Tuesday, December 23, 2014

Bringing MoMA’s Matisse Show to Movie Theaters

By Randy Kennedy
“The Parakeet and the Mermaid (La Perruche et la Sirène)” (1952) on display as part of "Henri Matisse: The Cut-Outs." Credit Ruth Fremson/The New York Times
HOLLYWOOD---Borrowing a page from the opera and European museums, the Museum of Modern Art will soon begin to experiment with taking its exhibitions into movie theaters. On Jan. 13, “Matisse” – a documentary based on the highly popular exhibition “Henri Matisse: The Cut-Outs,” which began at the Tate Modern and remains on view at the Museum of Modern Art through Feb. 8 – will open in movie theaters across the United States. [link]