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Artists in Depth at the Barnes Foundation: Modigliani and Soutine

Virtual Daytime Tour

Morning Lecture/Seminar

Thursday, January 21, 2021 - 10:00 a.m. to 11:15 a.m. ET
Code: 1NV025
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"Madame Hanka Zborowska Leaning on a Chair", 1919 by Amedeo Modigliani (Barnes Foundation)


  • This program is part of our Smithsonian Associates Streaming series.
  • Platform: Zoom
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Drawing on what is considered one of the greatest post-impressionist and early modern art collections in the world, Barnes Foundation educator Penny Hansen guides a series of live virtual tours that examine in depth the paintings of five artists who helped shape a truly revolutionary period in the history of art.

Using high-definition Deep Zoom technology, she leads participants through the Philadelphia museum’s galleries and provides astonishingly close-up views of the canvases, revealing their paint surface, brushstrokes, and details in ways that bring the art and the artist vividly to life. All programs provide the chance to interact with the presenter in a Q&A session.


Modigliani and Soutine

Barnes was the first American collector to buy the works of Amedeo Modigliani and Chaim Soutine, an artist he is credited with discovering in 1922. The Italian Modigliani and the Russian Soutine became great friends when they met in Paris in 1915 and were well-known figures among the avant-garde artists of Montparnasse. Hansen uses selected works in rooms of the Barnes Foundation for an in-depth exploration of their different painting styles, colorful lives, reverence for the art of the past, and subsequent influence on later generations of artists.

World Art History Certificate elective: Earn 1/2 credit*

If you are interested in additional Artist in Depth at the Barnes virtual tours, view the upcoming schedule:

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*Enrolled participants in the World Art History Certificate Program receive 1/2 elective credit. Not yet enrolled? Learn about the program, its benefits, and how to register here.

This program is part of our
Smithsonian Associates Streaming series.