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BMA's New Matisse/Diebenkorn Exhibit: Inspired Art

Oct 21, 2016

 
BMA Director Christopher Bedford; curator Katy Rothkopf
Credit Baltimore Museum of Art

Midday at the Museum:  Tom is joined in the studio by the recently appointed director of the Baltimore Museum of Art, Christopher Bedford, and by Katy Rothkopf, BMA curator of the new Matisse/Diebenkorn Exhibition.  They'll be talking about this first major attempt to explore the influence of French artist Henri Matisse on the work of American artist Richard Diebenkorn.

Co-organized with the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art (SFMOMA) , Matisse/Diebenkorn brings together 92 objects—including 36 paintings and drawings by Matisse and 56 paintings and drawings by Diebenkorn—on loan from museums and private collections throughout the U.S. and Europe. The artworks, reflecting a wide range of styles and subjects, reveal the impact of Diebenkorn’s contact with the French artist’s work, and offer a new perspective on both painters. The BMA is the only East Coast museum mounting this ticketed exhibition. Matisse/Diebenkorn will be on view at the BMA October 23, 2016 – January 29, 2017