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“Pierre Henri Matisse: Sparks of Creativity”

September 27 - November 1

Free

September 27 through November 1, 2019

Opening Reception: Friday, September 27 at 7:00 p.m.

Gallery Hours are 9:00 am to 4:00 pm  Monday through Friday

Location: Melvin/Burks Art Galleries

Free

 Like his renowned grandfather Henri before him, Pierre Henri Matisse made art — and creativity — his life’s passion. The French-born Pierre moved to Florida in the 1960s, and, before his passing in July at 91 years old, he was excited to bring his adventurous and innovative work to the Polk Museum for the first time. Now, we honor him with an ever more timely retrospective exhibition. Ever the experimental artist, Pierre never settled on one style alone, although his unique voice and whimsical nature shine forth in each and every piece he created. This exhibition puts a spotlight on the artist’s irrepressible creative process, and visitors will see how Pierre and his art were inspired deeply by his grandfather and his legacy. One half of a two-site set of Pierre Henri Matisse exhibitions, this original Melvin Gallery show coincides with an exhibition of the artist’s narrative-based work at the nearby Polk Museum of Art at Florida Southern College.

Details

Start:
September 27
End:
November 1
Cost:
Free
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Website:
https://www.flsouthern.edu/community/festival-of-fine-arts/ffa-events.aspx

Organizer

Florida Southern College
Phone:
863-680-4296
Website:
www.flsouthern.edu

Polk Arts Alliance

PO Box 727 Bartow, FL 33831-0727 director@polkarts.org (863) 804-0494