Opodo travel news

Matisse show to open through the night in London

Matisse show to open through the night in London
22 Aug 2014

The much talked-about Matisse exhibition that's currently on show at Tate Modern is just about to close.

But organisers are making the most the the final days for the exhibition in London, and have arranged that Henri Matisse: The Cut-Outs will be open all night during its final weekend.

The public can now purchase timed tickets for slots right the way through from 10am on September 6th to 10pm on September 7th.

The show first opened at the South Bank museum on April 17th, and has normally been open from 10am to 6pm daily (with later opening Fridays and Saturdays).

It's described as the world's most comprehensive show all about Matisse's work created with cut out paper later on in his life, and shows some 130 pieces.

During the Matisse 36 hour marathon, there will be free screenings of the documentary movie 'With Matisse in Tangiers 1993' throughout the night. Meanwhile, the gallery will host talks about the display at 11pm and 1am.

There will be a Matisse-themed offering at the restaurant of the Tate Modern. Night-time snacks will be on offer between 11pm and 5am. Then from 5am to 11am the restaurant will provide a range of pastries and a hot breakfast for sale.

Gallery goers who are on hand at the right time will get the opportunity to see the sunrise by the Thames if they are in the eatery.

As well as the exhibition shop staying open all night, there will be a bar in the gallery's famous Turbine Hall. Here, people will have the opportunity to make cut-out art using colourful vinyl pieces.

Meanwhile, the whole of Tate Modern is set to see a spell of late opening starting September 2nd, closing at 10pm. However, on the special Matisse night, most of the museum is going to close from 10pm to 10am.

Matisse: The Cut-Outs is set to hit New York between October 14th and February 9th, at the Museum of Modern Art (MoMA).ADNFCR-408-ID-801744080-ADNFCR

Rate this article (5 great; 1 terrible):