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Mary Cassatt, 1844-1926

September 27 – November 8, 1970
Ground Floor, Central Gallery (4,000 sq. ft.), Galleries G-8, G-9, G-10

Mary Cassatt, Little Girl in a Blue Armchair, 1878, oil on canvas, Collection of Mr. and Mrs. Paul Mellon, 1983.1.18

This exhibition is no longer on view at the National Gallery.

Overview: Adelyn Breeskin, authority on Mary Cassatt, selected 90 paintings and drawings for this exhibition and also prepared the catalogue in conjunction with her catalogue raisonné on the artist, published by the Smithsonian Institution Press. 10 prints from the Gallery's collection were added to the exhibition.

Organization: Coordinator for the Gallery was E. John Bullard, curator of special projects. This was the 6th retrospective exhibition held at the Gallery of an outstanding American artist.

Attendance: 104,329

Catalog: Mary Cassatt, 1844-1926, by Adelyn D. Breeskin. Washington, DC: National Gallery of Art, 1970.

Cassatt, Mary
American, 1844 - 1926

Download a free PDF of the exhibition catalog (PDF 33.95MB)

"The Boating Party", 1893/1894, Mary Cassatt
Video, Released: November 1, 2011, (2:09 minutes)