Marie Laurencin: Sapphic Paris

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Beginning in the early 20th century, French artist Marie Laurencin (1883–1956) created a unique pictorial world that placed women at the center of modern art. With a highly original painting style that defied categorization, she moved seamlessly between the male-dominated cubist avant-garde, lesbian literary and artistic circles, and the realms of fashion, ballet, and decorative arts.

This exhibition explores Laurencin’s career, from her self-portraits to her collaborative decorative projects; from her early cubist paintings to her signature work—feminine and discreetly queer—that defined 1920s Paris. Presenting 38 works by Laurencin, it examines how her visualization of a “sapphic modernity” subtly but radically challenges existing narratives of modern European art.

Marie Laurencin: Sapphic Paris is organized by the Barnes Foundation and curated by Simonetta Fraquelli, consultant curator, and Cindy Kang, curator at the Barnes.

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Marie Laurencin: Sapphic Paris is included with the cost of general admission.

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If you need help planning your visit, call 614.221.6801. Click here for information about ticket prices, parking, and additional visit information.

Member Preview Party
April 4, 5:00–8:00 PM
Open to members only

This spring, we invite you to step into the worlds of Robin F. Williams and Marie Laurencin—artists born a century apart yet connected by their powerful portrayals of women in art.

This member-exclusive evening includes exhibition previews for Robin F. Williams: We’ve Been Expecting You and Marie Laurencin: Sapphic Paris, light hors d’oeuvres, cash bar, and a curator-led gallery talk.

Members get free admission, access to member-only exhibition previews, and more.

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Beginning in the early 20th century, French artist Marie Laurencin (1883–1956) created a unique pictorial world that placed women at the center of modern art. With a highly original painting style that defied categorization, she moved seamlessly between the male-dominated cubist avant-garde, lesbian literary and artistic circles, and the realms of fashion, ballet, and decorative arts. This exhibition explores Laurencin’s career, from her self-portraits to her collaborative decorative projects; from her early cubist paintings to her signature work—feminine and discreetly queer—that defined 1920s Paris. Presenting 38 works by Laurencin, it examines how her visualization of a “sapphic modernity” subtly but radically challenges existing narratives of modern European art. Marie Laurencin: Sapphic Paris is organized by the Barnes Foundation and curated by Simonetta Fraquelli, consultant curator, and Cindy Kang, curator at the Barnes. Admission Information Marie Laurencin: Sapphic Paris is included with the cost of general admission. Members get FREE admission. Not a member? Join today! If you need help planning your visit, call 614.221.6801. Click here for information about ticket prices, parking, and additional visit information. Member Preview Party April 4, 5:00–8:00 PM Open to members only This spring, we invite you to step into the worlds of Robin F. Williams and Marie Laurencin—artists born a century apart yet connected by their powerful portrayals of women in art. This member-exclusive evening includes exhibition previews for Robin F. Williams: We’ve Been Expecting You and Marie Laurencin: Sapphic Paris, light hors d’oeuvres, cash bar, and a curator-led gallery talk. Members get free admission, access to member-only exhibition previews, and more.

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