About the Tour
Each month, our Spotlight Tours focus on a different artist or theme, allowing for a deeper dive into specific areas of the collection.
This December, we’re examining the works of Paul Cézanne, an artist who captured the attention of Dr. Barnes early in his collecting career. Cézanne’s innovative style and practice set the stage for the radical changes the art world saw in the 20th century. It’s no wonder he is often called the “father of modern art.” Find out how he defied conventions in works like The Large Bathers and The Card Players and how those works impacted other artists in the collection, including Matisse, Modigliani, and Picasso.
Before and after the tour, you’re invited to explore the collection and special exhibition 30 Americans.
The Man and His Art
Consider Cézanne’s influence on a generation of artists by looking closely at works in the collection.
Paul Cézanne. Madame Cézanne with Green Hat, 1891–1892. BF141. Public Domain.
Paul Cézanne. Mont Sainte-Victoire, c. 1900. BF652. Public Domain.
Paul Cézanne. Bibémus Quarry, c. 1895. BF34. Public Domain.
Paul Cézanne. The Card Players, 1890–1892. BF564. Public Domain.