Charles Schwab Helps Bring The Steins Collect Art Exhibition to San Francisco

SFMOMA organizes most comprehensive exhibition ever assembled of the Stein family’s art

Monday, April 25, 2011 9:00 am PDT



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"This exhibition is particularly exciting given that the Bay Area is the childhood home of the Stein family"

SAN FRANCISCO--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Charles Schwab is honored to announce it will be the lead corporate sponsor of the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art (SFMOMA) presentation of The Steins Collect: Matisse, Picasso and the Parisian Avant-Garde. Schwab will partner with SFMOMA to showcase more than 200 landmark works of modern art from the collections of author Gertrude Stein and her family from May 21 - Sept. 6. The exhibition will span the family’s entire collecting history and will premiere in San Francisco, underscoring the family’s connections to the Bay Area.

“This exhibition is particularly exciting given that the Bay Area is the childhood home of the Stein family,” said Walt Bettinger, Schwab President and CEO. “Schwab is a company with deep roots in the San Francisco Bay Area. We were founded here and our headquarters are here. With a history of over 20 years supporting the museum, this sponsorship of The Steins Collect exhibit is another opportunity to support the important work of SFMOMA and celebrate the roles we each can play in fostering art that educates, enlightens, and endures.”

The Steins Collect: Matisse, Picasso and the Parisian Avant-Garde exhibition reunites for the first time in a generation works from the collections of Gertrude Stein, her brothers Leo and Michael Stein, and Michael’s wife, Sarah Stein. It includes pieces by some of the most important artists from the early decades of the 20th century including Pablo Picasso, Henri Matisse and Paul Cézanne. The exhibition offers a personal view into the family that made a lasting impact on art by including a collection of their photographs, family albums, film clips and correspondence.

For more than twenty years, Schwab has championed the work of SFMOMA and its mission to expand the range of cultural experiences it offers, as well as to make art meaningful and accessible for the community. Through exhibitions such as The Steins Collect, Schwab and SFMOMA work together to play a role in helping make art that educates and enlightens available through the city’s cultural resources.

The Steins Collect: Matisse, Picasso and the Parisian Avant-Garde is jointly organized by the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art; Réunion des Musées Nationaux, Paris; and The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York. The exhibition will premiere in San Francisco from May 21 – Sept. 6, before traveling to Paris and New York.

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About Charles Schwab

The Charles Schwab Corporation (NYSE:SCHW) is a leading provider of financial services, with more than 300 offices and 8.1 million client brokerage accounts, 1.44 million corporate retirement plan participants, 719,000 banking accounts, and $1.65 trillion in client assets. Through its operating subsidiaries, the company provides a full range of securities brokerage, banking, money management and financial advisory services to individual investors and independent investment advisors. Its broker-dealer subsidiary, Charles Schwab & Co., Inc. (member SIPC,, and affiliates offer a complete range of investment services and products including an extensive selection of mutual funds; financial planning and investment advice; retirement plan and equity compensation plan services; referrals to independent fee-based investment advisors; and custodial, operational and trading support for independent, fee-based investment advisors through its Advisor Services division. Its banking subsidiary, Charles Schwab Bank (member FDIC and an Equal Housing Lender), provides banking and mortgage services and products. More information is available at and (0411-2820)

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