Explore Matisse’s collection of African art and focus on the way that African art entered artists’ studios in Paris in the early 20th century. Discuss colonialism’s impact on the appreciation of African art in Europe in the same period.

Kathryn Gunsch, Teel Curator of African and Oceanic Art

Above: Henri Matisse, Still Life with African Statuette, 1907. Oil on canvas. Private collection. © 2016 Succession H. Matisse / Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York.

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