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When noted modernist painter Henri Matisse visited Baltimore and Etta Cone

The current Baltimore Museum of Art exhibition, “A Modern Influence: Henry Matisse, Etta Cone, and Baltimore,” recalls the intimate relationship between the artist and the legendary art collecting Cone sisters who acquired more than 700 works by the famed French painter between 1906 and 1949. Etta Cone first met Matisse in 1906 when the American art collector Sarah Stein took her to his Paris ...
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Why Baltimore Is Poised to Become a Major Hub for Henri Matisse Fans

The Baltimore Museum of Art (BMA) has opened a research center focused on the work of modern art icon Henri Matisse. The $5 million, 2,500-square-foot Ruth R. Marder Center for Matisse Studies includes a dedicated exhibition space, a library and a study room. Speaking with Hilarie M. Sheets of the...
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BMA Exhibition Captures Significance of the 43-Year Friendship Between Baltimore Collector Etta Cone and Artist Henri Matisse

The Baltimore Museum of Art (BMA) presents the first comprehensive exhibition to explore the singular 43-year friendship between Baltimore collector Etta Cone (1870-1949) and French modern master Henri Matisse (1869-1954). Their relationship laid the foundation for the BMA’s Matisse collection which, with more than 1,200 paintings and works on paper is the largest public collection of the artist’s work in the world. A Modern Influence: Henri Matisse, Etta Cone, and Baltimore includes more than 160 paintings, sculptures, prints, drawings, and illustrated books that demonstrate how Cone’s bond with the artist provided her with a sense of identity, purpose, and freedom from convention.
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How a Jewish woman from Baltimore found a new religion in Henri Matisse

Growing up in the tightly-knit Jewish community of Baltimore in the 1960s, I took special pride knowing that the dazzling paintings — by such modern masters as Picasso, Cezanne, Monet and especially Matisse — that lined the gallery walls of a special wing in the Baltimore Museum of Art (BMA) were all there thanks to the collecting savvy and philanthropy of two Jewish women, the sisters Dr. Claribel Cone (1864-1929) and Etta Cone (1870-1949).
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Baltimore Museum of Art - A Modern Influence: Henri Matisse, Etta Cone, and Baltimore

The Baltimore Museum of Art (BMA) is the host of the first comprehensive exhibition to explore the singular 43-year friendship between Baltimore collector Etta Cone (1870-1949) and French modern master Henri Matisse (1869-1954). Their relationship laid the foundation for the BMA’s Matisse collection, which is the world’s largest public collection...
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Musings on the mastery of Henri Matisse [Unscripted column]

A character in an A.S. Byatt novel advises her hair stylist, an admirer of Henri Matisse’s work, to read the definitive book on the subject, Lawrence Gowing’s “Matisse.” On subsequent visits to the salon, she finds that he didn’t heed her advice. I’m glad I did. Before reading Gowing’s book,...
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