Sister Act

Bring to life the modernist collection of two extraordinary sisters, this exhibition for the Jewish Museum was designed to balance three distinct narratives including the presentation of master works, archival ephemera and the home in which these objects were lovingly kept and displayed. “Collecting Matisse and Modern Masters: The Cone Sisters of Baltimore features over 50 of these works of art—including paintings, sculptures and works on paper by Matisse, Picasso, Gauguin, Renoir, van Gogh, Pissarro, Courbet and more. In addition to modern masterpieces, the exhibition includes textiles and decorative arts from Europe, Asia and Africa that the Cones collected, as well as photographs and archival materials to highlight the remarkable lives of these two sisters”. The masterworks are presented in white wall galleries and ephemera is marked with a rich red, a dominate color in their original home and a favorite of the sisters. Transparent scrims throughout were printed with large than life views of their residences showing the masterworks, on display beyond, in their original disposition along with original photographs of this remarkable collection as it was displayed in their home. A life surrounded by art in a dreamlike installation that captures the spirit and passion of two of the twentieth century's greatest patrons.