Matisse, La Danse (The Dance), 1935-36 Color aquatint in black, gray, rose, and blue. © 2016 Succession H. Matisse / Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York
It was five years in the making, but it opens this weekend and Matisse fans will love it. Beginning on Sunday, February 5, Montclair Art Museum (MAM) will present Matisse and American Art, the first exhibition to examine the French master’s profound impact upon the development of American modern art from 1907 to the present, which will only be shown at MAM through June 18, 2017.
This exhibition joins two other Matisse inspired ones at MAM: Inspired by Matisse: Selected Works from the Collection and Janet Taylor Pickett: The Matisse Series.
Featuring 65 paintings, archival objects, sculpture, prints, and works on paper, Matisse and American Art juxtaposes 19 works by Henri Matisse with 44 works by American artists, including Max Weber, Alfred Maurer, Maurice Prendergast, Stuart Davis, Richard Diebenkorn, Robert Motherwell, Ellsworth Kelly, Roy Lichtenstein, Andy Warhol, Romare Bearden, John Baldessari, Sophie Matisse, Faith Ringgold, and Helen Frankenthaler.