Matisse’s Most Experimental Works to be Examined at the Art Institute of Chicago

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CHICAGO, IL.- The Art Institute of Chicago and The Museum of Modern Art, New York (MoMA) have co-organized an ambitious exhibition that presents, for the first time, a seminal investigation of a pivotal point in the career of Henri Matisse (1869-1954), one of the 20th century’s greatest artists. “Matisse: Radical Invention, 1913-1917” will premiere at the Art Institute March 20 through June 20, 2010, and then travel to MoMA, where it will be on view from July 18 through October 11, 2010. Nearly 120 of the artist’s paintings, sculptures, drawings, and prints from this five-year period will be presented, including the masterpieces “Bathers by a River” (1909-10, 1913, 1916-17) and “The Moroccans” (1915-16). This is the first exhibition devoted solely to