By breaking with the longstanding tenets and traditions of the Académie des Beaux-Arts, “modern” artists like Paul Cézanne, Claude Monet, and others fundamentally changed the manner in which art was created and viewed in the 19th century. But there was more than just a rebellious streak behind their radical approach to art making. Join us to consider some of the inspirations and technological advances that influenced these artists and allowed them to break with tradition.

This session is led by Jane Royal.

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.

  1. Saturday, November 25,
    1:30 p.m.

    Floor 5, Collection Galleries, Gallery 1
    Free with Museum admission
  2. Wednesday, October 11,
    1:30 p.m.

    Floor 5, Collection Galleries, Gallery 1
  3. Sunday, October 8,
    11:30 a.m.

    Floor 5, Collection Galleries, Gallery 1
  4. Saturday, September 16,
    1:30 p.m.

    Floor 5, Collection Galleries, Gallery 1
  5. Monday, September 4,
    1:30 p.m.

    Floor 5, Collection Galleries, Gallery 1
  6. Saturday, August 26,
    1:30 p.m.

    Floor 5, Collection Galleries, Gallery 1
  7. Sunday, August 13,
    1:30 p.m.

    Floor 5, Collection Galleries, Gallery 1
  8. Thursday, July 6,
    1:30 p.m.

    Floor 5, Collection Galleries, Gallery 1
  9. Wednesday, June 21,
    11:30 a.m.

    Floor 5, Collection Galleries, Gallery 1
  10. Monday, May 29,
    11:30 a.m.

    Floor 5, Collection Galleries, Gallery 1
  11. Saturday, March 18,
    1:30 p.m.

    Floor 5, Collection Galleries, Gallery 1
  12. Thursday, February 9,
    11:30 a.m.

    Floor 5, Collection Galleries, Gallery 1
  13. Sunday, November 27, 2016,
    1:30 p.m.

    Floor 5, Collection Galleries, Gallery 1
  14. Friday, November 25, 2016,
    1:30 p.m.

    Floor 5, Collection Galleries, Gallery 1
  15. Monday, October 31, 2016,
    1:30 p.m.

    Floor 5, Collection Galleries, Gallery 1
  16. Saturday, September 3, 2016,
    11:30 a.m.

    Floor 5, Collection Galleries, Gallery 1
  17. Thursday, September 1, 2016,
    1:30 p.m.

    Floor 5, Collection Galleries, Gallery 1
  18. Wednesday, August 17, 2016,
    11:30 a.m.

    Floor 5, Collection Galleries, Gallery 1
  19. Sunday, July 17, 2016,
    11:30 a.m.

    Floor 5, Collection Galleries, Gallery 1
  20. Tuesday, June 7, 2016,
    1:30 p.m.

    Floor 5, Collection Galleries, Gallery 1
  21. Thursday, May 5, 2016,
    1:30 p.m.

    Floor 5, Collection Galleries, Gallery 1
  22. Saturday, April 23, 2016,
    11:30 a.m.

    Floor 5, Collection Galleries, Gallery 1
  23. Monday, March 7, 2016,
    1:30 p.m.

    Floor 5, Collection Galleries, Gallery 1
  24. Sunday, March 6, 2016,
    11:30 a.m.

    Floor 5, Collection Galleries, Gallery 1
  25. Saturday, February 20, 2016,
    1:30 p.m.

    Floor 5, Collection Galleries, Gallery 1
  26. Wednesday, January 20, 2016,
    1:30 p.m.

    Floor 5, Collection Galleries, Gallery 1
  27. Saturday, January 9, 2016,
    11:30 a.m.

    Floor 5, Collection Galleries, Gallery 1
  28. Thursday, December 17, 2015,
    11:30 a.m.

    Floor 5, Collection Galleries, Gallery 1
  29. Friday, November 27, 2015,
    1:30 p.m.

    Floor 5, Collection Galleries, Gallery 1
  30. Saturday, November 21, 2015,
    11:30 a.m.

    Floor 5, Collection Galleries, Gallery 1
  31. Monday, November 16, 2015,
    1:30 p.m.

    Floor 5, Collection Galleries, Gallery 1
  32. Thursday, October 15, 2015,
    11:30 a.m.

    Floor 5, Collection Galleries, Gallery 1
  33. Wednesday, October 7, 2015,
    11:30 a.m.

    Floor 5, Collection Galleries, Gallery 1
This event is part of Gallery Sessions.