*Due to the high chance of rain on Sunday, September 24, this event will now be hosted indoors in the Carriage Barns.*
Join us for a screening of “Mary Cassatt: Painting the Modern Woman.” This new documentary released in 2023 presents an interesting and moving overview of the life of Impressionist painter, Mary Cassatt (1844 – 1926). The film shows Cassatt as an independent woman who pursued her own artistic path, within the Impressionist group. It also grants her the admiration and the respect she has been largely denied throughout the history of art.
At Hill-Stead we want to pay homage to Cassatt’s life, not only because our collection includes her work, but also because she had strong ties to the Pope family. Cassatt traveled to Hill-Stead to spend time with Theodate and her father Alfred. We believe she even advised Alfred on some artwork acquisitions, and persuaded him to purchase some of the pieces that are now in Hill-Stead’s collection. Theodate also traveled to Paris and spent time in Cassatt’s apartment and studio in the French city. Cassatt’s friendship with Theodate went beyond the artistic realm, as they both supported the suffragist movement and had an interest in spiritualism.
The Liquorist will be onsite selling exquisite handcrafted cocktails and other drinks for you to enjoy as you watch this eye-opening documentary.
6:30 pm Gates open
7 pm Screening begins
Rain plan: The movie will be moved indoors to the Exhibition Gallery.
In person tickets | $10 per person
Seating is limited and we strongly advise attendees to purchase tickets in advance. Any available tickets sold at the gate will be by credit card only.