Stories of women artists, how they balanced romance, personal lives and career aspirations. The series will delve into their mentors, inspiration and how they were depicted in the changing world from the 18th century to the Gilded Age.
Like Spencer, James McNeill Whistler developed an utterly unique voice, and while carefully cultivating his image, sparked three massive scandals. Those scandals along with his portfolio of extraordinarily original works essentially created the idea of an independent artist—not beholden to church, king, or patron—a quality essential for 20th-century art to come.
This is a 5-week program:
Lilly Martin Spencer: Feb. 24
James McNeil Whistler: Mar. 3
John Singer Sargent: Mar. 10
Mary Cassatt: Mar. 17
Cecilia Beaux and the Gilded Age/New Woman: Mar. 24