Chicago, sans date ©Estate of Vivian Maier, Courtesy of Maloof Collection and Howard Greenberg Gallery, NY

Vivian Maier

15 September 2021 – 16 January 2022
Musée du Luxembourg

In accordance with the French law on the handling of the COVID-19 health crisis, all visitors aged 12 and over must show a valid health pass with a QR code at the street entrance to the Musée du Luxembourg. Young people aged 12 to 17 are exempt until 30 September.
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The career path that Vivian Maier (New York, 1926 – Chicago, 2009) took is unusual yet is that of one of the greatest photographers of the 20th century. It was at the heart of American society, in New York from 1951 then in Chicago from 1956, that the children’s governess meticulously observed the urban fabric that already reflected the great social and political changes in its history. It was the time of the American dream and overexposed modernity, the behind-the-scenes of which constituted the very essence of Vivian Maier’s work. The exhibition allows the public to see archives of the photographer that were discovered in 2007 and have not been seen before: vintage photographs that Vivian Maier printed, super 8 films never shown, audio recordings… As such the exhibition allows the full extent of the eminent artist’s work to be appreciated, and for her work to be placed in the history of photography.

every day fom 10.30 am to 7 pm
nocturnal until 10 p.m. on Mondays
early closing at 6 p.m. December 24th and 31st
closed on December 25th 

€13 ; €9 PR
special Young 16-25 years old : 9€ for 2 people from monday to friday after 4 pm
free for those under 16 years, minimum wage earners
recommended reservation

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All Public
From March, 13 to August, 11 2024
Exhibition Vivian Maier : the teaser