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Docents fist-pump over Matisse

Kathy McKimmie is a docent at the IMA

About 75 of the IMA’s 130-plus cadre of docents have signed up to be specialty docents for Matisse, Life in Color: Masterworks from the Baltimore Museum of Art, opening October 13 to the public.

Matisse’s bronze sculpture, “Large Seated Nude,” sits in front of “The Yellow Dress” at the Baltimore Museum of Art. Both will be in the IMA exhibit.

Matisse’s bronze sculpture, “Large Seated Nude,” sits in front of “The Yellow Dress” at the Baltimore Museum of Art. Both will be in the IMA exhibit. © 2013 Succession H. Matisse / Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York

IMA curator Rebecca Long provided special training  and early access to images and descriptions of the more than 100 works that will be on display. And, art lovers that we are, we have all enjoyed reading books on Matisse to learn as much as we can about the extraordinary French modern artist.

Specialty docents are assigned public tours of the exhibit, which will take place daily throughout the run of the exhibit which closes on January 12, 2014. Docents will also lead tours for school groups or any group that contacts the museum. Are you a member of a group that would like to make a day at the museum and include a guided tour of Matisse? You can schedule your group tour by visiting our Group Tour page.

Docents are really jazzed about this exhibit, and speaking of Jazz, the exhibit also includes framed pages from the 1947 book by that name, loaned by the Indiana University Art Museum, Bloomington. The book includes 20 hand-printed color stencils after the larger cut-out designs by Matisse.

To get a taste of what you will see, I’m sharing a photo I took at the Baltimore Museum of Art in June. Come join us for Matisse, Life in Color!

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