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February 29, 2012 5:33 pm

The Steins’ Collection Hits the MET: Picasso, Matisse and Avant-Garde

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The Today-  Few people have had more influence on the impact of avant-garde art in early 20th century Paris, and the careers of Pablo Picasso and Henri Matisse, than the writer and collector Gertrude Stein and her siblings.

In a new exhibition, The Steins Collect: Matisse, Picasso, and the Parisian Avant-Garde, which opened at The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York, on Tuesday and runs through June 3, their patronage and friendships with the emerging artists of their day is chronicled through the works they collected.

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