A painting of two light skinned nineteenth century women sitting on a red and white floral settee drinking tea. One woman wear a bonnet and sips from a white tea cup, while the other woman sits bside her. The silver tea service sits on a tray in the foreground. In the background an intricate white marble mantle piece is visible set against grey and pink striped wall paper.
Architecture + Design Film Series, Mary Cassatt: Painting the Modern Woman
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Mary Cassatt was a classically trained artist who chose to join a group of Parisian radicals – the Impressionists – a movement that transformed the language of art. She made a career painting the lives of the women around her. Her radical images showed them as intellectual, feminine, and real, which was a major shift in the way women appeared in art. Presenting her astonishing prints, pastels, and paintings, the world’s most 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 at the heart of it all.

Guest Speaker, Carolyn Bauer, Curator at Shelburne Museum, will introduce the film with an exploration into the multifaceted relationships between artist Mary Cassatt and art collectors Louisine Havemeyer and Electra Havemeyer Webb. Illustrated with artworks from the Museum’s permanent collection, uncover the intertwined lives and various passions of these remarkable and trailblazing women.

Directed by Ali Ray
2023, Great Britain, 93 Minutes

FREE. Doors open at 6:00 pm, movie begins at 6:30 pm. 

Learn more about Season 11 of The Architecture + Design Film Series at adfilmseries.org

Screening Link: https://vimeo.com/806415564?share=copy

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The Architecture + Design Film Series is presented by: 118 Elliot Gallery, AIA Vermont, and Burlington City Arts. With support from: AIAVT Emerging Professionals, Artisan Engineering, Birdseye Building Company, Burlington Furniture, Office Environments, Inc., Pella Windows and Doors, Peregrine Design/Build, Redstone, Riven Studio, Rocky Dale Gardens, Selin + Selin, Site Form Studio, TruexCullins, UVM Department of Art & Art History, Vermont Eco-Floors, NuChocolat, Douglas Sweets, American Flatbread, Radio Bean, Jim Williams Architecture and Design, Austin Design, Inc., Hinterland Studio, Hubbard Land Design, Mathes Hulme Builders, ASLA - Vermont Chapter, Hotel Vermont, and Nusantara.


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