Mary Cassatt: Painting the Modern Woman

Sunday, February 4, 2024
2:30 pm–4:15 pm
Harry and Mildred Remis Auditorium (Auditorium 161)
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Add to Calendar 2024-02-04 14:30:00 2024-02-04 16:15:00 Mary Cassatt: Painting the Modern Woman 02/04/2024 2:30 pm Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, 465 Huntington Ave, Boston, MA 02115, USA Museum of Fine Arts, Boston America/New_York public

Directed by Ali Ray (UK, 2023, 93 min.).

Mary Cassatt made a career painting the lives of the women around her. Her radical images showed women as intellectual, feminine, and real—a major shift in the way they normally appeared in art.

Presenting Cassatt’s astonishing prints, pastels, and paintings, this film introduces us to the often-overlooked Impressionist whose own career was as full of contradiction as the women she painted. She printed, sketched, and painted dozens of images of mothers and children, yet she never married or had children herself. She was a classically trained artist but chose to join a radical group in the Impressionists—a Parisian movement that transformed the language of art.

The world’s eminent Cassatt curators and scholars help tell this riveting tale of great social and cultural change—a time when women were fighting for their rights and the language of art was completely rewritten. Mary Cassatt and her modern women were the heart of it all.

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