Filled with cascading curtains and collected objects, William Merritt Chase’s studio served as a dramatic setting for his late-nineteenth-century portraits and still lifes. His New York studio was a private workshop as well as a public space, and within its walls he built his reputation as both a great artist and a cosmopolitan man of the world. This gallery talk will explore the moments in which the studio itself became the subject of Chase’s works in oil. Join Layla Bermeo, Kristin and Roger Servison Assistant Curator of Paintings in Art of the Americas, to uncover the theatrical narratives – and hidden mysteries – of these richly painted interior spaces.