Talk and Tour Led by Katy Rothkopf
Senior Curator of European Painting & Sculpture at the BMA
FIRST OF TWO TOURS
Both tours, on different days, will be identical
MEMBERS-ONLY EVENT: This is the first of two tours at the BMA with Katy Rothkopf. The second tour is scheduled for Thursday, December 1, 2016. Members interested in the event, should indicate their preferred date on the enclosed REPLY FORM.
Curator Katy Rothkopf will host Art Seminar Group for a talk in the BMA’s auditorium on the work of Matisse and Diebenkorn, prior to a tour of the exhibition.
COST: Free, pre-registered members only
The Baltimore Museum of Art presents the first major exhibition to explore the profound influence of French artist Henri Matisse on the work of American artist Richard Diebenkorn. Co-organized with the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, Matisse/Diebenkorn brings together 92 objects—including 36 paintings and drawings by Matisse and 56 paintings and drawings by Diebenkorn—drawn from museums and private collections throughout the U.S. and Europe. These extraordinary artworks reveal the lasting power of Diebenkorn’s firsthand experiences of the French artist’s work and present a new view of both artists. Throughout his long and successful career, Richard Diebenkorn (1922- 1993) was more inspired by Henri Matisse (1869-1954) than any other artist. Organized chronologically through Diebenkorn’s career, the exhibition illuminates how this influence evolved over time through different pairings and groupings of both artists’ work. “While much has been written about Matisse’s influence on Diebenkorn, this is the first major exhibition to illustrate the powerful influence of Matisse’s work on one of America’s most significant artists,” said Rothkopf. “We have carefully selected works by Matisse that Diebenkorn would have known, providing visitors to the BMA’s exhibition with the unprecedented opportunity to discover Matisse through Diebenkorn’s eyes.”