Matisse in His Time:

Masterworks of Modernism from the Centre Pompidou, Paris

 Inasmuch Foundation, in Celebration of Edith Kinney Gaylord, presents:

Matisse in His Time: Masterworks of Modernism from the Centre Pompidou, Paris

Exhibition organized by Centre Pompidou, Paris and Oklahoma City Museum of Art, in partnership with MondoMostre, Rome.


Henri Matisse (1869-1954) dominated the art world during the first half of the twentieth century. A prolific, curious, and social artist, he was at the heart of artistic debates throughout his career. In turn, Matisse was the leader of the Fauve movement, a critical observer of Cubism, disciple and friend of Impressionist painters like Pierre-Auguste Renoir, master of an academy, and a major rival to Pablo Picasso. He fundamentally altered the course of Modern Art and deeply affected the work of younger generations.

Matisse in His Time: Masterworks of Modernism from the Centre Pompidou, Paris, is organized by the Centre Pompidou—Europe’s leading museum of Modern and Contemporary Art—in collaboration with the Oklahoma City Museum of Art. Visitors to the exhibition will experience the full scope of Matisse’s extraordinary career through nearly fifty of his paintings, sculptures, drawings, and prints, dating from the late nineteenth century to after World War II. In addition to these masterpieces, Matisse in His Time also features fifty additional major works by many of the most celebrated artists of the twentieth century, including iconic works by Picasso, as well as Renoir, André Derain, Georges Braque, Joan Miró, and Amedeo Modigliani.

OKCMOA will be the exclusive North American venue for Matisse in His Time: Masterworks of Modernism from the Centre Pompidou, Paris, which presents, for the first time outside Europe, highlights from one of the world’s preeminent collections of Modern Art.

A major catalogue featuring essays by leading Matisse scholars and exhibition curator Cécile Debray will be published in conjunction with the exhibition.


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Did you know?
Sustainer Members—Members who give $1,000 or more per year—may skip long wait times to enter the Matisse in His Time exhibition this summer. Simply check in at the Member’s Table in the Atrium and then proceed to your own dedicated, Sustainer express line at the exhibition entrance on the second floor.


Ticketing Information: Matisse in His Time admission prices include admission to the entire Museum, not just the special exhibition. Click here for help planning your visit.

Matisse in His Time full programming schedule:

FILMS

Beauty and the Beast (Jean Cocteau, 1946)
Dheepan (Jacques Audiard, 2015)
Impressionism multiplied by the cinema: The Films of Jean Renoir series
French Film Month is here for the entire month of July in celebration of Matisse in His Time and Bastille Day.

LEARNING AND ENGAGEMENT

LECTURES
Wednesday, September 7 at 6 pm: Matisse’s Windows by Michael J. Anderson, Ph.D., Director of Curatorial Affairs

FAMILY WORKSHOPS
Saturday, June 25: Picasso Face Sculptures (Ages 3-5 + adult)
Saturday, July 9: Matisse Painting with Paper (Ages 15-36 months + adult; Ages 3-5 + adult)
Saturday, August 6: Paint, Cut, Collage (Ages 6-10 + adult)
Saturday, August 13: Matisse Shape Art (Ages 6-10 + adult)
Pre-registration required.

HOMESCHOOL
Fridays, September 9 and 16: Matisse Homeschool Workshop (Ages 6-13 + adult)

MAKING MEMORIES
July 11, August 8, and September 12
Designed for individuals with Alzheimer’s or dementia and their caregivers or loved ones. Free, pre-registration required. To register please call (405) 278-8221.

DROP-IN ART (Free with admission for all ages every Saturday 1 pm – 4 pm inspired by Matisse in His Time.)
*June 18: Tangram Portraits (10 am – 4 pm)
June 25: Chalk Pastel Still-Life
July 2: Oil Pastel Still-Life
July 9: Picasso Masks
July 16: Make a Scene
July 23: Cubist Clay Portraits
July 30: Watercolor Seascapes
August 6: Drawing with Scissors
August 13: Self-Portrait Play
August 20: Painted Cityscapes
August 27: Matisse Shape Mobiles
September 3: Cubist Paper Collages
September 10: Modigliani Self-Portraits
*September 17: Matisse Kaleidoscopes (10 am-4 pm)

TOURS
Public tours are now available on select Thursday nights during the exhibition.
Group tours are available for those with groups of 15 or more. Guides are available.
Gallery + Studio: Guided tour and art making for groups of all types.


 

 

Images: Henri Matisse. L’Algérienne, 1909. Oil on canvas. Collection Centre Pompidou, Paris. MNAM-CCI. Legs du Victomte Guy de Cholet aux Musées nationaux, 1916, 2009. AM 2009-214. © 2015 Succession H. Matisse/Artists Rights Society (ARS), NY; Henri Matisse. Lorette à la tasse de café, 1917. Oil on canvas. Collection Centre Pompidou, Paris. MNAM-CCI. Gift, 2001. AM 2001-214. © 2015 Succession H. Matisse/Artists Rights Society (ARS), NY. Photograph © Centre Pompidou, MNAM-CCI/Phillippe Migeat/Dist. RMN-GP; Henri Matisse. Porte-fenêtre à Collioure, 1914. Oil on canvas. Collection Centre Pompidou, Paris. MNAM-CCI. Gift, 1983. AM 1983-508. © 2015 Succession H. Matisse/Artists Rights Society (ARS), NY. Photograph © Centre Pompidou, MNAM-CCI/Bertrand Prévost/Dist. RMN-GP; Pablo Picasso. Femme couchée sur un divan bleu, 1960. Oil on canvas. Collection Centre Pompidou, Paris. MNAM-CCI. Gift of Louise and Michel Leiris, 1984. AM 1984-639. © 2015 Estate of Pablo Picasso/Artists Rights Society (ARS), NY. Photograph © Centre Pompidou, MNAM-CCI/Service de la documentation photographique du MNAM/Dist. RMN-GP; André Derain. Le faubourg de Collioure, 1905. Oil on canvas. Collection Centre Pompidou, Paris. MNAM-CCI. Purchase, 1966. AM 4367 P. © 2015 Artists Rights Society (ARS), NY. Photograph © Centre Pompidou, MNAM-CCI/Phillippe Migeat/Dist. RMN-GP; Amedeo Modigliani. Portrait de Dédie, ca. 1918. Oil on canvas. Collection Centre Pompidou, Paris. MNAM-CCI. Gift of M. and Mme André Lefèvre, 1952. AM 3974 P. Photograph © Centre Pompidou, MNAM-CCI/Service de la documentation photographique du MNAM/Dist. RMN-GP