Matisse Mishap: Dec. 4

by Rachael Birri    On December 4, 1961, stockbroker Genevieve Habert, while browsing through New York’s Museum of Modern Art, noticed Henri Matisse’s La Bateau (“The Boat”) hanging upside down. He notified a guard and The New York Times before the museum’s art director, Monroe Wheeler, fixed the mistake, which had been on display for 47 days. Henri-Émile-Benoît Matisse was a French artist known for … Continue reading Matisse Mishap: Dec. 4