Take a closer look at the extraordinary loan from the Philadelphia Museum of Art: Paul Cézanne’sThe Large Bathers with Emily Beeny, Assistant Curator, Paintings in this Museum Council Bonus Event. 

Cézanne’s masterpiece is currently on view and hung side by side with the MFA’s own Where do we come from? What we are we? Where are we going? by Paul Gauguin. Together, these two paintings form a bridge from the 19thto the 20thcentury and influenced a whole generation of modern artists that included Picasso and Matisse. Explore how each painting addresses a classical tradition of representing the idealized nude in an idyllic landscape and how both also break with convention, offering up radical new visions of early paradise.

Space is limited to 35 people.
Please meet at Sharf Visitor Center at 6:30 pm.
Cash Bar.


Smaller scale opportunities to enhance your learning. Bonus Events have limited capacity and cash bar.

Paul Cézanne, The Large Bathers (detail), 1906. Oil on canvas. Philadelphia Museum of Art: Purchased with the W.P. Wilstach Fund.