Her Paris

Women Artists in the Age of Impressionism
On View through January 14, 2018
Marie Bracquemond, Three Women with Parasols (Trois femmes aux ombrelles [Les trois graces]),

Marie Bracquemond, Three Women with Parasols (Trois femmes aux ombrelles [Les trois graces]), about 1880. Oil paint on canvas; 54-3/4 x 35-1/16. Musée d'Orsay, Paris, France. Bequest of Gustave Geffroy, 1926. Photo: Patrice Schmidt. © RMN-Grand Palais / Art Resource, NY. Courtesy American Federation of Arts.

Marie Bashkirtseff (Ukrainian, 1858-1884 ), In the Studio, 1881. Oil on canvas; 60 5/8 x 73 ¼ in. Dnipropetrovsk State Art Museum, Ukraine KH-4234. Photo: Dnipropetrovsk/Bridgeman Images. Courtesy American Federation of Arts.

Berthe Morisot (French, 1841-1895), The Sisters, 1869. Oil on canvas. 20 ½ x 32 in. National Gallery of Art, Washington D.C., Gift of Mrs. Charles S. Carstairs, 1952.9.2. Courtesy American Federation of Arts.

Mary Cassatt (American, 1844-1926), Children Playing on the Beach, 1884. Oil on canvas. 38 3/8 x 29 3/16 in. National Gallery of Art, Washington D.C., Alisa Mellon Bruce Collection, 1970.17.19. Courtesy American Federation of Arts.

Anna Ancher (Danish, 1855-1935), The Harvesters, 1905. Oil on canvas. 17 1/8 x 22 1/8 in. Art Museums of Skagen, Denmark, SKM1465. Courtesy American Federation of Arts.

Louise-Catherine Breslau (German/Swiss, 1856-1927), The Friends (Les amies), 1881. Oil on canvas. 33 1/2 x 63 in. © Musée d’art et d’histoire, ville de Genève, inv. no 1883-0002. Photo: Bettina Jacot-Descombes. Courtesy American Federation of Arts

Berthe Morisot (French, 1841-1895), The Lesson in the Garden, 1886. Oil on canvas; 23 9/16 x 28 ¾ in. Collection of Frederic C. Hamilton, bequeathed to the Denver Art Museum, on generous loan from Jane M. Hamilton. Photograph courtesy Denver Art Museum.

Cecilia Beaux, Ernesta (Child with Nurse), 1894. Oil paint on canvas; 50-1/2 x 38-1/8 in. The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York/www.metmuseum.org, Maria DeWitt Jesup Fund, 1965, 65.49. Courtesy American Federation of Arts.

Cecilia Beaux, Ernesta (Child with Nurse), 1894. Oil paint on canvas; 50-1/2 x 38-1/8 in. The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York/www.metmuseum.org, Maria DeWitt Jesup Fund, 1965, 65.49. Courtesy American Federation of Arts.

About

On View through January 14, 2018
Hamilton Building - Level 2
Ticketed with member discount
For tickets, purchase online or call 720-913-0130.

See remarkable works created by women in Paris from 1850 to 1900, a time of great social, cultural, and artistic change. Her Paris: Women Artists in the Age of Impressionism will feature more than 80 paintings by 37 women artists from across Europe and America, who had migrated to this epicenter of art to further their careers. They range from well-known artists such as Berthe Morisot, Mary Cassatt, and Rosa Bonheur, to painters who are lesser-known in the United States, including Anna Ancher and Paula Modersohn-Becker.

Even though Paris was known as a cosmopolitan city, Parisian society was still very restrictive for women. They were not allowed to attend to the École des Beaux-Arts (School of Fine Arts)—the country’s most important art academy—until 1897, and it was not socially acceptable to frequent public spaces, such as cafes, to work on their art and mingle with their peers without a male companion. The exhibition will trace how, despite societal challenges, women embraced their artistic aspirations and helped create an alternative system that included attending private academies, exhibiting independently, and forming their own organizations, such as the influential Union des Femmes Peintres et Sculpteurs.

A fully illustrated exhibition catalog is available in The Shops at the Denver Art Museum and online.

Her Paris is organized by the American Federation of Arts, curated by Laurence Madeline, independent curator and formerly chief curator of Fine Arts at the Musée d’art et d’histoire in Geneva, and curated locally by Angelica Daneo, curator of painting and sculpture at the DAM. Following its run at the DAM, it will travel to The Speed Art Museum in Louisville, Kentucky (February 17–May 13, 2018), and to its final destination at the Clark Art Institute in Williamstown, Massachusetts (June 6–September 3, 2018).

Exposición

22 de octubre de 2017 al 14 de enero de 2018

Edificio Hamilton - Nivel 2

Se cobra entrada. Descuento para miembros.

