Some of the most influential taste-makers since the Medici, the Stein clan—Gertrude, Leo, and Michael, plus his wife, Sarah—collected Cézanne, Degas, and Toulouse-Lautrec, among other groundbreaking artists, and introduced Picasso to Matisse, initiating a lifelong friendship and rivalry. The Steins Collect: Matisse, Picasso, and the Parisian Avant-Garde will include life-size photos of the Stein’s Parisian apartments, allowing wistful members of our own Lost Generation of unemployed college grads to imagine themselves at one of those legendary Saturday-evening salons listening to Gertrude’s take-no-prisoners critiques. For an afternoon, at least, you can live your own little Midnight in Paris.

Mondays-Sundays, 10 a.m. Starts: Feb. 28. Continues through June 3, 2012

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