Matisse & Renoir: Guided Tour

The Alliance celebrates the exhibition Matisse & Renoir: New Encounters at The Barnes Foundation!

Two different activities:
A lecture by Art Historian Terry Dolan and a guided tour of the exhibition
Matisse & Renoir with docent Nancy Gabel.

Excerpt from the Barnes Foundation website:

Matisse & Renoir: New Encounters at the Barnes, presented in the Roberts Gallery, offers a fresh perspective on renowned canvases from the collection. Featuring approximately 35 iconic works by Pierre-Auguste Renoir and Henri Matisse from the second floor of the collection galleries, the exhibition reflects the expansion of the Barnes’s educational program and emphasizes the historical and cultural context of the works.

Tracing the creative development of two foundational artists of European modernism, this exhibition will display Matisse and Renoir paintings from the same period in proximity for the first time, including Matisse’s The Joy of Life (1905–6) and Red Madras Headdress (1907) and Renoir’s Leaving the Conservatory (1876–77) and Mussel-Fishers at Berneval (1879). Creating space for new conversations between works—a critical aspect of education, research, and public access—it will give audiences a rare opportunity to view these paintings in new contexts and juxtapositions.

Nancy Gabel
Former President of the Alliance Française, Nancy spent her professional career teaching high school French and heading the Foreign Language Department in the Wallingford-Swarthmore School District where she became president of the tri-state chapter of the American Association of Teachers of French. After retiring, she joined the board of Main Line School Night and served as president of the organization for several years. Mrs. Gabel was a founder of the French International School in Bala Cynwyd, served as a board member and then also as president. In 2003, Nancy was named Chevalier dans l’Ordre des Palmes Académiques, an honor bestowed by the French Government in recognition of her contributions to the field of education as well as her efforts to promote the French language and culture in the United States.


Date: Thursday, July 11
Time: 10:00am to 11:00am
Duration: 1 hour
Location: at the Barnes Foundation
Fee: §30
(This price also applies to Barnes Foundation members).

*Please note that the museum entrance fee gives you access to the Matisse & Renoir exhibition guided tour with Nancy Gabel and also the rest of the Barnes collection, which you can visit at your leisure (self-guided) the same day.

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