after the artist passed away. Archives partly displayed here for the first time within an exhibition. Dora Maar, a painter, photographer and actress who left an imprinted mark on the Parisian avant-garde between the two world wars. Shall we go meet her, friends?

Practical information

Dates and Opening Time
From 5 June 2019 to 29 July 2019



    Place Georges-Pompidou
    75004 Paris 4


    Métro ligne 11 station "Rambuteau"

    Tarif réduit: €11
    Plein tarif: €14

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    Ouvert tous les jours de 11h à 21h.

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