Mary Cassatt (1844-1926), Little Girl in a Blue Armchair (detail), 1878 © National Gallery of Art, Washington D.C

Avant-Garde Event: Slide Lecture on Mary Cassatt with Chris Boïcos

Come and Join us for a Slide Lecture at the home of art historian Chris Boicos on the  exhibition “Mary Cassatt, an American Impressionist in Paris” at the Musée Jacquemart-André (March 9 – July 23, 2018), followed by a glass of Champagne.

Mary Cassatt (1844–1926) is the only American painter and one of only four women to have exhibited her work with the Impressionists in Paris. Born in Philadelphia, Mary Cassatt settled in Paris in 1866 where she met Edgar Degas, her early mentor and lifelong friend. The portraits of her family and friends offer a fascinating study of Americans abroad in the 19th century, the equivalent in many ways of Henry James’ contemporary portrayals in fiction. The exhibition brings together 50 major works, seldom shown in France from prestigious American collections including the National Gallery of Art in Washington, the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York, the Museum of Fine Arts in Boston, the Philadelphia Museum of Art, and the Terra Foundation in Chicago.

Saturday, March 24, 2018 at 5:00 p.m.
14, boulevard Saint-Martin, 75010 Paris

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