Paul Cezanne. *Pines and Rocks (Fontainebleau?)*. 1897. Oil on canvas, 32 x 25 3/4" (81.3 x 65.4 cm). Lillie P. Bliss Collection.

By breaking with the longstanding tenets and traditions of the Académie des Beaux-Arts, “modern” artists like Paul Cezanne, 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 MoMA’s collection and special exhibitions.

Gallery Sessions are free for members and Museum admission ticket holders. No registration is required. Groups meet in the Marron Atrium, Floor 2.

FM headsets for sound amplification are available for all talks.

  1. Sunday, June 2,
    11:30 a.m.

    The Museum of Modern Art, Floor 2, Marron Atrium
  2. Friday, May 3,
    1:30 p.m.

    The Museum of Modern Art, Floor 2, Marron Atrium
  3. Tuesday, April 30,
    11:30 a.m.

    The Museum of Modern Art, Floor 2, Marron Atrium
  4. Tuesday, March 26,
    1:30 p.m.

    The Museum of Modern Art, Floor 2, Marron Atrium
  5. Saturday, March 23,
    11:30 a.m.

    The Museum of Modern Art, Floor 2, Marron Atrium
  6. Sunday, March 17,
    1:30 p.m.

    The Museum of Modern Art, Floor 2, Marron Atrium
  7. Thursday, February 28,
    11:30 a.m.

    The Museum of Modern Art, Floor 2, Marron Atrium
  8. Monday, January 28,
    11:30 a.m.

    The Museum of Modern Art, Floor 2, Marron Atrium
This event is part of Gallery Sessions.