Matisse in the Studio

This is the first major international exhibition to examine the importance of Henri Matisse’s studio collection, offering unprecedented insight into the revolutionary 20th-century artist’s creativity.

Five thematic sections—“The Object Is an Actor, “The Nude,” “The Face,” “Studio as Theatre,” and “Late Work”—feature a range of works in a variety of media from different points in the artist’s career. Approximately 30 paintings, 24 drawings, 11 bronzes, nine cut-outs and five prints by Matisse are showcased alongside 36 works from his studio collection—many on loan from the Musée Matisse, Nice, as well as private collections, and publicly exhibited for the first time. They include pots, pitchers and vases, as well as textiles, sculptures and masks from the non-Western traditions that Matisse greatly admired. Photographs of works in progress and Matisse’s various studios in Collioure, Issy-les-Moulineaux, Nice, and Vence are also displayed, vividly recreating the artist’s working spaces.

The exhibition travels to the Royal Academy of Arts in London from August 8–November 12, 2017, and is accompanied by an illustrated catalogue, produced by MFA Publications, with contributions by renowned Matisse scholars.

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  • July 21-23, 2017
  • Chicago, Illinois

Artfest Michigan Avenue

Amdur Productions

Pioneer Court
435 N. Michigan Ave
Chicago, Illinois

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Oil on board landscape painting by contemporary Luminist William R.  Davis (Mass., b.  1952), one of three works by Davis in the auction (est.  $15,000-$25,000).
  • July 22, 2017
  • Cranston, Rhode Island

Bruneau & Co. Auctioneers, July 22nd

Bruneau & Co. Auctioneers
63 Fourth Avenue
Cranston, Rhode Island

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Thomas Nast’s self-portrait, ca.  1879.
  • July 25 - October 8, 2017
  • Wilmington, Delaware


Winterthur Museum, Garden & Library
5105 Kennett Pike (Route 52)
Wilmington, Delaware

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  • July 27, 2017
  • Cold Spring, New York
Ogden M.  Pleissner (1905-1983), Down’s Gulch, oil on canvas, 24 by 36 inches, Estimate: $80,000-$120,000
  • July 27-28, 2017
  • Plymouth, Massachusetts
Los Montros, photo by Nelson Torres, 3D4D Photography
  • July 28, 2017
  • Wilmington, Delaware

Outdoor Event: Reflecting Pool

Winterthur Museum, Garden & Library
5105 Kennett Pike (Route 52)
Wilmington, Delaware

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  • July 29-30, 2017
  • Glencoe, Illinois

9th Annual Glencoe Festival of Art

Amdur Productions

Downtown Glencoe
Green Bay Road and Park Avenue
Glencoe, Illinois

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James Verbicky, Divisionaire 10, Mixed Media with Resin on Panel, 34" x 72"
  • August 1 - September 30, 2017
  • Laguna Beach, California
  • August 3 - October 29, 2017
  • San Diego, California

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ANSEL ADAMS, Richard Kobayashi, farmer with cabbages Manzanar Relocation Center, 19.  Courtesy of Library of Congress
Two Views: Photographs by Ansel Adams and Leonard Frank
Crocker Art Museum exhibition looks at Japanese internment and incarceration in the early 1940s
February 19 - May 14, 2017
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