Modern Couples Art, Intimacy and the Avant-garde

10 Oct 2018 – 27 Jan 2019

Event times

Sat–Wed 10am–6pm
Thu–Fri 10am–9pm

Bank holiday Friday 12–9pm
Bank holiday Monday 12–6pm

Closed 24, 25 and 26 December

Cost of entry

Standard £16
Young Barbican £5

Unwaged: £12
Students: £10
Over 60s: £12
Young Person 14-17: £10
Art Fund Members: £12
Art Fund Guest: £12
Under 14s free

Barbican Centre

London, United Kingdom

Travel Information

  • Moorgate / Barbican

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Explore modern art and modern love; Modern Couples reveals how relationships can become a playground for creativity.


Featuring the biggest names in Modern Art, Modern Couples explores creative relationships, across painting, sculpture, photography, design and literature. Meet the artist couples that forged new ways of making art and of living and loving. The exhibition illuminates these creative and personal relationships, from the obsessional and fleeting to the life-long.

Including Dora Maar & Pablo Picasso; Salvador Dalí & Federico García Lorca; Camille Claudel & Auguste Rodin; Frida Kahlo & Diego Rivera; Emile Flöge & Gustav Klimt – plus many more.

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