In the online edition of MoMA’s ArtSpeaks program, a member of our staff shares personal impressions of an artwork in the galleries. Here, Membership guest specialist Josephine McReynolds dives into Henri Matisse’s Swimming Pool and finds a renewed sense of play...and a metaphor for the arc of a human life.

Explore our collection work by work as we release a new video each Friday. Watch the videos and then come visit the works in person at MoMA!

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