From the NewsHour Vault: This Day in History

BY News Desk  September 9, 2013 at 5:23 PM EDT

The NewsHour covered Gertrude Stein’s art collection in this May 31, 2011 segment.

On this day in 1910, writer and art collector Gertrude Stein and Alice B. Toklas become housemates and turned their Parisian home into a gathering place for both American artists and writers. The two hosted avant-garde painters, including Picasso, Matisse and American writers such as Ernest Hemingway.

The NewsHour wrote about the art collection of Gertrude Stein and her family that was on display at the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art in 2011.