Drawing by Dora Maar, dated 1940s–1970s (photo by Luc Pâris)

A collection of drawings, studies, small paintings, and poems open a new window on the inner life of Dora Maar: Her parents, her friends, her cat, her obsession with alarm clocks, Picasso, her relationship to faith. A myriad of secret moments of a life explored and sketched in her diaries.

Under the curation of CreativeTech, this collection will be seen for the first time. Using various technologies to highlight the works, Dora Maar, Secrets d’atelier invites viewers into the artist’s inner struggle, the two faces of Janus, her withdrawal and her openness to the world, and the journey between the different periods of her life.

The exhibition is on view at La Mob, the welcome center and gallery of the Dora Maar House. La Mob’s mission is to celebrate the creative lives of our artists in residence and the life of Dora Maar, the first resident and our beloved ghost. With her journeys on Mobylette and in the pages of her notebooks, she forged a path for the many artists who have followed in her footsteps.

Since 2007, the Dora Maar House has welcomed mid-career artists, writers, and humanities professionals to the Nancy Brown Negley Artist Residency Program in Southern France. The program takes place from March through November of each year, with the application cycle open the previous year. Each selected fellow is given a one-to-two-month residency, a stipend, and a travel award to focus on a specific project while living at the Dora Maar House and enjoying the beautiful village of Ménerbes and its international and artistic community.

To learn more, visit maisondoramaar.org.