The Baltimore Museum of Art, The Cone Collection
The Cone sisters, Claribel and Etta, of Baltimore, assembled one of the world’s most important art collections. They collected approximately 3,000 pieces which were displayed in their apartments. One of the highlights of the collection was a group of 500 works by Matisse, considered the most significant in the world. Other masterpieces included works by Paul Cézanne, Paul Gauguin, and Vincent Van Gogh. The collection also contained a variety of textiles, jewelry, furniture, and African, Asian, and Near Eastern art. Claribel insisted that the collection be left to The Baltimore Museum of Art. Following Etta’s death in 1949, the collection became a part of the BMA collection.