FACT: Matisse Live from Tate Modern

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(at cinemas throughout the UK)
Tickets  £15, concession tickets £13 for students and retired (60+) here 

Running time: 85-90 minutes

For the first time ever, we are broadcasting live into cinemas around the country with an exclusive film about the Henri Matisse: The Cut-Outs exhibition at Tate Modern.

At this one-off event, you are invited to enjoy an intimate, behind-the-scenes view of this blockbuster exhibition presented by Francine Stock and with guests such as Tate Director Nicholas Serota. This film features commentary on selected works, a biography of the artist, interviews with experts, friends of the artist and rare archive footage of Matisse at work.

From snow flowers to dancers, circus scenes and a famous snail, Tate Modern’s unique exhibition brings together a dazzling array of 120 Matisse pieces from around the world. Bold, lively and often large scale, the cut-outs are a joyous celebration of colour and shape.

A giant of modern art, this landmark show explores the final chapter in Matisse’s career as he began ‘carving into colour’ and his series of spectacular cut-outs was born.

Whether you’ve already visited our Henri Matisse: The Cut-Outs exhibition or would like to learn more about the artist, Matisse Live is the perfect opportunity to discover his final artistic triumph in fabulous HD detail on the big screen.

Please note that the Henri Matisse: The Cut-Outs exhibition will be closing at 16.00 on 3 June (last admission 15.00) due the live broadcast.

The broadcast is a Seventh Art Productions (Manet from the Royal Academy and Vermeer from the National Gallery) and Tate Media Film for Mr Wolf and Arts Alliance (Royal Opera House, Globe on Screen).

To watch the trailer and book your tickets, visit www.tate.org.uk