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Trailblazers – Marie Laurencin: Sapphic Paris at CMoA

May 15 @ 11:00 am - 1:00 pm EDT

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.

Tour: 11am
Lunch at the museum’s Schokko Café: 12pm
Parking: Tickets will be validated following the tour
Columbus Museum of Art: 480 East Broad Street, Columbus, OH 43215


Columbus Museum of Art
480 East Broad Street
COLUMBUS, OH 43215 United States
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