Benefitting the Dora Maar House Artists Fellowship Program
19-24 APRIL 2020
On the occasion of the opening of the Dora Maar exhibition at the Getty Museum, we have organized a very special trip on behalf of the Brown Foundation / Dora Maar House in Ménerbes, France. This international artists’ residency program, long associated with the Museum of Fine Arts, Houston, offers mid-career professionals in the arts and humanities the chance to spend time in the South of France to focus on their work. The house was purchased by Picasso in 1945 for his then mistress, Dora Maar. An important Surrealist artist herself, Maar is receiving belated recognition for her photography and painting in this traveling exhibition that showed at the Pompidou in Paris, and recently opened at the Tate in London to great review. It will then make its final stop at the Getty in Los Angeles, where our group will receive special early access to the exhibition with Dept of Photographs associate curator Amanda Maddox, and a VIP reception celebrating the exhibitions opening. We will be visit many wonderful private collections, including some with world-class photography collections. These collectors have opened their doors to our group on this special occasion, appreciating our support for the artists' residency program and this exhibition. We will enjoy VIP tours of museums, special exhibitions, foundations, artist studios and architectural sites throughout LA, and be joined by specialists and curators throughout the week. Alumnae of the Brown Foundation Fellowship Program will join us on several occasions. The trip will be led by Gwen Strauss, Director of the Dora Maar House, as well as Laura Worth and Carol Neuberger of Art & Travel.