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Talk | 37th Annual Joseph S. and Ethel B. Atha Lecture

Ticket holders should arrive promptly. No-show seats will be released five minutes before start time on a first-come, first-served basis.
Mary Cassatt: Radical Impressionist

Join Dr. Mary Morton, curator and head of the French paintings department at the National Gallery of Art in Washington DC, for an insightful talk about Mary Cassatt, among the most experimental and inventive artists of the Impressionist movement. Independently wealthy, and unfettered by the duties of being a wife and mother during her long life, Cassatt was able to devote her full energy and ambition to advanced art in oil paint, pastel and print making. This lecture will present some of her most breathtaking achievements, and sketch a career complicated by her position as the sole American female artist in this seminal French modernist movement.

Image: Little Girl in a Blue Armchair, Mary Cassatt – National Gallery of Art, 1983.1.18.jpg

6:00 PM - 7:00 PM