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Matisse: The Red Studio

May 1 — September 10, 2022

The Museum of Modern Art

For the first time in over 100 years, Matisse: The Red Studio reunites the masterpiece with the surviving six paintings, ceramic, and three sculptures it depicts. Focusing on the genesis and history of Matisse’s The Red Studio (1911), the exhibition also features never-before-seen archival photographs and letters alongside related paintings and drawings. A section of the exhibition is devoted to conservation science and recent discoveries about the process of the painting’s making. A creative space within the exhibition also invites visitors of all ages to draw, write, and reflect on the spaces and colors that inspire them.

Following its presentation at MoMA, the exhibition will be shown at the SMK – The National Gallery of Denmark in Copenhagen from October 13, 2022, through February 26, 2023.

Organized by Ann Temkin, The Marie-Josée and Henry Kravis Chief Curator of Painting and Sculpture, The Museum of Modern Art, and Dorthe Aagesen, Chief Curator and Senior Researcher, SMK – National Gallery of Denmark; with the assistance of Charlotte Barat, Madeleine Haddon, and Dana Liljegren; and with the collaboration of Georges Matisse and Anne Théry, Archives Henri Matisse, Issy-les-Moulineaux, France.

The exhibition is made possible by Natixis.

Leadership support for the exhibition is provided by the Eyal and Marilyn Ofer Family Foundation, the Kate W. Cassidy Foundation, and The International Council of The Museum of Modern Art.

Major funding is provided by Marie-Josée and Henry R. Kravis, Jack Shear through The International Council of The Museum of Modern Art, and by Sue and Edgar Wachenheim III.

Generous support is provided by Robert B. Menschel and Emily Rauh Pulitzer.

MoMA Audio is funded by Bloomberg Philanthropies.

This exhibition is supported by an indemnity from the Federal Council on the Arts and the Humanities.

Generous funding for the publication is provided by the Jo Carole Lauder Publications Fund of The International Council of The Museum of Modern Art.

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Henri Matisse. The Red Studio. 1911. Oil on canvas, 71 1/4″ x 7′ 2 1/4″ (181 x 219.1 cm). The Museum of Modern Art, New York. Mrs. Simon Guggenheim Fund. © 2022 Succession H. Matisse / Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York

Henri Matisse. Corsica, the Old Mill. 1898. Oil on canvas, 15 3/16 × 18 1/8″ (38.5 × 46 cm). Wallraf-Richartz Museum & Fondation Corboud, Cologne. © 2022 Succession H. Matisse / Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York

Henri Matisse. Young Sailor II. 1906. Oil on canvas, 39 7/8 × 32 5/8″ (101.3 × 82.9 cm). The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York. Jacques and Natasha Gelman Collection. © 2022 Succession H. Matisse / Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York

Henri Matisse. Upright Nude with Arched Back. 1906-07. Terracotta, 8 5/8 x 3 9/16 x 3 9/16″ (22 x 9 x 9 cm). Private collection. © 2022 Succession H. Matisse / Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York

Henri Matisse. Female Nude. 1907. Ceramic plate, tin-glazed earthenware, diam. 9 3/4″ (24.8 cm). The Museum of Modern Art, New York. © 2022 Succession H. Matisse / Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York

Henri Matisse. Bathers. 1907. Oil on canvas, 28 3/4 × 23 1/4″ (73 × 59 cm). SMK – The National Gallery of Denmark, Copenhagen. Gift of the Augustinus Foundation and the New Carlsberg Foundation. © 2022 Succession H. Matisse / Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York

Henri Matisse. Le Luxe II. 1907-08. Distemper on canvas, 6’10 1/2″ x 54 3/4″ (209.5 x 139 cm). SMK – The National Gallery of Denmark, Copenhagen. J. Rump Collection. © 2022 Succession H. Matisse / Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York

Henri Matisse. Decorative Figure. 1908. Bronze, 28 1/4 × 20 × 12″ (71.8 × 50.8 × 30.5 cm). Art Gallery of Ontario, Toronto. Gift of Sam and Ayala Zacks. © 2022 Succession H. Matisse / Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York

Henri Matisse. Nude with White Scarf. 1909. Oil on canvas, 45 7/8 x 35 1/16″ (116.5 x 89 cm). SMK – The National Gallery of Denmark, Copenhagen. J. Rump Collection. © 2022 Succession H. Matisse / Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York

Henri Matisse. Cyclamen. 1911. Oil on canvas, 28 9/16 x 23 1/4″ (72.5 x 59 cm). Private Collection, courtesy Andrew Strauss, Paris. © 2022 Succession H. Matisse / Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York

Henri Matisse. Nude, Flowered Background. [1911]. Colored ink on paper, 7 1/16 × 9 7/16″ (18 × 24 cm). Pierre and Tana Matisse Foundation, New York. © 2022 Succession H. Matisse / Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York

Henri Matisse. Study of a Reclining Nude. [1911]. Pencil on paper from sketchbook, 10 1/16 × 13 15/16″ (25.5 × 35.4 cm). Musée National d’Art Moderne, Centre Pompidou, Paris. Gift of Marie Matisse. © 2022 Succession H. Matisse / Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York

