Gain unprecedented insight into Henri Matisse’s exceptional creativity as you explore Matisse in the Studio through a fascinating program led by John Stomberg, the Virginia Rice Kelsey 1961s Director of the Hood Museum of Art.

John Stomberg

With explorations of five themes—“The Object Is an Actor,” “The Nude,” “The Face,” “Studio as Theatre,” and “Essential Forms”—this exibit examines the importance of Matisse’s studio collection, a treasured group of objects that the artist believed were instrumental to his practice. Many of the dozens of objects in the exhibit are being publicly shown outside of France for the very first time, including pieces from the Islamic, Asian, and African traditions that Matisse greatly admired.

Before viewing Matisse in the Studio, John Stomberg will lead a discussion on the exhibit and provide an update on the exciting expansion currently taking place at Dartmouth’s Hood Museum of Art. After John's discussion, Helen Burnham '96, the Pamela and Peter Voss Curator of Prints and Drawings at the MFA and curator of Matisse in the Studio, will speak about the exhibition. A reception with heavy hors d’eurves and a cash bar will follow the talks. After the reception, you will have time to view Matisse in the Studio.

Event Timeline
6 p.m.  Welcome and registration in lobby (enter via Huntington Avenue entrance)
6:30 p.m. Presentation by John Stomberg in Koch Gallery
7:15 p.m. Presentation by Helen Burnham '96 in Koch Gallery
7:30 p.m. to 9 p.m. Reception takes place in Shapiro Rotund and Colonnade with heavy appetizers and cash bar (one drink included in ticket price) 
7:30 p.m. to 10 p.m. Time to view Matisse in the Studio (event participants do not need exhibition tickets)

Alumni and guests:   $65
Classes of 2006-2016:  $55

Museum of Fine Arts
Avenue of the Arts
465 Huntington Avenue
Boston, MA 02115

Please enter the museum via the Huntington Entrance, using the Bank of America Plaza on the Avenue of the Arts.

This event is hosted by Dartmouth Alumni Relations in partnership with the Dartmouth Club of Greater Boston. To learn more about Dartmouth on Location programs, please contact us at 603-646-9159 or