Picasso at work. Through the lens of David Douglas Duncan
- Tue 30/10/12 - Sun 03/02/13
- Musée d'art et d'histoire| Rue Charles-Galland 2
The exhibition celebrates the friendship between Pablo Picasso and the American photographer David Douglas Duncan. In 1956, Duncan was a war photographer for Life magazine when he met Picasso in his villa La Californie in Cannes.
This exceptional exhibition creates a dialogue between some 150 photographs taken from 1956 to 1973 and as many works by Picasso, thus enabling the visitor to dive into the intimacy of Picasso’s work and research, through a variety of media, such as painting, sculpture, ceramics, drawing and engraving.
The event is also an opportunity to shed light on Baigneurs à la Garoupe – one of the major paintings in the collection of the Musées d’Art et d’Histoire.
To ensure our visitors the smoothest experience possible at the Musée d'art et d'histoire throughout the exhibition, two entrances are available on the Charles-Galland street, No 2:
- Right door: reserved for visitors to the charged temporary exhibition Picasso at work. Through the lens of David Douglas Duncan
- Left door: reserved for announced groups, visitors to our permanent collections and for the customers of the restaurant
- Exit of the museum: 9 boulevard Jaques-Dalcroze
The visitors having settled their admission fees will receive a lanyard that will grant them access to the exhibition. But first they must deposit their personal effects in the lockers dedicated to that purpose and pass the security gate situated at the entry of the exhibition room.
A guided tour takes place every Sunday at 11 am throughout the exhibition (25 pers. max, without registration).
For those who wish to come in a group (max. pers 25.), please give at least 15 days forewarning. The groups that have not been announced will unfortunately not be granted access to the temporary exhibition. Registration and information: firstname.lastname@example.org
For our visitors with reduced mobility, a reserved parking lot is at your disposal on 9 boulevard Jaques-Dalcroze and you are kindly requested to announce yourselves on the interphone of the neighboring door. From there a staff member will come and assist you to show you your way into the museum.