About the Tour
Over his nearly 40-year collecting career, Albert Barnes acquired 59 works by Henri Matisse, representing nearly every phase of the artist’s production. Among them is The Dance, the monumental mural that Dr. Barnes commissioned for the Barnes Foundation's Main Gallery. This online tour explores the various periods of Matisse’s work and how The Dance served as a creative catalyst that reinvigorated the artist in the later years of his career.
Henri Matisse. Study for the Dance Mural (detail), 1931–32. BF1091. © 2022 Succession H. Matisse / Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York