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Mary Cassatt at Work Plein Air Docent Tour & Lunch

June 13, 2024 · 10am-2pm

A private docent tour will be led by our very own, Susan Wolf. Susan is an extensively trained guide at PMA, The Barnes Foundation and Rodin Museum.
A celebrated member of the French Impressionist, Pennsylvania-born Mary Cassatt challenged the conventional expectations of Philadelphia’s elite. In Paris, Cassatt committed herself to a career as a professional artist and made the social, intellectual, and working lives of modern women a core subject of her prints, paintings and pastel. Though recognized in her lifetime for her intimate depictions of women and children, Cassatt has yet to be appreciated for her serious engagement with the realities of gender and labor in her portrayal of other traditionally feminine activities, such as embroidery, reading, or making social appearances.
  • Participants are encouraged to carpool and can meet at Wayne Art Center at 9:15am.
  • Please arrive to PMA Main Lobby by 10:00am.
  • Our private docent tour reservation begins at 10:15am.
  • The group will lunch in a private room at Stir Restaurant inside PMA at 11:45am.
  • Stir’s chef-driven menu will feature seasonal and local cuisine.
  • You are welcome to tour the other public galleries after lunch.
The New York Times: Mary Cassatt’s Women Didn’t Sit Pretty 

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