Matisse

Painter as Sculptor
Matisse: Painter as Sculptor was organized thematically around a core group of more than 40 of Matisse’s great sculptural masterworks, complemented with a selection of related works on paper, paintings, and original photographs of the artist at work. These groupings helped to illuminate the evolution of Matisse’s creative process, and reveal the dialogue between the two- and three-dimensional in his oeuvre.

Organized by the Nasher Sculpture Center, the Dallas Museum of Art, and The Baltimore Museum of Art, Matisse: Painter as Sculptor was on view concurrently at the Dallas Museum of Art and the Nasher Sculpture Center from January 21 through April 29, 2007, with each institution displaying different sections of the exhibition.

Symposium Sessions

Technical Issues and Working Methods in Matisse’s Sculpture

Moderator

  • Steve Nash, Director, Nasher Sculpture Center

Panelists

  • Ann Boulton, Objects Conservator, Baltimore Museum of Art
  • Valerie J. Fletcher, Senior Curator of Sculpture, Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden, Washington, D.C.
  • Lynda Zycherman, Conservator, Museum of Modern Art, New York


What is Modern about Matisse’s Sculpture?

Moderator

  • Dorothy Kosinski, Senior Curator of Painting and Sculpture and The Barbara and Thomas Lemmon Curator of European Art, Dallas Museum of Art

Panel

  • Yve-Alain Bois, Professor, Institute for Advanced Study, Princeton
  • William Tucker, sculptor
  • Alastair Wright, Assistant Professor, Princeton University


Dialogues Among Media: Drawing, Painting, Sculpture

Moderator

  • Jay McKean Fisher, Deputy Director for Curatorial Affairs and Senior Curator of Prints, Drawings and Photographs, Baltimore Museum of Art

Panel

  • Jack Flam, Professor, Brooklyn College, CUNY, New York
  • Dorothy Kosinski, Senior Curator of Painting and Sculpture and The Barbara and Thomas Lemmon Curator of European Art, Dallas Museum of Art
  • Isabelle Monod-Fontaine, Deputy Director, Musée national d’art moderne at the Centre Pompidou, Paris

Concluding Panel Discussion with all participants


Sponsors

Presented by Bank of America
Presentation in Dallas was made possible by The Dallas Foundation.