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About this blog: I grew up in Menlo Park and have long been involved with both local journalism and local theater. After starting my career as an editorial intern with The Almanac, I was a staff reporter for the Almanac and the San Mateo County Ti...  (More)

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Ad Libs: A muse to Matisse, a patron of art

Uploaded: Jul 6, 2011
The Almanac, one of our sister papers, published a nice arts story this week about Sarah Stein: art collector, art-school patron and leader of art salons in her homes in Paris and Palo Alto. A friend and patron to Matisse -- and sister-in-law to Gertrude Stein -- Sarah is a focus in her own right of a current show at SFMOMA, "The Steins Collect: Matisse, Picasso and the Parisian Avant-Garde."

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