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Metropolitan Museum Of Art Previews New Matisse, Picasso And Rembrandt, Degas Exhibits

NEW YORK, NY - FEBRUARY 22: A woman walks through a preview of "The Steins Collect: Matisse, Picasso, and the Parisian Avant-Garde" at the Metropolitan Museum of Art on February 22, 2012 in New York City. The new exhibition, which focuses on the collections of Gertrude Stein and her brothers, Leo and Michael and Michael's wife, Sarah and will be shown until June 3, 2012, features works by Paul Cezanne, Edgar Degas, Paul Gauguin, Henri de Toulouse-Lautrec, Edouard Manet, and Auguste Renoir. The Steins were major patrons of modern art in Paris during the first decades of the twentieth century. (Photo by Spencer Platt/Getty Images)

Stein family avant-garde art collection on show

February 28, 2012

In a new exhibition, "The Steins Collect: Matisse, Picasso, and the Parisian Avant-Garde" which opened at the Museum of Modern Art on Feb. 28 and runs through June 3, their patronage and friendships with the emerging artists of their day is chronicled through the works they collected.