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Guest Speaker: Marian Granfield, Art History Professor, Niagara University
The Stein family settled in Paris at the start of the 20th Century. Gertrude, an avant-garde writer and her brother Leo lived on rue Fleurus, while Michael, their elder brother and his wife Sarah lived on rue Madame. The Steins were the first to buy works by Matisse and Picasso. They opened up their homes to the entire artistic avant-garde movement and built one of the most outstanding modern art collections. This film highlights the Steins' contribution to modern art, covering Leo's perspective on the sources of modernity, Gertrude's friendship with Picasso, Sarah's links to Matisse, and the projects Gertrude launched in the 1920s and 30s with artists such as Picasso, Laurencin, Gris, Masson and Picabia.
Meet Me at the CAM art history programs run from 10 a.m. – 12 noon featuring films, guest speakers and facilitated discussions. Light refreshments are served. Admission is free, but Castellani Art Museum membership is required to attend. Please return the enclosed registration form indicating which programs you will attend. Membership sign-up is available at the registration table at each lecture. For more information, call Susan Clements at 716-286-8201.