LOCATION: Figge Art Museum
Explore the artwork of Lilla Cabot Perry, the highly recognized painter and poet who helped spread Impressionism to America and beyond. Amanda C. Burdan, Senior Curator, Brandywine River Museum of Art, will do a talk titled: “Impressionistes Américaines: Lilla Cabot Perry and the American Women Impressionists." This is the fascinating story of the rise of American Impressionism and introduces us to such artists as John Leslie Breck, Childe Hassam, Willard Metcalf, and Theodore Robinson, who traveled to Giverny, the French village where Claude Monet made his home. Decades of scholarship have focused on these and other men, but the lure of Impressionism was just as enticing—if not more so—for female artists. Mary Cassatt, the only American to exhibit with the group of French Impressionists, blazed a trail for women artists from her homeland. Like Cassatt, the artist Lilla Cabot Perry played an important role in propagating the style in the United States. Examining the motives and experiences of artists like Perry, Evelyn McCormick, Helen Turner, and Elizabeth Nourse, uncovers a captivating alternative account of American Impressionism.
This program is being held in conjunction with the exhibition John Leslie Breck: American Impressionism.
Free admission and programs for Thursdays at the Figge sponsored by Chris and Mary Rayburn