Education Center, Mezzanine, Classroom B

Join author and assistant curator, Department of Drawings and Prints, Samantha Friedman as she reads from her new children's book for MoMA, Matisse’s Garden. Listen to the story of how the endlessly curious artist used scissors and painted paper to create a colorful new form of art.

Following the reading, create your own Matisse-inspired cut-outs. The reading and activity will be followed by a book signing. Ages 4+

This program is free; admission is first-come, first-seated. For further information, please call (212) 708-9805 or e-mail (Please note this program does not include Museum admission. Timed entry tickets for the exhibition Henri Matisse: The Cut-Outs can be purchased at

Classroom doors open at 11:45 a.m.

This event accompanies Henri Matisse: The Cut-Outs.