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Mary Cassatt: an American Impressionist in Paris – Guided Tour (French)

  • Mary Cassatt
    June 24, 2018
    10:45 am - 12:15 pm

Sunday June 24, 2018 at 10:45 am

Musée Jacquemart-André

Paris 8

This exhibition focuses on the only American female artist in the Impressionist movement; she was spotted by Degas in the 1874 Salon, and subsequently exhibited her works alongside those of the group. This monographic exhibition will enable visitors to rediscover Mary Cassatt through fifty major works, comprising oils, pastels, drawings, and engravings, which, complemented by various documentary sources, will convey her modernist approach — that of an American woman in Paris.

Born into a wealthy family of American bankers with French origins, Mary Cassatt spent a few years in France during her childhood, continuing her studies at the Pennsylvania Fine Arts Academy, and eventually settled in Paris. Therefore, she lived on both continents. This cultural duality is evident in the distinctive style of the artist, who succeeded in making her mark in the male world of French art and reconciling these two worlds.

Just like Berthe Morisot, Mary Cassatt excelled in the art of portraiture, to which she adopted an experimental approach. Influenced by the Impressionist movement and its painters who liked to depict daily life, Mary Cassatt’s favorite theme was portraying the members of her family, whom she represented in their intimate environment. Her unique vision and modernist interpretation of a traditional theme such as the mother and child earned her international recognition. The works on display will portray many familiar aspects of French Impressionism and Postimpressionism, along with new elements that underscore Mary Cassatt’s decidedly American identity.


Possibility of having lunch at the museum restaurant for those who wish.

PAN has purchased a limited number of tickets at 30€. To sign up, please contact Geneviève Lobier at and pay above.


158 Boulevard Haussmann, Paris, 75008, France


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