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Henri Matisse Documentary Coming to Theaters through the Museum of Modern Art and Fathom Events

By Jaime Prisco j.prisco@classicalite.com on Dec 22, 2014 03:33 PM EST

The Museum of Modern Art will soon begin to experiment with bringing its popular exhibitions into movie theaters starting with Matissea documentary based on the highly popular exhibition “Henri Matisse: The Cut-Outs.”

The 90-minute, high-definition film will feature footage of the exhibitions as they were being organized and installed, along with historical films of Matisse and interviews with curators, conservators and museum officials. The film is being produced by Fathom Events, which has brought live transmissions of Metropolitan Opera productions into movie theaters for several years. The Arts Alliance and Seventh Art Productions, the company that created “Leonardo Live,” based on the popular exhibition at the National Gallery in London, will also be involved in the making of the documentary.

The companies will bring more international exhibition movies to United States theaters through 2015, including “Rembrandt,” from the National Gallery in London and the Rijksmuseum in Amsterdam, opening Feb. 24, and “Vincent van Gogh: A New Way of Seeing,” from the Van Gogh Museum in Amsterdam, opening April 14.

Tickets for the productions, called “Exhibition on Screen,” will be available at theater box offices. You can purchase tickets online as well here. The documentary “Matisse” will be in theaters nationwide Jan. 13.

“Henri Matisse: The Cut-Outs” began at the Tate Modern and remains at view at the Museum of Modern Art through Feb. 8.

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