Matisse Cut-Outs, the Movie

Sunday, January 11, 2015

For those who want to avoid the crowds and lines at museums, a new series presents art exhibits as films.


Slate Culture Gabfest

Rock, Paper, Scissors Edition

Wednesday, December 10, 2014

Stephen Metcalf, Julia Turner, and Dana Stevens take a field trip to MoMA to see the Henri Matisse exhibit, discuss the film Wild, and reveal the best second novels you'll read this year.


New Sounds

Music Inspired By Painters

Wednesday, May 14, 2014

Hear pieces inspired by Matisse, Joao Miro, Max Ernst, Vermeer, and even the famous Paleolithic cave paintings in Lascaux, France.

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This Week: Must-See Arts in the City

Thursday, October 27, 2011


Youth and beauty in Brooklyn, architectural Modernism in the Bronx, Matisse and his models on the Upper East Side and assorted musicians and quirky conceptualists downtown. Things are cooking in New York City this week. Here's what we'll be looking at.

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Annotations: The NEH Preservation Project

Museum of Modern Art Matisse Forum, 1951

Monday, August 22, 2011

The Museum of Modern Art's 1951 exhibition of paintings, sculptures, and drawings by French artist Henri Matisse nearly didn't happen. In this recording, broadcast over WNYC on the evening of November 15, 1951 (and with the artist's son in the audience), museum officials discussed the trouble the museum had in receiving the artworks and the importance of the materials presented.

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