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Bonnard vs Matisse

Who will be “Heir to Renoir?”

Gallery Talk

Included in museum admission; free for members.

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During World War I, both Matisse and Bonnard traveled to Cagnes sur Mer to visit the aging Renoir in hopes of receiving his blessing. Who would, or could, inherit Renoir’s power of color? Elizabeth Hutton Turner, professor of modern art at the University of Virginia and former Phillips curator, discusses how Matisse and Bonnard each provided unique answers for the 20th century.