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Baltimore Museum of Art opens Matisse’s Dancers

Baltimore Museum of Art presents Matisse’s Dancers, an exhibition on view November 14, 2012 – February 24, 2013.

The BMA presents an intimate exhibition of more than 30 dance-themed prints, drawings, and sculptures by the great French artist Henri Matisse. The centerpiece of the exhibition is a rarely shown series of 11 transfer lithographs of a dancer/acrobat moving through various positions that evolve into an abstraction of reality, movement, and shape. These prints, drawn as lithographs in 1931-32, but published after Matisse’s death, are among the most eloquent examples of the artist’s way of seeing. The BMA has the largest and most significant collection of works by Matisse in the world. –