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MoMA Takes Matisse To The Big Screen

Matisse in front of gouache-painted papers, Hôtel Régina, Nice. Courtesy MoMA.

Matisse in front of gouache-painted papers, Hôtel Régina, Nice.

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Starting January 13, the documentary based on Matisse’s popular MoMA show “Henri Matisse: The Cut-Outs” will open in movie theaters across the United States, The New York Times reports today.

Produced by Fathom Events along with Arts Alliance and Seventh Art Productions, the 90-minute film includes footage of the organization and installation of the show as well as historical films of Matisse and interviews with curators, conservators and museum officials.

This is not the film’s producers first foray into art. Fathom Events have previously brought live Metropolitan Opera productions into theaters and in 2011 Seventh Art Productions created “Leonardo Live,” based on a hugely popular exhibition at the National Gallery in London. 2015 will see the producers bring films based on recent international Rembrandt and Van Gogh exhibitions into movie houses nationwide.

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