Mary Cassatt: Painting the Modern Woman

Exhibition on Screen presents a film about Mary Cassatt
Director: Ali Ray

Mon 10 Apr 7.30pm      Book Now
Tue 11 Apr 7.30pm      Book Now

Duration: 93 mins
AGE Rating: Cert U
Adults £10
Under 15s £5

Mary Cassatt made a career painting the lives of the women around her. Her radical images showed them as intellectual, curious and engaging, which was a major shift in the way women appeared in art.
Presenting her astonishing prints, pastels and paintings, this film introduces us to the often-overlooked Impressionist whose own career was as full of contradiction as the women she painted.
Cassatt printed, sketched, and painted dozens of images of mothers and children yet she never married or had children herself. She was a classically trained artist but chose to join a group of Parisian radicals – the Impressionists – a movement that transformed the language of art.

The world’s most eminent Cassatt curators and scholars help tell this riveting tale of great social and cultural change; a time when women were fighting for their rights and the language of art was completely re-written.