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Half a Million People Have Seen MoMA’s Matisse Cut-Outs Show

Henri Matisse, "Nuit de Noël," 1952.© 2014 Succession H. Matisse/Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York

Henri Matisse, Nuit de Noël, 1952.

©2014 SUCCESSION H. MATISSE/ARTISTS RIGHTS SOCIETY (ARS), NEW YORK

The Museum of Modern Art in New York announced today that it would be extending its “Henri Matisse: The Cut-Outs” exhibition to February 10 (that’s two days later than originally planned). The museum will also stay open until 8 p.m. on the weekends of January 17–18 and January 24–25.

MoMA reports that more than 500,000 people have visited the show since it opened on October 12 last year. Those are impressive numbers, though not quite up to par with the museum’s 1992 Matisse retrospective, which brought in 940,000 attendees. As for how the Cut-Outs exhibition will stack up with future MoMA shows, the museum will be opening its Björk retrospective in March, and we’ll finally have hard data on whether Matisse is more beloved than Björk–an age-old debate to which the public demands an answer.

“Henri Matisse: The Cut-Outs” will stay open all day and night on its closing weekend, from 10:30 a.m. on Friday, February 6, through 5:30 p.m. on Sunday, February 8. Popular guy, that Matisse.

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