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Philly's Must-See Exhibition: Matisse in the 1930s at the Philadelphia Museum of Art

29 Nov 2022 3:13 PM | Travis Oliver (Administrator)

By 1930, Henri Matisse — one of the giants of 20th-century art — had achieved significant international renown, yet he found himself in a deep creative slump.

The turning point came in the fall of that year with a commission to decorate the main gallery of the Barnes Foundation, then located in Merion, PA.

The resulting monumental mural, The Dance (1930–33), turned Matisse’s artistic practice around.

This fall and winter, discover the changes in Matisse’s work
and the methods of working that renewed his style in the
first major exhibition ever dedicated to this
pivotal decade in his artistic career.

Opening first in Philadelphia, the only U.S. venue, Matisse in the 1930s contains 143 renowned and rarely seen paintings, sculptures, drawings, prints and illustrated books.

Matisse in the 1930s is on view now through January 29, 2023.


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