Rivalry and Resolve: Marie Bashkirtseff and Louise Breslau in Late Nineteenth-Century Paris

In the second half of the nineteenth century, Paris attracted women artists from around the world, drawn to the city’s academies, museums, studios, and salons. Guest lecturer Jane R. Becker, collections management associate at The Metropolitan Museum of Art, discusses the often overlooked work of these artists, as well as the obstacles they faced during their careers, focusing on artists Marie Bashkirtseff and Louise-Catherine Breslau.

Women Artists in Paris, 1850–1900 is organized by the American Federation of Arts. Guest curator Laurence Madeline, Chief Curator for French National Heritage, was aided by Suzanne Ramljak, AFA Curator, and Jeremiah William McCarthy, AFA Associate Curator. Presentation of the exhibition at the Clark is coordinated by Esther Bell, Robert and Martha Berman Lipp Senior Curator at the Clark.

Saturday, July 14, 2018   11:00-12:30

Manton Auditorium