$35 USD per device. This program is 60 mins, including time to ask questions and exchange ideas. Suitable for all ages, no background required.

  • Friday, May 14, 2021 at 10:00 am EST
  • Thursday, June 3, 2021 at 2:00 pm EST

Travel to the studio-homes of Matisse, in Paris, Issy, Nice and Vence. How did Matisse create his global, but deeply personal, world of inspiration? You will meet an international cast of characters who appear in Matisse’s works over the course of 40 years. As the artist himself once said: “The object is an actor. A good actor can have a part in 10 different plays; an object can play a role in 10 different pictures.”

You will:

  • Understand the foundations of Matisse’s practice.
  • Step inside the studio, to see the actual objects and environments Matisse transformed into art.
  • Learn how one of modern art’s most iconic innovators was also deeply immersed in tradition.

Your educator Ellen McBreen, PhD, is an internationally recognized Matisse expert, and co-curator of the “Matisse in the  Studio” exhibition, MFA Boston and Royal Academy London, 2017. She is Associate Professor, Chair, History of Art, Wheaton College, Muse Education Group founder, and serves on the Educational Advisory Board for Muse+Connect. 

You can also sign up for our series Inside Matisse’s Studio.

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Your instructor Ellen McBreen; cover of her 2017 book, Matisse’s Sculpture: The Pinup and the Primitive.

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