MoMA’s “Matisse: The Red Studio” Unveils Artist-Patron Conflict

Matisse: The Red Studio
Mrs. Simon Guggenheim Fund. © 2022 Succession H. Matisse / Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York.

Henri Matisse, The Red Studio, 1911. Oil on canvas. 71 1/4 x 7′ 2 1/4". (181 x 219.1 cm). The Museum of Modern Art, New York.

For the first time in over 100 years, Matisse: The Red Studio reunites the masterpiece with the surviving six paintings, ceramic, and three sculptures it depicts. Focusing on the genesis and history of Matisse’s The Red Studio (1911), the exhibition also features never-before-seen archival photographs and letters alongside related paintings and drawings. A section of the exhibition is devoted to conservation science and recent discoveries about the process of the painting’s making. A creative space within the exhibition also invites visitors of all ages to draw, write, and reflect on the spaces and colors that inspire them.

Event Information
Start Date: May 1, 2022
End Date: September 10, 2022
Venue: Museum of Modern Art

Matisse: The Red Studio