Matisse: Drawing with Scissors

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Matisse: Drawing with Scissors


5th June until Saturday 4th July 2015


Mon - Thurs: 10am - 8pm, Fri & Sat : 10am - 5pm




Event Description

Matisse: Drawing with Scissors

Dún Laoghaire-Rathdown County Council is delighted to bring this exhibition to the Municipal Gallery, dlr LexIcon.   The French painter, sculptor and designer, Henri Matisse (1869-1954) was one of the 20th century’s most influential artists.  This Hayward Touring exhibition from the Southbank Centre, London, features 35 prints of the famous cut-outs that he produced in the last four years of his life, when confined to his bed.  It includes many of his iconic images such as The Snail and the Blue Nudes.  The lithographic reproductions in this exhibition are taken from a special double issue of Verve, a review of art and literature, published in 1958, four years after Matisse’s death.

As part of the Exhibition Learning Programme, dlr Arts Office has specially commissioned artist Helen Barry to create an interactive Hub inspired by the home and work of Matisse . The Hub will be open daily in the Project Room beside the Gallery and is free of charge.  Alongside this there will be a full programme of Matisse-inspired workshops specially designed for children aged 4 months to 6 years and their families. These are also free of charge but must be booked.

For full details of the Programme  please visit

The Exhibition Programme runs from 5th June to 4th July and no booking is required to view the exhibition itself.

All workshops are free of charge but booking is essential. Please email for details on how to book individual workshops.

Opening hours: Mon - Thurs: 10am - 8pm, Fri & Sat : 10am - 5pm.

(01) 236 2759

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