Step into Matisse’s 1911 painting The Red Studio. We will consider this seminal work in the context of Matisse’s career, and by looking backward and forward in history. What is Matisse drawing from in his attempt to challenge traditional conceptions of space? And how did his work inspire artists like Mark Rothko and Barnett Newman in post-WWII New York?

This session is led by Petra Pankow.

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, October 27,
    11:30 a.m.

    The Museum of Modern Art, Floor 5, Collection Galleries
    Free with Museum admission
  2. Saturday, November 18, 2017,
    1:30 p.m.

    The Museum of Modern Art, Floor 5, Collection Galleries
  3. Saturday, October 28, 2017,
    11:30 a.m.

    The Museum of Modern Art, Floor 5, Collection Galleries
  4. Saturday, October 21, 2017,
    11:30 a.m.

    The Museum of Modern Art, Floor 5, Collection Galleries
  5. Monday, October 9, 2017,
    1:30 p.m.

    The Museum of Modern Art, Floor 5, Collection Galleries
  6. Friday, September 29, 2017,
    1:30 p.m.

    The Museum of Modern Art, Floor 5, Collection Galleries
  7. Saturday, September 9, 2017,
    1:30 p.m.

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

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

    The Museum of Modern Art, Floor 5, Collection Galleries
  10. Wednesday, July 12, 2017,
    1:30 p.m.

    The Museum of Modern Art, Floor 5, Collection Galleries
  11. Saturday, June 17, 2017,
    1:30 p.m.

    The Museum of Modern Art, Floor 5, Collection Galleries
  12. Saturday, May 13, 2017,
    11:30 a.m.

    The Museum of Modern Art, Floor 5, Collection Galleries
  13. Saturday, December 31, 2016,
    1:30 p.m.

    The Museum of Modern Art, Floor 5, Collection Galleries
  14. Monday, December 12, 2016,
    11:00 p.m.

    The Museum of Modern Art, Floor 5, Collection Galleries
  15. Sunday, December 4, 2016,
    1:30 p.m.

    The Museum of Modern Art, Floor 5, Collection Galleries
  16. Saturday, November 12, 2016,
    1:30 p.m.

    The Museum of Modern Art, Floor 5, Collection Galleries
  17. Sunday, October 2, 2016,
    11:30 a.m.

    The Museum of Modern Art, Floor 5, Collection Galleries
  18. Sunday, September 11, 2016,
    11:30 a.m.

    The Museum of Modern Art, Floor 5, Collection Galleries
  19. Saturday, August 20, 2016,
    11:30 a.m.

    The Museum of Modern Art, Floor 5, Collection Galleries
  20. Saturday, July 30, 2016,
    11:30 a.m.

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

    The Museum of Modern Art, Floor 5, Collection Galleries
  22. Sunday, April 24, 2016,
    1:30 p.m.

    The Museum of Modern Art, Floor 5, Collection Galleries
  23. Sunday, April 3, 2016,
    11:30 a.m.

    The Museum of Modern Art, Floor 5, Collection Galleries
  24. Sunday, March 13, 2016,
    1:30 p.m.

    The Museum of Modern Art, Floor 5, Collection Galleries
  25. Thursday, March 10, 2016,
    1:30 p.m.

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