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 meets at the entrance of Gallery 1, Floor 5.

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. Tuesday, July 24,
    11:30 a.m.

    The Museum of Modern Art, Floor 5, Collection Galleries
    Free with Museum admission
  2. Saturday, July 28,
    11:30 a.m.

    The Museum of Modern Art, Floor 5, Collection Galleries
    Free with Museum admission
  3. Monday, July 30,
    11:30 a.m.

    The Museum of Modern Art, Floor 5, Collection Galleries
    Free with Museum admission
  4. Wednesday, August 1,
    11:30 a.m.

    The Museum of Modern Art, Floor 5, Collection Galleries
    Free with Museum admission
  5. Wednesday, August 22,
    11:30 a.m.

    The Museum of Modern Art, Floor 5, Collection Galleries
    Free with Museum admission
  6. Thursday, June 28,
    1:30 p.m.

    The Museum of Modern Art, Floor 5, Collection Galleries
  7. Sunday, June 17,
    1:30 p.m.

    The Museum of Modern Art, Floor 5, Collection Galleries
  8. Friday, June 1,
    11:30 a.m.

    The Museum of Modern Art, Floor 5, Collection Galleries
  9. Monday, May 28,
    11:30 a.m.

    The Museum of Modern Art, Floor 5, Collection Galleries
  10. Tuesday, May 22,
    1:30 p.m.

    The Museum of Modern Art, Floor 5, Collection Galleries
  11. Saturday, May 12,
    11:30 a.m.

    The Museum of Modern Art, Floor 5, Collection Galleries
  12. Tuesday, May 8,
    1:30 p.m.

    The Museum of Modern Art, Floor 5, Collection Galleries
  13. Sunday, May 6,
    11:30 a.m.

    The Museum of Modern Art, Floor 5, Collection Galleries
  14. Monday, April 30,
    11:30 a.m.

    The Museum of Modern Art, Floor 5, Collection Galleries
  15. Wednesday, April 25,
    11:30 a.m.

    The Museum of Modern Art, Floor 5, Collection Galleries
  16. Sunday, April 8,
    1:30 p.m.

    The Museum of Modern Art, Floor 5, Collection Galleries
  17. Saturday, March 17,
    11:30 a.m.

    The Museum of Modern Art, Floor 5, Collection Galleries
  18. Friday, February 2,
    1:30 p.m.

    The Museum of Modern Art, Floor 5, Collection Galleries
  19. Sunday, December 17, 2017,
    1:30 p.m.

    The Museum of Modern Art, Floor 5, Collection Galleries
  20. Friday, December 8, 2017,
    1:30 p.m.

    The Museum of Modern Art, Floor 5, Collection Galleries
  21. Friday, December 1, 2017,
    11:30 a.m.

    The Museum of Modern Art, Floor 5, Collection Galleries
  22. Saturday, November 25, 2017,
    1:30 p.m.

    The Museum of Modern Art, Floor 5, Collection Galleries
  23. Wednesday, November 8, 2017,
    1:30 p.m.

    The Museum of Modern Art, Floor 5, Collection Galleries
  24. Wednesday, October 11, 2017,
    1:30 p.m.

    The Museum of Modern Art, Floor 5, Collection Galleries
  25. Sunday, October 8, 2017,
    11:30 a.m.

    The Museum of Modern Art, Floor 5, Collection Galleries
  26. Saturday, September 16, 2017,
    1:30 p.m.

    The Museum of Modern Art, Floor 5, Collection Galleries
  27. Monday, September 4, 2017,
    1:30 p.m.

    The Museum of Modern Art, Floor 5, Collection Galleries
  28. Saturday, August 26, 2017,
    1:30 p.m.

    The Museum of Modern Art, Floor 5, Collection Galleries
  29. Sunday, August 13, 2017,
    1:30 p.m.

    The Museum of Modern Art, Floor 5, Collection Galleries
  30. Thursday, July 6, 2017,
    1:30 p.m.

    The Museum of Modern Art, Floor 5, Collection Galleries
  31. Wednesday, June 21, 2017,
    11:30 a.m.

    The Museum of Modern Art, Floor 5, Collection Galleries
  32. Monday, May 29, 2017,
    11:30 a.m.

    The Museum of Modern Art, Floor 5, Collection Galleries
  33. Saturday, March 18, 2017,
    1:30 p.m.

    The Museum of Modern Art, Floor 5, Collection Galleries
  34. Thursday, February 9, 2017,
    11:30 a.m.

    The Museum of Modern Art, Floor 5, Collection Galleries
  35. Sunday, November 27, 2016,
    1:30 p.m.

    The Museum of Modern Art, Floor 5, Collection Galleries
  36. Friday, November 25, 2016,
    1:30 p.m.

    The Museum of Modern Art, Floor 5, Collection Galleries
  37. Monday, October 31, 2016,
    1:30 p.m.

    The Museum of Modern Art, Floor 5, Collection Galleries
  38. Saturday, September 3, 2016,
    11:30 a.m.

    The Museum of Modern Art, Floor 5, Collection Galleries
  39. Thursday, September 1, 2016,
    1:30 p.m.

    The Museum of Modern Art, Floor 5, Collection Galleries
  40. Wednesday, August 17, 2016,
    11:30 a.m.

    The Museum of Modern Art, Floor 5, Collection Galleries
  41. Sunday, July 17, 2016,
    11:30 a.m.

    The Museum of Modern Art, Floor 5, Collection Galleries
  42. Tuesday, June 7, 2016,
    1:30 p.m.

    The Museum of Modern Art, Floor 5, Collection Galleries
  43. Thursday, May 5, 2016,
    1:30 p.m.

    The Museum of Modern Art, Floor 5, Collection Galleries
  44. Saturday, April 23, 2016,
    11:30 a.m.

    The Museum of Modern Art, Floor 5, Collection Galleries
  45. Monday, March 7, 2016,
    1:30 p.m.

    The Museum of Modern Art, Floor 5, Collection Galleries
  46. Sunday, March 6, 2016,
    11:30 a.m.

    The Museum of Modern Art, Floor 5, Collection Galleries
  47. Saturday, February 20, 2016,
    1:30 p.m.

    The Museum of Modern Art, Floor 5, Collection Galleries
  48. Wednesday, January 20, 2016,
    1:30 p.m.

    The Museum of Modern Art, Floor 5, Collection Galleries
  49. Saturday, January 9, 2016,
    11:30 a.m.

    The Museum of Modern Art, Floor 5, Collection Galleries
  50. Thursday, December 17, 2015,
    11:30 a.m.

    The Museum of Modern Art, Floor 5, Collection Galleries
  51. Friday, November 27, 2015,
    1:30 p.m.

    The Museum of Modern Art, Floor 5, Collection Galleries
  52. Saturday, November 21, 2015,
    11:30 a.m.

    The Museum of Modern Art, Floor 5, Collection Galleries
  53. Monday, November 16, 2015,
    1:30 p.m.

    The Museum of Modern Art, Floor 5, Collection Galleries
  54. Thursday, October 15, 2015,
    11:30 a.m.

    The Museum of Modern Art, Floor 5, Collection Galleries
  55. Wednesday, October 7, 2015,
    11:30 a.m.

    The Museum of Modern Art, Floor 5, Collection Galleries
This event is part of Gallery Sessions.