Can artists be taken at their word? Join us as we attempt to answer this question by exploring the work of three modern masters: Henri Matisse, Umberto Boccioni, and Vasily Kandinsky. These painters wrote cogently about their work, but did they always say what they meant? Through close looking and reading, we’ll evaluate the extent to which their words match up with their images. This session meets at the entrance of Gallery 1, Floor 5.

This session is led by Lauren Kaplan.

Join us for lively conversations and engaging activities, facilitated by Museum educators, that offer insightful and unusual ways to engage with MoMA’s collection 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. Wednesday, July 11,
    1:30 p.m.

    The Museum of Modern Art, Floor 5, Collection Galleries
  2. Thursday, May 24,
    1:30 p.m.

    The Museum of Modern Art, Floor 5, Collection Galleries
  3. Monday, November 6, 2017,
    1:30 p.m.

    The Museum of Modern Art, Floor 5, Collection Galleries
  4. Tuesday, October 17, 2017,
    1:30 p.m.

    The Museum of Modern Art, Floor 5, Collection Galleries
  5. Sunday, October 15, 2017,
    11:30 a.m.

    The Museum of Modern Art, Floor 5, Collection Galleries
  6. Tuesday, September 19, 2017,
    11:30 a.m.

    The Museum of Modern Art, Floor 5, Collection Galleries
  7. Thursday, May 18, 2017,
    11:30 a.m.

    The Museum of Modern Art, Floor 5, Collection Galleries
  8. Thursday, April 27, 2017,
    1:30 p.m.

    The Museum of Modern Art, Floor 5, Collection Galleries
  9. Thursday, November 3, 2016,
    1:30 p.m.

    The Museum of Modern Art, Floor 5, Collection Galleries
  10. Thursday, October 27, 2016,
    1:30 p.m.

    With Lauren Kaplan
    The Museum of Modern Art, Floor 5, Collection Galleries
  11. Thursday, September 22, 2016,
    1:30 p.m.

    With Lauren Kaplan
    The Museum of Modern Art, Floor 5, Collection Galleries
  12. Saturday, August 27, 2016,
    11:30 a.m.

    With Lauren Kaplan
    The Museum of Modern Art, Floor 5, Collection Galleries
  13. Thursday, July 28, 2016,
    11:30 a.m.

    With Lauren Kaplan
    The Museum of Modern Art, Floor 5, Collection Galleries
  14. Sunday, April 17, 2016,
    11:30 a.m.

    The Museum of Modern Art, Floor 5, Collection Galleries
  15. Saturday, April 9, 2016,
    1:30 p.m.

    The Museum of Modern Art, Floor 5, Collection Galleries
  16. Monday, April 4, 2016,
    11:30 a.m.

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