Henri Matisse. Study of a Woman. [1911]. Pencil on paper, 9 × 12″ (22.9 × 30.4 cm). Pierre and Tana Matisse Foundation, New York. © 2022 Succession H. Matisse / Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York

Henri Matisse. Study, Reclining Nude. [1911]. Pencil on paper, 10 1/16 × 14″ (25.5 × 35.5 cm). Private collection. © 2022 Succession H. Matisse / Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York

Henri Matisse. Study, Nude. [1911]. Pastel and graphite on paper, 10 1/8 × 14″ (25.7 × 35.5 cm). Pierre and Tana Matisse Foundation, New York. © 2022 Succession H. Matisse / Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York

Henri Matisse. Jeannette IV. 1911. Bronze, cast 1/10, 24 1/8 × 8 13/16 × 11″ (61.3 × 22.4 × 28 cm). Fondation Beyeler, Riehen/Basel. Sammlung Beyeler. © 2022 Succession H. Matisse / Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York

Henri Matisse. Goldfish and Sculpture. 1912. Oil on canvas, 46 x 39 5/8″ (116.2 x 100.5 cm). The Museum of Modern Art, New York. Gift of Mr. and Mrs. John Hay Whitney. © 2022 Succession H. Matisse / Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York

Henri Matisse. The Blue Window. 1913. Oil on canvas, 51 1/2 x 35 5/8″ (130.8 x 90.5 cm). The Museum of Modern Art, New York. Abby Aldrich Rockefeller Fund. © 2022 Succession H. Matisse / Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York

Henri Manuel. Henri Matisse in his studio in Issy-les-Moulineaux. 1909. The Museum of Modern Art Archives, New York. Photographic Archive, Artists and Personalities. © 2022 Succession H. Matisse / Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York

Photograph of the interior of Matisse’s studio in Issy-les-Moulineaux. October/November 1911. Private collection, courtesy Archives Henri Matisse. © 2022 Succession H. Matisse / Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York

Alvin Langdon Coburn. Henri Matisse. May 1913. Digital positive from original gelatin silver negative. George Eastman Museum, Rochester, N.Y. Bequest of Alvin Langdon Coburn. © 2022 Succession H. Matisse / Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York

Installation view of Matisse: The Red Studio, The Museum of Modern Art, New York, May 1, 2022 – September 10, 2022. © 2022 The Museum of Modern Art. Photo: Jonathan Muzikar

Installation view of Matisse: The Red Studio, The Museum of Modern Art, New York, May 1, 2022 – September 10, 2022. © 2022 The Museum of Modern Art. Photo: Jonathan Muzikar

Installation view of Matisse: The Red Studio, The Museum of Modern Art, New York, May 1, 2022 – September 10, 2022. © 2022 The Museum of Modern Art. Photo: Jonathan Muzikar

Installation view of Matisse: The Red Studio, The Museum of Modern Art, New York, May 1, 2022 – September 10, 2022. © 2022 The Museum of Modern Art. Photo: Jonathan Muzikar

Installation view of Matisse: The Red Studio, The Museum of Modern Art, New York, May 1, 2022 – September 10, 2022. © 2022 The Museum of Modern Art. Photo: Jonathan Muzikar

Installation view of Matisse: The Red Studio, The Museum of Modern Art, New York, May 1, 2022 – September 10, 2022. © 2022 The Museum of Modern Art. Photo: Jonathan Muzikar

Installation view of Matisse: The Red Studio, The Museum of Modern Art, New York, May 1, 2022 – September 10, 2022. © 2022 The Museum of Modern Art. Photo: Jonathan Muzikar

Installation view of Matisse: The Red Studio, The Museum of Modern Art, New York, May 1, 2022 – September 10, 2022. © 2022 The Museum of Modern Art. Photo: Jonathan Muzikar

Installation view of Matisse: The Red Studio, The Museum of Modern Art, New York, May 1, 2022 – September 10, 2022. © 2022 The Museum of Modern Art. Photo: Jonathan Muzikar

Installation view of Matisse: The Red Studio, The Museum of Modern Art, New York, May 1, 2022 – September 10, 2022. © 2022 The Museum of Modern Art. Photo: Jonathan Muzikar

Installation view of Matisse: The Red Studio, The Museum of Modern Art, New York, May 1, 2022 – September 10, 2022. © 2022 The Museum of Modern Art. Photo: Jonathan Muzikar

Installation view of Matisse: The Red Studio, The Museum of Modern Art, New York, May 1, 2022 – September 10, 2022. © 2022 The Museum of Modern Art. Photo: Jonathan Muzikar

Installation view of Matisse: The Red Studio, The Museum of Modern Art, New York, May 1, 2022 – September 10, 2022. © 2022 The Museum of Modern Art. Photo: Jonathan Muzikar

Installation view of Matisse: The Red Studio, The Museum of Modern Art, New York, May 1, 2022 – September 10, 2022. © 2022 The Museum of Modern Art. Photo: Jonathan Muzikar

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