Mission
Statement

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The Foundation’s principles reflect Tana and Pierre’s generosity and pursuit of excellence in the arts. To sustain their legacy, the Foundation:

  • Funds programs which advance arts education in public, charter, and parochial schools in New York City
  • Supports scholarly research in the arts
  • Loans works of art to museums for special exhibitions
  • Awards art-related project grants to museums, libraries and universities 
 

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Pierre and Tana Matisse in their New York City home.
Photograph by Hans Namuth for Connaissance des Arts, February 1987.


 

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Tana Matisse enjoying the company of Joan Miró at the artist’s home in Mallorca, circa 1980


 

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Pierre and Tana Matisse with Marc Chagall at a reception at The Art Institute of Chicago, 1977


 

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Pierre and Tana Matisse visiting Balthus and Setsuko Ideta in Rossinière, Switzerland, circa 1988

 

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Tana Matisse and Zao Wou-Ki in his studio, ca. 1992

  

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The entrance of the Pierre Matisse Gallery in the Fuller building in NYC where Pierre Matisse maintained his gallery for over 50 years