The Elise S. Haas Bequest

Modern Art from Matisse to Marini

The Elise S. Haas Bequest

Pablo Picasso, Tête de trois quarts (Head in Three-Quarter View), 1907; gouache and watercolor on paper; Collection SFMOMA, bequest of Elise S. Haas; © Estate of Pablo Picasso / Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York

The Elise S. Haas Bequest

Henri Matisse, Femme au chapeau (Woman with a Hat), 1905; oil on canvas; Collection SFMOMA, bequest of Elise S. Haas; © Succession H. Matisse / Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York

The Elise S. Haas Bequest

Marino Marini, Cavallo (Horse), 1947; bronze; Collection SFMOMA, bequest of Elise S. Haas; © Estate of Marino Marini

The Elise S. Haas Bequest

Georgia O'Keeffe, Petunia, 1925; oil on panel; Collection SFMOMA, bequest of Elise S. Haas; © Georgia O'Keeffe Museum / Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York

The Elise S. Haas Bequest

Diego Rivera, Kneeling Child on Yellow Background (Mexican Girl-Child), 1927; oil and wax on canvas; Collection SFMOMA, bequest of Elise S. Haas; © Banco de Mexico Diego Rivera & Frida Kahlo Museums Trust, Mexico, D.F. / Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York

The Elise S. Haas Bequest

Constantin Brancusi, La Négresse blonde (The Blond Negress), 1926; bronze with marble and limestone base; Collection SFMOMA, gift of Agnes E. Meyer and Elise S. Haas; © Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York / ADAGP, Paris

March 23 - June 02, 2013

Elise S. Haas's art collection reflected a personal sensibility cultivated through years of looking at art and even making work in the studio. This exhibition sheds new light on the formation and legacy of Haas's collection by paying tribute to her exceptional bequest to SFMOMA — a gift that featured more than thirty paintings, sculptures, and works on paper by Henri Matisse, Marino Marini, Georgia O'Keeffe, and Pablo Picasso, among others.