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Art Talk: Mary Cassatt: Impressionist and Printmaker

May 21 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm

Join us virtually on Tuesday, May 21, 2024, 7 to  8:15 pm via Zoom to hear presenter, Janet Mandel, Arts Educator, discuss Mary Cassatt: Impressionist and Printmaker, sponsored by the Friends of the Pennington Public Library and the Hopewell Valley Arts Council.

Registration: https://us02web.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_4QnOojUFQri4dd5UcXOl-w

Mary Cassatt was born in Pennsylvania but lived most of her adult life in France. She became acquainted with Edgar Degas, who introduced her to the Impressionist circle. Out of social necessity for an upper middle-class, unmarried woman of her era, she mostly created images of the private lives of women, with particular emphasis on the intimate bonds between mothers and children. But her treatment of her subjects was confident, original, and sometimes even radical. It was very difficult for a woman to be a successful painter in 19th Century Paris, but Mary Cassatt persevered and is today remembered as one of the greatest Impressionists.

About Our Presenter: Janet Mandel taught in New Jersey’s public schools for 32 years, the last eighteen of which were at Columbia High School in Maplewood, where she taught English, art history, and World Languages and Cultures. Now retired, Janet presents illustrated talks on a variety of art history topics at adult schools, libraries, museums, senior centers, community centers, and similar venues.

Featured Art: Maternal Caress, 1896


May 21
7:00 pm - 8:30 pm


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