Gertrude Stein et Picasso, l’invention d’un langage (titre provisoire) Musée du Luxembourg

  • Exhibition

The exhibition at the Musée du Luxembourg offers a documented approach to the life of Gertrude Stein, just a stone's throw from the museum she frequented assiduously, her friendship with Picasso and her links with the Parisian art scene.

Programmed on the occasion of the Picasso Celebration 1973-2023 (the 50th anniversary of the artist's death), the exhibition brings together 28 works from the collection of the Musée national Picasso-Paris, mainly centred around the heroic years of Demoiselles d'Avignon and Cubism; as well as a remarkable archive.

These will form the core of the exhibition, in conjunction with Gertrude Stein's texts.

The second half of the exhibition focuses on the posterity of this dialogue, which is largely American, with emblematic works by Rauschenberg, Fluxus, Bruce Naumann, Roni Horn, Glenn Ligon... Finally, a series of portraits and homage works, such as Andy Warhol's famous polyptic or a installation by Darboven**, show the iconic dimension of Gertrude Stein's figure.

Opening and closing times

From 13/09/2023 to 21/01/2024, daily between 10.30 am and 7 pm. Late-night opening on Mondays until 10pm

Early closing at 6pm on 24 and 31 December.


Ticketing and booking to come.



Spoken languages

  • French


Metro St Sulpice or Mabillon
RER B Luxembourg
Bus : 58 ; 84 ; 89 ; stop Musée du Luxembourg / Sénat

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