Grad Art


Lecture–Mary Cassatt’s Prints: Experiments in Understanding–Nancy Mowll Mathews

Art historian Nancy Mowll Mathews, Eugénie Prendergast Senior Curator, Emerita at the Williams College Museum of Art, explores how Impressionist artist Mary Cassatt worked with preliminary states (stages in the development of a print), which the esteemed print scholar William Ivins called “experiments in understanding.” Looking at similar prints by Edgar Degas, Camille Pissarro, and Félix Bracquemond from about the same time (1880), Mathews explores the artists’ efforts to arrive at a new, Impressionist definition of “linear thinking.”

Sunday, December 3  3:00-4:00pm

Manton Auditorium