Beginning in April, the Boston Museum of Art is hosting an ambitious exhibition that will help offer insight into the objects that served as inspiration for Henri Matisse. This will be the first time for many of the objects to be displayed outside of France. And, one object in particular, currently held in private collection, is a small African figure that Matisse purchased in a shop in Paris. He showed the figure to his friend Gertrude Stein and another guest of Stein, Pablo Picasso. As an article in the Boston Globe suggests, the exhibit helps you see the liberties that Matisse used in color and form. The exhibit runs until July 9. Great insight into the exhibit can be found on the Museum of Fine Arts Boston Website.