Painting and Sculpture Department Records : XI. Exhibition records : M. "Mary Cassatt and Philadelphia." Feb. 17-Apr. 14, 1985

Subseries M. "Mary Cassatt and Philadelphia." Feb. 17-Apr. 14, 1985


Scope and Content Note

Mary Cassatt, Philadelphia-born artist, was the only American ever invited to exhibit with the French Impressionists. Eventually, she settled in Paris, but Philadelphia remains the largest repository of her work, and she played a pivotal role in encouraging Philadelphia-area collectors to acquire Impressionist paintings despite the critical attitudes taken by her contemporaries. Suzanne G. Lindsay, a guest curator and specialist in 19th-century art, organized the exhibition selected 52 paintings, drawings, and prints for display, each chosen to emphasize the artist's connections with the city that she considered her American home. This subseries includes loan files and records relating to the planning and implementation of an exhibition that explored Cassatt's relationship with the city of Philadelphia.


This subseries is broken into two sub-subseries according to the order in which records were originally received from the curatorial department. Loans are arranged first, followed by a more general sub-subseries of administrative files.