Modern and contemporary women artists who struggled for fame through various techniques
- 6 People
- 70 € per Person
- Centre Pompidou
Contemporary women artists were the first to be made visible in public space. In 2009, the “elles” show displayed 150 artists of the Pompidou collection, with Louise Bourgeois, Diane Arbus, Cindy Sherman as highlights.
However the Montmartre bohemia, cubism, surrealism and pop art all reasserted the identity of the misunderstood male genius, when cultural institutions started to be accessed by women. The 20th century acclaimed quite a few artists’ couples, sometimes reducing its female protagonists to companions: Sonia and Robert Delaunay, Dora Maar and Pablo Picasso, Frida Kahlo and Diego Rivera, Niki de St Phalle and Jean Tinguely.
Can the avant-garde be defined in female terms then? We’ll investigate on these topics by looking over the modern and contemporary galleries on the top floors of the museum, after enjoying a spectacular view of Paris.
Plan your visit
- Up to 6 People
- 1h30, Mondays, Wednesdays and weekends with late night openings
Stravinsky Fountain, at the mermaid
Place Igor Stravinsky, 75004
M1, 11 Hôtel de Ville
M1, 4, 7, 11 Châtelet
RER A, B, D Châtelet les Halles
Bus 29, 38, 47, 75
Regular price 70 €
Per person, ticket included
Concessions 30 €
Unemployed, EU residents - 26, - 18 with proof of ID