$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, June 4, 2021 at 10:00 am EST
  • Thursday, June 24, 2021 at 2:00 pm EST

Matisse traveled to Morocco in the teens, and the experience stayed with him for the rest of his life. You will see how the artist’s memories were filtered through his work. We’ll focus on the Moroccan-inspired theatrical stagings he constructed in his studio throughout the 1920s. The impact of Islamic design and North African objets d’art, in particular, is palpable in Matisse’s rich chromatic patterns and in the seductive charms of his many Orientalist paintings.

You will:

  • Hear about Matisse’s travels in Morocco, and what he learned there.
  • See the fascinating objects he used to recreate his travel memories in Nice, France.
  • Understand how Matisse’s lush paintings were a response to French fascinations with the myths of an imagined “Orient.”

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 and Chair, History of Art, Wheaton College, founder of Muse Education Group, and member of the Educational Advisory Board for Muse+Connect. 

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

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Image:  Morocco (2021)

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