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Friday Brown Bag Matinees

The Morse presents three film series each season on topics related to the Museum’s collection and art in general. Admission is free. These lunchtime matinees are shown at noon on select Fridays in the Jeannette G. and Hugh F. McKean Pavilion, 161 West Canton Avenue (just behind the Museum). Those attending are invited to bring a lunch. The Museum provides soft drinks and themed refreshments.


Fall Series: The Art of France

Explore French art from the 18th century to the modern period (including the Impressionists) in this three-part series from the BBC.

October 12, 2018
12:00 pm–1:00 pm

The Art of France: Plus Ça Change (52 minutes)

October 19, 2018
12:00 pm–1:00 pm

The Art of France: There Will Be Blood (53 minutes)

October 26, 2018
12:00 pm–1:00 pm

The Art of France: This Is the Modern World (51 minutes)

  • Books Related to Fall 2018 Series: The Art of France
  • Jacques-Louis David: Empire to Exile by Philippe Bordes
  • Object Design in the Age of Enlightenment: The History of the Royal Free Drawing School in Paris by Ulrich Leben
  • Dawn of the Belle Epoque: The Paris of Monet, Zola, Bernhardt, Eiffel, Debussy, Clemenceau, and Their Friends by Mary McAuliffe

Winter Series: City Solutions

Become acquainted with skyscrapers, urban planning, and city parks. The work of Louis Sullivan—known as the father of the skyscraper—is featured in weeks one and two. Daniel Burnham and his city plan are the focus of week three, and landscape architect Frederick Law Olmstead, the spotlight of week four.

February 1, 2019
12:00 pm–1:00 pm

Louis Sullivan: The Struggle for American Architecture (46 minutes)

February 8, 2019
12:00 pm–1:00 pm

Continuation of Louis Sullivan: The Struggle for American Architecture (51 minutes)

February 15, 2019
12:00 pm–1:00 pm

Make No Little Plans: Daniel Burnham and The American City (57 minutes)

February 22, 2019
12:00 pm–1:00 pm

Frederick Law Olmsted: Designing America (57 minutes)

  • Books Related to Winter 2019 Series: City Solutions
  • Burnham of Chicago: Architect and Planner, Second Edition
    by Thomas S. Hines and Neil Harris
  • Genius of Place: The Life of Frederick Law Olmstead by Justin Martin
  • The Autobiography of An Idea by Louis H. Sullivan

Spring Series: Northern European Art

Learn about the art of Belgium and the Netherlands during the 19th and 20th centuries and examine three well-known artists from the region: Vincent van Gogh, Piet Mondrian, and René Magritte.

April 5, 2019
12:00 pm–1:00 pm

High Art of the Low Countries: Daydreams and Nightmares (50 minutes)

April 12, 2019
12:00 pm–1:00 pm

Van Gogh: Painted with Words (50 minutes)

April 19, 2019
12:00 pm–1:00 pm

In Mondrian’s Studio (51 minutes)

April 26, 2019
12:00 pm–1:00 pm

René Magritte: The Man in the Hat (46 minutes)

  • Books Related to Spring 2019 Series: Northern European Art
  • Vincent and Theo: The Van Gogh Brothers by Deborah Heiligman
  • René Magritte: Selected Writing by René Magritte and Kathleen Rooney
  • Mondrian and His Studios: Colour in Space
    by Francesco Manacorda and Michael White
  • Design for a Fan
  • Design for a Fan, 1887–88
  • Gouache, pastel on paper
  • Paul Gauguin, French, 1848–1903
  • Signed, lower right: P. Gauguin
  • Gift of Mr. and Mrs. Arthur Taylor Aldis
  • (P-030-71)