April 6–June 8, 2014 in the Grand Gallery (members’ opening party April 5)
Henri Matisse may be best known as a painter and sculptor, but this exhibition sheds light on his prolific and innovative career as a printmaker.
Drawn from the extraordinary collection of Matisse prints that once belonged to the artist’s son Pierre, Matisse as Printmaker includes approximately 63 etchings, monotypes, aquatints, lithographs, linocuts in black and white, and two-color prints—examples of every printmaking medium that Matisse utilized. The exhibition, which the Washington Times said “refreshes the typical view of Matisse,” underscores the importance of his work in series, as well as the standing, seated, and reclining nude.
The exhibition is organized by the American Federation of Arts and the Pierre and Tana Matisse Foundation.
On view concurrently will be an exhibition of contemporary ceramics by the painter’s great-grandson, Alex Matisse.
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