Musée de l’Homme - Muséum national d'histoire naturelle | Exhibition

Picasso and Prehistory

from 08 February 2023 to 12 June 2023

Palais de Chaillot - 17 place du Trocadéro et du 11 Novembre - 75116 Paris

Trocadéro - Passy - 16e Arrondissement

Musée de l'Homme, Paris © OTCP - DR


As part of the Picasso Celebration 1973-2023, the Musée de l'Homme  presents a new exhibition on the relationship between Picasso and Prehistory. Through a selection of some forty works, most of which were produced in the inter-war period, it highlights the artist's fascination with the art of this period and the creative inspiration he drew from it. This infatuation is revealed in paintings, sculptures, prints and drawings, some of which have never been shown before. Visitors can also listen to the account of photographer Brassaï, a friend of Picasso's, and discover a collection of animal skulls and bones that Picasso kept in his studio.Showing from 8 February to 12 June 2023.


All public

Prices and times

From 11 am to 7 pm Open every day except Tuesday and May 1st. Visit recommended for children aged 6 and over.

From 10 euros to 13 euros

Methods of payment

  • CB/Visa
  • Eurocard/Mastercard
  • Amex
  • Chèque Vacances

Musée de l’Homme - Muséum national d'histoire naturelle

After six years of renovation work, the Musée de l’Homme reopened at the end of 2015. The museum occupies a wing of the Palais de Chaillot. It invites visitors to reflect on the very essence of humankind: Who are we? Where do we come from? What is our future? The vast 2,500 m² Galerie de l'Homme showcases the permanent collections - some of the richest anthropology and ethnology collections in the world. Don't leave without seeing the glass roof by Davioud, a vestige of the former palace of 1878!

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Musée de l’Homme - Muséum national d'histoire naturelle

Palais de Chaillot - 17 place du Trocadéro et du 11 Novembre
75116 Paris

  • Subway - Trocadéro
  • Bus - 22, 30, 32, 63, 72, 82

Offer adapted to disabled visitors

  • Hearing Hearing
  • Mental Mental
  • Physical Physical
  • Visual Visual

Access facilities

  • Adapted activities and visits
  • Loan of wheelchairs
  • Free admission for disabled visitors on presentation of proof
  • Free admission for the accompanying person
  • Priority admission

Accessibility information

Physical disability:
- Entrance accessible via ramp, low hollowed out reception desk/till.
-adapted toilet facilities with a transfer bar and a washbasin with hollowed-out lower part for wheelchair users.
-stairs accessible via ramp or lift
-5 PRM seats in the Jean Rouch Auditorium.
Visual Impairment:
-Transparent glass doors/walls indicated by contrasting elements
-No hazards or obstructions at face height when navigating the premises.
-Stairs not yet fully up to standard (The Musée de L’Homme is a historical monument and the work to make it accessible, such as using contrasting stair edges, must be studied carefully).
-Information in large print, displayed at a reasonable height.
Hearing Impairment:
-Reception/till equipped with magnetic induction loop.
-Fire alarm coupled with flashing lights (where a deaf person could be alone, such as bathroom facilities).
Mental disability:
-Trained staff.
-signs legible and associated with pictograms.

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