Sergei Shchukin of Modernist Masterpieces to be Reunited in Paris

February 8th, 2016

Henri Matisse's The Dance (1909), via Art NewspaperAn exhibition at the Fondation Louis Vuitton in Paris this year will reunite a collection of Modernist masterpieces compiled by Sergei Shchukin.  The collection includes landmark works by Matisse and Picasso, and were split by the Soviet regime between various museums.  The works will travel to Paris this fall in a joint effort by the State Hermitage Museum and the Pushkin Museum, which hold the works in their respective collections.  “We are planning everything together and taking a number of steps together, and this is understandable, because we can’t live without the Hermitage, without its collection and our common historical past connected with this collection,” Marina Loshak, the director of the Pushkin says. “There are many projects that we are planning to do together outside of our museums.”

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