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VIRTUAL LECTURE: Practicing her Profession: Mary Cassatt at Work

August 29 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm

with Jennifer Thompson, The Gloria and Jack Drosdick Curator of European Painting and Sculpture and Curator of the John G. Johnson Collection, Philadelphia Museum of Art

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Mary Cassatt, born in Pennsylvania and trained at the Pennsylvania Academy of Fine Arts, challenged traditional expectations and travelled to Europe to find her independence as a professional artist. She became a celebrated member of the French Impressionists and is known for her intimate depictions of women and children. The talk draws on the Mary Cassatt at Work exhibition, currently on view at the Philadelphia Museum of Art, to examine Cassatt’s engagement with the realities of gender and labor in her portrayal of traditionally feminine activities and consider her within the broader Impressionist movement.

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Image: Mary Stevenson Cassatt (American, 1844–1926), Woman Arranging her Veil, c. 1890. Pastel on wove paper. Philadelphia Museum of Art, Bequest of Lisa Norris Elkins, 1950
This exhibition has been made possible by generous support from Traditional Fine Arts Organization, CT Humanities, the Department of Economic and Community Development, Connecticut Office of the Arts, HSB, The David T. Langrock Foundation, The Aeroflex Foundation, Barbara & Wayne Harms, Keith & Elaine Knowlton, Richard & Barbara Booth, Bouvier Insurance, Peter & Karen Cummins, Jeb & Dianne Embree, Val Koif & Richard Cersosimo, Virginia & Timothy Milllhiser, Deborah & Roy Moore, Guido & Diane Petra, Luanne Rice, Thomas & Cynthia Sculco, Barbara Smith, The Cooley Gallery, MaryBeth Marx, and Jane Chestnutt & Mallory Rintoul, as well as donors to the Annual Fund.


August 29
2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
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