MoMA's Blockbuster Matisse Cut-out Exhibit and Studio
Matisse Cut-outs opened at MoMA in mid-October and it is quite wonderful. There are several that I've never seen, and many that I'm thrilled to see again. It is extremely crowded and it is recommended that visitors get timed-tickets online for the day of their visit. When I was there last Thursday, the line for general admission/timed tickets for 10:30 was already very long by 9:30!
MoMA has an activity project to accompany the exhibit, much like Print Studio in 2012 when they had two huge Print Exhibits in the galleries. I loved Print Studio which was open in the education building 6 days each week. Last week I went to the exhibit in the morning and to the opening afternoon of Beyond the Cut-Out with friends. Here is a description of the activity program.
Opening Day at Beyond the Cutouts:
There were scissors, glue, and many different plain and printed papers to play with and I chose the project inspired by artist Arturo Herrera. For this I made cut-outs that will be made into a book. I love Matisse's figure cut-outs, so that was my focus for the afternoon. Here is a series of 4 I made as a start.