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Henri Matisse’s Jazz is often considered the pinnacle of livres d’artiste, or artist’s books. Livres d’artiste are typically collaborations between artists and authors resulting in limited edition, fine-crafted, beautifully printed books...
Unbelievably, Matisse: Radical Invention 1913-1917 is closing this Sunday, June 20. So it may seem strange that we are only now happily announcing the debut of an accompanying website rich with extensive information from the exhibition,...
It started with a quotation that can be found all over the internet, but with no evidence of a source: “It has bothered me all my life that I do not paint like everybody else”—Henri Matisse. This sentence was proposed by the Art Institute...
Recent visitors to the Modern Wing may have noticed that one of the highlights of the modern collection has been off view. Henri Matisse’s Bathers by a River has been deinstalled from the permanent collection galleries so that it can be...
Developing an exhibition always requires an intense amount of collaboration, but the groundbreaking research involved in the museum’s massive spring exhibition, Matisse: Radical Invention, 1913–1917, pushed us to use new technical tools....