Discover the vibrant creative and social lives of Edouard Manet and Edgar Degas—19th-century Parisian artists, friends, collaborators, and sometimes bitter rivals—on a cultural journey with The Met this fall. Before the Museum's highly anticipated Manet/Degas exhibition starting September 24, join French Impressionist art scholar Dr. Barbara Stehle for a behind-the-scenes exploration of the city that inspired them. Experience their art and that of their contemporaries rare private access to Paris's world-class museums, including the incomparable Musée d'Orsay and Musée Marmottan Monet, as well as exclusive visits to private studios of modern-day artists carrying on their legacies. Stroll through historical creative hubs such as Montmartre and Pigalle and dine in the same historic cafés where they socialized. Learn how their art challenged traditional conventions by depicting everyday Parisian life, particularly of women from the lower classes. Don't miss this exclusive opportunity to immerse yourself in the dynamic relationship between two monumental influences on French Impressionism and Modernism.