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Cover Story - July 6, 2011

Emerging from the shadows

The spotlight turns to Sarah Stein and her efforts to promote Matisse's work in America

by Caitlin Moyles

The galleries were crowded for a Thursday evening as I wandered through the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art's latest exhibition, "The Steins Collect: Matisse, Picasso, and the Parisian Avant-Garde," a treasure trove of modern artworks. The Stein family — celebrated Oakland writer Gertrude Stein, her brothers Leo and Michael, and Michael's wife, Sarah — collected them in Paris in the early 20th century. A few of the visitors glided through the maze of gallery rooms, but most merged with the amorphous groups that had gathered to gaze at some of the exhibition's most recognizable works, Matisse's "Woman with a Hat" and "The Girl with Green Eyes" among them.

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