What were the thought processes behind Matisse's use of bright and expressive color and original? Take a closer look at the development of his work between 1909 and 1914 through the lens of his famous 1908 statement “Notes of a Painter.”

Gallery Sessions, impromptu interactions facilitated by Museum educators that explore the creative process, art history, and the experience of art, take place daily in select galleries. Groups meet in the galleries noted on the schedule. Gallery Sessions are free with Museum admission. No registration is required.

Sign language–interpreted Gallery Sessions are held every fourth Sunday of the month at 1:30 p.m. FM headsets for sound amplification are available for all talks.

Join us for lively conversations and engaging activities, facilitated by Museum educators, that offer insightful and unusual ways to engage with collections and special exhibitions.

Groups meet in the galleries noted on the schedule. Gallery Sessions are free for members and Museum admission ticket holders. No registration is required.

FM headsets for sound amplification are available for all talks.

Learn more about Adult Programs

  1. Friday, October 17, 2014,
    11:30 a.m.

    Floor 5, Collection Galleries, Gallery 6

  2. Saturday, September 20, 2014,
    11:30 a.m.

    Floor 5, Collection Galleries, Gallery 6

  3. Saturday, July 19, 2014,
    1:30 p.m.

    Floor 5, Collection Galleries, Gallery 6

  4. Sunday, June 22, 2014,
    1:30 p.m.

    Floor 5, Collection Galleries, Gallery 6

This event accompanies Henri Matisse: The Cut-Outs.
This event is part of Gallery Sessions.