The MFA’s Ann and Graham Gund Director Matthew Teitelbaum sits down with Pulitzer Prize–winning Boston Globe art critic and author, Sebastian Smee. They discuss Smee’s new book, focusing on the most famous and fruitful artistic rivalries in modern art, including Matisse and Picasso, and Manet and Degas. The two also talk about their personal favorite artworks from the MFA’s collection. Following the conversation, Smee will sign copies of The Art of Rivalry: Four Friendships, Betrayals, and Breakthroughs in Modern Art in the MFA Bookstore and Shop.

Please note that Patron Bonus events provide Patrons with new opportunities to explore the wonders on display within the Museum’s walls. As these events invite Patrons into more intimate Museum spaces, capacity is limited. Invitations will be sent via e-mail four weeks in advance.  Be sure to RSVP early!