San Francisco Museum of Modern Art Announces The Steins Collect: Matisse, Picasso, and the Parisian Avant-Garde

Exhibition on view May 21 through September 6, 2011.

Author Gertrude Stein and her family were responsible in many ways for the turn-of-the century revolution in the visual arts, through their adventurous patronage, deep ties to leading minds of the era, and legendary Paris salon gatherings. From the moment they first dared to admire Henri Matisse’s scandalous Woman with a Hat (1905)—the “nasty smear of paint” that gave the fauves their name—the foursome were staking claims for modern art that would heavily influence their peers and transform the careers of several of the most important artists of the century. Premiering at SFMOMA before traveling internationally, this major exhibition reunites the unparalleled modern art collections of the Stein family, gathering approximately 200 iconic paintings, sculptures, drawings, and prints by not only Matisse and Pablo Picasso but also Pierre Bonnard, Paul Cézanne, Francis Picabia, Pierre-Auguste Renoir, and Henri Toulouse-Lautrec, among others.

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San Francisco, CA 94103-3107

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