Photos: Opening Reception for Matisse in the Studio at the MFA

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On April 3, 2017, members of the Matisse family attended the opening reception for Matisse in the Studio at the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston (MFA). Henri Matisse’s great-grandchildren, Sophie Matisse, Jean-Matthieu Matisse, Ariel Matisse, Alex Matisse, and Georges Matisse, as well as great-great-granddaughter Gaïa Matisse, were all in attendance. Matthew Teitelbaum, Ann and Graham Gund, Director of the MFA, welcomed guests to the exhibition, which is the first major international exhibition to examine the importance of Matisse’s personal collection of objects, offering unprecedented insight into the great artist’s creativity. Exhibition sponsor, Bank of America, was represented by Roger Boucher, Market Executive, Healthcare, and Institutions. Exhibition co-curators Helen Burnham, Pamela and Peter Voss, Curator of Prints and Drawings, MFA; Ellen McBreen, Associate Professor of Art History, Wheaton College; and Ann Dumas, Curator, Royal Academy of Arts, London, were in attendance, as well as Tim Marlow, Artistic Director, Royal Academy of Arts, London; and Claudine Grammont, Director, Musée Matisse, Nice (France).

Amar Zribi and Sophie Matisse / Photo by Michael Blanchard

Amar Zribi and Sophie Matisse / Photo by Michael Blanchard

Cassandra and Frederick Ilchman, Chair and Mrs. Russell W. Baker Curator of Paintings, MFA / Photo by Michael Blanchard

Cassandra and Frederick Ilchman, Chair and Mrs. Russell W. Baker Curator of Paintings, MFA / Photo by Michael Blanchard

Hadley Powell, Museum Council Steering Committee Membership Vice-Chair, and her husband Allie Powell / Photo by Michael Blanchard

Hadley Powell, Museum Council Steering Committee Membership Vice-Chair, and her husband Allie Powell / Photo by Michael Blanchard

Helen Burnham, Co-Curator of Matisse in the Studio and Pamela and Peter Voss Curator of Prints and Drawings; Roger Boucher, Market Executive, Healthcare and Institutions for Bank of America; Ellen McBreen, exhibition co-curator and Associate Professor of Art History, Wheaton College; Matthew Teitelbaum, Ann and Graham Gund Director, MFA / Photo by Michael Blanchard

Helen Burnham, Co-Curator of Matisse in the Studio and Pamela and Peter Voss Curator of Prints and Drawings; Roger Boucher, Market Executive, Healthcare and Institutions for Bank of America; Ellen McBreen, exhibition co-curator and Associate Professor of Art History, Wheaton College; Matthew Teitelbaum, Ann and Graham Gund Director, MFA / Photo by Michael Blanchard

Karen Haas, Lane Curator of Photographs, and Saundra Lane, MFA Honorary Trustee / Photo by Michael Blanchard

Karen Haas, Lane Curator of Photographs, and Saundra Lane, MFA Honorary Trustee / Photo by Michael Blanchard

Katie Getchell, Deputy Director, MFA, with Daren Bascome and Chris Needham of Proverb / Photo by Michael Blanchard

Katie Getchell, Deputy Director, MFA, with Daren Bascome and Chris Needham of Proverb / Photo by Michael Blanchard

Louise Johnson and Karen Holmes Ward, Director of Public Affairs at WCVB-TV / Photo by Michael Blanchard

Louise Johnson and Karen Holmes Ward, Director of Public Affairs at WCVB-TV / Photo by Michael Blanchard

Matisse family: Emilie Miege, Amar Zribi, Jean-Matthieu Matisse, Ariel Matisse, Sophie Matisse, Connie Matisse, and Alex Matisse / Photo by Michael Blanchard

Matisse family: Emilie Miege, Amar Zribi, Jean-Matthieu Matisse, Ariel Matisse, Sophie Matisse, Connie Matisse, and Alex Matisse / Photo by Michael Blanchard

Matthew Teitelbaum, Ann and Graham Gund Director, MFA, with Japan’s Consul General Rokuichiro Michii and his wife, Ms. Ikuko Michii / Photo by Michael Blanchard

Matthew Teitelbaum, Ann and Graham Gund Director, MFA, with Japan’s Consul General Rokuichiro Michii and his wife, Ms. Ikuko Michii / Photo by Michael Blanchard

Matthew Teitelbaum, Ann and Graham Gund Director, MFA, with Klaus Ottmann, Deputy Director for Curatorial and Academic Affairs, The Phillips Collection / Photo by Michael Blanchard

Matthew Teitelbaum, Ann and Graham Gund Director, MFA, with Klaus Ottmann, Deputy Director for Curatorial and Academic Affairs, The Phillips Collection / Photo by Michael Blanchard

Museum Council Summer Party Co-Chairs Justin DuMouchelle, Erika Gorman, Bill Neidlinger, and Gina Morda / Photo by Michael Blanchard

Museum Council Summer Party Co-Chairs Justin DuMouchelle, Erika Gorman, Bill Neidlinger, and Gina Morda / Photo by Michael Blanchard

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