Mary Cassatt at Work: A New Show at the Philadelphia Museum of Art

Mary Cassatt at Work A New Show at the Philadelphia Museum of Art

Pennsylvania has long been home to outstanding creators working across a variety of mediums. Works by many of them can be found at the Philadelphia Museum of Art (PMA), which is dedicated to both supporting contemporary talents and preserving the legacy of Pennsylvania-born artists who forever changed the cultural and artistic landscape. As a corporate partner of the PMA, Fine Art Shippers is always happy to spotlight the amazing events the Museum hosts regularly. Today, we would like to tell you about an upcoming show titled “Mary Cassatt at Work,” a new exhibition featuring over 130 works by the renowned Impressionist artist. Read on to learn more about Mary Cassatt and the upcoming exhibit.


Mary Cassatt at Work: A New Show at the Philadelphia Museum of Art

Mary Cassatt was born in 1844 in Allegheny, Pennsylvania. She spent most of her adult life in Paris, France, where she made a name for herself as an artist and became friends with many reputable painters, including Edgar Degas. She exhibited with the Impressionists and earned a reputation as one of the most influential female painters, alongside Marie Bracquemond and Berthe Morisot, whom Gustave Geffroy referred to as “les trois grandes dames” (the three great ladies). Cassatt became well-known for her paintings portraying the social and private lives of women, particularly mothers and children.

The influence of Mary Cassatt’s work on the world of art is immeasurable. For example, her career inspired many members of the Beaver Hall Group, a group known for its equal inclusion of male and female artists in the 1910s. Thanks to Cassatt’s intimate depictions of women, the world saw the lives of underrepresented members of society from a new angle.

“Mary Cassatt at Work” will bring to light the artist’s unique approach to portraying the world through the lens of female experience. It will also focus in-depth on the materials she used and present new findings on her creative process. The upcoming show will include over 130 pieces by Cassatt, making it the first major exhibition of the artist’s work since 1999.

“Mary Cassatt at Work” will open on May 15 at the Dorrance Galleries in the main building of the Philadelphia Museum of Art and continue through September 7. The tickets will be available for sale starting from April 1. We highly encourage you to visit the show if you happen to be in Philadelphia at that time.