Edgar Degas’s influence upon Mary Cassatt has long been acknowledged, but in this talk, Kimberly Jones examines the American artist’s role in shaping Degas’s artistic production and her actions to pave the way for his warm reception in America. These two major figures of the impressionist movement shared a keen observer’s eye, as well as an openness to experimentation. Despite differences of gender and nationality, they built a deep friendship based on mutual respect and admiration for each other’s talents.
Cost: Free, tickets required
SOLD OUT: Paul Mellon Lecture: Degas/Cassatt: The Art of Collaboration
with With Kimberly Jones, Associate Curator of French Paintings at the National Gallery of Art
Thu, Nov 13, 6:30 – 7:30 pm
Leslie Cheek Theater