Berthe Morisot: Fashion and Feminism

  • Friday, November 30, 2018
  • 6:00 PM
  • Alliance Française de Philadelphie - 1420 Walnut Street, Suite 700

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Berthe Morisot: Fashion and Feminism - A lecture by Thérèse Dolan -


The art of the Impressionist painter Berthe Morisot has often been overlooked due to her gender. One of the founding members of the Impressionist movement, Morisot experienced considerable success during her lifetime. Historians of the movement in the early twentieth-century marginalized her work until it fell into near obscurity. The current exhibit at the Barnes Foundation, along with significant scholarly study, have advanced her reputation as a leader of the Parisian avant-garde.

This talk will highlight Morisot's imagery of women and the role of fashion in nineteenth-century France.

A wine and cheese reception will follow

Dr. Dolan is an art historian who specializes in 19th century French art and has published books on contemporary art. She has also published numerous articles in scholarly journals. She received a Ph.D from Bryn Mawr College. In 2002 she received a National Endowment for the Humanities summer fellowship to study at Princeton on opera and voice. She was a recipient of the Christian R. and Mary F. Lindback Award for Distinguished Teaching in 2002 and a Great Teacher Award in 2006 at Temple University. In June 2000 she organized and hosted an international conference “Ways of Seeing” at the Université de Paris X at Nanterre, France and the summer of 2003 she was co-coordinator of “Nineteenth-Century Worlds: Local/Global” in London.


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