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GERTRUDE STEIN AND PABLO PICASSO The Invention of Language From September 13, 2023 to January 28, 2024
Musée du Luxembourg

To mark the 50th anniversary of Picasso’s death, the Musée du Luxembourg is organizing a major exhibition on the story of an extraordinary friendship between two icons of the 20th century, Pablo Picasso and Gertrude Stein.

Gertrude Stein (1874-1946), a Jewish American immigrant, was a writer, poet and aesthete who moved to Paris in 1903 shortly after the arrival of Picasso, then a young artist. Their membership of the city's bohemian community, as well as their artistic freedom, were informed by their status as foreigners and their marginality. Their friendship crystallized around their respective work, which laid the foundations for Cubism and the pictorial and literary avant-gardes of the 20th century. Their posterity is immense.

By examining their closeness and inventiveness, the exhibition at the Musée du Luxembourg will explore a century of art, poetry, music and theater through key figures such as Henri Matisse, Juan Gris, Marcel Duchamp, Ed Ruscha, Jasper Johns, Andy Warhol, Bruce Nauman, Carl Andre, Joseph Kosuth, Roni Horn, Hanne Darboven, Glenn Ligon, John Cage, Steve Reich, Bob Wilson and Philip Glass.

Cecile Debray, Chief Heritage Curator, President of the Musée national Picasso-Paris and Assia Quesnel, Art Historian

Studio Matters

Exhibition organized by the Rmn-GP with the exceptional support of the Musée national Picasso-Paris


STEIN PICASSO / ÉVÉNEMENTS CULTURELS Le Musée du Luxembourg programme chaque saison un cycle de rencontres ainsi que des soirées thématiques qui vous donnent l'occasion de découvrir autrement l'exposition. Artistes, historiens, sociologues, critiques d'art, conservateurs et étudiants, tous se donnent rendez-vous pour vous faire partager leur regard sur les œuvres rassemblées.

Crédit :
Pablo Picasso, Trois Figures sous un arbre, 1907-1908, Huile sur toile, 99 x 99 cm, Musée Picasso, Paris, MP1986-2 © RMN-Grand Palais (Musée national Picasso-Paris) / Mathieu Rabeau © Succession Picasso 2023