From Maoris holy stones to Picasso’s primitivism

New Zealand’s indigenous population, the Maoris, were the first to arrive to Aotearoa – i.e. New Zealand. One of Quai Branly’s exhibitions in Paris is about their holy stone. The other is about Picasso’s inspiration from Africa. The Museum has a huge collection from exotic places. It’s unique in its genre with an outer wall entirely covered in greenery, a garden with unusual plants and a building that looks like a gigantic anaconda stretching along the Seine.