Steins Collect

Sunday at the Met: The Steins Collect: Matisse, Picasso, and the Parisian Avant-Garde (on view February 28–June 3, 2012)

Recorded April 29, 2012

Discover how four Americans living in Paris during the first years of the early twentieth century shaped the development of Western art. Gertrude Stein, her brothers Leo and Michael, and Michael's wife, Sarah, were patrons and friends of Matisse and Picasso before these artists became famous. Learn about the formation, dispersal, and lasting importance of the Steins' art collections.

Program Information

"I am having the time of my life": Leo Stein in Paris, 1903–6
Rebecca Rabinow, Curator, Department of Modern and Contemporary Art

The Stein Salons in Context
Emily Braun, Distinguished Professor, Hunter College and the Graduate Center, The City University of New York

Portraiture and the Making of Gertrude Stein
Wanda M. Corn, Robert and Ruth Halperin Professor Emerita in Art History, Stanford University

"So I went on looking at pictures all the time": Gertrude Stein's Last Decade
Edward M. Burns, professor of English, William Paterson University

Gertrude Stein: The Inheritance
Richard L. Feigen, Richard L. Feigen & Co

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