Matisse, Life In Color At The Indianapolis Museum Of Art

Listen to a tour of one of the world's most comprehensive collections of work by modernist master Henri Matisse, now on view at the Indianapolis Museum of Art.

  • abstract print with blue, yellow, green vertical bars and black squiggly shapes

    Image 1 of 6

    Photo: © 2013 Succession H. Matisse / Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York

    Henri Matisse (French, 1869–1954) Tériade, Paris Editeur, Paris The Cowboy (Le cow-boy), published 1947 From the unbound volume “Jazz” Color stencil (pochoir) Sheet: 16 9/16 x 12 3/4 in. (420 x 324 mm) The Baltimore Museum of Art: The Cone Collection, formed by Dr. Claribel Cone and Miss Etta Cone of Baltimore, Maryland, BMA 1950.12.745.14 © 2013 Succession H. Matisse / Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York

  • painting of seated woman in yellow dress in room in front of open window

    Image 2 of 6

    Photo: Photographer: Mitro Hood © 2013 Succession H. Matisse / Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York

    Henri Matisse (French, 1869–1954) The Yellow Dress, 1929-1931 Oil on canvas 39 9/16 x 32 1/8 in. (100.5 x 81.6 cm) The Baltimore Museum of Art: The Cone Collection, formed by Dr. Claribel Cone and Miss Etta Cone of Baltimore, Maryland, BMA 1950.256

  • painted image of dancer on stool

    Image 3 of 6

    Photo: Photographer: Mitro Hood © 2013 Succession H. Matisse / Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York

    Henri Matisse (French, 1869–1954) Ballet Dancer Seated on a Stool, 1927 Oil on canvas 32 1/8 x 23 7/8 in. (81.6 x 60.6 cm) The Baltimore Museum of Art: The Cone Collection, formed by Dr. Claribel Cone and Miss Etta Cone of Baltimore, Maryland, BMA 1950.254

  • abstract painting of nude on patterned background

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    Photo: Photographer: Mitro Hood © 2013 Succession H. Matisse / Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York

    Henri Matisse (French, 1869–1954) Large Reclining Nude, 1935 Oil on canvas 26 1/8 x 36 3/4 in. (66.4 x 93.3 cm) The Baltimore Museum of Art: The Cone Collection, formed by Dr. Claribel Cone and Miss Etta Cone of Baltimore, Maryland, BMA 1950.258

  • installation view of Matisse show

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    Photo: courtesy Indianapolis Museum of Art

    Matisse, Life in Color showcases the world-renowned collection of art by Henri Matisse (right photo in gallery view) acquired between 1903 and 1945 by Claribel and Etta Cone (left photo in gallery view).

  • view of gallery during installation of Matisse show

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    Photo: courtesy Indianapolis Museum of Art

    Matisse, Life in Color comprises Matisse's artistic production from the 1890s through 1947, in painting, sculpture, printmaking and drawing.

Event Information

Matisse: Life In Color: Masterworks from Baltimore Museum of Art

An exhibition of more than 100 works by French modernist Henri Matisse, including paintings, sculptures, drawings, and prints from the Baltimore Museum of Art.


Indianapolis Museum of Art, 4000 Michigan Road, Indianapolis, IN

October 13, 2013-January 12, 2014

Adults: $18/Students: $10/Children 7-17: $10/Under 6: Free

From the audio player above, you may listen to a tour of the exhibition Matisse, Life in Color: Masterworks from the Baltimore Museum of Art. Currently on view at the Indianapolis Museum of Art, the exhibition showcases more than 100 works by 20th-century French master Henri Matisse, drawn almost entirely from the world-renowned Cone Collection of the Baltimore Museum of Art.

We were led through the show by its curator, Rebecca J. Long. Long is Associate Curator of European Painting and Sculpture before 1800 at the Indianapolis Museum of Art. She joined the museum in 2008 as the Allen Whitehill Clowes Fellow, and subsequently held the positions of Curatorial Assistant and Assistant Curator of European Painting and Sculpture. Before joining the IMA, Long was a Theodore Rousseau Fellow at the Metropolitan Museum of Art. She serves as an adjunct professor at the Herron School of Art (IUPUI) and adjunct associate professor at the Hite Art Institute, University of Louisville. Long holds a master’s degree from the Institute of Fine Arts at New York University, where she is currently completing her Ph.D.

You may listen to a short feature about the show here.

Yaël Ksander

Raised in Alexandria, Virginia, Yael holds a MFA in painting from Indiana University, an MA in art history from Columbia University, and a BA from the University of Virginia, where she studied languages and literature. She joined WFIU in 2000, where she hosts music and talk programs, and produces features on artists, writers, musicians and other creative people for Artworks. Yael co-hosts A Moment of Science and writes essays for A Moment of Indiana History. She enjoys getting to know WFIU listeners--from those who submit commentaries for Speak Your Mind to those who provide the comments she reads on Saturday mornings.

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