Meet the Master of Modern.
The largest collection ever assembled in Minneapolis.
Spanning six decades of Matisse’s prolific career, with an emphasis on the artist’s earliest works, this special exhibition features 50 works of painting and sculpture, 30 prints, and the artist’s book Jazz.
Most of the artworks are drawn from the legendary Cone Collection, assembled by two Baltimore sisters–Dr. Claribel Cone and Miss Etta Cone–with an unrivaled passion for modernism and Matisse.
A companion exhibition featuring works by Matisse in the MIA’s collection will further enrich this magnificent body of work.
This exhibition is organized and circulated by The Baltimore Museum of Art.
Audio guides will be available for purchase. Enhance your viewing experience with expert insights as well as Matisse’s own views on his art, the creative process, and his long and fruitful artistic partnership with the Cone sisters of Baltimore, whose collection is the focus of this exhibition.
Rent an audio guide headset from Visitor and Member Services:
$5 members, $6 non-members
Or, download the free MIA app for Apple or Android, listen to a free sample of the tour to whet your appetite, and then purchase the entire audio guide for $1.99.
Get inspired by Matisse’s method of “drawing with scissors” to create your own colorful collage postcard to send to someone who inspires YOU.
See yourself as Matisse’s muse! Step inside a life-size recreation of one of his paintings and take advantage of a unique photo op.
And don’t forget to pick up a free Matisse activity booklet for the kids!