Matisse and American Art, the first exhibition to examine this French master’s profound impact upon the development of American modern art from 1907 to the present. His art has provided a liberating model for American artists’ varied explorations of vibrant color, strong, fluid lines, and clear compositional structures in their pursuits of self-expression.
Featuring 65 paintings, archival objects, sculpture, prints, and works on paper, Matisse and American Art will juxtapose 19 works by 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.
FOR AENJ members GO on a guided tour and then have a Life Drawing Workshop Limited to 15 MEMBERS!
Matisse and American Art Tour and Life Drawing Workshop at the Montclair Art Museum
Enjoy an exclusive before-hours tour of Matisse and American Art focusing on how the work of this modern master has served as an inspiration for many American artists from the early 20th century to today. Then try your own hand at one of Matisse's favorite modes of artmaking – drawing from life – in a workshop taught by artist Julian Tejera. The Montclair Art Museum will provide a model and drawing materials.
Join AENJ for a guided tour and then a figure drawing workshop at the Montclair Art Museum.