OKLAHOMA CITY, May 26, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- The Oklahoma City Museum of Art will be the exclusive North American venue to host "Matisse in His Time: Masterworks of Modernism from the Centre Pompidou, Paris." The exhibition will include over 100 works of art, including 50 paintings, sculptures and works on paper by Henri Matisse, as well as masterworks by Pablo Picasso, Juan Gris, Georges Braque, André Derain, Fernand Léger and Amadeo Modigliani.
"Matisse in His Time" will be on view from June 18 through Sept. 18, 2016 at the Oklahoma City Museum of Art, 415 Couch Drive in Oklahoma City. The museum is one of only three international venues to host the exhibition, and is the only one outside Europe.
"This exhibition will be a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity, and we are honored to host it in Oklahoma City," said OKCMOA President and CEO E. Michael Whittington. "Already, we've received requests for tickets from across the U.S. and we anticipate record-breaking crowds to see this stunning exhibition of modern masterworks."
Tickets are on sale at www.okcmoa.com/matisse. Demand is expected to be high, so visitors are encouraged to buy tickets early to secure their preferred day and time.
The exhibition is organized from the collection of the Centre Pompidou, one of the world's leading modern and contemporary art institutions. Henri Matisse is one of the most important artists of the 20th century, and this exhibition showcases important works from each phase of Matisse's career, demonstrating his significance to many key art movements of the 20th century.
Oklahoma City-based Inasmuch Foundation provided a grant for the exhibition in honor of its founder Edith Kinney Gaylord. Gaylord created the foundation in 1982 and would have celebrated her 100th birthday on March 5th, 2016. In addition to the fine arts, Inasmuch Foundation supports education, health and human services and community enhancement initiatives that enrich the quality of life for Oklahomans.
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SOURCE Oklahoma City Museum of Art