Mary Cassatt in France, Lecture


Friday, February 20, 2015
7:00 pm - 9:00 pm


Susan will speak about Mary Cassatt’s struggles to balance family obligations and artistic ambition; her difficult relationship with Edgar Degas, and her fight to gain fame and fortune in a male-dominated business.

Susan will share her own history in working on her play, “Girl in a Blue Armchair” which portrays Mary’s struggle to be an artist in Paris in the late 1800’s.  It portrays the influence of Mary’s family, especially her sister, Lydia and her mentor, Edgar Degas, on her life and art.

Images will be shown of Mary’s work, her various residences in Paris and Mesnil-Theribus, as well as photographs of present-day Cassatt family members.

Event Location and Ticket Information

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Chappaqua Library
195 South Greeley Ave
Chappaqua, NY 10514
Handicap Accessible? Yes

Date: Friday, February 20, 2015
Times: 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm

Ticket pricing:
Free event

Presenter: Chappaqua Library
Presenter Phone: 914 238-4779
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