Join our newest colleague, Emily Beeny, Assistant Curator of Paintings in the Art of Europe department, in considering a selection of the MFA’s paintings and works on paper by Edouard Manet to explore the concept of the inanimate object in the artist’s early work. Whether directed at a basket of plums, a guitar, a fistful of cherries, or even a lifeless body, Manet’s interest in still life objects helped guide the development of his own style and inspired author Emile Zola’s formulation of the concept of Naturalism as well. A reception precedes the program.

Please enter through the State Street Corporation Fenway Entrance.


This is a private event for the Swan Society.