En esta exposición, los visitantes podrán ver importantes obras creadas por artistas femeninas en París entre 1850 y 1900, una época caracterizada por los grandes cambios sociales, culturales y artísticos. Her Paris: Women Artists in the Age of Impressionism (El París de Ella: mujeres artistas en la época del impresionismo) incluirá más de 80 pinturas realizadas por 37 artistas femeninas de Europa y América, que migraron a este epicentro del arte para progresar en sus carreras. Los visitantes podrán ver obras de artistas famosas, como Berthe Morisot, Mary Cassatt y Rosa Bonheur, pero también de pintoras menos conocidas en los Estados Unidos, como Anna Ancher y Paula Modersohn-Becker.

Si bien París era considerada una ciudad cosmopolita, la sociedad parisina aún imponía muchos límites a las mujeres. Por ejemplo, hasta 1897 no se les permitió asistir a la École des Beaux-Arts (la Academia de Bellas Artes), el instituto de arte más importante del país, y no era socialmente aceptado ver a las mujeres en espacios públicos, como cafés, donde podían trabajar y socializar con colegas sin un acompañante masculino. La exposición analizará cómo las mujeres lograron alcanzar sus aspiraciones artísticas a pesar de estos desafíos sociales, y cómo ayudaron a crear un sistema alternativo en el que asistían a academias privadas, organizaban exposiciones independientes y formaban sus propias organizaciones, como la influyente Union des Femmes Peintres et Sculpteurs (Unión de Mujeres Pintoras y Escultoras).

Los visitantes podrán adquirir un completo catálogo ilustrado en las tiendas del DAM y en línea.

Her Paris está organizada por la American Federation of Arts (Federación Estadounidense de las Artes), a cargo de la curadora independiente Laurence Madeline, que anteriormente se desempeñó como curadora general de Bellas Artes en el Musée d’art et d’histoire en Ginebra, y la curadora local es Angelica Daneo, curadora de pintura y escultura del DAM. Después de exhibirse en el DAM, estas obras podrán verse en el The Speed Art Museum en Louisville, Kentucky (del 17 de febrero al 13 de mayo de 2018), y su último destino será el Instituto de Arte Clark en Williamstown, Massachusetts (del 6 de junio al 3 de septiembre de 2018).

Her Paris: Women Artists in the Age of Impressionism es una exposición organizada por la American Federation of Arts y está a cargo de la curadora independiente Laurence Madeline. Recibe el generoso apoyo de National Endowment for the Arts, así como la colaboración de la fundación JFM Foundation, Elizabeth K. Belfer, la fundación Florence Gould Foundation, Monique Schoen Warshaw, la fundación Barbro Osher Pro Suecia Foundation, el Consejo de Arte Suizo Pro Helvetia, Clare McKeon, Steph y Jody La Nasa, Victoria Ershova Triplett y las fundaciones American-Scandinavian Foundation y Finlandia Foundation.

La presentación en el Denver Art Museum cuenta con el generoso apoyo de Barbara Bridges, Harmes C. Fishback Foundation Trust, los donantes de la campaña benéfica Annual Fund Leadership Campaign y los ciudadanos que brindan su apoyo al Distrito de Organizaciones Científicas y Culturales (SCFD, por sus siglas en inglés). Apoyo promocional proporcionado por 5280 Magazine, CBS4, Comcast Spotlight y The Denver Post.

For Members

Member Tickets

Her Paris: Women Artists in the Age of Impressionism is ticketed with a member discount.

Member Tours

Enjoy a guided tour of the exhibition at 1 pm weekdays. Space is limited. Advance reservations are recommended.

4-Session Course—Her Paris: Women Artists in the City, 1850-1900

Starting November 11, this fall/winter 2017 course is ticketed with a member discount. (Sold Out)

Member Monday Evenings

Her Paris will be open late exclusively for members on November 20, December 4 (during the Member Holiday Shopping Event), and December 18. Learn more and reserve your tickets today.

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Exhibition Catalog

Women Artists in Paris 1850-1900, the publication that accompanies the exhibition Her Paris: Women Artists in the Age of Impressionism
Women Artists in Paris, 1850-1900
Her Paris: Women Artists in the Age of Impressionism
Field Trip

Her Paris: Women Artists in the Age of Impressionism

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Her Paris: Women Artists in the Age of Impressionism is organized by the American Federation of Arts and curated by independent curator Laurence Madeline. The exhibition is generously supported by the National Endowment for the Arts. Additional funding is provided by the JFM Foundation, Elizabeth K. Belfer, the Florence Gould Foundation, Monique Schoen Warshaw, the Barbro Osher Pro Suecia Foundation, the Swiss Arts Council Pro Helvetia, Clare McKeon, Steph and Jody La Nasa, Victoria Ershova Triplett, the American-Scandinavian Foundation, and the Finlandia Foundation.

The presentation at the Denver Art Museum is generously funded by Barbara Bridges, Harmes C. Fishback Foundation Trust, Fine Arts Foundation, the donors to the Annual Fund Leadership Campaign, and the citizens who support the Scientific and Cultural Facilities District (SCFD). Promotional support is provided by 5280 Magazine, CBS4, Comcast Spotlight, and The Denver Post.