Mary Cassatt made a career painting the lives of the women around her. Her radical images showed them as intellectual, curious and engaging, which was a major shift in the way women appeared in art. Eminent Cassatt curators and scholars, presenting her astonishing prints, pastels and paintings, introduce viewers to the often-overlooked Impressionist whose own career was as full of contradiction as the women she painted. The result is a tale of great social and cultural change; a time when women were fighting for their rights and the language of art was completely re-written.
“Fascinating and moving.” — Andrew Pulver, The Guardian