Maison Dora Maar

Rogi Andre 1940


Located in the village of  Ménerbes, this 18th-century town house was purchased in 1944 by Pablo Picasso for Dora Maar (1907–1997), the artist and Surrealist photographer who was  Picasso’s companion and muse in the late 1930s and early 1940s. Maar owned the house until her death, after which a resident of both Houston and Ménerbes bought and renovated the house to transform it into a retreat for writers, scholars, and artists.   In 2006, the Museum of Fine Arts, Houston was asked to direct this project, now called the Brown Foundation Fellows Program at the Dora Maar House.        MFAH

Black and White Images Pre-MFAH via  here

Every two months or so, the Maison Dora Maar hosts a vernissage, where invited guests and friends get to meet the new group of resident is a wonderful occasion to meet some shockingly talented artists, writers and filmmakers, all who have felt the call of the quiet Luberon hills....nothing like fresh air and a fine view to get the creative juices flowing!!

As the Dora Maar house is rarely open to the public, I grabbed the chance to take some pics and give  you a sneak peek into one of the loveliest houses in the area.


Just think of Dora and Picasso gazing out this window at the same view!!