Mary Cassatt at Work

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Mary Cassatt at Work

Published on May 15, 2024

A celebrated member of the French Impressionists, Pennsylvania-born Mary Cassatt challenged the conventional expectations of Philadelphia’s elite. In Paris, Cassatt committed herself to a career as a professional artist and made the social, intellectual, and working lives of modern women a core subject of her prints, paintings, and pastels. These depictions lie at the heart of “Mary Cassatt at Work”, which will present over 130 artworks that follow the artist’s evolving practice. The exhibition will present new findings about the materials she used and her processes, which were advanced for her era.

The exhibition is the first major showing of the artist’s oeuvre since 1998–99. By considering her professionalism, her biography, and the wider Parisian world she inhabited, a richer and more complex picture of Cassatt develops, inviting contemporary conversations about gender, work, and artistic agency.

“Mary Cassatt at Work” runs from May 18 – September 8, 2024 at the Philadelphia Museum of Art, 2600 Benjamin Franklin Pkwy, Philadelphia, PA 19130.

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