Paris via New York, Cubism and Matisse

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From frequent contributor, Betty Guernsey:

Two knockout highlights of the current museum season – at the Metropolitan Museum of Art, “Cubism: The Leonard A. Lauder Collection”, honoring Lauder’s gift to the Met of his stunning collection of works from the Cubist periods of Picasso, Braque, Leger, Juan Gris and others (roughly speaking, the dynamic years between 1910-1925 that propelled art into Modernism); this show runs from October 20 through the holiday season to February 16.

A few blocks south, the Museum of Modern Art’s “Henri Matisse: The Cut-Outs”, yet another feast for the eyes, celebrates the artist’s playful experiments in color and cut paper — created mostly during the late 1940’s – when in his later years the great artist traded his brushes for scissors and turned out stunning masterpieces; this show runs through February 8, 2015.

Merci, Betty!

Have you seen either of these shows? What did you think?

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